Westridge Elementary

Wildcat Newsletter - April 1st, 2020

Digital Learning Starts Tomorrow!

Digital Learning Opportunities (April 2-10)

Hi Wildcat Families,

As we get started with digital learning opportunities, please consider the following through til April 10th, 2020.

The Digital Learning routine will be:

    • April 2 and April 3: teachers and staff engaging with students, making connections, transitioning to digital learning

    • April 6: teacher and staff preparation day

    • April 7-April 10: teachers engage students in digital learning opportunities for work independently and collaboratively

    • During the transition to digital learning, our intent is to maintain connections with students and families through Seesaw, Google Hangout Meet, and/or email

    • Until further notice, we anticipate carrying out the routine of Mondays for preparation and Tuesdays through Fridays for teacher-student engagement and interaction

    • The daily schedule will be flexible enough to accommodate various and different teachers, students and families’ demands of working from home

  • Please submit a help request ticket here or go onto losdschools.org if you run into any technology issues (from passwords to hardware concerns). Your help request ticket will get routed to the best person to assist you with your needs.

**Seesaw for Families - quick reference guide**

Please review the document by clicking on the button below for information

on how to access Seesaw.

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No Access to Westridge (reminder)

Dear LOSD Community,

At this time, we cannot allow parents or students to enter school buildings. In a few weeks, we will reevaluate and may consider scheduling time for parents and guardians to request access to lockers and desks.

Starting this week principals, teachers and staff will be introducing digital learning

opportunities, preparing “grab and go” meals, and providing emergency childcare

for children of first responders, health care professionals, and other front-line staff who are a vital support to enable communities to respond to challenges presented by COVID-19. Most district work and functions can be done remotely, but a few essential tasks require an onsite presence.

For the safety of our staff and the community, we are carefully adhering to the Governor’s executive order to stay home and to practice social distancing. Further, we must clean and disinfect the facilities after any spaces are used. For this reason, we are restricting the number of people entering schools to essential staff only.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate our new normal for the safety and well-being of our LOSD community.

Lake Oswego School District

Food and Meal Services

Grab and Go Meals

LOSD is providing free meal service for all students in need starting this Wednesday, April 1. The “grab and go” meals will be packaged individually and available for pick up at any one of the following four schools every Monday and Wednesday, between 10:30-11:30 a.m., until further notice:

  • Lake Oswego High School

  • Lake Grove Elementary School

  • Lakeridge Middle School

  • Lakeridge High School

Recipients may pick up the “grab and go” meals at the front entrance of each school. Students or a parent or guardian may pick up on behalf of a student by showing enrollment ID number or by providing the student’s name. Pick up will be for 2-3 days worth of breakfast and lunch meals.

For questions about the meal service for students, please email LOSD Director of Food Services Christ Hogan at hoganc@loswego.k12.or.us.

Additional Community Resources

Hunger Fighters is continuing to serve all families in Lake Oswego. The food pantry’s upcoming drive-thru service is this Wednesday, April 1, 4-6 p.m. and Saturday, April 4, 1-4 p.m. Please check the Hunger Fighters website for updates and more information. Local businesses and individuals have donated generously, and Hunger Fighters is prepared to serve all in need.

Mountain Park Church is offering free sack lunches to any family in need on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, between 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Families can either register online or via phone. Families need to register for the upcoming week by Sunday at 8 p.m.

We understand the additional hardships brought on by school closures. Please consider participating in these meal services provided by LOSD and our community partners.

Westridge Elementary

All members of our community are committed to providing a safe and inclusive learning environment that cultivates empathy, creates challenging opportunities, and fosters lifelong learning.