The Current

LOSD News • May 19, 2022

In this Message:

Message from the Superintendent

Awarding Students Oregon Seal of Biliteracy

Transportation Facility Community Open House

Congratulations 2022 SASEE Award Recipients

Swim Lessons at Lake Grove Swim Park

You're Invited: Farewell to River Grove

School Board & Advisory Committee Meeting

Legal Budget Committee Meeting

No Elementary School Next Friday

Extended Care Info Coming Soon

LOSD COVID-19 Information:

  • Vaccine Mandate For Adults During School Day
  • Community Level: Medium
  • Mitigating the Spread of COVID-19
  • OHA COVID-19 Exclusion Guidance
  • LOSD COVID-19 Dashboard

State Assessment Score Reports

Consider a Career In LOSD

Time to Verify Your Student's Information

Preparing for the Transition to Adulthood Information Session

Community:

  • OLWC Nature Day Camp

  • 5th Graders, LO Teen Lounge Welcomes You

  • Cheer Team Registration

  • Lakeridge Youth Football Fall Registration

Regular Reminders:
  • What's New at Community School
  • Hunger Fighters
  • Clothing Closet
  • Safe Oregon
  • Get Social with LOSD

Message from the Superintendent

Once again, we have witnessed a racially motivated shooting and it is affecting many, particularly people of color, around the world and in our community. Some of the social media responses that your children may see are as horrific as the hate crime itself. Hate crimes send messages to members of the victim's group that they are unwelcome and unsafe in the community, and increase feelings of anger, anxiety and shame.


All in our learning community need to be aware. Talk with your children about what it means to be inclusive and to help foster a safe and welcoming environment for everyone, particularly those who may be feeling most vulnerable and empathetic.


Here are some resources to report both urgent and nonurgent safety concerns or incidents.


Our hearts feel deeply for all who have been affected by hate. Our educators are available for students to turn to if they need a caring adult, and we will continue championing a culture of belonging.

Awarding Students Oregon Seal of Biliteracy

LOSD is hosting its first ceremony at Palisades World Language School to honor more than 150 students and graduates, since 2018, who have earned an Oregon Seal of Biliteracy award.


The State School Board created the Oregon State Seal of Biliteracy (OSSB) to recognize and value the native language/s students speak and bring to their English academic studies, to value language programs in schools, and to encourage students in the study of languages. This award recognizes student literacy in reading, writing, listening, and speaking in two or more World Languages.

Transportation Facility Community Open House

LOSD is hosting a community open house to discuss plans for a new transportation facility. All are invited to the meeting on Tuesday, May 24, at Lakeridge Middle School, 6-7:30 p.m.


A lot was shared and learned at the last community meeting, and materials at the open house will reflect the input.

Congratulations 2022 SASEE Awards Recipients

The 6th Annual 2022 SASEE Awards were presented this week! Watch the video to see who presented and who was honored.


Each year, the Rotary Club of Lake Oswego presents the SASEE Awards to local individuals who have gone above and beyond to support education in our community. SASEE Awards are presented in three categories - Students, Educators, and Community Citizens.


The video was filmed at the newly remodeled Hallinan Elementary School.

Swim Lessons at Lake Grove Swim Park

Lake Grove Swim Park trained lifeguards will be offering swim lessons this summer. All children who reside in Lake Oswego are eligible to register for lessons. Swim lessons will be offered from 11-11:30 a.m. and 11:30-12 p.m. starting at the end of June through mid-August.


NEW: Register for Lake Grove Swim Park lessons through Community School. Registration for all swim lesson sessions will open Wednesday, Jun. 1.


Image is a painting by Lake Oswego resident and artist James McGrew, " The Leap (My Daughter Learning to Swim in Lake Oswego)"

You're Invited: Farewell to River Grove

The reimagined River Grove Elementary is a go! The Lake Oswego Development Review Commission unanimously approved the plans. Teachers and staff will be moving out, and the construction process will begin the day after school lets out.


Before construction begins, LOSD is hosting an open house at River Grove. All current and past River Grove learning community members and residents are welcome to give a fond farewell to the building.


Wednesday, June 1

4:30-6 p.m.

River Grove Elementary

School Board & Advisory Committee Meeting

Monday, May 23

Executive Session: 5:30 p.m.

Regular Session: 6:00 p.m.

Advisory Committee Meeting: 7 p.m.

Click here for the agenda posted on district website

Lakeridge Middle School


The Lake Oswego School Board meetings are being held in person and are open to the public. In-person attendance is limited to those who occupy available seating first and observe meeting guidelines for conduct. Doors will open approximately 15 minutes prior to the start of the public session. All may observe the public session remotely by clicking here.


Board members take both written and in-person testimony. Click here for instructions for members of the public who wish to provide in-person testimony. Submit an email to the Board Secretary kelli.cranston@loswego.k12.or.us by 12 p.m. day of the meeting. IMPORTANT: Type “In-Person Testimony” in subject line.

Legal Budget Committee Meeting

Wednesday, May 25

6 p.m.

Click here for the agenda posted on district website

LOSD Administration Building


The meeting is held in person and open to the public. In-person attendance is limited to those who occupy available seating first and observe meeting guidelines for conduct. Doors will open approximately 15 minutes prior to the start of the public session. All may observe the public session remotely by clicking here.

No Elementary School Next Friday

Elementary students are off of school Friday, May 27 while teacher prepare final report cards for the end of the school year.
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Vaccine Mandate For Adults During School Day

The state mandates that all adults in schools during the school day be fully vaccinated. School districts may grant exemptions. Three percent of LOSD employees have exemptions; LOSD requires people with exemptions test weekly testing, which we can administer with fidelity for this small group. At this time, we do not have the capacity to track weekly tests for volunteers and guests.


We are making an exception for the one-time, end-of-year ceremonies and accepting exemption requests for unvaccinated adults to attend their child’s ceremony, such as the 5th grade celebration.

Community Level: Medium

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) looks at the combination of three metrics — new COVID-19 admissions per 100,000 population in the past 7 days, the percent of staffed inpatient beds occupied by COVID-19 patients, and total new COVID-19 cases per 100,000 population in the past 7 days — to determine the COVID-19 community levels. Using this data, the COVID-19 community level is classified as low, medium, or high. Clackamas County is currently in medium (yellow). Click here to follow the CDC COVID-19 Data Tracker Weekly Review.

Mitigating the Spread of COVID-19

The combined burden of COVID-19, flu, and other respiratory viruses co-occuring in communities means schools need to continue being vigilant about health and safety. Masks are recommended. LOSD is monitoring COVID-19 transmission and unusual absenteeism or illness within cohorts; offering free testing for students and staff; and excluding from school, as required by the state, individuals who have COVID-19 like symptoms.


Families are asked to help mitigate the spread:

  1. If your child is sick with COVID-like symptoms, do not send them to school.

  2. Seek a COVID-19 test. Obtain free Covid-19 at-home test kits at Covidtests.gov.

  3. Notify your school nurse

  4. Vaccination remains the best protection against serious illness from COVID-19 and reduces spread of the disease. Get Vaccinated Oregon.

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LOSD COVID-19 Dashboard

The LOSD COVID-19 Dashboard is up to date. The dashboard shows the number of staff and students who have reported to LOSD testing positive for COVID-19, regardless of school exposure.

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State Assessment Score Reports

This summer, LOSD will deliver students’ state assessment results online through ParentVUE rather than mailing paper. This is in keeping with the district’s strategic goal of sustainability and mirrors how we deliver report cards. Your child’s assessment reports will appear on your ParentVUE Documents page in late July.


If you have forgotten your ParentVUE password, go to the login page, click "I am a Parent," then click "Forgot Password." If you are unsure whether you have a ParentVUE account or need assistance, please contact your student’s school.

Consider a Career In LOSD

Did you know more than a third of LOSD employees are Lake Oswego residents, and many are parents of students in our district? Not only is Lake Oswego a great place to live and go to school, it is a great place to work!


If you or someone you know are interested in joining our district, please apply. LOSD is continuing the focus on diversifying our licensed and classified staff, and leadership. Diverse includes gender, ability, race, ethnicity, and more. Find all employment opportunities on losdschools.org / Careers.

Time to Verify Your Student's Information

Parents/guardians of all students enrolled for the 2022-23 school year need to review/update your students' information. Log into ParentVUE and access the Register/Verify tab.


If you have forgotten your ParentVUE password, go to the login page, click "I am a Parent," then click "Forgot Password." If you are unsure whether you have a ParentVUE account, contact your student's school. For assistance with the verification process, refer to the user guide on the LOSD website or contact your student's school.
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OLWC Nature Day Camp

Students will spend each day in this week-long camp engaging with a nature-based theme that will include songs, stories, crafts, activities and guided forest hikes.


When: Choose June 20-24 or July 18-22

Monday-Friday, 8 a.m - 12 p.m.
Where: Uplands Elementary School

For more information please visit our website: https://www.oswegowatershed.org/nature-camp/

5th Graders, LO Teen Lounge Welcomes You!

Join the LO Teen Lounge for a meet and greet for incoming sixth graders. Lake Oswego Parks & Rec will be hosting both a virtual and an in-person tour of the Lounge, as well as offering summer drop-in hours for students in incoming grades 6-12 on Mondays and Fridays this June-August.

Virtual: Friday, May 20; 5-6 p.m.: Hear all about the Teen Lounge and take a virtual tour. To register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUvde6trzsvE9LybCdukn-9Vn5v-dS_bFwG


In Person: Friday, May 27; 4-7 p.m.: This is open to all students currently in grades 5-11, and it is the first opportunity for current fifth graders to see and visit the Teen Lounge. Parents are also invited, and will have opportunities to talk to staff about all of LOPR’s teen programming opportunities.


Contact Jordan Morales at (503) 534-5434 or jmorales@ci.oswego.or.us if you have questions or would like additional information.

Cheer Team Registration

Interested in learning the FUNdamentals of cheerleading and cheer at Lakeridge Youth Football games in the fall? Register for our Youth or Junior Sideline Cheer Teams by May 30th! Registration links on www.lakeridgecheer.com

Lakeridge Youth Football Parent Info Night

Lakeridge Youth Football is hosting a parent information night this Sunday, May 22. This is for parents of INCOMING 3rd - 8th grade children (Fall 2022) considering joining the program for the first time. Hear from coaches and fellow parents about player safety, program expectations, recent Pacer youth team experiences and how the Pacer program is excelling. Come get all of your important questions answered.


Please RSVP and share the invite with your friends!

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What's New at Community School?

The LOSD Community School is offering virtual enrichment programs and activities for students of all ages including culinary, STEM, arts, language, and athletics.


Check out this week's edition.

Hunger Fighters

The Hunger Fighters Food Pantry, located on the Lake Oswego High School campus in the house that is green, has new hours: Wednesdays from 5-7 p.m. and Saturdays from 1-2:30 p.m. Visit the website for more info. www.hungerfightersoregon.org

SafeOregon

Parents-guardians who have concerns about a student’s well-being are encouraged to reach out to their principal, and to maintain strong lines of communication and partnership between students, families, staff, and other resources.


SafeOregon is also an effective way to report a tip regarding safety threats or potential acts of violence to our students or schools.


https://www.safeoregon.com/

(Students should also be aware that intentionally providing a false report is a serious offense.)

Get Social: Follow, Share, Engage

LOSD has ramped up its social media presence. Please join us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram @weareLOSD

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