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LOSD News • April 9, 2021

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Honoring Our Amazing Assistant Principals

Lakeridge Representing on Rose Festival Court

High School Starting Hybrid In-Person April 15

Grab & Go Meals: Modified Locations, Time

QPR Suicide Prevention Training for Parents

LOSD CARES Virtual Workshop

Wednesday Workshops Sign Ups

Foundation Board Applications Due Today

Committee Applications Due Monday

School Board Meeting

Bond Development Committee Meeting

School Board Candidate Forum

Equity Summit: Save the Date

City of LO Community Policing Survey

Regular Reminders:

  • Get Social: Follow, Share, Engage @wearelosd
  • What's New at Community School
  • Subscribe to Lake Oswego Schools App
  • Back-to-School Clothes at Clothing Closet
  • COVID-19 Vaccine Information
  • 3 Ws: Watch Distance, Wear Mask, Wash Hands
  • Safe Oregon

Honoring Our Amazing Assistant Principals

It's National Assistant Principals Week, and time to recognize the significant role our assistant principals play in the lives of students. Join us in honoring the impact they have on the success of our schools and the difference they make with our students each and every day.


Thank you APs!

Lakeridge Representing on Rose Festival Court

Congratulations Jillian North! She is a senior at Lakeridge High School who is representing Metro East on this year's Rose Festival Court. The Rose Festival Court is comprised of up to 15 outstanding students chosen from Portland Metro-area high schools. We are delighted to have Jillian part of the spring service and festivities.

High School Starting Hybrid In-Person April 15

Lake Oswego and Lakeridge High Schools are ready to welcome our students participating in Hybrid in-person, staring Thursday, Apr. 15.


We anticipate posting and sharing high school bus schedules by Tuesday, Apr. 13.


Please see school newsletters for details on schedules and protocols.

Grab & Go Meals: Modified Locations, Time

LOSD is providing FREE breakfasts and lunches for children ages 1-18 who wish to participate in the grab & go meal service.


Students of all grade levels participating in hybrid in-person have access to the grab & go meals from their schools, including high school students participating in hybrid in-person starting Thursday, Apr. 15.


All students participating in LO Online or homeschooling, as well as parents-guardians of students who prefer curbside pick up, may access the grab & go meals at Lake Oswego and Lakeridge High Schools, Mondays and Thursdays, 11:45-12:30 p.m.


Please see grid below for more details.

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QPR Suicide Prevention Training for Parents

LOSD has opened up a second set of QPR sessions for our families.


Parents and guardians of LOSD middle and high school students are invited to join Counselor and QPR Trainer, Marcy Watts, for a suicide prevention training called QPR. Suicide prevention training is one prong of the district's comprehensive suicide prevention policy. Our Wellness Team is always looking for new ways to reach out to our students and their families to support their mental health and provide resources. If you have other concerns that are unique from this topic, please don’t hesitate to reach out to your school counselor and/or social worker.


April 27, 2021

Two session times (only attend one session)

Morning 11:30 am to 1:00 pm

Evening 6:00pm to 7:30 pm


What does QPR mean?

As someone who may be in the best possible position to prevent a suicide, you will find that QPR is designed to help you save a life. QPR consists of these three skills:

Question...a person about suicide

Persuade....someone to get help and,

Refer....someone to the appropriate resource.


QPR is not a form of counseling or treatment. Rather it is intended to offer hope through positive action. By learning QPR, you will come to recognize the warning signs, clues, and suicidal communications of people in trouble, and gain skills to act vigorously to prevent a possible tragedy.


Registration for each class is limited to 60 people and is designed for parents and guardians of middle and high school students. If there is more interest we will set a date for a second training. Click here to register.


Important Note: QPR requires that all participants have their cameras on at all times during this training. Due to the sensitive nature of the topic, we need to ensure the safety and well being of all attendees. Feel free to reach out to Marcy Watts if you have any questions or concerns about this at wattsm@loswego.k12.or.us

LOSD CARES Virtual Workshop

Join our LOSD community and caregivers for a virtual workshop, "Getting Real About Our Kids' Mental Health: Parenting in a Pandemic" with parent, speaker and advocate Tara Rolstad. This workshop is intended for parents and guardians.


Wednesday, May 12

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

https://loswego-k12-or-us.zoom.us/j/83352357070


LOSD Connection and Resilience in Education Series (CARES) is hosted by the LOSD Wellness team of school counselors, social workers and psychologists. To watch previous workshops and for additional resources on mental health and social-emotional wellbeing, please visit the LOSD CARES webpage or click here.

Wednesday Workshops Sign Ups

Through a partnership with the Lake Oswego Schools Foundation, LOSD is pleased to offer another term of Wednesday Workshops enrichment classes to create more connection experiences for our LOSD elementary students only and offered free of charge.


Wednesday Workshops will run for 6 weeks from April 21, 2021 to May 26, 2021. Classes are scheduled from 10:00-11:00 a.m. or 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. and can accommodate AM and PM cohort schedules.


Wednesday Workshops sign up is through LOSD Community Schools and features fun, high-quality third-party instructors in science, robotics, engineering, art, world languages as well as activity classes in leadership, movement, writing, acting and more.


Please click here to go to the Wednesday Workshops landing page on the LOSD website for more information and to register for a class.

Foundation Board Applications Due Today

Are you interested in contributing to a dynamic volunteer organization dedicated to advancing our community's commitment to educational excellence?


Please consider applying for the Lake Oswego Schools Foundation Board of Directors. The Foundation is seeking parents/guardians, students and community residents to serve on its Board of Directors. Board members must demonstrate a commitment to the Foundation, the School District and the Lake Oswego community.


The term for new board members will begin June 2021. Board members commit to a two-year term and may serve up to three terms. Please click HERE to access the online application form. The application provides more information about being a board member.


Interested people should submit applications by Friday, April 9, 2021. The Nominating committee will review applications and conduct interviews in the April time frame. If you are unable to access the application, please contact woolfw@loswego.k12.or.us to receive a pdf version of the application.


Click here for the Foundation prospective board member application.

Committee Applications Due Monday

Interested in getting involved? Consider serving on one of the district and board-appointed advisory committees. As part of its continuous efforts to increase communication with the public and to provide for citizen involvement, the School Board appoints advisory committees to consider matters of district-wide importance. Committees meet monthly, September through May. If you are interested in joining a board-appointed committee, please fill out this application:


Application for Board-appointed Committees


For terms beginning in Fall 2021, you can submit your application to the chair of the committee or principal of the SAC of interest to you, due by Monday, April 12, 2021. Applications will be reviewed, and recommendations sent to the Board for appointments.

Committee members are appointed to serve two-year terms, except SSPAC is three-year term.

School Board Meeting

All are welcome to observe the public sessions remotely.


Monday, Apr. 12

Executive Session 5:45 p.m. (private)

Contract Review Board, after executive session at approximately 6:00 p.m.

Regular Session, after CRB at approximately 6:15 p.m.

Click here for the agenda posted on district website


You can observe the meeting and listen to the discussion remotely in the same way you can with other board meetings. Simply click on the "View Live" link on losdschools.org. You can watch the meeting live or a recording afterwards.


Procedures for providing public testimony: The Board of Education values public input. If you wish to comment on an agenda item or another item not on the agenda, please submit your comments by 12:00 p.m. on Monday, April 12 , 2021, by emailing losdschoolboard@loswego.k12.or.us. IMPORTANT: Please type “4/12/21 Testimony” in the subject line and include your full name in the body of the email. Names of patrons providing input will be read during the meeting and their written testimony will be posted online under the agenda item for which their testimony pertains to. For testimony received after the 12 p.m. deadline, names of patrons will not be read during the meeting, however, their testimony will be posted online at the conclusion of the meeting in accordance with the aforementioned procedures.

Bond Development Committee

All are welcome to observe the meeting.


Wednesday, Apr. 14

4:30-6:30 p.m.


Please see the district calendar for information to access this meeting.

School Board Candidate Forum

All are welcome to the virtual school board candidate forum being co-hosted by Respond to Racism and Lake Oswego Sustainability Network.


Tuesday, Apr. 27

6:30 - 8 p.m.


Four of our high school students will be moderating the forum.

Lake Oswego Equity Summit: Save the Date

Join us in our first virtual Equity Summit: A Spirit of Unity. All are welcome to participate and registration will be available in May.


Saturday, May 15

9 a.m. - 1 p.m.


This Equity Summit is being planned by the Lake Oswego School District, the City of Lake Oswego, the Chamber of Commerce, Respond to Racism and LO for Love. Together we will take another step forward in ensuring equitable access, inclusion and opportunity for all our community members.


For questions, please contact Teresa Sanchez at sanchezt@loswego.k12.or.us or Megan Phelan at mphelan@ci.oswego.or.us.

City of LO Community Policing Survey

As part of the community policing dialog, the City of Lake Oswego's community survey is open. The City invites you to share your thoughts on community policing, which will help the City evaluate existing policing systems, policies, and practices. The survey is open to everyone who lives, works, or visits Lake Oswego. Please share your thoughts by Friday, Apr. 23.


For more information about community policing, visit www.lakeoswego.city/community-policing.

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Get Social: Follow, Share, Engage @wearelosd

LOSD has changed its social media handle. Please join us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram @wearelosd

Subscribe to Lake Oswego Schools App

Stay connected to the district and your school(s) and receive urgent notifications by subscribing to the Lake Oswego Schools App.

Back-to-School Clothes at Clothing Closet

Back-to-school clothes are available for free at the I Love Lake Oswego (ILLO) clothing closet located in the house that is green on the Lake Oswego High School campus. Lake Oswego families who needs clothes are encouraged to come and shop.


Open Saturdays

9 a.m.-12 p.m.


On rainy days ILLO will need to limit shoppers inside for social distancing. Face masks are required. Please park by the district pool and walk up the driveway to reduce interference with the neighboring Hunger Fighters food pantry.


For more information, visit www.IloveLakeOswego.com.

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.

SafeOregon

Parents 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.)

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Vaccinations are our strongest tool as we work to bring an end to the COVID-19 pandemic. As the vaccine supply becomes more readily available, providers in Clackamas County are working to establish regular vaccination opportunities for county residents.


For vaccine opportunities please visit: https://www.clackamas.us/coronavirus/vaccine That website will be updated as more opportunities become available. For questions about eligibility, please visit: Vaccine Eligibility

3 Ws: Watch Distance, Wear Mask, Wash Hands

In order to bring students back into schools, we must control the COVID-19 transmission in our community, and in the tri-county area. We are seeing increases in children with COVID-19 around the country, which is a concerning trend. The community's actions (wear mask, wash hands, watch distance) directly impact our schools.