The Current

LOSD News • November 5, 2021

In this Message:

Message from the Superintendent

Bond Update: 57% Approval, Records Broken!

Palisades Day of the Dead Event

Veterans Day, No School

Last Call: Tech Consent & Protection Program

Safe Routes to School Study

English Language Arts Curriculum Survey

LOSD COVID-19 Information

  • COVID-19 Vaccine Information Session
  • COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics for Children Age 5-11
  • Key Points to Know About COVID-19 Vaccines

School Board Meeting

Welcome to My World Program Resumes

Our Schools Musicals: All Are Invited! Get Your Tickets Today!

Community News

  • Rec & Aquatic Center Community Meeting
  • Hunger Fighters Open

Regular Reminders:

  • What's New at Community School
  • Clothing Closet
  • Safe Oregon
  • Get Social with LOSD

Message from the Superintendent

We are kicking off the month of November with much gratitude for our community! Please click here for a 60-second THANK YOU video message from Superintendent Dr. Jennifer Schiele. The message was filmed at Lake Oswego Junior, one of the schools being rebuilt with bond funds as part of phase 2 of our capital improvement program.

Bond Update: 57% Approval, Records Broken!

Election officials are now reporting a 57% approval for the Lake Oswego School Bond Measure 3-577. A decisive win with a record number of votes cast for a recent "off-year" election!

Nearly 5,000 ballots were turned in between Monday afternoon and the Tuesday deadline. Better to be right on time than never -- thank you for getting your voice counted!

Palisades Day of the Dead Event

Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a celebration of life and death. While the holiday originated in Mexico, it is celebrated all over Latin America with colorful calaveras (skulls) and calacas (skeletons).

Palisades World Language School hosted a special Day of the Dead event with students, staff, and families that included creating alebrijes and an altar to remember friends and families who have passed, and other activities as part of the Mexican tradition. It was the start of a wonderful community-building tradition at the new school.

Veterans Day, No School Thursday, Nov. 11

Thursday, Nov. 11 classes and offices are closed in observance of Veterans Day. School will resume Friday, Nov. 12.

Veteran's Day is a national holiday celebrating freedom, sacrifice, and honor for those who served in the military. It also is a day dedicated to giving thanks to people who served. May we never forget them and the sacrifices they made.

Last Call: Tech Consent & Protection Program

Each student must have a Technology Consent Form on file each year. Additionally, LOSD is once again offering a Device Damage and Loss Protection Plan to ease the financial obligation if your student's district device is damaged or lost. Payment for the the LOSD Device Damage and Loss Protection Program is this due Monday, Nov. 8.

Click here for the the Technology Consent Form (required)

Click here for the Damage and Loss Protection Program and Payment (optional)

Click her for more information about both under Computer Networking Services.

Safe Routes to School Study

Lake Oswego School District is working to make safe and convenient active transportation to school a reality for more families, but we need your help. Share your ideas and experiences through our interactive online map by November 10. By sharing your feedback, you’ll be entered to win a walking or rolling safety pack ($50 value).

Language Arts Curriculum Survey

As we prepare to review and revise the curriculum for our Language Arts program, we are seeking your voice. The members of the Language Arts Curriculum Committee request that you complete a survey to provide them with input for consideration during this selection process. This feedback will be used, along with additional information, as they develop recommendations for program refinement that will be presented to the School Board for its decision.

Click here for K-5 Parent Survey

Click here for 6-12 Parent Survey

Please complete and submit your survey by November 12, 2021.

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COVID-19 Vaccine Information Session

LOSD hosted an Information Session with Boost Oregon to provide information about COVID-19 vaccines for children age 5-11. Please click here for the presentation from Ryan Hassan, M.D., a pediatrician working at Oregon Pediatrics in Happy Valley.

Status of COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics for Children Ages 5-11

LOSD is working with both the Lake Oswego Fire Department and Clackamas County Public Health to set up vaccination clinics for children ages 5 to 11. As soon as we have confirmed supplies, dates, times, and locations, we will notify our families immediately.

Clackamas County Public Health is working to expand its current vaccine clinics offer pediatric Pfizer vaccines for youth ages 5-11. They have not yet opened up appointments for children 5 to 11, but we encourage you to keep checking for when appointments open up: Note the clinics fill up quickly. If you are unable to make an appointment, that clinic is full. Please continue to check back regularly.

FAQ: COVID-19 Vaccines for 5-11 Year Olds

FAQ: COVID-19 Vaccines for 12-17 Year Olds

CCPH COVID-19 Vaccines for Youth and Teens Informational Webinar: English

CCPH COVID-19 Vaccines for Youth and Teens Informational Webinar: Spanish

Key Points to Know About COVID-19 Vaccines

Getting vaccinated can protect your student’s access to in-person learning, sports, and extracurricular activities. Oregon’s Resiliency Framework and CDC guidance states that people who are fully vaccinated and do not have COVID-19 symptoms do not need to quarantine after an exposure to someone with COVID-19.

Children ages 5 to 11 will receive one-third of the adult dose of the Pfizer vaccine using smaller needles designed for children. To become fully vaccinated, the child will need a second shot of the Pfizer vaccine three weeks after their first shot.

The vaccine is free. No health insurance is required, and it is available regardless of immigration status.

For more information, click here for Oregon Health Authority Questions & Answers about COVID-19 vaccines for children ages 5 to 11.

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School Board Meeting

Monday, Nov. 8

Regular Session -- 6 p.m.

Click here for the agenda posted on district website

Westridge Elementary

Lake Oswego School Board meetings are being held in person. Board members, staff, invited guests, and members of the community signed up and confirmed to give in-person testimony are able to attend the meeting in person. All are welcome to 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 by 12:00 p.m. on the day of the meeting. IMPORTANT: Type “In-Person Testimony” in the subject line.

Welcome to My World

Welcome to My World is an experiential learning event promoting empathy and disability awareness that our fourth and fifth graders have participated in over the past few weeks. Welcome to My World is a school-board approved program developed by the Special Services Parent Advisory Committee as an opportunity for students to experience what life might be like for an individual with a disability. The students learn together with three stations: Speech and Language, Dyslexia, and Sensory Processing Disorder. At the end of the session, each class reflects on their personal reactions to the experience, their thoughts about what it is like for students with a disability, and plans for how to be a supportive community member to a peer who may be experiencing this disability. We are very pleased our students are having the opportunity to participate in this important program.

Our Schools Musicals: All Are Invited! Get Your Tickets Today!

Lakeridge High School: Mamma Mia!

Lakeridge High School Performing Arts presents Mamma Mia!

November 11, 13, 18, 20 at 7 p.m.

November 13 and 20 at 2 p.m.

Lakeridge High School Auditorium

Tickets can be purchased through, or by accessing the QR code in the flyer.

Lake Oswego High: Newsies

Lake Oswego High School Performing Arts presents Newsies

November 11, 13, 18, 20 at 7 p.m.

November 13 and 20 at 2 p.m.

Lake Oswego High School Auditorium

Tickets can be purchased through the QR code in the flyer.

Lakeridge Middle School

Lakeridge Middle School presents Elf!

November 18 and 19 at 7 p.m.

November 20 at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Lakeridge Middle School Auditorium

Tickets can be purchased through or by accessing the QR code in the flyer.

Coming This Winter: Lake Oswego Junior High's Musical in February

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Rec & Aquatic Center Community Meeting

Design is underway for the new Recreation & Aquatic Center that will be built at 17525 Stafford Road. The project is being designed to meet as many community needs as possible while staying within the project budget. Those needs include a spaces for recreation, exercise/fitness and competition—both in water and out—as well as classrooms and offices. Funding is through a joint partnership between the City and Lake Oswego School District. Recently, the project team has updated the design to reflect the community’s desire for a larger facility and incorporate additional direction from the City Council.

You are invited to hear the latest about the project and check-out the latest renderings by attending a Virtual Community Meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 10 from 6 - 8 p.m. For more details, please visit the project website: Recreation and Aquatics Center | City of Lake Oswego.

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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.

Back to School Clothes at Clothing Closet

I Love Lake Oswego Clothing Closet is a donation-based closet that provides clothing items and hygiene products for residents, students, and employees that work or live within Lake Oswego.

Open Saturdays

9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Visit for more information.


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.

(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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