Falcon News

Forest Hills Elementary • February 19, 2021

Upcoming Dates

FEBRUARY

Now Available | 2021-22 Grades 1-12 Registration Opens*

Week of 22 | Students with new math teachers will be notified of their new teacher placement

Tuesday 23 | Return to In-Person for Kindergarten and 1st Grade

  • February 19 | No School for K/1st
  • February 22 | Asynchronous Day for K/1st

Wednesday 24 | Multi-synchronous review and connection

  • 8:00 - 9:05 | AM structured review and connection
  • 12:45 - 1:50 | PM structured review and connection

Wednesday 24 11:30 - 12:30 | Wednesday Curbside Pickup for LO Online

  • Requests due by noon the day before
  • Continues every Wednesday

Wednesday 24 | 2021-22 Kindergarten Registration Opens*


MARCH

Monday 1 | Return to In-Person for 2nd and 3rd Grade

  • February 25 | No School for 2nd/3rd
  • February 26 | Asynchronous Day for 2nd/3rd

Friday 5 | Return to In-Person for 4th and 5th Grade

  • March 2 | No School for 4th/5th
  • March 4 | Asynchronous Day for 4th/5th

Monday 15 - Friday 19 | Culture Travel Week India

Monday 22 - Friday 26 | Spring Break / No School

Forest Hills Reopening Information

Visit the newly created website for up-to-date information about Forest Hills Elementary reopening. New information will be added throughout the transition back to in-person instruction.

Welcoming Our Kinder and 1st Grade Students!

We are excited to welcome our Kindergarten and 1st Grade students to in-person instruction on Tuesday, February 23. There has been a lot of information coming out over the last few weeks. To help get you organized, complete the following steps to be ready for the first day of in-person school!


Before Tuesday, February 23

  • Practice washing your hands for 20 seconds. CDC When and How to Wash Your Hands
  • Find a mask that is comfortable and get a few pairs. Masks should completely cover the mouth and nose, and fit snugly without gaps. Masks with exhalation valves and neck gaiters are not allowed. CDC Your Guide to Masks
  • Practice wearing your mask for extended periods.
  • Get a reusable water bottle. Water fountains will not be used in the school.
  • Review the arrival and dismissal maps and the arrival videos and make a plan for coming to and leaving school.
  • Complete the K/1 Go Home Plan survey to tell the school exactly how you will be going home.
  • Collect the supplies you will need to bring to school. See the School Supplies page on the school website.
  • If riding the bus, check the bus route schedule for your bus stop location and time.


Morning of 1st Day of School

  • Eat a big breakfast/lunch. There will be no meals or snacks at school.
  • Screen for signs of illness using the Daily Home Screening guide.
  • Fill up your water bottle.
  • Double check that you have all of your school supplies packed in your backpack.
  • Don't forget your coat. The classroom will be a little chillier than normal.

School Supplies for Reopening

The school will be providing many of the supplies your child will need when they return, but there are some supplies that your child will need to either a) bring back and forth between school and home or b) bring on the first day and leave at school.


For a complete list of what students should bring on their first day of school, please see the School Supplies for Reopening page on the school's website.

Specials and Async Classes through the Transition

Specials (Innovation, Music, and PE) and other asynchronous classes (Social Emotional Learning, Social Studies, Science, and Health) will continue uninterrupted through the transition to in-person instruction. This means that on the "No School" and "Asynchronous" days leading up to returning, students will still have these special and asynchronous classes. Specials and asynchronous schedules can be found on the Reopening page.

Elementary Bus Routes Coming Very Soon

Elementary school hybrid in-person bus routes are nearly complete, and will be posted on the district website and sent to elementary families as soon as final.


Bus routes are developed based on students who are registered to take the bus to and/or from school each day. To keep consistent cohorts on the buses, students need to ride their registered routes.


Each route allows for registered riders to have necessary distancing on the bus. All bus drivers and riders are required to wear face coverings. Bus drivers will be conducting visual health screenings as they welcome each rider onto the bus, and if a student appears ill they will have a seat next to the driver. The driver will contact the front office for further health assessment upon arrival at the school.


It's possible bus routes may be adjusted as the transition to Hybrid in-person gets underway. If you have questions, please contact your school secretary.

YouthTruth Family Survey

Dear Parent or Guardian,

The YouthTruth Family Survey has been EXTENDED to February 26. The survey will take about 15 minutes. Please take the survey by clicking this link: ytsurvey.org/losdfamily21


Please note:

  • The survey needs to be completed in one sitting.

  • We ask that one member of each household fill out the survey.

  • If you have more than one child who attends the same school, you may respond to the survey multiple times - one time per child.

  • If you write any comments, please do not include your name or anything else that might identify you. Your responses are anonymous, and they will be combined with the responses of other parents and guardians before being shared back with school and district leadership.


We sincerely thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback. Your response is incredibly valuable to us. If you have any questions about the survey, or our plans for how we will use your feedback, please contact the Forest Hills front office at 503-534-2350.

Grab & Go Meal Pick Up

With the transition to Hybrid in-person at our elementary schools, the grab and go meal distribution schedule will be changing over the next two weeks. Following is the transition schedule:


Monday, Feb. 22 -- Same Pickup Schedule

Lake Grove and River Grove 11 a.m. - 12 p.m., curbside pickup

Lake Oswego and Lakeridge Highs 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m., curbside pickup


Thursday, Feb. 25 - New Elementary Pickup Time

Lake Grove and River Grove 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m., curbside pickup

Lake Oswego and Lakeridge Highs 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m., curbside pickup


Monday, Mar. 1 -- New Elementary Pickup Time

Lake Grove and River Grove 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m., curbside pickup

Lake Oswego and Lakeridge Highs 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m., curbside pickup


Thursday, Mar. 4 -- Elementary Curbside Pickups Discontinue, All Pickups at High Schools

Lake Grove and River Grove, curbside distribution discontinues and classroom distribution begins at all elementary schools

Lake Oswego and Lakeridge Highs 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m., curbside pickup


On Thursday, Feb. 25 and Monday, Mar. 1, the new grab-and-go pick up time at the elementary schools is to accommodate hybrid students' classroom schedules.


Starting Thursday, Mar. 4, the elementary grab-and-go curbside distribution is discontinued and classroom distribution to the students at all elementary schools begins. Grab-and-go meals will be distributed to students everyday the students are in the classrooms. More detailed information coming next week.


Now through the end of school year, high schools grab-and-go curbside distribution will continue for LO Online students, secondary-level students, homeschooled students, and community students.


Grab-and-Go Meal Survey

Please complete this short five-question Grab-and-Go Meal Survey to help Food Services plan for our return to school.

Library News - Change is on the Way

Book Delivery to the Classroom and Curbside Pickup

The Forest Hills Library is excited to announce that students at school who have requested library books will have them delivered to their classroom every Friday. For LO Online students, curbside pickup will continue, but will be moving to Wednesdays from 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM.


Key Dates:

Friday, February 19 @ 10:45 - 12:45 | Last day for Friday curbside pickup

Wednesday, February 24 @ 11:30 - 12:30 | Wednesday Curbside Pickup for LO Online

  • Requests due by noon the day before
  • Continues every Wednesday

Friday, February 26 | Book delivery to classrooms starts

  • Continues every Friday


Google Form - It’s going away!

On Feb 18th, the Google form will no longer be available. Students are still able to request books from the Destiny Discover library catalog. This will become the only way to place books on hold. Holds must be made by noon the day before delivery.

Recommended Quarantine After Travel

With many in our community transitioning to in-person learning and Spring Break coming up at the end of March, it’s a good time to clarify the statewide guidance for travel. It’s recommended that people who are not vaccinated and who travel outside of the state of Oregon consider quarantining upon returning home.


LOSD is asking people to consider quarantining, but it is not required. Schools will not be keeping track of travel plans. It is up to each person and family to decide. If students choose to quarantine, instructional materials will be provided while out of school.


Per the Oregon Statewide Guidance for Travel, people are recommended to practice self-quarantine for 14 days after arrival in the state and limit their interactions to their immediate household. People may consider ending quarantine if they have had no symptoms: after 10 days with no testing or after 7 days with an antigen or PCR test.

Kindergarten Counts & Registration

Mark your calendar for Wednesday Feb. 24. Kindergarten registration will open on the district website enrollment page. The Forest Hills team will also be posting an informational video for incoming Kindergarten parents to learn more about the registration process and what Kindergarten will look like.


Plan to register and attend Kindergarten Counts at your student's resident elementary school. Visit losdschools.org to verify. LOSD welcomes kindergarteners who will be five years old by Sept. 1.

Regular Announcements

Asynchronous Rotation Schedule

This Week's Asynchronous Rotation Schedule

Week of February 22

  • Kindergarten / 1st Grade - Health
  • 2nd Grade / 3rd Grade - Science
  • 4th Grade / 5th Grade - Social Studies

1 asynchronous lesson posted per day, posted at 8 AM in Google Classroom

Yearlong Subject Rotation Schedule

Google Classroom Codes

Grade Level Lunch Bunches - NEW Times

Ms. Drimmel, our Counselor, will be providing open grade level lunch bunches. Please find the schedule below and let your students know they can log on to see friends, engage in SEL themed activities or just check in to say hello :) Students can find the link to my zoom room on my clever page, in my google classroom or here : Mrs. Drimmel's Zoom Room


Mondays @ 11:15 - 11:45 | Kindergarten Lunch Bunch

Mondays @ 12:00 - 12:30 | 1st Grade Lunch Bunch

Tuesdays @ 11:15 - 11:45 | 2nd Grade Lunch Bunch

Tuesdays @ 12:00 - 12:30 | 3rd Grade Lunch Bunch

Thursdays @ 11:15 - 11:45 | 4th Grade Lunch Bunch

Thursdays @ 12:00 - 12:30 | 5th Grade Lunch Bunch

iLab Office Hours

Every Monday from 11:00 to 11:30, Ms. Jordan has iLab office hours. Anyone can join her Zoom room during that time to ask questions or get help with iLab. Ms. Jordan's Zoom link can be found in Clever.

Zoom issues? Call the Front Office

Just a reminder that you are always welcome to call the front office if you need help with Zoom. Call 503-534-2350 to speak with Nicole or Wende if there are any issues getting onto a Zoom meeting.

Reporting Student Absences

If your child will not be attending school for any reason, please call the school’s attendance phone number, or email the attendance email address. If your child is ill, please indicate the illness symptoms.


Forest Hills
503-534-2350 (main office number)
fhattendance@loswego.k12.or.us

Mystery Science

If you are unable to purchase or have limited access, we have a limited amount of science supplies that are available to you from the Lake Oswego School District. This is based on need, not convenience: Science Materials Request Form


The bags will contain all of the materials needed for the lab work in the Mystery Science unit. Please select the school and grade level for your student. Supply bags can be picked up at your school. Office staff will help you to get your lab supplies. No names or email addresses will be collected in this request form.

New Student Registration for 2021-22 School Year

Registration for the 2021-22 school year will begin soon.

  • January 20, 2021 for registering new students enrolling into grades 1–12 who have never enrolled in Lake Oswego before and returning students enrolling into grades 1–12 who are not currently enrolled but will re-enroll for next year.
  • February 24, 2021 for registering new students enrolling into kindergarten for the 2021-22 school year.
  • Students who are currently attending LOSD during the 2020-21 school year do not need to register for the 2021-22 school year.


LOSD is pleased to offer online registration through its parent portal, ParentVUE (contact your resident school for help with logging in). See the Registration & Verification page of the LOSD website for guidance.

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