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Forest Hills Elementary • April 10, 2021

Upcoming Dates

APRIL

Monday 12 | School Advisory Council applications are due

Wednesday 14 | Multi-synchronous review and connection

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

Wednesday 14 11:30 - 12:30 | Wednesday Curbside Pickup for LO Online

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


MAY

Wednesday 12 @ 11:30 AM | LOSD Cares presents Parenting ina Pandemic

Friday 21 | No School / Elementary Grade Prep Day

Monday 31 | No School / Memorial Day

School Advisory Council Applications

Are you interested in serving on the Forest Hills Elementary School Advisory Committee? As part of continuous efforts to increase communication with the public and to provide for citizen involvement, the LO School Board appoints school advisory committees to consider matters of district-wide importance. Committees meet monthly, September through May. Committee members are appointed to serve two-year terms, please click here for an application.


Applications are due Monday, April 12.

LOSD CARES Upcoming Event

LOSD CARES presents Parenting in a Pandemic & Mental Health from a Local Parent's Perspective. Join our LOSD community and caregivers on Zoom for a virtual conversation with local Lake Oswego parent and speaker, Tara Rolstad. The event will be held on May 12th @ 11:30 AM over Zoom.


Tara Roldstad's website: http://tararolstad.com/

LOSD CARES website: www.losdschools.org/Page/8011

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Erin's Law Lessons

What Is Erin’s Law?

In 2015, the Oregon legislature passed SB 856, also known as Erin’s Law. Erin’s Law requires the development and adoption of child sexual abuse prevention programs for students in kindergarten through 12th grade ​in all Oregon public schools.

SB 856 mandates that all Oregon Public Schools provide:

  • A minimum of 4 instructional sessions (equal to or greater than a standard class period) of sex abuse prevention instruction per year for grades kindergarten through 12

  • Sexual abuse instruction that is integrated and part of required district comprehensive sexuality education plan and is aligned with state standards

  • Instruction that is age appropriate, medically accurate, and is not shame or fear based

  • Instruction that is culturally inclusive and is responsive to diverse students including race, ethnicity, gender identity and sexual orientation

  • A parental involvement component to inform parents about child sexual abuse topics

  • A professional training component for administrators, teachers and other school personnel

Resources:


Elementary teachers will begin these lessons in April. Look for specific communication from your child’s teacher.

Preschool / Pre-K Applications Due Today

For families interested in signing up their child for preschool or pre-kindergarten for the 2021-22 school year please visit the Extended Programs on the district website or click here to apply. Space is limited.


Application period closes: Friday, Apr. 2, 2021

Lottery Process: Monday, Apr. 5, 2021

Families will be notified by Friday, Apr. 9, 2021


Conclusion of Lottery Process
Following the completion of the lotteries, the district will make available any remaining slots in the classes on a first-come, first-served basis. Applications received after the lottery deadline will be date-stamped and enrolled in a class if space is available. If classes are full, applicants will be added to the wait list in order of receipt of application.

Wednesday Workshops for LOSD Elementary Students

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.

Regular Announcements

Asynchronous Rotation Schedule

This Week's Asynchronous Rotation Schedule

Week of April 12

  • Kindergarten / 1st Grade - Health (just K)
  • 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


*Asynchronous Great Body Shop lessons have been completed and our more sensitive health lessons will shift into the classroom. These four Erin's law lessons will be completed in the classroom with the homeroom teacher and school staff.

Grab & Go Meals Distribution Schedule

In-Person

LOSD is providing free packaged breakfasts and lunches for all students who choose to participate. Each in-person class session, your child's teacher will take a lunch count. Students indicate if they want a Grab&Go meal, which will the be delivered to the classroom prior to dismissal.


LO Online

LO Online students can pick up meals at Lake Oswego High School or Lakeridge High School on Mondays and Thursdays @ 11:45 - 12:45.


For more information, please visit https://www.losdschools.org/Page/141

Library Books

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.


Students are still able to request books from the Destiny Discover library catalog. Holds must be made by noon the day before delivery.

Grade Level Lunch Bunches

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

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. Students who are currently attending LOSD during the 2020-21 school year do NOT need to register for the 2021-22 school year.

Kindergarten Registration Open

Registration for kindergarteners, and all students who are new to LOSD, is now open online on the district website enrollment page.


An informational video, Kindergarten Counts, is available at each elementary school website Kindergarten Counts will provide parents and guardians an opportunity to meet the principal and kindergarten teachers. You will learn about several upcoming opportunities for your new student between now and the first day of school.


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.

Stay in Touch with the PTO

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