The Summer Current

LOSD News • July 17, 2020

In this Message:

Message from the Superintendent

School Board Meeting

Covid-19 Case or Outbreak Response Plan

Cleaning and Disinfecting Protocols

In-person and Fully Remote are a Package

LO Online: Info Sessions and Registration

Middle and High School Schedule

Engagement and Decision Making Dates

Roadmap to Reopening FAQ

Recreational Facilities Open Now

Long Range Facility Planning Committee Meeting

LOSD Offices Open by Appointment

Verify Student Info Before Returning to School

Grab & Go Meals

Respond to Racism Car Rally

Regular Reminders:

  • Summer Counseling Supports
  • Tutorial Resources
  • Hunger Fighters
  • Clothing Closet
  • Clackamas County Go Teams
  • Safe Oregon
  • Get Social with LOSD
  • Subscribe to Lake Oswego Schools App

Message from the Superintendent

We continue to evolve the plans for next year, incorporating feedback from surveys and focus groups. Now it's time to make decisions so we may develop the details for each school in preparation for returning in less than two months.


The leadership team will be presenting the framework with updated scenarios at the School Board meeting on Monday, July 20. Included in the update will be a new proposal for elementary schools, LO Online, and start of school. We anticipate the middle and high school scenario will remain the same as what was shared earlier this week. Further explanation will be provided in more detail at the meeting.


Each day and hour we are recalibrating the plans based on evolving information. What remains the same is our commitment to ensuring the health and safety of our teachers, staff and students. We will not bring people back to school in person unless it is safe to do so. The public health conditions at this point are the barrier to in-person learning. We will continue to monitor the conditions, and will consider the status of fully remote teaching and learning.

School Board Meeting

Board of Directors Meeting


Monday, July 20

5:30 p.m.


See the agenda and supporting materials here.


All board members and administrators will be participating in the meeting remotely. There will not be a public gathering in the LOSD Administration Board Room.


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.


If you wish to comment on an agenda item or another item not on the agenda, please submit your comments by Monday, July 20 at 12 p.m. to losdschoolboard@loswego.k12.or.us. IMPORTANT: Please type “7/20/20 Testimony” in the subject line and include your 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. Testimony will be posted online at the conclusion of the meeting.

Covid-19 Case or Outbreak Response Plan

LOSD has updated its communicable disease response plan to include specific plans for cases of Covid-19 in our learning community. Please click here to read the plan.


When a case of Covid-19 in our learning community is brought to our attention, LOSD will work with public health officials on our course of action, which could possibly include testing, quarantining and fully remote teaching and learning.


Rumors are running rampant about people in our community testing positive for Covid-19. If public health authorities notify LOSD of a confirmed case, we will communicate that news to our community. If you do not hear from LOSD, it means public health has not notified us.

Cleaning and Disinfecting Protocols

LOSD has outlined is plans for cleaning and disinfecting our schools. Please click here for that information posted on losdschools.org under LOSD Roadmap to Reopening. They will be discussed at the School Board meeting.


Between morning and afternoon in-person cohorts, electrostatic disinfectant hand-held equipment will be used at each facility to allow custodial staff to rapidly clean building surfaces and sanitize high contact areas. Additionally, disinfectant spray with microfiber cloth will be available in every classroom.


During the evenings, larger electrostatic disinfectant equipment will be used to clean and disinfect all surfaces, and routine cleaning will be conducted.


Each morning, custodial staff will conduct building air purging prior to teachers, staff and students occupying the building. LOSD is working with a building commissioning firm for guidance to optimize facility systems.

LO Online: Info Sessions and Registration

The LO Online option is for students in grades K-12 who are not interested in attending school n-person. Students will be asked to enroll for a quarter at a time.


We're processing the community's feedback and exploring various options for our LO Online offering. More information will be available next week.


The information sessions have have been pushed back until the School Board approves the offering. We will send a message when the dates have been confirmed.

Middle and High School Schedule

There was some confusion about the middle and high school proposal. Following is a different explanation to help clarify it and below is a sample schedule:

  • Students will have live teacher instruction every day -- two classes are in person at school, and two classes are online from home
  • Students will take four classes a quarter, two alternating quarters for each class
  • Students will have eight classes, full instructional time, for the year
  • It's like the high schools' A/B, Blue/White schedule, but instead of alternating days students alternate quarters
  • Middle school is adjusting the schedule for trimesters
  • Once the framework is approved, principals and teachers will determine what classes are in person at school and what classes are online at home
  • Below is a visual of a schedule
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Engagement and Decision Making Dates

Posted on the LOSD Roadmap to Reopening homepage is a calendar of key dates as we make progress toward reopening our schools. Included are board meeting dates for presenting, discussing and approving the framework and plans. Also included are dates for the LOSD Online Academy information sessions and registration opening and closing dates.

Roadmap to Reopening FAQ

Have questions? Please see the Roadmap for Reopening FAQ, which is posted on our website.The FAQ addresses more than 40 questions ranging from schedule considerations and facility usage to budget and decision-making.

Recreational Facilities Open Now

All outside facilities on school campuses, including fields, tracks, and courts, are open for school-related and individual recreational activities. Due to capacity constraints, campus use will be limited to students and authorized staff during school-related activities.


When Clackamas County enters phase 2, school playground equipment may be used at your own risk as the equipment will not be cleaned outside of school use. Also, the district indoor pool may open for lap swimming. We will share more about the district indoor pool opening and rules when we are certain of its opening.

Long Range Facility Planning Meeting

Long Range Facility Planning Meeting


Thursday, July 23

4:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Dial in via phone: (872) 240-3212 , Access Code: 641-473-989

LOSD Offices Open By Appointment

Central Office and Student Services employees have returned to their offices this week and are available by appointment. All schools are currently closed. Please see the school website for summer hours and appointment days.

Verify Student Info Before Returning to School

LOSD needs parents/guardians of all students enrolled for the 2020-21 school year to log into ParentVUE and review/update your students' information through the Register/Verify tab. If you tried earlier, the ParentVUE link is working now. This benefits both families and schools by:


  • Ensuring that schools have accurate information to reach parents and other contacts in both emergency and non-emergency situations. Verification is important even if your contact information has not changed over the past year because the school may have incorrect information from a previous year.
  • Allowing parents to review the health conditions on file at your student's school.
  • Enabling distribution of electronic devices covered by the district's Technology Agreement


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. Please note that verification is not part of the ParentVUE mobile app. However, a button in the app allows you to open verification in a web browser, or you can log into ParentVUE on a computer.

Grab & Go Meals

LOSD meal service has been extended through the summer. Grab-and-go meals are available for pick up once a week on Mondays, 10:30-11:30 a.m., from one location at Lake Oswego High School. Students may to pick up five days of meals at this single pickup.


Next week's lunch special: Beef Sliders (Painted Hills Beef).

Respond to Racism Car Rally

Join members of the LOSD Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Advisory Committee at the car rally organized by the Respond to Racism community organization. All ages are welcome to attend this physical-distance event.


Click here for more information and registration.

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Summer Counseling Supports for Students

While school is out for the summer, the LOSD Wellness Team of counselors, social workers and psychologists has prepared an updated list of resources for students and families. Please click here for resources for mental health and social-emotional supports.


If your concern is urgent, call the 24-7 Clackamas County Crisis and Support at 503-655-8585.

Tutoring Resources

Are you looking for someone to tutor your students? Many people, including students, reach out to LOSD offering assistance. Each year LOSD updates its list of approved tutors. Click here to access that list.

Hunger Fighters Food Pantry - Pickup or Delivery!

Hunger Fighters, located on the Lake Oswego High School campus, is continuing to serve clients in two ways. Clients are welcome to visit the pantry once a week either on Saturday between 1-3 p.m. or Wednesday between 4-6 p.m. to pick up pre-packed grocery bags, or Lake Oswego clients who are homebound, immunocompromised, and/or at-risk can sign up for grocery delivery.



NEW! ALL clients, including delivery clients, will be provided with perishables such as fresh fruits and vegetables, bread, eggs, meat, and/or dairy as available. Additionally, Hunger Fighters is providing masks to all clients who need one - just stop by and ask!


Delivery requests must be submitted by Thursday to receive a delivery of groceries on Saturday. Delivery clients must be home to receive the delivery of perishables. Visit www.hungerfightersoregon.org to submit a request and for more information on the delivery program.

Clothing Closet Expands Service

I Love Lake Oswego provides clothing and essential hygiene products to people in need. It has expanded its services to everyone in the community. Families should contact the service through its website, phone or email. Provide your needs and clothing sizes. Volunteers will either deliver the items, or make arrangements for pick up.


Website: www.iLLOclothingcloset.org

Email: info@ilovelakeoswego.com

Call/Text: 503-882-0880

Clackamas County Go Teams Ready to Help

Clackamas County recently developed “Go Teams.” These staff members go out into the community to help individuals and families who are struggling with anxiety, unemployment, grief and a host of other emotional and social problems that are becoming more and more common during this time.


Call Clackamas County Go Teams at 503-655-8585.

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.)

Get Social: Follow, Share, Engage

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

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