The Current

August 30, 2019

In this Message:

Pool Planning Process from Superintendent de la Cruz

Bond Info

  • Recruitment of Community Members for Bond Accountability Committee
In the News

Food Services


  • Transportation Issues
  • Bus Routes Are Posted on District Website

School Related Info

  • Back to School Nights (BTSN)
  • Online Verification Open Until September 20
  • Elementary Strings Registration Now Open

Community Info

  • Lake Oswego Police to Conduct School Zone Enforcement Detail
  • Planned Power Outage at City Library
  • Community School Changes for 2019-2020 School Year
  • Save the Date: Multi-City Equity Summit – October 19
  • Get Social

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Superintendent Message

Pool Planning Update from Superintendent de la Cruz

In the spirit of keeping our community informed, I am sharing some next steps that are taking place in the pool planning process. On Wednesday of this week, two school board members (Directors Pocklington and Wallin), along with some LOSD staff members and myself, met with representatives from City Council and Parks and Recreation as a Joint City-District-Parks & Rec Task Force. The meeting successfully achieved the outcomes of developing collaborative working strategies and relationships between the City of Lake Oswego and LOSD, evaluating the supply and demand of recreational facilities used by the LO Community to determine facility needs, planning for an updated joint operating agreement between the City of Lake Oswego and LOSD for scheduling, use, and maintenance of recreational facilities.

The selection process for a pool architect has been completed following a Request for Proposals, and a review process which included Parks & Rec and LOSD representation. While still subject to final negotiations and Contract Review Board approval, Opsis Architecture was selected. Opsis is very experienced in managing and designing pool projects and has designed many pools. Opsis will produce more than one pool design for our consideration, which will also include a comprehensive assessment of potential siting for the pool inclusive of, and beyond, what has been discussed up to now. On September 3, LOSD School Board will join the Lake Oswego City Council to further discussions and planning at the City Council meeting.

We will continue to update our community as this pool planning process further develops.

Bond Info

Applications Welcome for Bond Accountability Committee - Deadline Extended to September 6

Lake Oswego School District is seeking qualified applicants for this committee, which

will continue to play a key role in ensuring transparency and accountability in the implementation

of the 2017 school improvement bond.

For an explanation of committee member roles, responsibilities and qualifications, please see the committee charter here.

Deadline has been extended to 5:00 p.m. on Friday, September 6

Click here for link to application

In the News

KGW Features the Raptor Visitor Management System at Lake Grove Elementary School

Food Services

Important Information

School Lunch
Lunches served at LOSD offer delicious entrees, whole grain rich grain items, unlimited fresh fruits and vegetables, and milk. Students serve themselves from a fruit and veggie bar that has fresh salad greens, at least four types of vegetables and two types of fruit. Students are encouraged to choose fresh fruits and vegetables that are available with every school lunch.

We will be offering organic salad mix, organic baby carrots and organic whole apples along with more house made entrees and more items sensitive to dietary restrictions. Check out the menu at:

School Breakfast
Breakfast is served at all our schools. If morning meals are difficult for your family, let the School Breakfast Program help you out!

My School Bucks
All meal account balances roll over to the new school year. There is a secure online prepayment service to deposit money into your child’s school meal account at any time through a web site called


Free and reduced applications need to be submitted for the 2019-2020 school year. Apply for free and reduced school meal benefits at: or call 503-534-2361. Free and reduced school meal benefits include a breakfast meal and lunch meal. Extra items may be purchased.

Let’s Eat Together!


We Need Your Help With These Important Transportation Issues

School buses are overcrowded and you can help! Many of our students who are riding school buses have not yet registered to ride the bus. This is causing overcrowding and a miscalculation in how many buses are needed. To solve for this, every student who rides the bus must register. Please follow this link to register immediately. Thank you for helping us to ensure that all students ride safely on school buses.

Parking During Drop Off and Pick-Up: Please help us to be good neighbors to the people who live near our schools. Parents should not park in driveways, should not park on lawns, and should not block entrances. Also, please ensure that students respect neighbors’ property while waiting for the bus each morning, and that they do not touch or disrupt any items that are on neighbors’ property. Thank you for helping us to be good neighbors.

Access the registration form here.

Bus Routes Are Posted on District Website

Bus routes are determined by registered students. Bus routes have been posted on the district website. Because of late registrations, routes will change throughout the week. Please refer back to the website often. Oak Creek Elementary and Lakeridge High School have new routes for Tuesday, September 3. You can find bus route information here.

School Related Info

Online Verification Is Open

The District rolled out a new online verification process this summer. LOSD parents are invited to log into ParentVUE to review and update important information for their students for the 2019-20 school year. Find more information here:
Online Verification closes September 20.

Elementary Strings Registration Open

Elementary Strings registration is now open via Community Schools. Registration information can be found here:

Community Events & Info

Lake Oswego Police to Conduct School Zone Enforcement Detail

Date of Detail: Thursday, September 5, 2019

Time/Location: 7:55 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. at Lake Oswego HS/Lake Oswego Junior

LAKE OSWEGO – The Lake Oswego Police Department will be conducting a traffic safety detail to raise awareness of pedestrian issues in school zones related to speed. The goal is to increase safety in school zones and reduce the number of auto/pedestrian accidents within the City of Lake Oswego.

The grant funded enforcement detail will occur on Thursday, September 5, 2019, from 7:55 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. on Country Club Rd., adjacent to both Lake Oswego High School and Lake Oswego Junior High School. The 20-mph school zone in this area is marked with flashing yellow lights and enhanced school zone signage.

Failure to obey the posted school zone limit is a violation of Oregon Revised Statute 811.111 and can result in a citation with an enhanced fine of $325 or more.

For further information regarding this school zone enforcement detail, contact Lieutenant Clayton Simon of the Lake Oswego Police Department at (503) 635-0240.

Planned Power Outage at City Library

The City of Lake Oswego Library will have a delayed opening on Wednesday, September 4. The library will open at noon that day for planned infrastructure upgrades.

Community School Changes for 2019-2020 School Year

Extended Day Programs

Extended Day programs will be located at both Lake Grove Elementary and Palisades Elementary.

Lake Grove Elementary is located at 15777 Boones Ferry Rd

Palisades Elementary is located at 1500 Greentree Ave

K-5 Enrichment Offerings

K-5 enrichment offerings will be offer ONLY at Palisades Elementary.

Transportation will be provided for Oak Creek, Forest Hills, and Lake Grove for offerings at Palisades Elementary.

K-5 Sport Enrichment Offerings

K-5 Sport enrichment offerings will be located at both Lake Grove Elementary and Palisades Elementary.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact the community school office at 503-534-2302.

Multi-City Equity Summit – Saturday, October 19

Save the Date: Multi-City Equity Summit

Saturday, October 19, 2019

8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Lake Oswego High School

The event is free and open to the public.

More information can be found here:

Get Social: Follow, Share, Engage

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

Regular & Repeated Reminders


If parents are ever concerned about a student’s well-being, feel free to reach out to your principal. It is important to keep your lines of communication open and maintain strong partnerships 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 know that intentionally providing a false report is a serious offense.)

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What's New at Community School?

The LOSD Community School offers enrichment and athletic programs, and activities for students of all ages including robotics, STEM, arts, language, and theater.

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