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LOSD News • September 20, 2019

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Student Success Act: Help Us Plan for Historic Investment in Oregon Education

Board Meeting and District-wide SAC Meeting

School-Related Info:

  • New Accessibility Tool on School and District Websites
  • Elementary Innovation Labs
  • Back to School Nights (BTSN)
  • LOHS Junior/Youth Cheer Clinic
  • Extended Day Program "Meet the Staff" Events
  • LATE Registration for the May 2020 Advanced Placement (AP) Exams

  • Online Verification Ends Today
Community Info:
  • Save the Date: Multi-City Equity Summit – October 19

Regular Reminders:

  • Get Social with LOSD
  • SafeOregon
  • Subscribe to Lake Oswego Schools App
  • What's New at Community School?
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Student Success Act: We Need Your Help!

Oregon's Student Success Act (SSA), a historic reinvestment in our public schools, was signed into law in May, 2019. When fully implemented, the Student Success Act will provide about $1 billion in additional funds for early learning and K–12 education each year. About half of these funds will go directly to Oregon public schools through the Student Investment Account, and will be focused on key areas for improvement: reducing class size, increasing instructional time, addressing health and safety needs and ensuring a well-rounded education.

Funds from the Student Investment Account will be distributed to Oregon school districts through a non-competitive grant application process. LOSD will be applying for approximately $5.2 million per year to invest in educational improvements aligned with LOSD’s community-informed strategic plan.

As part of our application, the district will be developing a plan for investing these additional funds to best support student success. We need staff, student, family and community voices in this conversation to help guide our plan. We want to hear from everyone, to make sure all students are represented.


We will be initiating this public engagement effort at Monday night's meeting of parent advisory committees. Following a presentation explaining the SSA, a survey will be made available online to begin collecting feedback from all stakeholders.


How you can join in:


  • Learn: Learn more about the Student Success Act

  • Watch: The SSA presentation at Monday's district-wide SAC meeting will be broadcast live on Facebook (@LOSDProud). Tune in!

  • Watch: Can't watch live? Video of Monday's meeting will also be available for viewing starting Tuesday on the School Board meeting webpage.

  • Engage: Beginning Monday evening, share your thoughts and priorities by completing the SSA survey. The link to the survey will be featured prominently on the district homepage.

  • Stay Tuned: As part of our public engagement process, additional opportunities to attend listening sessions and community meetings will be announced. Please join in and share your thoughts and ideas.

School Board Meeting and District-wide SAC Meeting - September 23

Monday, September 23

Lake Oswego High School Cafeteria

2501 Country Club Rd, LO


Link to full agenda


I. CONTRACT REVIEW BOARD – 6:20 p.m.


II. SCHOOL BOARD – REGULAR SESSION – Immediately following CRB (appx. 6:30 p.m.)


III. DISTRICT PARENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETING – 7:00 p.m.


Following the evening’s presentations, committee members will be asked to participate in breakout discussions. Please bring your laptop or tablet, if available, in order to participate in providing electronic feedback.

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New Accessibility Tool for School and District Websites

When you visit one of our websites, you'll notice a new accessibility icon at the top of our webpages. We have installed the UserWay service on our sites to help all users access our website information. Clicking on the icon on the webpage will open a menu of accessibility options.


If you need to add accessibility to your own computer, you can do so at userway.org.

Elementary Innovation Labs

Thanks to LOSD voters who approved our bond measure and local option levy, all elementary schools have new innovation labs, sparking exciting learning opportunities for our students. Watch the video produced by our grateful and enthusiastic elementary innovation specialists!
Elementary Innovation Labs

LOHS Junior/Youth Cheer Clinic

Thurs., October 3rd

5:45 – 7:15 PM

Location: LOHS Cafeteria

Cost: $45.00


Perform at half time at the Homecoming Game - LOHS vs Clackamas game on Fri. 10/4

For Students In Kindergarten – 8th grade

Questions?? – Please call 503-534-2313


!!!DON’T MISS OUT ON THIS ANNUAL EVENT!!!

*You must be pre-registered by 9/27 to be guaranteed a proper t-shirt size*


Registration Link

Meet the Extended Day Staff

The Extended Day Program is hosting Meet the Staff events at both Extended Day sites:

Lake Grove Extended Day Program

Date: Tuesday, October 15

Time: 6:45 pm


Palisades Extended Day Program

Date: Wednesday, October 16

Time: 6:45 pm


RSVP

Please RSVP by Monday, September 23rd to Shelli Fought at 503-534-2125 or to Chynna Blevins at 503-534-5104.


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

LATE Registration for the May 2020 Advanced Placement (AP) Exams

Late registration for AP Exams is available until 3:00 PM, Friday, October 4. The cost is $80 per AP exam plus an additional $40 late fee per exam (cash, check, or credit card made payable to LHS/LOHS or you may pay online at the Webstore found on your school’s website).

For more information, visit your school's AP Exams webpage:


Lakeridge High School - exam schedules, FAQs, links to College Board and other helpful sites

Lake Oswego High School - exam schedules, FAQs, links to College Board and other helpful sites


Note: Please be aware that "AP Exam" refers to the culminating exam offered in May, at the conclusion of a student's year-long course of study in an AP class and from which a student may earn college credit. "AP Exam" does not refer to any assessment that may be associated with entry/enrollment in an AP course. For enrollment in an AP course, please see your counselor.


If you have questions, please contact your school's AP Coordinator: Lakeridge High School: Lois Moll at molll@loswego.k12.or.us and Lake Oswego High School: Barbara Mackey at mackeyb@loswego.k12.or.us.

Online Verification Closes Today

The District rolled out a new online verification process this summer. LOSD parents are asked to log into ParentVUE to review and update important information for their students for the 2019-20 school year. Find more information here: bit.ly/losdreg
Online Verification closes today.
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Multi-City Equity Summit – Saturday, October 19

After months of planning, Lake Oswego School District, along with 12 partner organizations, is pleased to announce the inaugural Multi-City Equity Summit, to be held Saturday, October 19, 2019, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event is free, open to the public, and food and beverages will be provided throughout the day. Due to the limited space and planning purposes, registration is required. Please register here.


Multi-City Equity Summit

Saturday, October 19, 2019

8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Lake Oswego High School


More information can be found here: www.multicityequity.org/
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Get Social: Follow, Share, Engage

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

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.)

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What's New at Community School?

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