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LOSD News • September 25, 2020

In this Message:

Message from the Superintendent

Lake Grove Teacher Featured in Local News

Lakeridge Athletic Director Earns Elite Certification

Register for the School Bus

Technology Protection Payment Due Oct. 1

Video Procedures and Protocols

Technology Resources for Families

Long Range Facility Planning Committee

Palisades Site Closed During Childcare Hours

Get LOSD Mobile App for Push Notifications

Wildfires: How to Help and Get Assistance

Upcoming Candidate Forums

Regular Reminders:

  • 3 Ws: Watch Distance, Wear Mask, Wash Hands
  • Childcare Providers in Clackamas County
  • Local Testing Sites for Covid-19
  • Clackamas County Go Teams
  • Safe Oregon
  • Get Social with LOSD
  • Subscribe to Lake Oswego Schools App

Message from the Superintendent

Like many of you, we in LOSD are actively monitoring the Covid-19 health metrics in anticipation for when we may be in person at school safely. We are encouraged by the downward trend of case numbers in Clackamas and neighboring Multnomah and Washington Counties. So encouraged that we are preparing for in-person teaching and learning for our most vulnerable and youngest students. LOSD will be returning to in-person instruction in phases.


As early as the week of Oct. 5, we plan to begin the process of hosting limited in-person instruction, which entails meeting the needs of specific groups of students based on needed educational, relational, curricular, instructional, and/or assessment supports.


It’s also possible we may be able to bring students and staff in K-3 Hybrid onsite as early as Oct. 19. Clackamas County Covid-19 health metrics need to trend under 30 positive cases per 100,000 tested for the next three consecutive weeks and beyond. We have confirmation from ODE and Clackamas Public Health that LOSD is able to base our return on Clackamas County health metrics. As a reminder, K-3 LO Online is a year long commitment. Requests to move to and from LO Online are considered on a case by case basis.


We will have firmer plans to share when the dates get closer. In the meantime, it’s a pleasure to share some hopeful developments with all of you, and trust that you will be in step with us as we make plans and prepare for in-person teaching and learning.

Lake Grove Teacher Featured in Local News

Veteran teacher now new online teacher Molly Durrett from Lake Grove Elementary spoke on behalf of teachers and students during a recent interview with KPTV. The story was part of an ongoing series about education. With wonderful poise Molly shared the challenges and continuous learnings for all involved in comprehensive distance learning. Way to represent LOSD!


Click here to watch her interview

Lakeridge Athletic Director Earns Elite Certification

The National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA) has recognized Nathan Stanley, Assistant Principal/Athletic Director at Lakeridge High School, as a Certified Athletic Administrator.


To earn this distinction, Nathan has demonstrated the highest level of knowledge and expertise in the field of interscholastic athletic administration. The voluntary certification process included a thorough evaluation of the candidate's educational background, experience and professional contributions, as well as a rigorous, comprehensive written examination.


Nathan is one of an elite group of interscholastic athletic administrators nationwide to attain this level of professionalism.

Register for the School Bus

In preparation for our students being able to attend school in person, we need to be ready to provide bus transportation for all students who need it. We are encouraging families to walk, bike or carpool, when possible. If you think your LOSD student will need to take the bus to or from school at any time during the 2020-2021 school year, please register them now.


Click here to register for bus transportation for 2020-21 school year.


Registration will remain open for the next two weeks, until Monday, Oct. 5, before begin determining exact bus routes. The sooner people register, the fewer route changes need to be made once bus service begins. Thank you in advance for your prompt response in this essential preparation for onsite school.

Technology Protection Payment Due Oct. 1

If you have decided to insure your device, payment is due by Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020. Please see the following methods of payment:


Online payment through community schools

https://www.onlineregistrationcenter.com/register/207-6753


Check: Please put your child’s name and school in the memo area of the check and mail to:

LOSD Office c/o: Kim Wagner

2455 Country Club Road, PO Box 70

Lake Oswego, OR 97034


Fee Waiver: https://www.losdschools.org/domain/1838 mail to:

LOSD Office c/o: Kim Wagner

2455 Country Club Road, PO Box 70

Lake Oswego, OR 97034

Comprehensive Distance Learning Video Procedures and Protocols

LOSD has detailed our Comprehensive Distance Learning Video Procedures and Protocols to provide students, parents, and instructional staff with information, expectations, and guidelines for the use of live (synchronous) interactions and recorded (asynchronous) instructional videos for students. Click here to read the procedures and protocols, and find the document posted on losdschools.org under Tech Support for Families.

Technology Resources for Families

How-to Tech Resources for Families

LOSD has created a number of how-to videos and other resources for students and their families to help navigate school technology. Please click here or go to the losdschools.org and click on Tech Support for Families under Trending Topics to access all of the resources. Resources are being added to this site frequently.


Authenticate Emails

Students need to use their school-issued Gmail account to access Zoom sessions. To make sure your student has access, please click here for a step-by-step process for authenticating their emails and other Zoom access tips.


Tech Support Ticket

If after reviewing the tech resources there is still an issue, please submit a submit Tech Support ticket . The link -- https://losdhelp.zendesk.com/hc/en-us -- is on all school and district homepages for easy access to help with passwords, log-ins, hardware fixes, etc. This is the most efficient way to get your tech issues resolved quickly.


Internet Access

If you do not have internet access, please email john.parke@loswego.12.or.us to request a hot spot.


Google Classroom Guardianship

By now all parents and guardians should have received an email requesting you to accept guardianship of your student's Google Classroom. If you need assistance with this request, please submit a request through the Tech Support button. Note: accepting guardianship simply gives you the option of selecting how often you would like to receive summaries (weekly, daily, or no summary) of your student's Google Classroom activity. Only student accounts have access to Google Classroom.

Long Range Facility Planning Committee Meeting

All are welcome to observe the work session remotely.


Wednesday, Sept. 30

4-6 p.m.


Please click here for the Zoom link to observe the LRFPC work session.

Palisades Site Closed During Childcare Hours

Palisades Elementary, both inside of the building and outside on the property, is closed to the public while LOSD childcare is in session Monday-Friday from 7:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. During those times, please refrain from being on the school site, including walking, running, biking, playing with dogs, playing on the fields, using the play equipment, etc.


Thank you for your consideration as work to maintain the safety of our staff and students and continue providing essential services.

Get LOSD Mobile App for Push Notifications

Please consider downloading the Lake Oswego Schools mobile app and enabling push notifications to receive important alerts and emergency notifications. During setup, be sure to follow both Lake Oswego Schools and the schools your students attend to receive district-level and school notifications. (Go to Settings, Follow schools)

Wildfires: How to Help and Get Assistance

Thank you to all in our community who have rallied to support those who are directly and indirectly impacted by the wildfires and hazardous air. Clackamas County has offered direction on how we can best help -- please click here for the most current information.


If you or anyone you know needs assistance, please click here for a list of resources compiled for all school districts in our area by Clackamas Education Service District. Most importantly, please take care of yourselves and give each other grace during this traumatic time.

Upcoming Candidate Forums

It's election season, including races for Mayor and City Council positions in the City of Lake Oswego. Organizations are hosting forums for citizens to meet the candidates and get informed. Upcoming events include two forums being co-hosted by Respond to Racism and the Lake Oswego Sustainability Network on YouTube Live, found on respondtoracism.org or losn.org.


Candidate Forum -- Mayor

Friday, Oct. 9, 5 p.m.


Candidate Forum -- City Council

Wednesday, Oct. 14, 6:30 p.m.


Please email larsonm@loswego.k12.or.us if you have a forum to share in this newsletter.

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What's New at Community School?

The LOSD Community School is offering virtual enrichment programs and activities for students of all ages including culinary, STEM, arts, language, and athletics.


Check out this week's edition.

3 Ws: Watch Distance, Wear Mask, Wash Hands

In order to bring students back into schools, we must control the COVID-19 transmission in our community, and in the tri-county area. We are seeing increases in children with COVID-19 around the country, which is a concerning trend. The community's actions (wear mask, wash hands, watch distance) directly impact our schools.

Local Testing Sites for Covid-19

For testing Covid-19 sites in our area, please click on the county:

Clackamas County COVID-19 Testing Sites

Washington County COVID-19 Testing Sites

Multnomah County COVID-19 Testing Sites


Oregon Health Authority has also released a webpage that allows users to put in their address or zip code to find the nearest testing site. Click here to find a testing site near you

Childcare Providers in Clackamas County

Clackamas County currently has 76 childcare providers who have openings for child care. 211 is the first point of contact if parents are interested in reaching out about child care options in the area. Parents will need to have the following information ready when working with 211.

  • parent first name and last name
  • child’s DOB and first name
  • address to search for care (near home or work)
  • email address to send referrals
  • any childcare requests
  • days/times needed


Parents can reach 211 in the following ways:

  • Calling 211 1-866-698-6155 - Listen to the prompt for child care and press the specified number
  • Texting the keyword “children” or “niños” to 898211 (TXT211)
  • Emailing children@211info.org
  • Click here to visit the website


Clackamas CCRR can support parents if they aren't able to connect with 211. CCRR can be reached at (503) 675-4100 or via e-mail at ccrr@clackesd.org.

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.

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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