Lightning Newsflash

Lakeridge Middle School's weekly newsletter.

May 28, 2020

Celebrating our 8th Graders

On June 4th, we're eager to celebrate our 8th graders with a special approach to yearbook distribution and chromebook and textbook return, which will include balloons, cheering teachers and staff, and exciting support from Lakeridge High School. Read all about it below or online here. We hope to see you during the window of time between 11:30AM and 1:30PM on June 4th at Lakeridge High School.


Next week, watch for a special recognition message announcing year-end awards and recognitions along with a video celebrating our 8th graders.

8th Grade Clap out & Chromebook/Textbook Return

June 4, 2020

10:30am- Balloon arch in place

11:00am- Staff arrive at Lakeridge High School to setup. Masks and social distancing please.

11:30am- Event begins, families begin arriving.

  1. Enter through the west entry.

  2. Proceed to the right around the west parking loop for queuing.

  3. Stop A- Chromebook turn in

    • Chromebook name stickers removed by student

    • OPTIONAL: Mobile scanner to check in chromebook?

    • Chromebooks placed into milk crates and loaded into transport vehicle when full

    • Chromebook chargers bagged in plastic bag by student, sorted by type into boxes for future inventory

  4. Stop B- Yearbook pickup & Textbook Return

    • Return all text books

    • Yearbook distribution by front doors of school

  5. Clap and wave as you drive out of the east exit driveway, Parent Club photographer on the sidewalk.

1:30PM- Drop off concludes


June 4th, 3-5PM- Makeup drop off at Lakeridge Middle School campus.

June 5th, 12-4PM- Makeup drop off at Lakeridge Middle School campus.

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Year end info for current 6th and 7th Graders

6th and 7th Graders who are returning to LMS next year:

Thanks for all your hard work this year. Keep your chromebook and charger along with your textbooks over the summer. We will get you your yearbooks when we see each other again. We look forward to seeing you again when school resumes.


Students not returning to LMS next year:

Thanks for being part of our learning community. Please turn in all your materials (chromebooks, chargers, and textbooks) on June 4th from 3-5PM at LMS or on June 5th from 12-4PM at LMS.

Locker Pickup

Thanks everyone who attended locker pickup. If you could not attend on one of the designated days, the make up days will be June 4th (3-5PM) and June 5th (12-4PM).


  • 6th/7th grade - Keep your Chromebook and charger and textbooks over the summer.

  • 8th grade - Return all textbooks, library books and your Chromebook and charger on June 4th.

  • Any 6th/7th student not returning to LMS for next year will return textbooks, Chromebook and charger on June 4th.

Parent Club

LMS Parent Club is here for you!

Greetings from over the fence! We are thinking of you all and missing seeing your faces at school and in the parking lot. This is a really difficult time for all of us and everyone is experiencing this pandemic in their own way. We want to let you know that your parent club is here for you and wants to offer support and help. Please reach out and connect if you want to talk or be connected to resources in the community. Lets replace the term the term "social distancing" with "physical distancing"

Athletics

Freshman Athletics Survey

Hello Class of 2024! The coaches at Lakeridge High School are excited to have you a part of our programs next school year and wanted to provide you an opportunity to get connected with programs that you may have an interest in joining. We have created an online questionnaire that you can use to provide your contact information with our coaches and advisors. Complete the form and I will share your information with the selected programs. The coaches will then be in touch to provide you with program information and should be available for questions that you may have. Here is the link to the questionnaire again: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSch-sRz55T7TPUmo9cUyS4HOX9_rcHKcEWlJjUpq3sUu175tg/viewform?usp=sf_link. Go Pacers!


Construction Corner

Latest updates

The good weather is helping our team continue to make progress. Another walkthrough video coming in the weeks ahead.

Routine and Repeated Reminders

Lost and Found

Here's what we've found. Let us know if you see something that is yours by emailing Ms. Easterly at easterlj@loswego.k12.or.us. We'll bag it and have it ready for pickup on June 4th.

End of Year Recognition & Awards

We're looking forward to recognizing our students' achievements and accomplishments this year. We are so proud of all our students have done this year and all the ways they have grown. Even though we can't have our typical awards assembly, we'll be sending recognition certificates and publishing information about our various awards in June.

Credit for High School Courses Completed Before Ninth Grade

For students taking high school-level classes in middle school, please submit this form to Ms. Kahler before June 5 if you want the student's credit NOT to count on their high school transcript.

ParentVue Verification

Beginning May 1, 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. 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.

Updates to ParentVue/StudentVue Grades

It is hard to believe we are almost in May! I appreciate the feedback we have been receiving, and we are working hard to make adjustments with our process to serve our students best.


This week you will begin to see in Synergy a report showing whether your child participated in classes each week. Each Monday evening, we will update Synergy, and if your child has a P, then they were engaged in our work from the previous week. If they have a blank, then they did not participate in that class for the whole week. In cases where we have no engagement, we will be reaching out to you and your child to determine what supports are needed to re-engage. Overall course grades will display as N/A because we want students to focus on staying engaged and connected without stressing about overall grades. At the end of year, students who have been engaged will receive "P" grades consistent with guidance from the Oregon Department of Education.


It is an excellent practice to always check the school-wide planner for assignments and to refer to Google Classrooms for specific assignments.

Food Services

LOSD free meal service for all students in need started April 1. Grab and go meals can be picked up at any one of these schools every Mon. and Wed., between 10:30-11:30 a.m.: Lake Oswego High School, Lake Grove Elementary School, Lakeridge Middle School, Lakeridge High School.

Schoolwide Planner

Teachers will be updating the schoolwide planner each Monday with links to their google classrooms and other supports. You can access it from this link or on the main page of our school website.

Technology Tips

Our excellent district librarian is providing guidance and support to our students and staff as we navigate distance learning. Check out a helpful FAQ for students here: Student Remote Learning FAQ Gr. 6-12: Tech Help, Google Classroom, Google Meet, eBooks & More

Tech Support

Our tech support team is here to help too. Please submit a help request ticket here or go onto losdschools.org if you run into any technology issues (from passwords to hardware concerns). Your help request ticket will get routed to the best person to assist you with your needs.

Stay Connected

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