The Summer Current

LOSD News • July 10, 2020

In this Message:

Message from the Superintendent

Condolence Letters for Olsen-Fredrickson Family

School Board Work Session

Engagement and Decision Making Dates

Roadmap to Reopening FAQ

Recreational Facilities Open Now

Long Range Facility Planning Committee Meeting

LOSD Offices Open by Appointment

Face Coverings for School

Verify Student Info Before Returning to School

Grab & Go Meals

LO Robotics Camp

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

Planning to reopen our schools safely for teachers, staff and students is an extremely dynamic and involved process. As one person put it, it requires re-calibrating every day, sometimes every hour. I want to thank all of our administrators, teachers, staff and families who are contributing to the process.


The plans are being developed by a number of teams in LOSD: District Leadership, School Leaders, Education Association Executive Boards, Student Services, Health Services, Facilities, Operations and Safety, Nutrition Services, Teaching and Learning, Computer Network Services, Human Resources, and Communications. Once we have a framework, details will be further developed by teacher and staff leadership teams working collaboratively with school and district administrators. Throughout the process, we are soliciting feedback from our teachers, staff, families and community through surveys, as well as upcoming focus groups and information sessions.


I encourage you to listen to the School Board work session this Monday, July 13; we will be presenting the framework for the LOSD Roadmap for Reopening.

Condolence Letters for Olsen-Fredrickson Family

Over the weekend, two of our students, Sofie and Quinn Olsen, along with their sibling and step dad, died in a plane crash over Lake Coeur D’Alene. Sofie was a rising junior at Lake Oswego High School, and Quinn was a rising sixth grader from Lake Grove Elementary.


This news is stunning and heartbreaking. Our condolences to their family and friends, and all in the community who have been touched by this tragic loss of life.


Lake Oswego High School students in ASB are encouraging people to write letters to share memories and thoughts, process emotions, and offer condolences to the family. If you would like to write a letter, you can mail it to LOHS; drop it off at the front of the school on Saturday, July 11, between 1-2 p.m. in a drive-by fashion; or email it to the principal at rollin.dickinson@loswego.k12.or.us and he will print it out and include it with the other letters. They will then deliver the letters to the family. If you choose to mail a letter, the school address is PO Box 310, 2501 Country Club Road, Lake Oswego, OR, 97034.


The resources about grief posted on losdschools.org are really helpful as well, and the Clackamas County Crisis Support Line at 503-655-8585 is available all hours, every day.

School Board Work Session

Board of Directors Meeting


Monday, July 13

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 13 at 12 p.m. to losdschoolboard@loswego.k12.or.us. IMPORTANT: Please type “7/13/20 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.

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


Tuesday, July 14

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.

Face Coverings for the School Year

LOSD will be providing all employees with face masks, face shields and cleaning supplies. For those who want or need it, plexiglass will be made available. Additionally, all elementary students will be highly encouraged to wear face coverings, and middle and high school students will be expected to wear face coverings while in school.

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 : Orange Chicken with Fried Rice

LO Robotics Camp

For the eleventh summer, LO Robotics is offering its popular "Intro to Robotics" camp in a residential open air classroom which complies with Oregon Health Authority guidelines for COVID-19. The camp introduces the concepts of robotics and computer programming for elementary and middle school students. Campers learn about algorithms, functions, variables, loops and conditionals using Lego Mindstorms and then program a robot to perform simple tasks and compete in challenges. For more information, visit www.lorobotics.org/camps.html or email summercamp@lorobotics.org.

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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 Continues Expanded Service

Hunger Fighters, located on the Lake Oswego High School campus, is continuing its Saturday pickup from 1-3 p.m. and Wednesday from 4-6 p.m.


Clients who pickup groceries will receive perishable items as well such as produce, bread, dairy or eggs. Hunger Fighters cannot currently provide such items to delivery clients, but it is working towards that goal.


Hunger Fighters has started a delivery program for homebound, immunocompromised and at-risk individuals and families in Lake Oswego. Requests must be submitted by Thursday to receive a delivery of non-perishable groceries on Saturday. Visit www.hungerfightersoregon.org and click the link to submit a request.

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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