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LOSD News • June 18, 2021

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Enjoy Summer Break! See You in August

Spanish Immersion Applications Due Today

Take A Virtual Tour of Lakeridge Middle School

Interested in Volunteering for the Bond Campaign?

School Board Meeting June 21

LOH Student Council Receives Top Honors

Summer Grab & Go Meal Plan

Make Your Appointment for LO Vaccine Clinic

Vaccination Clinic Volunteers Needed

Summer Specials Sign Ups Open

Save the Date: Smart Start Aug. 26

Register for Lakeridge Youth Football

Regular Reminders:

  • Hunger Fighters Food Pantry: Open and Hiring
  • Please Verify Your Student's Information
  • Get Social: Follow, Share, Engage @wearelosd
  • What's New at Community School
  • Subscribe to Lake Oswego Schools App
  • Back-to-School Clothes at Clothing Closet
  • COVID-19 Vaccine Information
  • 3 Ws: Watch Distance, Wear Mask, Wash Hands
  • Safe Oregon

Enjoy Summer Break! See You in August

We are excited for a little rest and restoration and even more excited to see you in the new school year.

  • Aug. 26 -- Smart Start Open House
  • Aug. 30 -- Students in grades K-5, 6, and 9 first day of school
  • Aug. 31 -- Students in grades 7-8, and 10-12 first day of school

Click here for the district calendar for the 2021-22 school year.

Spanish Immersion Applications Due Today

The Spanish Immersion program is moving to Palisades Elementary School, the new, permanent location, starting in the 2021-22 School Year. With newfound space at Palisades, we have opened up the application and lottery process for incoming kindergarteners who are interested in being a part of a possible second strand of the Spanish Immersion program. We have several kindergarteners on the waitlist, and need to fill the remaining open spots in order to open a second kindergarten class for the 2021-22 school year. Click here to apply. Applications for second kindergarten Spanish Immersion class are due by TODAY Friday, June 18 at 3:30 p.m. The lottery will be conducted on June 23 and all applicants will be notified of lottery outcomes by June 25.

Take A Virtual Tour of Lakeridge Middle School

Please click here to watch a video featuring the new Lakeridge Middle School and hearing from students and staff about their experiences in the new building. Thank you Lake Oswego voters for approving the bond in 2017, and making it all possible!

Interested in Serving on Bond Citizen Campaign?

In anticipation of asking LO voters to approved the second phase of our bond program in November, the Bond Citizen Campaign is looking for parents-guardians, residents, teachers and staff who are interested in serving on the campaign committee. The committee has all kinds of jobs, from helping with fundraising and events to coordinating endorsements and communications/social media. The committee is also looking for school and community organization captains to help organize volunteers and get out the word.

Depending on the volunteer job, some preparation work occurs over the summer. Most of the campaign jobs begin at the volunteer kick off Aug. 19 and go through election day in November

If interested in volunteering, please click here to submit an interest form.

School Board Meeting June 21

All are welcome to observe the public session remotely.

Monday, June 21

General Session -- 6:00 p.m.

Click here for the agenda posted on district website

NEW: Board members will be taking both verbal and written testimony. Please click here for instructions on how to submit testimony for either way. Notification of verbal testimony and written testimony is due by Monday, June 21 at 12 p.m.

You can observe the meeting remotely by clicking here.

LOH Student Council Receives Top Honors

Lake Oswego High School is one of 13 high schools and 4 middle schools in the state receiving recognition as a high achieving leadership program with a Gold Council Award. The award, sponsored by the Oregon Association of Student Councils (OASC) sets high standards for student councils and leadership programs, and honors them if they can reach or exceed these goals.

The leadership programs begin by setting goals in the fall and actively participate in leadership activities and events throughout the year. In order to receive the award, programs must create and encourage activities that promote inclusivity among all students at the school and provide a series of events that include a variety of different areas/disciplines in the school. Along with involvement in the school, they must also demonstrate that they are gaining valuable leadership and professional skills that they can take with them outside of school.

Congratulations to all of the students and the advisor Chris Hill on your top honor for outstanding achievement!

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Make Your Appointment for LO Vaccine Clinic

The Lake Oswego Fire Department is hosting several COVID-19 vaccine clinics at Lakeridge Middle School. The clinics are for Pfizer vaccine first and second doses on: June 30, July 7, July 14, and July 21. To schedule an appointment, use this link or QR code.

Be sure to read here for full instructions before heading to the clinic.

Vaccination Clinic Volunteers Needed

Thank you to all who helped with the LOSD/LOFD COVID-19 vaccination clinic this week. More volunteers are needed for the upcoming clinics. You do not need a medical background to volunteer.

Volunteer positions needed:

Greeter: Greets patients as they arrive and directs them to check-in stations

Check In: Registers patients, reviews and verifies paperwork, and directs to the vaccine waiting area

Wait Time Manager: Primary function is to direct patients to the post vaccine waiting area and determine post vaccine wait time. Assists post vaccine monitor as directed.

Please click here to volunteer. Thank you!

Summer Specials Sign Ups Open

Registration for LOSD Summer Specials is OPEN on Community School website by clicking here. Each enrichment opportunity runs for one week and will be held at either Palisades, River Grove, or Oak Creek. We are able to provide these in-person opportunities for enrichment at a free or nearly free cost thanks to a Summer Enrichment Grant from the Oregon Department of Education.

Save the Date: Smart Start Aug. 26

Smart Start is an opportunity specifically for our students with 504s and IEPs, and their parents and guardians, to make introductions with their teachers and to feel prepared for the start of school. For the 2021-22 School Year, Smart Start is in person Aug. 26, 2021, from 1-3 p.m.

Teachers will be familiar with your student’s plan and accommodations. To help better know your students, please complete the attached one-page profile or create one on your own ahead of time, and give it to the teacher at the Smart Start introduction.

Also, to assist in your family’s preparation for the new school year, please click here for a Smart Start checklist for parents and guardians of students with 504s and IEPs.

Register for Lakeridge Youth Football

Lakeridge Youth Football Fall 2021 Registration is open now for kids who in the fall will be Lakeridge-boundary student-athletes in grades 7/8 (regular 11-player tackle), grades 5/6 (adjusted 11-player tackle), and grades 3/4 (rookie 7-player tackle), and grades K-2 (flag-brand, a NEW option).

Registration details are on, along with information about costs, the association, scholarship options, Pacer football camp, playing requirements and contact information for LYF Board members.

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Hunger Fighters Food Pantry: Open and Hiring

The pantry will be open all summer for contactless curbside pickup every Saturday from 1-2:30 p.m.. Visit the website for more

Please Verify Your Student's Information

Beginning April 30, LOSD needs parents-guardians of all students enrolled for the 2021-22 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 address or contact information has not changed over the past year because the school may have incorrect information from a previous year.
  • Confirming parent email addresses for Google Classroom and other applications to participate in your student's learning.
  • Enabling distribution of key information in the district's K-12 Family Handbook and 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.

Get Social: Follow, Share, Engage @wearelosd

LOSD has changed its social media handle. Please join us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram @wearelosd

Subscribe to Lake Oswego Schools App

Stay connected to the district and your school(s) and receive urgent notifications by subscribing to the Lake Oswego Schools App.

Back-to-School Clothes at Clothing Closet

I Love Lake Oswego Clothing Closet is a donation-based closet that provides clothing items and hygiene products for residents, students, and employees that work or live within Lake Oswego.

Open Saturdays

9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Visit for more information.

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.


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.

(Students should also be aware that intentionally providing a false report is a serious offense.)