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April 19, 2019

In this Message:

  • School Board Meeting – April 22
  • LO Learns Community Events
  • One Time Transfer Request for Oak Creek Resident Students
  • Lakeridge "Company" Variety Show
  • Seeking Youth Advisory Members for LO City Boards
  • Register for the Bus for 2019-20
  • Preparing for Transition to Adulthood
  • Kindergarten Registration – Deadline May 1
  • Robo Pizza Open House for LO Robotics Program – May 1
  • District-wide SAC – May 8
  • Weather Emergency Communications
  • SafeOregon
  • Subscribe to Lake Oswego Schools App
  • What's New at Community School?

School Board Meeting – April 22

Monday, April 22, 2019
Executive Session – 5:00 p.m.
Contract Review Board – approx. 5:40 p.m. (immediately following Executive Session)
School Board – Regular Session – approx. 6:10 p.m. (immediately following Contract Review Board)

District Administration Building – Board Room
2455 Country Club Road; LO


1.0 Call to Order

2.0 Threatened or Pending Litigation – ORS 192.660(2)(h)

3.0 Adjournment

II. CONTRACT REVIEW BOARD – Immediately following Executive Session (appx. 5:40 p.m.)

1.0 Call to Order

2.0 Technology Update for Staff (Action) Mr. Ketzler/ Dr. Schiele

3.0 Hallinan A & E Contract (Action) Mr. Vandenberg

4.0 Oak Creek GMP (Action) Mr. Vandenberg

5.0 Technology Upgrade Phase II Contract (Action) Mr. Vandenberg

6.0 Uplands Technology Contract (Action) Mr. Vandenberg

7.0 LOJHS Pre-Engineered Gymnasium Contract (Action) Mr. Vandenberg

8.0 Adjournment

III. SCHOOL BOARD – REGULAR SESSION – Immediately following Contract Review Board (appx. 6:10)





4.1 Human Resources Report (Action) Dr. Atherton

4.2 Approval of Minutes (Action) Chair Barman

· March 18, 2019 – Legal Budget Committee Iinterviews/Contract Review Board/Regular Session, Pages 258-273

4.3 Policy JEBA-AR – Early Entrance into Kindergarten** (Action) Dr. Schiele

4.4 School Advisory Committee Recommendations (Action) Dr. Schiele


5.1 February Financial Report (Info) Mr. Ketzler

5.2 March Financial Report (Info) Mr. Ketzler


6.1 National Teacher Appreciation Week (Action) Chair Barman

6.2 K-12 Social Studies Curriculum Adoption (Info) Dr. Schiele

6.3 Supplementary Curriculum Adoption – EL & ML Spanish Immersion ELA & HS Computer Science (Info) Dr. Schiele

6.4 Renaming of Junior High Schools (Action) Mr. Vandenberg/Dr. Schiele

6.5 Elementary and High School Science Adoption Recommendation (Action) Dr. Schiele

6.6 Policy GCCB/GDCB/IKAAA – District Equity Policy (1st Reading) Mr. Salerno Owens

6.7 Westridge Construction Project (Info) Mr. Vandenberg/Dr. Musick

6.8 2019-20 Proposed Fees (Info) Mr. Ketzler

6.9 Policy JFCG/JFCH/JFCI – Use of Tobacco Products, Alcohol, Drugs or Inhalant Delivery Systems** (2nd Reading) Dr. Schiele

6.10 Policy KGC/GBK – Prohibited Use, Distribution or Sale of Tobacco Products and Inhalant Delivery Systems (2nd Reading) Dr. Schiele

6.11 Student School Board Representatives (Info) Mr. Bailey/Dr. Schiele

6.12 Bus Barn Discussion (Action) Chair Barman

6.13 Other Business (Info) Chair Barman



LO Learns Community Events

LO Learns Community Events are a chance to hear from the experts about what is happening in our schools. Please bring your neighbors and join us for our learning events.

Saturday, April 20

11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Oak Creek Elementary
55 Kingsgate Rd; LO
Program: School Safety and SRO Duties

Guest speakers include School Resource Officer Bryan Sheldon and Dale Jorgensen, Lake Oswego's Chief of Police.

Saturday, April 27
10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Forest Hill Elementary
1133 Andrews Rd; LO
Program: STEM/Computer Science in the 21st Century
Guest speakers are TOSAs Larry Zurcher and Chris Hesselbein.

One Time Transfer Request for Oak Creek Resident Students

The Superintendent has provided a one-time opportunity for Oak Creek resident students to request a permanent transfer from Oak Creek to either Lake Grove or Forest Hills. This application opportunity is available between April 18, 2019 through June 30, 2019.

The temporary guidelines for allowing transfers from Oak Creek to Forest Hills or Lake Grove:

  • Applications accepted between April 18, 2019 and June 20, 2019 and processed in order of receipt (Maximum 100 students.)
  • The District will provide two stops in the Oak Creek attendance area to transport students to Lake Grove and/or Forest Hills. (Kindergarten students require a parent or guardian to meet the school bus at drop-off in order for the driver to release the student.)
  • Once the request has been approved for the 2019-20 school year, it does not need to be renewed annually. The approved request is valid until the student completes grades offered at that school.

To access the application please go to the District website

Lakeridge "Company" Variety Show

April 19 at 7:30 p.m.

April 20 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Lakeridge High School – auditorium

1235 Overlook Drive; LO

The Lakeridge show choir, Company, along with the Lakeridge Jazz Ensemble, will perform its always popular annual Variety Show on April 19 and 20. Don't miss this entertaining show that will feature a broad range of musical styles and hit songs!

Tickets are available online here as well as at the door before each performance.

Seeking Youth Advisory Members for LO City Boards

The City of Lake Oswego has a program called "Youth Members on Advisory Boards." The City Council will be appointing one youth member to each advisory board, including the Historic Resources Advisory Board, Library Advisory Board, Sustainability Advisory Board, Transportation Advisory Board, and Parks, Recreation & Natural Resources Advisory Board.

Positions are available to current Sophomores and Juniors who reside within the city limits of Lake Oswego. Terms of service are from July 2019 to June 30, 2020.

Interested students should submit an application and a letter of recommendation from a faculty member from their school.

Applications can be submitted from April 1 through May 31 on the city website, under Boards and Commissions.

Interviews will be held on Saturday, June 8, with appointments made on July 2.

Register for the Bus for 2019-20

Registration is now open for bus transportation for the 2019-20 school year.

Please complete the registration form with as much detail as possible. This will help us create our routing schedule for the 2019-20 school year. Call the Transportation Department at 503-387-5078 with questions. Please note that this request does not guarantee transportation. Restrictions apply to students that are open enrolled or who live within the walk zone. Bus Registration Deadline is August 1, 2019.

Access the registration form here.

Preparing for the Transition to Adulthood

Thursday, April 25

5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Staff Development Room

*The Staff Development Room is located in Building 2477 on the Lake Oswego High School campus. This building is on the right side of the parking lot as you enter from Country Club Road.

Does your student experience a disability? Are you curious what school, employment, community and formal services might look like as your student reaches adulthood?

Come learn about Transition services within Lake Oswego School District as well as the Seamless Transition model of programming. You will learn about:

- Importance of vision for the future

- Post-secondary education opportunities

- Adult services

- Employment plans

- Guardianship

- Saving options while receiving SSI, and more


Clackamas Developmental Disabilities; Vocational Rehabilitation; Trellis LLC; PCC Disability Services; PSU Career and Community Studies program; Think College; Palladio Planning Group; Guardianship and Able Accounts; RideConnection; and a parent-student panel.

For questions, contacat Nan Deane, LO Transition Specialist:


Kindergarten Registration – Deadline May 1

  • Lottery Deadline: May 1, 2019
  • Lottery Tier 1: Siblings currently attending the same resident school will be given priority and will not go into the lottery but MUST register by the May 1 deadline
  • Lottery Tier 2: Age-eligible registrations received by May 1, 2019
  • Lottery Tier 3: All registrations (including sibling and early admission) received after May 1, 2019, are subject to availability
  • Lottery Date: May 8, 2019
  • Lottery Notification Date: May 10, 2019

Robo Pizza Open House for LO Robotics Programs

Wednesday, May 1 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Lakeridge High School, Room F28 in the lower F-wing

Are you interested in engineering? Thinking about joining a robotics team?

Join us at a robotics open house sponsored by the Lake Monsters Robotics team to sign up for the 2019-2020 season.

All Lake Oswego High School and Lakeridge High School students are invited to:

· Drive a robot

· See how heavy machinery works

· Learn how to program a robot

· Make an electrical circuit

· Find out how to join the robotics team

· Eat free pizza

Questions? Email See you there!

District-wide SAC Meeting – May 8

Wednesday, May 8 from 7:00 to 9:00. p.m.

Lakeridge High School in the library

1235 Overlook Drive; LO

All community members are invited to our School Advisory Committee (SAC) meeting. Please plan to join us.

Weather Emergency Communications

Winter is here, please review the emergency communications page of our district website which can be found here. The District has a new Twitter account which will be used for emergency communications. Please follow @LOSD_Proud for the fastest way to receive all urgent notifications.


If parents are ever concerned about a student’s well-being, feel free to reach out to your principal. It is important to keep your lines of communication open and maintain strong partnerships between students, families, staff, and other resources.

SafeOregon also is an effective way to report a tip regarding safety threats or potential acts of violence to our students or schools.

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

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What's New at Community School?

The LOSD Community School offers enrichment and athletic programs and activities for students of all ages, including robotics, STEM, arts, language, and theater.

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