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LOSD News • June 4, 2021

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Congratulations Class of 2021 Graduates!

Sign Up for Vaccine Clinic in LO

Vaccination Clinic Volunteers Needed

Summer Specials Sign Ups Open

School Board Meeting - New Testimony Options

Recognizing Pride Month

Royal Rosarian Newsmaker of the Year

Last Call! Sign Up to Tour Lakeridge Middle School

Lake Grove Swim Park Opens June 18

Save the Date: Smart Start Aug. 26

Rassekh Park Development Online Open House

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

Congratulations Graduates!

This week Lake Oswego and Lakeridge High Schools hosted graduation ceremonies in their stadiums, a new tradition for our graduates, teachers, staff and families. The events were a celebration of resilience and grace for a class that has experienced some of the toughest blows to students during the pandemic. The Class of 2021 has risen to the occasion, creating moments of joy, paving new traditions, and making lasting bonds.


We are all cheering for our graduates, and look forward to seeing the Class of 2021 soar. Congratulations, the world is fortunate to have you!

Sign Up for Vaccine Clinic in LO

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 9, June 16, June 30, July 7, July 14, July 21.


To schedule an appointment, use this link or QR code. You can now schedule for June 9, 16 and 30.


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

Vaccination Clinic Volunteers Needed

Volunteers are needed for the LOSD/LOFD COVID-19 vaccination 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. The afternoon enrichment programs will be offered in-person July 5 - Aug. 6.


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.

School Board Meeting - New Testimony Options

All are welcome to observe the public session remotely.


Monday, June 7

Executive Session 5:30 p.m.

General Session following executive session, approximately 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 7 at 12 p.m.


You can observe the meeting remotely by clicking here.

Recognizing Pride Month

June is Pride Month, promoting the dignity, equality, and increased visibility of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people. We in LOSD join in celebrating overcoming prejudice and being accepted for who you are.

Royal Rosarian Newsmaker of the Year

The Royal Rosarians are honoring some of the 2020 heroes and heroines in the community. In partnership with the Royal Rosarians, KOIN TV is nominating LOSD employee Hector Calderon as its "Newsmaker of the Year." Newsmakers are awarded a Royal Rosarian bronze medallion.


In 2020 Hector made national news as the first person in a school district in the United States, and the first person in Oregon, to be diagnosed with the novel virus. He spent months on a ventilator in the hospital. The day Hector was able to return home was a moment of incredible joy during this entire pandemic.


Hector is now back at Forest Hills Elementary, where he is a beloved member of the school and district custodial team. When asked about the ordeal, Hector says he is grateful to God, and to our community. We are all grateful for Hector.

Sign Up to Tour New Lakeridge Middle School

We are eager to show off the new Lakeridge Middle School. Tour times are filling up fast -- reserve your tour today!


Click here to sign up for a tour time on Friday, June 18


The self-guided tours (with special recordings accessed from your smartphone) start every 2 minutes to allow for ample spacing in the building. Tours of the building will also be available to incoming students and their families in August, if these dates do not work for your family.

Lake Grove Swim Park Opens June 18

The Lake Grove Swim Park, operated by the school district, opens June 18 for the 2021 summer season. It is located at 3800 Lakeview Blvd., Lake Oswego.


Swim park amenities include: restroom facilities, lifeguards on duty for swimmers in the lake during all operating hours (swim tests are required) and a snack shack.


This year, patrons will need to bring your own equipment for: ping pong, volleyball, tetherball and basketball. The kiddie pool is under repair and no swim lessons will be offered. Social distancing will be required.


More information about the swim park can be found on the district website or by clicking here.

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.

Rassekh Park Development Online Open House

In April, our community was asked for input on the development of a multi-purpose sports field and play are at Rassekh Park. Based on feedback from over 600 surveys, the design team has put together three design options for Rassekh Park.


From June 4-June 13, you can visit the online open house to:


  • View the three design options
  • Watch short videos about each design
  • Take a map tour of each design
  • Leave feedback on the designs and park elements


Your feedback on these design options will help shape the next steps in the design process.

Click here to view the online open house or visit RassekhPark.com.

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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 info.www.hungerfightersoregon.org


Hunger Fighters is also hiring. It's currently in the process of searching for its first Executive Director to manage the pantry for a part-time position, starting as soon as possible. Find all the information here: HFO - We're Hiring

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 https://www.ilovelakeoswego.com 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.

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.)