Falcon News

Forest Hills Elementary • March 5, 2021

Upcoming Dates

MARCH

Now Available | 2021-22 Grades 1-12 Registration is Now Available

Now Available | 2021-22 Kindergarten Registration is Now Available

Wednesday 10 | Multi-synchronous review and connection

  • 8:00 - 9:05 | AM structured review and connection
  • 12:45 - 1:50 | PM structured review and connection

Wednesday 10 11:30 - 12:30 | Wednesday Curbside Pickup for LO Online

  • Requests due by noon the day before
  • Continues every Wednesday

Wednesday 10 @ 5:00 - 6:30 PM | LOSD Cares presents Parenting in a Pandemic

Thursday 11 @ 7:00 PM | PTO Meeting

Monday 15 - Friday 19 | Culture Travel Week India

Monday 22 - Friday 26 | Spring Break / No School

Forest Hills Reopening Information

Visit the newly created website for up-to-date information about Forest Hills Elementary reopening. New information will be added throughout the transition back to in-person instruction.

Dear Forest Hills Families

Looking back, it was just over a year ago that Forest Hills became the first school in the state to experience a COVID related closure. On that day I wrote to you, "Tomorrow, we continue to work to ensure your child's safe and joyful return to school." At that time, we had no idea how long the road to reopening would be.


Today, we were joined by our 4th and 5th grade students, completing our return to in-person instruction. We're back!


Thank you to our amazing building maintenance team, front office staff, assistants, food service staff, teachers, and specialists who have worked tirelessly to reopen our school. The lift has been monumental and your efforts have not gone unnoticed. Thank you to our incredible community. Your steadfast support and flexibility is so important. Our return may have taken longer than any of us could have imagined, but we are now safely and joyfully back!


Patrick Shuckerow, Principal

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Yearbook Photos Needed

Stronger Together is this years yearbook theme! We are in need of a portrait photo for each FH child. Instructions on how to submit photos are included in this link http://bit.ly/37YitHb. In addition, the Yearbook Team is in need of photos of students doing their favorite hobby, cooking/baking, learning new skills, reading, outdoor activities, zoom school and pets.


5th Grade Request: Please provide 3-5 photos of your child at various ages ranging from infant up to current age. They can be portraits, candids, photos of your kiddo doing something they love, whatever! Please just make the photo large enough (at least 1MB file size) that your child's face can be easily seen and will print well in the yearbook. Photos can be uploaded to a google folder here:


5th Grade Yearbook Student Photos


Or, if for some reason you cannot put them into the Google Drive folder, they can be sent to Courtney Lindsey at cstewart143@hotmail.com or to me at leslie.kilian@gmail.com.


Please be sure you label them with your child's name and teacher (ex: BLindsey1-HamacheckAM, BLindsey2-HamacheckAM, etc. TKilian1-SchoenPM.jpeg, etc). The deadline for submission is March 19, 2021. We know this is a very short turn around but it's what we need in order to get the yearbook done in time for the end of this very weird school year. If you have questions please do not hesitate to reach out via email or phone (see below):


Courtney Lindsey (Brook and Sydney's mom)

cstewart143@hotmail.com

Cell: 971-832-0666


Leslie Kilian (Theo's mom)

leslie.kilian@gmail.com

Cell: 415-297-9949

Grab & Go Meals Distribution Schedule

LOSD is providing free packaged breakfasts and lunches for all students who choose to participate. Each in-person class session, your child's teacher will take a lunch count. Students indicate if they want a Grab&Go meal, which will the be delivered to the classroom prior to dismissal.


LO Online students can pick up meals at Lake Oswego High School or Lakeridge High School on Mondays and Thursdays @ 11:45 - 12:45.


For more information, please visit https://www.losdschools.org/Page/141

Bias and Racial Incident Reporting Form and Information

On November 16, 2020, the LOSD School Board approved the ALL Students Belong Policy which prohibits the display of hate symbols and the use of hate speech in our school community. This is another step forward in our efforts of becoming an anti-bias and anti-racist organization and living up to the District’s core values of equity and inclusion. The All Students Belong Policy makes it clear that hate will not be tolerated nor accepted in our schools. We encourage students to stand against hate by interrupting and reporting any bias and/or racist incident that they witness or personally experience. We want LOSD schools to be a safe, welcoming, and loving space where all students have the opportunity to be themselves and thrive socially and academically. If you have witnessed or experienced any harm directed to any student, teacher, or staff member based on perceived or actual identity, you can report to your administrator, a trusted staff member, by using the new elementary Incident Report or anonymously to SafeOregon.

LOSD Cares Workshop

Join our LOSD community and caregivers on Zoom for a virtual workshop -- Parenting in a Pandemic: Embracing Transitions in Partnerships with Your Kids -- with Psychologists Kristin Valerius, Ph.D. and Lisa Snow, Psy.D of Sundstrom Clinical Services.


Wednesday, Mar. 10

5-6:30 p.m.

https://loswego-k12-or-us.zoom.us/j/89215779950

Now Accepting Applications for Foundation Board of Directors

Are you interested in contributing to a dynamic volunteer organization dedicated to advancing our community's commitment to educational excellence?


Please consider applying for the Lake Oswego Schools Foundation Board of Directors. The Foundation is seeking parents/guardians, students and community residents to serve on its Board of Directors. Board members must demonstrate a commitment to the Foundation, the School District and the Lake Oswego community.


The term for new board members will begin June 2021. Board members commit to a two-year term and may serve up to three terms. Please click HERE to access the online application form. The application provides more information about being a board member.


Interested people should submit applications by Friday, April 9, 2021. The Nominating committee will review applications and conduct interviews in the April time frame. If you are unable to access the application, please contact woolfw@loswego.k12.or.us to receive a pdf version of the application.


Lake Oswego Schools Foundation prospective board member application:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdFxpAsgwMltJ5w2ctJAeaKHplRwGPQ5v7AprDZqLPToZSlIw/viewform?usp=sf_link

Regular Announcements

Asynchronous Rotation Schedule

This Week's Asynchronous Rotation Schedule

Week of March 8

  • Kindergarten / 1st Grade - Science
  • 2nd Grade / 3rd Grade - Social Studies
  • 4th Grade / 5th Grade - Health

1 asynchronous lesson posted per day, posted at 8 AM in Google Classroom

Yearlong Subject Rotation Schedule

Google Classroom Codes

Library Books

Book Delivery to the Classroom and Curbside Pickup

The Forest Hills Library is excited to announce that students at school who have requested library books will have them delivered to their classroom every Friday. For LO Online students, curbside pickup will continue, but will be moving to Wednesdays from 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM.


Students are still able to request books from the Destiny Discover library catalog. Holds must be made by noon the day before delivery.

Grade Level Lunch Bunches

Ms. Drimmel, our Counselor, will be providing open grade level lunch bunches. Please find the schedule below and let your students know they can log on to see friends, engage in SEL themed activities or just check in to say hello :) Students can find the link to my zoom room on my clever page, in my google classroom or here : Mrs. Drimmel's Zoom Room


Mondays @ 11:15 - 11:45 | Kindergarten Lunch Bunch

Mondays @ 12:00 - 12:30 | 1st Grade Lunch Bunch

Tuesdays @ 11:15 - 11:45 | 2nd Grade Lunch Bunch

Tuesdays @ 12:00 - 12:30 | 3rd Grade Lunch Bunch

Thursdays @ 11:15 - 11:45 | 4th Grade Lunch Bunch

Thursdays @ 12:00 - 12:30 | 5th Grade Lunch Bunch

iLab Office Hours

Every Monday from 11:00 to 11:30, Ms. Jordan has iLab office hours. Anyone can join her Zoom room during that time to ask questions or get help with iLab. Ms. Jordan's Zoom link can be found in Clever.

Zoom issues? Call the Front Office

Just a reminder that you are always welcome to call the front office if you need help with Zoom. Call 503-534-2350 to speak with Nicole or Wende if there are any issues getting onto a Zoom meeting.

Reporting Student Absences

If your child will not be attending school for any reason, please call the school’s attendance phone number, or email the attendance email address. If your child is ill, please indicate the illness symptoms.


Forest Hills
503-534-2350 (main office number)
fhattendance@loswego.k12.or.us

Mystery Science

If you are unable to purchase or have limited access, we have a limited amount of science supplies that are available to you from the Lake Oswego School District. This is based on need, not convenience: Science Materials Request Form


The bags will contain all of the materials needed for the lab work in the Mystery Science unit. Please select the school and grade level for your student. Supply bags can be picked up at your school. Office staff will help you to get your lab supplies. No names or email addresses will be collected in this request form.

New Student Registration for 2021-22 School Year

LOSD is pleased to offer online registration through its parent portal, ParentVUE (contact your resident school for help with logging in). See the Registration & Verification page of the LOSD website for guidance. Students who are currently attending LOSD during the 2020-21 school year do NOT need to register for the 2021-22 school year.

Stay in Touch with the PTO

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