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June 14, 2019

In this Message:

Bond Info & Events

  • Summer Bond Projects at Your Child's School
  • Jean Road Lane Closures Throughout Summer


  • Register NOW for the Bus; Routes Set in Early August

Board News & Notes

  • School Board Meeting – June 17

School Related Info

  • Elementary School Summer Office Hours
  • Online Verification is Coming Soon
  • Summer Extended Day Program Schedule
  • Parent Email Addresses will Change Mid-July

Community Info & Events

  • Parks & Rec. Engagement Survey and Events

Regular & Repeated Reminders

  • SafeOregon
  • Subscribe to Lake Oswego Schools App
  • What's New at Community School?

Bond Info & Events

Jean Road Lane Closures Throughout the Summer

Beginning in June, when LOSD receives its City permit, traffic on Jean Road will be impacted by lane closures. Traffic flaggers will be present. Improvements to Jean Road will include:

  • Widening the east half to create turn lanes for the school parking lot

  • Undergrounding all electrical and telecommunications utilities & new tie-in to city utilities

  • New street lights and sidewalks

  • Temporary relocation of the crosswalk for the 2019-2020 school year from Schalit Way to Hill Way

  • A flashing crosswalk signal will be added at the crosswalk

  • Temporary sidewalks will be provided for pedestrian traffic between Central Avenue and Bryant Road

  • Total work is expected to take 4 months

What is a good detour during that time?

  • Bryant and either Lakeview or Boones Ferry around the north side

  • Pilkington, Childs and Bryant around the south side


Register for the Bus Now!

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.

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School Board News & Notes

School Board Meeting – June 17

Monday, June 17, 2019

District Administration Building – Boardroom

2455 Country Club Road; LO


1.0 Call to Order

2.0 Appeal of Administrative Decision – ORS 332.061(1)(a)

3.0 Consider Employment of Administrative Staff – ORS 192.660(2)(a)

4.0 Labor Contract Negotiations – ORS 192.660(2)(d)

5.0 Adjournment

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

1.0 Call to Order

2.0 LHS Track Resurfacing Contract (Action) Mr. Ketzler

3.0 LOJ/RG GMP (Action) Mr. Vandenberg

4.0 RG Technology Infrastructure (Action) Mr. Vandenberg

5.0 Adjournment


IV. SCHOOL BOARD – REGULAR SESSION – Immediately following Public Hearing (appx.6:10)





4.1 Human Resources Report (Action) Dr.Atherton

4.2 Approval of Minutes (Action) Chair Barman

· May 9, 2019 – Contract Review Board/Regular Session/Districtwide Parent Advisory Committee

4.3 Fiscal Year Requirements (Action) Dr. de la Cruz

4.4 2019-20 Miscellaneous Salaries (Action) Dr. de la Cruz

4.5 Long Range Facilities Committee Appointment (Action) Chair Barman

4.6 Appropriation Transfer Resolution (Action) Mr. Ketzler


5.1 April Financial Report (Info) Mr.Ketzler


6.1 Superintendent’s Update (Info) Dr. de la Cruz

6.2 Clothes Closet Proposal (Action) Chair Barman

6.3 Long Range Facilities Committee Update (Info) Mr. Vandenberg

6.4 Elementary Task Force Recommendation (Action) Chair Barman

6.5 School Board Meeting Calendar 2019-20 (Action) Dr. de la Cruz

6.6 2019-20 Budget Adoption: Lake Oswego School District and Lake Grove Swim Park,

Make Appropriations and Set Levy (Action) Mr. Ketzler

6.7 Safety and Security (Info) Dr. Schiele

6.8 Social Studies Textbook Adoption (Action) Dr. Schiele

6.9 Pilot Novels Approval (Action) Dr. Schiele

6.10 Dyslexia Awareness Month Proclamation (Action) Dr. Schiele

6.11 Special Education Audit Update (Action) Director Pocklington

6.12 Employment of Administrative Staff (Action) Chair Barman

6.13 Appeal of Administrative Decision (Action) Chair Barman

6.14 Other Business (Info) ChairBarman



School Related Info

Elementary School Summer Office Hours

June 12 through August 21

Wednesdays: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Regular office hours will resume on August 26.

Online Verification is Coming Soon

The District is excited to roll out a new online verification process this summer. LOSD parents will be invited to log into ParentVUE to review and update important information for their students for the 2019-20 school year. The District will save money by not printing and mailing paper verification forms for all its students. Look for more information in the coming weeks.

Summer Extended Day Program Schedule


7: Open @ Palisades and Lake Grove
10: Closed
11: Closed
12: Summer Program Opens at Palisades Only (7:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.)


4: Closed for Independence Day
5: Closed for Independence Day


19-23: Closed
26: Opens for 2019-2020 school year at Lake Grove and Palisades

Parent Email Addresses will change Mid-July

If you will no longer have students in Lake Oswego schools for the 2019-20 school year (i.e., if your last child graduated or if you are moving), your email address will be removed from school and District lists automatically as enrollment records are updated over the summer in mid-July. We greatly appreciate your assistance in not requesting manual removal of your email address from our database. Please delete any unwanted messages. We make an effort to send limited messages during the summer. Thank you for your patience.

Community Info & Events

Parks & Rec. Survey & Community Engagement Events

Your voice matters! This is an opportunity to provide your feedback about where monies from the parks bond should be invested. Your input will help the Parks Board make meaningful recommendations to Lake Oswego City Council in July. Find the link to the survey and community engagement events here.

Regular & Repeated Reminders


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.)

Subscribe to Lake Oswego Schools App

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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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