The Current

May 17, 2019

In this Message:

School Board Meeting Agenda

  • School Board Meeting – May 20

Bond Info & Events

  • Master Plan Community Forum – May 28
  • Elementary Task Force Board Presentation – June 3

School Related Info

  • One Time Transfer Request for Oak Creek Resident Students
  • Retirement Party for Christie Ford – May 29

Special Services Resources & Info

  • LOSD Smart Start Checklist – 2019-2020
  • Nominations for SSPAC's "Inclusive Education Award" due by 8:00 p.m.


  • Register for the Bus for 2019-2020

Parent & Student Resources

  • Beginning Strings Meeting - May 18
  • Lake Grove Swim Park Schedule
  • SafeOregon
  • Subscribe to Lake Oswego Schools App

City of Lake Oswego Info

  • Incoming 6th Grade Teen Lounge Open House – May 24
  • City of Lake Oswego Recruiting for City's Youth Leadership Council
  • Seeking Youth Advisory Members for LO City Boards

Community School

  • What's New at Community School?

Board Related Information

School Board Meeting

Board of Directors Meeting

District Administration Building

May 20, 2019

Live streaming and archived video of School Board meetings are available at


1.0 Call to Order

2.0 River Grove Modular Contract (Action) Mr. Vandenberg

3.0 Creative Learning Systems Elementary School STEM Labs (Action) Mr. Vandenberg

4.0 Adjournment

II. SCHOOL BOARD – REGULAR SESSION – Immediately following Contract Review Board (appx. 5:10)





4.1 Human Resources Report (Action) Chair Barman


III. SCHOOL BOARD – WORK SESSION – Immediately following Regular Session (appx. 5:15)



2.1 Oregon Green School Certification (Info) Chair Barman/LOHS Students

2.2 Special Ed Report Card/Audit Update (Info) Mr. Tomblin/Dr. Musick

2.3 Debrief SAC Meeting (Info) Dr. Musick

2.4 LOJHS/LOHS Master Plan Introduction to Planning Process (Info) Mr. Bailey/Ms. Ruiz/

Mr. Vandenberg



Bond Related Information

Master Plan Community Forum – May 28

Tuesday, May, 28

6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Lake Oswego High School - cafeteria

2501 Country Club Road; LO

Parents, students, and community members are invited to a community information session to learn about the LOJHS/LOHS Master Plan.

Elementary Task Force Presentation - June 3

At the request of the School Board Chair we have moved the Elementary Task Force presentation to the June 3 Board meeting. It is important that the parent community have the opportunity to hear the results of the Task Force, but pre-election activities and the Blazer's playoff schedule may have a negative impact on listening opportunities. While the Board meeting will still take place on May 20, several items, including the Task Force presentation, have been moved to June 3 to give adequate time for discussion.

School-Based Information and Processes

One Time Transfer Request for Oak Creek Resident Students

Oak Creek resident students may request a permanent transfer from Oak Creek to either Lake Grove or Forest Hills. This application opportunity is available from now through June 20, 2019.

To access the application please go to the District website

Retirement Party for Christie Ford – May 29

Wednesday, May 29

3:30 to 5:00 p.m.

Hallinan Elementary School – library

16800 Hawthorne Drive; LO

Christie has been a teacher at Lake Oswego since 1979. She has taught 2nd through 6th grade at multiple schools in the District. Rumor has it that she now holds the record for longest tenure at LOSD!

Special Services Resources & Information

LOSD Smart Start Checklist – 2019/2020 School Year

The Smart Start Checklist is designed to assist parents of students with IEP's and/or 504's with a quick reference for crucial dates for the upcoming 2019/2020 school year.

Click here for Smart Start Checklist.

Nominations for SSPAC's "Inclusive Education Award" due by 8:00 p.m.

The District Special Services Parent Advisory Committee (SSPAC) is accepting nominations for a new award they are presenting at the end of May. The award is called the "Inclusive Education Award" and will be awarded to a teacher, classified staff member, and/or administrator who exemplifies inclusion and inclusive practices in their school. If you have anyone (or more than one person) you would like to nominate, please complete the nomination form found here.

Nominations must be received by 8:00 p.m. on Friday, May 17, 2019.

Transportation Registration

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.

Parent & Student Resources

Beginning Strings Meeting - May 18

Beginning strings informational meeting

Saturday, May 18

9:30 a.m. at Lakeridge Junior High

More information can be found here.

Lake Grove Swim Park Schedule

The Swim Park will open Saturday, June 8 through Friday, August 23.

June 1 will be swim lesson registration day at the park, in person.

Swim lessons will begin July 1. Find more information here.


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

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

City of Lake Oswego Programs & Opportunities

Incoming 6th Grade Teen Lounge Open House

Friday, May 24

4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

LO Teen Lounge
1060 Chandler Road; LO

The LO Teen Lounge is hosting an open house for all incoming 6th grade students and parents! Come chat with staff, tour the lounge and get a preview of Fall programs. Call 503-697-6589 with questions.

City of Lake Oswego Recruiting for City's Youth Leadership Council

The City of Lake Oswego is recruiting for the City's Youth Leadership Council. Recruitment is open until May 24, 2019, and welcomes all high school age students from Lake Oswego to apply. Five students will be asked plan engagement events, share student perspectives, and attend a trip to Washington D.C.

Click here for more information and to apply.

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 1, 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.

Community School

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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