The Current

December 21, 2018

In this Message:

  • Enjoy Your Winter Break
  • Bond/Community Engagement Meeting – Saturday, January 12
  • Local Option Levy Survey Open until December 31
  • 2019/2020 Preschool/Pre-K Classes Now Open for Applications
  • Elementary Strings Move from Uplands to Forest Hills After Winter Break
  • Online Registration Coming Next Month!
  • ParentVUE Portal for Elementary School Parents
  • Kindergarten Counts – January 23
  • Traffic Impacts: Country Club Road – Week of January 7
  • Weather Emergency Communications
  • Annual Foundation Luncheon – January 29
  • LO Rotary Club Offering Scholarships to World Affairs Seminar
  • 2018 Tax Exemption for Parents of Children with Disabilities
  • Nominate a Staff Member, Teacher, or Student for SASEE Awards
  • SafeOregon
  • Subscribe to Lake Oswego Schools App
  • What's New at Community School?

Enjoy Your Winter Break

School resumes Monday, January 7.

Bond/Community Engagement Meeting – January 12

Saturday, January 12 from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.

Lakeridge Junior High School – cafeteria

4700 Jean Road; LO

All are invited to learn about the significant progress being made in our Bond work. Bring your questions, and we'll have answers.

Childcare will be provided.

Local Option Levy Survey Open until December 31

The local option levy survey will stay open until December 31. All community members are welcome to give the District their feedback on the long range priorities for programs.

Please take five minutes to complete the survey.

2019/2020 Preschool/Pre-K Classes Now Open for Applications

Lake Oswego School District Preschool and Pre-K classes are now open for the application process for the 2019-2020 academic school year. Our teachers are ready to embark on this educational journey with your child in a safe, inclusive, and engaging learning environment. The program offers students meaningful experiences as they begin their educational journey while promoting a lifelong love for learning. Apply today!

Application Opens: Monday, December 17

Application Closes: Monday, February 18

Lottery Process: Friday, March 1

Click here to apply

If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Shelli Fought at or at 503.534.2125.

Elementary Strings Move from Uplands to Forest Hills After Winter Break

The Elementary Strings program will begin the new year in their new location – Forest Hills Elementary School! We are excited to partner with Forest Hills and are working with them to ensure that the same accommodations for the program are available at the new campus. The buses to Elementary Strings and after to Extended Day care locations will remain unchanged. This move is one of the final steps needed to begin the Uplands Elementary bond project work that is slated to begin in January. All equipment will be moved from Uplands to Forest Hills over the winter break, so students will come back to the first week of classes being held in their new location.

Click here for additional information as well as pick-up reminders, and calendar events

Online Registration Coming Next Month!

The District has developed an online registration system that will replace the current paper-based system. We are excited to steamline this process for parents to provide student information to our schools. Online registration for the 2019-20 school year will begin the week of January 21, 2019, for new students who have never enrolled in the District before. Be on the lookout for updates in The Current and the District's website.

ParentVUE for Elementary School Parents

To prepare for the switch to online registration, the District will launch the ParentVUE portal for our elementary parents in early January 2019. This portal allows parents of elementary students to view attendance data and state assessment scores, and will, in the future, allow parents to register new students or verify information for enrolled students.

Parents of elementary students who do not already have an active ParentVUE account will soon receive a letter with an Activation Key and instructions on how to set up their ParentVUE account. Please contact your child's elementary school with questions.

Kindergarten Counts – January 23

Lake Oswego School District's Kindergarten Counts will take place Wednesday, January 23, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. at all elementary schools. This event introduces Lake Oswego parents to the full-day kindergarten program and Extended Day program and ensures that new families are connected to their school. All families with a child who will be five years old by September 1, 2019, are encouraged to attend.

This year Kindergarten Counts will coincide with the debut of the District’s new online registration portal. Rather than providing a paper registration form that night, parents will learn about online registration so that they can later enroll their children from home or wherever they access the internet (no registration via smartphone).

Traffic Impacts: Country Club Road – Week of January 7

The City has informed us that a project on Country Club Road, between the Six Corners intersection and 10th Street/A Avenue, is scheduled to begin the week of January 7 and take six to eight months to complete.

During this time, several temporary traffic revisions will be in place 24/7:
  • Country Club Road will be reduced to two lanes, one travel lane in each direction, and traffic will be shifted
  • Stop signs will be temporarily removed for east and westbound traffic on Country Club Road (at Six Corners and 10th Street)
  • C Avenue, 10th Street and the northbound leg of Iron Mountain Blvd. will be closed at Country Club Road
  • Traffic speed may be reduced through the corridor

For more information click here

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.

Annual Foundation Luncheon – January 29

Get Your Tickets for the Annual Foundation Luncheon

Join us for our biggest community celebration of the year! The Foundation luncheon is a wonderful opportunity to meet members of our community and support our students. The event sells out every year -- so be sure to purchase your tickets here today! This year's speaker is Debbie Craig, one of our community's biggest champions, a trustee with Meyer Memorial Trust, and a passionate advocate for public education and the outdoors. Also, as an alumna of Lake Oswego High School and a parent of Lakeridge High School alumni, Debbie will have great stories to share.

LO Rotary Club Offering Scholarships to World Affairs Seminar

The Lake Oswego Rotary Club is sponsoring two all-expense paid scholarships to the World Affairs Seminar, a one-week convention June 24 to June 30 at Carroll University in Waukesha, Wisconsin. This year's focus is the promise and perils of social media.

Lakeridge and Lake Oswego High School sophomores and juniors are eligible. Students may apply for this impressive college resume builder by going to

For information go to or contact Dave Peterson at

2018 Tax Exemption for Parents of Children with Disabilities

The Oregon Tax Code provides an additional tax exemption for parents of eligible children with disabilities in Oregon. The procedure for claiming an exemption for the 2018 tax year is explained in the Oregon Individual Tax Return and Instruction booklets.

Click here for more information including who qualifies for the exemption and what documentation must be submitted with the tax return to qualify for this exemption.

Nominate a Staff Member, Teacher, or Student for SASEE Awards


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.

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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