The Current

February 8, 2019

In this Message:

  • School Closure Information for the Weekend
  • School Board Meeting – February 11
  • Dr. Lora de la Cruz – Community Engagement Plan
  • Legal Budget Committee Accepting Applications
  • Registration for May 2019 AP Exams Continues
  • YouthTruth School Experience Survey – Continues through February 15
  • Lake Oswego High School 8th Grade Night – Open House – February 11
  • Kindergarten Registration – Deadline May 1
  • Spanish Immersion Kindergarten Application Available on Website
  • Sister City Host Families Needed
  • Bryant Tiles Can Now be Ordered
  • LO Girls on the Run Registration
  • Partnership with SMART
  • "Listening to Young People" Conversation Night
  • Weather Emergency Communications
  • SafeOregon
  • Subscribe to Lake Oswego Schools App
  • What's New at Community School?

School Closure Information for the Weekend

Please monitor our website and watch the news to determine if schools are open or closed on Saturday and Sunday.

School Board Meeting – February 11

Monday, February 11, 2019

Executive Session – 5:45 p.m.

Regular Session – appx. 6:00 p.m. (immediately following Executive Session)

District Administration Building – Boardroom

2455 Country Club Road; LO


1.0 Call to Order

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

3.0 Adjournment

II. SCHOOL BOARD – REGULAR SESSION – Immediately following Executive Session (appx. 6:00 p.m.)





4.1 Human Resources Report (Action) Dr. Atherton

4.2 Approval of Minutes (Action) Chair Barman

· January 8, 2019 – Contract Review Board, Pages 183-184

· January 14, 2019 – Regular Session

4.3 Policy GBC(AR) – Staff Ethics (Action) Mr. Ketzler

4.4 Policy IGDG Student Activity Funds & School Fundraising (Action) Mr. Ketzler

4.5 Policy ECAC – Video Surveillance (Action) Dr. Schiele

4.6 Policy EEACCA – Video Surveillance on Transportation Vehicles (Action) Dr. Schiele

4.7 Policy KL – Public Complaints (Action) Dr. Musick


5.1 District Fiscal Audit Report (Info) Mr. Ketzler

5.2 Lake Grove Park Fiscal Audit Report (Info) Mr. Ketzler


6.1 Superintendent’s Report (Info) Dr. Musick

6.2 Legal Budget Committee Applications (Info) Mr. Ketzler

6.3 Local Option Discussion (Info) Dr. Musick

6.4 PACE Insurance Program Joinder to Trust (Info) Mr. Ketzler

6.5 Policy IKF(AR) Graduation Requirements (1stReading) Dr. Schiele

6.6 Policy JHFF – Reporting Requirements Regarding Sexual Conduct with Students (1stReading) Dr. Atherton

6.7 Employment of Administrative Staff (Action) Chair Barman

6.8 Other Business (Info) Chair Barman



Dr. de la Cruz – Community Engagement Plan

Dr. Lora de la Cruz is excited to join our LO community. She has visited the District several times and has mapped out a process for community engagement. Please read more about it here:

Welcome, Dr. de la Cruz!

Legal Budget Committee Accepting Applications

The Legal Budget Committee consists of the members of the School Board and five citizen members who are charged with reviewing and approving the budget for the upcoming school year.

Citizen members are appointed to three-year terms.

The budget committee's work is typically accomplished during three or four meetings in the spring.

We are currently accepting applications for two open positions.

Application deadline is February 8, 2019.

Budget Committee Application

Registration for the May 2019 Advanced Placement (AP) Exams Continues through February 15

Registration for AP Exams continues through 3:00 p.m., Friday, February 15. The cost is $80 per exam (cash, check, or credit card made payable to LHS/LOHS or you may pay online at the Webstore:

Lake Oswego High School Webstore

Lakeridge High School Webstore

If you have not registered for your exams AND paid by 3:00 p.m., February 15, there is an additional $55 Late Fee per registration.

For more information, visit your school's AP Exams webpage:

Lakeridge High School - exam schedules, FAQs, links to College Board and other helpful sites

Lake Oswego High School - exam schedules, FAQs, links to College Board and other helpful sites

Note: Please be aware that "AP Exam" refers to the culminating exam offered in May, at the conclusion of a student's year-long course of study in an AP class and from which a student may earn college credit. "AP Exam" does not refer to any assessment that may be associated with entry/enrollment in an AP course. For enrollment in an AP course, please see your counselor.

If you have questions, please contact your school's AP Coordinator:

Lakeridge High School: Lisa Oliva at

Lake Oswego High School: Barbara Mackey at

YouthTruth School Experience Survey – Continues through February 15

LOSD has partnered with the national nonprofit, YouthTruth, to help us hear from you about what we are doing well, and how we can improve.

Family Survey:

From February 4 to February 15 the YouthTruth Family Survey will be open and we want to hear from you!

The 15-minute online survey can be found on this page.

Your response is anonymous and will be combined with responses from other parents/guardians throughout the District.

Thank you for your feedback!

Student Survey:

The survey is scheduled to be administered to students in grades 3, 4, and 5 and in junior high and high school between Monday, February 4 and Friday, February 15. The survey will take approximately 15 minutes in grades 3, 4, and 5, and up to 25 minutes for junior high/high school students. The survey will be administered during the school day. All students can utilize the Snap & Read text-to-talk software that is available on all District devices and can receive help from teachers, librarians, and education assistants.

You can find the survey here.

We invite all students to participate in this survey, however, participation is voluntary.

An opt-out letter can be found here.

Your child's ratings will not be identified in any reports because results are shared at the group level. Personally identifiable information will not be released to any third party.

If you have questions, contact David Salerno Owens at

Lake Oswego High School 8th Grade Night – Open House – February 11

Lake Oswego High School

2501 Country Club Road; LO

Monday, February 11 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

General Session in Auditorium: 6:00 to 6:30 p.m.

Open House Activities: 6:30 to 7:15 p.m.

Forecasting Information for Parents: 7:20 to 8:00 p.m.

Student Panel for Students: 7:20 to 8:00 p.m.

Welcome LO Class of 2023.

Parents and students are invited!

Kindergarten Registration – Deadline May 1

  • Lottery Deadline: May 1, 2019
  • Lottery Tier 1: Siblings currently attending the same resident school will be given priority and will not go into the lottery but MUST register by the May 1 deadline
  • Lottery Tier 2: Age-eligible registrations received by May 1, 2019
  • Lottery Tier 3: All registrations (including sibling and early admission) received after May 1, 2019, are subject to availability
  • Lottery Date: May 8, 2019
  • Lottery Notification Date: May 10, 2019

Spanish Immersion Kindergarten Application Available on Website

The Spanish Immersion Kindergarten Application for 2019-2020 has been posted on the District website.

The deadline to apply is February 22 at 3:30 p.m.

Important Spanish Immersion Kindergarten dates for the 2019-2020 school year:

  • Application Now Available
  • Application Deadline: February 22, 2019, at 3:30 p.m.
  • Lottery Date: February 27, 2019
  • Lottery Notification: March 1, 2019

Sister City Host Families Needed

In March, the City of Lake Oswego will welcome Japanese middle-school students visiting from our sister city, Yoshikawa, Japan. The students will enjoy a week-long visit which will include time learning about local government, spending time with our students at Lake Oswego Junior High and enjoying our community with their host families.

Spending time with their American host families is surely a delight for each of the visiting students. Portland Educational Tour Center is seeking 17 families interested in hosting a student during their stay, between Friday, March 29 and Thursday, April 4. A per diem is available to each host family.

If you are interested, please contact Toshiko Morrow at 503-221-6132 or email at

Bryant Tiles Can Now be Ordered

In order to preserve the history of Bryant Elementary, the Lake Oswego School District commissioned a professional photographer to take high-resolution photographs of each tile on the outside of Bryant Elementary School. The photographer has uploaded the photos to a Flickr website for people to identify their tiles and order them from Cedar House Media.

The "read me first" information can be found here:

The link to order tiles is embedded in the Flickr set in the description of the overview images here: Or, the order form can be found here:

Questions can be sent to Jamie Harwood at

LO Girls on the Run Registration

Attention parents of girls in grades 3 – 5. Registration is now open for Girls on the Run, a non-profit program that inspires 3 – 5 grade girls to be joyful, healthy, and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. The girls meet twice a week, March through May, to explore the curriculum and train to run a celebratory 5k. Girls on the Run is not a racing program. It is about bringing a positive attitude, taking care of ourselves, setting goals, supporting community, and reaching a goal together! Forest Hills and Oak Creek will each have a team of 15 girls that will practice Monday and Wednesday right after school for 90 minutes.

Learn more and register your girl now at

Partnership with SMART

Oak Creek Elementary is excited to partner with SMART (Start Making A Reader Today), the nationally-recognized Oregon nonprofit providing one-on-one reading support and books to keep to PreK through third-grade kids. Over the past 26 years, SMART has paired more than 134,000 volunteers with 211,000 kids to build reading motivation, self-confidence, and foster a lifelong love of reading.

The SMART program at Oak Creek Elementary is the first in the Lake Oswego School District. SMART focuses on partnering with Oregon schools that have a high proportion of historically underserved kids. While Lake Oswego is affluent compared to much of the state, Oak Creek is designated as a Title I school, serving a high proportion of students from economically disadvantaged households.

Focused on getting kids excited about books and reading, SMART will serve 25 kindergarten students at Oak Creek this year and more than 11,000 across the state. We hope you will consider making a gift to support the program at Oak Creek and schools across Oregon. A gift of just $40 provides a year’s worth of books for a child in SMART to keep and build their personal library, and a gift of $325 provides a full year of SMART for one child. Visit or call 971-634-1634 to learn more about how you can make a difference in the lives of Oregon kids.

"Listening to Young People" Conversation Night

When: May 1, 6:00pm-7:30pm

Where: River Grove Elementary School, 5850 McEwan Road, LO

Who is invited: All Lake Oswego community members *Childcare and food will be provided

What does it look like when adults really listen to young people? Cultural beliefs about young people perpetuate myths that cause harm, especially when combined with laws that control their physical and emotional autonomy and limit their ability to participate in public life. Young people experiencing marginalization for any reason—race, gender, sexuality, ability—also have the added layer of not being taken seriously because of their age, yet the history of social justice movements in the United States is deeply connected to young people’s agency, autonomy, and power. Join Oregon Humanities Conversation Project facilitator Emily Squires, and the River Grove Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Team for a conversation that asks folks to explore their own beliefs about what it means to be young, and to reflect on their individual relationship to power as it relates to age.

Website link:

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.


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.)

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