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August 24, 2018

  • In this message:

    • School Board Meeting
    • Superintendent's Blog
    • Back to School Nights
    • "My School Bucks" Website Not Updated
    • Kindergarten Start Dates for 2018/2019
    • School Start Times
    • Food Services Information
    • SRO Corner – Officer Bryan Sheldon
    • LOSD 2021: Community Design Workshop – September 8
    • LOSD 2021: Bond Community Update Event – September 15
    • Extended Day Locations and Registration
    • Register for the School Bus – 2018/2019 School Year
    • Special  Service's Smart Start Checklist
    • Lake Grove Swim Park Season Closes
    • Elementary Strings Registration
    • SafeOregon
    • Twilight on the Farm
    • Subscribe to the Lake Oswego Schools App
    • What's New at the Community School?

    School Board Meeting

    Monday, August 27, 2018
    Contract Review Board: 5:30 p.m.
    Regular Session: Immediately following the Contract Review Board 
    Work Session: Immediately following regular session

    Administration Building

    About School Board Meetings and Providing Comment

    School Board Members

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

     I. CONTRACT REVIEW BOARD – 5:30 p.m.

    1.0  Call to Order

    2.0 Lakeridge Junior High CM/GC Contract (Action) Mr. Miller

    3.0  River Grove/LOJHS Design Contract (Action) Mr. Miller

    4.0  Uplands/Oak Creek CM/GC Contract (Action) Mr. Miller

    5.0  Adjournment

    II. SCHOOL BOARD – REGULAR SESSION – Immediately following the Contract Review Board

    1.0  CALL TO ORDER


    2.1  Human Resources Report (Action) Dr. Atherton

    2.2  Approval of Minutes (Action) Chair Barman

    • June 18, 2018 - Superintendent Search Firm Interviews/Executive Session/Contract Review Board/Regular Session


    3.1  Superintendent Search – Salary (Action) Chair Barman



    III.  SCHOOL BOARD – WORK SESSION – Immediately following the regular session

    1.0  Call to Order

    2.0  Construction and Budget Updates – Mr. Miller/Mr. Vandenberg/Mahlum Architects

    3.0  LOSD Decision-Making Model – Ms. Moses/Dr. Schiele/Dr. Musick

    4.0  Mentoring Programs for Teachers – Dr. Atherton

    5.0  Charter Development of Committees and Taskforces – Mr. Tomblin/Dr. Musick

    6.0  Committee Structures and Calendar Development – Dr. Musick

    7.0  Local Option Discussion and Planning – Dr. Musick/Mr. Ketzler

    8.0  Adjournment

    The Lake Oswego School District’s mission is to be an inclusive and safe learning community with challenging opportunities that develop lifelong learners and contributing world citizens.

    Superintendent's Blog

     Please click here for Dr. Musick's blog

    Back to School Nights

    Each of our schools holds a very important meeting at the beginning of the school year tailored specifically to answer questions from parents. New families and well as returning families are welcome at Back to School Nights. Adults are encouraged to bring your questions, but not your children, as childcare will not be provided.

    Forest Hills: September 5, 7:00 p.m.

    Hallinan: September 13, 6:30 p.m.

    Lake Grove: September 12, 6:30 p.m.

    Oak Creek: September 6, 6:45 p.m.

    River Grove: September 6, 6:30 pm

    Westridge: August 30, 6:00 p.m. (This is the correct time)

    Lakeridge JH: September 20, 6:30 p.m. (This is the correct time)

    Lake Oswego JH: September 13, 6:30 p.m.

    Lakeridge HS: September 12, 6:30 p.m.

    Lake Oswego HS: October 3, 6:30 p.m.

    "My School Bucks" Website Not Updated

    As of now, the My School Bucks website is still not updated from last school year. Returning students' information is not updated and none of the district's new students or kindergarteners are in the system. The CNS department is working to transfer all the student data over to a new server that was implemented during the summer. We are hoping that everything will be up and running later today. If not, please try again on Monday. Thank you for your patience as we work through this issue.

    Kindergarten Start Dates

    Kindergarten assessments will be held August 27, 28, and 29. Your child’s school will contact you in August with a date and time for your child’s Kindergarten assessment.

    The first full day of Kindergarten for all students will be August 30.

    School Start Times


    First Bell: 8:10 a.m.
    Tardy Bell: 8:20 a.m.
    Day Ends: 2:40 p.m.
    Early Release Thursday: 2:00 p.m.


    Start: 9:00 a.m.
    End: 3:55 p.m.
    Thursday Early Release: 3:00 p.m.


    Start: 8:25 a.m.
    End: 3:30 p.m.
    Thursday Early Release: 3:15 p.m.

    Food Services Information

    Food Services Information
    As a reminder, all meal account balances roll over to the new school year. New free and reduced applications need to be submitted for the 2018-2019 school year. Apply for free and reduced school meal benefits at: or call 503-534-2361.

    School Breakfast
    For families with busy schedules, it can be hard to make sure that kids are eating a healthy breakfast before they go to school in the morning. Sometimes children aren’t hungry right after waking up. Some kids refuse breakfast at home but are hungry when they arrive at school. Fortunately, we have a great breakfast program at all schools, and it’s available every day. If morning meals are difficult for your family, let the School Breakfast Program help you out! 

    SRO Corner - Officer Bryan Sheldon

    Click here for Officer Bryan Sheldon's "Welcome Back" Message

    LOSD 2021: Bond Community Design Workshop

    Lakeridge Junior High Community Design Workshop
    Saturday, September 8
    9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
    Lakeridge Junior High School
    4700 Jean Road, LO

    LOSD 2021 is the district’s targeted campaign to inform the community about the progress of our Bond projects. Mahlum Architecture is the firm leading the design of the new Lakeridge Junior High School. They are hosting their third community design workshop on Saturday, September 8, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at Lakeridge Junior High School. This is an opportunity to hear about the firm’s progress and to give them your input about the project.

    You can find out more information about the community design workshops here.

    You can monitor the progress of the bond staff here. You can also review the guiding principles that were adopted by the last Long Range Facility Planning committee.

    LOSD 2021: Bond Community Update Event

    Bond Community Update Event
    Saturday, September 15
    10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
    Lakeridge Junior High School
    4700 Jean Road, LO

    LOSD 2021 is the district’s targeted campaign to inform the community about the progress of our Bond projects. Our third community meeting will be Saturday, September 15, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at Lakeridge Junior High School. Bond staff will update the community about the projects that were completed this summer. Updates on project timelines, swing site movements, program changes, and site-specific work will be delivered. Members of the Bond Accountability Committee, the Long Range Facility Planning Committee, and the School Board will be on hand.

    Upon request, the agenda and backup materials can be made available in other languages. Any person who requires interpreting services to participate in the meeting may request these services by contacting the Communications Department either in person, by phone or through email at In addition, childcare will be provided.

    Community members can find more information about the community meeting, as well as the school bond at

    You can monitor the progress of the bond staff here. You can also review the guiding principles that were adopted by the last Long Range Facility Planning committee.

    Extended Day Locations and Registration 

    Extended day will be offered at the following sites:

    Southside: Palisades

    Northside: Lake Grove Elementary

    Please register for extended daycare. The extended day registration forms are found here.

    Register for the School Bus 

    So far, we have nearly 1,900 students registered for the bus! We need your registration in order to plan the routes for a successful new year. Please register your student now for the neighborhood bus for the 2018/19 school year! You will need your child's student ID number (it is listed on their report card as the pupil number). Registering for the bus will ensure better scheduling and routing next year!

    2018-2019 School Bus Registration Form

    Special Service’s Smart Start Checklist

    The Special Service department has made the 2018/2019 Smart Start Checklist available on their website. This checklist is designed to assist families with identifying crucial dates for the upcoming school year.

    Click here for 2018/2019 LOSD Smart Start Checklist

    Lake Grove Swim Park Season Closes

    The 2018 Lake Grove Swim Park season closes on Sunday, August 26 at 5 p.m. 

    Thank you for a wonderful season.

    Elementary Strings Registration

    Registration for the 2018/2019 Elementary Strings Classes is now OPEN! Learn to play Violin, Viola, Cello, or Bass with friends in a fun and exciting environment!

    Dates: September 11, 2018, through June 6, 2019
    Where: Uplands, 2055 Wembley Park Rd, LO
    When: Tuesday/Wednesday 3:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. and Thursday 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

    Please use the link below to read about class descriptions, future meeting dates, and signup for classes. Both Beginning Strings and Elementary Orchestra are open to elementary school students who will be entering the 4th and 5th grade this school year. Please note that you should contact the program coordinator with questions or signup using the community schools links to receive important updates about the program!

    Visit our website for more information.

    Contact: Kristi Stingle, program coordinator at


    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.)

    Twilight on the Farm

    Friends of Luscher Farm will have it’s second annual Twilight on the Farm dinner on Saturday, September 8, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at 125 Rosemont Rd. West Linn. Enjoy an evening strolling the backfields and historic barn and dining from seasonally inspired farm to table menu created by local chefs and restaurants. The evening begins with local wines, brews, and appetizers to be followed by a family style dinner, dessert and live music and dancing in the barn.  Many of the ingredients for the meal are graciously provided by 47thAve Farm, grown just 100 meters from the barn.  Music provided by the Dryland Farmers Band.

    The participating chefs and restaurants are Babica Hen, Baird’s on B, On a Whim, Riccardo’s and Tucci. Wine and brews donated by Appolini Vineyards, Colene Clemens Vineyards, Pete’s Mountain Vineyard & Winery and Sasquatch Brewing Company. Special thanks to Chef Pascal Chureau of Allium, Lark Café and Field and Vine Events for his wisdom and guidance in planning this dinner. Sponsors of Twilight on the Farm are Dennis’ 7 Dees Landscaping & Garden Centers and Washington Federal.

    Proceeds from the event support the Friends of Luscher Farm (FOLF) which works with the City of Lake Oswego to foster and create community connections to the historic Luscher Farm.  This includes environmental education through the School to Farm High School Program and the Children’s Garden.  The FOLF also supports the Community Supported Agriculture (CSA), habitat restoration and fundraising for infrastructure development.

    A portion of your ticket price is tax-deductible.  Tickets are limited to 140 guests: $100 until August 15th; $120 after August 15th.  Ticket sales:

    Garden party attire and garden friendly footwear encouraged. If you have questions email

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