September 14, 2018

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    • LOSD 2021: Bond Community Update Event – September 15
    • Social Studies Curriculum – Input Needed
    • Back to School Nights
    • Community School: Pre-K Still Open for Enrollment
    • Extended Day Locations and Registration
    • Dogs on School Property
    • Special Services Parent Info Night – September 27 (*Location Change)
    • Special Services Parent Advisory Committee Openings
    • LOHS Junior/Youth Cheer Clinic
    • Elementary Strings Registration
    • Pavement Repairs in Progress: Update
    • SafeOregon
    • Nominate a Teacher or Student for the SASEE Awards
    • Subscribe to the Lake Oswego Schools App
    • What's New at the Community School

    LOSD 2021: Bond Community Update Event

    Saturday, September 15
    10:00 a.m. - 11:30 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.

    Childcare will be provided in the library.

    Social Studies Curriculum – Input Needed

    The Social Studies Curriculum Committee would like your input regarding the upcoming 9 – 12 social studies curriculum adoption. Your information will be used to help analyze the current curriulum and to assist the Social Studies Curriculum Committee in their decision making processes this year. The survey will be open until September 26. 

    Thank you for providing feedback to the committee.

    Elementary Parent/Student:

    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, as 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.

    Lakeridge JH: September 20, 6:30 p.m. (This is the correct time)
    Lake Oswego HS: October 3, 6:30 p.m.

    Community School: Pre-K Still Open for Enrollment

    Lake Oswego Pre-K classes are still open for enrollment. 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.  

    Register and join our classrooms today!
    Click this link to register and find out more information.

    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

    Dogs on School Property

    Dogs are welcome on school property if they are on a leash at all times, or if they are inside a parked car on school grounds.
    This school board policy dovetails with the City of Lake Oswego's policy to have dogs on a leash at all times except at the three dog parks.
    We ask for your cooperation, especially during school hours. 

    Special Services Parent Info Night (*Location Change)

    Thursday, September 27
    6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
    Lake Oswego High School – Cafeteria (new location)
    2501 Country Club Road, LO

    Join Dr. Michael Musick, Superintendent, and Executive Director Patrick Tomblin to learn what's new with special education/student services. This is a great opportunity to learn the latest updates on programs affecting your child. Come meet other parents, get connected with staff, and get answers to your questions.

    Sponsored by the Student Services Parent Advisory Committee (SSPAC). 

    Special Services Parent Advisory Committee Openings

    The Special Services Parent Advisory Committee currently has five At-Large positions available.
    Parent representatives from each school are appointed by the School Board to serve three-year terms on this committee.
    Click here for the Advisory Committee application.

    LOHS Junior/Youth Cheer Clinic

    Perform at halftime at the Homecoming Game – LOHS vs Liberty game on Friday, September 28

    Who: Students in Kindergarten through 8th grade
    Cost – $45.00
    Click here for registration form

    Cheer Clinic will be held:
    Thursday, September 27
    5:45 to 7:45 p.m.
    Lake Oswego High School – Cafeteria
    2501 Country Club Road
    Questions? Please call 503.534.2313

    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 Road, 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

    Pavement Repairs in Progress: Update

    Traffic closures or assistance by flaggers – grinding or paving, with up to 20-minute delays on paving days:
    Week of Sept. 17:

    • Greentree Road
    • Quarry Road
    • Upper Drive


    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.)

    Nominate a Teacher or Student for SASEE Awards

    The Lake Oswego Rotary Club invites you to nominate teachers, students, and community members that support Service Above Self: Educational Excellence.

    Subscribe to the 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 the 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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