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In This Message

    • School Board Meeting
    • Superintendent Search – Input Needed
    • Social Studies Curriculum – Input Needed
    • Back to School Night
    • Community School: Pre-K Still Open for Enrollment
    • Extended Day Locations and Registration
    • Special Services Parent Info Night – September 27 (*Location Change)
    • Special Services Parent Advisory Committee Openings
    • Parent Learning Opportunity - Balancing Screen Time
    • LOHS Junior/Youth Cheer Clinic
    • Laker Dance Youth Clinic
    • Elementary Strings Registration
    • SafeOregon
    • Nominate a Teacher or Student for the SASEE Awards
    • Subscribe to the Lake Oswego Schools App
    • What's New at the Community School

    School Board Meeting 

    Tuesday, September 25, 2018 
    Executive Session: 5:45 p.m.
    Regular Session: Immediately following the Executive Session
    District Parent Advisory Committee Meeting – 7:00 p.m. – Lake Oswego High School Cafeteria

    I.      SCHOOL BOARD – EXECUTIVE SESSION – 5:45 p.m.

    1.0   Call to Order

    2.0   Records Exempt/Appeal of Administrative Decision - ORS 332.061(1)(a)

    3.0   Adjournment 

    II.    SCHOOL BOARD – REGULAR SESSION – Immediately following Executive Session

    1.0   CALL TO ORDER



    3.1    Human Resources Report (Action) Dr. Atherton

    3.2    School Advisory Committee Recommendations (Action) Dr. Schiele

    3.3    Secondary Pilot Novels Request (Action) Dr. Schiele

    3.4    SB1522 Policy Implications/Changes (2nd Reading) Mr. Tomblin/Dr. Schiele

    3.5    Approval of Minutes

    • July 18, 2018 – Work Session/Contract Review Board/Regular Session





    1.0   Call to Order

    2.0   Welcome

    3.0   Superintendent Search

    4.0   Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

    5.0   Career and College Success

    6.0   Long Range Facilities Planning

    7.0   Current Reality and Challenges

    8.0   Local Option

    9.0   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 Search - Input Needed

    The search for Lake Oswego School District’s new superintendent has begun. To kick off the process, the District invites all community members to take a survey and assist the Board in its search. The survey results will guide the Board in developing a profile of the ideal candidate to meet the District’s current and future needs. The community survey is available on the front page of the District’s website,

    Ray and Associates, Inc., specialists in educational executive leadership searches, presented its plan for the District’s Superintendent search to the Board during a special meeting on August 21, 2018. The agency is planning a number of phases, beginning with the launch of the community survey this week.

    The survey, posted on September 21, 2018, to the District website, is designed to gather feedback regarding what traits Lake Oswego School District’s families, employees, and residents would like to see in the next Superintendent. The survey is available in English, as well as Spanish, Arabic, Chinese and Korean.

    The “Qualities Desired in the new Superintendent” survey allows stakeholders to specify what traits they would most like to see in the permanent Superintendent. The survey takes less than five minutes to complete and will help to form the questions used in stakeholder focus groups and during candidate interviews.

    Below are the links to the survey. It will remain open until October 10, 2018.






    Community Feedback

    The superintendent search firm, Ray and Associates, will be in town October 4, 5 and 6, to conduct a series of meetings with various stakeholder groups representing parents, employees, students, and the community.

    Lake Oswego citizens are invited to attend one of five stakeholder input sessions. Sessions will last 30-45 minutes and will be held at the Lake Oswego School District Administration Building (2455 Country Club Rd.).  
    Input sessions will be held on the following dates and times:

    Thursday, October 4 – 9:00-9:45 a.m.

    Friday, October 5 – 12:30-1:30 p.m.

    Friday, October 5 – 4:00-5:00 p.m.

    Saturday, October 6 – 9:00-10:00 a.m.

    Saturday, October 6 – 10:00-11:00 a.m.

    We hope you will be able to attend a session to provide your valuable input.

    The Lake Oswego School Board,

    Bob Barman
    Liz Hartman
    Sara Pocklington
    Rob Wagner
    John Wallin 

    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 curriculum 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 Night – Lake Oswego High School

    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.

    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

    New phone number for Extended Care – 503.534.2156

    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.

    Parent Learning Opportunity - Balancing Screen Time

    Keynote Speakers Collin Kartchner and Katey McPherson will headline a free event hosted by area parent groups to discuss the importance of balancing screen time and device-use while protecting and cultivating self-worth in today's students. For more information, please go to

    Wednesday, October 17
    7 p.m.
    Rolling Hills Church
    3550 SW Borland, Rd, Tualatin, OR 97062
    Cost: Free

    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

    Laker Dance Youth Clinic

    Who: Students in Pre-K through 8th grade
    Cost – $50
    Go to and find us by using our email in the search box:
    Dance Clinic will be held:
    Friday, October 12 (no school - statewide professional day)
    9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.; check in at 8:30 a.m.
    Lake Oswego High School –Gymnasium
    2501 Country Club Road
    Questions? Please contact us at

    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


    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 Staff Member, 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.

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