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    • In the News
    • Dyslexia Information & Resources
    • Superintendent Search – Input Needed
    • Back to School Night
    • Clackamas County Classified Job Fair
    • Community School: Pre-K Still Open for Enrollment
    • Special Services Parent Advisory Committee Openings
    • Laker Dance Youth Clinic
    • Parent Education Night – October 17
    • Arts Council of LO Survey for Public Art Gateway Sculpture
    • SafeOregon
    • Nominate a Teacher or Student for the SASEE Awards
    • Subscribe to the Lake Oswego Schools App
    • What's New at the Community School

    In the News

    Check out recent stories about LOSD initiatives, students, and teachers.
    Click here to be directed to "In the News" section of website

    Dyslexia Information & Resources

    October is Dyslexia Awareness Month. This District provides the latest information and resources for parents to support students who have been diagnosed with dyslexia. Through a collaborative process with the help of parents, SSPAC, and the Communications Department, the resources will be updated throughout the year. You can find all of the information here 

    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, (Links are towards the bottom of the home page under "News")

    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 


    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.


    Clackamas County Classified Job Fair

    Wednesday, October 10 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
    13455 SE 97th Avenue; Clackamas

    Job fair! Build your career supporting public schools. Schools employ much more than teachers. Learn about the many job opportunities at Oregon Schools.

    You should attend if:

    • You are interested in helping kids, but you don't have a teaching license
    • One of the following job titles sounds interesting to you: Instructional Assistant, Educational Assistant, Administrative Assistant, Groundskeeper, Custodian, etc.
    • You are available to start work either immediately or next school year

    No previous experience at a school required. We will provide a BBQ lunch of hamburgers and hotdogs.
    Friends and family welcome!

    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.

    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.

    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

    Parent Education Night

    "What Every Parent Needs to Know about Screen Time/Device Use and Social Media's Impact on your Child's Well-Being and Safety"
    Presented by Collin Kartchner and Katey McPherson

    October 17 at 7:00 p.m.
    Rolling Hills Community Church
    3550 SW Borland Road; Tualatin

    A presentation that focuses on the balance of screen time and devise use, protecting and cultivating our children's self-worth, and devising a sensible family plan for device use. 

    Collin Kartchner's message can be found at:

    Arts Council of Lake Oswego Survey for Public Art Gateway Sculpture

    Help shape the future of public art in Lake Oswego and take part in this brief survey!

    The Arts Council of Lake Oswego is putting our Public Art Master Plan to work and embarking on a monumental gateway sculpture at Highway 43 and Terwilliger Boulevard. This preliminary information will help us design a longer survey to inform artists about this sculpture and Lake Oswego. The survey will be distributed throughout the community, so please feel free to share this link! This gateway is one of a number of projects planned to distinguish points of entry into the City of Lake Oswego.

    Click here for survey


    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 staff members, 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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