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In This Message

    • School Board Meeting – October 8
    • In the News
    • Dyslexia Information & Resources
    • Superintendent Search – Input Needed
    • Community Feedback for Superintendent Search
    • Clackamas County Classified Job Fair
    • Extended Day: No School/Early Release Days
    • Special Services Parent Advisory Committee Openings
    • Parent Education Night – October 17
    • SRO Corner
    • Arts Council of LO Survey for Public Art Gateway Sculpture
    • Historic Resources Advisory Board
    • Lake Oswego Ski Swap - October 13
    • SafeOregon
    • Nominate a Staff Member, Teacher or Student for the SASEE Awards
    • Subscribe to the Lake Oswego Schools App
    • What's New at the Community School

    School Board Meeting - October 8

    Monday, October 8, 2018
    Contract Review Board: 4:00 p.m.
    Regular Session: Immediately following Contract Review Board

    Lake Oswego School District
    Board of Directors Meeting
    District Administration Building

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


    1.0  Call to Order

    2.0 Consent Agenda

    2.1  Lakeridge Junior High Temporary Gymnasium (Action) Mr. Ketzler

    3.0  Adjournment

    SCHOOL BOARD – REGULAR SESSION – Immediately following Contract Review Board

    1.0  CALL TO ORDER




    4.1  Human Resources Report (Action) Dr. Atherton

    4.2  Approval of Minutes (Action) Chair Barman

    • July 18, 2018 – Work Session/Contract Review Board/Regular Session
    • July 19, 2018 – Work Session

    4.3  School Advisory Committee Recommendation (Action) Dr. Schiele


    5.1  June Preliminary Unaudited Financial Report (Info) Mr. Ketzler


    6.1  Superintendent’s Report (Info) Dr. Musick

    6.2  Local Option Polling Results (Info) Dr. Musick/Patinkin Research

    6.3  Red Ribbon Week Proclamation (Action) Dr. Schiele

    6.4  High School Health Curriculum (Info) Dr. Schiele

    6.5  High School Pilot Novels Request (Info) Dr. Schiele

    6.6  Ad Hoc: Long Range Facilities Committee Composition (Action) Dr. Musick

    6.7  Other Business (Info) Chair Barman



    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. 

    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:

    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.*

    *Due to SAT testing on the LOHS campus, parking will be extremely limited. If you are unable to find parking at the Central Office building, please park at Lake Oswego Junior High and walk across the street. Thank you and we apologize for the inconvenience.

    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 

    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! 

    Extended Day: No School/Early Release Days

    Extended day care will be provided at Palisades including conference days. There will be no extended day care at Lake Grove on No School Days.

    Extended day care will be provided at Palisades and Lake Grove on all early release days.

    October 12: Extended Care only at Palisades (7:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.)
    October 19: Extended Care at Palisades and Lake Grove
    October 25 - 26 (conference days): Extended Care only at Palisades (7:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.)

    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 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:

    SRO Corner

     Click here for Office Bryan Sheldon's article on School Safety

    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

    Historic Resources Advisory Board

    LO City Hall is now recruiting for the Historic Resources Advisory Board.  Applications can be filled out online until 11/15/18:

    Lake Oswego Ski Swap - October 13

    Saturday, October 13
    9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
    Lakeridge High School (new location)
    1235 Overlook Drive; Lake Oswego

    If you wish to sell your stuff on consignment you'll receive 70% of the sale price. 

    Huge savings on 1000's of new and slightly used skis, snow boots, snowboards, apparel, and accessories. Also at the swap you can purchase your Mt. Hood Meadows Season Pass and take advantage of exclusive MHM specials.

    All proceeds to benefit the Laker and Pacer Ski Teams


    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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