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In this Message:

    • School Board Meeting – October 22
    • In the News
    • Special Ed Audit Presentation Schedule
    • Dyslexia Information & Resources
    • Red Ribbon Week – October 23-31
    • LO Schools Foundation hosting Meet & Greets this Month
    • Peachjar – New Electronic Flyer Communication System
    • Online Registration Coming for 2019/2020 School Year
    • Extended Day: No School/Early Release Days
    • Special Services Parent Advisory Committee Openings
    • TAG Parent Night Information
    • LOH Presents Cinderella
    • 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 22

    Monday, October 22, 2018
    Contract Review Board: 5:50 p.m.
    Regular Session: Immediately following Contract Review Board (approx. 6:00 p.m.)

    District Administration Building
    2455 Country Club Rd.; LO

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    1.0   Call to Order

    2.0   Westridge CM/GC Contract (Action) Mr. Miller

    3.0   Adjournment

    SCHOOL BOARD – REGULAR SESSION – Immediately following Contract Review Board (approx. 6:00 p.m.)

    1.0   CALL TO ORDER




    4.1  Human Resources Report (Action) Dr. Atherton

    4.2  Approval of Minutes (Action) Chair Barman

    • July 30, 2018 – Regular Session, Pages 44-45
    • August 13, 2018 – Regular Session, Pages 46-57
    • August 21, 2018 – Regular Session

    4.3  Special Services Parent Advisory Committee Recommendation (Action) Dr. Schiele




    6.1  Special Education Audit Summary (Info) Dr. Schiele

    6.2  High School Health Curriculum Adoption (Action) Dr. Schiele

    6.3  Non-Bond Projects Update (Info) Mr. Miller

    6.4  High School Pilot Novels Request (Action) Dr. Schiele

    6.5  Middle Level Pilot Novel 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 the new things that are happening at LOSD.

    Special Education Audit Presentation for Parents

    Monday, October 22
    4:00 to 5:30 p.m.

    Staff Development Room on the Central Office Campus
    2455 Country Club Road; LO

    Dyslexia Information & Resources

    October is Dyslexia Awareness Month. Our 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 

    Red Ribbon Week – October 23 to 31

    The School Board adopted a proclamation to designate October 23 to October 31 Red Ribbon Week in recognition of local and national initiatives to create parent and community teams to combat illegal drugs and to promote drug-free lifestyles for America's youth. The proclamation encourages all students, educators, citizens, businesses, public and private groups, media, and educational institutions to wear and display red ribbons throughout that week to join the rest of the nation in promoting the Red Ribbon Celebration and a drug-free America. 

    LO Schools Foundation Hosting Meet & Greets this Month

    Join us for a casual gathering to learn more about how the Lake Oswego Schools Foundation benefits your student. Parent volunteers, on behalf of the Foundation, are hosting meet and greets at their homes throughout the month of October. Visit for a listing of event dates and locations, and please RSVP to the one that suits you best so we may know how many guests to expect.

    Thank you to Chuck's Place for providing the coffee and refreshments.

    If you need special accommodations, please email

    Peachjar – New Electronic District Newsletter & Flyer Communication Platform

    The District is getting ready to launch a new electronic newsletter and flyer communication tool called Peachjar. The District's newsletter, "The Current" will be delivered every Friday as an email that will also contain district approved flyers.  

    This green initiative will save our schools tons of paper and reduce copy costs by thousands of dollars. On top of that, posting school flyers in this electronic backpack removes a significant administrative burden from teachers, office staff, and volunteers. 

    No action is required on your part. You will receive a welcome email from our service provider (Peachjar) that includes a username and password. This is provided to give you the opportunity to manage your account and flyer delivery preferences. You do not need to login to receive or view school digital flyers.

    To ensure smooth delivery of this communication, we suggest you add to your email contacts. When you receive your first digital flyer, be sure to click “always display images.”

    This system is used exclusively for distribution of The Current newsletter and school-approved flyers. Your email address will not be shared or used for any other purpose. Thank you for supporting our efforts to ensure parents are well informed about school programs, activities, and events.

    Our target implementation date for the new District newsletter and flyer communication system is October 26, 2018.

    Online Registration & Verification Coming for 2019/2020 School Year

    Newsflash: The District is developing an online registration and verification process for the 2019-2020 school year. We are excited to create a streamlined process for providing your student's information to our schools. The process will replace the current paper-based system. Look for more information in The Current and in your inbox as we move forward. 

    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 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.

    TAG Parent Night Information

    Thursday, November 1 at 6:30 p.m.
    Lakeridge High School – Library
    1235 Overlook Drive; LO
    You are invited to attend the District Talented and Gifted (TAG) Information night on November 1, 2018, at 6:30 p.m. in the Lakeridge High School library. This presentation will provide a K-8 overview of the TAG identification process, services, and parent resources. There will be an opportunity for break-out sessions to engage with other parents and to ask general questions.

    LOH Presents Cinderella

    November 8, 10, 15, and 17 at 7:00 p.m.
    November 10 and 17 at 2:00 p.m.
    Lake Oswego High School – Auditorium
    2501 Country Club Road; LO

    Tickets are available now. Click here to reserve your seats
    Tickets: Adults – $15; Students/Seniors – $10; Children 5 and younger – $5

    Come join the cast and crew for the Tony Award winning Cinderella. You’ll be mesmerized by this beloved tale of a young woman who is transformed from a chambermaid into a princess. This hilarious and romantic Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella combines the story’s classic elements- glass slippers, a pumpkin, and a beautiful ball along with some surprising twists. More than just a pretty face with the right shoe size, Cinderella is a spirited young woman with savvy and soul who doesn’t let her rags, or her gowns trip her up in her quest for kindness, compassion and forgiveness. She longs to escape the drudgery of her work at home and, instead, work to make the world a better place. She not only fights for her own dreams but forces the prince to open his eyes to the world around him and realize his dreams too. 


    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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