LOHS News

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    April 11, 2021 


    In this message: 

    • The Next Few Days
    • Some Key Things to Remember for Thursday
    • Bell Schedule for 4th Quarter
    • Laker Gear
    • Parents of Seniors
    • Book Distribution for Online Classes
    • Return Books
    • Food Services
    • Korean Poetry Workshop
    • Link Crew Leadership Update
    • MUN News
    • Caps, Gowns, & Announcements
    • Athletics - A Message from Mr. Coleman
    • Application for Student School Board Representative
    • NHS Tutoring
    • Oregon Student Health Survey 
    • SafeOregon

    LOHS Homepage: https://www.losdschools.org/lohs

    The Next Few Days

    All classes will be online on April 12th, 13th, and 14th as our teachers prepare their classrooms for our students’ return in the hybrid/in-person model on April 15th. 

    Students have received communication from their 4th-quarter teachers to clarify whether class activities will be synchronous or asynchronous this Monday and Tuesday. It depends on each teacher’s teaching assignment and whether or not they have any in-person classes 4th quarter.

    Wednesdays will be multisynchronous days as they are now.

    Some Key Things to Remember for Thursday  

    We are so excited to see our students on Thursday! 

    Here are some key things for students to keep in mind:

    • Students should stay home if they have COVID-19, were a close contact to someone with COVID-19 within the past 14 days, or have any primary symptoms of COVID-19 (temperature over 100.4, chills, cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, new loss of taste or smell).
    • All students must wear a properly fitted face mask while on campus. 
    • Maintain six feet of physical distance as much as possible.
    • Sanitize hands upon entering the building.
    • Students should enter the building at the designated entrance/exit shown in the table that corresponds to their first class at school, which is typically the 1st or 3rd period class. Back of the School/Front of the School.
    • Grab and Go meals are available free of charge on Mondays and Thursdays after class by the Laker Garden, which is by the Armadillo Cohort Entrance. (Love these names.)
    • Parking on campus is limited to 11th and 12th graders.
    • Students should come to the front of the school and report to the attendance office if they are more than 10 minutes late. 

    Bell Schedule for 4th Quarter

    Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

    P1) 8:30 - 9:40

    P2) 9:50 - 11:00

    Lunch & Teacher Preparation

    P3) 1:10 - 2:20

    P4) 2:30 - 3:40

    Wednesday (online/multisynchronous)

    P1) 8:30 - 9:00

    P2) 9:05 - 9:35

    P3) 9:40 - 10:10

    P4) 10:15 - 10:45 

    Laker Gear

    Return to hybrid learning with official Laker gear! Buy Laker masks, shirts, lanyards, and more before they sell out! New items and restocks will be coming soon, so make sure to check back later this week!  

    Visit LakerSpiritStore.com today to show off your school spirit! 

    Parents of Seniors

    Dear LOHS Parents of Seniors, 

    Lake Oswego LIVING magazine wants to recognize your graduate in our June special edition!  It’s our hope to help shed a little “bright” spot in this most unusual time for them…and since this is such an incredible milestone, we want you to have something in PRINT to commemorate their accomplishment!

    SIMPLY EMAIL LakeOswegoLiving@gmail.com:  

    ONE picture of your student (if it’s professional we’ll need to give their photographer photo credit) *please email it in “actual” size / highest resolution available to you. It can be a snapshot of course, too!  

    ONE line of text (max 50 words) - a message of congratulations you want to share with your Senior  

    *HARD DEADLINE:   April 18th, 9pm.   

    Go Lakers!

    Book Distribution for Online Classes

    If students didn’t pick up their books for online classes last Friday, students can pick up their book and supplies for their online classes on Monday and Tuesday between 11:00am and 1:00pm. Please come to the main entrance.

    Students who have these classes should plan to pick up books and supplies:

    Art 1, 2, 3, AP

    AP Biology at Lakeridge

    Ceramics 2, 3

    Any Online English Class

    French 4, AP

    Geoscience online (Packet)

    Psychology 2 

    Students will receive any books and supplies for in-person 4th-quarter classes in their classes. 

    Return Books

    When students pick up their books or when they return for 4th quarter, we would really appreciate students returning their textbooks and novels for classes they have completed so that we can distribute them again. Feel free to just drop them off at the office.

    Please make an effort to return your textbooks and novels as soon as possible!  

    Thank you!

    Food Services 

    Food Services is excited to offer grab-and-go meal distribution to high school hybrid students on campus beginning Thursday, April 15, 2021. For LO Online students, grab-and-go curbside distribution continues at the High Schools. 

    Due to new flexibility from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), LOSD is providing FREE packaged breakfasts and lunches for ALL children who wish to participate in the grab-and-go meal service through June 2021.  

    • Because eating is not allowed on campus, grab-and-go meals will be available to take home.
    • A grab-and-go meal bag will be available to students (Mon=3 day of meals, Thurs=4 days of meals; totaling 7 days of breakfasts and lunches).
    • The main entrées will be posted on a menu and ALL items are subject to change based on availability.
    • Due to the pandemic and the USDA waiver, unfortunately at this time, daily meal choices are not offered.
    • Parents that are concerned about allergies, can continue to use the curbside grab-and-go at the High Schools. If there is an allergy concern, please email the Food Services office with questions. mcdowelj@loswego.k12.or.us
    • If curbside grab-and-go distribution at the high schools is more convenient, parents can continue to use this service.
    • One grab-and-go breakfast and lunch meal per student per day. 

    If you have any questions, please email us.

    Sigrid Maier

    Interim Food Service Director

    maiers@loswego.k12.or.us

    Jennifer McDowell

    Interim Food Service Director

    mcdowelj@loswego.k12.or.us

     

    Korean Poetry Workshop

    The LOHS Asian American Student Union will be hosting Ms. Lim, one of LOHS's chemistry teachers, to teach how to write a Korean style of poetry called, Sijo (시조). This will be on Friday, April 16th at 11:45am-12:15pm, on Zoom. For those who find they enjoy writing Sijo, there’s also a totally optional Sijo writing competition and the deadline for the competition is 4/30/2021. Here's the website for more information: https://writing.sejongculturalsociety.org/apply.html

    Those interested in the Korean Poetry Workshop by Ms. Lim can fill out this quick form to sign up:

    https://forms.gle/VowDQDwNuzC2HzUL9

     Thank you so much,

    LOHS AASU Leaders

    Link Crew Leadership Update

    The Link Crew class at Lake Oswego High School, as part of our Communicare Program, has raised $10,781.19 in grants to donate to organizations that share their mission in providing people experiencing homelessness with the help they need and deserve. 

    They have donated $5,000 to Rose Haven, an inclusive grassroots and community-oriented day shelter. They have also donated $5,781.19 to p:ear, an organization that mentors youth who are experiencing homelessness.

    Thank you to Ms. Evonuk and our students: Yash Arora, Dylan Crawford, Lily Cuyuch, Neil Emerson, Ethan Evans, Briana Gutierrez, James Kang, OhSun Kang, Erin Kelly, Dharma Le Mouel-Delannoy, Hayden Martin, Haylie Martin, Aubrey Metoyer, Aodhan O’Neill, Thomas Preston, Dani Schlachter, Sadie Smith, Jordan Taff, and Julia Waterbury. 

    MUN News

    35 LOHS students convened virtually for the Oregon Model United Nations conference over the weekend. Students had fun while engaging in a simulation of international diplomacy. They employed problem-solving, speech-making, collaborative writing, negotiation, and consensus-building skills to address real world problems while representing different national perspectives. 

    Congratulations to award winners: Best Consensus Builders, Brooke Plasse and Heather Thom.

    And we won the Big 5 bid thanks to Heather and Brooke's pitch and will represent China next year.

    Thank you to all who participated! Thanks also to our LOHS officers, Clark Jones, Heather Thom, Lucia Zhang, Claire Rudinsky and for pre-conference organizing help from Tucker Wood.

    Caps, Gowns, & Announcements

    Jostens will be on campus after school on April 22nd (and again on April 29th) to distribute caps, gowns, and announcements. Beginning at 3:40 they will be on the patio next to the Laker Garden on the East side of school. Seniors should plan on picking up their items as they leave the building for the day while practicing all physical distancing guidelines. Exciting.

     Athletics - A Message from Mr. Coleman

    Dear Laker Spring Sports Families,

    I wanted to send out a quick update regarding spectators at our home sporting events for Season 3. Based on the clarification from the OSAA regarding the OHA's update for Sector Guidance for Outdoor Recreation and Outdoor Fitness Establishments, we are going to adjust our protocols for spectators at our spring home events. Based on attendance at our home Season 2 events and applying the updated guidance, we do not feel it is necessary to maintain a gate list nor require spectators to check-in for outdoor events. The lone exception to this may be Track and Field Meets, as we have not yet made a determination.

    To make that work, we need the cooperation of our spectators by wearing masks while on campus, maintaining physical distance with individuals from other households, and washing hands or using hand sanitizer upon entrance to the facility. We understand that it is acceptable to go without a mask when outdoors and maintaining physical distancing in many settings. However, to remain compliant with the guidelines we are charged with, we must insist upon all spectators wearing a mask while at the facility. Please help us with this and be kind to our event staff, who are following the direction of the LOSD, OSAA, and OHA. Additionally, please do your best to stay separate from the competitors. We will try and set up physical barriers when appropriate as a reminder, but your help with this is appreciated.

    We do not control the facilities of our opponents when our teams are on the road. We will do our best to communicate proactively with our opponents, and head coaches will pass on any relevant instructions or information regarding visiting spectators.

    Finally, I would ask for your patience as we get underway with Season 3. We had major changes from the OHA regarding spectators and facility capacity almost weekly during Season 2. We do our best to assess and adjust based on what is working and what we must do to remain compliant. I am happy that we have moved more and more toward a "normal" spectator experience as a result. However, if changes require more restricted events, we hope you will trust that we are doing everything we can to allow as many friends and family to watch our Lakers in action.

    Thank you for your support of our student-athletes and your help with hosting safe spring events.

    Chris Coleman

    Athletic Director/Assistant Principal

    Lake Oswego High School 

    Applications for Student School Board Representative

    We will be entering into our fourth year of having student representatives on our School Board. Penelope Spurr, Charlie Liu, and Liza Wadell have all done an outstanding job in the role.

    Current students who are interested in this opportunity for the 2021-2022 school year are welcome to apply. See the attached application.

    Applications are due to me by Monday, May 3rd.

    Please reach out to Liza if you have any questions. Liza also will be hosting information sessions for those who applied during the second week of May.

    NHS Tutoring (note new date & time)

    The National Honor Society is hosting a weekly tutoring event in all subject areas for all grades. Students are placed with NHS tutors through Zoom every Thursday from 11:45-12:45. Join the google classroom with code "ltkpljd" for the Zoom link and more information. We hope to see you there!  

    If you have any questions, please contact one of our great student leaders, Nate Foster: foste56350@loswego.k12.or.us

    Oregon Student Health Survey

    On April 21st, our school will be administering the Oregon Student Health (SHS) Survey. The survey data are used and applied at the community, county, regional, and state levels to assess youth needs, develop and evaluate the effectiveness of a variety of projects and programs that promote healthy adolescence in Oregon prevention, mental health and suicide prevention. After completion of the survey, our school will receive data in the form of preliminary findings, complete data tables, and a data dashboard, all of which will feature a new school climate and safety/bullying section, among other great data. While we encourage all students to participate, the survey is voluntary. If you do not want your student to take the survey, please complete the attached form and return it to the school or email Mr. Rosenau (rosenaur@loswego.k12.or.us).

    SafeOregon

    If you are ever concerned about a student’s well-being, feel free to reach out to us.

    It is important to keep our lines of communication open and maintain strong partnerships with 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 school.

    https://www.safeoregon.com/

    (Students should know that intentionally providing a false report is a serious offense.)

     

    The mission of Lake Oswego High School is to foster an inclusive and well-rounded community of critical thinkers who are prepared for citizenship, college, career, and life-long learning.

    LOSD Mission: We are a learning community dedicated to creating a culture of belonging and educational excellence.

    LOSD Vision: We inspire students to be critical thinkers who are empowered to contribute positively in a complex world. 

    2501 Country Club Road, PO Box 310, Lake Oswego, OR 97034

    Phone: 503.534.2313