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Special Olympics Unified Sports, LOHS holiday bazaar, no school Thanksgiving week, SASEE nominations

LOSD offering Special Olympics Unified Sports

LOSD is participating in the Special Olympics Unified Sports program. Lake Oswego Junior High Principal Kevin Mills and teacher Kasie Hansen are the organizers and coaches of the inclusive athletic program that unites athletes of all abilities as teammates for training and competition.

Unified Sports just wrapped up its soccer season and is getting ready for basketball. LOSD will be asking for basketball participants in December and will begin playing in January. For information about how your student can participate, email Kasie Hansen at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Lake Oswego High School hosting bazaar

LOHS invites you to kick off your holiday shopping at the fourth annual LOHS Holiday Bazaar Saturday, Nov. 30 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Lake Oswego High School Cafeteria.

Admission is free. More than 60 local artists and makers will be selling a wide variety of high-quality handmade items. Raffle tickets are available for purchase for a chance to win prizes donated by vendors.

Oregon State Assessment Opt Out form available

Each year, students in Oregon take state assessments that provide schools with data which can be used to ensure that students are meeting learning goals and staying on track.

A form is available from the Oregon Department of Education that allows you to opt your child out of the math and English Language Arts assessments for the 2019-20 school year. If you want to opt out your child, fill out the form and submit it to the main office at your child's school. Submission deadline is Jan. 1, 2020. Meeting this deadline will help your child's school with planning and preparation.

If you have questions or want more information about state assessments, contact your child's principal or teacher(s).

Click here for the Opt Out form.

www.oregon.gov/ode/educator-resources/assessment/Documents/Opt-Out_Form_2019-20.pdf

No school for Thanksgiving week

There will be no school for the entire week of Nov. 24 due to professional in-service days Nov. 25 and 26 and the Thanksgiving holiday Nov. 27-29.

Nominate someone for a SASEE Award

Service Above Self: Educational Excellence (SASEE) is an award ceremony organized by Lake Oswego Rotary that honors people in the education community who model a lifestyle of 'service above self'.

Awards are presented in four categories: educator, support staff, student, citizen/volunteer.

You can nominate someone who exemplifies 'service above self' at rotarysasee.org. Nominations close Jan. 10, 2020.

Spanish immersion applications are now open

LOSD's Spanish Immersion program applications are now open online at losdschools.org. Lake Oswego School District accepts students who are eligible for kindergarten in the 2020-2021 school year.

Spanish Immersion applications received between Nov. 1, 2019 and Feb. 21, 2020, at 3:30 p.m., will be entered into a lottery. LOSD will hold its lottery drawing Feb. 26.

Applicants will be notified of their Spanish Immersion placement by Friday, Feb. 28.

The program's school location may change next year as a result of the LOSD elementary school re-boundary study currently in progress.

In addition to submitting your student's Spanish Immersion application, you must register your incoming kindergartener online either through losdschools.org and/or your school website. Registration for kindergarteners, and all new incoming students, opens Jan. 22, 2020.

For questions about the Spanish Immersion application process, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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