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School district expects classes to resume Tuesday; meals on Monday also canceled

Late Friday afternoon, Lake Oswego School District Superintendent Lora de la Cruz announced that schools will be closed again Monday, Sept. 14 due to wildfires and hazardous air quality.

Schools were also closed on Friday, Sept. 11.

"A growing number of our families and staff members are needing to evacuate themselves and/or loved ones, or are preparing for evacuation. For these reasons, LOSD schools will be closed on Monday, Sept. 14. This means that no lessons will be posted and students will not be expected to attend class," de la Cruz said in an email to families. "The district will be unable to provide child care or meal service Monday; based on the current forecast, we anticipate school resuming on Tuesday, Sept. 15, and the LOSD Grab and Go meal pickups happening on Tuesday and Wednesday of next week."

Lake Oswego remains in Level 1 of evacuation protocol, meaning that residents are urged to be prepared but should not leave their homes yet. Earlier on Friday, the city of Lake Oswego declared a state of emergency.

"I recognize this has been an exceptionally difficult period of time for all," de la Cruz said in the email. "Thank you for your understanding and for being flexible under new and challenging circumstances. Most importantly, even if you are not directly impacted by the wildfires, please take care of yourselves, your loved ones, neighbors and each other."


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