• Dear LOSD Community,

    We recognize the decision to close schools and cancel services, programs and activities creates a hardship for many students, families and staff. At the same time, we need to do what we can to ensure the safety and well-being of our community. 

    Late last night Governor Kate Brown announced statewide school closures starting Monday, March 16 through Tuesday, March 31. This announcement came after LOSD announced it is closing all Lake Oswego schools next week, leading into Spring Break. 

    Because of mandated school closures, all school facilities and school programming, extended care services, extra-curricular activities and classes, and athletic practices and contests are canceled through March 31. 

    Additionally, per the governor’s mandate to limit gatherings of more than 250 people and create social distancing for the next four weeks, all nonessential activities, meetings and events are canceled or postponed through April 8.

    Specifically, effective tonight at 6:30 p.m. all LOSD facilities will be closed through March 31. The pool is closing at 4 p.m. today. The only exception is the house that is green on the Lake Oswego High School property, which is home to Hunger Fighters providing meals to families who are food insecure in our community; that LOSD facility will be open from 12:30-3 p.m. every Saturday.

    These changed events, activities and meetings include but are not limited to the following: 

    Community School:

    Before and after care at Palisades and Lake Grove -- suspended until schools reopen April 1

    Enrichment classes and activities -- suspended until schools reopen April 1

    Elementary Strings – suspended until schools reopen April 1

    Elementary Parent-Teacher Conferences (April 2-April 3) -- canceled to make up instructional time

    Events and gatherings:

    Book fairs - canceled

    Team banquets - canceled

    One Act Plays -  canceled

    Inter-district Band Festival - canceled

    SAT and ACT testing - canceled

    Offsite events:

    Model United Nations - organizer canceled

    Regional Spelling Bee - organizer canceled

    Regional Geography Bee - organizer canceled

    OBOB State Competition - organizer canceled

    Robotics Regional Competition in Seattle - organizer canceled

    LOHS baseball to Arizona - canceled

    LOHS choir to Disneyland - canceled (Disneyland closed)

    LOHS Girls Lacrosse to Georgia -  canceled

    LHS Baseball to California - canceled

    LHS Lacrosse to Seattle - canceled

    Athletics and Activities:

    Basketball Championship Tournament - OSAA canceled

    State Dance Championship - OSAA canceled

    Spring sport season practices and competitions - OSAA suspended until schools reopen April 1

    After-school clubs held at LOSD schools - suspended until schools reopen April 1

    Green Team planting at LOHS - canceled

    Meetings:

    Coordinating Council meeting March 13 - cancelled

    Athletic Task Force meeting March 16 - conducting remotely

    Hallinan outdoor classroom discussion March 16 -  conducting remotely

    LOSD-City Council Joint meeting March 16 -- meeting has been planned and posted as no public testimony; public may view remotely

    Diversity Equity and Inclusive Advisory Committee meeting March 17 - cancelled Long Range Facilities Planning Committee meeting March 17 - conducting remotely Strategic planning meeting March 18 - postponed

    Student Services Parent Advisory Council meeting March 18 meeting - cancelled

    School Board meeting March 30 - conducting remotely with offsite participation; details being worked out

    Educational assessment tours with Hallinan and Lake Grove - postponed until after April 8

    Sincerely,

    Dr. Lora de la Cruz, Superintendent, LOSD