Creating a Culture of Belonging
The Lake Oswego School District is committed to achieving educational equity. The goal is to raise the academic and social achievement of all students while narrowing existing opportunity gaps in the learning community. We believe equity, access, diversity, inclusion, and anti-bias/anti-racism are essential to the development of the following 21st Century skills: communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity. They drive our continual improvement plan, which prioritizes a culture of belonging and equitable outcomes.
Messages and Events
The Asian Cultural Festival in April was a huge success! Thank you LOHS Asian American Student Union for bringing our community together for a celebratory day of activities, food, and performances.
A big thank you to all in LOSD who have helped celebrate Black History Month.
(Art by LOHS student Zara S.)
"I am no longer accepting the things I cannot change. I am changing the things I cannot accept." Angela Davis
All Students Belong Policy
On November 16, 2020, the LOSD School Board approved the ALL Students Belong Policy which prohibits the display of hate symbols and the use of hate speech in our school community. This is another step forward in our efforts of becoming an anti-bias and anti-racist organization and living up to the District’s core values of equity and inclusion. The All Students Belong Policy makes it clear that hate will not be tolerated nor accepted in our schools. We encourage students to stand against hate by interrupting and reporting any bias and/or racist incident that they witness or personally experience. We want LOSD schools to be safe, welcoming, and loving spaces where all students have the opportunity to be themselves and thrive socially and academically. If you have witnessed or experienced any harm directed to any student, teacher, or staff member based on perceived or actual identity, you can report to your administrator, a trusted staff member, by using the new High School: Hate Speech and Microaggressions or anonymously to SafeOregon.
Assembly # 1: December 15, 2020
Assembly #2: March 31, 2021