Schools & Childcare

On April 8, 2020, Governor Kate Brown and the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) announced that school campuses statewide will remain closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year to facilitate social distancing in an effort to reduce the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19.

Lake Oswego School District

For all information relating to the Lake Oswego School District, visit their website

FAQs About Education

Please visit the Oregon Department of Education’s website for current information and answers to frequently asked questions.

The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) is working with stakeholders and partners to draft an initial plan for how the closure will affect graduating seniors.

Are childcare facilities staying open?

The decision to stay open is up to individual facilities as long as they can limit the number of kids in a group to 10 and can keep those 10 kids separate from any other children. Please visit the ELD website for more information or call 2-1-1 for childcare resources.

Governor Brown’s Executive Order 

For information on Governor Brown’s executive order related to childcare centers, find a list of resources here.

Is there financial assistance available for childcare?

You may be eligible for Employment Related Day Care. Contact the Oregon Department of Human Services by phone or online to see if you qualify.

Resources from Oregon Department of Education

ODE's COVID-19 web page

Emergency Childcare 

In partnership with OHA, the Early Learning Division (ELD) has created new tools for addressing concerns in child care around COVID-19. Essential Workers are prioritized to receive Emergency Child Care. This includes first responders, emergency workers, health care professionals, critical operations staff and essential personnel, and other individuals working outside of the home. You can find more information on the Oregon Department of Education Early Learning Division’s website or by contacting

  • Call 211 and follow the prompt for Child Care
  • Text the keyword “children” or “niños” to 898211 (TXT211)
  • Email