Principal's Message

  • News from Lane: Celebrations, Updates and Reminders

    Greetings All, 

    I hope your new year is off to a great start! February is here and the fun continues as we celebrate Black History Month, National School Counselors Week, Groundhog Day, Valentines Day, Presidents Day and more.   

    Here’s what's happening in the days and weeks ahead.

    Important Dates 

    • February 13th = Final MAPS Reading/Math Makeup Assessments 

    • February 14th = Happy Valentines Day; 6th Grade Campfire Field Trip

    • February 15th = 7th Grade Campfire Field Trip 

    • February 16th = 8th Grade Campfire Field Trip 

    • February 17th = Teacher Professional Development Day (no school for students)

    • February 20th = Presidents Day (no school for all)

    • February 23rd = 2023-24 Incoming 6th Grade Open House 6:00-7:00 PM

    • February 24th = School Dance 3:50-5:00 PM (Lane students only)

    Current 7th-grade families: Save the date! 

    You are invited to a virtual meeting to learn about your student traveling to Washington DC and New York City in 2024  when your student is in 8th grade.  Click this link to learn more:  

    Multnomah County Student Health Center - Telehealth Services at Lane 

    Now, in partnership with the Multnomah County Health Department, Multnomah Education Service District & Portland Public Schools, Lane Middle School students can receive healthcare services virtually without leaving school. Click to view flyers in English or Spanish

    Visiting Lane

    To ensure the safety of our school community, all visitors are asked to enter through the main entrance (on 60th Avenue) and sign in at the main office.  Teacher visits from former students are accepted after 3:55 PM with teacher approval.  Former students are asked to email their teacher/host to schedule an agreed upon day and time prior to the visit.  Email contacts can be found here.

    Lost Items

    Electronics: Recently, several students have reported lost phones, AirPods, chargers, and more. We strongly encourage students to leave expensive items at home, to avoid potentially having valuable items lost or stolen. Our school has an off and away policy in the learning environment and is not responsible for lost or stolen items. 

    Clothing and other items: We are also noticing an increase in volume of our “lost and found.”  If your student is missing a coat, backpack, water bottle, etc., please have them visit the “lost and found” rack across from the main office to claim lost items.  Unclaimed items will be donated on May 30th

    Student Safety & Behavior

    As always, we strive to provide a safe learning environment for every student.  Our counselors are ready to support them in every way possible while at school. Please continue to remind students of our school values - Accountable, Safe and Kind.  If at any time your student feels unsafe at school, please encourage them to reach out to an adult in the building.

    School, Family & Community Engagement 

    Looking for ways to get involved in 2023?  We invite you to join our Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) and/or our Site Council Committee (SCC).   For more information on how to join, meeting dates and more, click the links below.

    Track and Field at Franklin HS

    The Franklin HS Youth Cluster (track and field) will begin practicing soon.  Click here to learn more.

    We value your partnership and appreciate your support. 


    Dr. Sherree Coleman, Principal