Principal's Message

  • News from Lane MS: COVID Case at School

    Dear Lane Staff and Families, 

    We have been notified that an individual at Lane Middle School has tested positive for COVID-19. Please see the attached letter for more information. 

    As always, please reach out if you have questions, concerns or needs that we may be able to help with. You can reach me by replying to this email, or by texting my cell at 971-678-9700. Be well, be safe!

    Sincerely, 

    Michael Rowell, Principal 

    Lane Middle School

    11_22_21 Lane MS Notification to School Community of Positive Case Onsite.English.pdf 

  • News from Lane MS: Resource Fair, Conferences

    Good Afternoon Lane Families,

    I wanted to be sure that all were aware that there is a Fall Resource Fair happening tomorrow afternoon, Saturday, 11/20/21 from 12 - 3 at Parkrose High School. Please see this flyer for more information about employment opportunities, food boxes, clothing, vaccinations with incentives, and many other available resources. 

    Remember that Parent/Teacher Conferences are happening next week Monday and Tuesday, during the days and evenings. There is still time to sign up for an online appointment. You can find the necessary information on this website. Thank you to all who have already signed up. We are looking forward to having time to connect with you! Please also remember that there are no classes next week, in order to make time for conferences, and because of Fall Break. Classes will resume on Monday, Nov. 29. 

    As always, please reach out if you have questions, concerns or needs that we may be able to help with. You can reach me by replying to this email, or by texting my cell at 971-678-9700. Be well, be safe!

    Sincerely, 

    Michael Rowell, Principal 

    Lane Middle School

  • News from Lane MS: Notice of Airsoft Gun at School

    Dear Lane Community,
    On Monday, we were notified that a student brought a replica “Airsoft” gun to school. Although the student showed the gun to another student, he did not threaten or point the gun at anyone, and we don’t believe any student or staff was ever in danger.

    Airsoft guns discharge non-metal spheres, usually plastic, and are typically used for recreational or training purposes. However, they can resemble real guns, and we take their presence on campus seriously. Our staff, in collaboration, handled the situation so that everyone’s safety was assured and allowed instruction to continue. We are working closely with the student involved and their family.

    Our top priority is the safety of students and staff and that our Lane community is safe. As a community and as a school district, we have a collective responsibility to ensure our schools provide a caring, supportive environment. If you are ever aware of anything you think represents a threat to student safety, please always let us know at school as immediately as possible. You can also report to the SafeOregon tip line via text or call to 844-472-3367; email: safeoregon.com; or download the SafeOregon app. Trained staff are available to respond 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.  

    If you have any questions, please direct them to me and I will be happy to answer them.

    Sincerely,
    Michael Rowell, Principal

  • News from Lane MS: Info Night, Important Dates

    Dear Lane Families, 

    Although the number of days of school in November is limited, there is quite a lot going on that we want you to know about. We will be hosting an online Family Information Night this coming Wednesday, November 10, from 6:30 - 7:15. In addition to information on many topics, such as scheduling Parent/ Teacher conferences and school enrollment changes for next year at Lane Middle School, there will be fun and prizes as well. More information will be shared in a separate message tomorrow. 

    COVID-19 /Pandemic Related Resources for Families

    Click here to access more information about:

    Rental Assistance

    Utility Assistance

    Food and SNAP Resources

    Clothing Assistance

    For information or support with these and other resources, contact Maureen Brennan, LCSW, C-SSWS, Lane MS Social Worker
    mbrennan@pps.net, Cell: 503-503-319-7882

    Lane Food Pantry Now Operating from 1 - 2:30 on Tuesdays

    The Lane Food Pantry has shifted its hours of operation to 1 - 2:30 every Tuesday. We are searching for volunteers to help support this excellent community resource. If you have some time on Tuesday afternoons, please reply to this email.

    Vaccination Clinics at PPS School Sites

    Now that a COVID-19 vaccine has been approved for students ages 5 - 11, PPS will be offering vaccination clinics at selected school sites. While Lane Middle School is not one of these sites, Lane students can use other sites to obtain their vaccines. Learn more by clicking here. We will continue to share detailed information about these clinics as it becomes available. 
     
    Free Medical Services for All PPS Students at School-based Health Clinics

    Any Portland Public Schools student who needs medical care now has six locations on PPS campuses to receive cost-free service. After being closed during much of the 2020-21 school year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Student Health Centers at PPS high schools have returned. Click here for more information.

    Attention Families of 8th Grade Students: High School Options for Next Year
    Attention 8th grade families:  It's time to start thinking about high school options for next year.  School counselors were in 8th grade classrooms recently to go over options for high school next year.  We've sent home a letter with your child with further information, and hope you will continue the conversation at home.  You can also find the letter linked here.  
     Please feel free to reach out directly with any questions!  If your child's last name starts with A-J, contact Mr. Adrian, at extension 72769, 503-489-8828 (call or text) or by email at acalderon@pps.net.  If your child's last name starts with K-Z, contact Ms. Gwendolyn, at extension 72764, 971-231-7343 (call or text), or gkaplin@pps.net.

    Important Dates

    Sun., 11/7 Daylight Savings Time ends, Set clocks back 1 hour
    Wed., 11/10 Lane MS Online Information Night, 6:30 - 7:15
    Thurs., 11/11 Veterans Day, Schools closed
    Fri., 11/12 Staff Development Day, No classes
    Mon, 11/15 Picture Retake Day
    Mon. - Tues, 11/22-23 Parent/Teacher Conferences
    Wed. - Fri, 11/24-26 Fall Break

    As always, please reach out if you have questions, concerns or needs that we may be able to help with. You can reach me by replying to this email, or by texting my cell at 971-678-9700. Be well, be safe!

    Sincerely, 

    Michael Rowell, Principal 

    Lane Middle School

     

  • News from Lane MS: COVID Case at School

    Dear Lane Staff and Families, 

    We have been notified that one individual at Lane Middle School has tested positive for COVID-19, and was at school more than two weeks ago. While school staff and county medical staff were notified just yesterday of this positive test result, and the case is far enough in the past that quarantining of those who might have been exposed to this individual will not be necessary, I want you to be aware of all positive cases that we hear about. It is important to me that you know that you will always be notified of any positive cases of COVID-19 at school that are reported to us. Please see the attached letter for more information. 

    As always, please reach out if you have questions, concerns or needs that we may be able to help with. You can reach me by replying to this email, or by texting my cell at 971-678-9700. Be well, be safe!

    Sincerely, 

    Michael Rowell, Principal 

    Lane Middle School

    11_1_21 Lane MS Notification to School Community of Positive Case Onsite.English - Google Docs.pdf