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  • Letter to the Community

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    Michael Rowell

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    Dear Lane Families,

    We welcomed a small number of students back to our building last week for our first in person student services. This program is the result of extensive operational planning to ensure that students and staff are safe and well informed. As you may have heard in the news or from other PPS communications, we are planning to enlarge our in-person instruction to include all students by mid-April. We continue to maintain an intense focus on safety and training as we plan for this move to a blend of in-person and online instruction. This "hybrid" of in-person and online instruction will allow us to welcome all students back to school while limiting the number of students who are in the school building at one time. You will be receiving a survey soon to allow you to share your thoughts about the prospects of welcoming students back to school. If you have students in a PPS elementary school, you have likely already received this survey. I will send more specific information as our plans develop. 

    Take the Successful Schools Survey Today!

    What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear the phrase "successful school?" We believe that successful schools are safe, healthy and welcoming spaces for learning and growth that are inclusive of all students. But we want to hear your thoughts. We invite you to take the 2021 Successful Schools Family Survey. When you take the survey, you help us understand your experience as a parent or guardian at Lane Middle School. This is important information will guide us as we plan for the future of the school. 

    Take the survey todausing this link! You can complete the survey from a computer, tablet, or smartphone. It should only take 15 - 20 minutes of your time. Select Lane Middle School and answer the questions. If you have children at more than one PPS school, please complete a survey for each school your children attend. If you need help taking this survey, please contact me. The web address of the survey is surveys.panoramaed.com/portlandor/ppsfamily

    Forecasting for Next School Year Starts This Week

    Your 6th and 7th grade students will be receiving forms this week to select classes for next year. Please spend time reading the form and filling it out with them, to ensure that they are making the best choices for their futures. 

    Spring Break Is Coming!

    Schools will be closed from March 22 - March 26 for spring break. Meal services will be closed during this week, but you will be able to pick up additional meals on March 19th in preparation for the 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 email at mrowell@pps.net, or by texting my cell at 971-678-9700. Be well, be safe!

    Sincerely, 
    Michael Rowell, Principal 
    Lane Middle School

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