Back to School Letter from Principal Justin

Greetings Parents and Guardians of Lane School Students:

I am excited to welcome new and returning students to Lane School! The staff and I look forward to helping your child develop the necessary skills to be successful when they return to their home school or new placements.

New Changes:

At Lane School, we work hard to help students develop positive strategies to deal with change. Even more than most years, this year brings new changes. We will have several new students. Also, some students will have new homerooms.  

Teachers will be reaching out to families the week before school starts to share homeroom assignments and connect.

We will be starting the year out in full day in-person instruction.  If you student is new to our program or has not been at a full day schedule with us prior they may be starting at a half day as part of our onboarding process for our program.  Your child’s safety is paramount to us. We want to ensure that when they return to the Westmoreland campus, it is a healthy environment for them.   

Our team may be reaching out to you to schedule a meeting to discuss how we will best meet your needs in the coming year. I look forward to seeing the excellent work our students and staff do this year. 

We encourage you to share these new changes with your child, so they have time to adjust before the first day of school.

LaRae Akin Program Assistant is our lead point person whenever you need to contact the office with any new updates regarding your child. She is very kind, organized, and super skilled at running the office.

Communications and Calendar:

Parents/Guardians, we will be sending out information and training materials for you to help you prepare for the coming year. Communication is going to be a big part of what makes this year work for you and your student. We will be using a few methods of communication with you all this year: 

  • Email (please subscribe to our newsletter by entering your email into this link.
  • Phone (please fill out the attached contact information sheet with updated phone numbers and email addresses)
  • Remind App (please join us on the remind app by clicking this link.

Enclosed is a copy of the Lane School Calendar indicating our schedule for the coming year. Please note the in-service days. 

If there are any changes in this schedule, the office will notify parents/guardians in a memo sent home with students. You may reference our school calendar and school information at our website.

Student Forms/Information:

Please complete and return the enclosed forms with your child on the first day of school, including:

1) Registration page

2) Health form

3) Publicity Release Form

4) Parent program introductory

5) Transportation procedures

At Lane School, we focus on student outcomes and create a culture where students and staff are willing to take risks and be part of a broader learning community. We genuinely believe that together we will learn, care, and succeed. 

We strongly value parent support and look forward to working in partnership to help your child be successful.

If you have questions or need additional information, please contact the Lane School Office at 541-463-8500.


                  Justin Radabaugh

                  Lane School Principal