August 13, 2019 Message from Mr. Dan Wessel, Interim Superintendent
Families of Lansing Schools,
Welcome to another school year that will begin tomorrow for most of our students! (Remember that at LMS and LHS we have a special first day for 6th grade, 9thgrade and new students to the district to help transition.) We have been hard at work all summer preparing for the FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL! Preparation is always important, but the beginning of the year always has its challenges. The first days are always difficult for the transportation department. Understandably, many parents want to drive and drop off on the first days of school. This adds to congestion at the school and unknown ridership on our bus routes. Safety of all of our students, teachers and parents is extremely important. Please take a deep breath if the lines are long and know that it will get better in a couple of days. Routines are being set and a short transition period has been the norm the past few years.
I would like to also invite everyone to join the many parent groups that we have across Lansing School District. All of our schools have site councils that we are always looking for new members to join. PTA at Lansing Elementary and Lansing Intermediate is a strong organization that does many great things for our schools. As students get older, parental groups become more specialized and at Lansing Middle and Lansing High we have many opportunities for parents to volunteer for groups that support different classes, clubs and activities. Ask your school for details on how to get involved.
One opportunity to be involved that is a culminating event for our senior students has always been Operation Graduation. Senior parents are invited to attend a Senior Parent Meeting August 21st at 7:00 PM after the high school open house in Pride Rock. Parents can meet the committee chair and will receive a senior packet about OpGrad. If you are unable to attend, senior students will receive their packet during CCR in September. Information can be found at their website, www.Lansingoperationgraduation.com.
I am looking forward to a great school year! It is a “Great Day to Be a Lion”
Dan Wessel, firstname.lastname@example.org