October 22, 2014
Dear Gardiner Parents and Families,
It has been great seeing so many families at conferences. We value this time to
connect with you about student progress and development. If you were not able to
join us, please consider making time for this today. We are here from 8:00-12:00,
1:00-4:00 and 5:00 until 8:00 PM. Next week we will mail the progress reports that
were not picked up.
Last week, as you know, we were instructed by the Oregon City Police Department
to go into a lock out. In this situation our students are not in direct harm, but we
secure our perimeter to ensure safety. Our first priority is student safety. In the age
of modern communication we know that many of you may have received
information about the lock out before you received official word from the school.
Our first step is to ensure that the students are safe which may cause a delay in
communicating with you. We then communicate with families in coordination with
other agencies, in this case the Oregon City Police Department. We want to make
sure that our official communication is accurate and coordinated. We appreciate
your patience and understanding with these situations. We regularly practice our
safety protocols. Through this practice our students knew exactly what to do and
followed instructions in a calm and precise manner. We greatly appreciate our
students for their response to this situation. If you would like more information
about the Standard Response Protocol we follow, here is the link.
We have wrapped up our Fall Fundraiser. We are so grateful for all of your hard
work in making this fundraiser a success. We raised over $11,000 for Gardiner. Last
year these funds allowed us to purchase additional technology, build classroom
libraries, support student field trips and activities among other things. Our PTSO
will use these funds to honor staff requests. They will meet next Tuesday at 6:30 in
the Gardiner library.
There is no school on Friday.
Have a safe weekend.