Leopard News

April 1st - Welcome back to campus edition!

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Principal's Corner

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Dear Families,

We had a wonderful day welcoming our Kindergarten learners to their first in-person experience as Lent Leopards!

Our apologies for the original miscommunication to first grade families about the start date. Our first grade learners will join us starting tomorrow (Friday, April 2). We look forward to welcoming you back to in-person instruction then!

Our 2nd-5th grade learners will join us starting Monday, April 5.

By starting small, we have learned a few important things that we want to share with you all, especially regarding safety:

To help with physical distancing, we are now using multiple entry/exits at our school. This means that we need to shut down parts of our parking lot to outside traffic so that our students can move easily and safely to their destinations.

Pick-Up/Drop-Off via car:

Please use SE 97th to pick-up/drop-off students in first grade. They will enter the building through the main entrance.

Please use SE Steele St., or local neighborhood streets (including SE 97th) to pick-up/drop-off students in grades 2-4. Second and third grade students enter the building via the annex doors. Fourth grade students enter the doors under the covered area behind the school (near their classrooms).

The only vehicle traffic that we are able to permit is for Kindergarten and 5th grade students, who will enter their classrooms via the exterior doors of the kindergarten classrooms and fifth grade classrooms in the portable building behind Lent school. Fifth grade DLI will enter through the back gym exterior door.

For kindergarten and fifth grade students, families can use the narrow vehicle access drive on SE 96th Ave. We will have staff directing traffic in this area so that we can keep cars away from our student pedestrians.

We know this is a shift from years past and appreciate your flexibility as we get used to this new experience. Thank you for the opportunity to serve our community!

As always, when we learn new information, it may lead us to make improvements in our plan. The most updated information will come from your child's teacher.

Please reach out with any questions/concerns/celebrations you may have. We look forward to welcoming our students back to our building!

Take Care,
Interim Principal Berg

Fechas importantes

  • 04/01 - día de planificación del maestro - no hay clases

Important Dates

  • 04/01 - Welcome back Kindergarten!
  • 04/02 - Welcome back Kindergarten & First Grade!
  • 04/05 - Welcome back Kindergarten & First, as well as Second - Fifth Grade!
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Seesaw Update

This week we experienced multiple district-wide technical issues with Seesaw that impacted students' ability to participate in asynchronous activities. We received communication that the issues have been resolved and students should be able to access this learning by tomorrow. In the unlikely event that the issue takes longer to resolve, we appreciate your patience and flexibility.
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Hybrid Update

What time is Hybrid and when does it start?

Students can be dropped off from 7:50 - 8:00. After 8AM, they will have to be checked in through the office.

Students should be picked up at 10:15. Staff have to transition to teaching their online cohorts, so if you are not there during dismissal, we will call you and ask you to pick up from the front of the building.

What to expect when you come for In-Person learning?

We have created a short video to show you what life will be like when you return for In-Person Learning! Please take a look and reach out to your child's teacher with any questions!

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What should we do if our child is not feeling well?

If your child is not feeling well, experiencing cough, fever, or just general not feeling well please keep them home. We are doing our best to keep the school safe for all of our learners and staff. Plus, sitting in class when you are not feeling well is never fun.

Meal Pickup Updates:

Meals will be picked up from three locations on the Lent Campus. This is for all of our Lent Students.

10:15 - 1:45 Monday, Tuesday (double meals), Thursday, Friday (double meals). The pickup locations will be the main entrance of the school, near the fifth grade portables and between the Annex and main building. We will no longer do the 3:00 - 4:40 food distribution times.


Your child's teacher will be reaching out to you if your child qualifies for transportation. Please know that transportation is working on their routes and busses may be running behind initially. If it is more than 10 minutes, please let our front office know.

Where does my child enter?

In order to keep everyone safe we will have students entering in K-5 from multiple entrances.

Kindergarten - enter through long driveway and enter through classrooms doors

First grade - enter through the front door

Second, Third, Fourth grade - enter through the Annex doors off SE Steele street

Fourth grade - enter through the undercover area in the staff parking lot

Fifth grade - enter through the long driveway and students will enter through classroom doors

If you have more than one student they can enter through both the long driveway entrance or SE Steele entrance. We will only be able to admit first graders through the front door. There will be greeters and staff all around to help with traffic patterns and support families and students as they go to their classrooms. You will see hearts on the ground six feet apart that students can line up on while waiting to be checked in.

Please note that some classes will exit from a different door than they entered. Your child's classroom teacher will be sharing with you the exact procedure with you.

What is my child's schedule?

Please look for an email from your child's teacher. They will send out the most up to date information for your student.

Specials for K-5 will be every week, but will rotate between synchronous and asynchronous. This is because the specialist now have double the number of sections of students. This includes library which will now be synchronous every other week. Ms. Hanson is so excited to see your smart thinkers!

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Dual Language Immersion Update

Please review this letter from Director Michael Bacon regarding the shift to DLI Credit by Proficiency.



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Garden Update

Hello Lent Community!

My name is Rebecca Milton and I wanted to share an update on the garden.

The raised beds were built by Tom Ralley and myself, Rebecca Melton. Tom is our resident Master Gardener who has volunteered at the school for over a decade.

I work for Growing Gardens Organization, who funded the build with grants, and I have been with the school garden going on 4 years now.

We built the first of 8 new beds for the garden this past month. The old wood will be turned into hugelkultur garden beds. We have a beautiful school garden that we have continued to tend and love during the Pandemic and by the time the kids return to full time school, all the raised beds will be replaced and the garden will be alive with life.


Mensaje del jardín

Mi nombre es Rebecca Milton y quería compartir una actualización sobre el jardín.

Las camas elevadas fueron construidas por Tom Ralley y yo, Rebecca Melton. Tom es nuestro jardinero maestro residente que se ha ofrecido como voluntario en la escuela durante más de una década. Trabajo para Growing Gardens Organization, que financió la construcción con subvenciones, y he estado con el jardín de la escuela durante 4 años.

Construimos el primero de 8 nuevos canteros para el jardín el mes pasado. La madera vieja se convertirá en jardineras de hugelkultur. Tenemos un hermoso jardín escolar que hemos seguido cuidando y amando durante la pandemia y para cuando los niños regresen a la escuela a tiempo completo, todas las camas elevadas serán reemplazadas y el jardín estará lleno de vida


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Kindergarten registration open NOW!

As we are getting ready to wrap up the school year, we want to remind everyone that if you or know anyone who is going to have a 5 year old come September, registration for kindergarten Fall 2021 is now open! We encourage families to register by August 1st so that we as a school can plan according and ensure the best possible experience for your new kindergartener!

Online registration is encouraged due to COVID however if you need help or would like a paper copy please contact our school secretary Paola Cabrera Perez at pcabreraperez@pps.net or you can call the office at 503-916-6322

We look forward to having your kindergarten at Lent in 2021!

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Lent Library!

A Note from our Librarian - Ms. Hanson:

The Let's Get Reading! program ;

New day & time for Library bag pick up.

Come to Lent's main doors, Wednesday: 10:00 - 11:30pm.

Students can also access reading resources online through a variety of platforms available through this link: https://bit.ly/39fnQDp

Or use the English/Spanish Distance Learning Library Resource document: https://bit.ly/2IJq969

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Please click on the image below to see the full flyer for details!


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¿Necesitas una Chromebook o un punto de acceso? ¿O tu mochila y útiles escolares?

Si necesita un Chromebook, un hotspot o una mochila y útiles, complete el formulario vinculado o envíe un correo electrónico a cwolfe1@pps.net. La maestra Wolfe se comunicará con usted para programar una cita para reunirse con ella entre las 9 am y las 2 pm los martes. La Sra. Wolfe se reunirá con usted afuera y distribuirá todos los materiales en la entrada principal del edificio.

Cuando se encuentre en una ubicación de PPS, pedimos que todos usen una mascarilla y se la proporcionaremos si es necesario. Si ha tenido tos o fiebre en las últimas 72 horas o ha interactuado con alguien con síntomas de COVID19, háganoslo saber y organizaremos una recogida / cambio sin contacto.

Do you need a Chromebook or Hotspot? Or your backpack and School Supplies?

If you need a chromebook, hotspot or backpack and supplies, please fill out the linked form or email cwolfe1@pps.net. Ms. Wolfe will contact you to set up an appointment to meet her between 9am and 2pm on Tuesdays. Ms. Wolfe will meet you outside and distribute all materials at the front entrance of the building.

When at a PPS location, we ask that everyone wear a face mask, and we will provide one if needed. If you have experienced cough or fever in the past 72 hours or interacted with someone with COVID19 symptoms, please let us know and we will arrange for a contactless pickup/ exchange.

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IT Support or Technology Exchange

If you need a new device or hotspot, please contact Cathy Wolfe at cwolfe1@pps.net. She is our Lent specific technology coordinator.

If you are having any technology issues, you can call the PPS technology support line or contact:

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