Principal's Message

September 28, 2022

Dear LPS Parents:

We hope this email finds you well.

In the last week, we have conducted two emergency preparedness drills to ensure that our students and staff know the precautionary measures to keep everyone at LPS safe.

Last week, we conducted a fire drill. Earlier today, we conducted a successful lockdown drill.

We have reflected upon both of these drills as a staff and with our students noting areas of success (students have been extremely attentive and supportive of both) and areas needing our attention (all minor communication-related issues).

We ask that you reflect with your child(ren) on these drills and we welcome any feedback you may have based on these important reflective discussions. Please share those with your child's elementary or middle/high school advisory teacher. Our aim is always to ensure your child(ren)'s safety while you entrust them to us during the school day.

We will continue to run a variety of drills once per month through the school year, most now unannounced. If follow-up information needs to be shared, you will receive subsequent correspondence.

Thank you for your partnership with us in keeping our community safe!


Dr. Dave Botbyl

LPS Interim Principal

September 16, 2022

Dear LPS Parents:

We hope this message finds you well.

The second week of school has been another indication that the 2022-23 school year is off to a great start with smiles abundant and activities filling our days. 

Mr. Hartigan and I are happy to be working alongside the LPS staff in support of our students. We both hope to meet/reconnect with you personally over time in the next few weeks.

We write to you today to bring to your attention next week, which will include a great number of activities that are typical to the opening weeks of school. During our morning announcements next week with students, there will be reminders for students and we hope this list will give you the opportunity to partner with us in this effort.


Please be reminded to drop off your child at the back of the school. The front of the school is restricted to those walking to school.

MS/HS Spirit Week - All Week

Each day, students have the option to dress up based based on the different themes of the day.

High school students will take part in M-Th Advisory activities and afternoon activities on Friday.

Camp Henry - Tuesday/Wednesday

Grades 6 and 7 students will be attending this overnight outdoor education field trip. A separate email has been sent to parents with a forms to be completed by today, Friday, September 16.

Picture Day - Friday

All students should come to school dressed for pictures.

MS/HS students should bring their spirit day clothing to change into after pictures are taken

Farmer's Market - Friday

Our annual Farmer's Market is a great event that we will share with students on Friday.

Homecoming - Saturday

The game will start at 1:00 p.m. with the Homecoming King and Queen being crowned during halftime.

Dances - Saturday Evening

The Middle School Student Council is sponsoring a dance from 6-7:30 p.m.

The High School Student Council is sponsoring a dance starting at 8:00 p.m.


We are looking forward to a busy and productive week of school!

Warm regards-

Dr. Dave Botbyl

Interim Principal

Leland Public School, an IB World School

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LPS fosters social connection and personal responsibility, providing students with essential tools to pursue fulfilling lives.