Superintendents Message

Welcome to the 2021-22 School Year!

North Lake School is excited to begin yet another school year, providing a quality education for K-12 students in the communities of Silver Lake, Fort Rock and Christmas Valley, Oregon. We have a staff that cares deeply for our students, and there is no place better than North Lake School!

We enjoy a lovely school and campus, and thanks to the Oregon OSCIM grant program and a local tax levy approved by our citizens, we are nearing completion of an $8 million construction project to help us further meet the social, physical and academic needs of our students. When the project is complete and landscaping is finished, our campus will be simply stunning. We are very grateful for the support of our community members, and are anxious to resume normal school activities so all may enjoy our re-designed facility!

When visiting our campus, you will notice our new bus maintenance facility, an enlarged and completely renovated Annex, a pre-school playground, a three classroom addition, an elementary gym addition, new floor covering throughout the entire facility, new windows in the oldportion of the building, re-surfaced bathroom floors, a bathroom in the shop, all parking lots re-paved and striped, some new siding on the high school side, and a total exterior paint job to bring the building all together.

The custodial staff has also done extensive painting of interior trim and door frames to match the new addition and Annex. Our high school gym floor has also been refinished and we are ready for the fall sports season! Still to come are new exterior lights along the sidewalk, window blinds for the new windows, and new countertops for the two bathrooms in the cafeteria.

Upon the completion of the project we have heard on many occasions that our whole school looks brand new, and we agree! Its absolutely lovely, and in great shape for many years to come!

The 2021-22 school year begins, we again return to school with masks for all students and staff. I know we had all hoped to have this behind us, but I thank you for helping us make the best of such challenging and ever-changing circumstances. We are committed to doing what is best for our kids, and thank you for partnering with us in this endeavor!

If you have questions, comments or concerns, please call or email. We are here for you!


Gail Buermann Superintendent / Elementary Principal

541-576-2121 Ext, 223

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