ATA – 4/12/21

Topic:Key notes:
      This weeks’ scheduleThis is the week we start Hybrid learning, and the week we start our new hybrid schedule.   Please make sure you know which cohort you are in, and familiarize yourself with the new schedule we will be using for the rest of this school year.  
HYBRID InfoATA Hybrid Tour
Hybrid return to school info
Weekly schedule
Allergy and Medication Protocols
ACE AwardsEugene School District 4J has exceptional people who make a difference for students every day. Who is your champion in education? Nominate an educator for an ACE award by visiting the link below. All nominations are due no later than April 15th. ACE Awards Nomination
Tema:Notas clave:
    Programa de esta semana  Esta es la semana en que comenzamos el aprendizaje híbrido y la semana en que comenzamos nuestro nuevo horario híbrido.   Por favor, asegúrese de saber en qué grupo se encuentra, y familiarícese con el nuevo horario que usaremos durante el resto de este año escolar.
HYBRID InfoTour híbrido de ATA
Información híbrida del  regreso a la escuela
Programa de esta semana
Protocolos de Alergia y Medicación
Premios ACEEl Distrito Escolar de Eugene 4J tiene personas excepcionales que marcan la diferencia para los estudiantes todos los días. ¿Quién es tu campeón en educación? Nomine a un educador para un premio ACE visitando el enlace a continuación. Todas las nominaciones deben presentarse a más tardar el 15 de abril. Nominación a los premios ACE

ATA – 4/5/21

Topic:Key notes:
    This weeks scheduleAs we are gearing up for Hybrid to begin next week, our schedule will look a little different this week. Monday and Tuesday will be a regular, A and B day. Wednesday, Thursday, Friday will all be flex days.
HYBRID InfoHybrid return to school info
Weekly schedule
Allergy and Medication Protocols
Coffee chatsEach Thursday, from 6pm – 7pm, 4J hosts a parent support chat that explores topics around wellness, parenting, and, community resources. Please click the link below to learn how to attend, and for more information. Coffee Chats
Tema:Notas clave:
    Programa de esta semana  A medida que nos estamos preparando para que Hybrid comience la próxima semana, nuestro programa se verá un poco diferente esta semana. Los lunes y martes serán días regulares, A y B. Los miércoles, jueves y viernes serán todos días flexibles. No habrá aprendizaje en vivo los días flexibles.
HYBRID InfoInformación sobre el regreso a la escuela del COVID híbrido
Programa semanal
Protocolos de alergia y medicación
Charlas de caféTodos los jueves, de 6 p.m. a 7 p.m., 4J organiza un chat de apoyo para padres que explora temas relacionados con el bienestar, la crianza de los hijos y los recursos comunitarios. Haga clic en el enlace a continuación para saber cómo asistir y para obtener más información.
Charlas de café

ATA – 3-29-21

Topic:Key notes:
THIS WEEKS SCHEDULEThis weeks schedule looks a little different as we kick off the third trimester, prepare to get grades entered, and prepare for hybrid.
Monday – Flex day
Tuesday – A day
Wednesday – B day
Thursday – A day
Friday – B day
Hybrid Q & AWe will be hosting a Hybrid/same school Q&A session this week on
Wednesday, 3/31, @ 5:30 – 6:30    
Click here to join ZOOM     
Meeting ID: 990 2905 3136      
Passcode: 460089    
Hybrid questions formTo prepare for our Q&A session, please CLICK HERE to ask any questions you may have in advance.  
LIPI time changeIf your student is enrolled in our LIPI services, please make note that there is a LIPI time change. LIPI will now be from 9:30 – 11:30 on your students LIPI day. If your student rides a school bus, plan on your students bus being a half hour later than they are scheduled right now.  Lipi will continue for the students enrolled in Lipi until Hybrid begins.
LTD Transit Lane Transit District (LTD) will continue allowing students to ride without a bus pass until September. For now, all students need to do to ride free is tell the driver that they are a 4J student.

ATA – Hybrid communications

Greetings, families!

We hope you are well and looking forward to a relaxing spring break!

The purpose of this communication is to provide critical updates for trimester three schedules and the district-wide middle school schedule for hybrid/same school online (SSO) instruction. It is long and specific and if you have questions and want more information, please attend the Parent Information Session via the zoom link below.

Wednesday, March 31 at 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

https://zoom.us/j/99029053136?pwd=OWxodDIvMUlMNVRORWZSRHQ5NmxVUT09

Meeting ID: 990 2905 3136

Passcode: 460089

In preparation for the Parent Information Session, you are invited to submitted questions in advance so that we are able to prepare and answer as many questions as possible:

Click here for Question Submission Form

Trimester Three Updates

As of today, students are able to access their new trimester three schedules via StudentVue. Trimester three classes will be available in Canvas the week we return from spring break. Please contact us if your student is having trouble accessing either StudentVue or Canvas. Please also understand that we cannot change schedules except for errors, omissions, or the need to withdraw from a class.  We may be making additional schedule shifts for the next several days so thanks for your patience as we finalize details.

In some cases, students’ teachers changed. And, in almost all classes, class lists changed and students are in new groupings. Because of the strict measures we must have in place to reopen and our need to balance classes, we had to move some students. A move was more likely for students when two teachers teach the same class and we made every attempt to restore students to their original teachers when our schedule allowed it.

For both teachers and students, we know this might be a jarring shift though unavoidable in our

re-opening. We will spend some time in the first part of the new trimester for students to get to know each other and re-establish a classroom community.

Students will begin their 3rd trimester schedules when we return from spring break beginning Monday, March 29. We will be in a distance learning model until Friday, April 9 and on Monday, April 12, we will pivot to our new hybrid/SSO schedule.

New Middle School Schedule for Hybrid/Same School Online (SSO)

The middle school schedule is shifting significantly beginning the week of April 12. We underwent a district process to arrive at the new schedule that all middle schools will be using. The schedule allows for all students– each hybrid cohort and same school online students– to receive live Zoom instruction on A and B days and is more similar to both the current high school schedule and our brick and mortar schedule in a regular year.

Essentially in this model, all students will have access to synchronous lessons in the morning and asynchronous lessons in the afternoon. Students coming into the building for hybrid will have the opportunity to work on asynch assignments, receive support, extend their learning, focus on class projects, and read outside of the curriculum. At home, same school online students will work on asych assignments, finish synch work, work in groups on classroom projects, and attend office hours after school and on Wednesdays. The schedule is attached (click here) for your review– a few highlights below:

Monday and Tuesday on Regular A and B Days:

9:00 – 11:30 am.

All students attend live Zoom classes including House. Students attend Advisory + periods 1-3 on Mondays and Advisory + 4-6 on Tuesdays.

12:40 – 3:10 pm.

The Blue Cohort attends school in-person. SSO students and Green Cohort complete asynch assignments at home and access office hours. Students attend periods 1-3 on Mondays and 4-6 on Tuesdays.

Wednesday Flex Days:

9:00 am – 12:00 pm. All students work on asynch assignments.

12:30 – 2:00 pm. Students attend office hours, clubs and supports.

Thursday and Friday on Regular A and B Days 9:00 – 11:30 am.

All students attend live Zoom classes including House. Students attend periods Advisory + 1-3 on Thursdays and Advisory + 4-6 on Fridays.

12:40 – 3:10 pm.

The Green Cohort attends school in-person. SSO students and Blue Cohort complete asynch assignments at home and access office hours. Students attend periods 1-3 on Thursdays and 4-6 on Fridays.

As a reminder, by default, cohorts are established based on last name– A-L for Blue Cohort and M-Z for Green Cohort. We also grouped siblings across K-12 which necessitated cohort changes. Based on the survey responses we received, we were also able to use that information to balance our classes– thank you! If your student’s cohort is shifting from the default for any reason, you will receive notification from us.

In closing

We know these changes may come as a surprise to some families and for many of you, may be a more natural rhythm in anticipation of school resuming in person next fall. Either way, we know our students have persevered through an enormous number of changes this year and for that, they can be commended. We look forward to serving your student in trimester three no matter which pathway they have chosen and as always, to all being back in school together one day soon.

Please let us know if you have any questions by calling the front office or dropping us an email. We’ll have more updates beginning the week of March 29. Until then, enjoy the break!

Our best,

Larry Williams & AJ Hruby

Updated Timeline for March 29 – April 16, 2021

Monday, March 29 – Friday, April 2

We are still in our distance learning schedule this week and the following.

3/29 Flex Day: Students log into their new classes in Canvas and complete asynch assignments. No live Zoom sessions. (This is like a typical Wednesday schedule without clubs or student meetings in the afternoons.)

3/30 A Day: Regular distance learning schedule with new trimester three classes

3/31 B Day: Regular distance learning schedule with new trimester three classes

4/1  A Day: Regular distance learning schedule with new trimester three classes

4/2 B Day: Regular distance learning schedule with new trimester three classes

Monday, April 5 – Friday, April 9

Stay tuned this week for details about 6th grade and new student orientation events!

4/5         A Day: Regular distance learning schedule

4/6    B Day: Regular distance learning schedule

4/7   Flex Day: Regular distance learning schedule

4/8         A Day: No live Zoom classes, asynch work for students

4/9             B Day: No live Zoom classes, asynch work for students

Monday, April 12 – Friday, April 16

The new hybrid model begins this week for everyone!

4/12       A Day: Live Zoom classes in the morning for all groups, Blue Cohort in building in the afternoon

4/13          B Day: Live Zoom classes in the morning for all groups, Blue Cohort in building in the afternoon

4/14  Flex Day: Asynch work for students, all class periods (no change from distance learning)

4/15             A Day: Live Zoom classes in the morning for all groups, Green Cohort in building in the afternoon

4/16              B Day: Live Zoom classes in the morning for all groups, Green Cohort in building in the afternoon

ATA – 3/15/21

Welcome to the end of Trimester 2!

This is just a reminder that this is a four-day week, which means we will hold regularly scheduled Zoom classes Monday-Thursday (NO Flex day Wednesday), and Friday will be our Trimester grading day, therefore no school for students.

 All Assignments must be submitted by the end of the day Thursday (3/18).

This week, no new assignments will be assigned in any classes, but attendance will still be taken. This is a really good time for students to get caught up on any missing work.

Trimester 3 will begin March 29th.  The trimester will start with learning in the same format as we are doing now, with live Zoom classes in the afternoons.  More information will be released soon about our plans for the hybrid schedule, which is currently planned to begin April 12th.

Students ride transit for free!

Lane Transit District (LTD) will continue allowing students to ride without a bus pass until September. For now, all students need to do to ride free is tell the driver that they are a 4J student. When LTD resumes student fare collection, students can still ride for free, but only if they get a pass from their school. We will share more information about how to get a free pass as we near September.

ATA – 3/8/21

School Wide SPIRIT WEEK!

During the week of March 8-12:

  1. Choose a profile picture (the picture on your Zoom screen when you are not on camera) that represents your ideal vacation destination!  This could be real place (Hawaii, Europe, Oregon Coast, Ski mountains) or a make believe location (moon planet Endor, Disney castle).
  2. Keep the same photo up all week! If you choose to have your camera on for class, make the same picture your virtual background.
  3. On Friday, participate in a Kahoot! in your advisory – test your observation skills! Do you know which picture belongs to who in your class?!
  • Pictures should be school appropriate – no violence or nudity.
  • Student name should be visible at the bottom of the screen.
  • Photos need to be still shots/static images, not moving images or gifs.

ELECTIVE REQUEST FORM:

Below, you will find the elective request form for trimester 3. This form will be open from Monday (3/8) through Thursday (3/11).

-Students must use their 4j email to complete the form.

-Students may only submit their requests once. (Once they hit that submit button, they can’t change their answers)

-All 6th graders are required to take Health third trimester 

-All 7th graders are required to take PE third trimester. 

     – This means 6th & 7th graders have one elective choice. 

8th graders get two elective choices for the spring trimester. 

CLICK HERE FOR ELECTIVE REQUEST FORM

Nominate “A Champion in Education” Today!

This school year is like no other. The pandemic has so greatly altered school operations and all aspects of our normal lives. Who is your champion in education through this year of unprecedented challenges? An inspiring teacher? An encouraging school secretary? A caring school counselor or nurse? A problem-solving tech support staff member? A dedicated nutrition services staff member? A principal who is an inspirational leader?

Now is the time to recognize their contributions by nominating them for an ACE (A Champion in Education) Award!

To learn more and nominate a 4J employee, visit 4j.lane.edu/2021-ACE.

The nomination deadline is April 15.

One nominee in each of the three categories (teachers & licensed specialists, classified staff and administrators), will be named an ACE Award champion and win a $250 grant from the Eugene Education Foundation for the 4J school or program of their choosing.

If you have questions or need assistance, please contact 4J Communications at johnson_hi@4j.lane.edu.

Fifteenth (15th) Annual AAYLC

(African American Youth Leadership Conference)

Permission Slips due Thursday, March 18th

Who: Youth with African-American heritage throughout the Linn, Benton, Lincoln, and Lane Counties

What: Leadership Conference for African-American students. See “conference information” below for more details.

When/Where: Wednesday, April 7, 2021 from 9:30 am to 12:00 pm, via ZOOM.

Permission Slip: 15th AAYLC Information Packet for Parent(s).pdf  

 Conference Information:

  • Free T-Shirts included!
  • Theme: P.R.I.D.E. (Proud Responsible Individuals Dedicated to Excellence)
    • I am my ancestor’s wildest dreams; {Past, Present and Future}
  • Goals: To promote positive youth development in African/African American youth and multicultural youth of African descent by: 
    • Raising awareness on how to achieve personal goals 
    • Emphasizing the value of education 
    • Empowering future leadership (responsibility) 
    • Establishing a sense of community 
    • Increasing personal self-esteem and affirming cultural awarenes

ATA – 2/22/21

Our BSU club will be hosting a movie night that they are inviting the whole school to join in on, on Friday, 2/26/21, at 4:30. BSU will be screening Moana, and then hosting a Moana trivia kahoot night.

Please reach out to Ms.Barbara to get the ZOOM link if you are interested in attending: siemens_b@4j.lane.edu

8th Graders:  Find out more about AVID in High School

Churchill High School staff and administrators are offering a Zoom opportunity for students and staff to hear about what AVID looks like in high school. This is an opportunity to find out what AVID is, if you/your student would benefit from AVID participation and the application process.

Parents and Students are invited to join a brief Presentation and Question/Answer on Wednesday, February 24 at 2:00 PM – use link below:

https://zoom.us/j/91750863701?pwd=NWVndnlSOXpKeDllWXh6UkRnQk1CUT09

CHS AVID Timeline

February 24th – CHS AVID presentation , 2:00pm via zoom

March 4th – CHS AVID applications due (click hyperlink)

March 8th to March 12th – CHS AVID student interviews via Zoom (scheduled later)

After Spring break – CHS AVID notification

CHS forecasting – in April

Join a CLUB!!

Club NameTeacher SponsorStaff EmailDay of the week
Anime DrawingKristina Brooksbrooks_k@4j.lane.eduMonday, 4:15PM
Anime Shows/ MoviesJesse Skouboskoubo_j@4j.lane.eduUnknown…
BSU (Black Student Union)Barbara Siemenssiemens_b@4j.lane.eduThursday, 4:15PM
Climate AdvocatesKathleen Taylortaylor_k@4j.lane.eduEvery other Weds, 2:30PM
Cooking ClubAdrienne Superneau & Courtney Stittsuperneau_a@4j.lane.edu,  stitt_c@4j.lane.eduWednesday, 10:30AM
D&D + Card GamesBarbara Siemens & Eve Hannahsiemens_b@4j.lane.edu,  hannah_e@4j.lane.eduWednesday, 4:15PM
CraftsAimee Harringtonharrington_a@4j.lane.edu3rd Friday, TBA
GSA (Gay/Straight Alliance)Courtney Stittstitt_c@4j.lane.eduMonday, 10:30AM
Just Dance (Asynch)Kathleen Taylortaylor_k@4j.lane.eduAsynch anytime
LSU (Latino Student Union)Laura Griffingriffin_l@4j.lane.eduTuesday, 4:05PM
Movie ClubScott Piercepierce_s@4j.lane.eduMonday, 415PM
MusicAlan Woodwood_a@4j.lane.eduUndetermined…
OBOB (Oregon Battle Of Books)Adrienne Superneausuperneau_a@4j.lane.eduTuesday, 10:30AM
Pet Training ClubLaura Griffingriffin_l@4j.lane.edu1st & 3rd Tuesday, 10AM
Skate ClubChris Michaelmichael_c@4j.lane.eduThu & Fri, 4:05PM
Video Game ClubMary Adamsadams_m@4j.lane.eduWednesday, 4:15PM
YouTuber’s ClubThomas Pfannerpfanner_t@4j.lane.eduThursday, 4:15PM

ATA – 2/15/21

CLUBS: CLUBS: CLUBS: CLUBS: CLUBS: CLUBS: CLUBS: CLUBS: CLUBS: CLUBS:

Club NameSponsorStaff Email
Anime DrawingKristina Brooksbrooks_k@4j.lane.edu
Anime Shows/ MoviesSkouboskoubo_j@4j.lane.edu
BSUBarbarasiemens_b@4j.lane.edu
Climate AdvocatesTaylortaylor_k@4j.lane.edu
Cooking ClubSuperneau + Courtneysuperneau_a@4j.lane.edu, stitt_c@4j.lane.edu
D&D + Card GamesBarbara + Evesiemens_b@4j.lane.edu, hannah_e@4j.lane.edu
CraftsHarringtonharrington_a@4j.lane.edu
GSACourtneystitt_c@4j.lane.edu
Just Dance (Asynch)Taylortaylor_k@4j.lane.edu
LSULaura Griffingriffin_l@4j.lane.edu
Movie ClubScott Piercepierce_s@4j.lane.edu
MusicAlan Woodwood_a@4j.lane.edu
OBOBSuperneausuperneau_a@4j.lane.edu
Pet Training ClubLaura Griffingriffin_l@4j.lane.edu
Skate ClubChris Michealmicheal_c@4j.lane.edu
Video Game ClubMary Adamsadams_m@4j.lane.edu
YouTuber’s ClubThomas Pfannerpfanner_t@4j.lane.edu

8th Graders:

Find out more about AVID in High School

Churchill High School staff and administrators are offering a Zoom opportunity for students and staff to hear about what AVID looks like in high school. This is an opportunity to find out what AVID is, if you/your student would benefit from AVID participation and the application process.

You are invited to join a brief Presentation and Question/Answer on Wednesday, February 24 at 2:00 PM – use link below:

https://zoom.us/j/91750863701?pwd=NWVndnlSOXpKeDllWXh6UkRnQk1CUT09

Agenda:

1. Short Slideshow

2. Student panel sharing

3. Q&A from 8th graders

Teachers will provide applications and assist in scheduling interviews in the upcoming week for students interested in pursuing AVID in high school. For more information on the process, you may contact Mrs. Archibald (ATA AVID Elective Teacher) or AJ Hruby (Asst. Principal/ATA AVID Site Coordinator)

Testing Follow ups:

If your student did not attend advisory class the past two Wednesdays to take or complete their easyCBM benchmark test, please encourage them to log into the Tutoring Center

https://zoom.us/j/97600790865?pwd=aDFGZFM4Wng3R0prSTNyckdtZnNldz09
Meeting ID: 976 0079 0865
Passcode: 100881

any day this week between 9-11 AM, through Friday, February 19, to complete the required assessment.

Students who still need to take or finish the test have also received a reminder from Ms. AJ (ATA Assistant Principal) in their Canvas Inbox.

Thank you for supporting us in supporting your students.

ATA – 2/2/21

Upcoming schedule change:

Just a reminder that all students are required to login to their Advisory Zoom this Wednesday, February 3 and on Wednesday, February 10 at 1:30 to take a required assessment.

easyCBM is an assessment given to students k-8 to determine benchmark and growth over the course of their education in math and reading. As a Title One school, we are required by our federal grant to administer this assessment three times, annually. This is our second benchmark testing.

This assessment will be taken online – students will have as much time as they need (until 4 PM) to complete the reading/comprehension portion on the 3rd, and math on the 10th. Attendance will be taken for the zoom meeting on this day – students must be online when taking this test.  It is important that students have a quiet space to read and work.  This work should be independent and a representation of the student’s ability, without adult help.  While testing in this distance learning environment is not ideal, we are doing the best we can with what we have and appreciate your continued support of your child’s education.

We will send out a reminder email to you and your student each Wednesday mornings.

GRADES:

Student mid-term grades will be available by the end of this week. Please continue to check StudentVUE and ParentVUE for updates.

ATA – 1/25/21

There is no school this upcoming Friday, 1/29/21. This weeks schedule is an A,B,A,B schedule.

Grading day:

Friday, January 29th is our midterm grading day. Midterm grades will be available next week on ParentVUE and StudentVUE.

Upcoming Wednesday Schedule Change!

All students are required to login to their Advisory Zoom next Wednesday, February 3 and on Wednesday, February 10 at 1:30 to take a required assessment.

easyCBM is an assessment given to students k-8 to determine benchmark and growth over the course of their education in math and reading. As a Title One school, we are required by our federal grant to administer this assessment three times, annually. This is our second benchmark testing.

This assessment will be taken online – students will have as much time as they need (until 4 PM) to complete the reading/comprehension portion on the 3rd, and math on the 10th. Attendance will be taken for the zoom meeting on this day – students must be online when taking this test.  It is important that students have a quiet space to read and work.  This work should be independent and a representation of the student’s ability, without adult help.  While testing in this distance learning environment is not ideal, we are doing the best we can with what we have and appreciate your continued support of your child’s education.

We will send out a reminder email to you and your student each Wednesday mornings.