Looking Ahead: 2019 School Choice Mirando hacia el futuro: elección de escuelas 2019

In Eugene School District 4J, our school choice policy is that students may request to enroll in any 4J school. School choice requests are accepted in an order determined by lottery.

School choice in January: School choice tours and meetings will be scheduled in the month of January. To be included in the annual school choice lottery, 4J residents must apply between January 1 and January 31. This deadline changed last year to be earlier than in previous years. Non-district residents must apply for an interdistrict transfer between March 1 and March 31 to be included in the school placement lottery.

Who needs to apply: All students who wish to enroll in a school other than their neighborhood school must submit an application. This includes incoming siblings of current students, students who have moved out of our school neighborhood or the district and want to remain enrolled next year, eighth grade students who want to enroll in the International High School program or a high school other than their neighborhood school, and non-residents who enrolled this year on a one-year interdistrict transfer. Their enrollment is not automatic.

Who does not need to apply: If your student is already enrolled in our school on an in-district school choice transfer and has not moved out of the district, or is already enrolled on a multi-year “open enrollment” transfer, you do not need to reapply to continue attending our school next year.

Come see our schools: If you or any of your friends are interested in exploring your school choice options, the district will hold an Elementary School Showcase on Saturday, Jan. 12, from 10 a.m. to noon. All 4J schools will hold tours and other opportunities to visit during the month of January.

If you have any friends or family members who are considering school choice, please invite them to come learn more about our wonderful school at our school choice events in January! ATA will host three School Choice Tours: January 15 at 5:30 p.m., January 17 at 10:00 a.m., and January 22 at 2:00 p.m.

 More information: www.4j.lane.edu/choice


La elección de escuelas comenzará en enero 

En el Distrito Escolar de Eugene 4J, nuestra política de elección de escuelas es que un alumno puede solicitar matricularse en cualquier escuela de 4J. Las solicitudes de elección de escuelas son aceptadas en un orden determinado por medio de una lotería.

Elección de escuelas en enero: Las visitas a las escuelas serán programadas durante el mes de enero. Para participar en la lotería anual de elección de escuelas, los residentes de 4J deberán completar una solicitud durante el 1º y 31º de enero. Esta fecha limite cambio el año pasado para hacer la elección mas temprano que en años anteriores. Las familias que residen fuera del distrito 4J deberán completar la solicitud durante el 1º y 31º de marzo para ser incluidos en la lotería.

Quién debe completar una solicitud: Todo alumno que desee matricularse en una escuela fuera de su vecindario deberá completar una solicitud. Esto incluye alumnos nuevos que tengan hermanos matriculados en una escuela de 4J, alumnos que se hayan cambiado de vecindario o de distrito y deseen quedarse en la misma escuela, alumnos de octavo grado que deseen entrar al programa escolar “Preparatoria Internacional” (International High School) o a una escuela preparatoria que no sea de su vecindario, y alumnos que no residen en el distrito que estén matriculados este año por medio de un traslado interdistrital de un año (one-year interdistrict transfer). Su inscripción no es automática.

Quién no necesita completar una solicitud: Si el alumno ya está matriculado en una escuela de 4J por medio de un traslado de escuela dentro del distrito (in-district school choice transfer) y no ha salido del distrito, no necesitará solicitar de nuevo.

Vengan a ver nuestras escuelas: Si usted o algunas de sus amistades están interesados en explorar sus elecciones de escuelas, el distrito llevara a cabo una exhibición de escuelas primarias el sábado, 6 de enero, de 10 a.m. a 12:00 p.m. Todas las escuelas primarias de 4J ofrecerán recorridos y otras oportunidades para visitas durante el mes de enero.

Si usted tiene amigos o familiares que estén considerando la elección de una escuela, por favor invíteles a aprender más sobre nuestra maravillosa escuela en el evento de elección de escuelas que se llevara a cabo en enero.  15 de enero a las 5:30 p.m., 17 de enero a las 10:00 a.m., and 22 de enero a las 2:00 p.m.

Más información: www.4j.lane.edu/choice/spanish o llamar al 541-790-7707

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ATA: Week of 12~17~18

Winter Weather: Snow Day Information  

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When winter weather arrives, schools may be closed or delayed or buses may use snowroutes. These decisions are made by the district early in the morning and are the same for every 4J school.

Snow day notifications: Our school district communicates any decision to change school or bus schedules as quickly as possible in several ways, all well before 6:30 a.m.

No news = No change. If schools and buses are on their regular schedule, there will NOT be an announcement.

School schedule:

School Closure = No school for students. Decision about afternoon/evening activities will be made by noon.

 Two-Hour Delay: School starts two hours late and ends at the usual school dismissal time. If a delay occurs on an early release Friday, school will still be dismissed at the early release time.

Snow Routes: Some school bus routes have alternate “snow routes” that avoid higher and steeper elevations. If you need information about your student’s bus route, please see www.4j.lane.edu/transportation/snowroutes.

Parent Choice: Please consider the road conditions in your own area in making your decision about school attendance, and notify the school if your student will be staying home. Parents’ decisions about absences for weather-related safety reasons will be honored.

For more information, please see www.4j.lane.edu/weather.


 Clima de invierno: Información de días de nieve

Cuando hay mal tiempo en el invierno, las escuelas pueden cerrar o comenzar tarde y los autobuses pueden utilizar las rutas de nieve. Estas decisiones se toman para el distrito entero y aplican a todas las escuelas de Eugene 4J.

Notificaciones de día de nieve: Nuestro distrito escolar comunicará cualquier cambio de horario de jornada escolar o rutas de autobuses lo mas pronto posible de varias maneras, siempre antes de las 6:30 a.m.

Ninguna notificación = Ningún cambio. Si no hay ningún cambio de horario o de rutas de autobuses, NO habrá ningún anuncio.

Horario de clases:

Cierre de escuela (“Schools Closed”) = Los alumnos no asistirán a la escuela. Decisiones sobre actividades extracurriculares se tomarán antes del mediodía.

Retraso de dos horas (“Two-Hour Delay”): Las clases comenzarán dos horas mas tarde y terminarán a la hora normal en un día escolar regular.  Si el retraso ocurre en un viernes, los estudiantes saldrán a la hora de salida temprana.

 Rutas de nieve (“Snow Routes”): Algunas rutas de autobuses escolares tienen rutas alternativas de nieve (“snow routes”) que evitan elevaciones mas altas y empinadas. Podrá encontrar más información en www.4j.lane.edu/transportation/snowroutes.

Opción de los padres (“Parent Choice”): Por favor considere las condiciones de las carreteras donde vive al tomar la decisión de mandar o no a su estudiante a la escuela. Notifique a la escuela si su estudiante no asistirá a clases. Las decisiones de los padres sobre la ausencia de sus estudiantes por razones de seguridad en el clima inclemente serán respetadas.

Podrá encontrar más información en inglés en el sitio web www.4j.lane.edu/weather.


January = School Choice Monthschoolchoice

January is school choice month…this means that families have the opportunity to visit other middle schools and high schools outside of your neighborhood school and complete an application process to lottery into schools.

If you/your friend/neighbor are interested in applying for school choice, click here for the online application link:

Papa’s Pizza Fundraiser

January 14 – ALL Day…use the attached flyer when purchasing carry out or dine-in and ATA receives 50% of your purchase. This offer is valid ALL DAY!!  Click here for flyer: ATA Pizza January

 

languageDon’t Just Study a Second Language – Live It! The best way to learn a foreign language is to be immersed in it.  We offer a unique, two-way exchange program in France, Germany, Italy, and Spain that gives your child the opportunity to immerse themselves in a new language and new culture AND to host their carefully matched exchange partner in turn.  Learn French, German, Italian or Spanish while living a new culture and gain a great friend and a second, overseas family for life! At ADOLESCO YOUTH EXCHANGE we will match you with a student about your own age; you will decide exactly WHEN (whatever’s best for your schedule) and for HOW LONG (between 6 to 12 weeks) you want to go on exchange (and then to host), as part of our flexible and affordable nonprofit language immersion and cultural exchange program for qualifying students between ages 9 and 18.

Please join us for an INFO MEETING on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019 from 2 to 4 PM at the Vancouver Community Library, Skamania Room (901 C St. Vancouver, WA 98660),  RSVP marie@adolesco.org, and see www.Adolesco.org for more info. We are currently accepting applications for potential matches with our long list of waitlisted European candidates wanting a US partner. The final application deadline to be included before Summer 2019 is March 15, 2019, and matches will be announced by late April 2019YOU can now learn French, German, Italian, or Spanish while living IN a new culture AND gain a great friend… for life!


Calendar ATA Glance:

Tuesday, December 18 at 6:30 – Parent Group (WolfPAC) meeting, library

Monday, December 24 – Friday, January 4 – Winter Break

Monday, January 7 – No School, District Professional Development

Tuesday, January 8 – Classes Resume

ATA School Choice Tours:

  • January 15 at 5:30 p.m.
  • January 17 at 10:00 a.m.
  • January 22 at 2:00 p.m.

Tuesday, January 15 at 6:30 – Parent Group (WolfPAC) meeting, library

Friday, January 18 – Family Movie Night

Monday, January 21 – No School, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Tuesday, January 22 at 3:45 – Site Council

Friday, February 2 – No School, Progress Reports

 

ATA: Week of 12~3~18

Wreath Pick-up

Monday, December 3 – Wreath Pick-up, 1-6 p.m. Gym entrance

Tuesday, December 4 – Wreath Pick-up, 8 – 9:30 a.m. Gym entrance

Grades

All questions regarding grades or the grading process should be directed to teachers. The office cannot answer questions regarding grading procedures. Please email or call content teachers directly. Click here for email/phone lists: Teacher Contacts

New Trimester

There are new electives and some class changes…Students will receive tri-2 class schedules on Tuesday in advisory. If there is an error to the schedule (missing classes, misassigned classes), we ask that students let the office know. If there is a preference change in schedule, Course Change Request forms will be available for students to complete and turn in to the office; these will be evaluated at the end of the week. Please know that we have done our best to provide first or second elective choices to students, as idenitified by students last week.

Additional note: One trimester of PE and one trimester of Health are REQUIRED for all middles school students each year. These are considered “forced electives” as they fit into the schedule in an elective period but may not be the primary choice.

 


Calendar ATA Glance:

Tuesday, December 4 – Beginning of Trimester 2

Tuesday, December 4 – Wreath Pick-up, 8 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. at the Gym entrance

Wednesday, December 5 – 8th grade Parent Meeting, library

Sunday, December 9 – 7:00 Symphonic Band marching in Coburg Light Parade

Thursday, December 13 – 7:00 Holiday Band Concert

Tuesday, December 18 at 6:30 – Parent Group (WolfPAC) meeting, library

Monday, December 24 – Friday, January 4 – Winter Break

Monday, January 7 – No School, Professional Development

Tuesday, January 8 – Classes Resume