ATA: Week of 12~17~18

Winter Weather: Snow Day Information  


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

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

 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

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

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, and see 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



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A Public Neighborhood Middle School in the Eugene School District 4J