ATA: Week of 1~7~19

Happy New Year and Welcome Back!

It’s School Choice Time

Come see what our schools offer!

In Eugene School District 4J, every school offers an excellent education for our students. Students may enroll in their neighborhood school at any time, or request enrollment in a different 4J school, provided there is a place available. School choice requests will be accepted in an order determined by lottery.

To be included in the lottery, 4J residents must apply by Thursday, January 31, at midnight. Non-district residents must apply between March 1 and 31. All students who want to obtain a transfer must apply, including new incoming siblings, students who have moved but want to stay enrolled at our school, and students who are attending on a one-year interdistrict transfer.

School visits are scheduled in 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 and their school choice options!

ATA’s School Choice Visitation Events

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.

Elementary School Showcase

4J Education Center, 200 N. Monroe St.

Saturday, Jan. 12, 10 a.m.–12 noon

One-stop school choice information fair

Learn about the school choice process

Talk to representatives from every 4J elementary school
Spanish interpretation provided

School Choice Information Meetings

4J Education Center, 200 North Monroe St.

Saturday, Jan. 12, 10 a.m.–12 p.m. (part of the School Showcase)

Tuesday, Jan. 15, 7 p.m.

Get answers about the school choice process
Spanish interpretation provided

 Learn more:


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

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

Calendar ATA Glance:

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.

Monday, January 14, all day – Papa’s Pizza Fundraiser (see above for flyer)

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 1 – No School, Progress Reports



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