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.


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. 


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

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

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