ATA: Week of 9~24~18 Update

One more…clubs2

We have many after school clubs starting up…one more to add to last week’s list is D&D (that’s Dungeons & Dragons for anyone unfamiliar) Aimee Harrington will be hosting this club on Thursdays from 3:40-4:30 in room 140.

See last weeks listing for other after school clubs happening.


Tuesday is Picture Day…Check last week’s Update for link to LifeTouch or get an Order Envelope from the office.

Friday is Jog-a-thon. Keep collecting donations and sponsors. Rain or Shine! We run for “fun”draising. Money raised will support fieldtrips, classrooms, and library books.

Email if you are interested in volunteering Friday afternoon.

MiscellaneousParent Information


Students are expected to attend school daily. If your child is absent, please call the attendance hotline (541-790-5725) or e-mail on the day of the absence.

You will receive an automated phone message if your student(s) does not attend class and we do not receive a parent/guardian call.

  • Contact the teachers for missing work if the absence is two days or longer. Teachers need at least 24 hours notice to gather work.

Excused Absences (Including arriving to school late or leaving early)

  • Illness (excused with doctor’s note)
  • School Function (i.e, track meet)
  • Death in the family
  • Family Emergency
  • Medical Appointments w/a note from the medical provider

Pre-Arranged Absences

Students planning to be absent for five or more consecutive days must complete a pre-arranged absence form and receive the principal’s permission as well as their teachers’ signatures. This needs to be completed one week prior to the planned absence. Pre-arranged absence forms are available in the office or on our website. A pre-arranged absence does not excuse the absence.

Electronic Devices, Phones & Personal Headphones (earbuds)

Cell Phones, electronic devices and personal headphones are not allowed during the school day (8:50 a.m.-3:24 p.m.). They must be kept off and in lockers (not on person) during the school day. Failure to follow this rule will result in confiscation of the item.  Parent/guardian will have to pick up the item(s) from the school office.

 Hours of Supervision

ATA supervises students between the hours of 8:00 AM – 3:45 PM and during official school events that occur outside of regular school hours. The ATA Master Calendar can be viewed via for a full listing of non- school days and breaks. Students are not allowed to remain on campus unsupervised outside of the school day, unless they are a part of an after school club or after school sport or activity. Students may not remain on campus past supervised times; this includes the track or the front entry of the school. Please make sure to pre-arrange all after school plans. The Boys and Girls Club is conveniently located across our parking lot as well.

ATA does not provide supervision on non-school days. When arriving to school before the first bell, 6-8th grade students have the option to report to the cafeteria, the family room, or the library (if open). Students should not enter the hallways and classrooms until the first morning bell rings. Library availability will be posted in the main hall for interested students. Our library is staffed strictly by volunteers so hours may vary.

 ParentVUE Activation

ParentVUE gives each parent/guardian access to view their student(s) grades and progress in school. Once your account has been activated, it is good through middle and high school, within the 4J district. New account activation keys and information will be available at Check-in Day. You may also stop into the main office and request an activation key.

Once you receive your key simply go online to Click on the link “I have an activation key and need to create my account”. Type in your first name, last name and activation key as they appear on your Activation Key form, then choose a user ID, and password and enter your primary email address. That completes the activation process and you can then access your student’s progress as often as you wish.

*If you already have an account but forgot your password, please visit the website above and follow the directions to reset your password.

Student Messages/Office Phone

Please be sure your student knows your after-school plans before arriving at school in the morning. The office phone is only available to students in the case of an emergency.

Messages to students during class time should also be limited to emergencies. Depending on staff availability, messages called in after 2:30 p.m. may not be delivered.

School Nurse

Eugene School District 4J provides a nurse as a consultant who works at multiple locations. Our school nurse is here one day per week. In case of emergency, a nurse will be secured from one of the high schools or 911 emergency services will be called.

If your child is ill or has a minor injury, please keep your child at home and contact your personal physician, or utilize Churchill High School’s health clinic at 541-790-5227.

School Medication Procedures                                

  • School personnel may assist a student with prescription medication only if it is in the original container, properly labeled by a pharmacist and a medication consent form is completed and on file. Contact the school office for medication consent forms and details. Medical inhalers may be carried by students with paperwork on file.
  • Students may carry a one day’s supply of non-prescription medication in the original container. Students must carry a note from a guardian specifying the name of the medication and dose to be taken. Any medication containing aspirin requires physician’s orders.
  • School personnel will accept changes in medication dosages or times only with a new properly labeled pharmacy container reflecting the dosage and/or time change as well as a new medication guideline form             completed by a parent/guardian.
  • Parents/guardians are responsible for refilling and transporting the school’s supply of medication and keeping track of that supply.
  • Parents/guardians are responsible for the preparation of all tablets (e.g. halving tablets).
  • Parents/guardians are responsible for picking up all unused medication at the end of the school year. Anything left will be disposed of.

Volunteer Corner

Our volunteer program has been an integral part of our success over the years. Some areas in which we need support include education programs, parent outreach, library, field trip chaperones, and school dances. Our philosophy is that family involvement is good for our students and community as a whole. Thank you in advance for being an integral part of our team!

All volunteers are required to complete a yearly background check before volunteering. This can take a few weeks to process. You may also contact our parent group, Wolfpac, at You may also click here for more volunteer check information.





School Bond Measure



School Bond Measure on November Ballot

A measure that would provide local funding for Eugene public schools is on the November 6 election ballot.

 The bond measure, Measure 20-297, would allow Eugene School District 4J to:

  • Make improvements at every school
  • Improve student safety, security and equity across the district
  • Provide better learning environments and materials for students
  • Boost career technical education at all 4J high schools
  • Repair and update schools that are more than 50 years old
  • Replace three aging buildings that are worn and have high energy and maintenance costs

 By law, bond money can only be spent on capital improvements such as facilities, equipment, curriculum and technology. It cannot be used to pay for teachers, school days or school programs.

If the measure is approved, property tax rates for Eugene School District 4J bond debt would increase by about $0.66 per $1,000 assessed value. Property taxes would increase by about $135 a year for the median homeowner in the district, with an assessed property value of $204,000.

Voters must be registered by October 16 to vote in this election. Ballots will be mailed to registered voters beginning October 17 and must be returned to the county elections office or an official ballot drop box by November 6, 8 p.m.

 For more information, please see


 4jPropuesta de Emisión de Bonos Para las Escuelas

Una propuesta de emisión de bonos en la boleta del 6 de noviembre podría proporcionar fondos para las escuelas públicas de Eugene.

Los fondos obtenidos a través de la propuesta de emisión de bonos, Propuesta 20-297, le permitirían al Distrito Escolar de Eugene 4J:

  • Realizar mejoras en todas las escuelas
  • Mejorar la seguridad y equidad estudiantil en todo el distrito
  • Proporcionar mejores instalaciones y materiales educativos para los alumnos
  • Mejorar la educación técnica y profesional en todas las escuelas preparatorias
  • Reparar y actualizar las escuelas que tienen más de 50 años
  • Reemplazar tres edificios deteriorados cuyo energía y mantenimiento resulta muy caro

 Por ley, el dinero de los bonos sólo puede ser utilizado en mejoras de capital como instalaciones, equipo, currículo y tecnología. No puede ser utilizado para pagar a los maestros, días de escuela, o programas escolares.

 Si la propuesta es aprobada, los impuestos a la propiedad para la deuda del bono del Distrito Escolar de Eugene 4J aumentarían aproximadamente en 66 centavos por cada $1.000 de valor limitado de tasación. Los impuestos a la propiedad aumentarían aproximadamente en $135 al año para los hogares promedios del distrito, que estén avaluados en $204.000.

 Los votantes deben estar registrados antes del 16 de octubre para votar en esta elección. Las papeletas de votación se enviarán por correo a los votantes registrados a partir del 17 de octubre. Las papeletas se deben devolver a la oficina de elecciones del condado o a una urna electoral hasta las 8 p.m. del 6 de noviembre.

 Para mayor información, por favor visite o llame a 541-790-7707.


Curriculum Night: 9-20-18


Curriculum Night is an opportunity to meet your Student’s teacher and to hear about the academic and behavioral expectations they have for your Student. I have included a schedule with the time and location of the presentations for each grade level. As a reminder, the purpose of curriculum night is to provide general information to families.

Please schedule an appointment with your student’s teacher to discuss any specific concerns or issues that you may have. Families will have an opportunity to meet with teachers to discuss their Student’s progress during our parent teacher conferences.

All Parents Meet in Cafeteria

6:00pm-6:15pm – Principal’s Welcome

6th Grade Families will meet in the up-stairs commons by Brooks

7th Grade Families will meet in the Library

8th Grade Families will meet in the down-stairs commons

Grade Level Teams

6th Grade Team








7th Grade Team









8th Grade Team









6:20pm-6:35pm – Grade level ELA Presentations

6:35pm-6:55pm – Grade level Math Presentations

6:55pm-7:15pm – Grade level Science Presentations

7:15pm-7:30pm – Grade level Social Studies Presentations

7:30pm-7:40pm – Q&A parents

7:40pm-8:00pm – Open House – Parents Walk around the school



ATA: Week of 9~17~18 Update


Monday kicks off our Jog-a-thon pledge collecting! Students will be bringing home envelopes with a letter and pledge form attached. See the parent letter for more details and goals! When getting pledges, it may be helpful to know that students will be running/jogging/walking for 45 minutes.

mark your calendar

Two Events this Week

This Tuesday is the ATA Parent Group Meeting – WolfPAC. It begins at 6:30 in the library.  There will be lots of information on fundraising, volunteering at ATA, and a chance to meet with other parents!

Thursday evening is our Back to School Open House from 6-8 pm. This is an opportunity to meet teachers, tour the building, hear about programs and have curriculum questions answered. We look forward to seeing you there!

on time


We finished the first full week and there were several tardies along the way! Students now know how to get to their classes, have practiced their locker combinations, practiced the 4 minute transition and are ready to be on time!

Beginning this next week, with the exception of bus transportation delays that may occur, attendance issues will not be corrected without a phone call and/or check in with the office. If your child is still struggling with  schedule or locker concerns, have him/her come to the office for support…Parents, you will be getting autodialers when we have an unreported absence or unexcused tardy. Please follow up with a conversation with your child. Being on time is extremely important to your child’s educational success.



Attached is our ATA Student Planner/Handbook

Here you will find the rules and expectations your child has been introduced to and answers to many questions about ATA. This is the same Handbook/Planner your child is required to carry to each class and document daily assignments. Check in on how s/he is doing – ask to take a look!

2018-19 ATA Planner


pic day is September 25!

Just enough time to get haircuts/trims and practice smiling!  Order your portrait package online at and use the Picture Day ID: FO528368Y0 for Arts & Technology Academy.


Click here for information on a great sustainability event coming up on September 22nd-Operation: Food Rescue.  See the attached flyer and info below for more details.

Community event


Lego Club – flyer

When/Where: After school Tuesdays 3:40-5 pm (starting this week!)
Who: Up to 10 students
How: Show up for a contract to be handed out
Leader: Mr. Kurlychek (

Art Club 

When/Where: After school Mondays 3:40-5 pm in the Art room
Who: Up to 15 students
How: Fill out an interest form in Ms. Samson’s room. If there are more than 15 interested students, there will be a random lottery for slots.
Leader: Ms. Samson (

Gay / Straight Alliance (GSA)

When/Where: Mondays at 3:40 in Room 139 – starting October
Who: Any students
How:Permissions will be in the office
Leader: Courtney (

Oregon Battle of the Books (OBOB)

When/Where: Tuesdays 3:40, Room 138 (first meeting 9/25)
Who: Any students, focus on reading and competition
How: Permission Slips will be available at the first meeting or in the front office
Leader: Ms. Superneau (

Latino Student Union (LSU)

When/Where: TBA
Who: Any students – focused on Latino Students
How: Just show up
Leader: Ms. Nelson ( & Dulce

Black Student Union (BSU)

When/Where: TBA
Who: Any students – focused on African American
How: Just show up
Leader: Principal Larry

Click here for the menu of food in September – note each day of the week repeats this month.  September Lunch Menu
Keep up to date and plan ahead … check out the ATA Community Calendar by clicking here: ATA Calendar

First Week Follow-up

We had a great first week at ATA!

Our sixth grade students really impressed us with their willingness to jump right in to new routines and expectations. Our seventh and eighth grade students have certainly grown and matured. We look forward to a successful year.

Oregon Battle of the Books (OBOB)


To parents of students interested in participating in Oregon Battle of the Books (OBOB) this year:  Please complete this brief survey about what day(s) of the week would work best for your child to attend after school meetings (3:45 – 4:15).  Thanks!

Attendance Notifications

As with the start of year, parents become concerned about some tardies and absencesattendancenoted in classrooms…Thank you for paying attention!

When your child is late or not in class, the computer system makes note and autogenerates a phone call and/or email. It is important that you discuss with your child whythey were late (or not in class if you were unaware). Then, either call our attendance line 541-790-5725 or email with questions, concerns, clarification.  While our teachers work hard to keep accurate attendance, sometimes there are inputting errors.

Additionally, if your child is absent and you get the robodialer, please remember that you have up to 48 hours to contact us regarding the absence so that we may edit it in the system…meaning  if your child is home sick and you forgot to call it in, you can do so up to 48 hours after the absence so that it may be excused and noted.

Upcoming Events ATA Glance

mark your calendarThursday, 9/13 at 6:30 – Jazz Band Parent Meeting

Tuesday, 9/18 at 6:30 – WolfPAC Parent Meeting (PTO)

Thursday, 9/20 at 6:00 – Open House

Tuesday, 9/25 – PICTURE DAY!

Friday, 9/28 – ATA Jog-a-thon

¡El horario de clases están listos! Y más

Si no ha revisado la página de 4J en la red, hay varios enlaces para varias cosas que a la mejor le gustaría saber. Al momento, puede tener acceso a (12 cosas de hacer antes del 5 de septiembre) “12 Things To Do Before September 5”.

¡Además, sigue esta página! Una manera fácil para asegurase de mantenerse al día con lo que está pasando por seguir este blog. Haga clic al enlace a la izquierda.

posted¡El horario de clases están listos!

Ahora…para las noticias que han estado esperando….

Pueden tener acceso a ParentVue usando la información que recibieron la semana pasada durante “Check-In” o su estudiante puede ir a StudentVue para ver su horario de clases.

Todos los estudiantes recibirán una copia en papel de su horario de clases, incluyendo el número de su locker y la combinación en su primer día de clases.


 ¡miércoles, 5 de septiembre solamente los ESTUDIANTES NUEVOS!                 

Los estudiantes de 6º grado vendrán el día completo que incluye el comienzo normal: 9:00 con el desayuno comenzando a las 8:20am. Pasarán el día conociendo la escuela ATA y la vida de un estudiante en secundaria.

Los estudiantes de liderazgo (Justice Wolves-Lobos de Justicia) del 8º grado los recibirán, conozca a su consejero y maestros, un recorrido de la escuela, apoyo con su locker, ir a sus salones de clases para escuchar y ver cuáles son las expectaciones este año, tener almuerzo con tus compañeros y disfrutar el primer día con menos estudiantes. La salida será a las 3:35, a la hora normal.

Estudiantes nuevos del 7º y 8º grado van asistir el miércoles con una orientación modificada comenzando con el almuerzo a las 11:00. Su día consistirá de conocer a su consejero y maestros, un recorrido de la escuela y sus clases para familiarizarse con la escuela ATA. ! ¡Los estudiantes de liderazgo (Justice Wolves-Lobos de Justicia) del 8º grado estarán disponibles para contesta preguntas, ayudar con lo que necesitan y ¡ser sus primeros nuevos amigos! La salida será a las 3:35, a la hora normal.


¡No podemos esperar para verlos en ATA!

Sabemos que el horario de clases de todos no va ser perfecto…va ver problemas con los lockers…a la mejor no van a saber que bus tomar a la casa… ¡pero estamos aquí para hacerlo juntos!


  • ¡El miércoles en la noche descansen!
  • ¡Desayunen cuando lleguen-la cafetería abre a las 8:20 para el desayuno GRATIS para TODOS los estudiantes!
  • Si tiene preguntas o preocupaciones, escríbalos para que no se les olvide y su consejero o la oficina puede contestárselos.
  • ¡No se preocupe de las cosas pequeñas…hay muchas otras cosas por la cual estresarse…el primer día de clases no debería ser una de ellas!
  • ¡Estamos aquí para ayudarles y aprender juntos!



Reconocemos que les hubiera gustado tener el horario de clases antes… sabemos que hay mucha ansiedad durante este tiempo del año…sabemos que los primeros días no van hacer perfectos.

Queremos que sepan: Les agradecemos por confiar sus hijos con nosotros. Prometemos de cuidarlos, aliviar sus preocupaciones, enseñarlos y animar un amor por el aprendizaje y la comunidad de ATA.




¡Estamos listos para el 2018-19!


Schedules, Orientation, First Day…Whew!

If you haven’t checked out the 4J webpage, there are links to many things you may want to know.  Currently, you can find access “12 Things To Do Before September 5” .

Additionally, follow this page!  An easy way to be sure you keep up with what’s going on it by following this blog. Click the link to the left.


Now…for the news you’ve been awaiting…

You may access your ParentVue using the information received last week during “Check-In” or your student may login to her/his StudentVue to see schedules.

All students will receive a paper copy of their schedule, including locker number and combinations on their first day.

new student

Wednesday, September 5 is just for NEW STUDENTS!  

6th graders will come for a full day which will include regular start time: 9:00 with breakfast beginning at 8:20. You will spend your day getting to know ATA and middle school life.

You will be greeted by 8th grade Justice Wolves (our student leaders), meet your advisor and teachers, get a tour of the school, locker support, rotate through classes to hear and see what to expect this year, have lunch with your friends and enjoy your first day with fewer students. Dismissal will be at 3:35, regular time.

New to ATA 7th & 8th graders will attend Wednesday for a modified orientation beginning with lunch at 11:00.  Their day will consist of meeting advisors and teachers, a tour and rotation through classes to become familiar with ATA. 8th grade Justice Wolves (student leadership) will be available to answer questions, help with needs and be your first new friends! Dismissal will be at 3:35, regular time.

thursday is ALL school for ALL students!

We can’t wait to see you all back at ATA!

We know that not everyone’s schedule will be perfect…there will be locker troubles…you may not know which bus to ride home…But we are here to do it together!


  • Get a good night’s rest Wednesday night!
  • Eat when you arrive – the cafeteria opens at 8:20 for Free breakfast for ALL students!
  • If you have questions or concerns, write them down so you don’t forget and either your advisor or the office can answer them.
  • Don’t sweat the small stuff…there are a lot of other things to stress about…the first day of school should not be one of them!
  • We are here to help you and learn together!


We know you would have liked your student’s schedules sooner…we know there is a lot of anxiety this time of year…we know that the first couple days are not going to provide perfection.

We want you to know:  We thank you for trusting us with your child(ren). We promise to care for them, ease their worries, teach them and encourage a love of learning and community at ATA.

keep calm

We are ready for 2018-19!