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Oregon Publishes 2016–17 School Report Cards

2016–17 reports now available online 

Each year, the Oregon Department of Education issues a report card for every public school and district in Oregon. The 2016–17 reports are now available online.

The state school report cards provide information on student demographics, performance on state tests, student outcomes, educational programs, and how schools compare to others around the state.

Eugene School District 4J schools perform well overall compared with state averages and with similar schools. 4J students’ assessment results outperformed the Oregon average in every grade and subject in 2017. However, opportunity and achievement gaps persist in Eugene, Oregon and the U.S. 4J schools are committed to helping all students succeed.

School & District Report Cards 

Statewide Report Card

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4J Schools Grow in 2017

North Eugene High School and Arts & Technology Academy see strong growth; districtwide enrollment rises for third year in a row

Welcome to all 4J students! Schools in Eugene School District 4J are attracting more families to enroll: Student enrollment increased again this fall to 16,355, continuing a recent trend reversing several years of declining enrollment. Every new student is welcome.

North Eugene High School, Arts & Technology Academy and some other schools are seeing particular growth after some years of smaller enrollment.

School-level trends 

Schools go up or down in enrollment every year, but enrollment trends are exceptional and unmistakable at certain schools.

North Eugene High School is on the rise this year after some years of declining enrollment. With a schoolwide International Baccalaureate program available to all students (unique among 4J high schools), strong career technical education offerings, and new leadership, this year North Eugene has seen a significant change in trend, with enrollment up by 37 students.

Among neighborhood middle schools, Arts & Technology Academy has seen exceptional growth, with many more students this year and an increase of nearly 60% over the past few years.

Howard Elementary School has seen major growth over the past few years, up 41% from 2013 to 2017. Adams Elementary, Gilham Elementary, River Road/El Camino del Río Elementary (Spanish/English dual immersion) and Buena Vista Spanish Immersion Elementary School also have seen strong growth during that time.

District enrollment history

Graph: Enrollment in Eugene School District 4J schools is now rising after many years of declining enrollment.

Rising enrollment is a change in Eugene School District 4J. District enrollment grew steadily through Eugene’s growth and the Baby Boom to a peak of nearly 22,000 students in 1969, and had been trending generally downward since then, to a low of 16,006 students in 2014–15.

Now enrollment is on the rise again, with students coming both from within the district and from out-of-district transfer students choosing to enroll in 4J. More students enrolled in 4J schools in 2015, 2016 and 2017, bringing enrollment back up to 16,355 this year. This recent span has been the first enrollment increase since 2003, and the largest growth since the 1990s.

Class sizes

The district has placed more teachers at North Eugene, Arts & Technology Academy, and several other schools to respond to higher-than-projected enrollment and shrink overlarge class sizes.

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4J Benefits and Wellness Newsletter – October 2017 – Issue 298

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4J BENEFITS AND WELLNESS NEWSLETTER
Prepared by Julie Wenzl • 541-790-7682 • wenzl@4j.lane.edu • October 6, 2017 • Issue Number 298

HEALTHY SLEEP WORKSHOP

The 4J Joint Benefits Committee, in partnership with Cascade Health, is offering a free Healthy Sleep wellness class to 4J employees. The class will take place:

  • Thursday, October 26, 2017
  • 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
  • César Chávez Elementary Library

In this workshop you will:

  • Learn the science behind healthy sleep and why it is so important
  • Discover the important elements of a good night’s sleep and create your own “sleep plan”
  • Practice sleep enhancing techniques to fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer

Please RSVP by Friday, October 20th to Julie Wenzl: wenzl@4j.lane.edu or 541-790-7682.

4J FLU SHOT CLINICS

Common influenza causes fever, sore throat, cough, chills, headache and muscle aches. A flu shot cannot prevent all cases of the flu, but it is the best protection we have against the flu and its complications. A flu vaccine also helps prevent spreading flu from person to person. The best time to get your flu shot is in October or November, before the height of flu season; however, vaccination later in the season also can help protect against the flu.

The 2017-2018 vaccine available at the 4J flu shot clinics will help protect against 4 different influenza viruses: 2 A strains and 2 B strains. The providers will be using Latex-free prefilled syringes and the vaccine does not contain thimerosal.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that all people 6 months of age and older should get a flu vaccine, but there are different protocols for young children. Our particular vaccine is not approved for children under 10, so if you have children you would like to get vaccinated who are not eligible for the 4J flu shot clinics, you will need to contact your pediatrician.

Two flu shot clinics will be held in 4J for you to get this year’s vaccination. These clinics will be held in the Ed Center Auditorium, from 3:00 PM – 5:30 PM:

  • Thursday, October 12
  • Tuesday, October 17

4J flu shot clinic eligibility extends to:

  • all active employees (even those who are not insurance eligible due to less than half-time status)
  • all insurance eligible dependents of active employees, including those who have waived coverage
  • all retirees and their dependents who are currently covered on the 4J insurance
  • student teachers and substitutes (licensed and classified)

4J flu shot clinic eligibility does not extend to:

  • retirees who are no longer on the 4J insurance
  • retirees’ dependents who are not on the 4J coverage (even when the retiree is still covered)

In this case, “dependents” refers to spouses and domestic partners, as well as insurance eligible children age 10 or over. All children 10-16 years of age must have a parent or guardian with them to be vaccinated.                                                          

The staff providing the vaccinations will need easy access to the deltoid muscle below the shoulder (upper arm). Please dress accordingly.

RATES AND DEDUCTIBLES

Medical, vision, pharmacy and dental plans are administered on a plan-year basis. The new plan year begins October 1, 2017, and goes through September 30, 2018. The deductible and accruals toward maximum out-of-pocket reset October 1 regardless of whether they were met the previous plan year. However, if you did not meet your medical deductible during the previous plan year and had continuous coverage, any expenses applied to your medical deductible during the last 3 months of the previous plan year will be carried over and applied to the medical deductible for the new plan year.

While the new insurance rates take effect October 1st, we pay our monthly insurance premiums at the end of the month, not the beginning. Thus, active employees and retirees still receiving a paycheck will see the rate change reflected in the October 31st paychecks. Retirees who have arranged for payment from a bank account will see the change in rates in the November 5th ACH payment.

Please check your paycheck or bank statement to verify that you have been charged the correct amount for your insurance elections.

FLEXIBLE SPENDING ACCOUNTS

Like our insurance plan year, the new FSA plan year will begin October 1, 2017, and run through September 30, 2018. If you completed an online FSA enrollment for dependent care expenses and/or unreimbursed eligible health-related expenses, you should see the first deduction come out of your end of October paycheck.

If you have any questions, the PacificSource Administrators Customer Service number is 541-485-7488. You can access the PSA website at http://psa.pacificsource.com/PSA/.

ONLINE HEALTH ASSESSMENT

If you signed up to participate in the Healthy Futures Incentive Program during the recently concluded OEBB open enrollment, you agreed to complete your annual health assessment during a specific two-month period: August 15 – October 15, 2017. If you still need to complete your Health Assessment, and need some direction on how to complete this task, read on.

  1. Start on the Moda website for OEBB members: https://www.modahealth.com/oebb/.
  2. Log into your myModa account.  If you cannot remember your user name and/or password, please click the link for Forgot your password or Forgot your user name.

If you have not yet set up a myModa account, you will need to Create an account.  To create an account you will need your Subscriber ID that is listed on your Moda Health medical card.

  1. Once logged in click on the link called Momentum under the myHealth section of the page.
  2. Once you’ve agreed to the terms and conditions, you can start your Health Assessment.

For assistance with your myModa account, contact Moda Health at 866-923-0409.

CCM SYNERGY NETWORK MEDICAL HOME ELECTION

If you enrolled in a CCM Synergy Network plan for the first time during open enrollment, remember that you must choose a Moda Medical Home (MMH). If you are covering dependents on your plan, they too must choose a MMH. Each member of your family can choose a different MMH if they desire. Moda Health will be mailing information about medical home selection to new CCM Synergy network enrollees soon.

For the 2017-18 plan year, you will select your MMH through Moda Health. Medical home selection can be made one of the following ways:

  • Online:  You can login to your myModa account and indicate your selected Moda medical home for you, and any covered dependents under the age of 18. For dependents 18 and older, they will need to create their own myModa account and make their medical home selection.
  • Phone:  You may contact Moda Health Customer Service at 866-923-0409 and confirm MMH selection with a Medical Customer Service Representative.
  • E-mail:  You can e-mail your MMH selection to OEBBquestions@modahealth.com. Please be sure to include:
    • Your first and last name
    • Your date of birth
    • Your subscriber ID
    • The name of your medical home, along with the address you will be visiting for primary care

In order to change the medical home selection, members will need to use one of the options provided above. This change will be effective the first of the month following the notification of your new selection.

If you were enrolled in a CCM Synergy Network plan for the 2016-17 plan year, your current MMH election should roll-over for the new plan year.

Note: The 4J Wellness Clinic is a recognized CCM Synergy provider and a Moda Medical Home. If you would like to select the 4J Wellness Clinic as your Moda Medical Home it is listed as Cascade Health Solutions at 200 N. Monroe Street, Eugene Oregon 97402.


The information in this newsletter has been summarized. It is presented as information – not advice or counsel. In all instances, the benefits, conditions, and limitations as outlined in the 4J Master Contracts prevail over this representation. Please refer to your Benefits booklet or master contracts available at the District offices for additional information regarding your benefits plans.

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Classified Benefits & Wellness Newsletter October 2017 Issue #2

2017-18 Plan Rates and Deductibles

The new medical, vision, pharmacy and dental plan year begins October 1, 2017, and goes through September 30, 2018.

The deductible and accruals toward maximum out-of-pocket reset October 1st. regardless of whether they were met the previous plan year.  However, if you did not meet your deductible during the previous plan year and had continuous coverage, any expenses applied to your deductible during the last 3 months of the previous plan year will be carried over and applied to the deductible for the new plan year.

The new plan year insurance rates that take effect October 1st will be reflected in the October 31st paychecks or for retirees from your bank account November 5th.  Please check your paycheck or bank statement to verify you have been charged the correct amount for your insurance elections.

4J Flu Shot Clinics Fall 2017

Getting a flu shot is the best protection we have from the flu and its complications, although it cannot prevent all cases of the flu.  A flu vaccine also helps prevent spreading flu from person to person.

The 2017-18 vaccine at the flu shot clinics will help protect against 4 different viruses.  The providers will be using latex-free prefilled syringes and the vaccine does not contain Thimerosal.  The staff administering the vaccine will need easy access to your upper arm—specifically the deltoid muscle below the shoulder.  Please dress accordingly.

Ed Center Auditorium, 200 N. Monroe Street

  • Thursday, October 12, 2017   3-5:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, October 17, 2017     3-5:30 p.m.

Transportation Dept. (Trans. Employees Only)

  • Tuesday, October 17, 2017    9:00 – 11:00 a.m.

4J flu shot clinic eligibility extends to:     

* all active employees (even those who are not insurance eligible due to less than half-time status)

* all insurance eligible dependents of active employees, including those who have waived coverage

* all retirees and their dependents who are currently covered on the 4J insurance

* student teachers and substitutes (licensed and classified)

4J flu shot eligibility does not extend to:

*retirees who are no longer on the 4J insurance

*retirees’ dependents who are not on the 4J coverage

Our particular vaccine is not approved for children under age 10 – parents with children under 10 years of age should contact their pediatrician.  All children 10-16 years of age must have a parent or guardian with them to be vaccinated.

Other Flu Shot Options

If you can’t make the 4J flu shot clinics and have OEBB/Moda insurance, you can receive a flu shot at a network pharmacy – no copayment necessary! Call ahead of time to make sure the pharmacy has the vaccine you need.  Show your Moda Health ID card to the pharmacist for billing before receiving a vaccine – otherwise it may not be covered.

The following participating chain pharmacies provide vaccines:  Fred Meyer, Target, Bi-Mart, Albertson Savon, Rite Aid and Safeway.

Remember that Walgreens is not a participating pharmacy.

Healthy Sleep Workshop

The 4J Joint Benefits Committee, in partnership with Cascade Health, is offering a free Healthy Sleep wellness class.  The class will take place:

  • Thursday, October 26, 2017
  • 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
  • César Chávez Elementary Library

In this workshop you will:

  • Learn the science behind healthy sleep and why it is so important.
  • Discover the important elements of a good night’s sleep and create your own “sleep plan”
  • Practice sleep enhancing techniques to fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer

Please RSVP by Friday, October 20th to Diana McElhinney:  mcelhinney_d@4j.lane.edu or 541-790-7679.

PERS Education Session

4J will be hosting a PERS education presentation:  Understanding Your PERS Pension.

  • Thursday, October 19, 2017
  • 4:30 – 5:45 p.m.
  • Education Center Auditorium

The presentation is suitable for PERS members just beginning their careers, for those within a few months of retirement, and for all members in between.  The session will be presented by Kris Kartub of Valic and snacks will be provided.

Topics will include:

  • Understanding the differences between Tier 1, Tier 2, and OPSRP
  • Pension benefit calculation methods
  • Understanding your IAP account
  • Retirement option choices

The presentation will begin at 4:30 p.m. in the Ed Center Auditorium on Thursday, October 19, 2017, and will last approximately one hour 15 minutes.

Please RSVP by Tuesday, October 17th to Diana McElhinney:  mcelhinney_d@4j.lane.edu .  Please indicate whether you plan to attend alone or whether you will be bringing a guest.

Healthy Futures Program – Health Assessment due by October 15, 2017

If you agreed to participate in Healthy Futures during OEBB Open Enrollment, your reduced deductible takes effect the first day of the plan year, October 1, 2017. If you still need to complete your Online Health Assessment, and need some direction on how to complete this task, read on.

Start on the Moda website at: https://www.modahealth.com/oebb/ and log in to your myModa account, or create a new account, if needed. To create an account you will need your Subscriber ID that is listed on your Moda Health medical card.

Once logged in, click on the link called Momentum under the myHealth section of the page. Then click “Start a New Assessment “.

Remember, if you cover a spouse/partner on your medical plan, they do not need to complete their own health assessment this year.  For assistance, call Moda Health at 866-923-040

Flexible Spending Dates

The Flexible Spending Account (FSA) plan year begins October 1, 2017, and runs through September 30, 2018.  If you submitted an FSA enrollment for dependent care expenses and/or unreimbursed health expenses, you should see the first deduction come out of your end of October paycheck.

If you had a 2016-17 Flexible Spending Account and did not use all of your FSA money set aside for unreimbursed eligible health-related expenses, up to $500 of that unused money rolled over into the new 2017-18 plan year.

Because you have until December 31, 2017, to submit receipts for expenses incurred during the October 1, 2016 – September 30, 2017 plan year, the funds have not yet been released to cover expenses incurred on or after October 1, 2017.  PacificSource Administrators (PSA) allows a run out period of 90 days to submit claims for the recently concluded plan year.  The carryover of remaining funds will happen automatically after December 31, 2017.

Need your roll over amount sooner than January 1, 2017?  PacificSource will grant requests of funds to roll early; however, once the funds roll the member can no longer submit claims for the 2016/17 plan year.  Please be advised that any early roll requests take 7-10 days to complete.

If you had a Dependent Care FSA for the October 1, 2016 – September 30, 2017 plan year, you have until December 31, 2017 to submit receipts, but any unused money left in that account at the end of the plan year is forfeited, as per IRS regulations.

If you have any questions, the PacificSource Administrators Customer Service number is 541-485-7488. You can access the PSA website at:

http://psa.pacificsource.com/PSA/.

403(b) / TSA Vendor Fair

Mark your calendar for Tuesday, November 14th from 3:30 to 6:00 p.m. and plan to attend the drop-in style 403(b)/TSA Vendor Fair in the Ed Center Auditorium.  At the fair, employees will be able to visit individually with vendors and obtain information to help them understand the benefit of this optional tax sheltered annuity.

Learn more in the November issue of the Classified Benefits & Wellness Newsletter.

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This newsletter is reviewed and edited each month by the District 4J and OSEA representatives of the Classified Joint Benefits Committee (JBC).The information in this newsletter is summarized, and is not intended as advice or counsel.

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Tweens, Teens & Tech: Info Night

Free workshop on social media, youth safety

WHEN: Tuesday, October 10, 6:00–7:45 p.m.
WHERE: Willamette High School, 1801 Echo Hollow Rd.
FOR: All intere­sted parents and community members

Parents and community members are invited to an information night about social media, the internet and youth safety.

Come for the inside scoop on how to protect your child, tween or teen. Learn about the risks of social media, as well as the reality of its uses in today’s world. Bring your smart phone, tablet or laptop!

This is a free event with presentations from a youth-led leadership program (REV), school resource officer, juvenile prosecutor and other professionals.

Childcare and light refreshments will be provided. To request childcare, please email: Emily@kidsfirstcenter.net

The event is organized by the Eugene Coalition Against Sexual Exploitation of Youth (ECASEY), which includes Eugene School District 4J, Springfield Public Schools, Bethel School District, City of Eugene, Lane County District Attorney’s Office, Kids First Center, Junior League of Eugene, Looking Glass and other local agency partners.

Please RSVP, share and invite others via Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/events/115318435809122

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¡Celebremos! Grand Opening of New River Road/El Camino del Río Elementary School

Please join us: Thursday, Oct. 5, 5:30–7:30 p.m.

We can’t thank you enough, but we can thank you again! Please join us to celebrate the grand opening of the new River Road/El Camino del Río Elementary School building on Thursday, Oct. 5. 

This fall students launched into the new school year in their modern, light-filled and colorful new building. Now it’s time to open the doors and showcase the new building to the whole community, including the bond voters who made it possible.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony will start at 5:30 p.m. with brief remarks from school leaders and Mayor Lucy Vinis, plus a student performance. Between 6:00 and 7:30 p.m., community members can drop in to take an architect-led or self-guided tour of the school and explore its innovative indoor and outdoor learning spaces.

River Road/El Camino del Río Elementary School
Grand Opening
Thursday, Oct. 5, 5:30–7:30 p.m.

120 W. Hilliard Ave., Eugene, Oregon
5:30 p.m. ribbon-cutting ceremony; 6–7:30 p.m. open house

All are welcome—invite your friends!


Unique dual-language immersion school

River Road/El Camino del Río Elementary School, a neighborhood elementary school with a dual language immersion program, is one of the four schools that has been replaced with 2013 bond funds. The previous school building was built in 1953 and was in poor condition. The new building opened in fall 2017.

The new school building delivers a 21st century learning environment for teachers and their students, who learn to speak, read, write and more in both Spanish and English. The light-filled, two-story structure provides ample room for classrooms and common spaces while maximizing adjacent open space for outdoor learning, play areas and athletic fields. The building is energy-efficient and costs less to operate.

The design team, PiVOT Architecture of Eugene in association with DOWA-IBI Group of Portland, worked with a staff and community design advisory committee and sought input from students, parents, staff, neighbors and the public in developing the design of the new school. Local company Chambers Construction was awarded the construction project.

Thanks to our community

We couldn’t have done it without you! Four years ago, our community came together and voted overwhelmingly to support our public schools. The successful 2013 bond measure provided funding for Eugene School District 4J to replace four aging and inefficient school buildings, improve some other facilities, and update education materials to improve teaching and learning.

River Road/El Camino de Río Elementary School is one of the four school buildings replaced thanks to our community’s support of the bond measure. A huge crowd turned out last week for the grand opening of the new Arts & Technology Academy building! The two other new school buildings funded by the 2013 bond measureRoosevelt Middle School and Howard Elementary School—opened last fall.

More about the bond measure

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NS Planned Maintenance: 10/13/2017 AM and PM plans

Planned
  • Morning 5am – 7am. Reconfigure network routing, update switching software, and decommission older switches.
  • Evening 6pm – 10pm.  Continue with decommissioning older switches as well as perform maintenance work on http://blogs.4j.lane.edu
Impact (October 13th)
  • Morning: momentary network outages between 5am and 7am,
  • Evening: momentary phone system outage at Ed Center, SEHS, and Sheldon between 6:00pm and 10:00pm.  
  • Continuing through the weekend: Blogs server http://blogs.4j.lane.eduwill be inaccessible through the weekend.
Rollback window:
  • Rollback options are available for all scheduled work
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4J Staff Flu Shot Clinics 2017

School and district staff: Protect yourself against the flu!

Flu shot clinics for staff on October 12 & 17

Consent Form | Vaccine Information | Información Sobre Vacunas 

cdc_flushot_14220_loresGetting a flu shot is the best protection we have from the flu and its complications, although it cannot prevent all cases of the flu. A flu vaccine also helps prevent spreading flu from person to person.

4J will hold two flu shot clinics this fall for you and your eligible dependents (age 10 and over) to get this year’s vaccination.

The 2017–2018 vaccine available at the 4J clinics will help protect against four different influenza viruses. The providers will be using latex-free prefilled syringes and the vaccine does not contain thimerosal.

The staff administering the vaccine will need easy access to your upper arm—specifically the deltoid muscle below the shoulder. Please dress accordingly.

4J flu shot clinics

Ed Center Auditorium, 200 N. Monroe St.
• Thursday, October 12, 3–5:30 p.m.
• Tuesday, October 17, 3–5:30 p.m.

In this case, “dependents” refers to spouses and domestic partners, as well as insurance eligible children age 10 or over. All children 10–16 years of age must have a parent or guardian with them to be vaccinated. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that all people 6 months of age and older should get a flu vaccine, but there are different protocols for young children. The particular vaccine we will have available is not approved for children under 10, so if you have children you would like to get vaccinated who are not eligible for the 4J clinics, you will need to contact your pediatrician.

Flu shot eligibility extends to:
• all active employees (even those who are not insurance eligible due to less than half-time status)
• all insurance eligible dependents of active employees, including those who have waived coverage
• all retirees and their dependents who are currently covered on the 4J insurance
• student teachers and substitutes (licensed and classified)

Flu shot eligibility does not extend to:
• retirees who are no longer on the 4J insurance
• retirees’ dependents who are not on the 4J coverage (even when the retiree is still covered)

Other flu shot options

If you can’t make it to the 4J flu shot clinics and have OEBB/Moda insurance, you can receive a flu shot at a network pharmacy — no copayment necessary!

Call ahead of time to make sure the pharmacy has the vaccine you need. Show your Moda Health ID card (or your ODS insurance card, which is still valid) to the pharmacist for billing before receiving a vaccine — otherwise, it may not be covered.

The following participating chain pharmacies provide vaccines:

• Albertsons Savon
• Bi-Mart
• Fred Meyer
• Rite Aid
• Safeway
• Target

For a complete list of network pharmacies or if you have questions, call Moda Health Pharmacy Customer Service at 8669230411.

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Arts & Technology Academy Will Shine at Grand Opening

Come celebrate: Thursday, Sept. 28, 5:30–7:30 p.m.

You’re invited! Arts & Technology Academy students have started the school year in their newly built light-filled, energy-efficient, state-of-the-art learning center. Now it’s time to showcase the new building and say thank you to the voters, families, community members and neighbors who made all this possible.

Please join us and come see the new neighborhood school building shine as the community celebrates its grand opening with a ribbon cutting, open house and school tours.

Arts & Technology Academy
Grand Opening & Open House
Thursday, Sept. 28, 5:30–7:30 p.m.
1650 W. 22nd Ave., Eugene, Oregon
(All are welcome—invite your friends!)


Stunning STEM school

Arts & Technology Academy, a neighborhood middle school with a STEM focus, has been reconstructed in place. Its previous school building—which originally housed Jefferson Junior High—was constructed in 1957 and was in poor condition. The reconstruction project replaced ATA’s existing building with primarily new construction around the renovated, expanded and converted gymnasiums of the original building.

The design and layout of the new building supports Arts & Technology Academy’s innovative instructional program that integrates science, technology, engineering, math and the arts. With a large project room and interactive classroom located at the core of the school, the building is designed to encourage group and project-based learning.

Rowell Brokaw Architects and Opsis Architecture designed the new building, in consultation with a design advisory committee and with input from students, parents, staff, neighbors and community members. Local company John Hyland Construction was the general contractor that brought the vision to reality.

Thanks to our community

We couldn’t have done it without you! Four years ago, our community came together and voted overwhelmingly to support our public schools. The successful 2013 bond measure provided funding for Eugene School District 4J to replace four aging and inefficient school buildings, improve some other facilities, and update education materials to improve teaching and learning.

Arts & Technology Academy is one of the four school buildings replaced thanks to our community’s support of the bond measure. The grand opening of the new River Road/El Camino de Río Elementary School will be celebrated the following week, on Thursday, Oct. 5 (learn more & invite your friends). The two other new school buildings funded by the 2013 bond measureRoosevelt Middle School and Howard Elementary School—opened last fall.

More about the bond measure

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4J, PeaceHealth Partner on School-Based Health Centers

Student health clinics will continue with PeaceHealth professionals’ medical care

Eugene School District 4J and PeaceHealth Medical Group (PHMG) are partnering to sponsor two existing school-based health centers at Churchill and North Eugene High School.

The new partnership allows the district to continue providing easily accessible and much needed primary care and medical services to its students. The school district is providing the clinic space and support staffing, while PHMG is providing medical staffing, medical oversight and facilitation of the billing of medical services.

4J’s school-based health centers have been available to students and their siblings since 1986, providing physicals and immunizations and treating illnesses, injuries and ongoing health problems. More recently, the centers also provide mental health counseling through community partnerships including Lane County Mental Health.

Recent state changes to health center requirements led the district to partner with an outside medical provider for medical services and billing. The new partnership with PeaceHealth makes it possible for 4J students to continue accessing quality healthcare services in a school-based setting.

Moving forward, the centers will be staffed by a nurse practitioner and a medical office assistant provided by PeaceHealth, a mental health therapist provided by Lane County Behavioral Health, and a health assistant who is part of the district’s staff.

The centers opened under the new partnership this fall. The centers take insurance and the Oregon Health Plan, and will not turn away any student needing treatment.

To make an appointment, please call the North Eugene health center at 541-790-4445 or the Churchill health center at 541-790-5227.

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