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Hybrid Timeline Updated for Elementary Grades

Grades 2–5 will begin hybrid transition a week earlier to meet Governor’s plan for Oregon schools

Oregon Governor Kate Brown announced March 5 that Oregon schools will return to in-person instruction in a hybrid or on-site model by the week of March 29 for grades K–5 and by the week of April 19 for grades 6–12, if their county is within the state’s advisory health metrics.

“Thanks to the smart choices Oregonians have made, our COVID-19 numbers have declined,” Governor Brown noted. “The science is very, very clear: with proper safety measures in place, there is a low risk of COVID-19 transmission in school. Oregon parents can be confident about sending their children back to a classroom learning environment.”

4J students in some elementary school grades will begin hybrid transition and orientation a week earlier than previously planned. The new statewide timeline otherwise is very similar to what was already planned for our students’ return to school buildings in 4J.

Change for Grades 2–5 

Grades 2–5 had been planned to begin returning to school buildings the week of April 5.

Now, students in second, third, fourth and fifth grade will begin hybrid on-site transition and orientation during the week of March 29, and the full regular hybrid schedule the week of April 5.

No Change for Grades K–1 or 6–12 

There is no change in the timeline for other grades.

Students in kindergarten and first grade will have hybrid on-site transition and orientation the week of March 15, and begin the full regular hybrid schedule the week of March 29.

Grades 6–12 are still planning to welcome students to school buildings the week of April 12.

Illustration showing some students attending school on-site on Mondays and Tuesdays, other students attending on-site on Thursdays and Fridays

What to Expect 

Eugene School District 4J will continue to center the health, safety and wellbeing of our students, staff and community in planning for on-site learning.

Comprehensive distance learning will continue to be provided for families who have chosen to keep learning online from home.

More information about your student’s schedule and the transition to hybrid learning will come from your school.

Expected Timeline

  • March 12: Elementary asynchronous learning day, teachers prepare for hybrid transition
  • March 15: Elementary classroom changes
  • Week of March 15: Grades K–1 on-site hybrid transition and orientation
  • March 20–28: Spring break
  • March 29: Trimester 3 begins for middle and high school
  • March 29: Grades K–1 begin full hybrid learning schedule
  • Week of March 29: Grades 2–5 on-site hybrid transition and orientation
  • April 5: Grades 2–5 begin full hybrid learning schedule
  • Week of April 12: Grades 6–12 begin hybrid learning model

Eugene School District 4J Return to School

Learn More

Recent 4J Updates:

March 5
March 4
February 26
February 18
February 9
February 4
January 20
January 7

Governor’s Executive Order: 

Governor’s News Release (March 5)
Governor’s News Release (March 12) 
Governor’s Executive Order (issued March 12)

More Information: 
State Metrics for Hybrid Return
Current Case Rates by County
How to Protect Yourself & Others
Health & Safety for On-Site Learning
4J Return to Learning FAQs 

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