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Program Moves: Corridor & Yujin Gakuen

Several school programs are relocating to make way for bond construction and for other reasons. These include Corridor Elementary School and Yujin Gakuen Japanese Immersion Elementary School in the North Eugene region.

Local voters approved a bond measure in November 2018 to fund capital improvements at every 4J school and replace North Eugene High School, Edison Elementary School, and Camas Ridge Elementary School with high-quality facilities built for school safety, modern seismic standards, sustainability, and 21st century education.

Construction will begin soon on the new school building for North Eugene High School. The new high school will be built on the west end of the school property, where the Silver Lea building is located now. This is a terrific investment in the North Eugene region, but will require Yujin Gakuen and Corridor elementary schools to relocate from the Silver Lea building.

Corridor will move to the current North Eugene High School building. Yujin Gakuen Elementary School will move to the Kelly Middle School building and connect K–8 with the middle school grades of the Yujin Gakuen Japanese immersion program already located at Kelly.

Timeline: The elementary school programs will move to their new locations in summer 2020.

  • Spring 2018: Locations determined for relocating YG and Corridor if bond passed
  • Fall 2018: Bond measure approved by voters
  • Winter–Spring 2019: Discussions with staff and parents about next steps
  • Fall 2019: Determination of locations within host buildings
  • 2019–20: Planning and preparation for school moves
  • Summer 2020: Renovations at Kelly and NEHS
  • Summer 2020: Relocation of YG & Corridor to new spaces
  • Summer 2020: Demolition of Silver Lea building 
  • 2020–21: Start of site prep for new North Eugene building

Long-term: After the new high school is completed, the current North Eugene and Kelly buildings will be available for the long-term location of Kelly, Corridor, and Yujin Gakuen, to be determined.

Updates: Several meetings and other communications with staff and parents at Corridor, Yujin Gakuen, Kelly and North Eugene have been held to provide consistent information updates and seek input on the planning for these programs’ relocation, beginning in spring 2018.

Most recently, after requesting and considering input from staff and parents at the four schools, the determination was made regarding where each elementary school will be located within the host school building. In each case the elementary classrooms will be grouped in one area of the school building with a separate drop-off/pickup location or entrance, appropriately sized restroom facilities, and a new playground.

Space for Yujin Gakuen and Kelly classrooms at Kelly Middle School buildingYujin Gakuen will be located in the west side and Kelly classrooms will be located contiguously in the east side of the Kelly Middle School building. Some current classrooms will be divided and other spaces will be renovated to provide suitable space for both programs. There will be a separate dropoff/pickup location at the southwest end of the school (during the school day, outside of dropoff/pickup times, the main entrance will remain the single point of entry to the school). A new playground will be installed in the fenced area behind the school building.

Space for Corridor at North Eugene buildingCorridor will be located in the southeast wing at North Eugene, close to the cafeteria and a gym. Parents may drop off and pick up their children curbside from the eastside parking lot, and students will enter directly to Corridor at the southeast corner of the building. The new playground will be just outside the elementary school area.

 

Update Oct. 2, 2019 on Program Moves & School Construction

 

About the School Bond Measure

In November 2018, voters in Eugene School District 4J resoundingly passed a $319.3 million school bond measure to replace three aging school buildings, provide for program moves, and fund improvements at every 4J school, including new student technology, updated instructional materials, accessibility and equitability enhancements, security upgrades, and building repairs.