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Standard School Schedules

Daily and weekly schedules for 4J schools


Friday Early Release

Recess / Lunch / Break / Passing Time

Elementary Schools 

Camas Ridge 
Chinese Imm.
Corridor (closed)
Edison (temp)

Spring Creek 
Twin Oaks

7:55 a.m.–2:25 p.m. 1:10 p.m. every Friday 60 minutes on regular days

50 minutes on early release day


Awbrey Park 
Buena Vista 
Family School
River Road
Yujin Gakuen 
8:30 a.m.–3:00 p.m. 1:45 p.m. every Friday

Middle Schools 

9:00 a.m.–3:35 p.m. 2:35 p.m. every Friday 54 minutes

High Schools 

8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. 2:30 p.m. every Friday 57 minutes


School Schedules Standardized in 2018

Eugene School District 4J changed to a consistent calendar and standard schedules for all schools in 2018 to provide enough, fair and equal instruction time for students, consistent schedules for families, and coordinated collaboration time for staff.

Previously each 4J school had a different calendar and schedule, with different starting and ending times, different school day lengths, and different early-release, late-start and no-school days. This was inconsistent for families and led to significant differences in the amount of learning time for each student and active teaching time for each teacher.

The change to standard calendars and schedules was made to:

  • ensure schools provide enough instruction time for students and meet state standards
  • provide fair and equal learning time and increase learning time for most students
  • provide consistent, predictable schedules for families, and
  • enable coordinated time for staff collaboration and professional development.

The specific school schedules were developed through a community engagement process. The final schedules were published in May 2018 and parameters were affirmed by the school board in June 2018.

School-Based Decisions 

The change to consistent calendars and standard schedules is about the time and amount of instruction, not about how instruction is provided during the school day.

Decisions about many aspects of teaching and learning schedules within the school day and week are site-based and include teachers’ and parents’ input.

Schools decide how to schedule recess, lunch, and breaks within the school day, now with parameters for the amount of non-instructional time to ensure students get enough classroom learning time.

Elementary schools have 60 minutes of recess and lunch time within the regular school day and 50 minutes on early release Fridays. Middle and high schools have a similar amount of time for lunch, breaks and passing periods.

More Information

School Calendars
School Schedules Approved (June 2018)
What Changed: Previous School Schedules, Proposed Drafts and Final Standard Schedule