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  • Let’s Celebrate Gilham Elementary School ExpansionLet's Celebrate Gilham Elementary School Expansion
    Información en español Join the festivities on Thursday, Sept. 29, 6–7 p.m. Gilham Elementary School has grown! Now it’s time for the community to celebrate the completed expansion of 4J’s largest elementary school on Thursday, September 29. The grand opening of the larger school building will feature a ribbon-cutting, tours and light refreshments—our small way of saying thank ...
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  • New Camas Ridge Building On the HorizonNew Camas Ridge Building On the Horizon
    Información en español Removal of the 73-year-old building signals that construction of a gleaming new school begins soon As one chapter of Camas Ridge Community School comes to an end, another soon begins. Workers have begun the demolition of the longstanding neighborhood school’s structure to make way for a new school building that will serve generations of students ...
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  • 4J Boosts Compensation for Transportation, Grounds Staff4J Boosts Compensation for Transportation, Grounds Staff
    Información en español Transportation employees to receive 20 percent pay raise, bonuses during 2022–23 school year • Groundskeepers also eligible for bonuses Apply TODAY! Eugene School District 4J is increasing compensation for transportation employees and groundskeepers as the district seeks to hire and retain employees in hard-to-fill jobs. The district is increasing hourly wages by 20 percent for transportation ...
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  • Board Meeting Summary: September 7, 2022
    Información en español September 7, 2022 School Board Regular Meeting On Wednesday, September 7, the school board held a regular meeting. The session was open to the public via live video on Zoom, live audio stream, and radio broadcast on KRVM 1280-AM and 98.7-FM. Regular Meeting Introductory Comments Superintendent Andy Dey discussed the recent back-to-school event for 4J staff; the first ...
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  • District Adopts New K-5 Comprehensive Health Curriculum
    Información en español New learning materials promote health & grow health literacy 4J elementary school students are starting the 2022–23 with a new, high quality, developmentally-appropriate comprehensive health curriculum to help grow their health literacy. The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) requires all school districts to provide comprehensive health education at the elementary level. The goal is to ...
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  • Back to School Safety: Walk, Bike & Drive SafelyBack to School Safety: Walk, Bike & Drive Safely
    Información en español Safety reminders as students return to school Nearly 16,000 students will be heading to school this week, and motorists need to slow down and exercise good judgment as they travel near schools. 4J students get to and from school by bus, car, bike, skateboard, or walking. Neighborhoods around schools will see a significant increase in ...
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  • Board Retreat Summary: September 6, 2022
    Información en español September 6, 2022 School Board Retreat On Tuesday, September 6, the school board held the first session of its annual board retreat virtually. The meeting was open to the public via Zoom. Board Retreat Board members discussed establishing meeting agreements, setting board goals and selecting working agreements for general board work during the 2022–23 school year. They ...
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  • Rebuild, Reuse, Recycle: Camas RidgeRebuild, Reuse, Recycle: Camas Ridge
    Información en español Old materials find new uses: Aim is to reduce waste The last of three new school buildings will soon be under construction, thanks to the community’s support of the 2018 bond measure. Crews are demolishing the 73-year-old Camas Ridge Elementary School building to make way for a new state-of-the-art building to be built at the ...
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  • Free Weekly COVID-19 Testing Available
    Información en español Sign up for optional weekly testing using take-home saliva test • 2022–23 school year Eugene School District 4J is offering all students access to free weekly COVID-19 testing during the 2022–23 school year. This is second year 4J is partnering with the Oregon Health Authority and the University of Oregon to provide this voluntary weekly ...
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  • All School Offices Now Open!All School Offices Now Open!
    Información en español School staff are busy getting ready for first day Do you need to contact your school? Now is the time! All school offices are now open and have resumed regular hours. Contact Your School • Enroll Your Student • Find Your School • School Calendar • Parent Checklist: 14 Things to Do Before Sept. 7, ...
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  • Parent Checklist: 14 Things to Do Before September 7Parent Checklist: 14 Things to Do Before September 7
    Información en español Get prepped for back-to-school with school schedules, bus routes, supply lists, and more  The start of the new school year is just around the corner—we can hardly wait! • Tues., Sept. 6: High school orientation for grade 9 • Wed., Sept. 7: First day of school, all grades except 7 & 8 • Thurs., Sept. 8: First ...
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  • Board Meeting Summary: August 17, 2022
    Información en español August 17, 2022 School Board Regular Meeting On Wednesday, August 17, the school board held a regular meeting. The session was open to the public via live video on Zoom, live audio stream, and radio broadcast on KRVM 1280-AM and 98.7-FM. Regular Meeting Introductory Comments Superintendent Andy Dey discussed back-to-school preparations, the pending arrival of the 2022–23 District ...
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  • Board Meeting Summary: August 3, 2022
    Información en español August 3, 2022 School Board Regular Meeting On Wednesday, August 3, the school board held a regular meeting. The session was open to the public via live video on Zoom, live audio stream, and radio broadcast on KRVM 1280-AM and 98.7-FM. Regular Meeting Introductory Comments Opening his first school board meeting as 4J’s new chief executive, Superintendent Andy ...
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  • Kids Eat Free in 2022–23!Kids Eat Free in 2022–23!
    Información en español No-cost breakfasts and lunches available to all students during 2022–23 school year • Help 4J reduce the cost of this important program Families will have one less thing to worry about this fall: There’s no need to pack a lunch or pay for students’ cafeteria accounts. School meals will continue to be free for ...
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  • 2022–23 School Supply Lists2022–23 School Supply Lists
    Información en español No shopping list needed for elementary school students  In most years, families purchase school supplies—such as pencils, erasers, markers, crayons, glue and scissors—to bring to school at the start of the school year. Similar to last year, for elementary school families there is no long list of school supplies to add to your shopping. ...
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