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  • Meet Your New Principal! School Administrator ChangesMeet Your New Principal! School Administrator Changes
    Información en español New leaders named for 2022–23 school year Several 4J schools and departments have new leadership for the coming school year. ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS • Awbrey Park Principal: Jared Tiecke • Camas Ridge Principal: Dr. Hobie Blackhorn • Charlemagne Principal: Joe Hadley • Chinese Immersion School: Jennifer Hebard • Edison Principal: David Hulbert • Spring Creek: K.C. Bodily MIDDLE SCHOOLS • Kennedy Middle School: Jennifer ...
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  • Thursday: Say Farewell to Camas Ridge School BuildingThursday: Say Farewell to Camas Ridge School Building
    Información en español Farewell celebration June 16 offers final look at 73-year-old building to be demolished this summer Camas Ridge Farewell Celebration 1150 East 29th Avenue Thursday, June 16, 4:30–7 p.m. Drop in and join the celebration! Share memories • Snap selfies • See friends and teachers Sneak a peek at some Camas Ridge classrooms one last time! RSVP and invite friends For more than ...
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  • COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics in JuneCOVID-19 Vaccine Clinics in June
    Información en español 4J is hosting COVID-19 vaccine & booster clinics for community members age 5+ Vaccines are the best protection against getting and spreading COVID-19 if exposed at school, childcare, summer camp or anywhere else. COVID-19 vaccination and booster shots are recommended for everyone age 5 and up. Eugene School District 4J is partnering with Lane County Public ...
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  • Suicide Prevention: Restrict Lethal Means
    Información en español Remove or safely store items that could be lethal means of self-harm • Drop in to get a free lockbox June 15 & 16 Suicide is a leading cause of death among young people in Oregon, and has recently increased in Lane County. The district is working with public health and other partners to ...
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  • District Adopts New Language Arts Curriculum
    Información en español Elementary school students will have new books and other materials in classrooms A top priority for Eugene School District 4J is working to make sure all students, particularly students in historically underserved groups, can read well at the expected level by the end of third grade—a significant predictor of later academic outcomes. This fall, 4J ...
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  • Class of 2022: Celebrating Graduation Near & FarClass of 2022: Celebrating Graduation Near & Far
    Información en español High school graduation ceremonies return to traditional venues • Livestreams will be available It’s time to celebrate the Class of 2022! 4J high schools will return to traditional graduation ceremonies in their traditional venues this month, starting on Friday, June 10. But taking a note from the pandemic, this year’s events will continue to be ...
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  • Summer Reading: Eugene Library Cards Free for 4J StudentsSummer Reading: Eugene Library Cards Free for 4J Students
    Información en español 4J and Eugene Library partner to offer free library cards to all students in 4J schools Fire up your student’s summer reading, enrichment and entertainment with their own library card! All students enrolled in Eugene School District 4J schools can get a Eugene Public Library card for free, whether or not they live within ...
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  • Ride Free This Summer: Get Your Student LTD Bus Pass
    Información en español Free LTD transit passes available from school offices • Students ride free year-round   Summer is right around the corner! Register your student for their free student transit pass before school gets out, so they can ride the city bus for free all summer long. All students in 4J schools can ride Lane Transit District (LTD) ...
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  • Farewell Celebration for Camas Ridge BuildingFarewell Celebration for Camas Ridge Building
    Información en español 73-year-old building will be demolished this summer to make way for construction of new school For more than 70 years, the elementary school building at 29th and University Street in South Eugene has nurtured generations of students and been a well-loved presence in the neighborhood that surrounds it. It’s now time to say farewell ...
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  • Looking for Help With Mental Health?
    Información en español 4J is providing families free access to Care Solace, a confidential connection to find mental health and substance use treatment  Eugene School District 4J is providing students, staff and their families free access to Care Solace, a confidential care coordination service, to help address the growing need for mental health care and substance abuse ...
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  • 2020–21 State Special Education Report
    Información en español Every year, the State of Oregon produces a special education report for each school district in the state. The annual reports for the 2020–21 school year are now available online. Eugene School District 4J maintains a strong commitment to increasing achievement for all students, closing opportunity and achievement gaps, and increasing graduation rates. We ...
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  • Board Meeting Summary: May 25, 2022
    Información en español May 25, 2022 School Board Special Meeting On Wednesday, May 25, the school board held a special 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. Special Meeting Board Chair Judy Newman started the meeting by reading a short statement expressing condolences ...
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  • 4J Food Service Worker Earns Top Honor
    Información en español Kathie Tagwerker recognized as Oregon School Employees Association’s employee of the year The young students were eating lunch last week when Kathie Tagwerker made her way through the buzz of socializing kindergarteners and first graders in the cafeteria at Spring Creek Elementary School. The longtime 4J food service worker approached and greeted one student, ...
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  • Looking Forward on Math Education
    Información en español Information session on June 2 will provide an overview of changes coming to math education Plans to update mathematics education needed for today’s society and workforce are underway in Eugene School District 4J. In October 2021, the Oregon State Board of Education adopted new K–12 math standards. The new standards, created in collaboration with educators ...
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  • Appreciation & Congratulations for Our 2022 RetireesAppreciation & Congratulations for Our 2022 Retirees
    Información en español Honoring the dedicated staff members retiring from 4J this year  There are few careers that have as great an impact on our world as those involved in the care and education of our young people. The 65 valued staff members retiring from 4J this year have all made a difference through the years, as ...
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