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  • District Considering Calendar Changes
    Información en español Schools could be closed Nov. 24 & Jan. 14 if approved by school board   4J schools may be closed the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, Nov. 24, and the Friday before Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Jan. 14, if the school board approves the change. These would be no-school days for students and full work days ...
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  • Parent Information Webinar: What Do You Want To Know About COVID & Schools?
    Información en español What happens when there’s a COVID case at school? Parent information webinar on Nov. 9 will answer questions about COVID cases and quarantines  Eugene School District 4J is committed to the health, safety and wellbeing of our students and staff. The district is holding a parent information webinar to keep families up to date ...
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  • School Kitchens Close Due to Staffing ShortagesSchool Kitchens Close Due to Staffing Shortages
    Información en español Meals are prepared at other schools and delivered to sites where kitchens have closed, to keep providing free meals for all students Eugene School District 4J has closed kitchens at several schools and consolidated operations due to extreme staff shortages, with not enough food service workers available to prepare meals at all sites. Facing an ...
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  • COVID-19 Case Dashboard Launched
    Información en español Online tool provides current, relevant information about COVID-19 cases and quarantines among students and staff in school buildings COVID-19 Case Dashboard Eugene School District 4J has launched a major upgrade of the online COVID-19 case dashboard to keep the community informed about active cases and quarantines among students and staff. The dashboard is as real-time as ...
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  • 4J Raises Pay for Transportation, Custodial Staff
    Información en español Bus driver starting pay now over $20 per hour • Temporary 25% wage boost plus $1500 in bonuses for transportation staff • Certain custodian classifications moved to higher pay grades  Eugene School District 4J is offering significant pay boosts for transportation employees this year as the district seeks to fill numerous jobs that provide ...
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  • Vast Majority of 4J Staff Vaccinated by Statewide Deadline
    Información en español 98.6% of teachers and administrators, 96.4% of all regular staff verified fully vaccinated by statewide deadline of October 18 • Requests for medical or religious exceptions are under review Oregon’s statewide mandate for all school staff to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 goes into effect October 18. Eugene School District 4J is complying with ...
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  • Pandemic-Related Enrollment Impacts Continue
    Información en español 4J’s annual Oct. 1 student head count was 15,718, down 121 students from last year  Student enrollment in Eugene School District 4J declined by more than 100 students this year, in a continuing sign of the coronavirus pandemic’s impacts. This is the second consecutive year of enrollment decline. During the pandemic more families have ...
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  • District, Unions Agree on Vaccine Mandate Implementation
    Información en español Agreements outline timeline and options related to required COVID-19 vaccination  Eugene School District 4J has reached agreements with its licensed and classified employee associations on how to implement the statewide COVID-19 vaccine mandate, and also on providing members coverage for COVID-related absences under a temporary districtwide paid leave program. 4J is complying with the statewide ...
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  • Selected School Bus Routes Canceled
    Información en español Families of regular riders on canceled routes offered reimbursement • More routes may be cut in future due to extreme driver shortage Eugene School District 4J’s ability to provide student transportation services is temporarily limited due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Like many other employers, 4J is facing monumental labor shortages, including an extreme shortage ...
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  • 2020–21 Oregon School Profile Reports Published
    Información en español Annual state school reports now available online Profiles of Oregon public schools including Eugene School District 4J are now available for review. Each year, the Oregon Department of Education publishes profile reports for every public school and district in Oregon. The state school report cards aim to share information that is meaningful and accessible to ...
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