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  • School Ventilation Upgrades a Breath of Fresh AirSchool Ventilation Upgrades a Breath of Fresh Air
    Ventilation system changes to improve air quality, including “bipolar ionization” air purifying devices being installed in all 4J buildings The COVID-19 pandemic has transformed the 2020–21 school year and our community, and it is transforming some aspects of our school facilities as well. Building technologies and practices are important tools to provide safe, secure, sustainable learning spaces ...
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  • Free COVID-19 Testing AvailableFree COVID-19 Testing Available
    Testing for 4J families and staff on January 9 and 16 Lane County Public Health is offering 4J families and staff free COVID-19 testing on January 9 and 16 at the 4J Education Center. The testing site will be open from 9 a.m.–1 p.m. Testing is offered on a first-come, first-served basis; no appointments will be available. ...
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  • Free Youth Meal Boxes Offered for Winter BreakFree Youth Meal Boxes Offered for Winter Break
    Food boxes with seven days of meals will be available on Dec. 18 and 28 • Daily meal service will resume after winter break School will be out, but 4J students and other youth 18 years old and younger will continue to have access to nutritious food at no cost during winter break. On Friday, Dec. 18, ...
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  • 4J Plans for Hybrid Learning in the New Year4J Plans for Hybrid Learning in the New Year
    A message from Superintendent Cydney Vandercar • Phase-in of hybrid model to start Feb. 1 if public health conditions allow Getting students safely back to school in-person is a high priority for Oregon and for Eugene School District 4J. The district is planning for a phased-in return of students to school buildings in a hybrid model ...
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  • 1,000,000 Free Meals Served1,000,000 Free Meals Served
    More than a million free meals for children served since schools closed • Meal program expanding and offering winter break meals Eugene School District 4J has served its millionth free youth meal since school buildings closed in March due to the coronavirus pandemic. 4J’s hard-working nutrition staff team hit the latest milestone, serving the 1,000,000th free ...
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  • We’re Thankful for You
    A message from Superintendent Cydney Vandercar  4J families, happy Thanksgiving. This year is different and difficult because of the coronavirus pandemic. Thanksgiving this year will be quieter and gatherings will be smaller, to keep from spreading the virus. But there is still much to be thankful for. Click here for a brief video message from Superintendent Cydney ...
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  • School Board Invites Live Public Comments
    Residents can offer testimony to the school board via Zoom starting in December 4J residents are invited to provide live public comment to the school board via Zoom beginning next month. The Eugene School Board has held its meetings online since March in adherence to coronavirus restrictions for public health. It began video live-streaming its regular meetings ...
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  • Distance Learning Feedback InvitedDistance Learning Feedback Invited
    How is distance learning going? Families invited to share their experience with school services this fall 4J Distance Learning Feedback  (open through Nov. 22) Comparte sus experiencias con el enseñanza a distancia  (hasta el 22 de nov.) 4J families, how is distance learning going for your student? Now that schools and families have some experience with comprehensive ...
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  • Learning Pathways: Request Now to Change Next TermLearning Pathways: Request Now to Change Next Term
    Same School Hybrid • Same School Online • Eugene Online Academy: To change to a different pathway next term, submit request now Learning Pathway Change Request Form  (deadline Nov. 22) Solicitud de cambiar caminos educativos  (hasta el 22 de nov.) This summer all 4J families chose a return-to-learning pathway for their students: Same School Hybrid, Same School Online, ...
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  • 4J Enrollment Declines Due to Pandemic
    2020 enrollment of 15,839 students is 474 fewer than last year • Kindergarteners account for biggest decline Student enrollment in Eugene School District 4J has fallen this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. The district’s official annual enrollment count on October 1 was 15,839 students, a 474-student decrease from last year and 679 fewer students than ...
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