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Family Newsletter 6/10

Posted Date: 6/09/24 (6:30 PM)

Good evening, families,

I hope this message finds you well and enjoying the sunshine this weekend.  While hard to believe, we are down to our final four days of the school year!  Please see below for the weekly update and if there are any questions as we head into summer, please don't hesitate to reach out.

Take care!


23-24 4J District Calendar – High School ABC Days


Friday, June 14
Last Day of School! Enjoy the Summer!


Congratulations Class of 2024!

Its been a great year. We are so proud of our Senior Class of 2024. Pictured here are a few Seniors on their Senior Stroll at Spring Creek Elementary. Best of luck in your next chapters!

News from the Library

Please work with your student to ensure all library books are found and returned to our library.  Notices will soon be going out to students and families.  If students are still using materials they may remain checked out.  However, students should return all books from previous trimesters and anything no longer being used this trimester.  If there are any questions, please reach out:
Amary Taylor, Librarian: 541-790-4521
Denise Seibel, Textbook Specialist: 541-790-4520


Lane County health officials say a recent rise in cases of pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough, indicate the respiratory tract infection is spreading in our community. We are asking our families to be vigilant to prevent further spread of the infection in our school and larger community. Families are encouraged to stay up-to-date with their pertussis vaccinations and keep children home from school if they show symptoms of pertussis.

An FAQ with more information is available on the 4J website both in English and in Spanish. If you have further questions, please call your medical provider or Lane County Public Health, 541-682-4041.

Upstart Crow Youth Theater
Greetings! We would like to share this information with drama, choir, and language arts teachers who would be willing to let their students know about theatre opportunities for middle and high school students happening this summer at Upstart Crow!

Upstart Crow Youth Theatre (UCYT) is proud to present Something Rotten JR as our summer stock musical! Registration is currently open for students entering grades 6-12 (as well as graduating seniors who will not have turned 19 by the end of July). Upstart Crow has an inclusive casting process - all registered students will be cast in this show! Sliding-scale tuition assistance available - apply online! 

Upstart Crow is a busy, creative hub for kids and teens in the Downtown Eugene Whiteaker neighborhood. Our program offers theatre classes, summer camps, and inclusive casting in our fully produced and staged musical theatre productions. 

Does your school have a Monday Mailer, Wednesday Folders, an email newsletter, or other ways you share opportunities of interest for your families? If so, would you be interested in sharing our handout with your school families in digital or hard-copy form? We'd be happy to drop off a stack of hard-copies if that's something in which you'd be interested. Just let us know how many you need and by what day you'd like them delivered. I've attached handouts for Something Rotten JR (GR 6-12), Pride Camp (GR 7-12), and our summer camp lineup for all ages.

Theatre is our name but “our game” is supporting youth - artistically, developmentally, socially, and emotionally in an inclusive environment where they are affirmed for their authentic selves. We like to say “Theatre is a team sport” and at UCYT, “every kid plays.”

If you have any questions or requests for information in another format, please let me know! Thank you for your time and interest.
LGBTQIA+ Summer Resource Link

Eugene Metro Yo…mmer Resources.pdf
In collaboration with the director of Queer Eugene to create this summer resource guide for LGBTQIA+ students/youth in Eugene.  It is a big document, but we really wanted to share it as far & wide as we can.  
The pdf is all clickable, with links to the items. 

GirlCon is a fantastic event for girls aged 10-18 and their parents, aimed at empowering young women through inspiring talks, engaging workshops, and fun activities. It's a wonderful opportunity for our community to come together and support the girls in our lives. 
I’ve attached the event flyer to this email. Please feel free to share it with anyone who might be interested. Learn more 

Thank you for helping us make this event a success!

Safe Routes Survey
Students at North and Kelly created a survey to collect your thoughts on Grove Street. They are sharing the results with the City and County.  Take the survey here.

In addition, the local nonprofit, Better Eugene Springfield Transportation, wants to hear about current conditions on River Road. How safe, practical, and attractive is River Road for everyone today? Take our 2-minute poll to be entered to win a gift card to Fred Meyer or other retailer. Take the survey here.