4-23-2020 A message to parents and guardians from Eugene School District 4J



Stay home. Stay healthy. Stay connected. Share your stories.

While students and many school staff are staying home and learning from a distance to keep our community healthy, we are all still connected and in this together.

Eugene School District 4J is sharing stories of kindness and connection, enrichment and inspiration, on all of our social media platforms under #4JBetterTogether.

#4JBetterTogether will highlight positive things happening in our school community, showcase talented 4J students and staff, and provide fun and enriching activities to do at home.

Join in! Share your story. 4j.lane.edu/4JBetterTogether • #4JBetterTogether 

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Be the (Porch) Light  –  Honoring the Class of 2020 

Classrooms may be dark, but our community’s care for our students burns bright. Eugene School District 4J is participating in the nationwide Be the Light campaign to honor our seniors in the Class of 2020.

Each Friday through June 12, we encourage you to turn on your front porch lights or other lights at 8:20 PM (20:20 in 24-hour time) for 20 minutes and 20 seconds, to shine some light for our high school seniors.

We too will turn on our “front porch lights” at athletic stadiums at each of 4J’s high schools. For the safety of our community, please don’t gather at school sites. If anyone drives to see the lights at a school, please stay in your car.

Take a picture in front of your lit-up porch and share it with us on social media or via our website—let’s celebrate our seniors together! #4JBetterTogether

Be the Light

Rainbow array of 4J lawn signs celebrating the senior class of 2020

Signs of the Times: Celebrating Seniors

4J is making yard signs for high school seniors’ lawns and windows

Colorful new spring “blooms” will soon be cropping up in yards across Eugene.

Eugene School District 4J is creating yard signs and providing one free to every 12th grade student for their lawn, front door or window, to show that an amazing 4J high school senior lives there.

These signs are intended to celebrate our high school seniors and all they’ve achieved throughout nearly 13 years of K–12 education. Each high school will have its own sign design, featuring the different high school colors and logos.

The signs are expected to be ready by early May. They will be free to families, one per senior. Schools will communicate to families about how they can get their sign.

In the meantime, digital images are available for families to share their pride on social media. Download or share your senior’s sign:

Churchill High SchoolIHS at Churchill High SchoolNorth Eugene High SchoolSheldon High SchoolIHS at Sheldon High SchoolSouth Eugene High SchoolIHS at South Eugene High SchoolECCOEugene School District 4J

Congratulations, seniors. You make us proud! #4JBetterTogether

Senior Signs

Help Our Schools Help Families in Need

Now more than ever, 4J families need our help

Many of our 4J families are experiencing an immediate financial crisis, while we look ahead to a larger economic crisis to come. About 1 in 7 workers in the U.S. have been put out of work. 4J has formed wraparound support teams that are connecting with families in need identified by their teacher or school, and connecting them with services and supports they have in many cases never needed before.

The Eugene Education Foundation has created a Student Needs Now fund to help 4J families. Community members with the means are giving funds to help provide essential supports for unprecedented needs in unprecedented circumstances.

4J families and neighbors also are donating essential goods, from toilet paper and baby diapers, to gas and grocery gift cards, to nonperishable food staples.

To those who have stepped up with support, and to those who will donate in the days and weeks to come, thank you. Your generosity will help respond to the needs of students and families in our school community during this unprecedented time.

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