5/31/2021

5/31/2021

This week’s eNEWS includes a schedule of events for the rest of the school year, a message from the principal and assistant principal, 8th grade promotion, ordering school photos, the final edition of the RMS News, SEHS Summer Bridge Program, UO Summer Sail Program, Lane County Transit for students, free weekly meals, coffee chat for parents with a 4J social worker, rent relief, technology resource eligibility, free tutoring with SEHS Rotary Interact, Science Factory tutoring program through NAACP, Oakhill School summer camp, SPICE summer camp, South Eugene Soccer Camp registration and Rose Children’s Theatre summer camp. This week also contains a link to the 15th Night resource guide for youths, a list of mental health support resources and support group information for LGBTQIA+, BIPOC and LATINX.

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Schedule of Events
This Week
MAY 31st (M): NO SCHOOL
* Memorial Day Holiday
JUNE 1st (T): A DAY
* Hybrid Red Cohort in person (Periods 1-3)
* 3:10 PM – 4:00 PM, Teacher office hours
JUNE 2nd (W): B DAY
* Hybrid Red Cohort in person (Periods 4-6)
JUNE 3rd (Th): A DAY
* Hybrid White Cohort in person (Periods 1-3)
* 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM, Virtual ACE Award Ceremony
JUNE 4th (F): B DAY
* Hybrid White Cohort  in person (Periods 4-6)
* 3:10 PM – 4:00 PM, Teacher office hours

Coming Up Next Week
JUNE 7th (M): A DAY
* Hybrid Red Cohort in person (Periods 1-3)
* 3:10 PM – 4:00 PM, Teacher office hours
JUNE 8th (T): B DAY
* Hybrid Red Cohort in person (Periods 4-6)
JUNE 9th (W): FLEX (C) DAY
* 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM, Clubs and office hours
JUNE 10th (Th): A DAY
* Hybrid White Cohort in person (Periods 1-3)
* 4:15 PM – 5:30 PM, AVID/Site Council Meeting
JUNE 11th (F): B DAY
* Hybrid White Cohort  in person (Periods 4-6)
* 3:10 PM – 4:00 PM, Teacher office hours

And, the Final Week of School
JUNE 14th (M): A DAY
* Hybrid Red Cohort in person (Periods 1-3)
* 3:10 PM – 4:00 PM, Teacher office hours
JUNE 15th (T): B DAY
* Hybrid Red Cohort in person (Periods 4-6)
JUNE 16th (W): A DAY
* Hybrid White Cohort in person (Periods 1-3)
* 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM, Virtual ACE Award Ceremony
JUNE 17th (TH): B DAY
* Hybrid White Cohort  in person (Periods 4-6)
* Last Day of School for Students
* 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM, 8th Grade Promotion Parade and Promenade (more information below)
JUNE 18th (F): NO SCHOOL
* Grading Day

 

Message from the Principal and Assistant Principal
Greetings, families… 

Could it be…just three weeks to go in the school year? We truly hope this Memorial Day weekend has provided much-needed space for relaxing and reflecting.   

Just a few days ago, the Eugene Register-Guard published a guest viewpoint from UO professor and 4j parent Jennifer L. Ruef on what could be in schools next year… and offers a celebration of the innovation, creativity, and different sense of community that has resulted from the pandemic, despite the challenges with distance learning.

We share her view: “Let’s focus on building back better and stronger, embracing broad definitions of learning. Let’s applaud what we’ve achieved, [and] remember what worked well… Let’s focus on reconnecting with friends and teachers, finding joy and wonder in being together, and reconsidering what works in education.” We have many lessons to take into next year and centering on care and connection along with high-quality, inclusive instruction is our goal. We will meet students where they are and help them soar to new potentials in post-pandemic learning.  

As we prepare ourselves for these remaining days, I hope you can take some time to celebrate your own accomplishments as parents and other caring adults in your students’ lives in this incredible year. We hope you will also consider what comes next. That you and your students have persevered despite everything is nothing short of awe-inspiring.  

We’re grateful to be in a community with all of you, ending this historic year together.

With respect and gratitude,
Courtney and Mike

 

8th Grade Promotion Parade and Promenade
Eighth grade families, please mark your calendars now for our Promotion event. Though we won’t be together across our in-person cohorts with same-school online students, we do have a fun evening planned for Thursday, June 17, the last day of school, from 5:00 PM -8:00 PM.  

Details will follow, along with a map and specific times for families to arrive. Students will be able to step out of their cars and walk along the front of the school to be announced and receive their Promotion certificates. A big thank you to our volunteer coordinator Laura Fuhriman and our small army of parents who are organizing the event!

 

Ordering School Photos
The Lifetouch website to order school pictures closed 48 hours after the last picture day. If you missed that window but still wish to purchase pictures, you will need to wait to receive the portrait ID and access code. The portrait ID and access code will be printed on the proofs that will be delivered to Roosevelt by the end of the school year. In addition, you may call Lifetouch’s customer service department at 866-955-8342.

 

The Final Edition of the RMS News
Want to know what to do during summer break? Need ideas about what to read or what board game to play? Looking for a new comic? Do you have questions about the Covid-19 vaccinations? Or maybe you’d like to peruse a summer guide to Eugene and the surrounding area, including recipes, activities, and restaurant recommendations. All of this and more can be found in the the final edition of the student run RMS newspaper. Check it out!

 

SEHS Summer Bridge Program for Incoming 9th Graders
South Eugene High School’s Summer Bridge program is open for registration! All incoming 9th grade students are welcome to register for the August 2-6 experience. Students will meet new friends, gain valuable insight into high school, and have fun! Please see the attached flyer for more information and links to register or visit the SEHS 9th Grade Info Homepage.

Click on the following links pdf versions of the registration form in English and Spanish.

Please direct all questions to Emily Rousseau, the 9th grade transition coordinator at South Eugene High School: rousseau_e@4j.lane.edu

 

UO Summer SAIL Program
The UO Summer Sail program also is open for registration. Make college your reality: Check out the Summer Academy to Inspire Learning (SAIL) program at the University of Oregon! SAIL offers FREE one-week academic summer programs virtually and on the University of Oregon campus. SAIL invites rising freshmen through seniors, including 2021 graduates, who meet eligibility requirements, to apply. Choose from a wide variety of subject areas taught by distinguished University of Oregon faculty volunteers through fun, social, and interactive activities. SAIL is committed to increasing student enrollment and success in college – SAIL offers sessions on the college admissions process, scholarships, and how to navigate financial aid. Experience what college life is all about and how to make it happen at SAIL! Register here!

 

Students Ride Transit for Free!
Lane Transit District (LTD) will continue allowing students to ride without a bus pass until September. For now, all students need to do to ride free is tell the driver that they are a 4J student. When LTD resumes fare collection, students can still ride for free, but only if they get a pass from their school. We will share more information about how to get a free pass as we near September. Please contact mazze_s@4j.lane.edu or 541-516-0887 with any questions.

¡Los estudiantes tienen transporte gratis!
El distrito de tránsito de Lane (LTD) continuará a permitir que los estudiantes puedan usar el bus sin su pase hasta el mes de septiembre. Por ahora, lo único que tienen que hacer los estudiantes para obtener su pase es notificar al conductor del bus que son estudiantes de 4J. Cuando el LTD reinicia la colección de tarifas estudiantiles, los estudiantes pueden seguir usando el bus gratis, pero solo con el pase de LTD de su escuela. Compartiremos más información sobre como obtener alrededor de septiembre. Por favor, si tiene alguna pregunta o duda, comuníquese conmigo por email a mazze_s@4j.lane.edu o por teléfono al 541-516-0887.

 

Free Meal Pickup for Children and Youth
Eugene School District 4J continues to provide 4J students and youth 18 years old and younger free grab-and-go meal bags every Wednesday.
Free meal boxes for ALL 4J students and youth 18 years old and younger are available for weekly pickup at seven school sites across the district.
Each meal box contains four “heat and eat” breakfasts and lunches, plus five dinner meals. Vegetarian, no gluten, reduced-fat milk/soy milk options, and other dietary restrictions or allergen options are available.

When:
Wednesdays, through June 30, 12:45–2:15 PM

Where:
* Cal Young Middle School, 2555 Gilham Road
* Kelly Middle School, 850 Howard Ave.
* Kennedy Middle School, 2200 Bailey Hill Road
* Madison Middle School, 875 Wilkes Drive
* Monroe Middle School, 2800 Bailey Lane
* Roosevelt Middle School, 500 E. 24th Ave.
* Spencer Butte Middle School, 500 E. 43rd Ave.

Eligibility Information
* Meal boxes are for ANY child age 18 and under
* No income requirements apply, and students do not have to qualify for free or reduced-price school meals
* Children do not need to be students in 4J

Free school meals will continue to be available through the summer and the 2021–22 school year.

COVID-19 protocols: Please keep in mind that masks must be worn and social distancing rules must be observed at all times. Students and families picking up meals must wear masks covering their nose, mouth and chin, and maintain at least 6 feet of distance from any person who is not a member of their immediate household.

 

Coffee Chat for 4J Parents
Join a 4J social worker for coffee chats. Each month topics to be explored will include wellness, parenting, and/or community resources. Family Activity Baskets will be raffled every week!
Events will occur every Thursday from 6 PM- 7 PM. Use the zoom information given below to join the chat:

ZOOM ID: 974 1894 7252
PASSCODE: 100531

If you have any questions please call 541-650-1163 or email covernali_m@4j.lane.edu.
*Click here for a Spanish version.

 

Rent Relief
Are you or someone in your household struggling to pay rent or utilities?

Did you lose income or have increased expenses due to the COVID pandemic?

Is your monthly income before taxes less than or equal to the chart below?

If you answered ‘YES’ to these questions, there is funding from the American Recovery Act available from both Lane County and the State of Oregon to help.

The Oregon Emergency Rental Assistance Program Communications Kit helps you determine if you are eligible for assistance and explains how to apply.

For a list of open housing rentals in Eugene and the surrounding areas, click here or to view information regarding the waitlist for two or three bedroom subsidized units at Abbie Lane, click here.

Please visit http://www.lanecounty.org/rent to apply or call (541) 682-3776 for more information.

Alivio de alquiler!
¿Usted o alguien de su hogar está luchando para pagar el alquiler o los servicios públicos?

¿Perdió ingresos o aumentó sus gastos debido a la pandemia de COVID?

¿Su ingreso mensual antes de impuestos es menor que esto arriba?

Si respondió “SÍ” a estas preguntas, hay fondos de la Ley de Recuperación Americana disponibles tanto del condado de Lane como del estado de Oregon para ayudar.

Para obtener una lista de alquileres de viviendas abiertas en Eugene y las áreas circundantes, haga clic aquí.

Visite http://www.lanecounty.org/rent a aplicar o llame al (541) 682-3776 para obtener más información.

 

Technology Resource Available

 

Science Factory Tutoring Program

The Eugene/Springfield NAACP is hosting the Science Factory Tutoring program.

When: every Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Time: 12:00 PM – 4:00PM
Where: Eugene Science Center
2300 Leo Harris Parkway
Eugene, OR 97401

The program ends on June 11th. For questions call (541) 484-1119 or send an email to communications@naacplanecounty.org.

 

Free Tutoring with SEHS Rotary Interact
The South Eugene High School chapter of Rotary Interact is offering free tutoring for middle school students.

To get started make an appointment by filling out this form on their website. A member of Rotary Interact will contact you to discuss your student’s needs and connect you with a student tutor.

All tutoring sessions will take place through video chat.

 

Oakhill Summer Camp
Oak Hill School will be hosting the “Summer on the Hill” program during summer break. The program runs from June 28th to August 20th and offers different for-fun classes each week. Some of the topics include music, art, robotics, and writing classes. Registration for each week will be available until the preceding Friday of that week, and can be found here: www.oakhillshcool.net/auxiliary-programs.

 

SPICE Camp is Open for Summer Fun!
SPICE provides summer camps and science outreach to support girls developing science identities and interests. Participation is open to students who will be in the 6th through 9th grades in Fall 2021. SPICE camp is designed to yield maximum benefit to girls. Preference is given to girls, transgender, and non-binary applicants. For boys who are interested in a similar experience, we recommend camps from the Eugene Science Center, Nearby Nature, and the Boys and Girls Clubs. 

For more information visit https://www.spicescience.org/camp.

 

South Eugene Soccer Club Registration
The South Eugene Soccer Club is pleased to announce opening registration for the annual South Eugene Soccer Day Camp!

The camp is for campers entering grades 1st through 8th in the fall of 2021. The camp will run for five days, from Monday June 21 through Friday June 25, 9 AM to 2 PM each day.

This year we are lucky to get civic park field located at the Kidsports fieldhouse as an additional site and so will split the camp — grades one through four will be at the civic park field, and grades five through eight will be at South Eugene High School.

Each set of campers will be supervised by a South Eugene High School soccer coach – either Ty Ohrtman or James Bilderbeck.
Each coach will be assisted by volunteer players from South Eugene High School teams. And volunteer parents will be at both sites to assist with things like registration, Covid protocols, and anything that may arise during camp. Each day, campers need to bring: (1) lunch and a snack; (2) a full water bottle; and (3) a soccer ball. Please ensure these things are clearly marked with the camper’s name. We will have water on site too but please ensure water bottles arrive full.

This year, due to Lane County and other health guidance, campers must wear a mask at all times while at camp, except when eating lunch or drinking water. We will structure breaks and lunch periods to ensure campers maintain a safe distance when not wearing a mask. We will also ask each arriving camper (or his/parent guardian) questions about personal health and exposures. All of this is meant to keep every camper and our community as a whole as healthy as possible.

Camp tuition is $160 for the week, and $150 for additional siblings. For those who need assistance and meet guidelines for public school free or reduced lunches, the tuition is $100. If you have the means, we ask that you consider a small donation ($25) to help us offer assisted tuition.

If you have any remaining questions about the camp, please email us at southeugenesoccerclub@gmail.com, and we’ll respond promptly.

Please click on the link below to register your camper.
https://clubs.bluesombrero.com/southeugenesoccercamp

Looking forward to seeing all of you!

 

Rose Children’s Theatre Summer Camp
Rose Children’s Theatre is thrilled to return to programming after a long hiatus due to Covid-19 restrictions. RCT will begin Summer Camps the week of July 5th and run through the week of August 23. These camps are for various age groups, will cover many different themes, and will mostly be outdoors – theatre-in-the-park-style. We are committed to the safety of our actors and staff this summer and will be following the Covid-19 guidance from the Oregon Health Authority for Youth Programs and Day Camps. Scholarships and sibling discounts are available.

For more information and to register for camp, visit our website https://rosechildrenstheatre.org.

WE CAN’T WAIT TO SEE YOU THIS SUMMER!

 

15th Night Resource Guide for Youth by Youth
The 15th Night Youth Action Council (YAC) is so excited to share their Resource Guide For Youth By Youth. It includes all kinds of resources for young people in our community; from emergency shelter, to job application assistance, reconnection to school, or where to find a meal on Fridays at 4pm, this resource guide covers it all. Read more.

 

Free BIPOC Process and Support Group for Young Adults?

*Click here for a Spanish version.

Middle School BIPOC and LATINX Support Group
A BIPOC and LATINX peer support group will be held every Wednesday until June 15th from 2 PM to 3 PM via Zoom.

The group will be led by Looking Glass’ certified peer-supports. Peer-supports are individuals with shared identities and experiences related to mental health and wellness. Peer-supports have received specific training in providing mental health peer-support services to individuals in the community and have gone through 4J’s background check.

To attend the support group fill out this form or contact Maria Covernali at covernali_m@4j.lane.edu.

 

Middle School LGBTQIA+ and Allies Support Group
An LGBTQIA+ peer support group will be held every Wednesday until June 16th from 3 PM to 4 PM via Zoom.

The group will be led by Looking Glass’ certified peer-supports. Peer-supports are individuals with shared identities and experiences related to mental health and wellness. Peer-supports have received specific training in providing mental health peer-support services to individuals in the community and have gone through 4J’s background check.

To attend the support group sign up here:
tiny.cc/lgbtsupportgroup.

For questions contact Maria Covernali at covernali_m@4j.lane.edu.

 

Mental Health Support
If you or a loved one is struggling with mental health right now, please check out these links for support. You are LOVED, we miss you, and can’t wait until we are all back together again!

 

HOOTS (Helping Out Our Teens in Schools) is offering mental health support by phone for students, families, and staff of 4J high schools during school closures. The phone line is accessible from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM Monday through Friday and is staffed by crisis counselors who normally work HOOTS clinic or work on CAHOOTS. Video support is available from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM on weekdays and is accessed by emailing hoots@whitebirdclinic.org with your name and preferred time. HOOTS is able to provide short term counseling and mental health support, resource referrals and OHP sign up. Students, families and staff of 4J please call (541)246-2342.

A chat-line for students. Teens are available to help daily from 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM Pacific Time via call, text, chat or email (adults are available by phone at all other times). YouthLine is a free, confidential teen-to-teen crisis and help line. No problem is too big or too small for the Youthline!

A national 24-hour, toll free confidential suicide hotline for LGBTQ youth via call, text, and chat: 866-488-7386
The Trevor Project

YouthEra has virtual “drop-ins” from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM on Discord Streaming live (moderated chat) with two state-certified youth peer support specialists, on Twitch Monday-Friday from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM and 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM.

All of the phone services are free and confidential. See also Youthline as part of Lines for Life.

Text HOME to 741741 from anywhere in the United States, anytime, about any type of crisis. A live, trained Crisis Text Line Crisis Counselor receives the text and responds, all from our secure online platform. The volunteer Crisis Counselor will help you move from a hot moment to a cool moment.

Safe Oregon, the 24/7 statewide school safety tip line, is here for you; for all students and the whole community. Anonymously or confidentially report student safety concerns (suicidal ideation/thoughts, cyberbullying, child abuse, drug/alcohol abuse, etc.) and we will pass this information to school personnel and law enforcement (

Earn Free Money for Roosevelt!

You can help Roosevelt earn money for our school by registering your credit card with eScrip.Earn money for Roosevelt every time you shop at Market of Choice, Sizzle Pie (& other local restaurants). Register your credit/debit cards, designating Roosevelt Middle School—Recipient ID #6723045.
Click on the link above to get started.
Sign up for the Community Rewards program by linking your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to Roosevelt. You can search by our name or by our non-profit number GB554.
Download the Box Top for Education App in Google Play or the App Store, sign up (or sign in) and take a picture of your receipt within 14 days of purchase. It will automatically credit the school for each product.
For more information, click on the link above.