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, a thank you to our PAR coordinator, a thank you to Prince Puckler’s, zoom and canvas troubleshooting, textbook and iPad return, 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, summer literacy resources, math summer tutoring, SEHS volleyball camp, SEHS cheer tryouts, South Eugene rowing summer program, 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

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)
* Grab a popsicle on the way out of school and happy summer!
JUNE 16th (W): A DAY
* Hybrid White Cohort in person (Periods 1-3)
JUNE 17th (TH): B DAY
* Hybrid White Cohort  in person (Periods 4-6)
* Last Day of School for Students
* Grab a popsicle on the way out of school and happy summer!
* 3:15 PM – 5:00 PM, iPad turn-in
* 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM, 8th Grade Promotion Parade and Promenade (more detailed information below)
* 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM, iPad turn-in
* Grading Day

Next Week


Message From The Principal and Assistant Principal
Dear RMS Families:

Here we are, the final week of the 2020-21 school year! 

From start to finish, for staff, students and families, this school year tested our resolve and creativity as learning took place not in our classrooms at school, but in bedrooms, kitchens, front porches or parking lots– wherever the WiFi signal was strongest. We watched each other in little boxes on a tiny screen, scrolled through chats to find that one link, and added emojis to our repertoire of reaction options. For some, in person, our time together has been masked and distanced, tracked and tested.  

Finding the words to make sense of and find purpose in the last year is challenging. We take heart from our students, we find gratitude for our teachers and staff, and we honor our families’ experiences.  

* To our students: As uncertainty reigned, you stayed focused. You adapted to distance learning, then to hybrid or same school online. You did your best to figure out Zoom, Canvas and Google docs, and you were gracious on days all the technology failed. You gutted it out and showed incredible resilience even while you missed your friends and the normalcy of a regular school day. 

* To our teachers and staff: You upended your curriculum and instruction to adapt to an entirely new way of teaching and learning. You prepped and shared lessons, held office hours, and helped students and families navigate brand-new platforms, even as you were learning them yourselves. You maintained the role of helpers and advocates, leaders and healers in new and unique ways and will carry the lessons of 2020-21 into the fall and beyond.

* To our families:  You were patient, you were flexible and you took on the enormous responsibility of hosting school at home. You worked diligently to support your students and facilitate learning remotely in addition to your own professional and personal responsibilities. We appreciated your thoughtful calls and emails, kind notes, and generous support over the course of the year.
The determination we exhibited as a community was not a surprise. We communicated, problem-solved, and learned together, prioritizing our students to make the best of our incredible year.  

As we prepare to break for summer, we summon optimism and hope for the fall connected to a broader vision of robust academics, exciting electives and centering care and connection for our students, as we gather again in community.  
All our best for a restful, safe and reinvigorating summer,
Courtney and Mike  

8th Grade Promotion Parade and Promenade
Eighth grade families, we’re looking forward to seeing you at our Promotion event from 5 PM – 8 PM on Thursday, June 17. Please see the image below for the parade route. Please also note, in accordance with new state guidance and direction from the district, our staff will not be wearing masks and will keep social distance. Masks are optional for your students.

This event is for all students, hybrid, Same School Online, and Eugene Online Academy.   Students will be able to step out of their cars or off their bikes and walk along the front of the school to be announced, receive their Promotion certificates, and families can take a quick photo. Please come at the suggested time below so we can avoid traffic back-ups:

* 5:00 PM – 5:30 PM Last names A – C  
* 5:30 PM – 6:00 PM Last names D – H
* 6:00 PM – 6:30 PM Last names I – L
* 6:30 PM – 7:00 PM Last names M – Q
* 7:00 PM – 7:30 PM Last names R – S
* 7:30 PM – 8:00 PM Last names T – Z

If you cannot attend during your scheduled time, we understand. Please feel free to come anytime that evening. For families that cannot attend, we’ll make arrangements to send you your Promotion certificates.

A big thank you to our volunteer coordinator, Laura Fuhriman, and our small army of parents who are organizing the event! 

How to Parade and Promenade for Promotion, 2021

* At the blue triangle, students hand-off their iPads and walk to the green x.
* If no iPad, get out at green X and walk the length of the sidewalk where staff cheer them on with signs and elbow bumps.
* Staff will not be masked students can choose if they wear masks or not.
* At the camera icon, parents can pop out and take a photo and need to stay off the sidewalk.
* Students get back in at purple X and cars return the way they came. 


A Big Thank You and Goodbye
Parents at Roosevelt (PAR) is a vital component to the health and sustainability of our school programs. The group supports activities throughout the year to secure supplemental funds for staffing, grants, and supplies and sponsors parent information and education nights. This year, PAR’s work has centered on honoring and appreciating staff.  

The driving force behind these efforts is Alexis Borrevik, PAR President and organizer extraordinaire. Alexis will be moving on with her students to South next year and we wanted to take this opportunity to publicly thank her for her positive determination, unwavering support, and vision for supporting staff this year. Her calm and generous spirit and ability to organize and communicate has kept PAR’s work centered this year. Many thanks to you, Alexis! Roosevelt will miss you as South gains an indispensable volunteer and support.

The Generosity of a Prince
THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU to Prince Puckler’s Ice Cream for generously donating a free ice cream cone to each 8th grader at the June 17th promotion!  

That’s right, when you attend the promotion on your very last day of school at RMS, along with a festive send off, 8th graders will receive a coupon good for one free ice cream cone at Prince Puckler’s! Now that’s sweet!  

Cheers to our 8th graders…and Prince Puckler’s Ice Cream!!!


Books, Materials and iPad Turn-in
Please return all iPads, choice reading books and textbooks to the return cart outside the RMS front door on Thursday, June 17, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM and Friday, June 18, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM. If you come across any RMS library books or other school material before the year ends — we’d love to have those back. Please just call our office to drop it by.


Ordering School Photos
Lifetouch has delivered both ordered, printed pictures and picture proofs to Roosevelt. The proof packages contain both the access code and the portrait ID, in case you wish to order pictures.

For hybrid students, printed pictures and proofs are being distributed to students while they are in the building. For online students, printed pictures and proofs are being held in the office. Please come to the office any day this week between 8 AM and 4 PM to pick up the pictures you ordered or your proofs. 

You may also 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!


South Eugene High School Cheer Tryouts
South Eugene Cheer Tryouts for 2021-2022 are Wednesday June 16th and Thursday June 17th from 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM at the SEHS turf field! Please come ready to learn, wear athletic clothing and bring a water bottle! Please email Coach Rebekah at cheer.sehs@gmail.com for more info!


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.

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


Summer Literacy Resources
The following literacy and activity resources are available for free to all students and families:
* Sora: e/audiobooks for K12 – Login with Clever; tons of high interest, diverse books for all reading levels!
* Britannica School: Robust K12 database accessible to all reading levels; username: brit; password: eugene
* Virtual Summer Camp Adventure: K5 resources filled with fun, engaging learning and reading activities all summer long. 
* PebbleGO: K2; database accessible to all reading levels (even non-readers) filled with engaging information and activities on animals, health, science, geography, and biographies; School logins can be found here.
* Eugene Public Library: All 4J students (even those outside city limits) can get a library card! Parents/students can phone 541-682-5450 and get a card over the phone to get access to digital resources or fill out this registration and mail or bring it in. 
* June Library Lowdown has includes all these resources and more! 


Free “All Skills” Youth Volleyball Camp
South Eugene High School is hosting a free “all skills” youth volleyball camp this summer. SEHS Volleyball Camp is designed to help athletes at every level to improve their volleyball skills. The goal is to provide a place for kids to learn the fundamentals of volleyball, gain valuable team experiences and build a competitive volleyball community.

* Volleyball Camp Sessions: August 9-12, 2021
* Location: South Eugene High School 400 E 19th Ave
* Session 1: 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM Grades 3-5
* Session 2: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM Grades 6-9

For more information or to register for the camp click here. If you have any further questions please contact Alicia Chamness at chamness_a@4j.lane.edu.



South Eugene Rowing Club Summer Program
Want to learn a new sport this summer? In our learn-to-row camps, you will learn skills for competitive rowing while enjoying beautiful summer days on the water. This summer camp is a great introduction to the Eugene-based regional club team, South Eugene Rowing Club, serving young adults from all area schools in the South Willamette Valley. It is also a great opportunity to build rewarding bonds and teamwork skills.
To learn more about our summer programs click here.


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.
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.


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:
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.