Dear 4J Parent Leaders,
We hope you and your families are well. It’s been tough on so many of our kids to be away from school and friends, and on parents having to juggle being a teacher and working full-time from home. There is also uncertainty about the future.
We want to invite you, our 4J Parent Leaders to JOIN TOGETHER ONE LAST TIME THIS YEAR – remotely – to share concerns, support each other, and get updates on what we might expect next year. Please don’t miss it!
LAST 4J PARENT LEADER MEETING OF THE YEAR – ZOOM CALL
Our Superintendent, Dr. Gustavo Balderas will be on the call, to provide an update on what we know regarding COVID 19 and the school budget. He will take our questions about next fall, state guidelines for schools, and the contingency plans being created. PLUS, our new incoming interim Superintendent, Cydney Vandercar, who begins on July 1, will be on the call to tell us about herself and hear from you.
Please email us questions IN ADVANCE, so we can forward them along – or just bring your questions to the call.
Sending our best to you and your families,
Heather, Rita, and Joy
Eugene School District 4J will receive a roughly 5% annual increase in the district’s general fund budget (about $12–13 million per year). The funds may be spent in four broad categories:
- increasing learning time,
- addressing student health and safety needs,
- reducing class size / increasing classroom staffing, and
- expanding well-rounded learning opportunities.
The district is engaging staff, families and community members to inform the planning for how to spend these funds to best support student success. You’re invited to share your opinions.
Childcare, light refreshments, and Spanish interpretation will be provided.
- Tue., Nov. 19, 5:30–6:30 p.m., Churchill High School, 1850 Bailey Hill Road
- Spanish/Español: Tue., Nov. 19, 7–8 p.m., Churchill High School, 1850 Bailey Hill Road
- Thu., Nov. 21, 7–8 p.m., North Eugene High School, 200 Silver Lane
- Mon., Nov. 25, 5:30–6:30 p.m., South Eugene High School, 400 E. 19th Ave.
Coffee with 4J Superintendent
The 4J Parent Leaders Network is a volunteer network connecting parent organization leaders for mutual support. Our first meeting this year will take place at the District Office at 200 North Monroe Street on Monday, December 2 at 6:30-8:00 p.m, immediately following the Coffee with 4J Superintendent and Board Member event (5:30-6:30 p.m.)
Our agenda is as follows:
(1) Welcome, Introductions
(2) 2019-2020 School Year Plans for 4J – Dr. Gustavo Balderas, Superintendent
(3) Student Success Act – Dr. Charis McGaughy, Assistant Superintendent for Instruction and Kerry Delf, Chief of Staff
Please RSVP at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080f48acac2fa3f85-4jparent4
The 4J Parent Leaders Network is a volunteer network connecting parent organization leaders for mutual support. We meet at the District Office at 200 North Monroe Street. Our meeting space and refreshments are provided by Eugene School District 4J. This year’s meetings will be convened by Joy Marshall (Stand for Children), Heather Sielicki (Roosevelt Middle Parent) and Rita Gillihan (Yujin Gakuen/North Eugene Parent).
- Monday, December 2 at 6:30-8:00 p.m.
- Monday, February 10 at 6:00-7:30 p.m.
- Monday, April 13 at 6:00-7:30 p.m.
- Monday, June 1 @ 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Joy Marshall from Stand for Children and Eileen Nittler from the 4J School Board provided this excellent training on how school funding works in the State of Oregon at the December Parent Leaders Network meeting.
A safe learning environment is a critical part of helping each child achieve academic success. To help students feel safe and be safe, 4J offers the SafeOregon tip line as another way students and families can report school or student safety concerns.
How does the SafeOregon tip line work?
The statewide SafeOregon system is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. It is easy to use and tips may be reported anonymously.
You can report bullying, threats, violence, drugs or other concerns in several ways:
- Online: app.safeoregon.com
- Telephone: 1-844-4-SAFE-OR (1-844-472-3367)
- Text: 1-844-4-SAFE-OR (1-844-472-3367)
- Email: email@example.com
- Mobile app: download the Safe Oregon app on your smart phone or other mobile device
Learn more at https://www.safeoregon.com/about/