Stay Connected:
Youtube Twitter facebook

Archives for June2016

4J Water Safety

Water safety: Eugene School District is taking steps to ensure safe drinking water

Dear 4J families,

Eugene School District 4J is taking precautionary steps to ensure safe water supplies. The health and safety of students is a top priority. Based on issues that have arisen in other school districts and concerns expressed in our community, the district is testing for lead in drinking water in all schools and facilities and developing standard protocols to address any issues that are found.

WHAT’S BEEN DONE IN THE PAST

The district has spot tested water for lead in all schools and buildings in the past, including some sampling at every school in 1998. Past testing has not shown widespread issues. Water also is tested at the source. One 4J school, Twin Oaks, has its own well, and EWEB provides water to other schools. Water from both sources is tested regularly as required and found to be safe.

WHAT WE’VE LEARNED

Since spring break, district staff have been doing spot testing of several locations where water samples were identified for concern and fixtures were replaced in 1998.

This preliminary spot sampling has found a few cases of slightly elevated lead levels in samples of water that had sat overnight or longer, in two drinking fountains at Sheldon High School and three little-used sinks located at Roosevelt Middle School, Kennedy Middle School and the district office.

WHAT WE’RE DOING ABOUT IT, RIGHT NOW

Out of an abundance of caution, in addition to fixing those specific fixtures, the district will:
• Provide bottled or filtered water to the four sites with identified issues.
• Flush out water sources at all schools in the district every morning before use, in accordance with EPA guidelines. The most likely suspected source of lead in district schools is fittings in older fixtures, manufactured before lead in plumbing fixtures was banned in 1986. Water that remains in pipes and fixtures overnight or for extended periods of time collects more of the materials surrounding it.

WHAT WE’RE DOING ABOUT IT, NEXT STEPS

This summer, the district will contract with an independent third party to undertake comprehensive, district-wide testing for lead. Water with high lead levels can contribute to negative health effects, especially for pregnant women, infants, and young children under 6 years old.

All water faucets for drinking and food preparation will be tested, following the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) testing guidelines. The district expects to receive the results of testing and address any issues that are found before school resumes in the fall.

If any elevated lead levels are found, the district will take steps to address the cause and provide a safe environment for students and staff. The district will:

  • Immediately stop the water from being consumed and provide safe drinking water.
  • Identify and eliminate the source of the lead.
  • Retest the water to ensure it is safe for students and staff.
  • Notify parents, students and staff of the results and actions taken.

WHERE TO LEARN MORE

Eugene School District 4J takes the health and safety of students and staff seriously. Lead in water is a concern because high lead levels can contribute to negative health effects, especially for pregnant women, infants, and young children under 6 years old. If you have any concerns about lead exposure, please contact your healthcare provider. For more information about lead, one good source is www.epa.gov/lead/learn-about-lead.

Thank you.


4J está tomando medidas para garantizar la seguridad del agua potable

Estimadas Familias de 4J,

El Distrito Escolar de Eugene 4J está tomando medidas preventivas para garantizar que el suministro de agua potable sea seguro. La salud y seguridad de los alumnos es nuestra prioridad número 1. Por los problemas que han surgido en otros distritos escolares y por la preocupación que se ha expresado en la comunidad, el distrito está haciendo pruebas para ver si hay plomo en el agua potable de nuestras escuelas y edificios; también está creando protocolos estándar para resolver y comunicar cualquier problema que se encuentre.

LO QUE SE HA HECHO EN EL PASADO

En el pasado, el distrito ha hecho muestreos selectivos en todas las escuelas y edificios para ver si hay plomo en el agua, incluyendo el análisis de algunas muestras de agua en todas las escuelas en 1998. En general, los análisis realizados en el pasado han determinado que no hay problemas generalizados. También se le ha hecho pruebas al agua en su fuente de origen. Una de las escuelas de 4J, Twin Oaks, tiene su propio pozo, y EWEB suministra el agua a las demás escuelas. Al agua de ambas fuentes se le hace pruebas con regularidad como se debe y se ha visto que es segura.

LO QUE HEMOS ENCONTRADO

Desde las vacaciones de primavera, el personal del distrito ha estado haciendo pruebas al agua en varios sitios donde se vio muestras de agua que generaron preocupación y donde se reemplazó elementos de la grifería en 1998.

La toma de muestras preliminares indicó algunos casos de niveles de plomo ligeramente elevados en muestras de agua que se dejó reposar en tuberías y griferías por una noche o por más tiempo, en dos bebederos de la Escuela Preparatoria Sheldon y tres lavabos poco usados en la Escuelas Secundarias Roosevelt y Kennedy y en las oficinas del distrito.

LO QUE ESTAMOS HACIENDO AL RESPECTO, AHORA MISMO

Para ser extra precavidos, aparte de arreglar dichos puntos específicos, el distrito va a:

  • Entregar agua embotellada o filtrada en los cuatro lugares donde se identificó los problemas.
  • Purgar las fuentes de agua en todas las escuelas del distrito todas las mañanas antes de ponerlas en servicio, de acuerdo con las pautas de la EPA. Se sospecha que la fuente más probable de plomo sea la grifería de elementos antiguos, fabricados antes de que se prohibiera el plomo en las griferías en 1986. El agua que se queda en la tubería y grifería por una noche o por largos períodos de tiempo arrastra más los elementos que la rodean.

LO QUE ESTAMOS HACIENDO AL RESPECTO, SIGUIENTES PASOS

Este verano, el distrito va a contratar a una compañía independiente para que realice pruebas minuciosas en todos el distrito y ver si hay plomo.

Se analizará todos los grifos de bebederos y de lugares donde se prepare comida, siguiendo las pautas de la Agencia de Protección Ambiental (EPA, por sus siglas en inglés). El distrito espera recibir los resultados de las pruebas y resolver cualquier problema que se encuentre antes de que comiencen las clases en el otoño.

Si se encuentra niveles elevados de plomo, el distrito va a tomar medidas para resolver la causa y procurar un ambiente seguro para los alumnos y el personal. El distrito va a:

  • Detener inmediatamente el consumo de agua del grifo identificado y proporcionar agua potable segura.
  • Identificar y eliminar la fuente de plomo.
  • Volver a hacer pruebas de agua para garantizar que es segura para el consumo de los alumnos y el personal.
  • Avisar a los padres de familia, alumnos y el personal los resultados y las medidas tomadas.

DÓNDE OBTENER MÁS INFORMACIÓN

El Distrito Escolar de Eugene 4J toma la salud y seguridad de sus alumnos y del personal con suma seriedad. El plomo en el agua es algo preocupante ya que altos niveles de plomo pueden contribuir para que haya efectos negativos en la salud, especialmente de mujeres embarazadas, bebés, y niños menores de 6 años de edad. Si tiene alguna preocupación sobre la exposición al plomo, por favor póngase en contacto con su proveedor de atención médica. Para leer más información sobre el plomo, una buena fuente es www.epa.gov/lead/plomo.

Gracias.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Attendance:

All students must be in class for the ENTIRE class. If you are scheduled for a class, but are not attending, you may NOT be on campus. Students may not hang out on campus when they should be in class.

Grade Changes:

Any student needing to change an Incomplete or grade from terms 1 or 2 MUST submit the signed change form before Friday, June 17, the last day of school. After this date, ALL Incompletes will be changed to a “No Pass.” Check online for all your classes and grades from this year. If any need to be changed, see your counselor as soon as possible for a grade change form.

GSA:

Today at lunch in room F­49 GSA is having their last group. Come say goodbye and chat with all the GSA folks.

Leadership:

Seniors! Tomorrow is the last day to buy Senior Breakfast tickets. The breakfast is at the Hilton. There will be yearbook signing, a slide show, awards and more. Please purchase your ticket before school or lunch by the planters. The cost is $10.00.

Grad Party Tickets:

Grad Party Tickets will be sold before 1st period as well as at lunch. If you leave for lunch, get your ticket before 1st period!

Baseball:

Baseball Awards Ceremony will be tonight at 6:30pm, in the cafeteria.

Attention Juniors and staff!

This the last week of the school year for Smarter Balanced and OAKS testing. There are still a large number of Juniors who need to finish up tests this week. Staff please check your email for the list of students. Juniors please see Mr. Grossberg in F37 if you need to finish or are uncertain about your testing status.

Work Study:

Resumes are now being accepted for Work Study positions open at Churchill region schools. Positions begin Fall 2016. Interested sophomores and juniors need to turn in their resume to Mary Beth in the School­to­-Career office inthe STEM building by Friday.

GRADUATION:

Graduation is Thursday, at the Hult Center at 7pm. The MANDATORY graduation rehearsal is June 9th at 9:30am, at the Hult Center, right after Senior Breakfast.

Seniors:

If you need to do an interview or need help with your sophomore and/or junior projects, the College and Career Center has drop in hours today until 2:00, anytime today, and 8:30­1:00 tomorrow. Turn community service logs into the basket on the desk in the College and Career Center. If you need an end of the year transcript for your college or Oregon Promise application, request one from Sheree before Wednesday, June 8th.

Seniors, If you are a senior in need of financial assistance to pay for senior activities, please see a counselor or Jill. We hope to see all seniors enjoy these fun events!

Girls Soccer:

Girls soccer players, meet the new coach today, after school, in the Library.

6/6 G’Lancer

A new G’Lancer is posted under News > E-Newsletters or click HERE! Please take the time to read through the newsletter for important announcements and details about school and community events.

The G’Lancer is published on the first Monday of each month during the school year. Please remember to check our calendar for the most up-to-date schedules and check our news feed frequently for timely announcements.

Monday, June 6, 2016

Attendance:

All students must be in class for the ENTIRE class. If you are scheduled for a class, but are not attending, you may NOT be on campus. Students may not hang out on campus when they should be in class.

Grad Party Tickets:

Grad Party Tickets will be sold both tomorrow and Wednesday before 1st period as well as at lunch. If you leave for lunch, get your ticket before 1st period!

Baseball:

Baseball Awards Ceremony will be tomorrow night at 6:30pm, in the cafeteria.

Attention Juniors and staff!

This the last week of the school year for Smarter Balanced and OAKS testing. There are still about 65 Juniors who need to finish up tests this week. Staff please check your email for the list of students. Juniors please see Mr. Grossberg in F37 if you need to finish or are uncertain about your testing status.

Resumes are now being accepted for Work Study positions open at Churchill region schools. Positions begin Fall 2016. Interested sophomores and juniors need to turn in their resume to Mary Beth in the School­to­-Career office in the STEM building by Friday, June 10th.

GRADUATION:

Graduation is Thursday, at the Hult Center at 7pm. The MANDATORY graduation rehearsal is June 9th at 9:30am, at the Hult Center, right after Senior Breakfast.

Seniors:

If you need to do an interview or need help with your sophomore and/or junior projects, the College and Career Center has drop-in hours today until 2:00, anytime today, and tomorrow, and 8:30-­1:00 on Wednesday. Turn community service logs into the basket on the desk in the College and Career Center. If you need an end-of-the-year transcript for your college or Oregon Promise application, request one from Sheree before Wednesday, June 8th.

Seniors, If you are a senior in need of financial assistance to pay for senior activities, please see a counselor or Jill. We hope to see all seniors enjoy these fun events!

Girls Soccer:

Girls soccer players, meet the new coach Wednesday, after school, in the Library.

Friday, June 3, 2016

Attendance:

All students must be in class for the ENTIRE class. If you are scheduled for a class, but are not attending, you may NOT be on campus. Students may not hang out on campus when they should be in class.

Seniors:

if you need to do an interview or need help with your sophomore and/or junior projects, the College and Career Center has drop in hours today until 2:00, anytime next Monday, June 6th and Tuesday, June 7th and 8:30­1:00 on Wednesday June 8th. Turn community service logs into the basket on the desk in the College and Career Center. If you need an end of the year transcript for your college or Oregon Promise application, request one from Sheree before Wednesday, June 8th.

Attention all singers!

There will be vocal auditions for the Churchill Downing Street Singers all week during lunch in the choir room. Auditions are open to ALL students from ALL backgrounds. There will be a sign­up sheet on the choir door, so be sure to get there to reserve your spot! All you need to prepare is a one minute solo of a song that you sound your best on. See you there!”

Community Service opportunity:

Key club needs your help for 2.5 hours today after school to help give out strawberry orders. Meet on the North side of the back of the Valley River parking lot. There will be a pizza party following at Papa’s pizza on Coburg Rd.

Seniors:

if you need a final transcript sent to a college or to OSAC for the Oregon Promise, please request it from Sheree now.

Club Fair:

Free Lunch today for all students and staff in the courtyard during club fair.

APISU:

APISU will be selling rice bowls, $1.00 each today at lunch.

GRADUATION:

Graduation is next Thursday, June 9th at the Hult Center at 7pm. The MANDATORY graduation rehearsal is June 9th at 9:30am, at the Hult Center, right after Senior Breakfast.

Walking partner signups are due tomorrow, June 3. If you do not want a walking partner, you can still fill out a slip to claim your seat at graduation. You must be cleared to graduate before you can be assigned a seat on the graduation stage.

Graduation open ticket sales begin today. Graduating students will be able to purchase as many tickets as they like. You must be cleared to graduate before you can purchase tickets.

Walking Partner Signups and Graduation ticket sales are only available in the front office before school and during lunch.

Swim Team:

Attention Swimmers, If you do not want to be charged a fee, turn in your swim parkas today to the front office.

CHS Rock Concert:

Join your fellow students at the rock today at 5:30pm for a free rock concert put on by CHS students. Drinks and snacks as well as CHS sunglasses, stickers and discount t­shirts will be available for purchase. Rock out and get some gear before the Powder Puff Game!!

Leadership:

Seniors: Senior Breakfast tickets are on sale. Senior Breakfast takes place at the Hilton prior to the mandatory graduation rehearsal. There will be yearbook signing, amazing food, awards and much more. Tickets are $10.00 and are sold at the planters at lunch.

Seniors, If you are a senior in need of financial assistance to pay for senior activities, please see a counselor or Jill. We hope to see all seniors enjoy these fun events!

All Night Grad Party:

Final chances to get your all night grad party tickets are drawing near. All this week at lunch at the planters, at awards night and senior breakfast. $35.00 win cash and prizes.

Girls Soccer:

Girls soccer players, meet the new coach next Wednesday, June 8, after school, in the Library.

6/3 Assembly Bell Schedule

1st 8:40 – 9:39

ASSEMBLY 9:44 – 10:24

2nd 10:29 – 11:28

3rd 11:38 – 12:37

LUNCH 12:42 – 1:22

4th 1:27 – 2:26

5th 2:31 – 3:30

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Attendance:

All students must be in class for the ENTIRE class. If you are scheduled for a class, but are not attending, you may NOT be on campus. Students may not hang out on campus when they should be in class.

Club Fair:

Free Lunch for all students and staff in the courtyard during club fair.

APISU:

APISU will be selling rice bowls, $1.00 each tomorrow at lunch.

Summer Baseball workouts today after school.

GRADUATION:

Graduation is next Thursday, June 9th at the Hult Center at 7pm. The MANDATORY graduation rehearsal is June 9th at 9:30am, at the Hult Center, right after Senior Breakfast.

Walking partner signups are due tomorrow, June 3. If you do not want a walking partner, you can still fill out a slip to claim your seat at graduation. You must be cleared to graduate before you can be assigned a seat on the graduation stage.

Graduation open ticket sales begin tomorrow. Graduating students will be able to purchase as many tickets as they like. You must be cleared to graduate before you can purchase tickets.

Walking Partner Signups and Graduation ticket sales are only available in the front office before school and during lunch.

Swim Team:

Attention Swimmers, If you do not want to be charged a fee, turn in your swim parka’s by tomorrow to the front office.

Churchill Football:

Attention all 2016 players: Important Meetings today. Offensive meeting at lunch in room H-19 and Team meeting in the gym at 3:45pm.

CHS Rock Concert:

Join your fellow students at the rock tomorrow at 5:30pm for a free rock concert put on by CHS students. Drinks and snacks as well as CHS sunglasses, stickers and discount t-shirts will be available for purchase. Rock out and get some gear before the Powder Puff Game!!

Leadership:

Seniors: Senior Breakfast tickets are on sale. Senior Breakfast takes place at the Hilton prior to the mandatory graduation rehearsal. There will be yearbook signing, amazing food, awards and much more. Tickets are $10.00 and are sold at the planters at lunch.

Seniors, If you are a senior in need of financial assistance to pay for senior activities, please see a counselor or Jill. We hope to see all seniors enjoy these fun events!

All Night Grad Party:

Final chances to get your all night grad party tickets are drawing near. All this week at lunch at the planters, at awards night and senior breakfast. $35.00 win cash and prizes.

Leadership:

This week is SPIRIT week. Today is Plaid Day, and tomorrow, is Lancer Day.

Julie’s stapler has returned:

IMG_0149

Please complete parent survey

Please complete parent survey

Please take a few minutes between now and Friday, April 22 to complete our school’s annual Parent & Family Engagement and Partnership Survey. The survey is online at www.surveymonkey.com/r/4Jparentpartnership2016_English. If you would prefer to complete the survey on paper, you can pick up a copy in the school office.

Thank you for your time and input. Your feedback will be used to inform our efforts to continually improve our school and our partnership with parents to help students succeed.

Favor de completar la encuesta para padres

Favor de tomarse unos minutos entre el día de hoy y el 22 de abril para completar la encuesta anual sobre la participación y colaboración de la escuela con los padres. La encuesta está disponible en la página web www.surveymonkey.com/r/4Jparentpartnership2016_Spanish. Si prefiere completar la encuesta en papel, puede recoger una copia en la oficina de la escuela.

Gracias por compartir su tiempo y sus opiniones. Sus opiniones y sugerencias se utilizarán para enfocar nuestros esfuerzos y mejorar de manera continua la escuela y nuestra interacción con los padres para ayudar a todos los estudiantes a tener éxito.

Wednesday June 1, 2016

Attendance:

All students must be  in class for the ENTIRE class. If you are scheduled for a class, but are not attending, you may NOT be on campus.  Students may not hang out on campus when they should be in class.

Club Fair:

Free Lunch for all students and staff in the courtyard during club fair.

GRADUATION:

Walking partner signups are due this Friday, June 3. If you do not want a walking partner, you can still fill out a slip to claim your seat at graduation. You must be cleared to graduate before you can be assigned a seat on the graduation stage.

Graduation open ticket sales begin on Friday. Graduating students will be able to purchase as many tickets as they like. You must be cleared to graduate before you can purchase tickets.

Walking Partner Signups and Graduation ticket sales are only available in the front office before school and during lunch.

Swim Team:

Attention Swimmers, If you do not want to be charged a fee, turn in your swim parka’s by Friday to the front office.

Graduation is next Thursday, June 9th at the Hult Center at 7pm. The MANDATORY graduation rehearsal is June 9th at 9:30am, at the Hult Center, right after Senior Breakfast.

Churchill Football:

Attention all 2016 players: Important Meetings tomorrow. Offensive meeting at lunch in room H­19 and Team meeting in the gym at 3:45pm.

CHS Rock Concert:

Join your fellow students at the rock this Friday at 5:30pm for a free rock concert put on by CHS students. Drinks and snacks as well as CHS sunglasses, stickers and discount t­shirts will be available for purchase. Rock out and get some gear before the Powder Puff Game!!

Leadership:

Seniors: Senior Breakfast tickets are on sale. Senior Breakfast takes place at the Hilton prior to the mandatory graduation rehearsal. There will be yearbook signing, amazing food, awards and much more. Tickets are $10.00 and are sold at the planters at lunch.

Seniors,  If you are a senior in need of financial assistance to pay for senior activities, please see a counselor or Jill. We hope to see all seniors enjoy these fun events!

All Night Grad Party:

Final chances to get your all night grad party tickets are drawing near. All this week at lunch at the planters, at awards night and senior breakfast. $35.00 win cash and prizes.

Leadership:

Next week is SPIRIT week. Today is College Day, tomorrow is Plaid Day, and Friday is Lancer Day.

Book Sale:

The Library is having a book sale. All books on the front tables are $1.00 Proceeds benefit the Bookworm Club.