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Information for parents and guardians from Eugene School District 4J 

Un mensaje para los padres y tutores del Distrito Escolar de Eugene 4J

In this message:
• Input Invited: Survey to weigh in on priorities for one-time federal funding 
• Free Meals: Meal boxes for youth each Wednesday, new site at Howard
• COVID-19 Vaccine: Vaccine clinics offered for students age 12+ 
• Summer Learning: Funding available for community providers to offer programs
Summer Program Signup: Kindergarten entry program, high school intensives
• Get Involved: Job openings, upcoming events and more 

Weigh In on Priorities for Federal Funding

ESSER funding input invited from families, staff, community 

Eugene School District 4J expects to receive additional federal funding and wants your input on the best ways to use it to support students as we recover from the pandemic.

ESSER III federal funding is available to help safely reopen schools and address the pandemic's impacts on students' academic, social, emotional and mental health needs. The money may be spent through the next two years; it is one-time funding that won't continue after 2022–23. It comes with strict rules for how it can be used.

Allowed uses include interventions to address "learning loss"—delays in students' academic progress due to the global health crisis—and to support equity with programs and services focused on student populations that have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic.

ESSER Funding Priorities Survey 
Survey in English  |  Encuesta en español
Please respond by Monday, May 31

Parents, students, staff and other community members are invited to provide input on needs and priorities for this temporary funding. Thank you for taking a few minutes to share your thoughts on this investment in our students’ learning and well-being. The online survey may take about 5 minutes to complete. 

The district is grateful to be eligible for these one-time funds to invest in critical areas to help students safely return to school on-site five days a week in the fall, and to address our schools’ and students’ needs emerging from the pandemic.

ESSER Funding Priorities Survey

Free Youth Meal Boxes at 7 School Sites 

Meal boxes available for pickup Wednesdays at Cal Young, Kennedy, Madison, Monroe, Roosevelt, Spencer Butte & now Howard

Eugene School District 4J is offering free grab-and-go meal boxes for 4J students and other youth 18 and under every Wednesday. The boxes contain "heat and eat" meals. Vegetarian, made-without-gluten, and soy milk options are available.

Meal boxes can be picked up between 12:45–2:15 p.m. on Wednesdays at seven school sites across the district: Cal Young, Kennedy, Madison, Monroe, Roosevelt, Spencer Butte, and now Howard. Meal pickup at the Kelly Middle School site was closed last week due to a facility issue, and starting this week will move next door to Howard Elementary School.

Families can pick up meals at any site regardless of where they live or attend school. Families who can't come at the scheduled time can email 4jmeals@4j.lane.edu and request to pick up a box at the district office at a different time, while supplies last.

Free Weekly Meal Boxes

Vaccines Available By Appointment & Walkup

4J is offering free COVID vaccine clinics for students, families and community • Vaccine is available to everyone age 12 and up

All Oregonians age 12 and older are now eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccine. Getting vaccinated is a voluntary and vital opportunity to support the health of our families, schools and community. 4J is partnering with community providers to make COVID-19 vaccines available at no cost for students.

Lane County Public Health will provide ongoing vaccine clinics at 4J school sites, open to students, families, staff and other community members. Advance appointments are available, or community members can drop in to get their shot.

When: Wednesdays starting TODAY, May 19, 4–6 p.m.
Where: Churchill High School Cafeteria, 1850 Bailey Hill Road

When: Fridays starting May 21, 4–6 p.m.
Where: North Eugene High School Glass Lounge, 200 Silver Lane

Appointment or walk-in: While appointments are encouraged and will reduce wait times, walk-ins also are welcome at LCPH vaccine clinics.

Parent consent: Youth under age 15 must be accompanied by their parent or guardian or bring a signed consent form.

Make an AppointmentConsent Form • More Information

Some appointments also are still available at the Eugene School District 4J clinic for 4J students next Monday.

When: Monday, May 24, 1–5 p.m.
Where: South Eugene High School Cafeteria, 400 E. 19th Ave.

Make an Appointment • Consent Form • More Information 

Vaccine Clinics at 4J Schools
COVID-19 Vaccine FAQ

4J Seeks Local Providers for Summer Funding  

Funding available for community organizations to provide summer programs for 4J students

Eugene School District 4J is soliciting proposals from community organizations to provide a variety of learning and enrichment programs for 4J students this summer.

While students and families have been resilient in the face of the many challenges of the pandemic, it has impacted learning, social connection, and engagement for many. Summer learning programs offer a significant opportunity to support students and families, and to help students expand their learning and re-engage with peers.

The district is eligible for state funding to provide summer programs for students this year, as our community begins to emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to expanding programs provided directly by the district, 4J will provide funding for summer programs offered by community providers.

Community organizations interested in providing summer programs for 4J students can find more information on the district website. The district will share information with families when details about summer programs are available.

Summer Program Proposal Invitation

Summer Program: Kids In Transition to School

KITS helps prepare incoming kindergarteners for the fall

Do you have a child starting school this fall? Help them get ready with the free, in-person summer program for Kids In Transition to School!

KITS is an evidence-based school readiness program that strengthens children’s literacy, self-regulation and social skills, and helps their caregivers learn about school involvement and supporting learning at home.

What: Kids In Transition to School's FREE summer program
Who: 4J students entering kindergarten in fall 2021
Where: Chávez Elementary School, 1510 W. 14th Ave.
When: Tue/Wed/Thu, June 29–Aug. 19, 9–11 a.m. or 12:30–2:30 p.m. 
Register Today: bit.ly/3mQyEwm (English) • bit.ly/3afLAqn (español)

Kids In Transition to School

Apply for 4J Jobs

Summer Jobs: KITS Bilingual Educational Assistant KITS Educational AssistantsKITS Program Coordinator AssistantsKITS Site Supervisor Seasonal General Laborers Seasonal Groundskeepers

Teachers & Licensed Specialists: Art TeacherCollaboration FacilitatorsSchool NurseSchool Psychologist • School Psychology InternCounselor PoolElementary Teacher PoolSecondary Teacher PoolSpecial Education Pool

Administrators & Professional Staff: Risk ManagerFinancial Management Analyst Churchill High School Assistant PrincipalElementary Principal PoolMiddle School Principal PoolMiddle School Assistant Principal PoolHigh School Principal PoolHigh School Assistant Principal Pool

Coaches: SoccerGym & Weight Room Supervisors

Substitutes: Athletic TrainersBus AidesBus DriversCustodians Educational AssistantsFood ServiceNon-Instructional SupportSpeech & Language SpecialistsTeachersTechnology Support Specialists

4J Job Openings

Summer Program: High School Intensive

Innovative short courses for current & rising high schoolers 

Eugene School District 4J’s summer intensive courses for students entering grades 9–12 provide an opportunity to extend their learning during the summer months and earn high school credit at the same time.

4J teachers' innovative course offerings cover a wide range of topics, including woodworking, stop motion animation, financial literacy, infectious disease, cooking, engineering design, Native American art and culture, watercolor painting, and more. 

Register today! The first course begins July 2. Most courses will be held in-person. Some have already filled. 

Stay tuned! More summer programs for elementary, middle and high school students will be announced in the coming weeks.

Summer Intensive Program

Coming Up in 4J

5/19 School Board Meeting
5/26 Camas Ridge Design Open House
5/31 No School: Memorial Day 
6/2 School Board Meeting
6/3 ACE Awards Celebration
6/10 Virtual Graduation Events 
6/10 Equity Committee Meeting
6/11 No School: Elementary School
6/11–17 In-Person Graduation Events
6/16 School Board Meeting
6/17 Last Day of School

Give public comment to school board budget committeeequity committee

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