YG Newsletter – October 29, 2020

YG Newsletter – October 29, 2020

Dear friends and families of Yujin Gakuen

We had a short week for instruction, but teachers have two long 12-hour days. I hope you will take this time to have a pleasant conference with your teachers and then take a nice three-day weekend to rejuvenate and tend to your family and social needs. Many families will be celebrating the fall festivities; however your family chooses to spend the weekend, we hope you have a pleasant and safe weekend. Please continue to follow social distancing, and remember to wash your hands!

Yours sincerely,

Kocho Sensei

Supply Distribution – Round 2

We will be conducting our second round of supply distribution on Thursday, November 5th. This round will one day only. Families will need to follow physical distancing guidelines. We ask that you remain in your vehicle and someone will bring the supply bag(s) to you.
Please see details below:
Date – Thursday, November 5th
Time – 8AM – 12:00pm and 12:30pm-4:00pm
Note – We will be closed from 12:00 – 12:30 for lunch
Location – YG entrance on the south end of the building, same as last time.
We recognize that some families are not able to pick up at the scheduled times. Families that are not able to come at the scheduled times, please contact the office at: 541-790-4606 to schedule a pick up time.

YG Family Zoom Meeting – Notes and Video

Thank you to the parents who participated in our parent zoom last night. We really appreciate everyone’s feedback and willingness to share both challenges and solutions. Attached are the resources Scott mentioned during the meeting, along with meeting notes that Ashley Ferryman so kindly kept.
See the linked Parent Zoom Meeting Notes and resources shared by Scott Sensei Parent Zoom_Staying Social. See the linked video recording to view the meeting on demand.

Erin’s Law Information

Hello families;

Erin’s Law requires that elementary schools share information with students during the year to ensure our students are aware of safe and unsafe touch, and the safe people who they can talk with in their community.

Below are web addresses for age-appropriate, Protect Yourself videos that will be posted via Seesaw. Included is a snapshot of the main ideas presented in the videos, which could be displayed in a prominent place in your home.

Also, attached to this email, are age-specific guidelines for talking with kids about preventing sexual abuse. These are being sent out in advance so you have time to review prior to your children seeing these on Seesaw as a required assignment.

Hot Chocolate Talks – Parent Resource Guides:

Child Abuse Prevention

Barbara Sinatra videos for grades K-3:

Barbara Sinatra videos for grades 4-6:

A child abuse and maltreatment prevention and awareness program funded by the Barbara Sinatra Children’s Center Foundation

Please contact Counselor Scott if you have questions:, or (541) 933-5669

See attached Erin’s law- Hot Chocolate Talks

Technology Appropriate Use Expectations

4J established the 2020-21 Summary Tech Appropriate Use Expectations (Spanish version). These serve as guidelines for technology use, summarized, along with the device protection information. We are sharing this with families, students and teachers to help establish expectations for use of technology resources. It includes points that are important to teachers and students, such as expectations that students not record the teacher or others or take screenshots without permission. It also includes information about the Student Device Protection Plan.
Families should note that devices may not be taken out of state, and many learning applications will not work and cannot be supported outside of Oregon.

Key back-to-school information for families 

This is a repeat of information already sent to families, but I thought it would be helpful to send it again.

Do you have what you need for your student’s return to learning? Here are links to some key back-to-school information. For more information see the 4J webpage.

Family Toolkit: Are You Ready to Zoom?5 Tips for Creating an At-Home Workspace7 Tips for Creating Good At-Home Study Habits

4J Calendars

4J Calendars Overview
2020–21 Elementary School Calendar
2020–21 Middle & High School Calendar
Printable School Calendar
Online Calendar

Contacting the School

Even though Amy is no longer at YG, and we do miss her, we will have a substitute secretary answering the phone. Terri Johnson, who used to be the secretary at Kelly Middle School, is coming out of retirement to serve as our substitute secretary until we hire a permanent secretary. If you wish to contact us, please call the school office at: 541-790-4606. Our address is: 850 Howard Avenue, Eugene, OR 97404

Calendar of Events

October 28 (W) – Regular School Day
4:00pm-8:00pm, Parent-Teacher Conferences via Zoom
October 29 (Th) – No School
8:00am-8:00pm, Parent-Teacher Conferences via Zoom
October 30 (F) – No School

November 3 – Election Day
November 4 (W) – 7:00pm-9:00pm – 4J School Board Meeting

November 11 (W) – Veterans’ Day – No School


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