Dear friends and families of Yujin Gakuen:
This week’s newsletter is going out to families a little early as it includes important information about the supply pick-up and the special PTO meeting, both happening today.
Thank you for supporting Yujin Gakuen.
Report Cards – Update
This is a reminder that there was a change in how and when we will send home report cards. Instead of receiving report cards via email, families will be able to pick up printed report cards at the supply pickup, scheduled for next Thursday. Please see announcement on Supply Pick-Up – Round 5 below for more information.
Report cards for non-custodial parents or parents who have shared custody will have a second set of report cards (standard and Japanese) included in the supply bags; however if you need the report card emailed or mailed separately, please contact Karen in the office to let her know you need a report card sent separately.
Supply Pick-Up – Round 5
A reminder that the fifth supply distribution is scheduled for Thursday, February 4th. Note that report cards will be included in the supply bags.
Please see details below:
Welcome McKenzie Zimbelman
As announced last week, Ms. Zimbelman will be joining Yujin Gakuen’s staff as a full-time teacher as we prepare for hybrid instruction. While we are awaiting a decision on when to make that transition, McKenzie will be working primarily with our kindergarten through second grades in order to get to know the students who are likely to be the first students to move to hybrid learning.
McKenzie wanted to share a brief introduction:
“I recently graduated from the University of Oregon with a Masters in Education. Go Ducks! I student taught in first grade at Fairfield Elementary last year, and this year I have been teaching a pod of first and second grade students from Charlemagne Elementary School. I’m so excited to be joining the Yujin Gakuen community and I can’t wait to meet your students!”
At this time, we do not yet know exactly what hybrid will look like, but we have some preliminary ideas, but there are still some decisions that need to be made by the 4J Operations Team, including the schedule, how hybrid students in the week they are learning from home will receive instruction, and how students who are in Same School Online will connect with the classes in which they started the year.
Our goal is to keep students connected with their classrooms, including Same School Online, as much as possible. While some students will have a different teacher than the one they started with, we will find ways to keep them connected with their same-grade classmates. We want to thank everyone for their patience as we continue to watch the local metrics and await a decision on a start date for hybrid learning.
As discussed at the January 21st meeting, there will be a very short special PTO meeting tonight for an advisory vote on a request that the PTO spend up to $6000 to provide manipulative kits for each grade to support students’ learning, specifically in math.
Topic: YG PTO Special Meeting
The Zoom link was sent families via email, and a text message is being sent to families this morning.
Presidents Day is a Regular School Day
In past years, Presidents Day was a no-school day, but this year it was changed to a regular school day in order to make up one of the days in September (14-16) when school was closed due to poor air quality.
Calendar of Events
Feb 4 (Th) – Supply and Report Card Pick-Up
8:00-12:00 – morning pick-up
12:00-12:30 – closed for lunch
12:30-4:00 – afternoon pick-up
6:30-6:45 – Special PTO Meeting
Feb 15 (M) – Presidents Day – Regular School Day
Feb 18 (Th)
3:00-4:00 – Site Council Meeting
6:30-7:30 – PTO Meeting (regular meeting)
March 22-March 26 – Spring Break