YG Newsletter – March 11, 2021

YG Newsletter – March 11, 2021

Dear friends and families of Yujin Gakuen:

We have another week that brought changes to our hybrid timeline. The Governor announcement the start of in-person learning on March 29th. We will continue our plans to move to hybrid learning for Kindergarten and First Grade, but there will be some changes for Grades 2-5.

Thank you for being patient and flexible as we continue, one more time, to “roll with the changes,” and thank you for supporting Yujin Gakuen.


Thomas Piowaty
Kocho Sensei

Change for Grades 2–5 

Grades 2–5 had been planned to begin returning to school buildings the week of April 5. Now, students in second, third, fourth and fifth grade will begin hybrid on-site transition and orientation during the week of March 29, and the full regular hybrid schedule the week of April 5.

What to Expect 

Eugene School District 4J will continue to center the health, safety and wellbeing of our students, staff and community in planning for on-site learning.

Comprehensive distance learning will continue to be provided for families who have chosen to keep learning online from home.

More information about your student’s schedule and the transition to hybrid learning will come from your school.

For more details, see the message from 4J, Hybrid Timeline Updated for Elementary Grades.

More information to follow.

Site Council Meeting – March 18, 2021

The YG Site Council will be meeting next Thursday, March 18th, from 3:00 to 4:00pm, via Zoom: links sent via email.


  • Stakeholders Reports
    • Admin – status of mural and cherry trees
    • Teachers
    • Classified
    • Families
  • Old Business
    • Review draft work plan for the year
  • New Business
    • Continue to refine and develop the plan
    • Consider project to support learning outside

More information about the site council can be found on the YG website:

PTO Meeting

The YG PTO will be meeting on Thursday, March 18th, from 6:30 to 7:30pm.

Agenda and zoom links sent via email next week.

Rental Assistance Information

Lane County Human Services Division has received State of Oregon Supporting Tenants Accessing Rental Relief (STARR) funding in the amount of $4,071,554.

Applications for the new funding will be open on Friday, March 19, from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. PST. This application is for Lane County residents with household income at or below 80% Area Median Income. A link to the online application and information phone line will be posted on this webpage (

Applicants for STARR 2021 COVID Rental Assistance program must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a renter living in Lane County
  • Have income at or below 80% area median income
  • Experienced loss of income due to COVID-19 related factors, impacted by business closure due to COVID-19, or experienced financial hardship due to COVID-19
  • Or diagnosed or exposed to COVID-19, or have compromised health status due to COVID-19

While applying online is the quickest way to receive this assistance, those unable to apply online can call Lane County’s Rent Assistance information line on March 19 for assistance completing the application on the phone. The number is (541) 682-3776Callers can leave a message with their contact information. Interested applicants will be contacted directly to complete the application over the phone. This service is available in English and Spanish.


YMCA Afterschool Care

The Y is excited to be able to provide afterschool care to our students on the days they will be in the building attending hybrid learning. Program will begin on-site March 29 or April 1st, depending on your group.  Registration opens on Monday, March 8.

For more information

Financial assistance is available, register first and email us with regards to assistance.    We are looking forward to being back in the schools with you.

VP Operations & Youth Development Director
Eugene Family YMCA
2055 Patterson Street, Eugene, OR 97405

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Totoro – Part 3!

Friday, 3/12/21 @ 3:00 PM
Please join for a dance party the first 10 min, followed by the 3rd part of My Neighbor Totoro. This week, we will be watching for students who are participating during the Dance Party! You may be briefly spotlighted for everyone to see, and will earn a fidget for your efforts!  The last part of the movie will be on April 2nd.
My Neighbor Totoro/Film synopsis:
This acclaimed animated tale by director Hayao Miyazaki follows schoolgirl Satsuke and her younger sister, Mei, as they settle into an old country house with their father and wait for their mother to recover from an illness in an area hospital. As the sisters explore their new home, they encounter and befriend playful spirits in their house and the nearby forest, most notably the massive cuddly creature known as Totoro.


4J Calendars

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

Calendar of Events

March 15 (M) – K-1 Orientation Meetings

March 17 (W)
7:00-9:00, 4J School Board Meeting

March 18 (Th)
3:00-4:00, Site Council Meeting
6:30-7:30pm, YG PTO Meeting

March 22-March 26 – Spring Break

March 29 – Kinder and First Grade – Hybrid and SSO Begins

March 29Grades 2-5 – Orientation Week

April 5 – Grades 2-5 – Hybrid and SSO Begins


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