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YG Newsletter – March 18, 2021

YG Newsletter – March 18, 2021

Dear friends and families of Yujin Gakuen:
In the past few weeks, we have seen some shifts in our timeline for in-person hybrid and SSO instruction. While staff were able to make the shift and prepare for orientations, they did have to act quickly to prepare. I know our staff are looking forward to having a restful spring break. They deserve it.
Next week, I hope you all have time to take a break from school work and enjoy the changing weather, spend time with friends and loved ones. Whatever it is you do this spring break, we hope you are safe and healthy.
Take care this next week, and thank you for supporting Yujin Gakuen.
Have a great spring break.
Sincerely,
Kocho Sensei

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Site Council Meeting – Thurs, 3:00-4:00pm

Agenda

  • Stakeholders Reports
    • Admin – status of mural and cherry trees, staffing, return to in-person learning
    • 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
    • https://youtu.be/3WHKBvgHDcs

Topic: YG Site Council Meeting
Time: 3:00-4:00pm

Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/99716985375?pwd=TW8ybDgxcUtuM1RoQUF2clpCUlhxdz09

Meeting ID: 997 1698 5375
Passcode: 905671

More information about the site council can be found on the YG website: https://yg.4j.lane.edu/site-council/

PTO Meeting – March 18th – 6:30 PM

The agenda will be focused on updates and the return to in-person learning.

1. Update on PTO activity/financial update
2. Update from Site Council/Kocho/teacher
4. Discussion of move to hybrid and PTO support
5. What’s on the horizon for PTO

Topic: YG PTO Zoom Meeting
Time: 6:30-7:30 pm

Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/91215590068?pwd=Ui9vSTRqZnJlcTVIVjdHVjZhajJLdz09

Meeting ID: 912 1559 0068
Passcode: YGPTO

Drop Off and Pick Up Routes

As you know, this is the first year at our new location, and families have not had to drop off and pick up from this site before. We created a map assist families who need to drive to drop off and pick up their students.

You can open and download the linked map to in order to view in full-size. More specific directions can be found on this

The following information is from a letter sent on March 12th. This document focuses on arrival and dismissal procedures. Parking is limited, so it’s important that everyone knows where to drop off and pick up so families can pick up their children safely and efficiently.

Arrival and Dismissal:

Student Drop Off Procedures: Kinder and 2nd Grade Only

  • Kinder and 2nd grade students will be dropped off at the “round about” in the south entrance. Parents may also choose to park in the west lot near Park Avenue and walk their child to the south door.
  • Drive slowly and be mindful of children waiting at the entrance.
  • Keep moving: As the cars in front of you move, move ahead as well. All adults will need to stay in the car.
  • Say goodbye quickly: Have your child exit or enter your car quickly but safely to help keep traffic flowing. Certainly allow time for your child to unbuckle their seat belts.
  • Do not exit your vehicle in the drop off and pick up lane.
  • Please be patient: With many parents deciding to use this method of transportation to and from school, it will take longer to get to the loading/unloading zone.
  • Stay Alert: Our parking lot can get busy, so please watch for students.

Student Dismissal Procedures: Kindergarten and 2nd Grade

  • Families will need to pick up from the south drive-through
  • An attendant will be located in the lot to help direct traffic
  • Please stop and let the attendant know which child or children you are picking up.
  • The attendant will radio inside and your child will walk out to the pick up site.
  • We will line up 4-5 cars near the exit and load children in shifts, with one set of cars loading while another set of cars wait around the perimeter of the drive through.
  • When one set of cars leaves, another set of cars will be lined up, and their children will be called to be picked up.
  • We know this may take a while, especially at the beginning, but please bear with us as we are trying to find the safest way to dismiss our youngest children.
Student Drop Off  Procedures: First Grade

  • First grade students will be dropped off at the west of the school, facing North Park Avenue. See linked map.
  • Families are encouraged to pause park in the west lot, and walk their children to the door.

Student Dismissal Procedures: First Grade

  • First grade students will be dismissed from the west exit..
  • Families are encouraged to pause park in the west lot and walk in to pick up their children.
  • It’s important to leave as soon as your child is picked up in order to make a space available to others.
  • Families may not stay on school grounds to chat with other families. Even though its dismissal time for YG, Kelly Middle School is still in session.
  • The driveway will need to be cleared in time for buses to park to pick up Kelly Middle School students.
Scott Sensei made a video last week showing where to drop off kindergarten and first grade students. Included in the video is the location to drop off children if you arrive after school has already started.

To view the video, click this link: https://video.link/w/6xlbc

Student Drop Off  Procedures: 3rd-5th Grade

  • Students, grades 3-5, will be dropped off at the front of the building, facing Howard Avenue. See linked map.
  • Families may choose to park and walk in or pause park and release students.
  • Unlike the round about at the south end of the building, the driveway in the north end has room for one set of cars to pause park next to the curb and another set of cars to slant park in the parking lot.
  • Say goodbye quickly: Have your child exit or enter your car quickly but safely to help keep traffic flowing. Certainly allow time for your child to unbuckle their seat belts.

Student Dismissal Procedures: 3rd-5th Grade

  • Students will be dismissed from the main doors at the front of the building.
  • Cars may wait at the curb for their child or park in the lot.
  • Cars all need to move in one direction, from the west to the east in the driveway.
  • Stay Alert: Our parking lot can get busy, so please watch for students.
  • It’s important to leave as soon as your child is picked up in order to make a space available to others.
  • Families may not stay on school grounds to chat with other families. Even though its dismissal time for YG, Kelly Middle School is still in session.
  • The driveway will need to be cleared in time for buses to park to pick up Kelly Middle School students

Breakfast and Lunch Menu for the Week of March 29th

Breakfast Menu

Lunch Menu

All the breakfast and lunch menus are available at this link: https://family.titank12.com/menu/86L6D9

You will need to find Kelly Middle School & Yujin Gakuen Elementary in the pull-down menu.

Make Parenting a Pleasure

Parenting Now has a Make Parenting a Pleasure parenting group starting on Thursday, April 8th from 6-7:30pm.  It is a free group for families with children age 8 and under.  All programs are currently being held virtually on Zoom.  Parents would receive a parent booklet in the mail and then emailed a Zoom link.  It is a 12 week course.

See linked flyer.

Orientation for Grades 2–5 – Week of March 29

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.

More information is available in the 2-5 Orientation Letter to Families.

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 (www.LaneCounty.org/RENT).

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.

Calendar of Events

March 22-March 26 – Spring Break

 

March 29 (M) – Kinder and First Grade – Hybrid and SSO Begins
9:00-10:30
5th Grade Orientation, Cohort A
1:13-2:45 – 5th Grade Orientation, Cohort B

March 30 (T) – 4th Grade Orientation
9:00-10:30 – 4th Grade Orientation, Cohort A
1:13-2:45 – 4th Grade Orientation, Cohort B

April 1 (Th) – 3rd Grade Orientation
9:00-10:30 – 3rd Grade Orientation, Cohort A
1:13-2:45 – 3rd Grade Orientation, Cohort B

April 2 (F) – 2nd Grade Orientation
9:00-10:30 – 2nd Grade Orientation, Cohort A
1:13-2:45 – 2nd Grade Orientation, Cohort B

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

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