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YG Newsletter – March 25, 2021

YG Newsletter – March 25, 2021

Dear friends and families of Yujin Gakuen:
I hope you are relaxing and staying healthy during the break.
Take care this weekend, and we will see you next week for in-school instruction for kinder and first graders, and orientation for grades 2-5.
Thank you for supporting Yujin Gakuen.
Sincerely,
Kocho Sensei

Welcome New Staff

New Secretary – I am pleased to announce that we have a new school secretary. Please welcome Laura Whitney. Laura is a graduate of the University of Oregon, where she was on the marching band. She plays flute, by the way. Laura’s has experience in finance and in retail. She is known to be friendly, easy-going, hard-working, well-organized, and works well with children.

Laura will start on March 29th, but she will need to do a lot of training. Terri Johnson who has been filling in as interim secretary will also be working to provide training and to cover the office when Laura does her extensive training on our student records and finance programs.
New Education Assistant – We are adding an education assistant to be an extra person to help with supervision and other work that may be required to ensure student health and safety. Please welcome Michelle Melvin. Michelle has experience as a childcare provider and a volunteer in school programs and parks and recreation. Michelle moved recently from California.

Students, welcome back to school buildings! 

These videos are repeats from what was posted on the 4J website. They serve as an introduction to what students can expect when they come back to school in-person.

 

 

Videos of K-1 Classrooms

 

Students got to see the inside of the building, but many parents wanted to see what the classrooms and hallways looked like. If you are interested, check out the videos of the kindergarten and first grade entrances and classrooms.

 

 

If you have trouble viewing the videos, they are also available on our YG Google drive. See below:

Kindergarten Entrance and Takako Sensei’s Room Tour 

Robin Sensei’s Classroom Tour

First Grade Entrance and Sayaka Sensei’s Room Tour

McKenzie’s Classroom Tour

Coming to School? Be Ready to Wear Your Mask!

All students and staff must wear face coverings properly at all times

Eugene School District 4J is excited to be welcoming back students to school buildings in a hybrid model this spring, after a year of distance learning.

In keeping with local state and federal regulations and recommendations, the district has implemented extensive protocols to protect the health and safety of returning students and staff, including daily screening, physical distancing, cohorting, and increased cleaning procedures.

Students and staff wearing face coverings properly at all times is essential for health and safety. Many students are already used to wearing a face covering, while for others this will be a new experience. 

Students returning to in-person learning should understand and be ready to follow these simple rules for face coverings:

  • Face coverings must be worn at all times, indoors and outdoors, including while in class, during recess, and riding on a school bus.
  • Face coverings should fit snuglyand cover the nose, mouth and chin at all times.
  • Face coverings must be an effective design. No gaiters, bandanas, masks with valves, or face shields alone (face shields may be worn in addition to masks).

There will be no “mask breaks” for groups or routinely for individual students. On a very limited basis, supervised brief adjustment periods may be accommodated for an individual student away from their peers, if needed. If a disability or medical condition makes it difficult for your student to meet the requirements for face coverings, please discuss options with your student’s team.

Meal periods are the exception. Guided by school staff, students may briefly remove their face coverings during short meal periods, while they stay seated and physically distant from others.

Families are encouraged to pack an extra face covering or two in their student’s backpack in case the one they’re wearing becomes wet or dirty. If you need a face covering provided for your student, ask your school.

Thank you for helping your student be prepared, safe and comfortable in their return to in-person learning. 

More Information:

Health & Safety Protocols for On-Site Learning
CDC Guidance for Wearing Masks

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.

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.

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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