YG Newsletter – April 15, 2021

YG Newsletter – April 15, 2021

Dear friends and families of Yujin Gakuen:

We are almost at the end of our second week with all students in hybrid. Our students and staff are becoming more accustomed to the routines. We are glad to have kids back in school.

I’m hopeful that families are also getting accustomed to the new schedule and new routines. Drop off and pick up have gone better than we had expected. Thank you all for your support and understanding through the transition.


Thomas Piowaty
Kocho Sensei

Site Council Meeting – April 15, 2021

The YG Site Council will be meeting next Thursday, April 15th, from 3:00 to 4:00pm, via Zoom: links sent via email.


  • Stakeholders Reports
    • Admin – update on mural reproduction, staffing, YG/Kelly Transition
    • Teachers –
    • Classified – new classified representative
    • Families
  • Old Business
    • Outdoor learning area – PTO purchased lap desks, 5th grade is piloting them and will let teachers know how they work, PTO willing to purchase more
    • Outdoor garden area is not being used by Kelly – how can YG make use of that space? If so, can Site Council designate a committee (PTO) to just take care of it and beautify it?
  • New Business
    • Preparing for elections
    • Update work plan

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

PTO Meeting – April 22, 2021

The YG PTO will be meeting next week on Thursday, April 22nd, from 6:30 to 7:30pm.
This meeting will include discussion and an advisory vote on allocating $14,000 for the purchase of taiko drums.
On April 29 at 6:30, we will have an additional short meeting for members to vote on authorizing an expenditure of up to $5,500 to improve the outdoor garden space and make usable.
Illustration: Keep dogs at home, not at school

Safety reminder as students return to school buildings: Dogs and other pets are prohibited on school grounds 

As students are returning to school buildings this spring, we want to remind families and neighbors of some rules and regulations governing school grounds to help protect the safety of our students, staff and neighbors.

Please remember:
• School grounds are closed to the public during school hours.
• Dogs and other pets are not permitted on school grounds at any time, except as authorized by the superintendent or safety officer.*
• Off-leash dogs, pet waste, and dogs on synthetic fields are particular concerns.

For more information see: Back to School Safety: No Dogs on Campus

Parents and Guardians Coming to School? Remember to Wear Your Mask

We appreciate all students wearing their masks to school, but we also need all parents, guardians, and other visitors to wear masks when they are on school grounds. Thank you for wearing appropriate face covering when visiting school grounds.

For information on face coverings, see Your Guide to Masks from the Centers for Disease Control.

Proposed Elementary Calendar for 2021-2022

If you are interested in next year’s elementary calendar,. the school board will approve the calendar at the April 21st meeting. One key change in the calendar from what has been past practice is that the first day of school will be on the Friday following Labor Day, instead of Wednesday.

For details, see the linked proposed elementary calendar for the 2021-2022 school year.

Supply Pick-Up – SSO

We held a supply pick-up yesterday afternoon. If your child is in Same School Online and did not pick up supplies, please contact the office and arrange a time to pick up supplies. Our office number is: 541-790-4606.

We will be holding another supply distribution for students who are assigned to Same School Online. This is scheduled for Wednesday, May 5, 2021.

Please see details below:

DateWednesday, May 5, 2021
Time – 1:00pm-3:00pm
Location – YG entrance on the south end of the building.
If you cannot pick up during this time, please contact the office to make other arrangements for pick up.

The Eugene Kids In Transition to School (KITS)  summer program is intended for students who will be entering kindergarten in Fall, 2021.

During the KITS program your kids will:

  • Learn to make friends & cooperate
  • Build beginning reading & counting skills

You will:

  • Learn skills to reduce parenting stress
  • Learn how to connect with your child’s school

At this time, we plan to have KITS centrally located at Chávez Elementary School, and will run 3 days a week on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays  for 2 hours from June 29, 2021 through August 19, 2021.

Morning and afternoon options available:

9:00 – 11:00 AM
12:30 – 2:30 PM

KITS is free and open to all incoming Kindergarten students! We encourage all interested families to apply! Families will be notified about the status of their application by the start of June .

Included in this email are details for Eugene KITS Program 2021 to share with incoming Kinder families, and a KITS interest form for families to sign up. KITS is for incoming Kindergarten students, it is free, and all families from all schools are welcome.

Digital Application Links:

KITS Summer Program Application 2021 (English)

KITS Summer Program Application 2021 (Spanish) …coming shortly

Hard Copy Applications:

KITS Summer Program Application- hard copy (English)

For questions or assistance, please contact Alicia Longoria at 541-790-7230

Breakfast and Lunch Menu for the Week of April 19th

Breakfast Week of April 19

Lunch Week of April 19

All the breakfast and lunch menus are available at this link:

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

Help Us Promote Food For Lane County Survey

Food for Lane County is conducting a community survey to look at barriers to food access. We would appreciate your participation in the survey to help improve community services that are available. The flyers are linked here (Hunger Factors survey English and Hunger Factors survey Spanish).

4J Calendars

Calendar of Events

April 15 (Th)
3:00-4:00, Site Council Meeting on Zoom

April 21 (W)
7:00pm, School Board Meeting (school board to consider proposed calendar for 2021-2022)

April 20 (T)
6:30-7:30, Latino Family Meeting on Zoom

April 22 (Th)
6:30-7:30, PTO Meeting on Zoom

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