YG Family Newsletter-September 30th, 2021

YG Family Newsletter-September 30th, 2021

Dear friends and families of Yujin Gakuen:

We are near the end of our third full week, and we are getting more comfortable with the daily routines here at 850 Howard. I am especially impressed with our older students. They have been great role models for our younger ones. Thank you to our staff and our families for teaching them well.

Yours sincerely,
Kocho Sensei

Please see below for announcements.

Picture Day on October 1st, 2021

Picture Day is almost here! LifeTouch will be taking photos TOMORROW. A makeup picture day will announced soon.


Enter your Picture Day ID: EVT6386D6

See Email Flyer – EVT6386D6


A Message From Our School Counselor:

All emotions are normal, though not all reactions to emotions are acceptable. The Zones of Regulation curriculum aims to help children become more independent in the process of regulating their emotions, and consequently better equipped to stay focused in the classroom, on the field, or in your home.

Our classrooms at Yujin Gakuen help our students manage their own emotions, and tune in to others’ emotions by teaching, and reviewing the Zones of Regulation. This system of identifying emotions, and then choosing a corresponding strategy to stay focused is an important life skill across many settings.

Below are a few of the posters that teachers have in the classrooms to promote emotional literacy, and we encourage you to post these in your home to offer a consistent tool at school and at home.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me at,, or 541-790-4623.

The Zones of Regulation – Chirnside Primary School

School Counseling/Social Emotional Learning / Zones of Regulation

Dress for the Weather

Mornings are getting chilly and now with a little drizzle, so please help your child dress for the weather when they wait lined up outside in the morning and for when they go out to recess. This will help to ward off colds and illness.

Breakfast & Lunch Menus

Breakfast and lunch menus are available on the 4J Menu Website. Make sure you filter to Kelly/YG.

REMINDER: Nut Free Home Lunches & Snacks

Home lunches or snacks need to be “Nut Free,” meaning to peanut or tree nut products, such as

• Peanuts, walnuts, almonds, pecans, hazelnuts, cashews, pistachios, Brazil nuts, pine nuts, macadamia nuts, etc.
• Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches
• Granola Bars with nuts
• Cookies with nuts
• Trail Mix with nuts
• Cereal with nuts
• Or any products that contain nuts

In normal times we can have nut free tables at lunch for students with allergies, but that is not possible this year.

Eugene 4J is recruiting Educational Assistant to support students and schools!

Eugene School District 4J is actively recruiting for educational assistants to support many of our schools and programs.

Are you looking for an opportunity to make a difference? 

  • At 4J we consider all employees to be educators. Educational Assistants are a key part of student academic success as well as a support for the operational needs of schools.  Educational Assistants are actively engaged with students and staff and make positive impact every day.

In addition to a positive work environment, benefit eligible position start at just 4 hours per day and provide time off when students are home during winter, spring, and summer breaks!

District benefits include:

Educational Assistants work under the direction of licensed staff to provide instructional support and supervision to students. Minimum qualifications include:

  • Have a high school diploma or the equivalent;
  • Be at least 18 years of age.
  • After hire educational assistants may be required to pass a basic skills test within the first seven months of employment.

Join 4J in supporting our students’ academic excellence and school experience. Click here to see all positions and to apply!

Keep Schools Safe, Stay Home When Sick
Check for wellness each day before coming to school

To help everyone at school stay healthy, students and staff need to be healthy when they come to school. If your student is feeling unwell, or if they or anyone in their home has symptoms of COVID-19 or other communicable diseases, they need to stay at home.

Symptoms that should keep a student home include:

  • Fever of 100.4º or higher
  • Chills
  • Cough
  • Headache
  • Shortness of breath
  • Difficulty breathing
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting

If your student has any of these symptoms, please keep them at home and call your school’s attendance line.

If your student has been diagnosed or exposed to COVID-19, or is waiting for test results to check on COVID symptoms, please keep them home and notify our office.

If your student has a chronic health condition that could look like COVID symptoms—including conditions that cause a cough or shortness of breath, such as asthma or allergies—please talk to our nurse and document it in their health history, or they may be sent home from school if they are showing these symptoms.

Thank you for helping students and staff stay healthy in our school buildings. More Information: Health & Safety Protocols

Site Council Meeting Last Thursday

We held our first site council meeting of the year last Thursday. See the linked site council notes and the agenda below.

  • Admin:
    • School Photos – Friday, Oct 1
    • Mural Update – Opportunity to celebrate?
    • Outdoor Learning Area – See photo
    • Cherry Tree – Main Location, Second Location
    • Starting easyCBM assessment this week and will continue into mid October
    • Homework Club is up and running but with fewer students due to physical distancing
  • Teachers
  • Classified
  • Families
    • Rebecca heard families are happy to be back in school. Some got involved in the COVID resting kits.
    • Lots of comments about the parking.
      • First parking – signage in first grade lot pattern is opposite. Shall we put up different signs?
      • Other comment – needing a second or third crossing guard. Crossing on Park and Howard Avenue.
      • Traffic patterns so heavy. Hard to make turns. Adding to the challenges.

Questions or concerns raised by Parent Groups

New Business:

  • Site Council Beginning of Year Tasks
  • Review role of site council By Laws
    • Calendar – determine when and how frequently we meet – propose 3rd Thursday each month
    • Subcommittees – this year
    • Outline work plan
  • Review Decision Making Grid
  • Outline a work plan for the year

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

Upcoming Events

Friday, October 1, 2021 – School Picture Day

Friday, October 15, 2021 – No School
Professional Development and Planning Day

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