YG Family Newsletter – December 9th, 2021

YG Family Newsletter – December 9th, 2021

Dear friends and families of Yujin Gakuen:

We are getting close to winter break with just six more days left in 2021. Which reminds me: winter weather upon us, please remember to bring warm coats for recess. 🧥🧣🥶

Yours sincerely,
Kocho Sensei

Please see below for announcements.

Winter Weather: Be In the Know

4J offers families many ways to find out when hazardous weather impacts schools or bus routes • No news = No change 

The weather is mild right now, but winter is coming. There are several ways to find out when hazardous weather conditions close or delay schools or alter bus routes.

How to find out if there is a change: 

  • Text message from the district (if you are not currently receiving occasional text messages with important information from 4J, learn how)
  • Check the district website,
  • Follow 4J social media: FacebookTwitter @4Jweather & @4Jschools
  • Tune in to local radio and television news stations

No news = no change. School closures and other changes are decided early in the morning and announced by all of these methods before 6:30 a.m. If schools and buses are on their regular schedules, there will NOT be an announcement.

Mod Pizza Fundraiser 

Our PTO is running a fundraiser through MOD Pizza! The details are below.
Date: SundayDecember 12th
Time: 10:30 AM – 10:00 PM
Location: MOD Pizza- 203 Coburg Rd. Eugene, OR 97402

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YMCA 2021 Winter Basketball 

The YMCA is starting some youth basketball leagues and they would love to have your student join! Check out the below link for more information.


Erin’s Law and Zones of Regulation: 

Hello Yujin Gakuen families;

Erin’s Law requires that elementary schools share information with students during the year to ensure our students are aware of safe and unsafe touch, and the safe people who they can talk with in their community. Our classroom teachers will be teaching and reviewing safe choices with our students over the next few weeks leading up to the winter break.

Below are web addresses for age-appropriate, Protect Yourself videos that you are welcome to review with your child at home. Included below is a snapshot of the main ideas presented in the videos, which could be displayed in a prominent place in your home.

Also, there is a link to “Hot Chocolate Talks”, which are age-specific guidelines for talking with kids about preventing sexual abuse.

Hot Chocolate Talks – Parent Resource Guides:

Barbara Sinatra videos for grades K-3:

Barbara Sinatra videos for grades 4-6:


A child abuse and maltreatment prevention and awareness program funded by the Barbara Sinatra Children’s Center Foundation

Please contact Counselor Scott if you have questions:, or (541) 933-5669

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Community Resources for Food Boxes

Please see the below attachment for a community resource guide for food boxes, food pantries, meal sites, etc.

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A Message from Nurse Robin Sensei:

Health Screening- December 10th, 2021


Our vision screening this year will be Friday, December 10th during the school day for grades K-3. This vision screening will be done by a “Spot Test” with the Lions Sight and Hearing Foundation volunteers and does NOT take the place of a thorough eye examination by an eye health specialist, as serious or eye health problems can be missed.  If the results of the vision screening indicate your student needs a thorough eye exam, you will be notified of results after we receive them, generally 2-4 weeks after the screening date. The volunteers are required to be vaccinated against Covid-19.

Our dental screening this year also will be Friday, December 10th during the school day, for grades K-5. This is an oral health screening, a quick look, and DOES NOT take the place of a complete examination by a dentist. Serious oral health problems may be missed in a brief visual screening. The screening is performed by the Community Health Centers of Lane County, Dental Prevention.  Additionally, if an authorization for Dental Hygiene Services was returned, the Dental Prevention Program may offer a fluoride varnish treatment during the screening. There is a possibility that dental insurance would be billed, as mentioned on their consent form.

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.

Parenting Through Change

Parenting through Change (PTC) is an evidence-based, hands-on, 10-week group for caregivers of children with difficult behaviors. Participation in PTC will enhance existing skills, as well as offer hope, support and new parenting strategies.

PTC IS FOR: Parents of elementary school youth who would benefit from support in managing their children’s behaviors and increasing school success.

GROUP MEETING DETAILS: 90 minute, weekly virtual (Zoom) meetings for 10 weeks.

WHY JOIN?: Receive support from fellow parents, learn new skills in a low-stress environment, and earn incentives for attending!

ELIGIBILITY: Open to ALL families in Lane County.

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Choose Your Learning Location

There are three learning pathways available to 4J students this school year:

Families may request to change between these programs at the change of term.

For elementary students, January 10th is the deadline to submit change requests for Semester 2, which begins January 31st.

If you want to change your student’s learning pathway for the second term of the school year, please complete and submit your request form by the deadline for their grade level. Submit a separate form for each student.

ONLY complete the form if you want to make a change. If you want to continue with your student’s current enrollment, you do not need to respond.

Site Council Meeting – December 16, 2021

3:15-4:00 pm, Zoom link to be shared next Tuesday

Stakeholders Reports

  • Admin
  • Teachers
  • Classified
  • Families

Old Business:

  • Outline a work plan for the year (continued from last meeting)

New Business:

  • School Choice Information and Planning

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

PTO Meeting – December 16, 2021

6:30-7:30 – Agenda and Zoom link to be shared next Tuesday.

Upcoming Events

Friday, December 10, 2021 – Vision Screening

Sunday, December 12, 2021 – MOD Pizza Fundraiser
Time: 10:30 AM – 10:00 PM

Friday, December 17, 2021 – Last Day Before Winter Break

Monday, January 3, 2022 – No School – Teacher Professional Development

Tuesday, January 4, 2022 – School Resumes

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