Dear friends and families of Yujin Gakuen,
The time is really flying! I can’t believe that tomorrow is the last day in April. We have less than 7 full weeks of school remaining!
Next week, the first full week in May, is National Teacher Appreciation Week. I want to take this opportunity to share my gratitude for having such a professional, caring, and capable group of educators. I hope you will take a moment to let our wonderful and caring teachers know how much you appreciate them.
Thanks for supporting Yujin Gakuen.
Site Council Elections
We are approaching our May Site Council meeting, and it’s time to elect new parent representatives.
We usually have two parent representatives on site council, each on a two-year term but staggered. This year we will be asking for one parent to serve a one-year term and the other parent to serve for two years.
If you are interested in being on site council, please download and complete one of the following:
Please submit your application by May 11th. Candidates can send their applications via email. If anyone has difficulty with printing and sending applications, please contact the office at: 541-790-4640.
Applications should be sent by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Or, paper copies can be dropped off at the office.
We will hold an election, announcing our candidates, in the May 12th newsletter and counting votes at our May 19th Site Council meeting.
For more information see our Site Council page on the YG website.
Earth Day 2022
Yujin Gakuen celebrated Earth Day by different grade levels learning about various aspects of our world’s environment.
“The Earth is what we all have in common.”
Lost and Found
Families, please look at the pictures below to see if you recognize any lost items. We may bring these tables out on the front patio (North side) but you may also request to get items you know are yours.
**We strongly encourage you to write your child’s name on a tag or inside so we can more easily reconnect items.
YG Kinder Orientation Recording
For those who were unable to attend our Kinder Orientation last week, the below information will direct you to a recording of that meeting.
Topic: YG Kindergarten Orientation
Access Passcode: i+&Ngu1g
We have been getting inquiries from parents about volunteer opportunities at Yujin Gakuen. With COVID restrictions, 4J had not allowed volunteers in the building, but restrictions have been eased. Now parents can volunteer, but on a limited basis. If you or anyone you know would like to volunteer, please contact the office or me so I can fill out the required forms so that volunteers can be cleared to enter the building. Please see below about volunteer applications and guidelines.
Volunteer Application and Guidelines:
More information available on the 4J page: Volunteering in Eugene School District 4J
Community Service Drive- Supplies for Pets
Kelly Middle School’s Community Service class has just started its first drive of the spring trimester on Monday, April 4th. We are collecting supplies for pets of those who are homeless/unsheltered. All supplies will be donated to Pro-Bon-O clinic at the Eugene Mission.
We are collecting collars, leashes, pet food, bedding, flea/tick medicines, toys, treats, litter and pet clothes. We are collecting supplies through Tuesday, May 3rd.
If you have any questions, please contact Katie Hachimoto at email@example.com.
State Testing 2021-2022
For the 2021–22 school year, state testing will return to normal, with the addition of a remote testing option for students who are learning online. State tests in 4J schools in spring 2022 will be completed between:
• Elementary: April 11–June 3
Under Oregon law, a parent or adult student may opt out of Oregon’s summative statewide assessments of math and language arts for any reason, by submitting a form provided each year by the Oregon Department of Education. Parents can submit a written request to opt out of science testing on the basis of accommodating a student’s disability or religious beliefs. Students who opt out of state tests, beyond a certain threshold, are counted as “not proficient” in their school’s reported test results.
To meet graduation requirements, high school students who opt out of completing state tests will need to demonstrate their proficiency in the essential skills of reading, writing and mathematics through a different standardized assessment or enroll in a class to complete work samples for assessment. (Oregon has waived this requirement for graduates in the Class of 2020 through the Class of 2024.)
Eugene Education Foundation raises funds for Eugene School District 4J. These funds make possible hundreds of grants each year within the district that enhance the education of students in 4J schools. EEF awarded over $223,000 to schools and district level programs this year, and that figure doesn’t even cover their efforts to promote reading fluency by third grade via their Literacy Initiative, and grant support through Urgent Needs and Rosie’s Fund, which provide support for individual interventions to students who are in crisis or are facing other significant barriers to learning.
EEF helps make learning happen in 4J through community support. Their largest fundraiser of the year, their Annual Dinner, is on May 13.
2022 Summer Camp and Child Care Sign Ups
Summer is a time for kids to be kids and YMCA day camp is the place to make every precious summer day a great one! The Y’s summer camp runs from June 27- August 26.
Online registration begins:
April 18-22: Currently enrolled child care families
May 2: Everyone else
Check out the flyer below for more information and how to register:
Navigating the Tough Stuff
In this second session of Navigating the Tough Stuff we will address the topic of youth suicide prevention from the family perspective. We will explore together how the 5 Family Protective Factors framework can enhance our prevention efforts through identifying and building upon a family’s individual strengths and skills in each of the protective factor categories.
Date: Thursday, May 26th, 2022
Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Where: This is an online event.
*Registration is required for this event.* There is limited seating. Register Now!
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:
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
May 2 – May 6 – Teacher Appreciation Week
May 3 (T) – Teacher Appreciation Day
May 30 (M) – No School – Memorial Day Holiday