Dear friends and families of Yujin Gakuen,
We are finishing our first full week of school, and we have been very busy teaching students their routines and expectations. Students are doing well and are excited to be back in school. Speaking of “back to school,” the big event this week is tomorrow’s Back to School Picnic, sponsored by our PTO. All families of Yujin Gakuen are welcome to attend. This will be a great opportunity to build community and to have a lot of fun. We hope to see you there!
Thank you for supporting Yujin Gakuen. 🌸
P. S. Tomorrow is our first Friday spirit day! Sports day, wear sports gear or colors to represent your favorite team!
Back to School Picnic
Our fabulous PTO is so excited about this event and have pulled together a few extra activities to help celebrate not only the beginning of the school year, but also our first picnic in 2 years and at the new location. The usual hotdogs, chips, and drinks will be provided, as well as shaved ice this year. There will be two inflatable slides and an obstacle course with DJ Robo providing tunes for dancing.
The picnic will be held this Friday, from 5:30-7:00. All families of Yujin Gakuen are invited to attend.
There will be parking available in the three parking lots, labeled “west, NW, and NE” lots. Overflow parking is available at Howard Elementary School. See photo map for parking locations.
Early Release at 1:45 PM
Here’s a friendly reminder that Friday is early release. Students are released at 1:45 PM.
Thank you for picking up your child on time!
Kindergarten Information Night
Curriculum Night – Thursday, September 29
Parking Lot Reminders
The parking lot is for families who want to walk their child to the building entrances during arrival or who wish to meet their child at the end of the day at dismissal.
If a student arrives before the doors open at 8:20 AM, they will wait in their car or stand on a sidewalk spot by the main entrance. Families dropping students off by car are encouraged to park in the west parking lot. This greatly reduces traffic congestion in our parking lot.
Curbside Pause Parking Reminders
In the mornings, students may be dropped off along the curb. At the end of the day, drivers can pause park along the curb to pick up their students when they come out at dismissal. Please note the following expectations for pause parking:
Thank you for being patient and understanding as we coordinate our drop off and pick up procedures and the associated traffic. We expect to see some “hiccups” as we get started, but things will move along smoothly after the first week or so.
If you have questions about the arrival and dismissal procedures, please contact the office at 541-790-4606. Thank you for supporting Yujin Gakuen.
Student’s Personal Items
Students should bring minimal personal items to school (backpack, coat, device, possible cold lunch). All personal items should be labeled with your child’s name. All toys should be left at home.
Student Attendance and Tardies
One of the most reliable predictors of school success is regular attendance. Absences for any reason result in lost instruction time. We know that students who fall behind often become discouraged learners. It is our hope that we can work together to encourage your child’s regular attendance and success at school. We understand that there are many factors in your lives that make it difficult, at times, for your child to be in school or on time. However, it is important that we work with you to reduce these to an absolute minimum. Class activities start promptly in the morning. This morning class time is one of the most important times of the day. When a child comes in late, not only have they missed valuable class time, it is disruptive to their classmates.
When your child is going to be late or absent from school, please call the attendance line at 541-790-4606, before 8:45 a.m. and inform the office staff. You may leave a message on the voice mail, if calling before office hours. Please leave the name of your child, their teacher’s name, and the reason for the absence. It is extremely important that this be done, as every child must be accounted for on a daily basis. As a friendly reminder, according to Oregon Truancy Regulations, if your student has eight unexcused half-day absences in any four-week period, you will receive a letter from the school notifying you of our attendance concerns. Please understand that if irregular attendance continues, we will be obligated to make a referral to a truant officer for further investigation.
YG PTO Meeting Thursday, September 22nd @6:30 PM in the cafeteria.
We are once again allowed to conduct in-person PTO meetings and our first meeting of the year will be Thursday, September 22 at 6:30 PM in the cafeteria.
Come to our parent group meetings to learn how you can help the first few days of school, hear about plans for the year, and receive an update from the principal.
Note: childcare will be provided in the gym.
Site Council Meeting – Thursday, Sept 22 @3:15
You are invited to our first site council meeting of the year. Meet our new site council members, and learn about our goals for the year.
Meet Parent Representatives
Conducting Part I of a School Level Needs Assessment using the Oregon Integrated Systems Framework. – Continue next fall
Friday, September 16 – Early Release
Spirit Day – Sports Theme
4:30-5:15 – Kindergarten Orientation in the Cafeteria
5:30-7:00 Back-To-School BBQ and Picnic at Yujin Gakuen
Thursday, September 22
3:15-4:00, Site Council Meeting on zoom
6:30-7:30, PTO Meeting in the Cafeteria
Friday, September 23 – Early Release
Thursday, September 29 – Curriculum Night
6:00-6:40, Grades 3,4, and 5
6:45-7:25, Grades 1 and 2
Friday, October 14 – No School
Professional Development and Planning Day