Monday, March 19 is the first day of Trimester 3. Students will receive their schedules, planners, and hall passes during Focus class!
This just a reminder that there is no school on Thursday and Friday (March 15th & 16th), due to grading day and a professional development day for teachers.
In the wake of the most recent school violence tragedy in Florida, there have been nationwide calls for school walkouts on March 14, April 20, and other days, to demonstrate regarding gun violence and school safety. We want our families to be aware that some students may be considering leaving school on these dates and that walkouts are not supported or endorsed by the school.
Student and staff safety is our priority—everyone deserves to feel safe and be safe at school. Earlier this month we shared a letter from our superintendent about our school safety protocols and procedures. Here is a link if you’d like to see it again: http://www.4j.lane.edu/2018/02/superintendent-message-school-safety.
At our school we are also working to constructively dialogue with students and promote school safety. We respect our students’ right to express their personal views and encourage them to be informed and engaged community members. However, no matter what the topic, our school and our district cannot condone walkouts or other demonstrations that disrupt the learning environment.
Your child’s education and safety are our primary focus. During school hours, students should be in school—safe, supervised, and learning. The safest place for students to be during school hours is in the school building. If students engage in a walkout they are leaving the supervised school environment.
Our standard expectations for students include attending their scheduled classes and not disrupting the learning environment. Students who choose to participate peacefully in a walkout demonstration receive an unexcused absence for the class period, as outlined in the Student Rights & Responsibilities Handbook. We expect civil and orderly behavior from our students at all times, and hope that there will be no more disruptive or disorderly conduct that would be subject to disciplinary consequences.
We will always work to provide a safe and supportive learning environment for all of our students. Thank you for working with us to keep our students safe. Please contact me or Assistant Principal, Mrs. Martindale, if you have any questions or concerns.
Principal Peter Barsotti
Huelgas Escolares Nacionales Para Demostraciones Politicas
En el vestigio de la tragedia mas reciente de violencia escolar en la Florida, están eventos organizados en todo el país instando a estudiantes a salir de la escuela el 14 de marzo y el 20 de abril y otras días para realizar demostraciones políticas sobre la seguridad escolar y la violencia con armas de fuego. Queremos que nuestras familias estén conscientes de que algunos estudiantes pueden estar considerando salir de la escuela en esas fechas para participar en las demostraciones y que esto no está apoyado o respaldado por la escuela.
La seguridad de los estudiantes y el personal es nuestra prioridad. Todos merecen sentirse seguros y estar seguros en la escuela. Recientemente le enviamos una carta de nuestro superintendente sobre nuestros protocolos y procedimientos de seguridad escolar. A seguir hay un enlace si desea leer la carta nuevamente (desplácese hacia abajo para español): http://www.4j.lane.edu/2018/02/superintendent-message-school-safety
En nuestra escuela también estamos trabajando para dialogar constructivamente con los estudiantes y promovemos la seguridad escolar. Respetamos el derecho de nuestros estudiantes a expresar sus puntos de vista personales y les alentamos a que sean miembros de la comunidad informados y comprometidos. Sin embargo, no importando cual sea el tema de la demostración, nuestra escuela y nuestro distrito escolar no pueden aprobar huelgas estudiantiles u otras demostraciones que interrumpan el ambiente de aprendizaje de la escuela.
La educación y seguridad de su hijo son nuestro enfoque principal. Durante el día escolar, los estudiantes deben estar en la escuela—seguros, supervisados y aprendiendo. El lugar más seguro para los estudiantes durante el día escolar es en el edificio de la escuela. Si los estudiantes abandonan la escuela para participar en una demostración, ellos estarán saliendo de un entorno escolar supervisado.
Nuestras expectativas para los estudiantes son que asistan a sus clases y que no alteren el ambiente de aprendizaje. Los estudiantes que elijan participar con tranquilidad en una demostración de huelga recibirán una ausencia injustificada durante el período de clase, tal como lo describe el Manual de Derechos y Responsabilidades de los Estudiantes. Esperamos que nuestros estudiantes se comporten de una forma civil y ordenada en todo momento, y que no sucedan conductas disruptivas o desordenadas las cuales pudieran ser sujetas a consecuencias disciplinarias.
Trabajaremos siempre para proveer un ambiente de aprendizaje seguro y solidario para todos nuestros estudiantes. Gracias por colaborar con nosotros para mantener a nuestros estudiantes seguros. Si tiene alguna pregunta o inquietud, favor de comunicarse conmigo o con, la subdirectora, Mrs. Martindale.
Director Peter Barsotti
Just a quick reminder (in case we get snow/ice tonight), about what to do if we have weather closures/delays: Click here for 4j bad weather info!
Building 4J’s Future: We want to hear from you.
The Eugene School District is holding a community conversation about a potential bond measure to improve school buildings and learning materials. Your input is needed!
Most of 4J’s school buildings were constructed in the 1940s to 1960s, and some are even older. Other capital improvements are needed due to changing enrollment, educational program needs and aging buildings and materials.
The district’s long-range facilities plan, updated in 2013 after significant community input, calls for bond measures in 2013 and 2018 to replace, renovate or remodel several school buildings and make other improvements.
Voters approved a bond measure in 2013 and replaced four aging school buildings—Roosevelt Middle School, Arts & Technology Academy, Howard Elementary School and River Road/El Camino del Río Elementary School—and made other building improvements, upgraded technology and curriculum, replaced school buses, and more.
The board is now considering a potential bond measure to be placed on the November 2018 ballot, and wants to hear from community members about their views on priorities and how to proceed. No decisions have been made yet.
Community forums have been scheduled in different locations across the district so community members may choose a convenient time and location. Spanish interpretation will be provided.
- Tuesday, Feb. 20, 7:00–8:30 p.m., Roosevelt Middle School, 500 E. 24th
- Thursday, Feb. 22, 7:00–8:30 p.m., Kelly Middle School, 850 Howard Ave.
- Saturday, Feb. 24, 10:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m., 4J Education Center, 200 N. Monroe St.
- Monday, Feb. 26, 7:00–8:30 p.m., Arts & Technology Academy, 1650 W. 22nd
- Thursday, March 1, 7:00–8:30 p.m., Cal Young Middle School, 2555 Gilham Rd.
In Eugene School District 4J, every school offers an excellent education for our students. Students may enroll in their neighborhood school at any time, or request enrollment in a different 4J school, provided there is a place available. School choice requests will be accepted in an order determined by lottery.To be included in the lottery, 4J residents must apply by Wednesday, January 31, at midnight. This is an earlier deadline than in previous years. Non-district residents must apply between March 1 and Friday, April 1, at midnight. All students who want to obtain a transfer must apply, including new incoming siblings and students who have moved but want to stay enrolled at our school.
School visits are scheduled in the month of January. If you have any friends or family members who are considering school choice, please invite them to come learn more about our wonderful school and their school choice options! Madison will offer a School Choice Tour on Tues., Jan. 23, 6:30-7:30pm, and again on Weds., Jan. 24, 10:00-11:00am. This is for parents who live outside the Madison boundaries, but are considering sending their student to Madison.
Due Date for Complete School Immunization Records
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 is immunization exclusion day this school year. This means that your student’s school immunization record must be up to date with all required immunizations in order to stay in school. Letters were mailed at start of December if your student is missing immunizations. Please return these letters with the dates of shots that were given. For questions or a duplicate letter, please leave a message for the health assistant at your child’s school.
Do you lack health insurance or financial resources to pay for needed shots? Here are some options to check in with:
- Lane County Public Health 541-682-4041
- Churchill Clinic 541-790-5227
- North Eugene Clinic 541-790- 4445
Fecha Limite Para Completar Los Registros De Inmunización Escolar
El miércoles 21 de febrero de 2018 es el día de exclusión de vacunación para este año escolar. Esto significa que el registro de inmunización escolar de su hijo(a) debe estar al día con todas las vacunas requeridas para poder permanecer en la escuela. Se empezó a enviar cartas por correo a principios de diciembre si su estudiante no tiene algunas vacunas en nuestro registro. Por favor devuelva estas cartas con la actualización de las fechas en que se realizaron las vacunas. Si tiene preguntas o una necesita un duplicado de carta, por favor deje un mensaje con la asistente de salud en la escuela de su hijo(a).
¿No tiene seguro de salud o recursos financieros para pagar las vacunas necesarias? Aquí tiene algunas opciones para que las revise:
Salud Pública de Lane County 541-682-4041
Clínica de La Escuela Secundaria Churchill 541-790-5227
Clínica de la Escuela Secundaria North Eugene 541-790-4445
The grandest 7th grade event of the year is coming to Madison…our annual Medieval Faire! Come join us Weds., Nov. 29, from 6:00-8:00 pm, for a great time watching your very own 7th graders show off their medieval prowess. You will get to see examples of medieval life and crafts, costumes and props, interactive demos, an armored combat demo by NW Fencing Academy, and have a light bite (sliced meats, cheeses, fruit and breads). It’s gonna be a BLAST!
Can you think of a friend who has a family member who has lost a job recently? Can you think of a friend who is stressed out because their family is having trouble paying the bills? Can you imagine why the loss of a job or limited money would make the holidays really stressful and upsetting for some Madison families?
For all these reasons, we are hoping that you will help our school community by donating to the Holiday Food Drive. Our food drive begins November 20 and will continue through December 11. All the food we collect goes directly to Madison families who need some extra support during the holiday season. Please check out our food list at the bottom of this post. Each family we support receives EVERYTHING on the list, so we need a lot of help with donations.
Parents & Guardians: If you think your family would benefit from the support of the Holiday Food Drive, please contact Anne Tomlanovich, Madison school counselor, at 790.4347. If you would like to donate food, money or your time to our food drive, please contact Doriann Oravec, our volunteer coordinator, at 790.4300.
Thank you Madison community for your help with this important project!