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North Eugene’s School Choice Night

North Eugene High School is having their School Choice Night next Wednesday, January 24th. Here is the agenda for the evening:

6:00-6:30pm Clubs and Activity Showcase
6:30-7:00pm Principal’s Address (Auditorium)
6:30-8:30pm Academic Expo

This is a great opportunity for you to learn about all of the awesome things happening at NEHS.

Safety Drill Training This Week

This week, the students will  be learning about the ALICE protocol and then participate in a lockdown drill on Friday.  We will be practicing our drill to help us keep our students safe.  ALICE stands for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter and Evacuate. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call the office.

Here is a link to the training that the focus teachers are using to instruct about ALICE: #1a Student Training Secondary.pptx

It’s School Choice Time!

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.


Immunization Exclusion Day Info

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


Admin change for the next two weeks

Madison would like to welcome Mr. Tom Maloney for the next two week to fill in for  Mrs. Teresa Martindale while she is helping at Cesar Chavez Elementary School.  Mr. Maloney is a long time administrator in Eugene and around Lane County and we are excited he is at Madison with us. If you see him around, please introduce yourself and say hi.

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Envision the Future of North Eugene Schools


Help shape the vision for our schools! Eugene School District 4J is working to support and strengthen schools across the district, starting in the North Eugene region. Your input is important.

Parents, students and community members are invited to come to a community event and engage in 4J’s North Region Visioning Process. Participants will collaborate in energizing design activities and share their views to help guide future decisions, as our schools seek to better serve our community’s diverse students and families.

Come share your voice:

North Eugene Visioning Process

Community Engagement Event

Tuesday, December 5, 5:30–7:30 p.m.

Kelly Middle School, 850 Howard Ave.


If you have questions about the events or the North Region Visioning Process, please call 4J Instructional Services at 541-790-7550.

Involúcrese en el proceso de la visión para North Eugene

¡Ayude a dar forma a la visión para nuestra escuelas! El Distrito Escolar de Eugene 4J esta trabajando para apoyar y fortalecer las escuelas en todo el distrito, empezando en la región de north Eugene. Su opinión es muy importante.

Padres, estudiantes y miembros de la comunidad están invitados a asistir a un evento comunitario e involucrase en el proceso de la visión de la región norte de 4J. Los participantes colaboraran en actividades vigorizantes de diseño y compartirán su punto de vista para ayudar a guiar futuras decisiones, ya que nuestras escuelas buscan como mejor servir a nuestros diversos estudiantes y familias.

Venga y comparta su voz:

Evento communitario—proceso de la visión para North Eugene

Martes, 5 de diciembre, 5:30–7:30 p.m.

Escuela Secundaria Kelly, 850 Howard Ave.
Se proveerán intérpretes en español

Si tiene preguntas acerca de este evento o del proceso de visión de la región norte, favor de llamar al distrito escolar al 541-790-7707.

Medieval Faire!

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!

Holiday Food Drive!

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!


Superintendent Community Meeting Tonight!

Please join 4J Superintendent Dr. Gustavo Balderas tonight, at a community meeting to learn about 4J Vision 20/20, the school district’s strategic plan. 4J Vision 20/20 was developed in partnership with the community and adopted earlier this year by the school board. The plan is a road map to guide the school district’s efforts and resources for the next three to five years. Everyone is welcome! Learn more about 4J Vision 20/20: www.4j.lane.edu/4jvision2020.

4J Superintendent Community Meeting: Tonight, 6–7 p.m. at Kennedy Middle School, 2200 Bailey Hill Rd., Eugene.

Por favor únase con el superintendente de 4J, el Dr. Gustavo Balderas, el 14 de noviembre en una reunión comunitaria para informarse acerca de la visión 20/20, el plan estratégico del distrito. El plan fue desarrollado con la colaboración de la comunidad y adoptado a principios de este año por los miembros de la junta directiva. El plan es un mapa para guiar los esfuerzos y recursos por los siguientes tres a cinco años. ¡Todos son bienvenidos! Entérese mas acerca de la visión 20/20 de 4J en: www.4j.lane.edu/4jvision2020.

Reunión Comunitaria con el Superintendente: martes, 14 de noviembre de 6 a 7 p.m. en la escuela secundaria Kennedy, 2200 Bailey Hill Road, Eugene.