Bulldog Bulletin

Awbrey Park Elementary School Newsletter

School Events & Important Dates

9/6: Meet the Teacher! (12:00-1:00pm @ Awbrey Park)

9/7: First Day of School (8:30am-3:00pm)

10/13: School Picture Day!

10/14: Staff Professional Development/Planning Day (No School)

11/9-11/10: Fall Parent/Teacher Conferences

Beginning of the School Year Updates

Dear Awbrey Park Families,

The beginning of the school year is just around the corner and I am excited to meet our students! Please see the updates below regarding arrival and dismissal procedures, as well as information regarding class assignments.

If you did not receive our Back-to-School newsletter, you can find it on the Awbrey Park website (https://awbreypark.4j.lane.edu/) under the “Families” tab, then select “Newsletter”.

Please don’t hesitate to call the school office if you have any questions or concerns.


Jared Tiecke, Principal

Arrival & Departure Procedures

Arrival Procedures:

All students will enter the building through the front exterior gates and will be greeted by staff to help guide them to their classroom. For students who are interested in breakfast, cafeteria doors will open at 8:05am and classroom doors will open at 8:20am. If your child is not eating a school breakfast, please wait until 8:15am to drop your student off at school.

Students arriving before the classroom doors open should wait in line outside their assigned entry locations. See the list (and map) below for your assigned grade level entrance:

  • Kindergarten: Side Gym Door (Awbrey Park Staff will greet your child as you arrive, check them in & walk your student to the gym)
  • 1st Grade: Outside of Red Hallway (Near North Exterior Gate)
  • 2nd Grade: North Exterior Gate
  • 3rd Grade: South Exterior Gate
  • 4th Grade: South Exterior Gate
  • 5th Grade: South Exterior Gate

To help with the flow of traffic, we ask that parents/guardians dropping off their student enter and exit through the east parking lot entrance (green arrows) and proceed to the back of the building. Please avoid using the west parking lot (staff lot) or front parking lot (bus zone) to drop off your child. Students may be dropped off along the curb/pick-up/drop-off zone in the back parking lot.

Dismissal Procedures:

At the end of the school day, students will exit the building with their classroom teacher, using their designated entry/exit locations. Bus riders will be escorted by staff to their bus. Students biking or walking will exit with their teacher. Students waiting to be picked up will wait with their teacher in the designated waiting areas near the back parking lot.

Parents/guardians may “pause park” along the curb to pick up their student(s) at dismissal (back parking lot).

Please note the following rules for “pause parking:

  • Drivers must remain in their vehicles at all times.
  • Drivers should pull forward as space becomes available.
  • When getting in or out of the vehicle, students must use the door closest to the sidewalk. Student should not exit the vehicle on the driver’s side for both safety and traffic flow reasons.

Drivers should follow the one-way direction traffic flow indicated in the map below. K-2 drivers should display their student name plates in vehicle windows at pick up.

If you are walking with your child before or after school, please meet your student in the front of the school and use the designated cross walk areas. Thank you!

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Classroom Assignments

Class assignments were emailed to families on Friday, September 2nd at 4:00pm. If you did not receive a welcome email from your child’s classroom teacher, please reach out to Kristie Long in the school office at (541) 790-4050 for more information.

First Day of School (REPEAT)

All Grades: Wednesday, September 7th, 8:30am-3:00pm.

Regular School Hours:

Monday-Thursday, 8:30am-3:00pm

Friday, 8:30am-1:45pm (Early Release)

Office Hours:

Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:00pm


If your child will need to take any medication at school, please drop if off at the school office before the first day. Thank you!

KinderZone (REPEAT)

If you have a Kindergarten student, please click here for more information about KinderZone!

Register Today! (REPEAT)

Our office is now open for new student registrations. If you know of any new or kindergarten age students in the Awbrey Park community, encourage them to contact the school office and register today! Our office is now open from 8:00am-12:00pm and 1:00-4:00pm daily. Families may also call the Awbrey Park office at (541) 790-4050 or email our Kristie Long at long_kristie@4j.lane.edu for more information.

Enrollment information is also available on the 4J website: Click link here!

School Supplies (REPEAT)

With the help of the district and our community partners, school supplies will be provided to all Awbrey Park students this school year! Students should still bring a backpack and water bottle to school each day (headphones are optional). If you have any questions or concerns regarding school supplies, please contact our Student Success Coordinator, Kristen Gianforti (gianforti_k@4j.lane.edu) at 541-790-4050.

Before & After School Care at Awbrey Park! (REPEAT)

The YMCA offers before and after school care here at Awbrey Park! At this time, our programs are full, but it's not too late to get on the waitlist!

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Visit the YMCA website or call 541-686-9622.

Message from the 4J Safe Routes to Schools (REPEAT)

As you gear up for the school year, it’s time to think about how your child(ren) will get to school. September weather and the start of the school year are a great time to set new goals for the family. Making small changes to your daily routine can lead to a surprising number of benefits for your family and community! We encourage students to walk, bike, skate, scoot, bus or carpool to school for their health and readiness to learn, the safety and congestion in our parking lot, and the environment. If you’ve got to drive, but still want the health and academic benefits for your child and want to avoid the challenge of the parking lot, try parking a few minutes from school and walking the rest of the way. It’s a great time to connect with your child and could become a favorite part of your day!

If you have concerns about your route or would like help planning a walking/biking route or starting a biking or walking group, contact 4J’s Safe Routes to School Coordinator at mazze_s@4j.lane.edu or 541-790-7539.

You can find tip sheets on walking and biking and more on the Safe Routes to School regional website at www.eugenespringfieldsrts.org/local-resources.

Are you interested in finding your child’s bus stop information? (REPEAT)

The 4J transportation department has provided an online resource to help students and families find their bus stop and eligibility information for bus transportation. For more information, please take the following steps:

1. Go to the 4J website at https://www.4j.lane.edu/

2. On the tabs at the top, select the “I want to…” tab (last one)

3. Then select, “Find my Bus Stop”

Free Breakfast & Lunch! (REPEAT)

All students will be provided breakfast and lunch free of charge this school year. No paperwork is necessary, however please be sure to communicate allergy information to the school office and classroom teacher.

The cafeteria opens at 8:05am daily for breakfast. When students are finished eating, they should walk to their designated entrance and be ready for class at 8:30am. Students arriving late will have the option of a grab-and-go breakfast in the office. Breakfast and lunch menus are available on the 4J website here! (Be sure to filter to Awbrey Park Elementary School)

4J Parent Checklist (REPEAT)

As you prepare for the new school year, be sure to check out the 4J Parent Checklist on the district website. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the information provided, please reach out to the school office at (541) 790-4050.