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Spring Creek Elementary Update 11/9/21

School Hours

School Hours

7:55-2:25 (Mon-Thurs)

7:55-1:10 (Friday)

Doors/Breezeway Gates open at 7:45

Spring Creek Oregon College/(or ABLE) Savings Plan Survey

Our Amazing Spring Creek PTO is partnering with our school to offer reimbursements of $25 to any families who are interested in starting an Oregon College Savings Plan or Able Savings Plan.

Before our PTO begins fundraising efforts for this initiative, we need to see how many families are interested in starting a college savings plan and getting the $25 reimbursement. To identify how much we need to raise to reimburse families and also to gauge interest in college savings for your child, please fill out this brief survey.


Once we know approximately how many families are interested, we'll begin accepting donations from individuals and businesses to ensure every family who wants to save for their child's higher education can begin now.

Here are some fun facts about the benefits of having a college savings plan for your child:

  • Open an Oregon College Savings Plan account for your kindergartner and get an extra, automatic $25 contribution with the Kinder Grad program.
  • Kids who know they have a college savings account (even a small one) are 2.5 times more likely to go to and graduate from college. (-Center for Social Development, WA University in St. Louis)
  • Tax-Free Growth (after-tax program)
    • As the money you deposited gets invested and grows, the earnings are not taxed
  • State Income Tax Credit (means-tested)
    • Tax credits for contributions to the OCSP
    • Up to $300 for joint filers; up to $150 for single filers

Ruby Bridge Walk to School Day, Wednesday, Nov. 17th

We invite all families to celebrate Ruby Bridges’ courage as a civil rights hero by encouraging students to walk to school on Wednesday, November 17th. Join schools around the country in the first national Ruby Bridges Walk to School Day as we walk to end racism and all forms of bullying.

Learn more about Ruby Bridges and the Walk to School Day here:

Fun fact: Last month on October 28th, our 4th and 5th grade students tuned into a live webinar where they observed local high school students ask Ruby Bridges questions about civil rights. It was a great presentation and wonderful experience for our students.

Spring Creek Scholastic Virtual Book Fair (11/11-11/24)

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COVID-19 Vaccine Available for K–6 Students

4J is hosting clinics the evening of Nov. 18 and 30, which helps prevent students from having to quarantine. If a student who is not fully vaccinated is exposed to someone with COVID-19, they are required to quarantine at home for 14 days after the exposure. A student who is fully vaccinated does not have to quarantine after being exposed to COVID-19, unless they have symptoms, under current public health rules.

Visit the 4J COVID-19 Vaccine Webpage for sign-up information and additional details.

Tutoring Resources for Families

The Eugene Rotary (WEBSITE) offer free virtual tutoring and the NAACP (WEBSITE ) offers free in person tutoring program for all BIPOC students.

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 rules for pause parking:

Drivers must remain in their cars at all times. (if you'd like to walk your child to an entrance, you must park in a parking spot).
• Drivers should pull forward as space becomes available.
• Drivers should NOT stop in marked crosswalk areas.
• When getting in or out of a car, students must use the door on the sidewalk side. Students should never get in or out of a car on the driver’s side. It’s unsafe for the student and it slows traffic.

Drivers must remember to ALWAYS yield at the painted crosswalks and sidewalks.

Picture Retakes 11/16 (Repeat)

Picture retakes will be the morning of Tuesday, November 16th. Return your portraits on retake day and Lifetouch will re-photograph your child, free of charge.

Fall Parent-Teacher Conferences this Week (Repeat)

Parent – Teacher Conferences are scheduled for Tuesday, November 9 from 3:25 pm – 7:25 pm and Wednesday, November 10 from 8:00 am – 8:00 pm. There will be no school on Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday that week.

Conferences will be over Zoom. Watch for scheduling information from your child’s teacher.

Meeting with your child’s teacher should help build strong parent-teacher partnerships. Partnerships are needed if you and your child’s teacher are to reach your common goal: helping your child get the best education possible.

Update: Zoom links have been shared, however, below is a one-pager to connect with your child's teacher(s) when it's time for your scheduled conference time. Simply click your child's teacher's picture and the zoom link will open.

Spring Creek PTO Dinner Night Out Fundraiser (11/10/21) (Repeat)

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4J Parent Info Session: Tuesday, Nov. 9, 5:30–6 p.m. (Repeat)

Eugene School District 4J is committed to the health and safety of our students and staff. The district is holding a parent information webinar on November 9 to keep families up to date about COVID-19 and schools.

District staff will cover frequently requested information including COVID-19 vaccines, testing, contact tracing, quarantine requirements, case notification, and how families can change between in-person and online learning programs.

What would you like to know? The webinar will cover frequently asked questions provided in advance; it will not be a live Q & A. If you have questions you would like to see covered, please submit them online by Sunday, Nov. 7, at

The webinar will be recorded and posted on the district website to watch later at your convenience.

Learn more | Submit a question | Invite friends | Zoom link for webinar

Sesión informativa para los padres de 4J: El martes 9 de Nov. de 5:30-6 pm. El Distrito Escolar de Eugene 4J está comprometido con la salud y la seguridad de nuestros estudiantes y personal. El distrito va a tener una reunión de padres virtual el 9 de noviembre para mantener a las familias actualizadas sobre el COVID-19 y las escuelas.

El personal del distrito cubrirá información solicitada frecuentemente sobre las vacunas de COVID-19, pruebas, rastreo de contactos, requisitos de cuarentena, notificación de casos y cómo las familias pueden cambiar el programa de aprendizaje de sus hijos de en persona a en línea o viceversa.

¿Qué le gustaría saber? La sesión cubrirá las preguntas más frecuentes aportadas con anticipación; no habrá preguntas en vivo. Si usted tiene preguntas que le gustaría que contestaran, por favor compártalas en línea antes del domingo 7 de Nov. aquí:

El webinario será grabado y publicado en el sitio web del distrito para poder verlo después a su conveniencia.

Para más información | Haga una pregunta | Invite a amigos | Enlace de Zoom para la sesión informativa

Students in Quarantine Info (Repeat)

If your child has to quarantine, please see the linked Family Quarantine Letter for information how your child will continue to access learning while in quarantine.

Spring Creek's Kitchen is Closed (Repeat)

Due to the number of vacancies in school kitchens across the district, the district nutrition services department is closing some sites and providing support from other kitchens. Thursday (10/14) was the last day Spring Creek’s kitchen was open to prepare and serve meals. Meal support from Madison Middle School's kitchen with district planned deliveries began on Tuesday (10/19). Breakfast and lunches (including hot lunches on scheduled days) continued as planned. Meals were transported in warmers and delivered to our school daily. This will continue until vacancies can be filled across the district and staffing restored to our kitchen at Spring Creek.

Breakfast and Lunch Menus (Repeat)

Breakfast and lunch menus are available on the 4J Menu Website. Make sure you filter to Spring Creek Elementary.

Meals are free for all students this school year, no paperwork required!

Dates to Remember

November 9 (T): Parent/Teacher Conferences (Zoom)

November 10 (W): No School, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Parent Teacher Conferences (Zoom)

November 11 (H): No School Veteran's Day

November 12 (F): No School, Parent/Teacher Conferences Comp Day

November 16 (T): Picture Re-take Day

November 24 (W): Possible No School Day (pending board approval)

November 25 (H): No School-Thanksgiving Break

November 26 (F): No School-Thanksgiving Break

Link to the 4J Elementary School Calendar

About Us

Mission Statement

We strive to develop the social, emotional, and cultural aspects of the whole child while celebrating academic success and providing a comprehensive education for all students.


To accomplish our mission, we believe in supporting the whole child by providing a safe, inclusive, and caring community. We strive to support lifelong learners, capable of reflection and personal growth. We build strong relationships to foster student success academically, socially and emotionally.