4J Parent News
November 2022, Volume 3
Information for parents and guardians from Eugene School District 4J
In this message:
• Paving the Way: New North Eugene High School building is nearing completion
• Healthy Grieving: Event offers parents tips on how to help teens process grief in a healthy way
• The Upstanders: 4J Equity and Inclusion team presents documentary on cyberbullying
• Winter Weather: Learn about school or bus route changes due to hazardous weather
• Employee Spotlight: Meet Micaela, food service assistant at Howard Elementary School
• Work With 4J: Serve local youth and the community—apply for a 4J job today!
New North Eugene High School Building Nearing Completion
Crews are paving the way for the new North Eugene High School building to open less than a year from now.
Workers took advantage of a favorable window in the weather on Tuesday to wrap up paving around the new school building. For the last few months, the focus for Lease Crutcher Lewis, the project's construction manager and general contractor, has been completing the hardscape — the parking areas, driveways, curbs and sidewalks outside the building — as well as prepping for the landscaping which will be planted in the spring. The building's exterior is complete.
Indoors, contractors are nearly complete with the plumbing, electrical and mechanical systems. Another milestone is near, as crews finish up polishing much of the concrete slab that will remain as the final flooring.
Construction is on schedule. The new North will open to students and staff next fall as the first new high school built in the Eugene-Springfield area in more than 50 years. The project is made possible by the bond measure local voters approved four years ago. Thank you, 4J community!
Support Grieving Teens | TONIGHT—November 30
4J is hosting a community talk with Dr. Tiffany Brown for parents and community members to learn how to help teens process grief in a healthy way. Dr. Tiffany Brown is a licensed family therapist and senior lecturer / clinical director in the Couples and Family Therapy graduate program at the University of Oregon.
South Eugene High School Cafeteria, 400 E. 19th Ave.
Spanish interpretation will be provided
The Oregon Health Authority and the Lines for Life Suicide Rapid Response Program is funding the event in collaboration with Lane County Public Health.
This presentation is part of a 4J series of community events addressing youth mental health and suicide prevention.
Film About Cyberbullying Available for Viewing
The 4J Equity and Inclusion team is pleased to present The Upstanders. This important documentary film explores all sides of cyberbullying, showing the perspectives of those who bully, their victims, families, and the trauma of the bystander.
How to watch The Upstanders:
• Virtually from Dec. 5–12. Look for an email later this week with a link to watch the film at your convenience (subtitles available), plus details about a virtual discussion on Dec. 12.
• In person on Dec. 9, 6–7 p.m. + discussion following screening. Location: Campbell Community Center, 155 High St., Eugene. Please register here for the live screening and to request interpretation. Everyone is invited to this free community screening, presented in partnership with the 4J Prevention Services team.
Questions? Email 4J's Department of Equity, Inclusion and Instruction at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Winter Weather: Be In the Know
Winter weather has swept into the area at higher elevations, three weeks before the start of season. Be prepared! There are several ways to find out when hazardous weather conditions close or delay schools or alter bus routes.
How to find out if there is a change:
- Receive text message from the district (if you are not currently receiving occasional text messages with important information from 4J, learn how)
- Check the district website, www.4j.lane.edu
- Follow 4J social media: Facebook, Twitter @4Jweather & @4Jschools
- Tune in to local radio and television news stations
⭐ Meet Micaela ⭐
Food Service Assistant at Howard Elementary School
“I love introducing students to new and nutritious foods. It's wonderful to see our salad bar so complete. They love the peppers. They dip them in ranch dressing and take a bite and, oh boy, you can tell they enjoy the flavor."
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