Family Bulletin, February 2, 2024

Churchill Families,

First semester has come to an end and second semester will start on Monday.  The year is half way over and it is crazy how fast the year has gone.  Before you know it, graduation will be here!!  (We still have lot of time Seniors and seniors families, but it will be here faster than you know!)

First semester grades will be mailed out to families in the next couple of weeks.  Teachers have turned in grades, and you should have access to ParentVue to see your student’s grades from first semester later this week if you want a sneak peak.   Students, I would encourage you to talk with your counselors about schedule corrections if you need required classes to graduate.  We know that somethings, a slight change is needed to get back on track to graduate!

Starting on Monday, we will have have a new Bell Schedule.  (See information below and on our website).  This change will reduce our PM passing period to 5 minutes, and add an extra 5 minutes to lunch time.  This change is due to talking with students, some staff, and administration from all high schools.  This change is just for 2nd semester, but will be a part of the discussion later as we continue to adjust to the new semester schedule.

I hope you all have a restful weekend, and see you next week as we start the second half of the year.

Go, Lancers!

 

Missy Cole, Principal

Calendar

chs.4j.lane.edu/calendar

4J High School ABC Days 2023 – 2024

Monday, 2/5
Tuesday, 2/6
 Wednesday, 2/7
Thursday, 2/8
Friday, 2/9
A Day B Day C Day A Day B Day

 

FEBRUARY 5 – 9
 Monday, February 5 Semester-2 Classes Begin
Tuesday, February 6  4:00 PM Auditions for “Mean Girls”
Wednesday, February 7  Office closes at 2:45 PM for Staff Meeting
Thursday, February 8  4:00 PM Site Council Meeting
Friday, February 9 4:00 PM Callback auditions for “Mean Girls”
FEBRUARY 12 – 16
Tuesday, February 13 CANCELED Blood Drive (for students and staff) sponsored by Churchill Health Services Pathway
Tuesday, February 14 Singing Valentines (Thespians fundraiser)
  Yearbook Baby Pics and Senior Quotes Due
Thursday, February 15 Fire Drill
5:30 PM Noche de Familia (Churchill information night for Spanish-speaking families)

 

Churchill Family News

Semester 2

Semester 2 begins on Monday, February 5.

ALL students should attend the classes on their schedule in Synergy Student VUE.

Use the Schedule Correction Request Form if there is an error on your schedule. Continue to attend the classes on your schedule in Synergy until you see that a correction has been made.

 

Adjusted Bell Schedule for Semester 2

Start on Monday, February 5th, for 2nd semester only, we will have an adjusted Bell Schedule.  The shift in bell schedule is due to talking with students across all high schools, our Eugene Education Association (EEA) expressing interests in changing, as well as Administration sharing their concerns from each school.

The schedule change will create a little more space and flexibility with lunches, and 5 less minutes of passing period in the afternoon.  The rest of the day will look the same.  Please see what the new Bell Schedule will look like below.

As always, please reach out our administrators if you have any questions,

 

A/B Days
Period 1/5 – 8:30 – 10:00 (same)
Period 2/6 – 10:10 – 11:40 (same) Keeps 10 minute morning passing period
Lunch – 11:45 – 12:20 Add 5 minutes to end of lunch
Period 3/7 – 12:25 – 1:55
Period 4/8 – 2:00 – 3:30 (same) Passing will shift to 5 minutes
C Days
Period 1 – 8:30-9:00 (same)
Period 2 – 9:05 – 9:35 (same)
Advisory – 9:40 – 10:15 (same)
Period 3 – 10:25 – 10:55 (same)
Period 4 – 11:00 – 11:30 (same)
Lunch – 11:35 – 12:10 Add 5 minutes to end of lunch
Period 5 – 12:15 – 12:45
Period 6 – 12:50 – 1:20 Passing will shift to 5 minutes
Period 7 – 1:25 – 1:55 (same)
Period 8 – 2:00 – 2:30 (same)

 

Excusing your student during the school day

Parents, please help us keep all of our students safe by making arrangements through the school office when your child needs to leave school partway through the school day. The front office will send a note to the classroom to excuse the student.

Remember that all student absences are considered unexcused until the office receives a phone call, email, or note from the student’s parent. A text message on a student’s phone cannot be accepted as an excusal.

Students must stay in their classroom until they receive a note from the office for a designated pickup, or they may wait in the front office for their pickup to arrive. Students may not wait for a pickup in any other area of the school during class time.

Students who are not feeling well may ask their teacher for a pass to see the nurse. If appropriate, the student may remain in the front office where they can wait until a parent can pick them up.

If you know about your child’s appointment ahead of time, please call the office on the morning of the appointment. This gives us time to make sure a note is sent to the student’s classroom before you arrive to pick them up.

Churchill Attendance Office:
chs_attendance@4j.lane.edu
541-790-5102

Or, if it is less than one hour before the designated pickup time, call the front office at 541-790-5100.

 

Yearbook Baby Pics  and Senior Quotes Due February 14

Class of 2024 and Families;

Two important Yearbook deadlines are coming up on February 14.

Baby Pics and Dedications: Parents of seniors submit baby pictures with a short dedication to include in the yearbook.

Senior Quotes: Seniors submit a short quote to be included in the yearbook.

Click here to read the Yearbook Senior Guidelines.

 

Parking Lot Closure

Remember, the west parking lot by the tennis and sand volleyball courts will be closed through February. This closure is related to work for our new Concessions and Restroom building that is under construction by the Track and Football Field.

The flyer below is a logistics plan from the contractor detailing the work zone. The area in RED will be closed to all staff, students, and community members, while the area in GREEN will be open for parking. During this month we will also have other construction vehicles coming in and out. Please use extra caution if you park in this area.

Since the overall parking spots will be decreased for about a month, we will also be checking for CHS Parking Permits in car windows to make sure we have permitted cars only on our property. If there are cars without parking permits, tickets might be issued. Students, if you do not have a parking permit yet, please come and purchase one in the front office from our Finance Clerk, Ken Pimental.

A student parking permit for the rest of this school year is $25.00. Scholarships are available.

Thank you in advance for your patience as we navigate this parking lot closure.

 

CHS Site Logistics Plan 1-24-24 (PDF)

 

Unified Basketball

4J CHS Unified Basketball Player Interest Form (PDF)

Unified Basketball Game Schedule (PDF)

 

Become a Churchill Community Responder

A Churchill Community Responder is a volunteer that responds to “alerts” sent by the 15th Night Coordinator for needs specific to CHS students that have not been met by internal school resources. These types of alerts would be for items such as clothing, shoes, small household items, food, or bedding.

A Churchill Community Responder would receive a text message indicating a need. If the Responder can provide the need, they respond to the text message and work with the CHS Coordinator to secure and deliver the item to Churchill High School.
Contact Trista Neuman at Neuman_t@4j.lane.edu.

You can donate items for our students at any time. Donations are accepted at the front office, or you can support our students by ordering items from the Churchill Amazon Wish List.

 

4J Student Cards for Eugene Public Library

This week, students received their Eugene Public Library cards in Advisory classes. These cards are free for students until they graduate or move out of the 4J district. Cards are automatically renewed each year that the student is enrolled in a 4J school.

Student cards:

  • Provide immediate access to Eugene Public Library’s online resources and the ability to borrow five physical items at a time.
  • Online resources include ebooks, audiobooks, research information, live homework help by professional tutors, streaming movies including documentaries and instructional videos, music, and more.
  • Physical items include books, magazines, DVDs, CDs, art and technology tools, games, educational toys, puppets, and more.
  • Will be distributed by each school’s library or administration office.
  • Are free of charge, including for students who live outside the City of Eugene.
  • Can be upgraded to a standard library card with higher borrowing limits at no charge.
  • Are automatically issued to all K-12 students enrolled at 4J neighborhood and alternative schools unless they or their parents choose not to participate. Charter schools are not included.
  • Are automatically renewed each school year for continuing 4J students. New cards will be issued to students joining the district.

A few common Q&As:

— What if I already have a library card?

That’s okay, now you have 2! If you just want 1 account, you can go to any of the branches of the Eugene Public Library and the staff can consolidate your accounts.

— What if I live outside Eugene’s city limits?

This free card is still yours! Every student in the 4J school district is receiving a public library card, no matter where they live.

— What if I didn’t receive a library card?

It may be that your family opted you out, or you may have started at Churchill after the school district sent the information to the public library, or there may be an error and we’re sorry. You can go to a public library branch, bring your student ID or something that proves you’re a student here like a recent report card or progress report, and the staff will set up an account for you.

— Can I borrow anything from the library?

Yes, you can borrow anything (books, video games, DVDs, toys, cooking supplies, etc.) but you can only borrow 5 things at a time with this card. You can talk to the staff in the library to upgrade your card to an unlimited card.

— Can I use the streaming services and online resources?

Yes, you can use them all.

— What is my password to use the online resources?

Your student ID number. You should change this after your first login for security reasons.

— I can’t use the library because I have overdue fines.
The Eugene Public Library stopped charging overdue fines and erased every fine on everyone’s accounts. All students start with a completely blank slate. Students don’t have to worry about returning books a little late, but if they never return a book or if they return a damaged book, they will be charged the cost of the book.

— I still have questions!
Students can talk to Debbie in the Churchill Library or call the public library at 541-682-5450.

 

 

Career and College News

RTEC 101 – Gateway to College & Career

Do you know what degrees and resources Lane offers? Do you know how to transfer to a 4-year university? Where to look up scholarships and financial aid info? Do you feel ready? If you said “no,” to any of these questions then RTEC 101 is here to help you!

RTEC 101 Gateway to College and Careers is a free (Yep! You read that right) class that is exclusively for graduating high school students or high school students dual enrolled in other college classes for fall, winter, and spring. This class is all about preparing you with all the necessary tools and resources you need to become a successful student at Lane. Seniors, if you use this class as a LEAP, you will need to complete the LEAP packet and pass the course. Learn more and register here.

 

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is OPEN NOW

The FAFSA and ORSAA are applications for financial aid. You will either fill out the FAFSA or ORSAA, not both. If the student has a social security number, they fill out the FAFSA. If they don’t, they fill out the ORSAA. If you aren’t sure which to fill out, use the filter tool, HERE. Many colleges and scholarships use the FAFSA or ORSAA data to award their funds too. So even if you think you won’t be eligible for grant money, and you are going to college, fill out the FAFSA or ORSAA!

The US Department of Education has overhauled the FAFSA to an extent we haven’t seen in a decade. It has been a bit of a rough launch, but the Federal Student Aid Center and many community organizations are working hard behind the scenes to resolve problems and provide support. See below for many useful resources.

The State of Oregon updated the ORSAA as well.

We’re here to help! 4J schools are offering FAFSA/ORSAA workshops for families who need help or support, filling out the FAFSA or ORSAA.

  • Wednesday, January 17th, 6:30 pm at South Eugene High School in the Cafeteria
  • Wednesday, January 17th, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at North Eugene High School in the Main Commons
  • Thursday, January 18th, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at North Eugene High School in the Main Commons

Other resources:

Federal Student Aid Contact Center

Center hours of operation will be as follows January-April:

  • Monday-Friday: 8 AM – 10PM ET
  • Saturday: 11AM – 5PM ET
  • Sundays and Federal Holidays: CLOSED

Federal Student Aid YouTube channel. Here you will find many helpful videos to help you learn about and complete the FAFSA.

Sallie Mae FAFSA Guide

OSAC

National College Attainment Network

 

4J News

4J Safe Routes to School

As part of the 4J Safe Routes to School program we ask that you take a few minutes to fill out our Parent/Guardian survey for Churchill High School, regardless of how your student(s) get to school to inform our efforts to help students use active and shared transportation for their school commute. This link is specific for your school. If you have more than one student at this school please fill out one for the older student only. If you have students at more than one school please fill out one for each school you receive a link for. Thank you for your time.

Link: https://urldefense.com/v3/__http://www.saferoutesdata.org/surveyformparent.cfm?key=7390732__;!!C5qS4YX3!HCrijZ9oYw2shgtI1Davdt6ktlcvaCFSboTSHvAL8GqwusZIst4sgbIEChRYig8BJJPaTQGkmf28ZNayrxUI$

 

4J Rutas Seguras a la Escuela

Como parte del programa 4J Rutas Seguras a la Escuela (Safe Routes to School) le pedimos que usted se tome unos minutos para completar nuestra encuesta de Padres/Tutores de Churchill High School, independientemente de cómo su(s) estudiante(s) llega(n) a la escuela para informar nuestros esfuerzos para ayudar a los estudiantes a usar transporte activo y compartido para su viaje regular escolar. Este enlace es específico para su escuela. Si usted tiene más de un estudiante en esta escuela por favor complete solo una para el estudiante mayor. Si tiene estudiantes en más de una escuela, complete uno por cada escuela para el que reciba un enlace. Gracias por su tiempo.

Enlace: https://urldefense.com/v3/__http://www.saferoutesdata.org/surveyformparent.cfm?key=7390732__;!!C5qS4YX3!HCrijZ9oYw2shgtI1Davdt6ktlcvaCFSboTSHvAL8GqwusZIst4sgbIEChRYig8BJJPaTQGkmf28ZNayrxUI$

 

Eugene Parent Support Space

A peer-support space for caregivers and parents of LGBTQ2SIA+ and questioning kids in the Eugene area.

3rd Tuesday of the Month, 6:00 – 7:30 pm at the Sheldon High School Library.

Childcare provided during the school year; hybrid available. Contact Lisa for childcare requests at 541-517-4775 or kinser_l@4j.lane.edu.

 

Community News

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Applications Open February 1

The LIHEAP waitlist will open up again on February 1st. There are some income qualifications, also at least one person in the household must have a Social Security Number. All of the qualifications on are the link as well, but those are the big ones.

https://www.lanecounty.org/cms/one.aspx?pageId=9773412

 

Catholic Community Services of Lane County

Catholic Community Services of Lane County offers assistance programs for food, clothing, rent, energy, family support, and other supplies and services.

https://www.ccslc.org/need-help

 

Free Ballet Class for Boys

Free Ballet for Boys (PDF)

 

Ophelia’s Place Winter Activities

Ophelia’s Place has just released its Winter Calendar, packed with engaging and empowering activities. Check the pdf below or visit opheliasplace.net.

Ophelia’s Place Winter Calendar, Eugene (PDF)

Spring Break Eugene (PDF)

therapy flyers (PDF)

 

Connected Lane County is offering Drop-in Services!!

We are excited to offer drop-in services at Spark at Booth-Kelly in Springfield!

What are “drop-in services?”

This is a time and space for you to receive support from our staff and volunteers in a variety of areas. You can use our space to study, enjoy free snacks, and access shower and laundry facilities.

Support Areas Include:

  • Resume and cover letter writing
  • Interview practice
  • Career mentorship
  • Employment navigation
  • Housing and healthcare resources
  • College and scholarship applications CLC Drop-In Flier (PDF)

 

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