Family Bulletin, February 9, 2024
The first week of the second semester has come to an end. Students should be in the classes they need to continue to be on-track to graduate, and if not, schedule corrections should be done by the end of day on Monday. If students still need support with schedule corrections, please schedule a time to meet with your counselor. Students have until Feb. 16th to drop a class without penalty. (See more information below)
Our athletic teams are heading into the last part of their season, and our amazing swim team is heading into District this weekend. Good luck to our swim team! I am sure we will have many who will head to State again this year!!
This week our School Board voted to add in two school make-up days for the time we missed during the ice storm in the middle of January. The make-up days will now be Monday, Feb. 19th, and Friday, June 14th. If your student will be absent on these make-up days, please remember to call or email our attendance office so we can adjust their attendance.
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!
Missy Cole, Principal
| Wednesday, 2/14
|FEBRUARY 12 – 16
|Tuesday, February 13
|Wednesday, February 14
|Singing Valentines (Thespians fundraiser)
|Yearbook Baby Pics and Senior Quotes Due
|Thursday, February 15
|Noche de Familia (Churchill information night for Spanish-speaking families)
|FEBRUARY 19 – 23
|BLACK EXCELLENCE WEEK
|Monday, February 19
|HAZARDOUS WEATHER MAKEUP DAY
School in session. A Day.
|Tuesday, February 20
|Spring Sports Registration Due
|Unified Basketball Away Game at NEHS
|Wednesday, February 21
|Winter Formal Dance Guest Forms Due
|Saturday, February 24
|7:30 – 10:00 PM
|Winter Formal: “Fire and Ice”
Churchill Family News
Noche de familia
Semester 2 Schedule Correction Requests Closed
If your schedule is incorrect, please make an appointment with your counselor.
The last day to add a class for full credit is Friday, the 16th.
ALL students should attend the classes on their schedule in Synergy Student VUE.
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.
Adjusted Bell Schedule for Semester 2
Starting 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 interest in changing, as well as administrators sharing their concerns from each school.
The schedule change will create a little more space and flexibility with lunches, and 5 fewer 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 to our administrators if you have any questions,
|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 the end of lunch
|Period 3/7 – 12:25 – 1:55
|Period 4/8 – 2:00 – 3:30 (same)
|Passing will shift to 5 minutes
|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 the 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:
Or, if it is less than one hour before the designated pickup time, call the front office at 541-790-5100.
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.
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.
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.
- 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
Center hours of operation will be as follows January-April:
- Monday-Friday: 8 AM – 10 PM ET
- Saturday: 11 AM – 5 PM 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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
BRING Student Product Design Challenge
SPDC 2024 Flyer (PDF)
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.
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.
Free Ballet Class for Boys
Free Ballet for Boys (PDF)
Ophelia’s Place Winter Activities
All Bodies are Good Bodies Webinar
Thursday, February 29
Register at OpheliasPlace.net/webinar.
Ophelia’s Place has just released its Winter Calendar, packed with engaging and empowering activities. Check the pdf below or visit opheliasplace.net.
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)