Family Bulletin, January 26, 2024

Calendar

chs.4j.lane.edu/calendar

4J High School ABC Days 2023 – 2024

Monday, 1/29
Tuesday, 1/30
 Wednesday, 1/31
Thursday, 2/1
Friday, 2/2
A Day B Day C Day NO CLASSES
Grading Day
NO CLASSES
Transition Day

 

JANUARY 29 – FEBRUARY 2
Monday, January 29 6:00 PM School Choice Information and School Tour
7:00 PM Grad Party Planning Meeting (community sponsored)
Thursday, February 1 NO SCHOOL: Grading Day
1:30 PM ASVAB Testing
Friday, February 2 NO SCHOOL: Transition Day
6:00 PM Lancer Pageant BINGO Night
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

 

Churchill Family News

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.

 

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 are starting 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.

 

Driver’s Ed at Churchill

Oregon Driver Training Institute offers driver education courses with locations at all 4J high schools and their own classroom on Garfield Street. The next session at Churchill begins on February 20.

Registration is open at oregondrivertraining.com.

Need-based scholarships are available through 4J. Call or visit the school’s Finance Office for information.

Churchill ODTI Spring 2024 flyer

 

Career and College News

ASVAB – Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery

If you are 16 or over and are interested in a career in the military, you can take the ASVAB. It’s free! The test is offered at Churchill on Thursday, February 1st, 1:30 – 3:30 pm.

The ASVAB Career Exploration Program includes a validated aptitude test and interest assessment. The results are used to guide career exploration using our career planning tools. There are many ways to be successful. To figure out where to find interesting careers, you need all the facts about your skills and interests, the world of work, and your after-high school options to make informed decisions: take the assessments, explore your options, and build your plan.

To sign up for the test, follow this link https://forms.gle/Linh9CkgsHWB9hhL8

 

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

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)

 

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)

 

Parking Lot Closure through February<< >>Monday, January 29, 2024