Family Bulletin, September 15

Churchill Families,

The first full week of school has come and gone, and we will soon be in our second full week of the school year.  The students and staff are figuring out the new A/B/C rotating semester schedule, and also working through how to flow of a 90 minute class period will be.  Change is hard at times, but I think by the end of next week we will have it all under control.

Athletics are in full swing, and our teams are looking good!  Check out their game schedule on our CHS Athletic Website.   Come out and support our student athletes when you can!

Go, Lancers!


Missy Cole

Principal, Churchill High School



2324 4J District Calendar – High School ABC Days

Monday, 9/18 Tuesday, 9/19 Wednesday, 9/20 Thursday, 9/21 Friday, 9/22
A Day B Day C Day A Day B Day


Tuesday, September 19 School Picture Makeup Day
Friday, September 22 CANCELED LSU Movie Night (will be rescheduled)
September 25 – 29 Latin-American Heritage Spirit Week
Thursday, September 28 Latin-American Heritage Assembly


Churchill Student News

Request a Locker

The locker request form is still open. Students can find the form on the CHS website under the ‘Students’ menu, or CLICK HERE.


Student Schedules

The Schedule Correction Request form is closed. For additional questions, please make an appointment with your counselor.

School Supplies

Need help with school supplies? “Mike’s Closet”, in the CHS Cafeteria, has backpacks, notebooks, binders, pens, pencils, markers, highlighters, glue sticks… and we have school clothes, shoes, and groceries. Check with any staff member, or just visit Mike’s closet in the cafeteria at lunch or between classes.


Student Computer Upgrades

This upgrade is not optional. Please upgrade your student computer if you haven’t already.

Students who checked out computers at Back-to-School Days do not need to perform this upgrade task. The computer you received has already been upgraded.

Before you start: If you haven’t been using your student computer over the summer, the computer battery may have drained, and you will need to charge it and turn it on to allow the clock to update before the operating system upgrade will work. You may need to restart the computer a few times.

Follow these instructions carefully: Quicksheet – Upgrade macOS 2023

This big upgrade may take several hours to complete. Do not attempt to complete this update using a cellular signal or hotspot. Make sure your computer is in a safe place where it can remain plugged in and will not be disturbed during the upgrade.

If you are unable to complete the upgrade at home, please exchange your student computer at Back-to-School Days. 


IHS Parent Information Night

Our Eugene IHS Parent Information Night has been rescheduled for Monday, October 2 from 7-8 pm at the Ed Center Auditorium located at 200 N. Monroe Street in Eugene. We hope to see you all there!
We will post the informational slides from the presentation on our IHS website for anyone who cannot attend in person. And as always, please feel free to reach out to me with any questions at any time.

From the College & Career Center

The College & Career Center is off and running scheduling events to help students succeed. Each week we will publish events we sponsor as well as community-based events and resources.
Upcoming college visits:
Monday, September 18th – University of San Francisco
Wednesday, September 20th – Lane Community College
Thursday, September 21st – Oregon Institute of Technology
Friday, September 22nd –  Linfield University
**All visits are at lunch in room F36
See the CHS calendar for future events.


Students – Watch your 4j email for notifications, listen to or read the announcements, and check out the TV screens in the College & Career Center and the student lounge near the coffee cart for important information about visits and other College & Career happenings.



You may have heard that the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and Oregon Student Aid Application (ORSAA) will be changing for 2024-25. Due to the intense behind-the-scenes programming, the FAFSA will not open until sometime in the month of December. ORSAA will open as soon as possible, but most likely in December as well. Stay tuned as we will share further information and details as we get them.

You can still create your FSA ID (username and password) now so you are prepared once the FAFSA opens in December. It’s very important to create an FSA ID for each FAFSA contributor PRIOR TO completing the FAFSA. Families who attempt to create FSA IDs at the time of FAFSA completion will not experience the benefits of the simplified FAFSA. It takes three days to verify the identity of FSA ID applicants, which means that individuals who have yet to be verified will have to complete additional questions by hand.



Student Attendance: Reporting an Absence

Is your student missing school today? Make sure to contact us to let us know. If your student is coming to school late or needs to be pulled from class early, call the front office at 541-790-5100. If your student is going to be out for the whole day, make sure to call our attendance line at 541-790-5102.

Call anytime day or night: 541-790-5102

To excuse by email:

  • Please inform the attendance office each day that your student is absent.
  • Absences need to be excused within 2 school days.
  • Pre-planned absences of 3 or more days may be excused if arranged in advance by filling out the pre-arranged absence form available in our front office or on our website at

When a student needs to leave school during the day for an appointment or other reason: Parents should send a note with the student on the morning of the absence. The student should turn in the note at the front office. Office staff will send a note to the classroom teacher to excuse the student from class at the appropriate time.

We know that appointments and illness can come up unexpectedly. For these unexpected events, please call the front office before coming to the school to pick up your student. This gives us time to send a note to the classroom so that the student is ready to leave when you arrive. Please understand that there may be a delay if you do not notify us in advance.


ParentVUE and CANVAS

These two accounts collectively give you access to your student’s attendance, grades, class schedule, homework assignments, and more! If you need help with setting up these parent accounts, please reach out to our registrar, Dorothy Catanese, and she can send you your own unique codes along with easy-to-follow steps to activate each account. The best way for her to share this information is via email so please send requests to If you need assistance in person, please call her at 541-790-5108 to make an appointment before coming to the school.

Canvas for Parents

Visit for links and tutorials to help you create your Canvas account and connect to your student’s classes.

Canvas is an online classroom platform where teachers share lessons, materials, and assignments for their students. Parents can see student grades and progress on class assignments.


Login at Parents receive an activation key from the school registrar to set up this account. If you are having trouble signing in to ParentVUE, please email Dorothy at

In ParentVUE, parents can see student schedules, attendance history, and grades.


Grading Policy Change: No ‘Pass/No-Pass’ Option for Core Classes

Starting this school year, all core-credit classes will not be eligible for a Pass/No Pass grade. Teachers will only give out the following letter grades: A, B, C, D, and F. The only exceptions are the following classes: Advisory, Aides, Access Center, Academics Unlimited, Work Experience, Life Skills, and Algebra Success. These classes are only eligible for a Pass/No Pass grade. If this changes, we will share this information with families as soon as possible.


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Eugene Parent Support Space (PDF): A peer-support space for caregivers and parents of LGBTQ2SIA+ and questioning kids in the Eugene area.


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