Family Bulletin, September 22, 2023
Assembly Bell Schedule
|September 25 – 29
|Latin-American/Hispanic Excellence Spirit Week
|Monday, September 25
| Guest Speaker: Ernesto Javier Martinez
|September 26 –29
|Movie: A Million Miles Away in F46
|Thursday, September 28
|Latin-American Heritage Assembly (Assembly Bell Schedule)
|Friday, September 29
|October 2 – 6
|Monday, October 2
|Tuesday, October 3
|Anything but a Backpack
|Wednesday, October 4
|Thursday, October 5
|Friday, October 6
| Homecoming Assembly (Assembly Bell Schedule)
|Saturday, October 7
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.
The Schedule Correction Request form is closed. For additional questions, please make an appointment with your counselor.
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 the Technology Office, Room F40.
IHS Parent Information Night
From the College & Career Center
Upcoming college visits:
- 25th – Montana State University
- 26th – Oregon State University
- 27th – University of Oregon
- 28th – University of Redlands
- 29th – University of Chicago
**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.
SAVE THE DATE!
College & Career Extravaganza is coming!!
When: Wednesday, November 15, 2023
What time: 6:30pm-8:30pm
Where: Churchill High School Campus
What is the Extravaganza? Your opportunity to attend workshops on financial Aid, scholarships, options beyond high school, essay writing, resume building, getting hired for your future, job search strategies, understanding the trades and apprenticeships, financial literacy for high school students, and a whole lot more.
All grades and families are welcome.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR SENIOR FAMILIES: THE APPLICATIONS TO APPLY FOR FEDERAL AND STATE FINANCIAL AID ARE CHANGING
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.
CREATE AN FSA ID HERE
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: email@example.com
- 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 chs.4j.lane.edu/forms.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 https://www.4j.lane.edu/canvas/ 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 https://pv.4j.lane.edu/. 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 email@example.com.
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.
4J Community News
EEF 5K for 4J: Saturday, October 14
Eugene Parent Support Space
Eugene Parent Support Space (PDF): A peer-support space for caregivers and parents of LGBTQ2SIA+ and questioning kids in the Eugene area.