G’Lancer Back-to-School Edition, August 2018

Back-to-School Edition

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Churchill Families,

Welcome to the 2018–2019 school year. In this special back-to-school issue of the G’Lancer, you will find a calendar of events and information that you need to know before the first day of school. The G’Lancer is published at the beginning of each term, plus the special back-to-school issue in August and summer issue in June.

In addition to the G’Lancer, Churchill communicates information to families in a variety of ways.

  • Principal Greg Borgerding will email weekly Parent Updates with information about the upcoming week’s events and important announcements.
  • Churchill uses SchoolMessenger to send reminders and time-sensitive announcements to families as recorded voice messages, emails, and social media posts. You are encouraged to create a SchoolMessenger account at go.schoolmessenger.com using the email address Churchill uses to contact you. Once your account is active you will be able to control how you receive messages from Churchill through SchoolMessenger, such as opting out of phone messages or opting into SMS (text). These messages are very frequent at the beginning of the school year when a lot of important events take place.
  • Occasionally we will post announcements on Facebook @churchillhighschool, Twitter @CHSLancers, and Instagram @churchilllancers. In addition to our school pages, some of our clubs, departments, and teachers manage their own social media accounts. The creator of the account, teacher, or club advisor is responsible for the content on those pages.
  • Finally, check out our new website at chs.4j.lane.edu. You can get to all of our announcements, newsletters and social media pages from there.

4J District Calendar | Churchill Athletic Calendar | Churchill School Events Calendar

August 8 Fall Athletic Registrations Due
August 13 Fall Athletic Practices Begin
August 23, 24 9 am–12 pm Registration
August 25 7:30 am SAT Testing
August 26 4–5:30 pm Project Hope Fair
September 3 Schools Closed (Labor Day)
September 4 8:30 am–12:30 pm 9th Grade Orientation
September 5 Classes Begin (all students)
September 10 after school Fall Play Auditions
September 13 6:30 pm Navigating High School/Senior Welcome Night
September 21 Welcome Assembly

Churchill News

Summer Office Hours

Monday–Thursday, 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. Closed on Fridays.

Regular office hours resume on August 20. Monday–Friday, 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.


Churchill relies on the contributions of skilled and committed volunteers to make the vision of “Excellence every day for every Lancer” a reality. Volunteer opportunities are available throughout the school. We can use your skills. Volunteers tutor students, help them apply for schools and scholarships, answer phones, help maintain the grounds, build sets and sew costumes for plays and musicals, organize fundraisers, chaperone events or field trips, serve on Site Council, and so much more.

All volunteers must complete the 4J Volunteer Application at helpcounter.net/eugene. Volunteer background checks expire after 2 years and each volunteer must complete the application again to renew their background check and the end of the 2 years. Only registered volunteers who have completed the SafeSchools volunteer training may be on campus or chaperone a school function without a staff escort. If you did not complete the volunteer application for Churchill last year, you will need to complete a new application this year.

Churchill will host two volunteer orientation meetings. Please choose the one that best fits your schedule. Orientation will include the required SafeSchools training as well as information specific to Churchill.

Orientations will be held on…

Tuesday, September 11, 6:00 p.m.
or Wednesday, September 12, 10:00 a.m.

Contact the volunteer coordinator, Jill Reents, at reents_ji@4j.lane.edu to check your volunteer status.

Fall Athletics

Registration for fall, winter and spring sports is open now at familyid.com/winston-churchill-high-school. You can also learn more about our athletic program, coaches, and eligibility requirements at chs.lane.edu/athletics.

Fall sports are Cheer, Cross Country, Football, Soccer (boys and girls) and volleyball.

Athletic Registrations are due Wednesday, August 8. Registrations completed after this date may not be processed in time to be eligible to practice on the first day.

Practices begin on Monday, August 13.

Sports Physicals

Now is the time to schedule your sports physical. Sports physicals are valid for two years from the date of the medical visit. Contact your family physician to schedule an appointment, or take advantage of one of the following opportunities.

The School-Based Health Center at Churchill is open during the summer July 30–August 31, Tuesday–Friday, 8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Call 541-790-5227 for pricing and scheduling. The health center takes insurance and the Oregon Health Plan.

Pure Life Chiropractic will offer $35.00 Sports physicals on Saturday, August 4, 2018, 1:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. at 1400 Valley River Drive, Suite 260. $25 will be donated back to your school athletic department. Walk-ins are welcome or appointments can be made. To schedule an appointment or if there are any questions, please contact Dr. Jenn Nyberg, at 541-343-5633.

Registration: August 23, 24, 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

New Students: Please enroll now at the registrar’s office. Enrollment paperwork is available at the registrar’s office or online at chs.4j.lane.edu/new-students. Enrollments will be accepted on registration days, but we encourage you to enroll ahead of time to help your registration day run smoothly.

August 23, 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.: 10th and 11th grades

August 24, 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.: New students, 9th and 12th Grades (experienced Churchill students will offer school tours for new students.)

At Registration, students will receive their class schedules, take school portraits, receive student ID/ASB cards, pay fees, purchase parking passes, sign up for lockers, and more. Complete information and forms are posted at chs.4j.lane.edu.

If your student is unable to attend on their assigned registration day, they may attend the alternate day or send a parent or family member in their place. If no family member can attend either day of registration, please come to the office to complete your registration before school starts. School pictures must be made up on picture retake day on October 8.

School Portraits: School portraits are provided by Lifetouch. All students must take a photo and receive a student ID card free of charge. Students who purchase an ASB card will receive an ID card printed with an ASB seal. You may choose to order prints online at my.lifetouch.com using Picture Day ID “FO528727Y0.”

SAT Test: August 25, 7:30 a.m.

Students must sign up online before the test. Report to the front of Churchill at 7:30 a.m. Signs will be posted. Bring your ID and admission ticket, several No. 2 pencils (no mechanical pencils allowed), an approved calculator with extra batteries, and snacks and water. No cell phones or other electronic devices are allowed in testing rooms. See the College Board website for detailed information at www.collegeboard.org.

Project Hope Fair: August 26, 4:00–5:30 p.m.

The Project Hope Fair is on August 26, 4:00–5:30 p.m., at Cesar Chavez Elementary and North Eugene High School.

The Project Hope Fair is a partnership between local school districts and local nonprofits, churches, and businesses to provide lower income students with access to new shoes, socks, backpacks, school supplies, and haircuts at the start of the school year. The fair is open to students in all grades. Each student must have a ticket to attend. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Tickets will be available in the Churchill office starting August 10. There will be a limited number of tickets. Reserve tickets by calling the front office at 541-790-5100, or drop in to pick them up. If you have students at multiple schools, you do not need to go to each school to pick up tickets. You may pick up tickets for all of your students at one pickup location. Use your ticket as your LTD bus pass to the event.

9th Grade Orientation: September 4, 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Ninth Grade Families,

We welcome you and your student to high school this fall! This is an exciting time and an important transition.

A Ninth Grade Orientation and Transition Day will be held on Tuesday, September 4, 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. This is a half-day for 9th grade students the day before regular classes begin with lunch provided.

Ninth grade is an essential year for students. We know from research and experience that the transition to high school is a critical event in our students’ lives, and that preparing for this transition builds vital relationships and connections that support high school success.

Please plan for your student to attend the Ninth Grade Orientation and Transition Day on September 4 to get a strong start to their high school experience. Students will find their classes, meet their teachers, and have other transition activities. They will meet upperclassmen mentors as well as new ninth grade friends, and learn about the opportunities for connections to their new learning community.

School buses will run their regular routes to high schools that morning to provide transportation for bus-riding students.

Have a great summer! Thank you for planning to have your student attend this important event. More information will be sent via email and a phone dialer as the day approaches.

Día de orientación de noveno grado, 4 de septiembre

¡le damos la bienvenida a usted y a su estudiante a la escuela preparatoria para el próximo otoño! Este es un momento emocionante y una transición importante.

El día de orientación y transición de noveno grado se llevará a cabo el martes, 4 de septiembre, de 8:30 a.m. a 12:30 p.m., un día antes de que comiencen las clases regulares. Este es un medio día para los nuevos estudiantes de preparatoria.

El noveno grado es un año esencial para los estudiantes. Sabemos por medio de estudios y experiencia que la transición a la escuela preparatoria es un acontecimiento crítico en la vida de nuestros estudiantes, y que la preparación para esta transición construye relaciones vitales y conexiones que apoyan el éxito en la escuela preparatoria.

Por favor asegúrese que su estudiante asista al día de orientación y transición del noveno grado el 4 de septiembre para que tenga un buen comienzo hacia su experiencia en la preparatoria. Los estudiantes conocerán a sus maestros, sus salones, y tendrán otras actividades de transición. Ellos también conocerán a los mentores del grado 12, así como a nuevos amigos en el noveno grado al tiempo que aprenden acerca de las oportunidades para conectarse a su nueva comunidad de aprendizaje.

Los autobuses escolares correrán sus rutas regulares a las escuelas preparatorias esa mañana para proveer transporte a los estudiantes que usualmente van en el autobús.

¡Les deseamos que tengan un buen verano! Gracias por planear que su estudiante atienda a este evento tan importante. Su escuela le mandará más información en agosto.

Classes Begin: September 5

View our new bell schedules at chs.4j.lane.edu/bell-schedules and be ready for the first day of school.

Fall Play Auditions: September 10, 3:45 p.m.

Auditions for the fall play will be very soon after the first day of school. Visit Mr. Patton in room H8 or listen to the daily announcements for information about what to bring to your audition.

School-to-Career News

KEZI 9 News is producing a half-hour Skilled to Work news special focused on the growing need for a stronger skilled labor workforce throughout Western Oregon. The special will also identify local Career Technical Education (CTE) opportunities, training, and resources. Skilled to Work will air live on KEZI 9 on 8/22 at 7 p.m.

In March of 2018, KEZI 9 News began a new Skilled to Work educational campaign, in partnership with key industries across the market, to share apprenticeship information, job opportunities, educational resources, and to help connect employers with workers interested in skilled labor positions across Western Oregon. There is a tremendous unmet need for skilled labor across a wide variety of industries—from construction and aviation, to automotive and infrastructure. KEZI 9 News produces and broadcasts Skilled to Work reports each week that bring viewers impactful stories, and resources about the resurgence of vocational training and workforce options in our community.

“We are proud that our Skilled to Work initiative is helping to fill a critical need to recruit skilled workers in industry and the trades,” said Mike Boring, KEZI 9 Vice President and General Manager. “Career Technical Education is a terrific path for many students who have a passion to go to work in a trade and have great earning potential. Our Skilled to Work campaign was created after hearing from community business partners that they have many well-paying jobs for people who may not be interested in the college route. The half-hour KEZI 9 News special will showcase some of those stories, as well as highlight the many resources that are available.”

The KEZI 9 News Skilled to Work special will also be live streamed online at www.kezi.com/LiveStream on 8/22 at 7 p.m. For more information, please contact Bryan Johnson, Director of Creative Services for KEZI, at bryanjohnson@kezi.com.

4J District News

Free and Reduced Benefits

All 4J families are encouraged to learn more about the benefits of the Free and Reduced-Price meals program. Families who qualify can benefit outside of the school lunch program with free bus passes, healthcare, low-cost internet, reduced sports fees, and more!

Learn more about these benefits at http://www.4j.lane.edu/nutrition/freelunchbenefits, or http://www.4j.lane.edu/nutrition/freelunch.

Bullying, Harassment, and Discrimination

Eugene School District 4J has policies and programs to prohibit and prevent bullying and harassment, including intimidation, cyberbullying, hazing and teen dating violence. Discrimination, meaning any act that has the purpose or effect of unreasonably differentiating in treatment in any instructional program, extracurricular activity, or in the provision of any other service or benefit, is prohibited on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation (actual or perceived), gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, age or disability.

The district encourages students, parents and other patrons to share their concerns with district officials if they believe they or someone else has been the victim of bullying and harassment, including intimidation, cyberbullying, hazing and teen dating violence, or discrimination. No reprisal or adverse action will occur as a consequence of initiating a complaint in good faith.

Incidents should be reported to the school principal or other staff member. If the complainant has worked with the school and is not satisfied with the resolution, or if the principal is believed to be involved, a complaint may be directed to the superintendent’s office. Complaint forms and information about the complaint process are available in all 4J school offices and at the 4J Education Center, 200 North Monroe Street, Eugene, OR 97402. For more information, contact your school principal or the superintendent’s office, 541‑790‑7707.

Community News

Driver Training at Churchill

Oregon Driver Training Institute offers Drivers Ed classes throughout the school year and summer. View the schedule and sign up at oregondrivertraining.com/class.htm.

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