G’Lancer Back-to-School Edition, August, 2019

Back-to-School Edition

Churchill News | 4J District News | Community News

Churchill Families,

Welcome to the 2019–2020 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 Bulletins 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 website at chs.4j.lane.edu. You can get to all of our announcements, newsletters and social media pages from there.

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

August 14 Fall Athletics Registrations Due
August 19 Fall Athletics Practices Begin
August 22, 23 9 am–12 pm Registration (office closes at 12 pm)
August 24 7:30 am SAT Testing
August 25 4–5:30 pm Project Hope Fair at Chavez Elementary and NEHS
September 2 School Closed (Labor Day)
September 3 9th Grade Orientation
September 3 5:30 pm Special Education Meet and Greet Pizza Party
September 4 Classes Begin (all grades)
September 9 Picture Make-Up Day
September 10 6:00 pm Volunteer Orientation
September 11 10:00 am Volunteer Orientation
September 11 6:30 pm Navigating High School Information Night
September 13 Welcome Assembly (All-School Assembly Schedule)

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 19. 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 at the end of the 2 years. Only current registered volunteers who have completed the SafeSchools volunteer training may be on campus or chaperone a school function without a staff escort.

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

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

Fall Athletics

Information about our athletic program, athletic registration, coaches, and eligibility requirements is posted at chs.lane.edu/athletics.

Athletic Registrations are due Wednesday, August 14. 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 19.

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 the School-Based Health Center at Churchill.

The School-Based Health Center at Churchill is open during the summer July 29–August 23, Monday–Thursday, 8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Call 541-790-5227 for pricing and scheduling. The health center accepts insurance and offers need-based financial assistance.

Registration: August 22, 23, 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Go to chs.4j.lane.edu/2019-registration-and-enrollment for complete information about Registration.

New Students: Please enroll now at the registrar’s office. Enrollment paperwork and information are 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.

All students are expected to attend registration. Students will pay fees, take school photos and receive student ID cards, browse student clubs, receive parking passes, sign up for lockers, and more.

August 22, 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.: 10th and 11th grades
August 23, 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.: New students, 9th and 12th Grades

The school office will close at 12:00 p.m. on both days for processing registration.

If you or your student are unable to attend the assigned registration day, you may attend on the alternate day. If no family member can attend registration on either day, please visit the main office during office hours or contact us at 541-790-5100 for information about completing registration.

Student ID and School Picture are MANDATORY. Students who choose to purchase an ASB card will receive an ID card with an ASB seal. Go to my.lifetouch.com to order your school portrait package.

SAT Test: August 2, 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 25, 4:00–5:30 p.m.

The Project Hope Fair is on August 25, 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 19. 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 3

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 3. More information will be coming soon in a separate communication.

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 3 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, 3 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, 3 de septiembre, un día antes de que comiencen las clases regulares.

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 3 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 4

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

AP Testing

Beginning in the 2019-20 school year, the AP® Program is introducing new resources and processes designed to help students earn college credit and placement.

Here’s what you and your student need to know:

  • Students will be asked to register for AP Exams in the fall. AP Exams will continue to be given in May.
  • The exam fee isn’t changing. However, there will be a $40 fee for late registration (after Nov. 15) and a $40 cancelation or unused exam fee.
  • Churchill High School will collect fees before November 7, 2019. Fees can be paid at registration or via School Pay
  • Students will get personalized feedback through new digital tools that provide daily support for every AP classroom. Their teachers will be able to track their performance throughout the year using monthly personal progress checks.

To get ready for the coming school year, please encourage your student to sign up for a College Board account. All College Board programs are connected through one account, so if your student created one for the PSAT/NMSQT®, SAT®, or College Board Opportunity Scholarships, they’re all set. They’ll just need to have their username and password available.

Learn more at parents.collegeboard.org. You can also download this flyer for more information about the benefits of signing up for your AP exams now.

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 another 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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