G’Lancer, December 2020

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




December 14 Term-2 Classes Begin
December 14–18 8:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Term-1 Textbook Returns
December 16, 17 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Toy Drive
December 15 5:30 p.m. AVID Zoom Open House
December 17 1:00–3:00 p.m. Library Book Pickup and General Distribution
December 17 4:00 p.m. Site Council
December 17 7:00 p.m. Winter Choral Concert
December 18 Yearbook Senior Portraits Due
December 21–January 3 School Closed — Winter Break
January 4 No School — Professional Development
January 5 Classes Resume (possible start of hybrid learning)
January 13, 20 5:30–7:00 p.m. FAFSA/ORSAA Completion Workshop
January 18 SCHOOL CLOSED — Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
January 21 4:00 p.m. Site Council
January 28 Yearbook Senior Quotes Due
January 29 NO SCHOOL — Progress Reports
February 3 4:30–6:00 p.m. OSAC Scholarship Application Workshop
February 10 3:30–5:00 p.m. LCC Scholarship Application Workshop
February 18 4:00 p.m. Site Council
February 26 Yearbook Baby Pictures Due
March 1–5 Classified Employee Appreciation Week
March 18 4:00 p.m. Site Council
March 19 NO SCHOOL — Grading Day
March 22–16 SCHOOL CLOSED — Spring Break
March 29 Term 3 Classes Begin


Churchill News

Textbook Returns: December 14–18, 8:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Students should return their textbooks and library books this coming week, Monday-Friday, Dec. 14-18, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Students can simply place their books in the bins located outside the front office. Please return your books this week so we can ensure all students can get the books they need for Trimester 2. Questions? Contact Tiffany Wright at wright_t@4j.lane.edu.

Term-2 Classes Begin: December 14

Schedule Corrections

Please do not email or call your counselor to request a correction to your class schedule. Links to the schedule correction request forms are posted on our Scheduling page.

Bell Schedule

The bell schedule for Term 2 will be the same as Term 1. View the bell schedule and helpful instructional videos on our Bell Schedules page.

Help for Distance Learning

Our Distance Learning page has links to our most commonly used learning platforms. You will also find instructions for parents to create a Canvas observer account and a link to the 4J Technology Support page for parents and students, where you can submit a request for help from a 4J technology expert.


The attendance day is from 8:30 a.m. to 8:29 a.m. the following day. To be considered present for a class a student must do at least one of the following within that 24-hour attendance window.

  • Attend Synchronous Zoom Class Period in Canvas
  • Spend two minutes or more signed into the class in Canvas
  • Make contact with the teacher (for example, an e-mail or a message in Canvas)

To excuse your student’s absence, please email chs_attendance@4j.lane.edu or call 541-790-5102.


Please do not email or call your counselor to request a correction to your class schedule. Links to the schedule correction request forms are posted at chs.4j.lane.edu/scheduling.

Find your counselor and schedule a Zoom appointment on our Counseling page.

Mental Health Resources

This is a stressful time. Our counselors want you to know about some of the mental resources available to students and their families. Click here to view the list.

LTD Student Bus Passes: Fare Collection Resumes February 1

LTD will resume fare collection on February 1. Please renew or activate your free student bus fare before February to be sure you will continue to be able to ride the bus for free.

  • To renew your bus pass from last year, have your 16-digit bus pass number ready and call the finance office at 541-790-5107 to renew your free student bus fare.
  • To activate a new bus pass download the TouchPass app (Apple or Google Play) and call the finance office to activate your free student fare, or schedule an appointment with the finance clerk to pick up a TouchPass card.

Student Health Center at Churchill

Attention Churchill Students! It’s not too late to get your flu shot this season. Call the Churchill Health Center to schedule at 541-790-5227.

The Churchill Health Center is open and available for 4J students to access medical and mental health services.

The PeaceHealth medical team provides wellness visits, sports physicals, sick visits, management of chronic conditions, reproductive health care, and immunizations. We are currently offering this season’s flu shot.

The Lane County Behavioral Health therapists provide mental health assessments and counseling services including individual counseling, group counseling, and family counseling.

The health center can bill most private insurance and the Oregon Health Plan. We are committed to making sure our patients get the care they need, whether they can afford to pay or not. Please ask us about financial assistance options if you have any concerns about billing.

Call 541-790-5227 to schedule an appointment; same-day appointments are often available.

Join the Youth Action Council

Attention Students! Are you feeling socially isolated? Are you looking for a club opportunity during this time of distance learning? Are you interested in health and emotional wellness? Your Churchill School-Based Health Center is hosting a Youth Action Council (YAC) this school year and invites students to participate. It is supported by a state grant, including stipend money for students.

The goal is to enhance youth engagement in health promotion at Churchill. You’ll have the opportunity to connect with other students, learn some coping skills, participate in a youth-driven project that impacts population health at Churchill, and removes barriers for students accessing health care. Come have your voice heard, not just by Churchill but with the future opportunity to participate in a virtual State School Health Advocacy Day where students will be able to interact with state legislators in Salem. And it’ll look great on a college application.

If you’re interested, contact Claire Bierman at the Health Center by calling 541-790-5227 or emailing bierman_c@4j.lane.edu. Meetings will start out as virtual.

Join the Key Club at CHS!

Key Club is an international, student-led organization that provides its members with opportunities to provide service, build character, and develop leadership. Have fun while giving back to our community, set yourself apart on your resume, college and scholarship application, and make lifelong connections. For more information contact Sheree Houck at houck_s@4j.lane.edu.

Join the Climate Action Club

Climate Action Club meets on Mondays at 2:00 p.m. Take action together to save our planet! Everyone is welcome! Contact Mrs. Crews for a Zoom link.  crews_er@4j.lane.edu

Climate Action Club meets on Mondays at 2:00 p.m. Take action together to save our planet! Everyone is welcome! Contact Mrs. Crews for a Zoom link.

Student Accident & Sickness Insurance- Now
More Important Than Ever!

Despite your best efforts to protect them, children get hurt and out-of-pocket expenses for medical care can be significant.

  • Is your child already covered?
  • Does your plan have large deductibles and co-insurance?
  • Do you want to be able to see the doctor that YOU choose?

Myers-Stevens & Toohey Can Help!

Download the application (PDF)

¡El seguro contra accidentes para estudiantes ahora es más
importante que nunca!

A pesar de que se haga todo lo posible por protegerlos, los niños se lastiman y los gastos directos por atención médica pueden ser significativos.

  • ¿Su hijo ya está cubierto?
  • ¿Su plan tiene deducibles y coseguros altos?
  • ¿Desea poder ver al médico que USTED elija?

¡Myers-Stevens & Toohey pueden ayudar!
Haz click aquí para descubrir como

Descargar la aplicación (PDF)


Volunteer activities are on hold until we can resume in-person learning. In the meantime, you can complete your 4J Volunteer Application at helpcounter.net/eugene and be ready to serve when volunteer opportunities become available again. 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.

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


College and Career Center News

We may not be in person but we are here to support students prepare for their next steps. The College & Career Center has many virtual events planned and resources available to help students and families get the information they need for successful post-high school planning.

January 2021

Wednesday, 13th and 20th, 5:30 p.m.–7:00 p.m. — FAFSA/ORSAA Completion Workshops. 

Drop-in anytime between 5:30 p.m.–7:00 p.m. for help filling out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) or ORSAA (Oregon Student Aid Application). The FAFSA is the first step in applying for Federal and State aid, is required as part of the Oregon Promise Application, and in many cases is required by colleges to apply for their scholarships. You can access the FAFSA HERE or the ORSAA HERE.

February 2021

Wednesday, 3rd, 4:30 p.m.–6:00 p.m. — OSAC Scholarship Application Workshop

OSAC (State of Oregon’s Office of Student Access and Completion) awards more than $18 million in scholarships annually. Awards range from $1,000 to $10,000 or more. You don’t need to be a merit scholar or a student with financial need to apply. OSAC administers more than 600 scholarship programs, and you may qualify, but you won’t know unless you apply. We will have a step-by-step walkthrough of the application and provide helpful hints to make your application stand out. Click HERE for the application.

Wednesday, 10th, 3:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. — Lane Community College Scholarship Application Workshop

Lane Community College Foundation donors award more than $1 million in scholarships to students at Lane. You can apply for multiple scholarships on one application. In this workshop, we will help you fill out the application and present your best self. The application opens in early January and can be found HEREApply for admission before you begin filling out the scholarship application. To apply, go to the LCC Admissions page

Links to all above workshops will be sent via email and in the Principal’s Bulletin one week prior to the event.

Check out the College & Career Center Website. You will find information on financial aid and scholarships, the college application process, graduation requirements, useful forms and documents, and recordings of post-high school planning presentations.

We are here to help every student plan for their next steps. We can help you research careers, colleges, financial aid and scholarship sources; fill out college and scholarship applications, proofread essays and personal statements, and much, much more. Contact Sheree Houck, College & Career Center Coordinator. You can email, drop in during office hours, schedule an appointment, call, or text. houck_s@4j.lane.edu.

Call/text/secure voice mail: (541) 854-5447.

Drop in office hours, Tuesdays, 2:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. and Thursdays, 1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m.

Schedule an appointment.


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 low-cost internet, healthcare, 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.

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