G’Lancer, September 2019

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September 2 Schools Closed (Labor Day)
September 3 8:30 am–12:30 pm 9th Grade Orientation
September 4 Classes Begin (all students)
September 5 6:00 pm AVID Family Night
September 9 Picture Make-Up Day
September 10 6:00 pm Volunteer Orientation
September 11 10:00 am Volunteer Orientation
September 11, 12 after school Auditions for Fall Play (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime)
September 11 6:30 pm Navigating High School Information Night
September 13 Welcome Assembly
September 17 6:30 pm Financial Aid and Scholarship Night
September 24 7:00 pm Rotary Youth Exchange/Study Abroad Information Night
October 1 FAFSA Application Available at fafsa.ed.gov
October 1 after 2nd period Senior Class Photo at The Rock
October 7 Picture Retake Day
October 7 4:00 pm FAFSA Workshop
October 9 6:00 pm Club Showcase
October 9 6:30 pm Open House
October 10 NO SCHOOL — Progress Reports and Professional Development
October 11 NO SCHOOL — State Inservice Day
October 14 4:00 pm FAFSA Workshop
October 16 College and Career Readiness Day / PSAT
October 16 LEAP Contracts Due
October 18 7:00 pm Homecoming Game vs Eagle Point
October 19 8:00 pm Homecoming Dance
November 1 OSAC Scholarship Application Available at app.oregonstudentaid.gov
November 5 3:45 pm Getting Hired for the Holidays Workshop
November 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16 7:00 pm The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime (Fall Play)
November 8 NO SCHOOL — Professional Development
November 11 SCHOOL CLOSED — Veterans Day
November 19 7:00 pm Fall Choir Concert
November 21 7:00 pm Fall Band Concert
November 28, 29 SCHOOL CLOSED (Thanksgiving)
December 2 NO SCHOOL (Term 1 Grading Day)
December 3 Term 2 Begins
December 17 7:00 pm Season of Sound Concert
December 19 LEAP Day
December 23–January 3 SCHOOL CLOSED — Winter Break
January 6 NO SCHOOL — Planning Day
January 7 Classes Resume


Churchill News


Thank you to all of the volunteers who showed up and helped out at Registration. Your contributions made Registration run smoothly for Churchill families.

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.

Only registered volunteers who have completed the SafeSchools volunteer training for this school year may be on campus or chaperone a school function without a staff escort.

To learn more and apply to volunteer at Churchill, visit chs.4j.lane.edu/volunteers. Volunteers must re-apply every two years. If you did not complete the volunteer application for Churchill last year, you will need to complete a new application this year.

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

Churchill will provide two opportunities for volunteer orientation this year. 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.

Classes Begin: September 4

First period classes begin at 8:30 on Wednesday, September 5. Come early to find your classroom and get settled in. For bus pick up times, call the transportation office at 541-790-7474. Class Supply lists will be provided by teachers on the first day of class.

Important: Check your schedule on StudentVUE/ParentVUE on the first day of school. Schedules have changed and will continue to change through the first week of school as counselors make corrections. If you need to request a schedule correction, fill out a correction request at the counseling offices and attend the classes on your current schedule until your schedule is changed.


9th Grade: Casey Tiemann | 541-790-5136 | tiemann@4j.lane.edu
10th–12th Grade A–G:
 Nita Halstead | 541-790-5113 | halstead_n@4j.lane.edu
10th–12th Grade H–Q: Katy McAuliffe | 541-790-5118 | mcauliffe@4j.lane.edu
10th–12th Grade R–Z: Court Wirth| 541-790-5116 | wirth_c@4j.lane.edu

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

Attendance in the First Week

School staff and parents are partners in supporting student attendance. On the first day of school, please check StudentVUE/ParentVUE for class changes. Counselors will be making schedule corrections throughout the first week of classes.

  • Students who need to make a schedule correction should fill out a schedule correction request at the counseling offices and attend the classes on your schedule until your schedule is changed.
  • If you receive a phone call or email that your student was absent, but your child states they were in class, please check their schedule to make sure they were in the correct class.
  • If the teacher does not call a student’s name during attendance, they may be in the wrong class. The student should tell the teacher and check their schedule to make sure they are in the correct classroom.

Students who attend the incorrect class will be marked absent. Why? The teachers are taking attendance from their class list. If a student is not in the correct classroom, the teacher in whose class they belong must mark them absent.

  • Students will not be excused from class to wait to speak with a counselor about schedule corrections.
  • Students will be marked absent if they attend a class that is not on their schedule.
  • Students will be marked absent if they do not attend a class because they want to drop the class.

Parking at Churchill

All parking in Churchill lots is by permit except in designated visitor spaces. Students must sign a parking contract and purchase a parking permit to park on campus. Fee reductions are available for students who qualify. See the Finance Clerk for assistance.

Picking Up and Dropping Off Your Student

A yellow curb indicates a no-parking zone. Please do not park for any length of time in the fire lanes or bus loading zone. All driving lanes in the parking lot must remain open for through-traffic at all times for safety. Inappropriately parked vehicles cause safety hazards for pedestrians and for vehicles attempting to pull into the parking lot from Bailey Hill Road and 18th Avenue.

Please be courteous and considerate of other drivers. Consider arranging to drop off or pick up your student in a Churchill parking lot away from the bus loading zone. Parking tickets will not be issued to family members who are parked in an unreserved parking space and waiting for their student during the last 20 minutes of the school day.

Parking Lot Safety

  • Keep the bus loading zone clear for the buses to get in and out.
  • Do not park next to a yellow curb for any length of time.
  • Watch for students walking out from between buses and parked cars.
  • Talk to your student about looking around them and not using their cell phone while walking through the parking lot and loading zone.

Visitors to Churchill

To minimize disruption of classroom time and ensure the safety of our students, staff, and guests, all visitors to CHS must check in and out at the front desk and wear a visitor’s badge. Temporary badges are available at the front desk at check-in. Visitors without a clearly visible identification will be escorted to the front office to check in. Visitors who are not 4J employees or approved volunteers must be accompanied by a staff member at all times.

Visitors must park in designated visitor parking spaces or obtain a temporary parking pass when they check in.

Parents picking up a student will be asked to wait in the office while the student is retrieved from class.

Please read the procedure for excusing your student from class in the Student Handbook.

Picture Make Up Day: September 9

Lifetouch will return to for school portraits for those students who were not present at Registration. All students are required to have a current-year photo. This is the picture that will go into the yearbook.

Senior Class Photo at The Rock: October 1

Seniors will gather by The Rock after 2nd period for a class photo in the courtyard. Wear your favorite Churchill gear.

Open House: October 9, 6:30 p.m.

Open House is your opportunity to see what your student does every day at Churchill, meet your student’s teachers and learn more about the school. Open House begins with a presentation in the auditorium.

Picture Retake Day: October 7

Lifetouch will return to for school portraits for those students who were not present at Registration or were unhappy with their previous portrait. All students are required to have a current-year photo. This is the picture that will go into the yearbook.

Halloween: October 31

Students are encouraged to express themselves by wearing Halloween costumes. Costumes must follow the 4J district and CHS dress codes as outlined in the Student Handbook. Costumes must not distract from learning. No masks may be worn. No weapons of any kind may be brought to school, including any fake, toy, or prop weapons. Finally, be creative and have fun!

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.

Report bullying, harassment, discrimination, and safety tips at safeoregon.com

Community News

Driver Training at Churchill

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

Ultimate Frisbee

After a few years, the CHS Ultimate Frisbee Club is back! We are searching for all interested parties for co-ed ultimate Frisbee this fall. You’re making the team is based upon your interest, not skill level.

If you are interested, please contact Wayne Taubenfeld at wtaubenfeld@comcast.net.

Edison Elementary Summer Block Party Student Volunteers Needed

Student Volunteers needed for Carnival games, set up and clean up.  High School 7th and 8th Grade volunteers sign up here.

Host an Exchange Student

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