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Next week marks the end of the 2018-19 school year! Thank you again for your continued support this year and helping make Kennedy a great school. Though this week will be my last bulletin until school resumes, please look for the back to school newsletter in August. Below are several things for your review.

Have an amazing summer!

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Things to Know

8th Grade Promotion – June 17th  We will be having our 8th grade promotion on Monday, June 17th. Students in 8th grade will start their day with Advisory followed by first period to check in for attendance. Student will then take the morning to practice the Promotion rehearsal, receive awards, sign yearbooks and have lunch. Starting at 1:15pm, students will begin making their way to the large gym. Below are the approximate times for the event.

1:30 - 2:30       Promotion
2:30 - 3:00       Family photos/refreshments
3:00 - 3:15       Dismiss 8th grade students

Parking – We will have spots available in the west lot and in the lower fields. We will have staff members directing traffic. We ask families to not park in the main exit/entry ramp, the loop and in the lower parking lot next to the school building. This area will be very congested due to the end of the day pick-up by families and our busses.

 8th Grade Photo Request – Thank you families for having submitted photos for this year’s 8th grade promotion slide show. We are no longer accepting photos. See you at Promotion!

 6th & 7th Field Trip – Fern Ridge June 18th  As you may already know we are planning for school-wide trip for all 6th and 7th grade students to Fern Ridge on the last day of school, Tuesday, June 18th. This school-sponsored event includes both educational and social components for our students. Lunch will be provided.

 Fern Ridge Schedule
9:00             Advisory-take Attendance
9:15              Depart KMS
9:45             Arrive at Fern Ridge
11:30           Begin cooking lunch & Check in
2:30             Take attendance-Load busses
2:45             Depart Fern Ridge
3:15-3:25    Estimated Arrival @ Kennedy

***NO MEDICATIONS LEFT BEHIND*** ALL STUDENT MEDICATIONS WILL BE DISCARDED ON JUNE 18th.  NO EXCEPTIONS – SORRY. SET YOURSELF A REMINDER TO PICK THEM UP IN THE OFFICE NO LATER THAN JUNE 18th, THE LAST DAY OF SCHOOL. WE CANNOT KEEP MEDICATIONS OVER THE SUMMER AND WE CANNOT CHECK THEM OUT TO YOUR CHILD. EPI PENS AND INHALERS WILL BE SENT HOME WITH YOUR CHILD ONLY WITH PERMISSION! CALL 541-790-5500 TO ARRANGE THIS.


Summer Bridge
8th grade families: As your student is wrapping up their middle school career, Churchill High School is eagerly looking forward to welcoming the incoming class of freshman students next fall. The transition to high school is an important time, as research shows that students’ performance during freshman year is a strong indicator of how they will do throughout the remainder of high school.

Students are being invited to attend the 1-week Summer Bridge program that is being offered at the Churchill High School campus. Summer Bridge is a Eugene School District 4J program offered at each of the 4J high school campuses to help ensure a smooth and successful transition for incoming freshmen. There is no cost to the family, and morning snacks and lunch will be served free of charge to all participating students. Bus passes are will be available. The Summer Bridge program will run August 12th-16th, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

  • Summer Bridge for Incoming Freshmen: August 12th-16th , at the CHS Campus
  • Morning snacks and lunch provided
  • Cost: The program is being offered at no cost to families
  • Bus passes available (check the appropriate box on the registration form)
  • Return completed registration form (enclosed) to your middle school office by May 24th, 2019

Summer Bridge is a fun and engaging program with a focus on team-building, creative problem solving and developing strong decision-making skills. Students will develop connections with high school staff members and have the opportunity to meet new friends while having the chance to explore their new high school.

We strongly encourage students to participate in the Summer Bridge program at CHS. The selection process for Summer Bridge will take into account the order in which applications were received.

Please feel free to contact Stephanie Baxter at baxter_s@4j.lane.edu if you have any questions about the Summer Bridge program.

School hours for summer –
June 20th – 28th,  9:00 - 12:00  and 1:00 - 3:00 (office opens with modified hours)
June 29th - August 9th closed
August 12th, 8:00 - 4:00 (office opens with regular hours)

Morgan Christensen, D.Ed.
Principal | Kennedy Middle School
christen_mo@4j.lane.edu | 541-790-5500

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