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KMS Family Bulletin:

June 8

Greetings KMS Families,

The last week of school is here! I know there are many students looking very much forward to the summer, and I believe our 8th grade students may even be feeling both excited and nervous about going to high school. In looking back at the past 35 weeks, we have had a great year—one that has made many great memories. I very much appreciate your continued support in helping make Kennedy an excellent school. Next week will be my last bulletin for this year; however, I will resume come the start of the year. Here are things for next week to keep in mind for next week.

 

Dates and Events

June 11
3:45 GSA Club, Michelle’s room

June 14
8th Grade Field Trip – Camp Harlow

June 15

9:00 – 1:30 8th Grade Rehearsal
1:30 – 3:30 8th Grade Promotion
9:00 – 3:30 6th & 7th Grade Field

 

In the Know

Mentor Coordinator Needed : The Eugene Middle School Lunchtime Mentor Program, which pairs caring, responsible adults in the community with middle schoolers who need extra support, seeks a mentor coordinator at Kennedy Middle School for the 2018-19 school year. The coordinator position is volunteer and takes about 2-4 hours a week. Coordinators must be able to commit to being at KMS one day a week (currently Wednesdays) during lunch periods and must be organized, caring, and responsible. There is some additional work from home via computer as well as interaction with the school’s educational skills specialist. Training is provided and the coordinator must pass a criminal background check. If you are interested, please contact Anne at eugenementoring@gmail.com.

Yearbooks: We wanted to let you know that there are still yearbooks available for purchase in the front office.  The cost is $20.  You can drop you cash or check off at the front office until June 14th.  There are also scholarships available.  Please call or email Mrs. Miller at 541-790-5522/miller_v@4j.lane.edu. for more information on scholarships.

6 & 7th Grade Information

Field Trip:  Our end of the year field trip out to Richardson Park is next FridayJune 15th.  Please make sure your student returns their permission slip to their first period teacher as soon as possible.  If you need a scholarship or would like to volunteer please email or call Victoria Miller at, miller_v@4j.lane.edu/541-790-5520.

If you would like to donate, hot dogs, hamburgers, buns, chips, cookies, or condiments, you can drop them off in the front office by June 12th. Thank you for supporting and celebrating a great year at Kennedy!

8th Grade Information

8th Grade Celebration 6/14/18 9:10-3:25:  The 8th grade class will be taking a trip to Camp Harlow on Thursday, June 14th. We will be leaving the school after students check into their 1st period class at 9:00 and returning to the school at 3:00. Our schedule will be as follows:

9:10 -------- Students will load busses
9:45 ------- Arrive at Camp Harlow/Go over expectations (Mr. Bennett)
10:00 ------ Start eating lunch (everyone won’t eat at the same time)
11:00 ------ Pool opens (closes at 2:00)
11:30 ------ Zip-line opens (ends at 1:30)
2:00 ------- Clean-up Camp
2:45 ------- Load busses
3:10 ------- Arrive at Kennedy

What to Bring: Please encourage your student to dress appropriate for the weather. It could be warm and sunny or cool and windy! They should bring sunscreen, swimsuit, towel, and park toys (such as football, Frisbee, soccer ball).

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8th Grade Promotion

6/15/2018 1:30-2:30 PM:  Custodians will be present at the top of the parking lot to direct traffic for parking.

Promotion will take place in the Gym. Directly after the promotion there will be an opportunity for family pictures. Students may leave with parents or take the bus home.

School Hours for Summer
Office Hours
June 19th – 28th: 9:00 - 12:00  and 1:00 - 3:00 (office opens with modified hours
June 29th - August 10th closed
August 15th: 8:00 - 4:00 (office opens with regular hours)

Start of School
September 5th, (6th grade only)
September 6th, (All grades)

 

District Calendar

·       Middle & High School Calendar 2018–19

First Trimester (55 days for MS, 57 days for HS)
High School Registration Day — check with your school
Aug. 28 (Tu) Teachers Report for Duty
Sept. 3 (M) Labor Day
Sept. 4 (Tu) Ninth Grade Orientation Day
Sept. 5 (W) Classes Begin (Grades 6, 9–12)
Sept. 6 (Th) Classes Begin (Grades 7–8)
Oct. 11 (Th) No School — Progress Reports/Professional Development Day
Oct. 12 (F) No School — Statewide In-Service Day
Nov. 8 (Th) No School (Middle School Only) — Parent Conferences
Nov. 9 (F) No School — Professional Development Day
Nov. 12 (M) No School — Veterans Day
Nov. 22–23 (Th–F) No School — Thanksgiving Break
Dec. 3 (M) No School — Grading Day
Second Trimester (58 days)
Dec. 4 (Tu) Second Trimester Begins
Dec. 24–Jan. 4 (M–F) No School — Winter Break
Jan. 7 (M) No School — Professional Development/Planning Day
Jan. 21 (M) No School — Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Feb. 1 (F) No School — Progress Reports/Professional Development Day
Feb. 18 (M) *No School — Presidents Day (Possible Hazardous Weather Makeup Day)
Mar. 14 (Th) No School — Grading Day
Mar. 15 (F) No School — Professional Development/Planning Day
Third Trimester (57 days)
Mar. 18 (M) Third Trimester Begins
Mar. 25–29 (M–F) No School — Spring Break
May 3 (F) No School — Progress Reports/Professional Development Day
May 27 (M) No School — Memorial Day
June 13 (Th) *Possible Last Day for Students (Full Day)
(if no hazardous weather makeup days needed)
June 14 (F) *Grading Day/Possible Last Day for Teachers
(if no hazardous weather makeup days needed)
June 17–19 and beyond *Possible Hazardous Weather Makeup Days

*Snow Days: Please be aware that the final school day may change. If any school days are missed due to hazardous weather (“snow days”), they will be made up on Presidents Day or on days added at the end of the school year.

Instructional calendar approved by the Eugene School Board on April 4, 2018.

School Contact information
Kennedy Middle School
2200 Bailey Hill Road, Eugene, OR 97405
(541) 790-5500 Fax: (541) 790-5505

School Schedule
8:00am - 4:00pm Office hours
9:00am - 3:25pm Instructional School hours
8:00am - 3:45pm Supervision hours

Access
8:00am Student center is open for early arrivals
8:30am Cafeteria is open for breakfast
Front office is open for students
8:45am Locker bays are open for students

See teacher syllabus for office hours.

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KMS Family Bulletin:

June 1

Greetings KMS Families,

It’s hard to believe that we are heading into the last two weeks of school! If you haven’t already begun the 10day countdown, Monday is the starting point. In review, this week we continued with our standardized testing sessions and now are left with the remaining days full of opportunity for students to finalize their homework assignments including projects, papers, and presentations. Thank you for your continued support and helping make Kennedy an excellent school. Note: I will be sending several emails this next week and thereafter regarding the end of the school year events. For now, below are several things to know.

 

Dates and Events

June 5
3:30 pm Homework Wood G-2
3:30 pm Acts of Kindness Michelle’s
3:45 pm Art Albone A-3
7:00 pm Choir Concert Churchill HS

June 6
3:30 pm Homework Worth I-4
6:00 pm AVID Family Night Library

June 7
9:15 am
 KMS Walk About 6th Grade
3:30 pm Video-C-3

June 8
7:00 pm Band Concert Churchill HS

 

In the Know

8th Grade Camp Harlow – We are looking for chaperones to help with the 8th grade end of the year trip to Camp Harlow. Please contact Victoria Miller is you are interested in helping out on Thursday, June 14th.

Band and Choir Performance – We will be having our end of the year Choir and Band performances at Churchill High School, starting at 7:00pm. Choir is on Tuesday June 5th and Band is on Friday, June 8th.

AVID Family night – We will be having an AVID Family Night on June 6th to celebrate the year. We will kick things off by 6:00pm and will be in the cafeteria.

KMS Walkabout – On Thursday, June 7th incoming 6thgrade students will be joining us from 9:15am to 10:30am. There will be brief presentation, musical performance, and a school tour.

Summer Bridge8th grade families: It is still not to late to sign up your 8th grade student for Summer Bridge. school career, Churchill High School is eagerly looking forward to welcoming the incoming class of freshman students next fall.

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 6-10, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

  • Summer Bridge for Incoming Freshmen: August 6-10, 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)
  • Contact Stephanie Baxter for more information.

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.

Mentor Coordinator Needed - The Eugene Middle School Lunchtime Mentor Program, which pairs caring, responsible adults in the community with middle schoolers who need extra support, seeks a mentor coordinator at Kennedy Middle School for the 2018-19 school year. The coordinator position is volunteer and takes about 2-4 hours a week. Coordinators must be able to commit to being at KMS one day a week (currently Wednesdays) during lunch periods and must be organized, caring, and responsible. There is some additional work from home via computer as well as interaction with the school’s educational skills specialist. Training is provided and the coordinator must pass a criminal background check. If you are interested, please contact Anne ateugenementoring@gmail.com.

Churchill Boys Basketball – If you missed the Summer Basketball Meeting and Registration night but still are wanting to know more information about the program, please contact Kelly bokn_k@4j.lane.edu.

Note:            You can REGISTER NOW on FAMILY ID that is located on the Churchill athletics link of the school website:www.chs.lane.edu/students/athletics/ Cost for Summer Basketball is $100. Make checks out to Churchill Boys Basketball

First Week of Summer Basketball Schedule and team formations:
Tuesday, May 29: 6-8pm
Wed, May 30: 4-6pm
Thursday, May 31: 6-8pm
Friday, June 1: 4-6pm

June 2nd:
Frosh at North Salem HS: 3pm vs. Sherwood/520 vs. Western Mennonite
JV at McKay Upper Gym: 850am vs. North Salem/ 1110 vs. Dallas
Varsity at Canby HS: 330pm vs. Lake Oswego/ 6pm: TBA

June 3rd:
Frosh at Parish Middle School: 140pm vs. McMinnville/410 vs. W. Salem
JV at Mckay HS UG: 1010am vs. South Salem/ 1230 vs. Sprague
Varsity at Canby HS: Schedule TBA based upon Saturday’s results.

Churchill Spring Football Camp – CHS will be having a football camp from June 4 – 8th from 4:00pm to 6:00pm. Students should bring cleats, water and a positive attitude.

School Contact information
Kennedy Middle School
2200 Bailey Hill Road, Eugene, OR 97405
(541) 790-5500 Fax: (541) 790-5505

School Schedule
8:00am - 4:00pm Office hours
9:00am - 3:25pm Instructional School hours
8:00am - 3:45pm Supervision hours

Access
8:00am Student center is open for early arrivals
8:30am Cafeteria is open for breakfast
Front office is open for students
8:45am Locker bays are open for students

See teacher syllabus for office hours.

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KMS Family Bulletin:

May 25

Greetings KMS Families,

The days are going by faster and faster as we get closer to the end of the year. In review, this past week was full of testing and the continuation of group projects, labs, and classroom activities. Students worked hard and had time to rejuvenate throughout the week. With the bulk of school-wide testing now completed, we will resume with our regular school day schedule for the remaining few weeks of school. Although, there will be many things to finish before our time is up, there will be many fun school events and learning activities for everyone. As you head into the Memorial Day weekend, I hope you find time for fun and relaxation.

There are several things to keep in mind about next week.

Dates and Events

May 29
3:30 pm
 Homework Wood G-2
3:30 pm Acts of Kindness Michelle’s
3:45 pm Art Albone A-3

May 30
3:30 pm Homework Worth I-4
6:00 pm Incoming 6th Grade Kennedy Family Night

May 31
3:30 pm Video-Rainer C-3
3:30 pm D & D-Baxter C-4

June 1
12:00 Early Release / PD day

 

In the Know

Science Testing Schedule: 8th grade students will be testing in their science classes. Our school schedule will resume with the regular school day schedule of periods 1-6.
Tuesday, May 29th – Science testing OAKS
WednesdayMay 30th - Science testing OAKS
ThursdayMay 31st - Science testing

High School Placement KMS Math placement testing: All Math 6 and Math 7 students will be given the 7A or Algebra placement test, respectively, onTuesday, May 29, during math class. The purpose of this test is to provide one final measure that will assist teachers in the determination of each student's appropriate class level for next year.

Placement process and notification: Teachers will score and use the placement test, along with the student's progress in math and academic practices from the year, to decide placement. Parents and students will receive a letter informing them of the placement process and the student’s placement recommendation. If a parent disagrees with the placement, please contact the student's current math teacher. Placement letters will be mailed home on Friday, June 8.

Schedule for Half-day school/Half day PD: Note, we will have periods 1, 2, and 3.
Early Release Bell Schedule (Periods 1-3 or 4-6)
Period 1 or 4 9:00 – 9:50
Period 2 or 5 9:55 – 10:40
Period 3 or 6 10:45 – 11:30
Lunch for all 11:30 – 12:00

Calendar:
5/28 No School - Memorial Day
6/1 Early Release - Staff Development
6/15 Last Day

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 6-10, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

* Summer Bridge for Incoming Freshmen: August 6-10, 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 25, 2018.

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 atbaxter_s@4j.lane.edu if you have any questions about the Summer Bridge program.

Mentor Coordinator Needed:  The Eugene Middle School Lunchtime Mentor Program, which pairs caring, responsible adults in the community with middle schoolers who need extra support, seeks a mentor coordinator at Kennedy Middle School for the 2018-19 school year. The coordinator position is volunteer and takes about 2-4 hours a week. Coordinators must be able to commit to being at KMS one day a week (currently Wednesdays) during lunch periods and must be organized, caring, and responsible. There is some additional work from home via computer as well as interaction with the school’s educational skills specialist. Training is provided and the coordinator must pass a criminal background check. If you are interested, please contact Anne at eugenementoring@gmail.com.

Churchill Boys Basketball: If you missed the Summer Basketball Meeting and Registration night but still are wanting to know more information about the program, please contact Kellybokn_k@4j.lane.edu . Note: You can REGISTER NOW on FAMILY ID that is located on the Churchill athletics link of the school website: www.chs.lane.edu/students/athletics/ Cost for Summer Basketball is $100. Make checks out to Churchill Boys Basketball.

First Week of Summer Basketball Schedule and team formations: Tuesday, May 29: 6-8pm Wed, May 30: 4-6pm Thursday, May 31: 6-8pm Friday, June 1: 4-6pm June 2nd : Frosh at North Salem HS: 3pm vs. Sherwood/520 vs. Western Mennonite JV at McKay Upper Gym: 850am vs. North Salem/ 1110 vs. Dallas Varsity at Canby HS: 330pm vs. Lake Oswego/ 6pm: TBA June 3rd : Frosh at Parish Middle School: 140pm vs. McMinnville/410 vs. W. Salem JV at Mckay HS UG: 1010am vs. South Salem/ 1230 vs. Sprague Varsity at Canby HS: Schedule TBA based upon Saturday’s results. Churchill Cross Country - There will be a meeting for incoming freshmen students regarding CHS Cross Country on Tuesday, May 29th @ 4:00 in room 112 STEM at CHS. Churchill Spring Foot Ball Camp – CHS will be having a football camp from June 4 – 8 th from 4:00pm to 6:00pm. Students should bring cleats, water and a positive attitude.

Building 4J’s Future: Share your input on potential school bond measure. The Eugene School District 4J school board is considering a potential bond measure in November 2018 to improve school buildings and learning materials. The bond measure would build new school buildings and make other improvements in security, equity, technology, curriculum and more. Most of 4J’s school buildings were constructed in the 1940s to 1960s, and some are even older. Other capital improvements are needed due to changing enrollment, educational program needs and aging buildings and materials. The school board wants to hear from community members about their views before making decisions in June.

Please take a few minutes between now and May 30 to share your feedback in a community input form at www.surveymonkey.com/r/4Jbondsurvey2 . Your input is important. Parents and community members also are invited to learn more about the potential bond measure under discussion and talk with school board members and district staff at a community forum onWednesday, May 30, at 7 p.m., at the 4J Education Center, 200 N. Monroe St. Spanish interpretation will be provided.

Construyendo el futuro de 4J: Comparta su punto de vista sobre una posible propuesta de emisión de bonos. El consejo del Distrito Escolar de Eugene 4J está considerando una posible propuesta de emisión de bonos para la votación de noviembre del 2018 para mejorar las instalaciones escolares y materiales de aprendizaje. El bono financiaría la construcción de nuevos edificios escolares y otras mejoras en seguridad, equidad, tecnología, currículo y más. La mayoría de las instalaciones escolares de 4J se construyeron entre las décadas de 1940 y 1960 y algunas son aún más viejas. Se necesita mejoría de capital debido a cambios de matrícula, necesidades del programa educacional y envejecimiento de instalaciones y materiales. El consejo escolar desea escuchar las opiniones de la comunidad antes de tomar decisiones en junio.

Se les invita a tomar unos minutos entre el día de hoy y el 30 de mayo para compartir sus comentarios en una encuesta en línea (www.surveymonkey.com/r/4Jbondsurvey2 , en inglés). Su opinión es importante. También se invita a los padres y miembros de la comunidad a un foro comunitario donde podrán enterarse mas sobre la posible propuesta de emisión de bonos que se está considerando y a hablar con los miembros de la junta directiva escolar. El foro se llevara a cabo el miércoles, 30 de mayo a las 7 p.m., en el Centro Educativo de 4J, ubicado en el 200 N. Monroe St. Se proveerá interpretación en español.

School Contact Information
Kennedy Middle School
2200 Bailey Hill Road, Eugene, OR 97405
(541) 790-5500 Fax: (541) 790-5505

School Schedule
8:00am - 4:00pm  Office hours
9:00am - 3:25pm   Instructional School hours
8:00am - 3:45pm   Supervision hours

Access
8:00am:  Student center is open for early arrivals
8:30am:  Cafeteria is open for breakfast
Front office is open for students
8:45am:  Locker bays are open for students

See teacher syllabus for office hours

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KMS Family Bulletin:

May 18

Greetings KMS Families,

Another great week of school has come and gone. This week was full of standardized testing and a taste of summer weather. In addition, we had an excellent turnout for the Arts in the Courtyard event. People enjoyed the food by Texas Roadhouse, student artwork, and student performances by KMS and CHS students. In addition, there was face painting and games for students and families. Thank you for your continued support of KMS and efforts to ensure your student attends school, ready to learn.

During the next few weeks, students will be wrapping up their school year with final projects, papers, and presentations. Below you will find additional information about next week to keep in mind.

 

Dates and Events

May 21 
3:30 pm GSA Michelle’s
Math testing for 6th grade only

May 22  
9:00 am
 – 11:15 Math Testing (Periods 4,5,6)
3:30 pm Homework Wood G-2
3:30 pm Acts of Kindness Michelle’s
3:45 pm Art Albone A-3

May 23 
9:00 am – 11:15 Math Testing (Periods 1, 2, 3)
3:30 pm Homework Worth I-4

May 24
9:00 am
 – 11:15 Math Testing (Periods 4, 5, 6)
3:30 pm Video-Rainer C-3
3:30 pm D & D-Baxter C-4

May 25
9:00 am
 Math Testing makeup
10:00 KMS student panel McCornack
1:00 KMS student panel Twin Oaks

 

In the Know 

SBAC Testing Schedule:

Week 1 & 2 Monday 6th only Test in content class, regular schedule for day and all periods.

TuesdayWednesdayThursday
Week 1 ELA Testing - May 15th, 16th, 17th
Week 2 Math Testing - May 22nd, 23rd, 24th
9:00am to 11:15am    Testing period
11:15am to 12:25pm   Lunch and rec time
12:30pm to 1:25pm    1 or 4
1:30pm to 2:25pm      2 or 5
2:30pm to 3:25pm      3 or 6

Friday  Wrap up testing for ELA and Math, regular schedule

Week 3

TuesdayWednesday  Week 3 Science 8th Grade OAKS Testing – May 29th & 30th

Thursday  Week 3 Science 8th Placement Testing – May 31st

 

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 6-10, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

  • Summer Bridge for Incoming Freshmen: August 6-10, 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 25, 2018

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.

 

Mentor Coordinator Needed: The Eugene Middle School Lunchtime Mentor Program, which pairs caring, responsible adults in the community with middle schoolers who need extra support, seeks a mentor coordinator at Kennedy Middle School for the 2018-19 school year. The coordinator position is volunteer and takes about 2-4 hours a week. Coordinators must be able to commit to being at KMS one day a week (currently Wednesdays) during lunch periods and must be organized, caring, and responsible. There is some additional work from home via computer as well as interaction with the school’s educational skills specialist. Training is provided and the coordinator must pass a criminal background check. If you are interested, please contact Anne at eugenementoring@gmail.com.

 

Insect Traps Notice: There will be insect traps set across the building beginning May 23rd to decrease yellow jackets. The chemical (Heptyl Butrate) in the traps is used to lure the yellow jacket and is now considered a pesticide application. Therefore, there will be signs that read, "Warning Pesticide treated area" where the traps are set. The signs will be maintained as long as the traps are up, typically May through Sept.

 

Final standard bell schedules, pending school board approval of schedule parameters, will be implemented next fall

Eugene School District 4J is changing to a consistent calendar and standard schedules for all schools in 2018–19 to provide enough, fair and equal instruction time for students and consistent schedules for families.

The change to standard schedules will:

  • ensure that all schools meet state standards for adequate instructional time
    • provide fair and equallearning time for students at different schools
    • provide consistent, predictable schedulesfor families, and
    • allow coordinated time for staff professional development and collaboration.

Under the standard schedules, developed with staff and community input, all schools at each level will have a standard start and end time (two times for elementary schools, staggered by 35 minutes) and the same amount of instructional time each day, week and year. Currently each 4J school has a different calendar, schedule and amount of instruction time, and learning time for students at different schools can vary by hundreds of hours over elementary, middle and high school.

To develop the standard school schedules, a first draft schedule was published in March for staff, parent, student and community input. The district considered the input received in developing a second draft schedule for further review and feedback. The final proposed schedule includes adjustments responsive to the input received from more than 2,500 parents, students, staff and community members.

Final schedule revisions: 
• Early release on Friday for all schools
• Middle school end time 3:35 p.m. (earlier than in Schedule Draft 1 and 2)
• High school start time 8:30 a.m.

 

School Contact Information
Kennedy Middle School
2200 Bailey Hill Road, Eugene, OR 97405
(541) 790-5500 Fax: (541) 790-5505

 

School Schedule
8:00am - 4:00pm  Office hours
9:00am - 3:25pm   Instructional School hours
8:00am - 3:45pm   Supervision hours

 

Access
8:00am:  Student center is open for early arrivals
8:30am:  Cafeteria is open for breakfast
Front office is open for students
8:45am:  Locker bays are open for students

See teacher syllabus for office hours

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KMS Family Bulletin:

May 11

Greetings KMS Families,

Although the countdown until the end of the school year is only 5 weeks away, there are many tasks and learning outcomes for students to complete. As we began the week, students continued forward with their learning through class projects, group discussions, and individual assignments. During the week, students across 4J middle schools participated in the District Track & Field meet at the University of Oregon Hayward Field; many of our students ended the season with personal best performances along with several students qualifying for the Oregon State Track & Field meet. Our week came to an end with the last Activity Night of the year. Students had the opportunity to dance, socialize, and listen to a band before heading into the weekend. Next week we will begin our testing window along with a testing schedule as described below. In addition, next week we will be having our Arts in the Courtyard and an Early Release Day on Friday. Below you will find more information about these events and other things too.

 

Dates and Events

May 14 
3:30 pm GSA Michelle’s

May 15
9-2 pm Forest Field Trip/Science 6th Grade
9:00 am – 11:15 ELA Testing (Periods 1,2,3)
3:30 pm Homework Wood G-2
3:30 pm Acts of Kindness Michelle’s
3:45 pm Art Albone A-3

May 16
9:00 am – 11:15 ELA Testing (Periods 4, 5, 6)
3:30 pm Homework Worth I-4

May 17
9:00 am – 11:15 ELA Testing (Periods 1, 2, 3)
9-2 pm Forest Field Trip/Science 6th Grade
3:30 pm Video-Rainer C-3
3:30 pm D & D-Baxter C-4
3:45 Track Pizza Party- Cafeteria

May 18 
9:00 am ELA Testing makeup
12:00 Early Release (Periods 4,5 & 6)

 

In the Know

SBAC Testing Schedule Week 1 & 2:


Monday 6th only:  Test in content class, regular schedule for day and all periods.

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Week 1 ELA Testing - May 14th, 15th, 16th
Week 2 Math Testing - May 22nd, 23rd, 24th
9:00am to 11:15am    Testing period
11:15am to 12:25pm   Lunch and rec time
12:30pm to 1:25pm    1 or 4
1:30pm to 2:25pm      2 or 5
2:30pm to 3:25pm      3 or 6

Friday:  Wrap up testing for ELA and Math, regular schedule

Week 3

Tuesday, Wednesday:  Week 3 Science 8th Grade OAKS Testing – May 29th & 30th

Thursday:  Week 3 Science 8th Placement Testing – May 31st

 

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 6-10, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

  • Summer Bridge for Incoming Freshmen: August 6-10, 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 25, 2018

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.

 

8th Grade – End of year Promotion Activities- June 14th & 15th Tentative Schedule of Events

June 14th Camp Harlow
9:10 Load buses for Camp Harlow
9:45 Arrive at Camp Harlow
10:00 Start grills
10:30 Start eating lunch (everyone won’t eat at the same time)
11:00 Pool opens (closes at 2:00)
11:30 Zipline opens (ends at 1:30)
2:00 clean up food/camp
2:45 load buses
3:10 Back at Kennedy

 

June 15th Promotion
9:30-10:30 Rehearsal
10:30-11:00 Just for Kicks Awards
11:00-12:00 Yearbook signing (small gym)
12:00-12:30 Lunch
12:30-1:15 6th period classrooms to prep/change for promotion
1:20 Head to small gym
1:30-2:30 Promotion
2:30-3:00 Photos/Family Time
3:00-3:25 Dismiss

 

Schedule for Half-day school/Half day PD –Note, we will have periods 4, 5, and 6.

Early Release Bell Schedule (Periods 1-3 or 4-6)
Period 1 or 4                        9:00 – 9:50
Period 2 or 5                        9:55 – 10:40
Period 3 or 6                        10:45 – 11:30
Lunch for all                        11:30 – 12:00

 

Calendar – Early Release days and No School days

 

3/19 Third Trimester Begins
3/26-3/30 No School - Spring Break
4/6 Early Release - Staff Development
4/20 Early Release - Staff development
5/4 No School - Staff Development, Grading
5/18 Early Release - Staff Development
5/28 No School - Memorial Day
6/1 Early Release - Staff Development
6/15 Last Day - Tentative

 

Mentor Coordinator Needed - The Eugene Middle School Lunchtime Mentor Program, which pairs caring, responsible adults in the community with middle schoolers who need extra support, seeks a mentor coordinator at Kennedy Middle School for the 2018-19 school year. The coordinator position is volunteer and takes about 2-4 hours a week. Coordinators must be able to commit to being at KMS one day a week (currently Wednesdays) during lunch periods and must be organized, caring, and responsible. There is some additional work from home via computer as well as interaction with the school’s educational skills specialist. Training is provided and the coordinator must pass a criminal background check. If you are interested, please contact Anne at eugenementoring@gmail.com.

 

Arts in the Courtyard - Our third annual Arts in the Courtyard will be on Wednesday, May 16th from 5:30-7:00pm at Kennedy Middle School. We hope that you can join us for this event, which highlights the creativity and growth of our music and visual art students over the past year. This year we will be serving a Texas Roadhouse dinner for 10$ per person, with all of the proceeds going to support our programs! We will also have art & craft activities, a slideshow, silent auction, and a mini golf course, in addition to the great music and art. Musicians and artwork from students at Churchill High School will also be highlighted. It will be a great event for the whole family!

 

Silent Auction Donations:  We are currently seeking donations for our silent auction and hope you can help. If you are a business owner, know a business owner, frequent a business often, or just enjoy fundraising, please help us by asking for a donation for our silent auction. All of the money raised will support music and art at Kennedy! Art students will create a unique work of art for all participating businesses. We appreciate your help and support in making our community stronger through supporting artistic opportunities for our kids.

If you are able to help, please contact Holly Albone albone_h@4j.lane.edu, or Victoria Miller at (541)790-5500 or miller_v@4j.lane.edu.  We hope to see you at this year’s Arts in the Courtyard!

 

School Contact Information
Kennedy Middle School
2200 Bailey Hill Road, Eugene, OR 97405
(541) 790-5500 Fax: (541) 790-5505

 

School Schedule
8:00am - 4:00pm  Office hours
9:00am - 3:25pm   Instructional School hours
8:00am - 3:45pm   Supervision hours

 

Access
8:00am:  Student center is open for early arrivals
8:30am:  Cafeteria is open for breakfast
Front office is open for students
8:45am:  Locker bays are open for students

See teacher syllabus for office hours

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KMS Family Bulletin:

May 4

Greetings KMS Families,

In looking ahead it is hard to believe that next week marks the last 6 weeks of school. We will certainly find the remaining 29 days to be very fast and a lot of fun. With this in mind, don’t hesitate to contact the school if you have questions or concerns. There are many end of the year activities, deadlines for events, and tasks for students to complete. As always, these bulletins are intended to capture the main activities and events happening at school and within the community. You may see an increase of email communication this next month, as there are several things for each grade level to know as we end the year. Thank you for your continued support for Kennedy.

 

 

Dates and Events

Teacher Appreciation Week

May 7 
3:30 pm
 GSA Michelle’s
3:45 pm Track Practice-Lrg Gym
Fundraiser – Texas RoadHouse

May 8
3:30 pm Homework Wood G-2
3:30 pm Acts of Kindness Michelle’s
3:45 pm Art Albone A-3
3:45 pm Track Practice-Lrg Gym
Fundraiser – Texas RoadHouse

May 9 
3:30 pm Homework Worth I-4
3:45 pm Track Practice-Lrg Gym

May 10
12:30 District Track Meet-Churchill
3:30 pm Video-Rainer C-3
3:30 pm D & D-Baxter C-4
*Staff lunch provided by KMS families

May 11
7:45 am
 Knights of Honor Breakfast
6:00 pm Activity Night

 

In the Know

Activity Night – Saddle up, put on your boots, and mosey on over FridayMay 11th for the Kennedy Roundup activity night from 6-7:30pm. Featuring a live square dance caller and band, it's sure to be a rip roarin' good time!  Cost of admission is $5.00 at the door; scholarships available upon request.

School-wide Fundraiser - Yippee, Hooray, Yahoo!  It's time for another great Dining for Dollar$ fundraiser to benefit our school!    It's easy to participate, simply take a night off from cooking and treat yourself to a delicious dinner out at Texas Roadhouse and they wildonate 20% of all purchases (gift cards too!) to Kennedy!  It is also a great time to mix and mingle with other Kennedy families and staff.  We thank you in advance for your support of our school and students and hope to see you there!  Don't forget to take the attached flyer with you to ensure that Kennedy gets credit for your participation.  Thanks again from all of us at Kennedy! [Click here to download the flyer.]

Fundraiser Details:
May 7th & 8th (Monday & Tuesday)
Texas Roadhouse located at Valley River Center
1060 Valley River Way
541-345-7427

 

Mentor Coordinator Needed - The Eugene Middle School Lunchtime Mentor Program, which pairs caring, responsible adults in the community with middle schoolers who need extra support, seeks a mentor coordinator at Kennedy Middle School for the 2018-19 school year. The coordinator position is volunteer and takes about 2-4 hours a week. Coordinators must be able to commit to being at KMS one day a week (currently Wednesdays) during lunch periods and must be organized, caring, and responsible. There is some additional work from home via computer as well as interaction with the school’s educational skills specialist. Training is provided and the coordinator must pass a criminal background check. If you are interested, please contact Anne at eugenementoring@gmail.com.

 

Middle School Math Pathways: Parent Information Night

Increasing math achievement and access for all 4J students

Middle School Math Pathways

Let’s talk about math! Parents of future middle school students are invited to an information night about middle school math pathways on Thursday, May 10.

Middle School Math Pathways Information Night
Thursday, May 10, 6:30–8:00 p.m. 
(invite friends!)
4J Education Center, 200 N. Monroe St.
Spanish interpretation will be provided  

4J schools are establishing a consistent middle school math pacing and placement process, starting with students entering middle school this fall, to improve clarity, equity and access to accelerated math learning opportunities.

These changes are intended to provide equal education opportunities to all students and open up student options for accelerated math course sequences, while also providing all students with the foundational math skills needed to prepare them for success in advanced math courses. Students will have multiple entry points to accelerated learning and multiple pathways to upper-level high school math courses, such as pre-calculus, calculus and statistics.

Please join us to learn about middle school math placement and pathways to advanced math in high school, get answers to your questions, and share your thoughts.

http://www.4j.lane.edu/instruction/curriculum/mathacceleration/

 

Arts in the Courtyard - Our third annual Arts in the Courtyard will be on Wednesday, May 16th from 5:30-7:00pm at Kennedy Middle School. We hope that you can join us for this event, which highlights the creativity and growth of our music and visual art students over the past year. This year we will be serving a Texas Roadhouse dinner for 10$ per person, with all of the proceeds going to support our programs! We will also have art & craft activities, a slideshow, silent auction, and a mini golf course, in addition to the great music and art. Musicians and artwork from students at Churchill High School will also be highlighted. It will be a great event for the whole family!

 

We are currently seeking donations for our silent auction and hope you can help. If you are a business owner, know a business owner, frequent a business often, or just enjoy fundraising, please help us by asking for a donation for our silent auction. All of the money raised will support music and art at Kennedy! Art students will create a unique work of art for all participating businesses. We appreciate your help and support in making our community stronger through supporting artistic opportunities for our kids.

If you are able to help, please contact Holly Albone albone_h@4j.lane.edu, or Victoria Miller at (541)790-5500 or miller_v@4j.lane.edu.

We hope to see you at this year’s Arts in the Courtyard!

 

Site Council – At our meeting on May 3rd, Site Council reviewed 6 EEF grants and ranked them for EEF review. Below are the grants in ranked order. Grants will be forwarded to EEF for review. Since schools are only able to submit 5 grants up to no more than $5,000 in request, we are looking for donations to continue our community garden. Our goal is to earn $500.00 for this cause. If you would like to donate any amount of money to go towards our KMS community garden, please contact Victoria Miller at (541)790-5500 ormiller_v@4j.lane.edu.

  1. School Wide Celebrations of Culture and Diversity
  2. School Wide Extra-Curricular Experience
  3. Musical - Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Jr.
  4. Book Love: Instilling a Love of Reading in Middle School
  5. College Tours
  6. KMS Community Garden

 

K-12 Comprehensive Human Sexuality Workgroup

4J is seeking recommendations for school staff (teachers/counselors/EAs), admin, parents, students, and community partners for inclusion in this important work group.  Please use the link here:  https://goo.gl/forms/wXji7CFWyywqgHuo2

Here is some background information: OAR 581-022-2050 requires districts, together with parents, teachers, school administrators, local health department staff, and other community representatives and persons from the medical community, to plan and provide an age-appropriate, comprehensive plan of instruction focusing on human sexuality education, HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted infections and disease prevention in elementary and secondary schools as an integral part of health education and other subjects. As part of this plan, each school district shall provide child sexual abuse prevention instruction from kindergarten through grade 12, including a minimum of four instructional class period per year. This instruction must also include a parental involvement component to inform parents about child sexual abuse topics, a professional training component for administrators, teachers, and other school personnel, and an evaluation component with measureable outcomes.

4J has taken many steps to be in compliance with the Erin’s Law component (9) of this OAR: we have adopted the Our Whole Lives (OWL) curriculum for 6-12 grades, made scheduling changes for Health in middle schools, provided curriculum and training for K-5 administrators and teachers, and provided parent letters with topics and resources.

This project aims to develop a comprehensive K-12 health education plan, that integrates the child abuse prevention components within aligned, age appropriate human sexuality units. This work will serve as the foundation for a district health curriculum adoption in 2020-2021.

Delaying the adoption process and leading with this work provides a number of benefits: 1) allows us to build partnerships with community organizations that provide our students and families wrap-around services; 2) provides a diverse 4J focus group, rather than an author or publisher, to outline a vision and implementation plan; 3) requires an inventory of available and needed resources; and 4) moves towards a meeting the moral and legal intent of breadth and depth of the OARs, rather than a compliance approach to meeting Erin’s Law and Health Curriculum Plans.

 Share Your Views on School Schedules
Online survey, community forum May 9

Eugene School District 4J is changing to a consistent calendar and standard schedules for all schools to provide enough instruction time for students, fair and equal learning time at all schools, and consistent schedules for families. The schedule details will be decided this spring.

A first draft schedule was published in March for staff, parent, student and community input. The district has now taken the input received and developed a second draft schedule for further review and feedback.

The district wants to hear from families about your views on school schedules and what various schedule changes would mean for you.

Please take 5 minutes between now and May 9 to share your feedback in a community input survey at www.surveymonkey.com/r/4Jschedule2. Your input is important.

Parents, students, staff and community members also are invited to learn more about the draft schedules under discussion and talk with school board members and district staff at a community forum on school schedules on Wednesday, May 9, at 5:30 p.m., at the 4J Education Center, 200 N. Monroe St. Spanish interpretation will be provided.

To learn more, review the draft schedule, and provide feedback, see www.4j.lane.edu/standard-school-schedule-second-draft.

 

Comparta su punto de vista sobre los horarios escolares
Foro Comunitario el 9 de mayo

El Distrito Escolar de Eugene 4J está cambiando a un calendario consistente y a horarios estándares para todas las escuelas para proporcionar suficiente tiempo de instrucción a los estudiantes, tiempo de aprendizaje justo e igualitario en todas las escuelas, y horarios constantes para las familias. Los detalles de los horarios se decidirán esta primavera.

En marzo se publicó un borrador inicial del horario para buscar aportes de opiniones de los padres, los estudiantes, el personal, y la comunidad. El distrito ha tomado ahora la información recibida y ha desarrollado un segundo borrador del horario para consideración y opiniones adicionales.

Al distrito le gustaría escuchar de las familias su opinión acerca de los horarios escolares y lo que los diferentes cambios de horario significarían para ustedes.

Se les invita a los padres a tomar unos minutos entre el día de hoy y el 9 de mayo para compartir sus comentarios en una encuesta en línea (www.surveymonkey.com/r/4Jschedule2, en inglés). Su opinión es importante.

También se invita a los padres, estudiantes, miembros del personal y de la comunidad a un foro comunitario donde podrán enterarse mas sobre los horarios que se están considerando y hablar con los miembros de la junta directiva escolar. El foro se llevara a cabo el miércoles, 9 de mayo a las 5:30 p.m., en el Centro Educativo de 4J, ubicado en el 200 N. Monroe St. Se proveerá interpretación en español.

Para obtener más información, revisar el borrador del horario y proporcionar comentarios, vaya a www.4J.Lane.edu/Standard-School-Schedule-Second-Draft.

 

School Contact information
Kennedy Middle School
2200 Bailey Hill Road, Eugene, OR 97405
(541) 790-5500 Fax: (541) 790-5505

School Schedule
8:00am - 4:00pm Office hours
9:00am - 3:25pm Instructional School hours
8:00am - 3:45pm Supervision hours

Access
8:00am:  Student center is open for early arrivals
8:30am:  Cafeteria is open for breakfast
Front office is open for students
8:45am:  Locker bays are open for students
See teacher syllabus for office hours

See teacher syllabus for office hours