Spartan Update 2-1-2019


February 1, 2019


Coming Events:


Feb. 5                          7:45am                         Site Council Meeting

Feb. 12                        8:00am                         Middle School Band Festival, hosted at SBMS

Feb. 13                        6:00pm                        Washington DC Trip Information Night

Feb. 15                                                            7th Grade Vision Screening

Feb. 18                                                            NO SCHOOL – President’s Day

Feb. 21                                                            Choir Field Trip to Music Festival

Feb. 21                        7:00pm                       Parent Education Night with Ophelia’s Place

Feb. 22                        6:00pm – 8:00pm         Dance/Activity Night

Feb. 27                        9:00am                         Algebra Gallery Walk

March 5                       7:00pm                       Choir Concert in Small Gym

March 7 & 8                7:00pm                      “The Princess Bride” Play Performance in Large Gym

March 12                                                         Dine and Donate at Cornucopia

March 14                                                         NO SCHOOL – Trimester Grading

March 15                                                         NO SCHOOL – Professional Development

March 18                                                         Third Trimester Begins

March 21                     6:30pm                        Parent Education Night

March 25 – 29                                                 NO SCHOOL – Spring Break

April 1                                                              Classes Resume



Is your 6th or 7th grader interested in traveling to Washington, DC next year? Please come to a 30 minute information meeting on Wednesday, February 13th at 6:00pm in room 22. We’ll discuss the itinerary, financial information, and any other questions you have for a June 2020 trip!  If you have questions, please contact Shanna Davis at



Yearbooks are available to buy either from a link on the SBMS website or in person in the front office. Please make checks payable to “SBMS Yearbook.” To order online, simply choose the “For Students” link from the SBMS front page, the select “Buy Yearbook.” Not sure if you’ve already purchased one? Please email advisor, Jennifer Kotlarek (



We are currently looking for a track coach for this spring.  For more information on this position you can find the posting at   If you have questions about this position please contact George Gillett ( or 541-790-8300.



The February Community Equity Forum will be on February 7th at the Eugene School District office Auditorium at 200 North Monroe.  Doors will open at 5:30pm and everyone is welcome to attend this free event.  The topic of this forum will be on Gender Diversity.  There will be a short introduction followed by time to learn and ask questions about and from community services, support agencies, health care providers and more specifically serving our LGBTQ students, parents, staff and community.  This Community Equity Forum is intended for all community members including people who want to know more.  ASL Interpretation will be offered & Spanish Translation will be provided.



Winter weather is on its way! Here is some key information families need to know.  When hazardous weather is a concern, decisions regarding schedule changes are made in the early morning, before school, when current weather conditions can be assessed. Decisions are made districtwide and are the same for every 4J school.

Our main concern is the safety of our students and staff. We also believe students and families are best served when schools are open. We will always do our best to make the best decision possible, taking into account all of the factors.

How to Find Out: If there is a change in the school schedule or bus routes, it will be announced in several ways, all normally before 6:30 a.m., including:

  • District website: A notice will be posted on this website’s homepage,
  • District social media: A notice will be posted on the following social media channels:
  • Text-message alerts will be sent to Twitter subscribers who follow 4JWeather AND have their mobile phone number attached to their account.
  • Local news media will share closure or delay information on their websites and broadcasts.

NO NEWS = NO CHANGE. If there is a change in the school schedule or bus routes due to inclement weather, Eugene School District 4J will announce the change. On days when school is in session and on regular schedule, DO NOT expect the district to make an announcement.  Parents of students who ride school buses that sometimes use snow routes have been informed of what to do when snow routes are in effect. Snow route information is available on the snow routes page.  LTD buses may also be delayed or detoured when there is ice or snow on the ground. Detour information will be posted on the LTD website,, and publicized to local news media.