Spartan Update 2-8-2019


February 8, 2019


Coming Events:


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                        RE-SCHEDULED     Dance/Activity Night – re-scheduled for March 1st

Feb. 27                        9:00am                        Algebra Gallery Walk

March 1                       6:00pm – 8:00pm        Dance/Activity Night

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



Our dance that was previously scheduled for Friday, February 22nd has been changed to Friday, March 1st.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.  If you are able to chaperone we are looking for 10 more adults to help us out.  Please contact Heather Acharya to volunteer.



Currently we do not have a head coach for our track team.  If we cannot fill this position before March 1st Spencer Butte will be unable to have a track team this year.  For more information on this position you can find the posting at   Please feel free to share this with any friends or family who may be interested and/or have prior experience.  If you have questions about this position please contact George Gillett ( or 541-790-8300.



Our lost and found is overflowing!  Please have your student check for their belongings.  At the end of the month all items left over will be donated to charity.



Is your 6th or 7th grader interested in traveling to Washington, DC next year? Please come to a 30 minute information meetingon WednesdayFebruary 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!  Please note that online registration for this trip will opened up the day after the informational meeting.  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 (



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.