Spartan Update June 12, 2020


June 12, 2020


We had a great turnout for this week’s collection days, but we still have a ton of items still out.  We have added an additional collection day on Monday, June 15th from 4:00pm – 6:00pm.


All middle schools are following the same grading method: Students who have completed 60% or more of the work will get a “pass” and students who have not completed 60% will get an “incomplete”. There are no letter grades and no proficiency grades. Teachers are working to give the benefit of the doubt to give a “pass” because we realize that for many students and families, distance education has been a challenge.

For students who receive an “incomplete”, we do not expect them to make up that work over the summer. And, regardless of whether students receive a “pass” or “incomplete”, they will be advancing to the next grade level.

Grades will be mailed next week. If you have any questions about your child’s grade, please email Peter Tromba at


Due to a nationwide reduction in Lifetouch’s plant production, we are still awaiting a shipping date for our yearbooks. Once we confirm receipt of the yearbooks, we will send out a Spartan Update with information about distribution. Please know that realistically, this may not occur until sometime late into the summer months. We appreciate your patience and thank you all for supporting our yearbook.


The 4J Office of Equity – Wraparound Team has worked very hard over the past few months to provide resources and supplies to our 4J community. We thank you for all of your work and advocacy and we are very proud of the work we have done and that we will continue to do.  We know our students, community and families will continue to need resources throughout the next few months when our staff is not readily available. For that reason, the team has developed two Wraparound Resource Updates, one in Spanish ( ) and another is in English (


Welcome class of 2024 to South Eugene Theater! Due to COVID-19, next year’s seasons will be announced at a future date. As new information is available, it will be posted on our website. In the meantime, we would like to introduce you to our Director, Mr. John Monteverde. Please click here to see his bio: Please feel free to contact the Outreach Coordinator, Adriana Ripley, with any questions regarding South Eugene Theater at


South Eugene Cross Country is up and running now!  While the official season is a ways off, getting started and engaging in the summer runs and training is a great way to prepare for the coming freshmen year. Plus you’ll meet and make friends with classmates from all grades.  There is an introductory video that gives many of the details at:

We also have a team website we use for all communications, scheduling, and daily training descriptions through the season and year.(but 1st watch the video above, which describes how to login)  Team Website:

We welcome the curious and those interested in joining and learning more.  Don’t wait until the end of summer as much of the fun, fitness, and team dynamics are formed by this summer training. South XC’s team is large, but there is room for everyone on the team who tries.  Come train over the summer with us, you’ll increase your endurance and cardio, then decide if it’s right for, official registration is just before school.


In response to COVID-19, and in alignment with our health department, the University of Oregon Summer Academy to Inspire Learning (SAIL) summer programs have transformed from our on campus sessions, to virtual experiences that combine both college academics, and social engagement activities.  As part of the SAIL Pre-College program, students will immerse themselves in interactive and engaging college-like experiences, designed to prepare them for college.  Students will register for a Flight Path, a group of interdisciplinary academic classes, to enhance the student exploration of varied fields of study, offered in college settings. The Flight Paths are designed to simulate the experience of a first year student attending the University of Oregon, and include both required and elective options.  SAIL students will learn from, and engage with college professors, college students, and collaborate with peers, while they explore what college life has to offer. For more information visit: