Introduction

Spartan Update October 23, 2020

Spartan Update October 23, 2020

SPENCER BUTTE SPARTAN UPDATE

October 26, 2020

This week School Schedule:

Monday, Oct. 26         ‘A’ Day    12:20 Advisory, 1st period, 2nd period, 3rd period

Tuesday, Oct. 27         ‘B’ Day    12:20 Advisory, 4th period, 4th period, 6th period

Wednesday, Oct. 28    ‘C’ Day – ‘Flex’ Day

Thursday, Oct. 29       NO SCHOOL – Conferences

Friday, Oct. 30            NO SCHOOL – Staff Professional Development

This week additional events:

Wednesday, October 28th     4:00pm – 7:35pm   Conferences w/your Student’s Advisory Teacher

Thursday, October 29th         8:00am – 12:00pm  Conferences w/your Student’s Advisory Teacher

CONFERENCE SCHEDULES

This year our teacher conferences will have a different format: Parents/Guardians will conference for 15 min. with your child’s Advisory teacher.  The conference will cover a range of topics about access, engagement, and progress in each subject. It will also be a chance for you to ask questions, which either the Advisory teacher will answer or get the question to someone who can.  All parents received an email invitation to sign up for a conference time.  If you did not receive this email or need assistance, please contact Salena Bowen (bowen_s@4j.lane.edu).  Conference Zoom Meeting links will be sent out via email this week from your student’s Advisory teacher.

WEDNESDAY ‘C’ DAYS (FLEX DAY) AFTERNOON SCHEDULE

Each re-learn session is accessible through the subject area teacher’s office hours on Canvas.  If your student would like to go to an Extension session, they will follow this zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/97306148769?pwd=dkM4YUJzWlBIM3NHdHFhRlpBV1p6Zz09

Meeting ID: 973 0614 8769   Passcode: 154213

 

Math Science Humanities Electives
12:30 – 1:15 Re-learn Extension office hours flex
1:20 – 2:05 Extension office hours Re-learn flex
2:10 – 2:55 office hours Re-learn teacher* flex
3:00 – 4:00 prep prep prep prep

Math extension is math club with interesting math topics that students will get to choose as the year goes on.

Science extension is an engineering/maker space class.

SEEKING GIFT CARD DONATIONS

In effort to support our students and local businesses, we are seeking donations of Gift Cards in $5 increments.  Due to constraints on spending we are not able to purchase these with school funds. Specifically, we would appreciate gift cards to Lox Stocks and Bagels, El Super Burrito, Dutch Bros, Safeway, and any other local business a middle school student may like.  If you would like to donate, please send via mail or call the office to arrange drop-off.  Thank you in advance for supporting our school and students.

SPENCER BUTTE LIBRARY CANVAS COURSE

The library’s page is now live. Here students will be able to search for books, place book holds, participate in weekly Share-Outs (book recommendations, book purchase requests, favorite pet picture, etc.), as well as other links to helpful resources. Email invites have been sent to each student, so please help remind them to accept so they will be able to access the course. Feel free to email Jenn Kotlarek, Library Specialist, with any questions (kotlarek@4j.lane.edu).  Please note, book hold pick-up dates will begin November 5th and occur on the first and third Thursdays of each month.

OPERATION SCHOOL BELL – SCHOOL CLOTHES SHOPPING EVENT

The Assistance League of Eugene supports a program of student assistance called Operation School Bell.  This program is made possible through the fundraising activities of Assistance League of Eugene in cooperation with local Fred Meyer stores.  A shopping event has been scheduled for Spencer Butte students whose families are experiencing financial hardship.  If you would like to be considered for this program, please contact Heather Acharya as soon as possible in the front office – 541-790-8300 or acharya_h@4j.lane.edu

PLEASE SIGN UP TO BE A PARENT OBSERVER IN CANVAS

We highly encourage all parents/guardians to sign up as an observer in Canvas!  Observers can link their Canvas account to their student’s account so they can see assignment due dates, announcements, and other course content.  Observers can view the course content but cannot participate in the course.  This is a great way to support your student and know what is going on in their classes.  To sign up for a for a Parent Canvas Account go to: https://www.4j.lane.edu/instruction/canvas/  Your student will need to give you their access code, which is found in their Canvas account under settings.

SPENCER BUTTE IS A “GRAB AND GO” MEAL SITE

Free grab-and-go meals (breakfast and lunch served together) will be available for all 4J students and youth 18 years old and younger through December 2020. There are no income requirements and no application necessary. Children do not need to be present when picking up meals. Families can choose the location that is most convenient for them, regardless of where they live or attend school.  The Spencer Butte Cafeteria serves meals Monday through Friday, 10:45 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  There will be no lunch service on ‘Non-school’ days, however extra food will be given the day before.