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Spartan Update November 13, 2020

Spartan Update November 13, 2020

SPENCER BUTTE SPARTAN UPDATE

November 13, 2020

Next week School Schedule:

Monday, Nov. 16        ‘A’ Day   12:20 Advisory, 1st period, 2nd period, 3rd period

Tuesday, Nov. 17        ‘B’ Day   12:20 Advisory, 4th period, 4th period, 6th period

Wednesday, Nov. 18  ‘C’ Day    Flex Day, Re-Learn, Office Hours, Extensions

Thursday, Nov. 19      ‘A’ Day   12:20 Advisory, 1st period, 2nd period, 3rd period

Friday, Nov. 20           ‘B’ Day   12:20 Advisory, 4th period, 4th period, 6th period

Next week additional events:

Wednesday, Nov. 18  10:00am – 11:00am  Yearbook Club Meeting – see information below

Wednesday, Nov. 18   11:00am – 1:00pm  Staffed food drive drop off time – come by and say hi!

ASYNCHRONOUS SUPPORT – 9:00AM – 10:30AM ON “A” AND “B” DAYS

We have heard from many families that the morning time, when students are working asynchronously, can be a struggle for students. It is an unstructured time and even though there is work posted on Canvas, some students have a hard time getting started.  Therefore, starting Monday, we will have a special Zoom meeting on every “A” and “B” day where students can log-in, get help, find a study partner, chat with the principal or counselor, organize their day, etc. All students are welcome at this time and we encourage folks to try this out! In addition, Homework Club will be offered during this time.  The link for the Asynchronous Support Zoom is: https://zoom.us/j/96276100824?pwd=WS8yYU1EQnNuMFFPTEFUbnRFS3dFdz09

FREE FLU VACCINE DRIVE THROUGH EVENT

There will be a free flu shot clinic on Tuesday, November 17th from 2:00pm – 7:00pm at the Lane Events Center at the Fairgrounds parking lot (796 W. 13th Ave.).  No insurance needed, this is free to all who attend.  See attached flyer for details.

WINTER FOOD DRIVE – ACCEPTING DONATIONS THROUGH NOVEMBER 24TH

Last week we kicked off our Winter Food Drive.  We will be collecting food and toiletries through November 24th with collection bins out front each week day from 8am to 4pm.   In addition, we will have staffed days on Thursday 11/12 from 9am – 11am, Wednesday 11/18 from 11am – 1pm, Monday 11/23 from 4pm – 6pm, and Tuesday 11/24 from 4pm – 6pm.  Advisory classes have been grouped together and are competing to see who will bring in the most food.  Collection bins are labeled by color and advisory class teacher names.  Currently, Team Yellow Hippo is in the lead!  If you would like to donate money to go towards buying perishable items, you can mail it to us or contact the office to arrange a drop off time.  Please feel free to share this information with friends and family!

FOOD SUPPORT OVER WINTER BREAK

Please let us know if your family would like food support over winter break.  Call the school at 541-790-8300, or directly contact Heather (acharya_h@4j.lane.edu).  All information will be kept confidential. 

MYTHOLOGY AND WORLD RELIGIONS EXTENSION STARTS WEDNESDAY – GRADES 6 – 8

In the Mythology and World Religion Extension, we will look at aspects of religion from around the world and through history. We will start by examining where myths originate and commonalities in mythology and religion from around the world. This class has a very limited scope, so topics will often be driven by student interest. No preparation is necessary to attend this class on Weird Wednesdays!

https://zoom.us/j/98496911500?pwd=b0JZNHdXVTRBQXFrNG9hTXRaRWxuZz09

YEARBOOK CLUB IS STARTING NOVEMBER 18TH!

Would your student like to be a part of the most unique yearbook we have ever had here at Spencer Butte? If so, students are invited to join Advisor, Jenn Kotlarek, every Wednesday morning beginning Nov. 18th from 10:00-11:00am via Zoom. There are many roles that staff will serve this year, and everyone’s contribution will be helpful. I’ll begin with an overview of what we’ll be creating, how exactly we’ll accomplish this, and then give you a chance to ask questions. Feel free to just stop by and check it out! Here is the Zoom link (live Nov. 18th) https://zoom.us/j/96271541316?pwd=Z05zamtlNFhEbTM4Q3kvNzZob3kxQT09  Please also see the attached Yearbook Letter to Parents.                                                 .

WEDNESDAY ‘C’ DAY/FLEX DAY

While students may not have required classes in the afternoon as normal, they are required to do Asynchronous assignments that teachers have posted on Canvas for all 6 periods.  In the afternoon students have the opportunity to attend in teacher office hours, optional extension activities, and/or may be invited to a re-learn session to help boost individual skills.  If your student has been invited to a re-learn session, you and your student will receive an email by Monday at 4pm.  Office Hours and re-learn zoom links can be accessed from the teacher’s Canvas class under ‘Office Hours’.  The optional extension activities along with Zoom links will be posted to your student’s Canvas account on Wednesday mornings.

WEDNESDAY EXTENSION – MAKER SPACE

This Science extension will take place from 12:30pm – 1:15pm on Wednesday.

https://zoom.us/j/6647667028?pwd=K3BpS1dQSExXSXJtWFFFb3BLaU9iQT09

WEDNESDAY EXTENSION – MATH CLUB

Math club that will meet on “C” day (Wednesday) afternoons from 1:20-2:05pmParent and math teacher at LCC, David Van Slyke, with Spencer Butte math teachers present, will lead this club. To get a sense of the types of activities students will explore you can visit: http://mathoer.net/playgrounds.shtml.

https://zoom.us/j/93310967803?pwd=VGQvUUl6ak01QWFWUVIvVjYyWmkwQT09

Meeting ID: 933 1096 7803  Passcode: mathclub

WEDNESDAY EXTENSION – OBOB INFORMATION FOR 2020-21

Oregon Battle Of the Books (OBOB)!  For more details on how OBOB will be run this year, please check out this link from our District Librarian, Amy Page (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1BwKPCnDThMnt8eSq5mHlIyEiAULtSwhhlVDtcCOaPBQ/edit).

WEDNESDAY EXTENSION – CURRENT EVENTS

There will be a Current Events extension on Wednesday during the Humanities extension time. The zoom link to join is: https://zoom.us/j/6647667028?pwd=K3BpS1dQSExXSXJtWFFFb3BLaU9iQT09

MENTAL HEALTH

Mental wellness is a top priority for our Spencer Butte community.  It is important to realize that every person has individual needs regarding mental wellness.  The Lane County website has a Behavioral Health and Crisis Community Resource Directory for services in our area.  This list is updated frequently as information is received.  To access this list go to: https://www.lanecounty.org/cms/one.aspx?pageId=16826239 and go to ‘Important Resource – Please Read’.  If you would like the support of our counselor, Margaret Albright, or need support finding an outside counselor, please reach out via confidential voicemail 541-790-8342 (the voicemail box issue has been fixed), office phone 541-790-8300 or email albright_m@4j.lane.edu  If you indicated during conferences that you are in need of mental health support, please know that we are working through this list and will be reaching out soon. If you feel you need more immediate support please call us!