Spartan Update April 16, 2021

Spartan Update April 16, 2021

April 16, 2021

Next week School Schedule:

Monday April 19th, “A” Day 9:00 – 11:30 Zoom for all students (advisory, Periods 1-3) 12:40 – 3:10 Hybrid Blue Group in Person (Periods 1-3) Hybrid Green Group Asynchronous at home

Tuesday, April 20th, “B” Day 9-11:30 Zoom for all students (advisory, Periods 4-6) 12:40-3:10 Hybrid Blue Group in Person (Periods 4-6) Hybrid Green Group Asynchronous at home

Wednesday, April 21st, “C” Day Both Blue and Green Groups work Asynchronously, NO ZOOM

Thursday, April 22nd, “A” Day 9-11:30 Zoom for all students (advisory, Periods 1-3)12:40-3:10 Hybrid Green Group in Person (Periods 1-3) Hybrid Blue Group Asynchronous at home

Friday, April 23rd, “B” Day 9-11:30 Zoom for all students (advisory, Periods 4-6)12:40-3:10 Hybrid Green Group in Person (Periods 4-6) Hybrid Blue Group Asynchronous at home


Our first week of Hybrid learning has been fantastic! We have listed a couple of reminders for next week below.

* Students need to bring their iPads to school, fully charged. Turn off at night, or restart in the morning.

* We do not have lockers, so student should only bring what they can carry from class to class. Cell phones must be turned off and put away upon arrival.

* Grab and Go lunches are offered each day as students enter the building as well as breakfast packs when they exit. Meals are free to all students and lunch menus will be posted on the Canvas Morning Announcements.

* Windows will be open and some classes will be going outside, so students should dress accordingly.

* Parents are not allowed in the building and all doors are locked during the school day. There is a door buzzer at the front door and we are answering phones if you need to reach our office 541-790-8300.

* Students riding any wheeled device to school must wear a helmet. We have racks to lock up bikes, scooters, and skateboards In front of the main school entrance. Students will need to bring their own lock.

* If you are dropping your student off at school, PLEASE drive slowly, stay off your cell phones and be extra aware of your surroundings for the safety of our students.


Starting Monday, all Zoom classes will require a 4J username and password to join. When students click on a zoom link they will be asked for their 4J student email address and email password (this is the same as their Canvas username/password). After going most of the year without incidents on Zoom, we had multiple disruptions to learning on Thursday. This change will make it a little harder for students to get into Zoom, but it is in the best interest of all our students.


We want to let you know that we may be having a modified track season. Several details are still in the works and will be shared as soon as possible. If your student is interested, they will need a current physical to participate – please contact Heather Acharya in the front office regarding the date we have for your child’s physical.


Hello Spencer Butte Community! Yearbook staff are creating a photo spread highlighting SSO students working from home. At this time, we are seeking pictures from students that would like to share photos of their workspaces or photos of them working from home. Please submit via email to advisor, Jenn Kotlarek, by Tuesday, April 20th ( Thanks in advance for helping to create our book and supporting us!


Throughout the month of April, FOOD for Lane County is asking Lane County residents to participate in a survey about hunger. FFLC and their partners track the number of people who access food assistance, but these numbers don’t tell the stories about why people need help with food, or what they could be doing better to feed our neighbors. Please help fight hunger by completing this short survey! It is only 25 questions and should only take about 10 minutes. ALL survey responses will be anonymous! If you would like to participate in the gift card drawing you will be redirected to a new page upon completion of the survey.


Celebrate “Día” with Eugene Public Library this April! Everyone is invited to enjoy family activities in Spanish and English all month leading up to Día de los Niños/Día de los Libros (Children’s Day/Book Day) on April 30th. All events are free, with no library card needed. To learn more about Eugene Public Library, including how to get a library card to use additional services, call 541-682-5450 (press 5 for Spanish) or visit

Bilingual Gift Books for Children

At all Eugene Public Library locations: Monday, April 19th through Saturday, May 1st

Pick up a free child’s book to keep as a gift. Choices will include books for babies through early elementary ages. All books are bilingual or multi-lingual including Spanish and English. A featured choice is the picture book “How to Fold a Taco/Como Doblar un Taco” by Naibe Reynoso, who will be a special guest at Family Storytime on April 27th. This event is free.

Bilingual Storytime with Naibe Reynoso

Live online or watch later: Tuesday, April 27th, 11:00am

Enjoy a fun storytime with special guest Naibe Reynoso, author of the picture book “How to Fold a Taco/Como Doblar un Taco.” In addition to writing and publishing children’s books, Reynoso is a multi-Emmy award-winning journalist who has appeared widely on national and international TV. Watch live or anytime on Facebook Live: No Facebook account or login is needed. Free.

StoryWalks in the Parks

At Petersen Barn: April 5th through May 3rd – “Soñadores / Dreamers”

At Sheldon Community Center: April 10th through April 30th – “Gracias, Sr. Panda / Thank You, Mr. Panda” All ages: enjoy beautiful bilingual picture books displayed along park paths, anytime.

Children’s Craft Kits

At all Eugene Public Library locations: starting Monday, April 12th

Pick up a craft kit for kids to make their own milagros, Mexican folk art charms, with supplies and bilingual instructions created by Jessica Zapata of Eugene ArteLatino. Free, while supplies last.

Bilingual Storytime – watch online anytime:

Bilingual Storytime with Toña Aguilar: Enjoy a free and fun bilingual story time with local educator Toña Aguilar.

What to Read Next: Día Children’s Books:

In a video in English, Eugene Public Library’s entertaining experts suggest favorite children’s books that are in Spanish, bilingual, and/or about Latino American cultures.