Spartan Update April 23rd, 2021

Spartan Update April 23rd, 2021


April 23, 2021

Next week School Schedule:

Monday April 26th, “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 27th, “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 28th, “C” Day

Both Blue and Green Groups work Asynchronously, NO ZOOM

Thursday, April 29th, “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 30th, “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


We are two weeks into our new Hybrid schedule and we are interested in getting feedback so we can improve. Please take a moment to fill out the following survey:


We have just received notice that the 2021 Track season has been canceled district wide, for contact tracing reasons.  Sorry for the disappointment this may cause your student.  We are looking forward to a great season next school year!  8th graders stay tuned for a farewell message from your track coach.


*  School grounds are closed to community members while students are in the buildings.  This includes Edgewood’s playgrounds, the turf field, and fields.  Specifically, this means no dogs playing fetch (fields and turf), playing on the playground, or being on the basketball courts.  This is applicable to Edgewood between the hours of 8:30am – 2:00pm and Spencer Butte between 12:00pm – 3:10pm.

4J’s Return to Learning plan does not allow student to wear gaiter, bandanas, masks with valves, or face shields alone (face shields may be worn in addition to mask).

* Students need to bring water bottles to school with them for hybrid days.

 iPads should be charged each night for use at school the following day.


Have you purchased a yearbook?  If you would like to purchase a yearbook, the online YB Pay site will only be open until May 10th. After that, all purchases will have to be delivered in person or mailed to the school.  Please go to and enter our school code 11732521 to complete your purchase. If you are unsure about your order status, please contact Jenn Kotlarek ( Thanks for supporting our yearbook!


Now that some students are attending classes in person, asynchronous attendance still counts and continues to be generated by time spent online in Canvas classes.  Even though your student may be physically present in the building, they still must make sure to log into their Canvas class module.  If this does not happen, they will be marked as absent.  This is especially important on Wednesdays, or “C” days, when all learning is done asynchronously. If you have any questions, please call Hanna Sites in the office, 541-790-8300.


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.

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.