Spartan Update May 6, 2022


May 6th, 2022

Coming Events:

May 10th, 11th  —————- OSAS Language Arts/Math Testing (all grades)

May 20th         —–6:30 – 8:30 —–Dance/Activity Night

May 30th        —————- No School – Memorial Day


Spencer Butte Middle School has recently been implementing a program, Bullying and Harassment Prevention in Positive Behavior Support: Expect Respect. This program focuses on social climate and teaches students the core values of respect, safety, and responsibility. See attached letter for more information


Students will be taking State Language Arts and Math tests on Tuesday and Wednesday of next week. Testing will take place in the morning. The first group starts at 9 a.m. – 10:20 a.m., followed by a quick break, then the second group will go from 10:40 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  Lunch will follow, and shortened regular class periods will take place for the remainder of the school day. We will have a designated area in the school during testing for students who have opted out.


If you would still like to order a yearbook, you may either pay via School Pay ( or in person through the front office. Thanks for supporting our yearbook!


Eugene Education Foundation raises funds for Eugene School District 4J. These funds make possible hundreds of grants each year within the district that enhance the education of students in 4J schools. EEF awarded over $223,000 to schools and district level programs this year, and that figure doesn’t even cover their efforts to promote reading fluency by third grade via their Literacy Initiative, and grant support through Urgent Needs and Rosie’s Fund, which provide support for individual interventions to students who are in crisis or are facing other significant barriers to learning. EEF helps make learning happen in 4J through community support. Their largest fundraiser of the year, their Annual Dinner, is on May 13. For more information about EEF and their 2022 Annual Dinner: On Track for Success, visit their website:, or the event registration page:

SUMMER BRIDGE AT SOUTH EUGENE HIGH SCHOOL – CALLING ALL 8TH GRADERS                                                                                                                 

Please consider attending the Summer Bridge program, held August 1st-5th, at South Eugene High School. Morning and Afternoon sessions are offered. Summer Bridge provides opportunities to meet other incoming freshmen and school staff, gets acquainted with the high school campus, enjoy free breakfast foods and lunch daily, and learn how to make good decisions that will positively impact your time at high school and beyond.

Summer Bridge is held in cooperation with The Decision Education Foundation. See attached brochures for more information.


Oregon Middle School State Testing starts May 2nd. Every year, students in grades 3–8 and 11 complete state tests. These assessments are only one measure of a student’s academic success, but provide important information for students, parents and schools.  State tests were suspended in the 2019–20 school year and reduced in 2020–21 due to the pandemic and schools’ shift to distance learning. For the 2021–22 school year, state testing is expected to return to normal and students will complete the annual state tests this spring.

Parents may opt their student(s) out of State Testing by filling out the ODE State Testing opt out form which is located in the Spencer Butte Office, or see the attachment on this Spartan Update.

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