Ask The Architects

Edison Community,
Here are a couple links about the new build you might be interested in.
The first is a link to the district page that has all things bond on it.
The second is a link to the slide show presentation given Monday, Dec. 16th about the new Edison building.
Edison project page:
Architects’ slidedeck direct link:

Give your Input

Online survey open through winter break • Your input will help inform development of 4J’s $12 million spending plan
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Share your thoughts on how to target new funds
to support greatest needs for student success 

What’s Your Priority?
Weigh In on Investments for Student Success

Online survey will help inform district plan for $12 million in funding

Oregon’s Student Success Act is expected to provide Eugene School District 4J about $12 million per year—a 5% increase in the district’s general fund budget—through the law’s Student Investment Account, starting next school year.

Each school district must develop a plan for how to invest these funds to increase academic achievement, close gaps between groups of students, and meet students’ mental and behavioral health needs. We want to hear your thoughts about how to target funds to best support student success where there is the greatest need.

Last month, 4J held a series of community forums to share feedback from the needs assessment completed this fall, and seek input on example investments to address the priorities and needs identified by our staff and community.

Now, a survey about potential investments, incorporating input from the forums, is posted online to seek additional feedback. If you weren’t able to attend the November forums or prefer to share your thoughts in another format, this online survey is another opportunity to weigh in. The survey is open through winter break.

Please take 20–25 minutes between now and January 7 to complete the survey.

Your input will help guide the district’s investment plan to best support our students’ success. The plan will be developed this winter, approved by the school board this spring, and submitted to the Oregon Department of Education by April 15.

Thank you. Your input is an investment in our students’ future. 

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Coming Up in 4J

12/12 Equity Committee Meeting
12/16 Edison Design Open House
12/17–19 Parent Training Nights: Preventing Cyberbullying & Sexting
12/18 School Board Meeting
12/23–1/6 No School: Winter Break
(1/6 is a staff work day)
1/1–31 School Choice Season
1/7 Student Success Act Survey Ends
1/8 Coffee With the Superintendent
1/9 Equity Committee Meeting
1/11 Elementary School Showcase
1/14 School Choice Info Night
1/15 School Board Meeting (new time)
1/21 North School Design Open House

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Time of Sharing Food Drive

Hello Edison Families,

We wanted to let you know that our Time of Sharing Food Drive has started. Your donations go to help Edison families over winter break.  Gift cards, cash, or check donations can be given to Nan in the front office.  Boxes for non-perishable food items and toiletries are in each classroom.  Your donations are much needed and appreciated.

Thank you for helping our  Edison community.

Cyberbullying Prevention

Prevent Cyberbullying, Sexting & Child Exploitation  
Parent Education Nights: Know what’s going on(line)!
You are invited to a free parent training about preventing cyberbullying, sexting, and sexual exploitation of children. Eugene School District 4J is teaming up with the Eugene Police Department and Bethel School District to provide this training, conducted by a nationally recognized child crimes specialist. Choose which night works for you—the training is offered three times, Dec. 17, 18 or 19, 6:30–8:30 p.m. at South Eugene High School.
Thank you!
Hillary Johnson
Communications Coordinator
Eugene School District 4J | 541-790-7734

Edison School Design Open House

Edison School Design Open House

A new school building for Edison is coming soon, thanks to voters’ approval of the 2018 school bond measure. 

Families, neighbors and other community members are invited to join us on December 16 for a community meeting about the design of the new school.

School Design Open House

in the Edison cafeteria

Monday, December 16, 6–7 p.m.

Meet the architects. Get a look at the initial design concepts. Share your comments and ask questions. Learn how your bond dollars will be invested wisely in a high-quality Edison school building for our students now and for generations to come.

Responsive to previous community input, the architects designing the new Edison will:

• Design to fit the neighborhood in scale and green space

• Consider traditional and northwestern design styles

• Honor the school’s history, but not keep any part of the current building in place

Site work and construction will begin in summer 2020 and the new school will open in fall 2022. During construction, students and staff will temporarily relocate to the former Willard school site at 29th & Lincoln. 

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