Parent Newsletter November 8th, 2021

November 8, 2021

Hello Gilham Families, 

School Hours — 

Monday – Thursday classes start at 7:55 and end at  2:25.

Friday classes start at 7:55 and end at 1:10.

Doors open at 7:40.  

Class starts at 7:55 and students should be in the classroom at that time.  

Picture Retakes Tuesday Nov 9th — Picture retakes will be Tuesday November 9th. Return your portraits on retake day and Lifetouch will re-photograph your child free of charge.  

You can still order on


 COVID-19 Vaccine Available for K–6 Students — 4J is hosting clinics the evening of Nov. 18 and 30, which helps prevent students from having to quarantine. If a student who is not fully vaccinated is exposed to someone with COVID-19, they are required to quarantine at home for 14 days after the exposure. A student who is fully vaccinated does not have to quarantine after being exposed to COVID-19, unless they have symptoms, under current public health rules. 

Visit the 4J COVID-19 Vaccine Webpage for sign-up information and additional details. 

 Parent Info Session Nov. 9: COVID-19 & Schools — What happens when there’s a COVID case at school? A Parent Information Webinar on Tuesday, November 9th at 5:30pm will answer questions about COVID cases and quarantines

Tutoring Resources for Families —  The Eugene Rotary (WEBSITE) offer free virtual tutoring and the NAACP (WEBSITE) offers free in person tutoring program for all BIPOC students. 

Ruby Bridge Walk to School Day, Wednesday, Nov. 17th — We invite all families to celebrate Ruby Bridges’ courage as a civil rights hero by encouraging students to walk to school on Wednesday, November 17th. Join schools around the country in the first national Ruby Bridges Walk to School Day as we walk to end racism and all forms of bullying.  Learn more about Ruby Bridges and the Walk to School Day here:

Repeat — Fall Conferences — Parent – Teacher Conferences are scheduled for Tuesday, November 9 from 3:30 pm – 7:30 pm and Wednesday, November 10 from 8:00 am – 8:00 pm. There will be no school on Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday this week. 

Lunch Menu —  Make sure you filter for Gilham —

Stay tuned and visit the school district website for the latest information. 

Important Dates — 

11/9 — Picture Retakes

11/9 — Evening Parent/Teacher Conferences

11/10 —  No School, Parent/Teacher Conferences

11/11 — No School, Veterans Day

11/12 — No School, Parent/Teacher Conferences Comp Day

11/17 — ​​Ruby Bridge Walk to School Day

11/26-27 — No School — Thanksgiving Break

Lavinia Page 


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