Parent Newsletter January 10th, 2022

January 10, 2022

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.  

COVID Reminders and Updates – WHEN TO STAY HOME:  If you have any of these, you should stay home and it is recommended you get COVID test:

  • Fever of 100.4° F or higher
  • Sore Throat
  • Chills
  • Cough (non-persistent, dry coughs are okay, but congested coughs are not)
  • Shortness of breath
  • Difficulty breathing
  • New loss of taste or loss of smell
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting

If your student has any of these symptoms, please keep them at home and call Gilham’s attendance line, 541-790-6225.

If your student has been diagnosed or exposed to COVID-19, or is waiting for test results to check on COVID symptoms, please keep them home and notify the school.

Mark Your Calendar – This month we have a couple of non school days, please mark your calendar. 

1/17 –  No School, Martin Luther King Jr. Day

1/21 –  No School, Grading Day

1/28 – No School – Staff Work Day

Reminder about iPads — Students need to bring their iPads to school daily.  They need to be charged and ready for the day.  We have a limited number of extra iPads and chargers in the building which means we may not be able to loan them one to use during the day.  Work with your student to start a routine to charge it at night and to put it in their backpack in the morning. 

Superintendent Selection Community Forum – The Eugene School Board has begun the process to select the district’s permanent superintendent. All are invited to provide input on strengths, qualities, and priorities for the district’s leader. Public input will be collected through a survey and community forums in January.

Community Forums

Thursday January 13, 5–6:30 p.m. — Online via Zoom

Tuesday, January 18, 7–8:30 p.m. — Online via Zoom

Thursday, January 20, 5–6:30 p.m. — Online via Zoom

Saturday, January 22, 1–2:30 p.m. — Online via Zoom

Tuesday January 25, 7–8:30 p.m. — Online via Zoom

See the 4J Superintendent Selection Process website for details. 

School Choice for the 2022-23 School Year

With School Choice coming soon, please invite friends and acquaintances to visit Gilham (virtually) and seriously consider joining the Gilham Community.

We’re holding virtual school presentations and tours on Jan. 11th (9:00AM) and Jan. 25th (6:00PM).  

Please watch the 4J website at> Parents > School Choice for information on upcoming visitation opportunities and the upcoming lottery applications timeline. 

Zoom Link for Jan 11th at 9:00 am. 

Zoom LInk for Jan 25th at 6:00 pm. 


Lunch Menu —  Make sure you filter for Gilham —  Students are also able to access the lunch menu on their iPads by clicking on apple icon labeled school lunch.  

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

Important Dates — 

1/11 – School Choice Virtual Presentation 9:00 AM

1/17 –  No School, Martin Luther King Jr. Day

1/21 –  No School, Grading Day

1/25 – School Choice Virtual Presentation 6:00 PM

1/28 – No School – Staff Work Day

1/31 – Report Cards Sent Home

Lavinia Page 


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