** There will be a waiting room. Please use your first and last name otherwise you will not be admitted. This is for students who are seniors at JC only.
Lane County Behavioral Health (LCBH) has established a phone line (541-520-1547) dedicated to supporting students, families and staff affected by recent student deaths. This line is staffed by LCBH clinical staff who can provide screening, brief intervention, tips for parents and referral for youth. Currently, the line is staffed from 1:00-4:30 M-F
Letter to our Seniors:
To our dear senior class of 2020:
We are deeply sad about how the end of this year is turning out for you. This was supposed to be one of the most special times of high school and you were absolutely robbed of that. You all deserve so much better, and sad doesn’t begin to describe the situation. We are feeling it too, and it is devastating. We also know that you are an extremely resilient and strong class. You all bring something different and unique to the table and you will persevere. We think about you every single day and are working tirelessly to get answers for you.
We want to reassure our seniors that we are working very hard to make sure we meet graduation requirements and get everyone graduated. We will work so hard to make sure we celebrate you and your accomplishments, even if it is months out. We wanted to provide some information and clarification to help ease some stress in the meantime:
- Essential skills are no longer needed.
- If you needed essential skills in reading, writing, or math, the state has waived those and you no longer have to worry about them.
- Graduation credit requirements:
- Community service requirements have been waived.
Every day, teachers and staff are coming up with creative ways to get through this. We have not stopped caring. We are more worried about you now than ever. If you feel lost, we do too. We are all navigating it together, but there will be a point where we get some solace and structure. In the meantime, if you need mental health support, please reach out to Mrs. Elstone at email@example.com, Mrs. Madsen at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Brian Miller at email@example.com. We want to hear from you, and we want to support you.
Furthermore, we would love to check in with all of you. Mrs. Elstone and Mrs. Madsen will be connecting with all of you for a senior meeting on Zoom on Monday, April 13th at 2 p.m. This is a meeting for seniors ONLY as Zoom does have a capacity on number of people able to join at a time.
We are so sad for you. But we will get through this. There is light at the end of the tunnel, and believe it or not, you will be better for enduring this. We are in this together, as Tigers.
We love and miss you all,
Mrs. Elstone & Mrs. Madsen
Mrs. Courtney Madsen - Counselor ext. 1292
Mrs. Brandy Moore - Registrar ext. 1221
Phone: 541 / 998-5955, Fax: 541 / 998-3301
After Hours: Call the main JCHS number, 998-2343 and enter our extensions to leave voice mail.
The State of Oregon and Junction City School District High School graduation requirements are based on credits.
Credits: A total of 26 credits must be earned to graduate with a standard Junction City High School diploma. Students may also graduate with a State of Oregon diploma at 24 credits.
Smarter Balance occurs in the spring of each year. Students must pass state assessments in reading, math, and writing or meet an alternate standard of proficiency to graduate. State testing provides essential skill completion, merit scholarship awards, and provides insight into how a student is doing academically. If a student waives their test, they still must pass state assessments in reading, writing, and math or meet an alternate standard of proficiency to graduate.
Graduating with Honors:
As you are aware, by order of Governor Brown, all schools in Oregon have closed through the end of school in June. As of April 13, 2020, the Junction City School District will be providing distance learning for all students. According to the Oregon Department of Education (ODE), “distance learning” is a combination of online instruction, blended learning strategies and access to appropriate educational materials. Teacher-led instruction is intended to focus on essential and relevant learning for students.
The District remains committed to meeting the accessibility needs of our students who are eligible for accommodations under Section 504. As such, many accommodations written into your student’s 504 plan will be able to be provided in an online setting. However, there may be some accommodations that are more “environmental” in nature – accommodations that are unique to the school setting. For example, if your student requires a sensory break in a specified location at the school, that particular accommodation may not be applicable given the current restrictions set forth by state mandate.
All teachers who will be providing distance-learning to your child are aware of the accommodations listed in your child’s 504 plan. If you have any questions about how specific accommodations will be delivered in a particular class, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s teacher. Moreover, if you have questions or would like to discuss the plan in general, feel free to contact me at 541-998-2343 or firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Thank you for your participation and collaboration in the educational planning for your student.
504 Coordinators: Angie Elstone (10th and 12th) and Brian Miller (9th and 11th)
This letter serves as a prior written notice to parents regarding any special education actions proposed as required under Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR 581-015-2310).
For more information regarding your rights as a parent under Section 504, please visit: https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/docs/504-resource-guide-201612.pdf
To obtain assistance in understanding these procedural safeguards, you may contact the following sources:
Ph:(541) 998-6311 ext 5621 Ph: (503) 947-5697
firstname.lastname@example.org Fax: (503) 378-5156
Schedule changes will be made during the first three days of a trimester by making an appointment with grade level counselors. Schedule changes are on a limited basis (only to fill a missing class or if a student did not receive a class they needed for graduation) as students are scheduled according to what they forecasted for in the spring. Schedule changes will not be made after the first week. If there are questions regarding schedule changes or the schedule change process, students should access their grade level counselors.