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Family Resources, including Meal Service to Children During School Closure

Click 'READ FULL STORY' for more information on Family Resources, (Including Meals). On March 17, Oregon Governor Kate Brown extended the statewide school closure until April 28. Junction City School District wants to reassure our families that our administrators are continuing to meet through spring break and they will be sharing information with families about resources for supplemental education, and a process by which families can let them know what supports they need (materials, chrome books, food, counseling support, etc.) They know it is hard for everyone to not have all the information right now, but they are planning as fast as they can with the guidelines that are being set from the State.

Upcoming Events

Principal's Corner

Principal: Nadira Rizkallah

May 26, 2020
Dear Students and Families,
We are keeping our tradition of making the end of the school fun and exciting, only the distance learning way! Please make note of the important dates and events below.
*Please join me and the Laurel staff and participate in Spirit Week festivities. Look for a video release This week to see Mrs. Rizkallah, Ms. Darcey, Ms. Ford, Ms. Miranda, and Ms. Anstine showing you the themes day by day: Monday -  Dress up, Tuesday - Sport Day, Wednesday - Crazy Socks, Thursday – Pajama day, Friday - Laurel pride and gear day. We hope to kick Spirit week off on June 1st .
*Friday, May 29- All day pick up for student belongings and packets 8:00am-4:00pm- Families can use the parent pick up drive through to collect student belongings and the weekly learning packet for June 1-5. If you don’t normally pick up a packet at Laurel, you still need to come to Laurel to retrieve your child’s belongings. While packets will go on the bus as usual on Tuesday, we will not be putting belongings on the bus.
*Wednesday, June 3rd – Come out to Laurel to celebrate and recognize the work our wonderful fourth graders have done during their journey at Laurel between the hours of 4:30-6:00pm. Get recognized, celebrated, and receive a 4th grade send-off gift and recognition certificate. Use the regular drive through process for this celebration.  
*Monday, June 8- All day, 8:00am-4:00pm- students grades k-4th can use the parent pick up drive through to collect belongings, receive end of year packet materials, and turn in Chrome books, chargers, and any library books students have at home. Don’t miss this last chance to say good bye to LES staff and teachers for the summer! If you are unable to make it on this day, please call the school to schedule a drop off/pick up time on June 9th and 10th.

For all of these events, we will use the regular distribution process as follows:
*Arrive at Laurel at the designated date and time.
*Enter the car line that goes through the pool parking lot and loops around to the front of the school.
*Do not get out of your car, a staff member will greet you at the curb at a 6 ft. distance.
*We will have staff members ready to receive or pass out materials as appropriate.
Paper packets pick up for the week of June 1st will be on Friday May 29th between the hours of 8:00-10:00 or 12:00-2:00, and on Tuesdays through the meal distribution routes. Students who can access the packets through Google Classroom are not required to pick up a paper packet unless that is a preference.
Please note that packet for the week of June 8th will be distributed on Monday June 8th from 8:00-4:00 at the same time you are turning in your Chrome books, chargers, and library books. This is a change to the usual process. (There will not be a packet distribution on Friday June 5th.) This packet will cover fun activities for the last few days of school and some fun activities for the summer.
As always, if you have questions or concerns, please reach out to your teacher or to our office staff, Kristen Myers at and Gisela Tracer at , or call 541-998-2386.
A good friend of mine shared this quote that gave me a good reminder, especially during this unprecedented time: “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.”
Be well and stay safe!
Mrs. Rizkallah