Adams Update – June 11, 2018. The end is near!

Good Evening Adams Families –

Thank you to those who came out to celebrate with us at the carnival last week.  It was terrific that the weather cooperated and a good time was had by all.  I appreciate the efforts of all those who made it possible.

Please see below for dates and information that are useful now and into the fall.  I will continue update our website over the summer.  If you’d like to get updates via text on your mobile device, text FOLLOW ADAMSALLIGATOR to 40404.

Here’s to a great last week of school.  Thanks for all you do to support our kids.


Principal Kevin

Important Dates

Now – fall – Kindergarten Enrollment is now open. Please enroll now for fall.


June 14 – Adams Field Day – Volunteers Needed.  See below

June 14 – 5th Grade Celebration – 5:00 to 6:00

June 15 – LAST DAY FOR STUDENTS – Early release at 11:35

September 5 – First day for students

Up Next… Field Day!  We are still looking for volunteers

We are looking for volunteers for Field Day. See see the link and let us know if you can help.  We need people for set up and running stations.

Set up runs from 7:30 to 8:30

K-1-2 Field Day rotations are from 8:45 – 10:15

3-4-5 Field Day rotations are from 1:00 – 2:30

Click HERE to sign up and help make this event possible.


Adams Carnival a HUGE success!

What a night it was!!! Thank you to everyone that made the Adams Carnival a success this year. The Friendly Area Neighbors – Eugene, OR, the City of Eugene Public Library, the Adams Strings Group, the Adams Marimba Band, the amazing DJ Mandy Mac, Adams staff, and all of the hardworking volunteers!

Carnival raised over $5000 for out PTA.  That money goes directly into enriching the school experiences for Adams students through supplies for classrooms, special projects, field trips and more.  Thank you for helping us put the “FUN’ in fundraising.

Free Summer Lunch Program

FOOD for Lane County invites all children and youth age 18 and younger to eat lunch for free during the summer months. Staff and volunteers serve meals at schools, parks and community centers located throughout Lane County. Each summer, FFLC serves thousands of lunches and breakfasts to children through the Summer Food Program.

This year (2018), the program starts at most sites on June 25!

Complete site list (updated on 6/7/2018).

Download flyer: FFLC SUMMER 2018

Google Map of all sites.

Locations and times are subject to change.

For a complete map of sites across Oregon, visit To find a location near you, text FOOD to 877877 and follow the prompts.


  • No registration is required.
  • Children ages 1-2 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
  • We cannot provide food for parents or guardians, but we do invite you to bring your own food and eat with your kids.
  • All food must be eaten on site.


Please Keep Dogs at Home

We’ve seen an increase in pets at dismissal and drop off. While I assure you I’m a lover of pets, they are not permitted on school grounds during the school day. This includes drop off and dismissal, as we have students on campus until after 6pm each evening.
There are a few exceptions to this rule, including bringing fully trained Service Dogs to school with proper notification.

The Administrative Rules outlining our policy are below. These can also be found on the 4j website (

Please feel free to contact me should you have clarifying questions.

Your help in following these rules is appreciated. Our chief goal at Adams is student safety for all of our kids!

Adams Has a New Schedule This Fall

New school schedules will be in place this fall, following a community engagement process to inform schedule development and approval of the final schedule parameters by the Eugene School Board.

  • Adams school day will begin at 8:30, with first bell at 8:25
  • Dismissal will be 3:00 Monday through Thursday and 1:45 on Fridays

The change to standard schedules will:

• ensure that all schools meet state standards for adequate instructional time
• provide fair and equal learning time for students at different schools
• provide consistent, predictable schedules for families, and
• allow coordinated time for staff professional development and collaboration.

Under the standard schedules, developed with staff and community input, all schools at each level will have a standard start and end time (two times for elementary schools, staggered by 35 minutes) and the same amount of instructional time each day, week and year. Currently each 4J school has a different calendar, schedule and amount of instruction time, and learning time for students at different schools can vary by hundreds of hours over elementary, middle and high school.

The calendar for the 2018-2019 school year can be found HERE

Key dates are below.




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