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Wednesday, September 9, 2009, will be the opening day of school in South Lane. With many of the schools using a staggered start, parents should refer to the information provided by their child's school. Parents of students new to the district can contact their child's school for details, or the District Service Center if unsure which school your child will be attending.
Approximately 2,800 students are expected to be attending South Lane schools this year.
A bus route schedule will be mailed in August to the homes of all current students. Questions can be directed to the Transportation Department at (541) 942-2803.
School Supply Community Distribution
Parent Partnership, in cooperation with South Lane School District, is sponsoring a school supply community distribution to families in need. This year's distribution will be on Friday, September 4, 2009, from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.
Location - Kennedy Alternative High School Campus
Located across from the Daugherty Swimming Pool in Cottage Grove, Parent Partnership's physical address is 1310 S. 8th Street in Room 35 on the Kennedy High School Campus. For additional questions, please contact Cindy Slaymaker at Parent Partnership at 942-2104.
South Lane School District serves nutritious meals daily that meet standards set by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The cost is:
*Breakfast price is for a complete meal, may decline 1 food group item. (e.g. bread, meat, milk, fruit/juice)
**Lunch price is for a complete meal, may decline 2 food group items. (e.g. bread, meat, milk, fruit, vegetable)
***Milk is included in Breakfast and Lunch prices. (there is not a free milk program available)
September Advanced payment rates:
Daily payment is acceptable, but prepayment is appreciated very much! Prepayment of meals allows the lines to go faster. Charges are not acceptable, they will be allowed only in an emergency. Please send money for meals the first day of school. Online payments with a debit or credit card will be available, call 942-3381 ext. 125 for more information.
Your child(ren) may be eligible to receive meals free or at a reduced price if:
1) Your family is receiving:
a) Food Stamps; or,
b) Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF); or,
c) Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations; or,
2) Your household income is at or below the amount on this income chart:
For each additional
family member add
To apply for free or reduced price meals contact the Food Service Department at the District office,
942-3381 ext. 124. If you qualify for Free or Reduced Lunch you also qualify for Free Breakfast. The Oregon legislature recently provided funding to eliminate the reduced price payment for School Breakfast. Effective for the 2009/10 school year, breakfast will be accessible at no charge to students who qualify for reduced price lunches.
South Lane School District is an equal opportunity provider.
By law, shots are required for children in attendance at public and private schools, preschools, childcare facilities, and HeadStart programs. Oregon's Compulsory School Immunization Law (ORS.267) requires that every child in any Oregon school must be fully immunized against certain contagious diseases, or provide statements to the effect that the child is excused from immunization on religious or medical grounds. The school must be shown proof of immunizations prior to school enrollment. Transfer students will have a 30-day grace period to have their records forwarded.
Vaccines protecting against diphtheria, tetanus, polio, measles, mumps, and rubella are required. For children under 5 years of age, shots against Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) are also required. Additional requirements include hepatitis B, a second dose of measles-containing vaccine (like MMR) and varicella (chickenpox) vaccine, or history of disease.
Please see the schedule below for affected grades.
Hepatitis A, hepatitis B, second dose measles, varicella
Hepatitis A vaccine is required as of school year 2008-2009. This requirement will be phased in by grades beginning with children's facilities and Kindergarten.
For additional information about immunizations, you may contact Lane County Public Health Services at 682-4041, or the school where your child will be enrolled.
Parents should consult their health care provider for additional information.
Elementary School Registration
The registration for elementary students who are NEW to the district will begin at all elementary schools on Monday, August 10, and will continue through Wednesday, September 9.
All students entering kindergarten must be five years of age on or before September 1. Certification of birth date is required at the time of registration.
The Bohemia attendance area includes the area in Cottage Grove west of the railroad tracks, including Bennett Creek Drive, River Road N., River Road S., and the Silk Creek-Gowdyville areas. The southern boundary is the intersection of River Road S. and Highway 99 S. Students who live in the area north of Main Street, west of Gateway Boulevard, and south of the Cottage Grove connector will also attend Bohemia. The school day begins at 8:20 a.m. and ends at 2:25 p.m. The morning kindergarten is at 8:20 until 11:00 a.m., and the afternoon kindergarten is at 11:45 a.m. until 2:25 p.m. Beginning Wednesday, September 9, all students will be released at 1:25 p.m. on Wednesdays.
HARRISON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (K-5)
Principal: Ali Nice (942-3389) Office Manager: Elaine Kessler
The Harrison attendance area includes the area in Cottage Grove east of the railroad tracks. The northern boundary is Main Street. The southern boundary is where I-5 crosses Sixth Street and just north of Howard Loop off Hillside Drive. The eastern boundary is the junction of Row River Road at Bryson Sears Road and the junction of Mosby Creek Road at Garoutte Road. Students that live on Bryson Sears Road will attend Harrison Elementary. Students that live on Garoutte Road will attend Dorena School. The school day begins at 8:20 a.m. and ends at 2:25 p.m. The morning kindergarten is 8:20 to 11:00 a.m. and the afternoon kindergarten is 11:40 a.m. to 2:25 p.m. Beginning Wednesday, September 9, all students will be released at 1:25 p.m. on Wednesdays. For more information about Harrison Elementary, please visit their website at www.slane.k12.or.us.
DORENA SCHOOL (K-8)
Principal: Jeremy Smith (946-1506) Office Manager: Kathy Ward
The Dorena attendance area starts at Dowens Road and goes east. It includes both sides of Dorena Reservoir, Gillespie Road, and Garoutte Road. Students that live on Mosby Creek past the junction of Garoutte Rd. are in the Dorena attendance area. The school day begins at 8:20 a.m. and ends at 2:25 p.m. There is a free breakfast reading program that begins in all classrooms at 8:00 a.m. Kindergarten classes are held Monday through Friday from 11:35 am until 2:25 p.m. Beginning Wednesday, September 9, all students will be released at 1:25 p.m. on Wednesdays, including Kindergarten.
DELIGHT VALLEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (K-5)
Principal: David Bascue (942-5568) Office Manager: April Sexton
The Delight Valley attendance area includes the area north of the city limits beginning at Abbott Lane on Highway 99 N. up to, but not including, Tate Road. It also includes Sears Road. The school day begins at 8:15 a.m. and ends at 2:25 p.m. Kindergarten is from 8:15 to 11:45 a.m., which includes an option to have breakfast. Beginning Wednesday, September 9, all students will be released at 1:25 p.m. on Wednesdays.
LATHAM ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (K-5)
Principal: Chad Hamilton (942-0147) Office Manager: Kathy Sabin
The northern boundary of the Latham attendance area is Sweet Lane on Highway 99 S. It includes Talemena Drive. The northern boundary on South Sixth Street is the I-5 crossing, including Taylor Butte Road and the Howard Loop area. The southern boundary on London Road is Hooten's Corner below Cottage Grove Lake. The school day begins at 8:20 a.m. and ends at 2:25 p.m. Kindergarten is from 8:20 to 11:15 a.m. Beginning Wednesday, September 9, all students will be released at 1:25 p.m. on Wednesdays.
LONDON SCHOOL (K-8)
Principal: Laurie Briggs (942-0183) Office Manager: Lennee Clark
The London attendance area includes the area south of Hooten's Corner. The school day begins at 8:20 a.m. and ends at 2:25 p.m. Kindergarten is from 8:20 to 11:15 a.m. Kindergarten students will go to lunch at 11:15 a.m. Following lunch and recess, Kindergarteners are released at 12:00 p.m. Beginning Wednesday, September 9, all students will be released at 1:25 p.m. on Wednesdays.
Questions pertaining to registration may be answered by calling your child's school.
Secondary School Registration
LINCOLN MIDDLE SCHOOL (6-8)
Principal: Brian McCasline (942-3316) Office Manager: Heather Nordella
Assistant Principal: Teresa Martindale
Students in grades 6 only will report on Wednesday, September 9, and buses will operate at 1:50 p.m. Sixth grade students should NOT bring school supplies on this first day of school. All students will report on Thursday, September 10, and the buses will operate on their regular schedules at 2:50 p.m. Cafeteria lunches will be served on both days.
All Middle School students NEW to the district should contact the Lincoln office after August 12 at 942-3316 to schedule an appointment with their counselor.
Registration for ALL students is Monday, August 31, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., where students may pick up their schedules, pay any fees, sign up for fall sports, and purchase physical education clothes.
Football practice begins August 25. Register for football August 17-21 in the office.
All other athletic registration will be available during new and returning student registration times. Physicals are required for all 6th graders and any first time participants in sports. Reduced fee physicals are offered by appointment ONLY at Prime Med Urgent Care, 1445 Gateway Blvd.
(942-7000) for $30.00. If you don't want to take advantage of this offer, you should schedule an appointment with your student's regular doctor. If you have any questions regarding sports, contact the school office at Lincoln Middle School at 942-3316.
The Language Arts/Social Studies teachers will make locker assignments on the first day of classes.
School Hours: The school day will begin at 8:10 a.m. and end at 2:50 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday for Lincoln Middle School students. School will begin at 8:10 a.m. and end at 1:50 p.m. on Wednesdays. The cafeteria will open at 7:45 a.m. and hallways will be open at 8:00 a.m., Monday through Friday.
KENNEDY ALTERNATIVE HIGH SCHOOL (9-12)
Principal: Tom Horn (942-1962) Office Manager: Jolie Presley
All Kennedy Alternative High School students must re-register at the Alternative High School office during the following hours:
Tuesday, August 25, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Wednesday, August 26, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
School photo identification pictures will be taken during registration.
School Hours: The school day will begin at 8:00 a.m. and end at 3:30 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday for Kennedy Alternative High School students. Classes will begin Wednesday, September 9.
For more information about Kennedy Alternative High School programs, please contact Tom Horn
COTTAGE GROVE HIGH SCHOOL (9-12)
Principal: Donn Pollard (942-3391) Office Manager: Lisa Thoms
Assistant Principals: Steve Morosin
All senior high students new to the district should call the high school to set up an appointment with their counselor after Monday, August 24, to develop their schedules.
Registration will be as follows:
Sophomores: Tuesday, September 1, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Freshmen: Tuesday, September 1, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Seniors: Wednesday, September 2, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Juniors: Wednesday, September 2, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
A contingency card form MUST be filled out and returned at registration in order for students to receive their schedule. No schedule will be given until we have a contingency card. The form is also available online at http://www2.slane.k12.or.us. Please print, complete form, sign and return to school at registration. School pictures will be taken at the time of registration. Make-up pictures will be taken on Wednesday, October 28.
School Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday the school day will begin at 8:10 a.m. and end at 3:00 pm for high school students. Every Wednesday, students will be released at 2:00 p.m. This will begin on Wednesday, September 9. The first day for Freshmen students is Wednesday, September 9. The first day for all other CGHS Students is Thursday, September 10.
Fall sports practices begin Monday, August 24. In order to participate, athletes must be cleared. Athletic registration will be Wednesday, August 19 from 4:00-8:00 p.m. and Thursday, August 20, from 1:00-8:00 p.m. Athletic Registration forms are available online at our school's website: http://www2.slane.k12.or.us. Please print, complete, sign and return original forms at registration. Due to Oregon Law, athletes will need a physical once every two years. Physical requirements:
Incoming 9th graders (previous physicals will only be accepted 6 months prior to date of participation).
Any first time athletic participant.
Every two years (If physical expires during a sports season, you will be required to update at the beginning of the season).
Anyone who sustained an injury that required medical attention during the 2008-2009 school year that has not been released by a physician.
South Lane Medical Group is offering a sports physical clinic on August 19th and 20th from 6-8 p.m. at Cottage Grove High School. Physicals can also be obtained from your regular doctor or at Prime Med Urgent Care on Gateway Blvd. If you have any questions regarding sports, contact David Presley at the high school, 942-3391, ext. 127.
ACADEMY FOR CHARACTER EDUCATION (ACE) CHARTER SCHOOL (K-12)
Director: Starr Sahnow (942-9707)
The Academy for Character Education utilizes a comprehensive classical curriculum and customizes it for the needs of each student. The school operates year round and provides a combination of school-based instruction and home-based instruction.
CHILD'S WAY CHARTER SCHOOL (6-12)
Director: Mike Kerns (946-1821)
Childs Way Charter is a secondary school providing small group instruction in basic academics. Each student has a personal computer; there is an emphasis on technology, community service, and project-based, hands-on learning.