CYMS- Principal message- Prepare for Hybrid!

Good afternoon,
I hope you and your family are well.  As we approach the Hybrid learning model and schedule (next week!), I wanted to review a few key points for families.
1.  You can access the “Student Facing Bell Schedule” on the CY website at https://calyoung.4j.lane.edu/index.php/hybrid-schedule-start-april-12/  (UPDATED: Version on 4/6/2021)
2. One thing that is not included on the bell schedule is that on typical days the CYMS doors will open at 12:30pm.  Students learned yesterday that 6th grade students will enter in the north gym entry (by the track) and 7th/8th graders will enter in the main entryway.  See map here... This will allow 6th graders to have a separate entry than the students who are more familiar with campus.  We will also run orientation activities for 6th graders on the first days of Hybrid for each group.
3. We are hopeful that all 6th grade students can arrive between 12:20pm and 12:30pm for the first week, so all 6th grade students are ready (in the gym) for a presentation at 12:30pm.
4. Students may either bring lunch or are may be provided lunch daily in the cafeteria (optional).  If students want to eat lunch, it is recommended they arrive at 12:30pm, so they can transition to class quickly.  More information about lunch in the survey in question 7….
5. A “Hybrid Back to School” Packet will be sent out today and should arrive at your home by Friday.
6.  I will be available for a short presentation and Q and A session on ThursdayApril 8th, at 5pm.  I will provide a Zoom link on Thursday morning through email and the school website.  If you would like a quick review of some logistics for Hybrid, as well as an opportunity to ask questions, then please log in at 5pm on Thursday.
7.  Would you like to provide us some information about lunch, transportation, and allergies?  This will take 2 minutes maximum. Click here.
We look forward to reuniting with families and students!
Chris Mitchell
Principal / Cal Young Middle School
Eugene School District 4J
mitchell_c@4j.lane.edu / 541.790.6400