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Cal Young Week At a Glance: May 27-31

Posted Date: 5/24/24 (7:11 PM)

Cal Young Middle School

Parent Week At a Glance, May 27th – May 31st  

This week: 

May 27th  

Memorial Day- No School

May 28th   

Regular Schedule 9:00 – 3:40

Earthquake & Evacuation Drill

D&D Club 3:45

May 29th   

Early Release Schedule 9:00-2:35 

Jazz Band Practice 8:00 am

Coffee with Principal Mitchell 9:00 am

Coding Club 2:45

Board Game Club 2:45

May 30th    

Regular Schedule 9:00- 3:40

Band Performance 7:00 pm

May 31st    

Regular Schedule 9:00-3:40

Jazz Band Practice 7:50

Coming Soon:

June 3rd – June 7th 

Spirit Week

June 5th 

All Library Books Due

June 11th 

Yearbook Signing Day

June 12th 

8th Grade Locker Clean Out

June 13th 

8th Grade Celebration Field Trip

June 14th 

Last Day of School

6th/7th Grade Locker Clean Out

8th Grade Promotion

8th Grade Promotion Party


Coffee with Principal Mitchell: This Wednesday is the final date of our Coffee with Principal Mitchell.  We invite parents to join our principal, Mr. Mitchell, for coffee and a quick parent meeting. This is an informal meetings designed to give parents a chance to discuss Cal Young and get updates from the principal as well as other key staff. 


CYMS Spring Track: Thank you to all of our track families for your incredible support throughout the season. We could not have had our championship season without your help and support. Our volunteers and parents are simply the best! We will miss all of our 8th grade athletes as they move on to high school and look forward to another great season with our 6th & 7th grade athletes next year.  GO COUGARS!


Please note: All track athletes have been asked to wash and turn in their singlet to Coach Alexis, in the front office, no later than Wednesday, May 29th. Fee notices for any outstanding singlets will be issued on Friday, May 31st.


Upcoming Drill: Tuesday, when students return to school after the holiday weekend, we are conducting our annual earthquake drill followed by an evacuation drill. Please allow extra time for any student early pick-ups on Tuesday, as there will be a delay in checking your student out if we are mid-drill. 


Music Concert: Join for the last music performance of the school year! The end of year concert will take place on Thursday, May 30th at 7:00 pm in the Cal Young West Gym. This concert features the Beginning Band, Intermediate Band, Advanced Band, Jazz Band, and Choir. All students should be in the school band/choir room no later than 6:30pm. The concert should last approximately an hour and fifteen minutes. 


Pertussis (Whooping Cough): This notice is to inform you that one (1) individual has been diagnosed with pertussis (whooping cough) at Cal Young. We are obliged by law to keep the identity of the ill individuals confidential. This is NOT a medical emergency. The Lane County Health Department, in partnership with school officials, is responding to the situation. 


Lane County Health Department recommends the following:

  1. If your child has symptoms of pertussis- described below- please keep them home from school and consult with their health care provider. Tell your provider that you child may have been exposed to pertussis and requires testing. Notify your school. 
  2. Ensure your child is up to date on their immunizations. Contact your health care provider or school to review vaccine records if needed. 
  3. If you are pregnant, call your provider to discuss prevention options during pregnancy


What is Pertussis?

Pertussis, or whooping cough, is a contagious disease of the respiratory tract, caused by bacteria found in the mouth, nose, and throat of an infected person. It is easily spread from person to person through the air from someone ill that coughs or sneezes. Infants and young children are at the highest risk of life threatening consequences. 



Symptoms of pertussis include cold-like symptoms followed by one to two weeks of coughing fits that can keep coming for weeks to months. During coughing attacks, young children may gag, gasp, or strain to inhale, and/or make the high-pitched whooping/barking sound. This may be followed by vomiting or exhaustion Fever is usually absent or minimal 


Treatment and Prevention:

Pertussis is treated with antibiotics, usually for five days. Women in their third trimester of pregnancy, children 1 year old or younger, and other high-risk individuals should be on close watch for early pertussis symptoms, including any cold-like symptoms. Medication may be necessary to prevent infection or to decrease the risk of spreading the infection to others, especially those at highest risk. 

Immunization is the most effective way to prevent the spread of pertussis. Handwashing and good respiratory etiquette are also helpful in preventing the spread of this infection. 



 Pertussis_Whooping Cough FAQ ENG.pdf


If you have further questions, please call your medical provider or Lane County Public Health, 541-682-4041


End of Year Medication Pick Up: If your child has any medications at school, please set yourself a reminder now to drop by the office and pick those up on or before June 13th. We will not be returning medications on the last day of school unless it is an emergency medication or taken daily. We cannot keep medications over the summer and they must be picked up by a parent/guardian. Medications CANNOT be sent home with students. Please email Nurse Hannah at with any questions or if special arrangements are needed.


From The District:


LTD: Request your child’s free LTD pass! In 4J, elementary and middle school students need parent/guardian permission to receive a student transit pass. To get a free LTD student transit pass, fill out the permission form from the front office. The student transit pass can be used to get anywhere within the LTD service area, including on weekends and after school. 


From Sheldon:



Sheldon Colleens Dance Team: 



From the Community:




4-H Summer STEM Camp:


Attendance Line: Please contact the Cal Young attendance phone line at 541-790-6454 to excuse your student due to illness or other excused absence. Students who come in to school late will need a medical note or other contact from the parent to excuse the tardy.