February 1-5, 2021 News

A3 Student, Parent and Family Weekly News | February 1-5, 2021

February 3: Last day of J Term

Reminder: February 4 and 5 are grading/conference days (no school) FOUR DAY WEEKEND!!

February 8: First day of Term 3, back to regular schedule. Classes begin at 8:30 am.


11th graders Healthy Teen Survey:

Each year the state of Oregon administers the Healthy Teen Survey to 11th Grade Students. This will be shared with 11th graders today during class. 

Graduating Senior Students/Families:

It is now time to begin the ordering process for the Class of 2021 Graduation.  Due to the pandemic, the process to order will be primarily done remotely. Orders need to be placed through Miners Graduate Services. See attached image for instructions and information for placing your graduation order. Orders need to be placed by Friday, February 12th 2021Orders placed after this date will be subject to late fees and product restrictions.

Scholarships for Seniors

The 2020-21 LCC Foundation Scholarship application is now open – due date is March 2, 2021. Link is below. Please apply! LCC will send regular/annual marketing work over the next weeks!

Scholarships Link

Questions, contact: Wendy Jett, LCC Foundation Director, 541-463-5804, wendy@laneccfoundation.org

OSAC (Oregon Student Assistance Commission), 600+ Scholarships with ONE Application https://app.oregonstudentaid.gov – February 15th: Priority deadline for Early Bird – If error-free, enter a drawing for a $1000 scholarship; many available 5:00 PM (PST)

Oregon Promise -June 1st, 2021 FINAL deadline  – Oregon Promise TWO (almost) free years of community college MUSt Complete FAFSA (www.fafsa.gov) and choose a community college. Complete APPLICATION prior to June 1st https://app.oregonstudentaid.gov/ and APPLY at a community college in Oregon.

Mobile Mental Health Resource Center

Mobile Mental Health Resource Center A.K.A. HOOTS staff will continue this year. We will be able to continue this service every Wednesday this year. Of course, it will be a little different this year.

Where: We will use Doxy (a secure virtual site) and it is very user friendly, just click on this  link and you’ll immediately be put into a virtual waiting room.

When: 1:00PM – 3:00PM EVERY Wednesday at this link

On Wednesdays students and families will have access to our MMHRC/HOOTS staff which provide FREE confidential One-On-One, drop-in support for counseling, medical evaluation and social service referrals. Students and families may utilize these FREE services. No insurance needed or required. Students and community members struggling with anxiety, depression, substance abuse, domestic trauma, homelessness, or lack of access to other basic resources are encouraged to seek out these FREE services for support, this service is available to all students and families, regardless of the severity or category of need.

Graduation Information

Earning Your Diploma: The Academy of Arts and Academics and Springfield Public Schools believes that student success is our most important outcome. We are committed to upholding the dream of opportunity for each of Springfield’s children, and we stand behind our vision of “Every Student a Graduate Prepared for a Bright and Successful Future.” In 2007, the State Board of Education adopted new Oregon high school diploma requirements. These new requirements were designed to ensure that all students have the skills necessary for success in the 21st century.

Credit Requirements (24 total)

  • English: 4 credits
  • Math: 3 credits (at the Algebra 1 level and higher)
  • Science: 3 credits (scientific inquiry, 2 with lab experiences)
  • Social Science: 3 credits
  • Health: 1 credit
  • PE: 1 credit
  • Second Language/Art/Career & Technical Education: 3 credits
  • Electives: 6 credits

Essential Skills  – – –  HAVE BEEN WAIVED FOR THE CLASS OF 2021!

Beginning in 2012, the state began phasing in requirements for students to demonstrate that they are proficient in certain “essential skills” – skills that are deemed critical for future success – before they are awarded the diploma. These skills are:

  • The ability to read and comprehend a variety of texts
  • The ability to write clearly and accurately
  • The ability to apply mathematics in a variety of settings

Personalized Learning Requirements

Personalized learning, learning beyond the classroom, and connections to the adult world are critical for preparing each student, whatever path they take after graduation. The Personal Learning Requirements help personalize the diploma for each student and help students plan for their post-high school goals. Oregon requires students complete personalized learning activities as part of the graduation requirements.

Life After High School

Are you starting to think about life after high school? Check out our Post High School Planning Guide.

Helpful Resources

  • Get Schooled – new resource to help with after high school success
    • Get Schooled – We help young people get to college, find first jobs, and succeed in both. Get Schooled is free, has no advertising, and never shares personal user data.

Drug and Alcohol Treatment for Teens

The Adolescent and Family Services (AFS) Clinic of Oregon Social Learning Center (OSLC) currently has openings for our drug and alcohol treatment program for 12-18 year old’s. Our family oriented treatment is evidenced-based and offered at no cost to families in English or Spanish as part of a research study at Oregon Social Learning Center. ALL Lane County teens/families are eligible.

The AFS Clinic is launching a new series of videos to promote our research and services.  The first few videos have been launched on the AFS Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/afsclinics) and on YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xg8RSIejI4Mhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xg8RSIejI4M). Please watch for more videos in the weeks to come.

We’d be so appreciative if you could help spread the word to increase our reach to adolescents and families in our community. Please consider liking our AFS Facebook Page, liking our video posts, and sharing on your organization’s or private practice’s social media platforms.  Thank you for your continued support of OSLC and our mission to improve the well-being of teens and families through research and clinical services.  If you have questions about the AFS Clinic or want to refer people directly to the clinic for services, please call AFS at 541-284-7560.  To learn more about OSLC research, please visit our website https://www.oslc.org/.