January 11-15, 2021

A3 Student, Parent and Family Weekly News | January 11-15, 2021


Support for Community

Are you and your family struggling? This summer’s wildfires and the ongoing pandemic have been a stress to many families. The A3-PTSA may be able to help. Contact Ame (ame.beard@springfield.k12.or.us) or Wendy (wendy.zacharias@springfield.k12.or.us) to speak confidentially about your family’s particular needs. They will work with the PTSA to provide support for you through these difficult times.

Eugene Burrito Brigade’s Waste to Taste food boxes

Families can “shop” for items in the Waste to Taste pantry that is a collaboration with local grocery stores, bakeries, restaurants and farms. It is fresh fruits, vegetables and other perishable items. 5 minute shopping slots at Sonrise Christian Church in Eugene (1300 Irvington Drive) are available Monday-Thursday 4pm-5:30pm (with a few additional slots during the day as needs arise). Families can sign up for a slot on the Burrito Brigade website.

No J-Fluence

Due to the small number of days we are meeting and the reduced class time, we have sadly decided not to hold J fluence this January. We know this is something students and teachers look forward to each year but felt it was necessary to make this decision based on the situation. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Ame at ame.beard@springfield.k12.or.us

A3 J-term Theatre Project – Call for community participation

During J-term, A3 students and staff at A3 are writing and producing a play about the wildfires that ravaged Oregon in the fall of 2020. We are using a form called Verbatim Theater (or documentary theater) where actors perform the true stories and actual words of real people. Our play will be constructed from text based on reflections that students write about their experiences, found material such as press conferences, video and images of the fires, powerful social media testimonials, and interviews of community members who were directly impacted or have perspectives that illuminate the story in a healing way. Our goal is to help our students craft and perform a powerful story that helps them process these events and contributes to community healing and resilience.

We are seeking community members who are willing to share their experiences with students and staff involved in this production. If you (or a person you know) are open to sharing with us, please contact Ariana Schwartz:

Email: ariana.schwartz@springfield.k12.or.us

Phone: (541) 285-6979

Students will be conducting interviews beginning in January and writing the play with guidance from their teachers, Andy and Ariana, and with support for professional collaborators – playwright Roger Niebor, and master producer Michelle Swanson. The play will be produced in the spring and offered as a pay what you can benefit show to raise money to help Oregon families in the ongoing challenge to recover from the fires.

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=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/. Attached is a brochure.