Frequently Asked Questions

What is the daily schedule?

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday
8:35am – 2:45pm

Wednesday (early release)
8:35am – 1:45pm

Doors open at 8:25am

The school provides supervision only between the hours of 8:15am and 2:45pm and during official school events and programs that occur before and after school. If you are interested in before and after-school child care, please click here.

What should my student bring to school?

Each grade level has a specific supply list. Click here to see the 2015-2016 supply list.

Please note that our Joint Transition Team has agreed to go the supply fee model rather than having parents buy supplies – this change went into effect with the 2011-2012 school year.

What’s for lunch? Breakfast?

Lunch menus are available online. Go to the Sodexho web site now.

What is your attendance and tardy policy?

A majority of the learning experiences in the classroom are shared through demonstration and discussion, which cannot be completed through “make-up” work done at home. Therefore, regular and prompt attendance is strongly encouraged.

Students who arrive at school after 8:35 are considered late and they must sign-in at the office. If a student is late due to a medical appointment, a parent must sign the student in for the tardy to be excused.

If your student is going to be absent or tardy, please call the school office by 9am by calling (541) 790-8700. Read the entire policy here: attendance.

What is the Positive Behavior System?

There are three main components to our Positive Behavior System (PBS):

  • Be Safe
  • Be Kind
  • Be Responsible

The heart of IPBIS is teaching students to succeed in meeting behavior expectations and then giving positive attention for appropriate behavior.

The Edgewood staff creates lesson plans to teach these specific behavior concepts in the classroom.

Our approach creates an environment where students know what is expected and will gain confidence and acknowledgement when these expectations are met. Students who need extensive redirection are supported by a small team of staff members who are trained to focus on positive corrective strategies. Read more here: edgewood-IpbIs.

Free and Reduced-Price School Meals

The free and reduced-price lunch program is confidential, easy, and can help both your budget and your child’s school.

Apply online:

Instructions and link to online application site: 4j_nutr_frl_onlineapptips_2010-11_0
Aplicación electrónica en Español

Print an application:

Application in English
Application in Spanish

Your child may be eligible for free or reduced-price school meals

In these tough economic times, many families who have never needed assistance before are suddenly finding themselves struggling financially.  If your family is in this situation, you might be able to save hundreds of dollars a year by applying for free or reduced-price school meals.

The benefits are significant

Families who qualify for free or reduced-price lunch can save hundreds of dollars per child compared with buying full-price school meals or making meals at home. For 2011–12, students who qualify for reduced-price lunch will receive breakfast for free, and will pay only $0.40 per lunch.

There are extra benefits as well; students on this program can also qualify for free LTD bus passes for some high school students, reduced rates for some 4J programs, Kidsports, the City of Eugene’s RecZone, and more (you may need to provide a copy of your award letter to these programs to qualify for discounts).

The school district receives federal reimbursement for the meals, and schools even receive additional federal funding based on how many students have applied and qualified for free and reduced meals—so if you fill out a form and qualify, you are helping both your family and your school!

This is a confidential program

The only people who will know your child is receiving benefits are the nutrition staff. Children receiving free or reduced-price meals are not identified to other students or adults.

How does a family qualify?

If your household income is at or below the listed guidelines, or if your family receives food stamps, TANF, or FDPIR, you qualify! You can qualify for the program even if your situation is short-term, such as a temporary layoff.

How does a family apply?

A new application (one per household) must be completed each school year to qualify for free or reduced-price lunches. Applications are available online, in your school office, and at the 4J Education Center (200 North Monroe, Eugene), and can be returned to your school or to the 4J Education Center.

If your income or family size changes at any time during the school year, you may apply or reapply at that time.  You can even reapply if you were already qualified for reduced-price meals and a change in your family’s situation makes you eligible for free meals.

If you have any questions about the program or how to apply, please contact Nancy Gripp at 541-790-7659.