As we announced yesterday, we uncovered allegations of hazing and physical harassment in the football locker room last month. We thoroughly investigated the allegations and applied appropriate consequences. As a school, we cannot release specific details of our investigation or the consequences that were applied, which has led to misconceptions about what took place. This is both unfortunate, and unfair to all of the students involved. As a result of the investigation, we took the following corrective actions: modified football locker room supervision to cover all areas before and after all football practices and games, reviewed supervision expectations and hazing/harassment policy with coaches, and reviewed hazing/harassment policy with football athletes. We will address hazing and harassment with players and coaches at the beginning of each athletic season and will continue to explore other ways to educate and maintain a positive school environment. We care deeply about the safety, well-being, education and privacy of our students. We will continue to make that our priority.
On Friday, September 27th, we received a report of hazing in the boys’ locker room at Cottage Grove High School. We involved law enforcement and immediately began an investigation into the allegations. The school investigation has been concluded (the CGPD also conducted an investigation). In addition to consequences that won’t be shared due to privacy rights, we have already implemented supervision changes and we will be providing further instruction and education to student athletes and coaches. We have treated this situation very seriously, as these allegations do not in any way reflect the values and culture of our school and community. Please know that the safety, well-being, and privacy of our students has been and continues to be our utmost priority.
Student registration dates for 2019-2020 School Year
TUESDAY, AUGUST 27, 2019 Sophomores 9:30am-11:30am Juniors 1:00-3:00pm
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 28, 2019 Freshmen 9:00-11:30am Seniors 1:00-3:00pm
NEW STUDENTS for the 2019-2020 school year will need to fill out enrollment papers in the office and make an appointment to meet with their counselor. The office will open for business on Thursday, August 8th. Counselors will be back and available for appointments starting Tuesday, August 20th. Below is contact information for our counselors.
Rex Basting,(541) 780-2135 or email@example.com – 9th & 10th Graders Vicki Evans, (541) 780-2134 or firstname.lastname@example.org – 11th & 12th Graders
Summer resources for students & families -- food, clothes, emergency shelter, housing, case management support.
Looking Glass (for youth ages 11-24): Free, hot breakfast (8:30-9:30am) & lunch (12-4pm), clothes, shoes. Staff are amazing and can help youth with pretty much anything they need (e.g. apply for food stamps, get on health insurance, apply for jobs, etc).
Hours: 8:30am-5pm Monday-Friday. Contact: 508 E. Whiteaker Avenue, Cottage Grove Phone: 541-767-3823
They have a 24/7 youth crisis line (541-689-3111 - call/text) if youth need someone to talk to. They also have a youth shelter in Eugene for youth under age 18. Call/text the crisis line to get into the shelter, or just show up (931 W 7th Ave, Eugene, OR 97402).
Summer Food Program: There are four places in town for youth under age 18 to get free breakfast and lunch Monday-Friday.
Community Sharing: Laundry vouchers, energy assistance, housing vouchers, clothes, and a food pantry. 1440 Birch Avenue, Cottage Grove. Hours: 11-3:30. On Thursdays and Fridays they have a Spanish-speaking employee on site.
Housing Help for Families and Students age 18+:
St Vincent de Paul: https://www.svdp.us/what-we-do/affordable-housing/ Catholic Community Services: https://www.ccslc.org/housing-help Homes for Good (Lane County Housing Authority): https://homesforgood.org/
I'm sure by now everyone has discovered we have a new phone system. On the main menu there are 9 options to direct you to the area you are trying to reach. Option 5 is for our staff directory. The search is by first letter of staff member's first name. If you aren't finding a staff member, it's probably because they haven't activated their voice message. For a list of phone numbers and extensions, click on the New Phone System heading above.
All South Lane Schools, other then Dorena School which released at noon, will be released at normal release times today. Transportation will run normal routes. If transportation is not able to drop students off at their regular bus stops, busses will return students to their schools where parents will be contacted for pick up.