Principal Newsletter 1/18/2021

NEHS Principal Update

Principal’s Note

This Monday, we take the opportunity to remember and reflect on the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  Dr. King’s commitment to ending racial injustice, ensuring civil rights, and bringing about social change continues to serve as an inspiration.
With our Monday holiday, please see the schedule for the week below.  There are also updates regarding a return of athletic conditioning workouts and a reminder about deadlines for the yearbook.

Be well!

Schedule for this Week

With honoring Dr. King on Monday, our week will have four school days and no Flex Wednesday.  Below is the schedule for the week.  For a complete bell schedule and calendar, please see our website at:
Tuesday: ‘A’ day (P1, P2, P3), live instruction begins at 8:30 am
Wednesday: ‘B’ day (P4, P5, P0), live instruction begins at 8:30 am
Thursday: ‘A’ day (P1, P2, P3), live instruction begins at 8:30 am
Friday: ‘B’ day (P4, P5, P0), live instruction begins at 8:30 am

Opportunity for Help

A reminder that teacher office hours have shifted starting last week.  Teacher office hours are from 1:30-2:30 pm and occur on every A and B day.  Our hope is that moving office hours closer to the end of students’ synchronous school day will allow for greater access.  If you have any questions about office hours, please reach out to your student’s teacher(s).

NEHS Theater & Film Company

The NEHS drama team has been working on a new project we’re calling “Zoomed.”  In an original episodic production written and produced by the North Eugene Theater and Film Company, 10 high school students come together to take a virtual credit recovery class during the COVID-19 pandemic after having failed Global History. As they learn together, they unravel secrets in their own histories and explore how to navigate complex relationships in a virtual environment.  Come check us out at OUR NEW WEBSITE!!!

LTD Bus Passes

It was recently shared that LTD will start requiring bus passes again on February 1, 2021. Late last week LTD shared with us that students may continue riding for free (without a current pass) until schools return to in-person instruction.  At such time that this occurs, we will update you on how to access a current LTD bus pass.

Yearbook Updates

If seniors would like their senior picture included in the NEHS yearbook, please remember that the deadline for submission is January 31st.  For more details on requirements and how to submit, please visit our website at: to be in the 2020-21 Yearbook? Share your photos, opinions, and stories with us by completing this survey and you will be! This year the Tartan Staff needs YOUR help in collecting content. Please answer the questions on the survey and upload high-quality images (preferably no screenshots or images downloaded from social media, cell phone photos work great.) Submit even if you don’t have an answer to every question. Thank you in advance for contributing to the yearbook by helping us tell the story this year. Link: Yearbook Survey December 2020

Yearbook prices will be going up again soon. Order your yearbook NOW
The current price is $65 if purchased by January 29, 2021.
The new price will be $70 until April 9, 2021
Purchase on —> Josten’s North Eugene Page You will need a credit or debit card to order online. You may pay with cash at the North Eugene finance office. Due to Covid restrictions, you will need to call when you arrive at the building. Having the exact amount of cash is highly recommended.  

Opportunities to Connect & Extend

The University of Oregon SAIL program has many opportunities available to students on an on-going basis.  Check them out below!

Presentations by UO Faculty
Wednesday, January 20th, 11:45 am-12:45 pm
Topic: Economics and the Environment
Grant McDermott, UO Professor of Economics

College and Career Readiness Workshops
Wednesday, January 13, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Topic: MAP IT OUT – Careers in Healthcare Student Panel

For more and on-going opportunities, please visit: 

Library Book Check-Out System

Good news! We’re able to check library books out to students again! Students can log in to the NEHS library catalog: to search for and place holds on books. Books can be picked up Thursdays between noon and 3 pm, or by appointment if those times don’t work for your family. Email our librarian, Amary Taylor, or stop by during her office hours, with questions or for recommendations. She loves to talk to students about books and misses your kids so much – have them stop by her Zoom or follow on Facebook!  Also, check out the new NEHS Library webpage:

Practices Starting Soon!

A message from Kelly Bokn, District Athletic Coordinator, to all 4J families with interest in athletics:

We are happy to announce 4J High Schools will be offering optional training and conditioning opportunities beginning on January 25th for our High School students in preparation for the OSAA announced seasons. These workouts will follow all OHA and OSAA guidelines with social distancing and monitored for safety protocols to ensure the health and well-being of all participants.

Please remember that pre-registration and a current physical are required for participation.  Our new registration system should be active by Tuesday afternoon/Wednesday morning.  Additional information will be available on the NEHS website on Tuesday and an alert will be sent to families when it has been posted.

If there are questions or concerns involving this information please email Corey Nicholsen at

School Choice Season

It’s School Choice Time – Come see what our schools offer! School choice requests—students seeking to enroll in a 4J school other than their neighborhood school—are accepted in an order determined by lottery. To be included in the lottery, 4J residents must apply by Sunday, January 31. Out-of-district residents will have the opportunity to apply to transfer to 4J schools in March.

If you have any friends or family members who are considering school choice, please invite them to come learn more about all of 4J’s outstanding schools and their school choice options!

Virtual School VisitsDuring the month of January, every 4J school is offering live virtual visits or info sessions with an opportunity to ask questions. In-person school tours will not be held this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.
NEHS will host a virtual event on Wednesday, Jan. 20th at 6:00 pm
Schedule of virtual school visits and info sessions in January

Learn More & Apply Online

Stay connected

As information this year is ever-changing, please see our website for current updates.  This will be where we place news updates and links to needed information.

Our building is currently closed, but phone lines are open!  541-790-4500

Please email us at:

Go Highlanders!

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