Principal Newsletter 2/15/2021

NEHS Principal Update

Principal’s Note

Please remember that this week is a full week (there is school tomorrow!).  We continue to think about the next school year as the forecasting process moves into week two, and athletics are underway.  Please see below for opportunities for students to engage in clubs, sports, contribute to our yearbook, and more!  We hope you have a wonderful week.

Be well!

Schedule for this Week

Monday, February 15 is a school day and students will attend their A day classes. Below is the schedule for the week.  For a complete bell schedule and calendar, please see our website at:
Monday: ‘A’ day (P1, P2, P3), live instruction begins at 8:30 am
Tuesday: ‘B’ day (P4, P5, P0), live instruction begins at 8:30 am
Wednesday: Advisory, live at 10:15 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


Thinking Ahead to Next Year

Forecasting week 2 begins this week!  It is crucial that students attend advisory over the next two weeks to get important information about selecting classes for next year.  This week in advisory, students will begin the forecasting worksheets. This activity will give you and them an idea of what is offered and available next year.  Remember to use the course selection handbook as a tool when completing the worksheet and to go over the results of the worksheet at home.  Updates to our website, including last week’s advisory lesson and a tutorial video for the forecasting worksheets will be available this week.  Visit us at to get all the forecasting info!

Athletic Update – NEW Registration Process

Registration for Season 2: Football, Soccer, Cross Country, Cheer, Dance, and Volleyball is now open!  All athletes in these sports must be registered to begin practice on 2/22/21.  Visit the Athletics page on the NEHS website for all of the details.

Connecting at NEHS

Clubs are in full swing at North and are great for staying connected with other students and staff.  If you have not joined a group but are interested visit the Clubs page on the NEHS website.
North also has several Affinity Groups: Black Student Union (BSU), MEChA , GSA (Gender and Sexuality Alliance), and the Native American Student Union (NASU). To request access to one of these groups fill out the following form. (It can also be found on the Clubs page)

IB Testing & Payment Update

As we communicated last week, because of the uncertainly in health conditions in our area, NEHS will be pursuing a route to IB credit for students that does not involve testing, but consists of submitting internal assessments and predicted grades for students.  Given this decision, we know there may be questions related to assessment fees.  In short, fees will not be refunded as students who enrolled for exams will still be following a path to receiving IB credit based on their work in the course.

Please see this linked letter outlining the current plan for NEHS IB testing candidates and related testing fee information:
Letter to NEHS IB Test Candidates

Please feel free to contact our IB coordinators, Amary Taylor ( or Taylor Madden ( with any questions or concerns.


Be a Part of the Yearbook

Want 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 three surveys below 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.

How We Feel Survey

Who Lifts Us Up

This or That (Trends)

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, February 17th, 11:45 am-12:45 pm
Topic: How Animals and Pathogens Evolve: The Study of Evolution, Ecology and Biology Working Together
Featured: Matt Barber, UO Professor of Biology

College and Career Readiness Workshops
Wednesday, February 17th, 2:00pm-3:00pm
Topic: Inside Scoop: Your First Year in College

For more and on-going opportunities, please visit: 

NEHS Drama: In the Spotlight

The drama troupe has just released Zoomed, Episode 4! Come check it out on our website at
There is also a shoutout in today’s Register Guard:  Check it out!


Site Council Opportunity 

Dear Students,
Are you civic-minded, would like to serve your community, AND interested in improving our school?  Please join our Site Council!  The NEHS Site Council meets on the third Thursday of every month from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm via Zoom.  If you are interested, email Mr. Sheaffer at to join.

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. building is currently closed, but phone lines are open!  541-790-4500Please email us at: nehs_info@4j.lane.eduGo Highlanders!

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