NEHS Principal Update 4/26/21

Principal’s Note

As we begin our third week of hybrid instruction, I want to take a moment and appreciate students for their great efforts during our first few weeks of being back on campus.  Students are engaging in classes and working hard to follow all protocols.  Thank you for such a great job!

Families, below are some important reminders of information that came from our district, along with reminders for our seniors and multiple upcoming opportunities for students.  If you need additional information about school happenings, schedules, or more, please visit our NEHS website at:  If there are any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out.

Take care!

Weekly Schedule

Our third week of hybrid is a full five-day week. 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 – Cohort 1
Tuesday: ‘B’ day (P4, P5, P0), live instruction begins at 8:30 am – Cohort 1
WednesdayAdvisory, live at 10:15 am (online only)
Thursday‘A’ day (P1, P2, P3), live instruction begins at 8:30 am– Cohort 2
Friday‘B’ day (P4, P5, P0), live instruction begins at 8:30 am – Cohort 2

4j Updates – Worth A Second Look

Our district recently sent a communication with many updates.  A few below are highlighted to ensure the information is communicated.

State Testing
4J schools will conduct state testing on Wednesdays in May, outside of regular class times. To avoid taking up the limited time teachers have with students, testing will not be conducted during in-person hybrid learning time.  Students who participate in state testing will complete the tests on-site at school. School bus transportation and meals will be provided for participating students. Parents may choose to participate or opt out. Please respond by April 30th by using the link below so that we may plan accordingly.  Please note that only families of 11th grade students need respond as no other grade level tests in high school.
Response Form: Participate or Opt Out
For additional details, visit:

Vaccine Clinics for 4J Students
All Oregonians age 16 and over are now eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccines, although supplies are limited. Vaccines are not yet approved for children under 16, but testing and approval processes are underway.  Eugene School District 4J is partnering with community healthcare providers to plan vaccine clinics for 4J students. More student vaccine clinic dates are coming soon.
For additional details, visit:

Look Ahead: Full School Schedules This Fall
4J is planning for regular school schedules this fall and the school board has approved the academic calendars for 2021–22.
2021–22 Key Dates for Students: 
• Transition Day for Selected Grades: Thu. Sept. 9
• First Day of Classes for All Grades: Fri. Sept. 10
• Winter Break: Dec. 20–31 + Mon. Jan. 3 (potential makeup day)
• Spring Break: March 21–25
• Last Day: Fri. June 17 (or later if makeup days are needed)
For details, visit:

For more information on these and other topics please visit the district website.

Senior Updates

Please see below for a series of important updates for seniors:

  • The counseling department would like to remind students to apply for the 4J Honors Diploma if you have accumulated 50 or more hours of community service, have a 3.5 or above GPA, and have completed 25 credits during your time in high school. We would also like to remind you to turn in your community service hours to your counselor for the NEHS Service Award if you have completed 50 hours of community service. The deadline for these awards is Monday, May 3rd.  4J Honors Seal Application
  • Seniors, you should have received an email from EnvisionPro with the link to your virtual graduation slide. The portal will be open for submissions until May 10th. EnvisionPro works best if used on the Google Chrome browser. The following link contains helpful information to get you started:…/folders/69000088688
  • A reminder that virtual graduation will be released for streaming on the evening of June 10th.

Please access additional senior information here:

If you have any questions about upcoming activities, deadlines, or North’s graduation, please direct them to Trinity Welch-Radabaugh, Scott Mayers, Kathleen Allison, or Laurie Fierling.

NAACP/Lane ESD Parent Night

Once a month the Lane NAACP & Lane ESD African-American-Black Student Success program are hosting a Parent Night.  Join us Monday, April 26th to learn about resources and to share your thoughts, experiences, and concerns! Our Parent Nights are here to help answer questions and share resources & supports around education for Black students & families.  Below is the Eventbrite link to register:

Opportunities to Connect & Extend

The University of Oregon SAIL program has many opportunities available to students on an on-going basis.  There is a new College and Career Readiness Workshop this week.  You can also catch past presentations at the links below!

Presentations by UO Faculty
Past Presentations available at:

College and Career Readiness Workshops
Wednesday, April 28th, 2:00pm-3:00pm
Topic: University of Oregon Ambassadors Panel
Featured: Micah Howe, UO Assistant Director of Visitor Programs, and Panel of UO Ambassadors

For more and on-going opportunities, please visit: 

Save the Date!

GREAT NEWS from the UO SAIL Program!

Summer registration opens MAY 1, 2021 for the University of Oregon’s Summer Academy to Inspire Learning (SAIL) summer programs.

SAIL 2021 dates: July 26 – 30

SAIL will offer FREE virtual day programs Monday through Thursday, with ON-CAMPUS, IN-PERSON Friday activities for those able to attend. Rising freshmen through seniors, including 2021 graduates, are invited to apply. 4J Students who participate in the Summer SAIL program can earn .5 credit. To earn credit in 2021-22,  in addition to attending the summer session, 4J students will be required to participate in some in-person/online activities during the school year and help to recruit students to attend the following summer, 2022.

Learn more and register here:

Hybrid Instruction Groups (formerly LIPI)

Our Hybrid Instruction after school program began this past Monday, April 19th.  This after school program will function much like our recent limited-in-person instruction program, in which students receive in-person academic support in a group setting here on campus.  Our Hybrid Instruction Groups will be taking place from 1:30pm-3:30pm on A and B days and students will attend their Hybrid Group on their assigned cohort days.  Enrollment in a Hybrid Instruction Group is by referral only and space is limited.  If you would like more information about this program, please talk with your student’s counselor or grade level administrator.

The End Has Come: Zoomed Finale

The very-last episode of Zoomed is out now! Come see it at It’s been a lot of fun, but it’s time for it to come to an end.   Thanks for watching!

Student Spotlight: Rotary Student of the Month

We are pleased to honor Callen Veim as our April Rotary student of the month! Staff shared the following about Callan:
Callan exemplifies the traits of a Highlander as he is on the baseball team, has committed to a college baseball team, and is excelling in school.
Callan has gone from a struggling student as a 9th grader to an A+ student as a senior.
Well done, Callen! Thank you to the Eugene Airport Rotary Club for recognizing students each month.

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 to visitors, but phone lines are open!  541-790-4500

Please email us at:

Go Highlanders!

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