NEHS Principal Update 5/3/21

Principal’s Note

It’s hard to believe that May is already here – the end of the school year will be here before we know it!  Below are a number of updates regarding attendance, midterm grading, and upcoming events for seniors.  Our parent group meets this week and is a great way to connect with other parents and get information about what’s happening at North.  We also want to say a huge thank you to our teachers on the eve of Teacher Appreciation Week!

Take care!

Weekly Schedule

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
Wednesday‘A’ day (P1, P2, P3), live instruction begins at 8:30 am– Cohort 2
Thursday‘B’ day (P4, P5, P0), live instruction begins at 8:30 am – Cohort 2
FridayNo School-Progress Reports/Professional Development

Teacher Appreciation Week

Our teachers have done amazing work this school year!  Please join me in thanking them and appreciating all their efforts this school year.

Hybrid Learning Attendance Policy

Now that we are in our Hybrid Learning model, there have been some changes and updates to our attendance policy.  It’s critical that all students attend their in-person classes and their online classes. For students enrolled in Hybrid, our in-person classes offer a great opportunity for students to work directly with their teachers, see their peers, and begin rebuilding their social habits at school.  Attending classes both online and in-person plays an important role in a student’s success at school.  We are taking attendance for both in-person and online classes and parents will be notified when their student misses a class.  For complete details on our attendance policy, please visit our website at:

Grading Reminders

The third trimester has moved quickly, and midterm grading will happen at the end of this week. Here are some highlights and a few things to remember:

  • There will be no grade of ‘F’ issued this trimester.  Instead, students who do not earn a passing grade for a class will not be awarded credit and they will receive a grade of NP (No Pass).  While neither mark earns credit in a class, the use of NP (No Pass) does not have an impact on a student’s GPA (unlike the F).  Midterm grades will also use the NP instead of the ‘F’ when reporting progress.

  • Students/families will have up until the last day of the trimester (June 17th) to opt to receive a grade of Pass (P) in any course, rather than a letter grade, but may make the decision at any time.  This decision must be communicated with the course instructor.  Students and families should consider any impact this may have on post-secondary plans and are encouraged to reach out to the student’s counselor if there are questions.

If you have questions, please reach out to your student’s teacher(s), counselor, or grade-level administrator.

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.

With the recent change in health metrics in our county, questions have naturally arisen regarding any in-person celebrations related to graduation.  Our primary graduation event this year will be our virtual graduation.  Any in-person event will be in addition to this, and dependent on health conditions in our area.  We are in the planning process with our district regarding any in-person celebrations for our graduates.  We know this has been a challenging year for our seniors, and we are working hard to create celebrations that honor their work and accomplishments.  As additional details become available, they will be shared with students and families.

Get Your Cap, Gown, & Yard Sign!

Seniors:  Mark your calendars for May 19th!  We will be distributing Cap and Gown orders as well as your “Class of 2021” Yard Sign.  If you are borrowing a cap and gown, they will be available at that time as well.  Distribution will be from Noon until 6:00 p.m.
In addition, we will have photographers on sight to take your keepsake picture!  All graduates will receive one photo free of charge (which will be mailed home).
More information will follow regarding the pick-up/picture route around the outside of the building.  Can’t wait to see you!

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, May 5th, 2:00pm-3:00pm
Topic: Summer Opportunities
Featured: SAIL Staff

For more and on-going opportunities, please visit: 

Free Meal Boxes Available

Starting next week, meal boxes for 4J students and youth will be available for pickup each Wednesday at seven sites. Home delivery will no longer be provided.

Each youth meal box contains four healthy and tasty “heat and eat” breakfasts and lunches, plus five dinner meals. Vegetarian, no-gluten, soy milk, and other dietary restrictions or allergen options are available. Families picking up meal boxes must wear face masks and follow physical distancing rules at all times.

When: Wednesdays, May 5June 30, 12:45–2:15 p.m.

Where: All 4J middle schools except ATA. Please choose the location most convenient for you:

  • Cal Young Middle School, 2555 Gilham Rd.

  • Kelly Middle School, 850 Howard Ave.

  • Kennedy Middle School, 2200 Bailey Hill Rd.

  • Madison Middle School, 875 Wilkes Dr.

  • Monroe Middle School, 2800 Bailey Lane

  • Roosevelt Middle School, 500 E. 24th Ave.

  • Spencer Butte Middle School, 500 E. 43rd Ave.


  • Meal boxes are for any 4J student or other child age 18 and under

  • No income requirements apply

  • Children do not need to be present at pickup

Good news! Free school meals for all will be available through the summer and the 2021–22 school year. Stay tuned for updates on pickup times and locations.

You’re Invited!

An invitation from our parent group:

North Eugene Parent Group meets to provide information, parent education and support. All parents and guardians are welcome.

Our next Zoom meeting is Tuesday, May 4th from 6:00pm – 7:15pm.

Please RSVP at for the Zoom link.

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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