NEHS Principal Update 5/10/21

Principal’s Note

As we begin the second week of May, a reminder that we are actually halfway through this last trimester of the year, and midterm grades will be sent out this week.  If you have questions, please reach out to your student’s teacher, counselor, or grade level administrator.  Below are updates as we head into our final sports season of the year, along with information about multiple summer opportunities, and a reminder to seniors to complete their uploads for virtual graduation!  If there are any questions, please reach out.

Take care!

Weekly Schedule

This 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
Wednesday: Advisory, 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

Athletics: Season 4

It’s hard to believe, but Season 4 sports practices start on Monday, May 10th.

  • Boys Basketball: 3:30-5:30 Main Gym (NEHS)
  • Girls Basketball: 5:30-7:30 Main Gym (NEHS)
  • Wrestling: 4:00-6:00 Wrestling Room (NEHS)
  • Swimming: all practices at River Road Pool; Practice 1: 2:30-3:30pm or Practice 2: 3:40-4:40pm

All students must be registered in FamilyId and have a current physical on file in order to begin practice on Monday. All basketball and wrestling athletes also must have a signed COVID testing consent form before they are cleared to practice.
FamilyId link:

Summer Bridge

Summer Bridge registration is now open!  All incoming 9th graders are encouraged to attend our week-long Summer Bridge program that’s packed with activities, learning, and even high school credit.  We’ll be hosting a morning session as well as an afternoon session on the week of August 2nd through the 6th. Click below for registration links and more info.

Summer Opportunities

There are a multitude of summer opportunities available to students this year.  Please see below for short descriptions. Additional information will be coming out soon to students and families.
Summer Online Credit Recovery (July 12thAugust 20th):  Virtual, online as well as on-site assistance to fulfill graduation requirements and support grade-level on-track credit status in math, language arts, science and social studies. Students must meet with their school counselor to enroll.
Summer Intensive Program (July 12thAugust 13th): The 4J Summer Intensive Program will provide opportunities for students to extend their learning into the summer months led by outstanding 4J licensed educators. Course offerings reflect the curiosities and passions of both students and teachers. Courses will be held, onsite at all four high schools depending on the teacher and facility.  Additional opportunities and information to come.
Summer GED (July 6thAugust 20th): Our GED program is housed in the Lane Community College Downtown Center, as another option for high school completion. Staff provide instructional support with the online curriculum and content needed to earn a GED. Students must meet with their school counselor or administrator to enroll.

Senior Updates

Please see below for updates for the class of 2021:

  • 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.
  • If you did not receive a link from EnvisionPro, please email, and the link will be resent.
  • A reminder that virtual graduation will be released for streaming on the evening of Thursday, June 10, 2021.

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.

Opportunity for Senior Families:

  • Senior families:  Would you like the opportunity to help celebrate our 2021 Seniors?  The  2021 Senior Parent Group is looking for you. This is an independent group run by community members for senior families to engage in opportunities to celebrate the class of 2021. For more information, you can contact them on Facebook at

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 Wednesday, 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. This will be a drive-thru distribution from Noon until 6:00 p.m. starting in the East Parking Lot (staff parking lot) where you will pick up your cap, gown, and yard sign and ending in the West Parking Lot (student parking lot) where you will have the opportunity to have your picture taken. Signs will be posted to help direct traffic.  We can’t wait to see you there!

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 12th, 2:00pm-3:00pm

For more and on-going opportunities, please visit: 

Free Meal Boxes Available

At this time, 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.

State Testing Update

4J high schools will conduct state testing starting Wednesday, May 19 for Cohort A, and Wednesday, May 26 for Cohort B.  Testing will be held 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/guardians may choose to have their student participate or opt-out. Please note this only applies to our 11th grade students, as no other grades test in high school.
For additional details, visit:
If you have any questions, please reach out to the 11th grade administrator, Scott Mayers.

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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