Welcome to the start of the 2022-23 school year at North Eugene High School! This principal’s update is sent out weekly to keep families updated on what’s happening at North. Please be sure to give it a look, and as always, reach out with any questions.
It was wonderful seeing students in the building the past few days. As the school year gets underway, we will focus first on connecting with students and ensuring they feel welcome at North.
We are looking forward to a great school year and I want to express appreciation already for the partnerships with our families. Thank you!
We have five days of school this week, culminating in an early release Friday (which will always be the case on Fridays).
Please note, for returning students/families, the bell schedule is slightly different this school year. A 15-min passing period has been added between second and third period. This gives students a chance to take a break, grab a snack from the cafeteria, etc.
Bell schedule: https://nehs.4j.lane.edu/bell-schedule/
We are so excited to see and support your student every day! On-time and regular attendance at school is a major contributor to a student’s success. We know that there are many reasons why a student may struggle to attend or be on-time for school, and we are here to help. Please know that “Every Day Matters” and that you, your family, and your student are an important part of making North Eugene High School a stronger and more positively impactful place. If your student is struggling with attending class, please reach out to a counselor or administrator; we look forward to partnering with you for the success of your student.
Here’s a link to the school’s attendance policy, which may offer some helpful information as well as some frequently asked questions that come up from year to year: 2022-23 Attendance Policy – North Eugene High School.
Please note, autodialer calls will begin district-wide on Monday, September 12th to notify parents and guardians if students are tardy or miss class.
Smile for the Camera!
Picture retakes are upon us already! If students were unable to get their pictures taken during August’s Back to School days, Thursday, September 15th, is an opportunity to ensure they have a picture for their id cards. LifeTouch will be at the school all day, and students will be called from class according to last name.
Please be aware of the following dates as it relates to student schedules:
- Tuesday, September 13th is the last day to add a class (for Trimester 1)
- Tuesday, September 27th is the last day to drop a class
If students need to request a schedule correction for Trimester One, please use this link: 2022-23 Schedule Corrections Forms – Trimester 1
Updates from the CCC
NEHS is proud to offer robust services in our College & Career Center. Please see below for upcoming opportunities.
11th and 12th graders – We are HIRING!
Work Study Office Aide Positions are now available at the local North region elementary and middle schools. If you are 16-y.o. or older, have 5th period free, a 3.0+ gpa, and want to work as an office helper at one of the local schools, please submit your resume to Catherine in the College Career Center. Positions are 2 hours a day for the entire school year and pay minimum wage. See Catherine with any questions.
College Club for 12th graders
12th Graders: Are you interested in attending a 2 or 4 year college but need some help choosing a school, knowing how/when to apply, understanding scholarships, writing college essays, applying for financial aid, etc.?? Come to College Club this upcoming Wednesday during lunch in the CCC. All seniors are welcome! Lots of great information and guidance.
Oregon College Applications:
Seniors: The College Career Center is your resource center!
Make an appointment for help with all your college application questions. Email email@example.com to set up a time. Check out these links below for some of our in-state colleges
- Common App – the Common App: one application for over 800 colleges
- University of Oregon Admissions
- Oregon State University Admissions
- Western Oregon University Admissions
- Portland State University Admissions
- Southern Oregon University Admissions
- Oregon Institute of Technology Admissions
- Lane Community College Admissions
FAFSA NIGHT – Save the Date! October 6th at 6pm
Seniors: Save the date, October 6th, is FAFSA night. All students considering college should attend to apply for financial aid. More details to come!
All Students and Parents/Guardians: If you need 1:1 help, the College Career Center is your resource center. Students can drop by the College Career Center that is located in the gym hall anytime during a free period, before/after school. The CCC is always open during lunch. I have in-person and ZOOM appointments available, including in the evening, for students and/or parents & guardians. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Health and Safety Reminders/Updates
We are pleased that COVID-19 cases are declining in Oregon; however, we must remain vigilant as the virus is still widespread throughout the state.
- Masking is optional.
- If your student tests positive, please call your student’s school to let the staff know.
- Students who test positive are required to isolate at home for at least 5 days before returning to school.
- To calculate the 5-day period, Day 1 is the first full day after the symptoms developed or the positive test result is received.
- Isolation may end after 5 days if the individual is fever free for 24 hours w/o the use of fever-reducing medicine & other symptoms have improved.
Please Note: It’s recommended, but not required that individuals should wear a well-fitting mask around others at home and in public, including at school, for 5 additional days (Day 6-10) after the end of the required 5-day isolation period.
Bus Pass Requests
If students need to request a bus pass, they need to come by the front office to do so. Please come before school, after school, or during lunch.
Parking Pass Requests
Students who plan to drive to school and park in the school lot must purchase a parking pass. Please use the form below to request a Parking Pass. Passes may be paid for online at https://schoolpay.com/, or at the school finance office. Purchased passes will be available by the end of the week.
Parking Pass Request Form: HERE
School Meals for 2022-23
Students can eat breakfast and lunch at no cost during the 2022–23 school year, regardless of family income. Families don’t need to do anything to receive free student meals; there is no-sign up or income verification process. The federal waiver that allowed for universal free school meals expired on June 30, 2022. However, recognizing that many families are still struggling to recover from the pandemic, 4J is continuing its free-meals-for-all program for another year using general funds.
HELP YOUR SCHOOL. APPLY TODAY!
Families are still encouraged to apply for free/reduced-price meals to help reduce the local cost of this important program. Schools will continue to receive federal payment for meals, and even receive additional federal funding, for students who qualify. Approved applications will save the district’s operating budget as much as $814 per student this year, money that can be used to further educate and support students.
- Apply online (English and Spanish): ODE Free and Reduced Meals Application
- Pick up and submit a paper application from a school site or the district office, 200 N. Monroe St.
- Questions? Contact email@example.com or 541-790-7653
The benefits go beyond school meals. Other cost-savings opportunities are available to students and families who qualify for free or reduced-price school meals, such as reduced participation fees for 4J athletics and activities, Kidsports, the City of Eugene, and other after-school programs, plus low-cost high-speed Internet or mobile hot spots, and much more. Learn more here.
Stay Connected with Canvas
Canvas is the Learning Management System used by all high schools in our district. This is where students can check their grades, find missing assignments, and more. Plus – parents and guardians be sure to sign up as a Canvas observer so you can see how classes are going for your student. For more information on Canvas, tutorials, and help signing up as an Observer, please visit the district website at: https://www.4j.lane.edu/instruction/canvas/. This information is also linked on the NEHS webpage.
You Are 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.
We will be meeting in person on Monday, September 19th from 6:30pm – 7:30pm in the NEHS Library.
This will be a welcome back meeting where we will hear from Principal Trinity Welch-Radabaugh and have an opportunity to get to know each other, discuss questions and concerns about the new school year, and give input on the parent group.
Please contact NEHSparents@gmail.com if you have any questions.
All meetings will have Spanish translation. All are welcome!
Todas las reuniones tendrán traducción al español. ¡Todos son bienvenidos!
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. https://nehs.4j.lane.edu/
Give us a call at: 541-790-4500
Please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org