Family Newsletter 9/20/23

North Eugene Families,

The first full week of school has come and gone, and we will soon be in our second full week of the school year.  The students and staff are figuring out the new A/B/C rotating semester schedule, and also working through how to flow of a 90 minute class period will be.  Change is hard at times, but I think by the end of next week we will have it all under control.

Athletics are in full swing, and our teams are looking good!  Check out their game schedule on our NEHS Athletic Website  Come out and support our student athletes when you can!

Go, Highlanders!

2324 4J District Calendar – High School ABC Days

Wednesday, October 4 Walk & Roll to School Event
Tuesday, October 10 Dedication of the New North Building
Tuesday, October 24 Picture Retake Day
Tuesday, October 24 Fall Choir Sampler


Student Schedules

The Schedule Correction Request form is closed. For additional questions, please make an appointment with your counselor.

School Supplies

Need help with school supplies? In the NEHS Counseling Center you will find backpacks, notebooks, binders, pens, pencils, markers, highlighters, glue sticks… and we have school clothes, shoes, and groceries in our Clothing Closet and Food Pantry. Check with any staff member, or just visit the counseling center at lunch or between classes.

Student Computer Upgrades

This upgrade is not optional. Please upgrade your student computer if you haven’t already.
Students who checked out computers at Back-to-School Days do not need to perform this upgrade task. The computer you received has already been upgraded.

Before you start: If you haven’t been using your student computer over the summer, the computer battery may have drained, and you will need to charge it and turn it on to allow the clock to update before the operating system upgrade will work. You may need to restart the computer a few times.

Follow these instructions carefully: Quicksheet – Upgrade macOS 2023
This big upgrade may take several hours to complete. Do not attempt to complete this update using a cellular signal or hotspot. Make sure your computer is in a safe place where it can remain plugged in and will not be disturbed during the upgrade.

We are handling ALL TECH Requests upstairs in Room 202B – before school and after lunch.

From the College & Career Center

The College & Career Center is off and running scheduling events to help students succeed. Each week we will publish events we sponsor as well as community-based events and resources.

Upcoming college visits:

Thursday, September 21st – Linfield University @ Lunch
Friday, September 22nd – Oregon Institute of Technology @ Lunch
Friday, September 29th – Oregon State University @ Lunch
Friday, October 6th –  U of O @ Lunch
**All visits are in room 106

See the NEHS Calendar for future events.
Students – Watch your 4j email for notifications, listen to or read the announcements, and check out the TV screens in the College & Career Center and the student lounge in the commons for important information about visits and other College & Career happenings.


You may have heard that the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and Oregon Student Aid Application (ORSAA) will be changing for 2024-25. Due to the intense behind-the-scenes programming, the FAFSA will not open until sometime in the month of December. ORSAA will open as soon as possible, but most likely in December as well. Stay tuned as we will share further information and details as we get them.
You can still create your FSA ID (username and password) now so you are prepared once the FAFSA opens in December. It’s very important to create an FSA ID for each FAFSA contributor PRIOR TO completing the FAFSA. Families who attempt to create FSA IDs at the time of FAFSA completion will not experience the benefits of the simplified FAFSA. It takes three days to verify the identity of FSA ID applicants, which means that individuals who have yet to be verified will have to complete additional questions by hand.

Student Attendance: Reporting an Absence
Is your student missing school today? Make sure to contact us to let us know. If your student is coming to school late or needs to be pulled from class early, call the front office at 541-790-4459. If your student is going to be out for the whole day, make sure to call our attendance line at 541-790-4459.
Call anytime day or night: 541-790-4459.
To excuse by email:

  • Please inform the attendance office each day that your student is absent.
  • Absences need to be excused within 2 school days.
  • Pre-planned absences of 3 or more days may be excused if arranged in advance by filling out the pre-arranged absence form available in our front office.

When a student needs to leave school during the day for an appointment or other reason: Parents should send a note with the student on the morning of the absence. The student should turn in the note at the front office. Office staff will send a note to the classroom teacher to excuse the student from class at the appropriate time.
We know that appointments and illness can come up unexpectedly. For these unexpected events, please call the front office before coming to the school to pick up your student. This gives us time to send a note to the classroom so that the student is ready to leave when you arrive. Please understand that there may be a delay if you do not notify us in advance.

You can find all of our Attendance policies here 

New Cell Phone Policy

Please find our new cell phone policy on our website.

ParentVUE and CANVAS

These two accounts collectively give you access to your student’s attendance, grades, class schedule, homework assignments, and more! If you need help with setting up these parent accounts, please reach out to our registrar, Laura Lopez-Gonzalez, and she can send you your own unique codes along with easy-to-follow steps to activate each account. The best way for her to share this information is via email so please send requests to If you need assistance in person, please call her at 541-790-4447 to make an appointment before coming to the school.

Canvas for Parents

Visit for links and tutorials to help you create your Canvas account and connect to your student’s classes.
Canvas is an online classroom platform where teachers share lessons, materials, and assignments for their students. Parents can see student grades and progress on class assignments.


Login at Parents receive an activation key from the school registrar to set up this account. If you are having trouble signing in to ParentVUE, please email Laura at
In ParentVUE, parents can see student schedules, attendance history, and grades.

Grading Policy Change: No ‘Pass/No-Pass’ Option for Core Classes

Starting this school year, all core-credit classes will not be eligible for a Pass/No Pass grade. Teachers will only give out the following letter grades: A, B, C, D, and F. The only exceptions are the following classes: Advisory, Aides, Access Center, Academics Unlimited, Work Experience, Life Skills, and Algebra Success. These classes are only eligible for a Pass/No Pass grade. If this changes, we will share this information with families as soon as possible.

4J Community News

SOU Latino/a/x Programs
We have confirmed the dates for SOU Latino/a/x Programs’ Juntos en Familia, Latino Family Day (Dia Familiar Latino), and Cesar E. Chavez Leadership Conference. These conferences will take place at Southern Oregon University in Ashland, Oregon. 

Juntos en Familia: For students in 12th grade and their families

Saturday, November 4, 2023

This conference aims to provide information for students in 12th grade and their families on topics that can support their plans and goals after high school. Participants will get an opportunity to hear from current college students or recent college graduates about their experiences navigating higher education and learn about financial options to cover higher educational programs, among other topics relevant to parents who want to be more engaged in their children’s educational plans. 

Latino Family Day/Dia Familiar Latino: For students in 8th-11th grades and their families 

Saturday, January 27, 2024

A day-long educational conference designed for Latino families where participants will become acquainted with the SOU campus, meet SOU faculty, and learn about the resources available in southern Oregon. Families, including prospective students in 8th-11th grade, will get the opportunity to participate in a variety of sessions addressing topics of interest for participants.

Cesar E. Chavez Leadership Conference: For high school students (ALL grades). 

Friday, March 8, 2024 

The conference is a gathering of Latinx high school students and leaders from regional high schools. The goal of the day-long César E. Chávez Leadership Conference is to increase Latinx high school students’ preparation to become leaders and develop their knowledge about contemporary issues within the Latinx community. Participants attend workshops focusing on leadership, cultural arts, and college preparation.

Learn more: 

Visit our website for more information about our conferences and other programs that we offer. We will send out separate emails as the date gets closer for each conference with additional information on how to register, event details, etc. 

The new North Eugene High School Booster Club is here! 

The NEHS Booster Club is made up of families/alumni/community members who want to help provide a robust, well-rounded high school experience for academic success and beyond. 

We welcome your thoughts and suggestions as well!

Questions?  Find us at or email us at

Second annual 5K for 4J and Fun Run, Roll, & Stroll

EEF wants to remind all schools that registration for our second annual 5K for 4J and Fun Run, Roll, & Stroll is OPEN NOW. The race will take place Saturday,  October 14th, 2023 at Alton Baker Park. 

 This community-wide race is open to all and is designed to give schools an opportunity to get their fundraising off to a running start by offering participants the opportunity to register with a school team. We’re hoping to see participation from all schools and age groups! Sign up for NEHS team now !

New North Building Dedication

The grand opening of the New North Building Dedication starts at 6:30.

This is an opportunity for community members, parents, and younger students to tour the school where they will potentially graduate from. Join us on October 10, 2023 for a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Stay tuned for more information from the District about this exciting event!

Sing with the Oregon Children’s Choir!The Oregon Children’s Choir welcomes 1st-12th graders to join one of our fun and inspiring choirs for the 2023-2024 school year! Develop new singing techniques, learn new songs and make new friends. Choirs meet once per week and perform four concerts per year. Scholarships and sibling discounts available. Registration and information at

Connected Lane County – Job Shadows Registration

Our Job Shadows registration link is open if you can share with your youth reference page/announcement 

It’s for high school youth, 3 hours in person or 1 hour virtual to sit next to a professional of their career interest. 

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