Irish Nation Newsletter 05.01.2020



May 1, 2020


Yellow Jacket Trapping – Every summer yellow jacket nests become a safety issue for 4J students, staff and community members, requiring risky nest removal, extensive labor and occasional chemical treatments. As a preventative measure, Facilities has placed non-toxic pheromone yellow jacket traps out at schools to attempt to reduce

the number of nests that are established annually. Though these traps are intrinsically safe for staff, students and beneficial pollinators, the pheromone attractant is considered a pesticide and we are required to notify all staff, faculty,

adult students, parents or guardians of minor students of their use.


Yearbook – The yearbook will be going to print SOON! There are a limited number of yearbooks still available for $65.Please email us if you have any questions –


A Sheldon Community Responder is a volunteer that responds to “alerts” sent by the 15th Night Coordinator at Sheldon High School for needs specific to Sheldon High School students that have not been met by internal school resources. These type of alerts would be for items such as clothing, shoes, small household items, food or bedding. A Sheldon High School Community Responder would receive a text message indicating a need. If the Responder can provide the need, they respond to the text message and work with the Sheldon High School Coordinator to secure and deliver the item. Please contact Trista Neuman at


Homes for Good – Now accepting applications to be placed on a waiting list for affordable 3-bedroom duplexes for low-income households. Rent and utilities are based upon 30% of household income. Residents pay for electricity only. Water, sewer, and garbage are included with the rent. Move-in costs include a prorated first month’s rent along with a $575.00 deposit. Homes for Good can assist applicants with obtaining a loan for the deposit, repayable over six months at a reasonable interest rate. A small dog or cat is allowed with a $200 deposit and an approved pet application. Units include yards, washer-dryer hookups, and ductless heat pumps. The duplexes line both sides of the streets at North First St., Mill St., West Olympic St., Water St., Kelly Blvd., West Quinalt St., Prescott Ln., McPherson Pl. and West Fairview Dr.

Paper applications can requested by mail or fax by contacting 541-682-3755. Applications can be submitted via email, fax, mail, or dropping off a physical copy to our office through the mail slot. The application closing date may be extended, depending upon the response.

To qualify, applicants need to meet low-income guidelines for Public Housing:

For applications while the waitlist is open, go to:

Food Resource List from the Advocacy and Outreach Workers of Lane County – Food

congregate meal sites, and similar hunger-relief programs are considered essential services and are exempt from Governor Kate Brown’s orders to Stay Home, Save Lives, as well as the restrictions on public gatherings banks, food pantries, and food service facilities.

FOOD for Lane County (FFLC) continues to distribute food to our network of partner agencies. We are in regular contact with our partners to monitor for any closures or changes to normal operations. Additionally, we continue to receive updates from Lane County health officials, Oregon Health Authority, and Oregon Food Bank. Visit

Pantry Map to see our pantry locator; possible COVID-19 updates are listed below.

We strongly recommend clients contact an agency in advance to confirm their hours of operation. 


• Bethel Food Pantry at Bethesda Lutheran Church, Eugene
Normal distribution hours; food boxes only; no shopping, no entry into building

• Catholic Community Services, Eugene
Providing food boxes Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

• Catholic Community Services, Springfield
Providing food boxes Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm Not open on Saturdays until further notice

• Community Sharing
Normal distribution hours; food boxes only; no shopping

• Crossfire Hands of Hope, Springfield
Opening April 2 for extra distribution
Food boxes only; no shopping, no entry into building

• Daily Bread, Eugene
Normal distribution hours; food boxes only; no shopping

• Eugene Faith Center
Planned reopening on May 14

• Florence Food Share
Normal distribution hours; food boxes only; no shopping Effective March 23 through April 28, closed on Monday evenings

• God’s Food Box, Alvadore
CLOSED, except for food boxes provided by appointment
Call 541-225-8115 or 541-915-8437 to arrange an appointment

• God’s Storehouse, Harrisburg
CLOSED for March, except for food boxes provided in an emergency and by appointment Call 541-359-5529 to arrange an appointment

• Helping Hand, Marcola
April 17: Additional pantry day added. Otherwise, normal hours
Check-in at 9:00am, food distributed at 10:00am; Food boxes only; no entry into building

• McKenzie River Food Pantry
Now opens at 3pm; food boxes only; no entry into building

• Salvation Army Eugene
Effective March 11: Normal hours; food boxes only; no entry into building

• Vincent de Paul Food Room
Effective March 18: Normal hours; food boxes only; no entry into building

• Triangle Food Box, Blachly
March 20: Normal hours; food boxes only; no entry into building

• Up River Pantry, Dorena/Culp Creek
April 3: Additional pantry day added on the first Friday of the month

Meal sites:

  • FFLC Dining Room, Eugene- Beginning March 16: Will provide up to 200 to-go meals beginning at noon; first come first served; no entry into restaurant
  • Ebbert Memorial, Springfield Normal hours; meals to go only
  • Hope Center, Eugene CLOSED
  • Sunday Interfaith Breakfast (First Christian Church), Eugene
    CLOSED—details forthcoming on a Downtown Food Hub supported by Sunday Interfaith Breakfast
  • Shepherd’s Hand, Junction City
    Both meal sites are closed through April 13
  • Mary’s Breakfast, Eugene CLOSED

Trillium Produce Plus:

  • Bethel Farm, Eugene
    Beginning 3/16, open every Tuesday and Friday, 11am – 3pm All other sites closed until further notice.

White Bird Clinic – Please find updated info on the status of community resources in operation during the COVID-19 crisis here White Bird Clinic. This is changing daily, as folks modify their hours and services to prevent the spread of the virus. We will update this information daily as the situation is rapidly changing. Send updates to

Looking Glass Community Services – Station 7 continues to provide largely the same services we provided previous to Covid-19, we are just screening clients upon entry by taking temperature and assessing for Covid-19 symptoms and then we are practicing CDC and HUD recommended guidelines within shelter as far as social distancing and sanitizing goes. We are able to take youth 11-21 at Station 7 but youth 18+ have to be in their own room (or in a room with only other 18+) and we have to prioritize 11-17 so we take those 18+ stays on a night by night basis depending on our room availability. We also continue to operate the 24/7 crisis phone and texting line for the agency. Please visit the website for information Looking Glass Community Services.


Get Moving – the Portland Trail Blazers are offering Virtual PE to keep students (and everyone) active and healthy!

Google Classroom: Instructions on how to access or set up Google Classroom can be found here: Google Classroom Instructions

ABC-CLIO – Explore outside the classroom. Students, continue you learning virtually! Discover video lessons, quizzes, and activities from ABC-CLIO’s databases that align to your classwork for spring topics in American History, American Government, and World History.

Eugene Public Library: currently signing up anyone for a library card by calling via phone (541) 357-7082, regardless of whether they live in the city limits or not. These cards would expire when we reopen to the public again. Once we reopen, card holders would need to pay the regular non-resident fee for continued access. But they don’t have to pay for using a card during the time the library is closed. These cards would give access to digital collections, including eBooks, eAudiobooks, movies, etc.

College Board: College Board Coronavirus Update

Wi-Fi Hotspots: Depending on your proximity to participating businesses and open spaces, you might have another option for free internet access: wireless internet hotspots. If you live in an area serviced by Comcast Xfinity or Charter Spectrum, you may be able to access one of their public Wi-Fi hotspots. Please note that this information does not apply to residential hotspots. Wi-Fi Hotspot Information


School Choice – In District Lottery 2020-2021

All Oregon schools are closed through April 28 under Oregon Governor Kate Brown’s Executive Order 20-08, due to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. 4J schools and the district office are closed to the public, and staff are working remotely. For information about supports for 4J students and families during the extended school closure, please visit our website at . Eugene School District 4J is committed to welcoming families from other school districts to apply to attend 4J schools through the inter-district transfer lottery. We have pushed back the deadline to apply for the 2020-2021 inter-district transfer lottery from March 31, 2020 to April 30, 2020 to make sure that all families have the opportunity to apply for a transfer statewide school closure. The new application deadline for the inter- district transfer lottery is Thursday, April 30, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. All families who applied for the inter-district transfer lottery in March and April will be notified of their lottery placements by May 15, 2020.

After May 1, please log into your school choice account every 2-3 days to check your account dashboard for updates on applications. Please be aware that system email notifications may be sent by your system filter to SPAM/JUNK folders. A parent or guardian must accept a seat offer within 5 business days or the system will automatically decline the offer. You can log into your account dashboard at . Or, the 4J School Choice website contains a link to the application and more information on out of district transfers at . Please feel free to contact with questions regarding the 4J School Choice program.

4J Office of Equity – Link to the Updated Calendar of Events

2020 Census: Every Kid Counts – Every 10 years, everyone living in the United States is asked to complete a simple questionnaire that asks for basic information about all the people in their home. The 2020 U.S. Census will determine congressional representation, inform hundreds of billions in federal funding including for schools and families, and provide data that will impact communities for the next decade. Families will receive a letter in the mail in March, telling you how to participate in the head count. Responding to the census is important, it’s easy, and it’s confidential. You can complete the census form online, by phone, or by mail. Children under the age of 5 are often missed. All kids count on the 2020 Census, no matter their ages. Make sure to count every child living in your home on April 1 on your census form. Visit to learn more.

Censo 2020: Cada niño cuenta – Cada 10 años, a todos los que viven en los Estados Unidos se les pide que completen un cuestionario simple con información básica sobre las personas en su hogar. La ciudadanía no importa, solo dónde viven. El Censo 2020 determinará la representación en el Congreso, informará a cientos de billones en fondos federales, incluso fondos para escuelas y familias, y proporcionará datos que impactarán a las comunidades durante la próxima década. Las familias recibirán una carta por correo en marzo, informándole cómo participar en el recuento. Responder al censo es importante, es fácil y es confidencial. Puede completar el formulario del censo en línea, por teléfono o por correo. Los niños menores de 5 años son frecuentemente extrañados. Todos los niños cuentan con el Censo 2020, sin importar su edad. Asegúrese de contar a cada niño que vive en su hogar el 1 de abril en su formulario de censo. Visite para obtener más información.


Recognition – The District is making plans to recognize the graduating Seniors. More information will be coming.

Shamrocking – Do you want to celebrate your senior or your athlete? Maybe it’s time for a birthday? Please see the attached flyer to celebrate that special moment in your student’s life.

Miners Graduate Services – Please contact Miners Graduate Services regarding your graduation announcement order through or give them a call at 541-689-4588. They will make safe arrangements for you to pick up your order at a time that works. We are working to set up a time for Announcements, Caps and Gowns to be available for pick up at Sheldon. Information to will be shared when a date is set.

Senior Grad Party – The Planning Committee is looking for monetary donations to provide items for a “congratulatory” graduation gift box for the 320 “Sheldon 2020 Graduates.” If you would like to help, please send donations to Sheldon High School, ATTN Grad Party, 2455 Willakenzie, Eugene, OR 97401, call Kristen Natt at 541-790-6600 for more information. Venmo payments can be made here:


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