Irish Nation Newsletter 05.29.2020

SHELDON HIGH SCHOOL

IRISH NATION NEWSLETTER

May 29, 2020

SHELDON NEWS

Sheldon Website – Please make sure you are connecting with us via the updated Sheldon website. Visit Distance Learning for All to get all your important Distance Learning information.

Peer Navigator – You’re invited to apply to become a 2020-21 Peer Navigator! Applications are due 8:00 am, Monday June 1, 2020. Peer Navigators help 9th graders feel welcome, supported, and confident with starting high school at Sheldon. Peer Navigators enjoy working with all kinds of people, taking leadership roles and responsibilities, and creating positivity and fun! Rising 9th-11th grade students can apply for one or more of the three types of these leadership positions available:

  • Summer Bridge – Training Dates and Program Dates and Times TBD, possibly 9am-11am and 1-3pm July 20th-Aug14th. Both 2 and/or 4-week positions may be offered. Finalized details will be shared as soon as they are available. In the past, navigators have earned a $200 stipend for this position. It is our hope that this year they will receive the same amount. In the past, Bridge navigators have worked with small groups of students, lead activities, shared high school success experiences and advice, created school scavenger hunts, and more!
  • Registration Day – August 25th. In past years, navigators earned volunteer hours for leading tours, greeting parents and students, and other activities as needed. NHS members should sign up through NHS to earn NHS volunteer hours.

9th Grade Day – Sept. 8th. Training day and time TBA. Navigators earn volunteer hours. In the past, navigators have lead tours and get-to-know-you activities, answered students’ FAQs, helped open lockers, showed the way to classes, and generally provided a welcoming first day for freshmen. Online application link

EEF Awards Grant(s) to Sheldon High School – Eugene Education Foundation’s Board of Directors approved Sheldon High School’s grant proposal for $5000 for 9th Grade Mentors in 2019-2020. Funds from this grant that were unused due to school closure will roll over into 2020-21. This grant support is in addition to donor- earmarked gifts for Sheldon High School through EEF, thanks to the support of community businesses and individuals who see the value in public education. Some of our dreams remain unfulfilled here at Sheldon High School. If you have not already made a gift this year, would you consider doing so now? Make your check payable to “/EEF” and mail it to Eugene Education Foundation, P.O. Box 1015, Eugene, Oregon 97440. You can also contribute by credit card or monthly bank transfers. For more information go to https://eeflane.org or call 541-790-7744.

Yearbook – The yearbook has gone to print! Due to COVID-19 and social-distancing, the yearbook will not be delivered by the anticipated delivery date. However, we will be sure to get information out as soon as we know about safe distribution from the school this summer. We still have a limited number of yearbooks available for $65.Please email us if you have any questions – sheldonybk@gmail.com

ACE Awards – Congratulations to Sheldon’s ACE Award nominees: Lisa Albrich, Nancy Anderson, Tory Guenther, Diana Jurasevich, Brian Kuzma, Ron Lampe, Mike Washburn and Mary-Ellen Youngblood-Lee. We’re excited to announce that the ACE Award nominees will be honored and champions named in a live online

celebration on Tuesday, June 2 at 6 pm – Live streamed on facebook.com/4Jschools 2020 ACE Awards Ceremony progra

Irish Night of Giving – Every year Sheldon Booster is excited to offer the Michael Johnson Irish Night of Giving Scholarship in the amount of $1,500. This year we voted to select two students who best represent what Irish Night of Giving is all about. We are pleased to announce that Jaden Doolittle and Abraham Iboa-Garcia are this years recipients of the Michael Johnson Irish Night of Giving Scholarship for 2019/2020.

National Honor Society NEW Members – Sophomores and Juniors with a GPA of 3.6 or higher and have an interest in leadership and community service are encouraged to apply for National Honor Society for the next school year. Please look for application packets being sent to your home soon!!

Across Oregon – University of Oregon is hosting a Hangout session next Monday, 6/1. If your students are interested, they can register here.

LCCTuition-Free Summer Course Opportunity at Lane Community College

SENIORS / GRADUATION

Final Transcript Requests – Directions

Seniors – Request your Final transcript to go to the “SCHOOL YOU WILL ATTEND”.

1. Go to your Naviance account home page
2. Select: Colleges I am Applying to
3. Under your “list” of colleges, see the heading, “College I am attending”
4. Select the drop down “arrow” to choose the FINAL COLLEGE
5. Select “UPDATE” on the right to make the selection FINAL
6. Next, click on +REQUEST TRANSCRIPT
7. A new page opens. Select the type “FINAL” and the COLLEGE of choice. Click DONE.

8. Click REQUEST AND FINISH. Success!

For questions regarding college applications and transcript requests via Naviance, students should contact their school counselors. The official graduation date is June 11. The Sheldon Registrar, Amy Hendrickson, will be sending all final transcripts through the Naviance portal in late June. If the receiving College cannot accept an electronic transcript through the portal and a paper copy must be sent, please contact the Registrar.

Diplomas – The legal first, middle, and last name is typically listed on the diploma. If you would like your diploma to omit the middle name or use just the middle initial, or if you have any questions regarding name on diploma, please contact the Sheldon Registrar, Amy Hendrickson, at hendrickson_a@4j.lane.edu or 541- 790-6607. Diplomas will be mailed to the student’s home address in July. Please be sure that the Sheldon Registrar has a current address. We will notify families as soon as the diplomas are in the mail.

 

Virtual Graduation Ceremony for Sheldon High School will be made available on June 11th at 6:30 pm with the International High School’s ceremony beginning at 8:15. The District is working to broadcast respective events from the District’s Facebook page. Your student will be receiving an email regarding Virtual graduation. Please make sure they are checking their 4J EMAIL so the information can be submitted timely and accurately.

Celebrating High School Seniors – Please consider adding your photo to the KEZI Celebrating HS Seniors page at https://www.kezi.com/content/contests/570207751.html#/gallery

Senior Fees – If you have a senior with outstanding fees, please look for an email next week from the Finance Office. Normally, these fees would be posted in the front office by student ID, because of the shut-down we will be reaching out to each family individually. Next week’s email will not include fines/fees for library or

textbooks as books are still coming in. The outstanding fees will need to be paid in order to receive their diploma in the mail in July. Finance will let you know the total amount owed and methods of payment.

 

Senior Athletes – One of the many senior events that was cancelled this spring acknowledged the accomplishments of our senior athletes who will be continuing their sport in college. Senior Signing day. In lieu of this event we have created a recognition video that is attached and can be found here. A list of these seniors has also been shared with our local and state media outlets. Congratulations to these amazing athletes.

Senior Distribution took place on Wednesday, May 20 at Sheldon High School. If your graduating senior did not pick up their items, please call Sheldon to arrange a time and day to pick up.

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.

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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OR, please consider donating the following items for baskets or individual items to be raffled off daily during the week leading up to graduation, 06.08 – 06.11: Mini fridge, mini microwave, small a/c unit, dust buster; or basket ideas – laundry basket (hangers, soap, etc), Cleaning basket (Lysol wipes, toilet brust, dusters, etc), Movie night, UofO, OSU, Eugene, Dorm room (contact strips, desk items, fan, etc), Shower basket (flip flops, 1st aid items,etc), GIFT CARDS (any amount). The winners will be drawn through the Sheldon Seniors (sheldonseniors2020) and Sheldon High School (sheldon.highschool) Instagram accounts. Winners will receive their prizes at the parade or arrangements can be made for later pick up/delivery. Please contact Jonna Leighton for information –  jonchril@yahoo.com

Parade/Caravan for the Class of 2020 – Please see the attached flyer filled with important information and a route map for family and friends that would like to join in and celebrate your graduating senior!! Staff members of Sheldon are encouraged to join the parade to send the seniors off in style!

EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES

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

FREE ebooks and audiobooks available here! (Sign in to your 4J Google account first to access the document.)

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. NOTE – ALL library and text overdue fines have been waived.

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

COMMUNITY RESPONDER

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 Neuman_t@4j.lane.edu

COMMUNITY RESOURCES

FREE FOOD BOXES for 4J families – We’re distributing 1,540 food boxes through the USDA Farmers to Families program at seven grab-and-go meal sites: Arts & Technology Academy, South Eugene High School, ECCO, and Chavez, Howard, Holt, and Awbrey Park elementary schools. Families can pick up a free food box (one per family) at any of these seven locations. Similar to the student grab-and-go meal distribution, there are no income requirements and students do not need to be present. This week’s food boxes include deli meat, dairy products, fruits and vegetables. We are deeply grateful to our local partners SnoTemp Cold Storage, Emerald Fruit & Produce and McDonald Wholesale, who stepped up to provide cold storage and delivery at no charge. We couldn’t provide this assistance to our families without your help. Thank you! #4JBetterTogether

Rental Assistance – Please see the information below about 2 funds that are working to gather donations to help families with rental assistance. This assistance is only for immigrant families who are not eligible for the federal stimulus package – undocumented families and mixed status families.

  • Centro Latino Americano (Lane County only)
    • Please visit our webpage and click on the “Donate” button on the right hand side of the page https://centrolatinoamericano.org/
    • Be sure to indicate in which way you would like your donation to be used (i.e. rental assistance, covid-19, food pantry, diaper pantry, general use, etc).
  • Oregon Worker Relief Fund (statewide)
  • Update: Today (4/23), the Oregon State Legislature had an emergency board session and they allocated $10 million to this fund. This is very exciting! We hope to connect our Lane County community to this fund as well.

     

Food Resource List from the Advocacy and Outreach Workers of Lane County – Food banks, food pantries, 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 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. To see our pantry locator, visit Food Pantry Map.

Possible COVID-19 updates are listed below.

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

Pantries:

  • Bethel Food Pantry at Bethesda Lutheran Church, EugeneNormal distribution hours; food boxes only; no shopping, no entry into building
  • Catholic Community Services, EugeneProviding 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 info@whitebirdclinic.org

 

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.

The City of Eugene has been working on ways to connect with youth and families during this time. A project we are currently working on is creating craft/activity kits for families to take home at no cost. We would be assembling the kits observing the most current safety protocols, and setting up pick-up locations around the city. We are specifically looking at food distribution sites as potential locations to set up a table, tell families what we’re doing, how it works, and sending them home with one of our kits. We will be passing out kits 06/01/20 – 06/04/20 during lunch distribution.

 

DISTRICT NEWS

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

Technology – In an effort to help solve some student technology problems more quickly, we would like you to invite you to take a look at the links below. This form will help gather a lot of the information that we’ve currently been spending valuable time researching and going back and forth gathering in emails. In particular, by filling out the school name the system will be able to immediately notify the assigned TSS for your school.

Website with documentation and quick sheets: https://technologysupport.4j.lane.edu

 

Support Request Form: https://technologysupport.4j.lane.edu/student-support/

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 2020census.gov  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 2020census.gov/es para obtener más información.

Elevate Calendar Flyer

Build from this COVID-19 Youth ERA

Parade information with route

Symposium 2020 Schedule

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Shamrocking