June 19, 2020



June 19, 2020


Virtual Graduation Ceremony for Sheldon High School went “live” on June 11th at 6:30 pm along with the other four local high schools and Eugene International High School. You are encouraged to visit the Sheldon website here https://shs.4j.lane.edu/ and watch our Sheldon grads all over again!!

Talisman2020 Senior Issue

Senior PARADE was a huge success! Thank you to Cindy Davis for making it possible. Your connection with the community and the parent group was invaluable and made the last day for the Sheldon grads, family and staff one they will speak of for years to come. Clearly, this is a model that will be followed year after year!

Thank you to those who submitted their special photos of the day. Please take a look at the photo album here Sheldon Graduation Parade 2020

Final Transcript Requests

Seniors – An issue with Naviance has been fixed and you should now be able to make a Final Transcript request:

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!

The Sheldon Registrar, Amy Hendrickson, will begin sending 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 at hendrickson_a@4j.lane.edu or 541-790-6607.

Diplomas – In order to receive a diploma, seniors must be clear of fines/books/technology with the school. If you have any questions on what is owed, please contact Sheldon at 541-790-6600. Diplomas (for students who are clear) 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.


Summer Office Hours – Eugene 4J School District school campuses have been closed since March 16, 2020. This will continue through the summer. Should you have questions or concerns, please call the main office at 541-790-6600 and leave a message – we will answer the messages on a daily basis.

National Honor Society NEW Members – Incoming Juniors and Seniors 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 applications being mailed out TUESDAY, June 23, 2020!!

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 if you have any questions sheldonybk@gmail.com .

4J Office of Equity Updatehttps://www.smore.com/n8g0f

Summer Bridge Cancellation announcement

Dear Ninth Grade Students and Families,

We hope this message finds you well, safe, and ready to enjoy the summer. We are writing to let you know that, regretfully, we are not able to facilitate Summer Bridge this summer. Given the health and safety guidelines laid out late last week by Oregon Department of Education (ODE), we simply do not have the staff and facilities required to offer in-person instruction and to comply with the guidelines laid out before us.

This has not been an easy decision, but after extensive planning and review of the ODE guidelines, we cannot, in good faith, move forward with Summer Bridge. For over a decade, the 4J Summer Bridge Program has been a hallmark of ninth grade transition and support. Please trust that if we could facilitate Summer Bridge in a manner that is safe and compliant with state regulations, while at the same time, provides a meaningful opportunity for students, we would absolutely do so. Unfortunately, it is just not possible.

We have received guidelines from ODE for re-opening schools in the fall, and we are now dedicating our time to the extensive planning that is required for students to return to school in September. These plans will include much of the content we hoped to provide in Summer Bridge. We will be sharing more information to all ninth-grade students and families in the coming weeks.

There is another opportunity that may be of interest to your student: HS Summer SAIL@UO

The University of Oregon will be offering their annual UO SAIL program remotely this year. This is an opportunity for students to learn more about college, interact (remotely) with college student mentors and take courses from a wide variety of UO faculty – all especially designed for high school students, including the incoming 9th grade class. In fact, we are strongly encouraging our ninth-grade students to participate in this experience.

This year, 4J will be offering 0.50 credit for students who participate fully in the SAIL activities this summer, meet with their college mentors three times during the school year, and participate in organized recruitment of other students to participate in SAIL in the summer of 2021. We will have technology available (laptops and hotspots) for any 4J student participating in SAIL. If you need technology, please let me know by email (holliday@4j.lane.edu). Once we have confirmed your registration, we will communicate a plan for you to pick up needed technology during the week of July 20, 2020.

You can find out more about SAIL by visiting: https://sail.uoregon.edu/

You can register for the program by clicking: SAIL@UO Registration

After students complete the one-week SAIL summer experience, the UO will give 4J the names of students who fully participated and qualify to complete the other activities to earn high school credit. In August, we will follow up with communication to let you know how your student can sign up to earn the 0.5 credit.

Students~ On behalf of all of the Summer Bridge staff, we appreciate you registering for Summer Bridge, and we are truly disappointed that we will not have the opportunity to get to know you this summer. We are, however, thinking about you and planning activities to welcome and support you as a new high school student in September. Class of 2024, we look forward to meeting you!

Tia Holliday and the Summer Bridge Staff

Direction Service Summer Directory

2020 Direction Service Summer Directory. This resource contains recreation, respite, support, and service opportunities that families of children with disabilities can access.

Direction Service esta interesado en ayudar familias con niños con impedimentos en los programas de verano. Si usted quiere infomación acerca de los programas o de otras actividades en el verano por favor llame al 541-686-5060 y deje su nombre y su numero de telefono.

Wraparound Resource Updates

If a 4J student or family needs assistance from the Wraparound Team during the summer months, they can leave a message for the Wraparound team at 541-790-7717. We will be checking our phone weekly and will get back to people within a few days. We will be down to a staff size of 1 or 2 but we will do our best.

Recursos Comunitarios en Español Organizado por el equipo de “Wraparound” de 4J – junio/2020

Community Resources Organized by the 4J Wraparound Team – June/2020

Links: Spanish ( https://www.smore.com/jytpc ) and English (https://www.smore.com/4dhva)

Project Hope – Save the Date Sunday, August 30th! http://onehopenetwork.org/project-hope
On Saturday, churches partner with a neighborhood schools to prepare the facilities for the upcoming school year. Volunteers provide hundreds of hours of manpower by power washing, weeding, trimming, painting, cleaning, window washing and more!

On Sunday, the next day, more than 90 churches, organizations, and businesses partner in the Back-to-School Giveaway. Through our combined efforts, we have provided approximately 3,000 students yearly with new shoes & socks, backpacks full of school supplies (and more) at five Kids’ Fair Giveaways in the Eugene, Springfield, and Junction City area.

Want to donate? You can send a local student to the Project Hope Giveaway for $25

Help a student begin the new school year with confidence! Your gift provides a local student with a Project Hope ticket, where they will choose new shoes, socks, backpacks filled with school supplies & more.



LCC – Tuition-Free Summer Course Opportunity at Lane Community College. Apply by Monday, June 22nd 2:00 pm; Register by Friday, June 26 2:00 pm.

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 whenwe 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.

Scholarship Awards

The Emerald Empire Kiwanis Club $500 – Natania Suryanata

Gilma Greenhoot Scholarship $3500 – Myah Garcia

Jady Chiakowsky Orthodontics $750 – Meg Haverland

4J MAPS First Generation College Scholarship $1000 – Araceli Vega-Meza

Singer Foundation Scholarship (Varied Amounts) – Whitney Conaghan, Taylor Sisneros, Natania Suryanata

Michael Johnson Irish Night of Giving Scholarship $1500 – Jaden Doolittle, Abraham Iboa-Garcia

The Joe McCall Memorial Scholarship (Varied Amounts) – Araceli Vega-Meza, Lily Stadler, Natania Suryanata, Emily Sales, Naomi Collins, Elijah Routley, Morgan Thomas, Keb Wold, Miriam Pelayo, Michaela Kearney, Jackson Ford, Kenady Leighton

Sheldon High School Boosters Scholarship $1000 – Abraham Iboa-Garcia

Delta Rotary Scholarship (Varied Amounts) – Nicholas Yakovich, Elijah Routley, Emily Sales, Natania Suryanata, Meg Haverland, Taylor Sisneros, Isaac Vasquez

POTENTIAL Work Study – Front Office 2020-2021

The finance office is looking for a potential candidate to fill a work study position, if school resumes as normal in the fall. Interested students with a junior or senior status should apply. Qualifications such as, attention detail, an interest in numbers and finance and availability in the afternoons are also necessary. This is a paid position and will require a background check and finger printing. All interested candidates should submit their resume to Kim Johannsen johannsen_k@4j.lane.edu .


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.


FREE FOOD BOXES for 4J families – We’re distributing 1,540 food boxes through the USDA Farmers to Families program at seve n 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 Wednesday 11-12 PM. 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)

    • Please visit the following webpage to read about the OR Worker Relief Fund and to donate https://www.mrgfoundation.org/oregon-worker-relief-fund/
    • 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.


  • 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 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 Looking Glass Community Services

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Direction Service Summer Directory 2020