October 9, 2020

SHELDON HIGH SCHOOL

IRISH NATION NEWSLETTER

October 9, 2020

WELCOME TO THE 2020-21 SCHOOL YEAR

The Sheldon High School “Irish Nation Newsletter” goes home every other Friday and is one of the best ways to share our exciting and upcoming events and school information with our Sheldon families and students. Please make sure you bookmark the Sheldon website and the 4J Eugene School District and spend some time familiarizing yourself with both. You will find numerous tools for parents and students, as well as updates about our Career & Counseling Center, Clubs and Athletics. Please consider following us on Facebook and Instagram @SheldonHighSchool4J

SHELDON BUILDING INFORMATION – As a reminder, Sheldon High School is not open to the public. Staff is in the building between the hours of 7:30 am – 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday, and staff are checking both email and phone lines to respond to questions. You can reach our main office at 541-790-6600.

Please use the FAQ page on the Sheldon website for answers to commonly asked questions found here Sheldon FAQ

To support our general fund please follow this link Sheldon General School Support

SCHOOL MESSENGER – Sheldon will be using School Messenger to stay connected with families. Please make sure you are signed up to receive all necessary notifications and communications. Visit the site here https://go.schoolmessenger.com/#/account/login to sign up or log in (upper right hand corner of website). Review your settings and make any necessary additions or changes in your preferences (upper left hand corner of website, once you’ve logged in). In order to get the information sent from Sheldon, you will want to make a positive selection in the “General” tile.

You can also visit the 4J Website for more information here Auto-dialer

CLASS DROPS – Students have until Monday, October 12th to complete the drop process and have no mark on their transcript for a dropped Term 1 class. Students who submit completed drop forms on Tuesday, October 13th or later will have a mark on their transcript with a WD (Withdraw – if dropping with a passing grade) or WF (Withdraw/Fail if dropping with a failing grade). Parent/Guardian permission to drop is required. Students should reach out to parent and teacher before submitting a form. School counselors will then follow up. Please call the office to make arrangements to return textbooks and/or class materials.

The student is responsible for attending classes until the result of this petition to drop is known, and the student sees the class removed from the schedule in StudentVue. If this “Class Drop” is not approved and the student does not attend the class, the student may receive a failing grade for the term.

Athletes: Students need to have passed four classes the prior trimester and be enrolled in four classes (for 2.0 credits) in the trimester of their sport season.

Class Drop forms are available on our website under the Career & Counseling Center tab, and via the following link: Class Drop Form

Please contact your school counselor with any questions.

COLLEGE AND CAREER CENTER – Please find information here Career Center and updated college visits can be found here College Visits

Kiddzone Day Care Center in Eugene is hiring! Kiddzone is looking for high school students to assist with tutoring and childcare in the afternoons. Contact Kim Johannsen johannsen_k@4j.lane.edu with questions. Please submit a resume, in person, to Terri Cardone at:

Kiddzone

2691 Turnbull Lane

Eugene, OR 97401

YEARBOOK – The start of this year has been very busy for everyone. Yearbook has been doing our best to document the beginning of the year despite these trying times. Our number one goal is to document how students, families and staff have been affected by this challenging year, and how things have remained the same.

Purchasing the yearbook – Sheldon families can purchase books now through the school website. Early bird orders can purchase the book for $55.00 until December 31st. Any purchases after December 31st will see an increase to $65.00. The link to purchase our school’s yearbook https://www.yearbookordercenter.com/ . Click the link and then type in the school code 12046 or search by school name.

Further questions regarding the purchasing or prices of yearbook can be sent to: yearbooksheldon@gmail.com

Senior Packet – Seniors stay tuned for senior packets. They are coming soon! They will be sent out digitally within the next few weeks. Keep checking your school emails!

Student Input (google forms) – The yearbook team is dedicated to making the yearbook accurately represent the diverse community we are at Sheldon! To do so, we need your support. We ask all students to please fill out this form so we know what YOU want to see in the 2020-21 book.

By returning this form you ensure that no group goes unrepresented. Here is the link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1UxFKlbMxi7DAaWC5PEjU9iiX4UR0qQOk5-pYMwniOLw/edit

In the last newsletter we posted some surveys about the summer activities, and they are still open for responses! Here are the links for those. These are not required, but responses are always appreciated.

Please make sure to download the eshare app to send the yearbook team photos of school activities, and follow the yearbook instagram @sheldonyearbook2021. The Yearbook website is https://shs.4j.lane.edu/yearbook-2020-2021/

SENIORS – Please visit Miners Graduate Services here Miners Graduation for all your senior and graduation supplies.

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

AMAZON WISH LISTSheldon Amazon Wishlist

4J WRAPAROUND INFORMATIONWraparound

SHELDON CLUBS – Clubs are a wonderful way for students to connect to school and to peers who share like interests. These kinds of opportunities support student social emotional growth provide extensions for learning and are just plain fun. During comprehensive distance learning, our clubs will continue to meet virtually. We encourage your student to explore the many clubs and organizations. Sheldon Clubs 2020 If your student has an interest and we don’t have a club; no problem! Completing this short form is the first step to starting a new club. Club form

SHELDON BOOSTERS – Check out Sheldon’s Boosters on Facebook and Instagram to purchase Sheldon apparel. We are making deliveries!

www.eScrip.com – Sign up and select Sheldon Boosters and register all cards that you will use to shop with. Anytime you will be shopping online, check the Online Mall for merchants that give money back on your purchases to the Boosters, but also give you great discounts. Our Local eScrip supporters are Market of Choice and Dicky’s BBQ giving up to 4% back on purchases.

www.amazon.com – If you have an Amazon or Amazon Prime account it is super easy to sign up for Amazon Smile and select Sheldon Boosters to support. The mission of the Sheldon Boosters Club is to enhance and enrich the educational and extracurricular opportunities offered to Sheldon High School students by providing assistance to the school’s activities and athletic programs.

EUGENE PUBLIC LIBRARY CARDS / Sign Up Now – Thanks to a new partnership between the Eugene School District 4J and the Eugene Public Library, all 4J students may get a library card. The registration form was mailed home as an insert in the school calendar. Please mail in the signed form (postage is prepaid) and a library card will be sent to you. This will give students access to all of the library’s physical holdings (books, dvds, cds, video games, etc.) as well as full digital access to ebooks, audiobooks, and database information. You may also sign up for digital access only by calling the public library at 541-6825450.

CORONAVIRUS INFORMATION – Thank you for being so patient during this challenging time. You can find information regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) by visiting 4JCoronavirus