February 5, 2021



February 05, 2021

The Sheldon High School “Irish Nation Newsletter” is sent home every other week and is one of the best ways to share our 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. Please consider following us on Facebook and Instagram @SheldonHighSchool4J


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. You can find the new Distribution page on the Sheldon website, right next to the Event Calendar!

Please use the UPDATED 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


Please visit http://www.sheldonirishathletics.com/ for the most up to date information about what is happening in athletics. Be sure to sign up for text alerts, as well!

Signing day recognition’s can be found here https://sheldonirishathletics.com/main/featured/


English – Wraparound

Spanish – Wraparound

COFFEE CHATS- See English & Spanish Flyer

Coffee Chats with Maria Covernali, 4J School Social Worker. Every 1st Thursday from 67PM on Zoom in English. Themes: Emotional and Community Support for guardians.

Cafecitos de Apoyo con Maria Covernali, La Trabajadora Escolar del 4J. Caca 1 Miercoles de 6-7PM en Zoom en el Español. Temas: La Salud Emocional y El Apoyo Comuniatrio


Want to make a direct donation – follow this link https://www.schoolpay.com/link/Food-Pantry


Miner’s Grad Products – Student’s that ordered a sweatshirt, tassel, lanyard, keychain, etc., should call Miner’s Grad and make an appointment to pick your products up today! We are not able to distribute from the school, at this time. Miners Grad


OSAC (Oregon Student Assistance Commission) – 600+ Scholarships with ONE Application found here https://app.oregonstudentaid.gov

  • February 16, 2021: Priority deadline for Early Bird
        • If error-free, enter a drawing for a $1000 scholarship; many available, by 5:00 PM (PST)
  • March 1, 2021: FINAL deadline
        • OSAC Scholarship Applications & all required documents must be submitted to OSAC by 5:00 PM (PST)

How to “deliver” your transcript from Sheldon: CHECK the box that says you’re requesting your transcript from your high school. No need to download request form! We will upload the transcripts on your behalf.

Oregon Promise – TWO (almost) free years of community college

Must have:

  • 2.5 GPA minimum
  • Complete FAFSA (www.fafsa.gov) and choose a community college within
  • Complete APPLICATION prior to June 1st https://app.oregonstudentaid.gov/ 
  • APPLY at a community college in Oregon (choose from 17 different institutions that have transfer degrees and many technical, beauty and certification programs)
  • Start community college in the 2021 Fall Term (do look at Oregon Promise calculator if you graduate early)

Eugene Education Association – Please help us attract the best to join us as teachers! This year the Eugene Education Association will offer three $1000 scholarships to high school seniors who are interested in teaching as a career. In an effort to recruit a more diverse teaching force, EEA is continuing to offer a scholarship for students of color who want to become educators. This scholarship is also for $1000. BIPOC (Black, Indigenous & People of Color) students can apply for the Future Teacher scholarship and the Future BIPOC Teacher Scholarship on the same application, though no student will be awarded more than one scholarship.

The EEA Scholarship Committee will make the awards based upon these criteria:

  1. Interest in teaching as a career
  2. Evidence of academic achievement
  3. Involvement in school and community
  4. References from two (2) teachers, and
  5. A brief essay.

Application materials are attached to this email or can be found on the EEA Website. All applications are due Friday, March 5, 2021 by 5:00pm

Joe McCall Memorial Scholarship – Application attached to this newsletter. Please look at requirements.

FAFSA – Families in need of help completing the FAFSA, please see the attached flyers in English and Spanish.


If you have any content ideas or know of a great story you’d like to see in the yearbook this year, please contact yearbooksheldon@gmail.com. We’d love to include you in the yearbook. Please upload any winter break/holiday pictures.

Purchasing the yearbook – Sheldon families can purchase books now through the school website for $65.00. The link to purchase our school’s yearbook https://www.schoolpay.com/link/2021-yearbook

Eshare app – Please make sure to download the eshare app HJ eShare APP; our school code: Sheldon. Be sure to send the yearbook team photos of school activities, and follow the yearbook Instagram sheldonyearbook2021. The Yearbook website is Yearbook

2020-21 School Year Photos9th grade through 11th grade students, yearbook wants your portrait! The Yearbook staff wants to include every student in the yearbook, but without traditional student images, we need your help! Please see the flyer attached here for step-by-step instructions to get your student’s school picture included in the yearbook this year! Deadline: 03.08.21

WINTER WEATHER – http://www.4j.lane.edu/weather/

Winter weather is on its way! Here is some key information families need to know.

When hazardous weather is a concern, decisions regarding schedule changes are made in the early morning, before school, when current weather conditions can be assessed. Decisions are made district wide and are the same for every 4J school.

Our main concern is the safety of our students and staff. We also believe students and families are best served when schools are open. We will always do our best to make the best decision possible, taking into account all of the factors.