February 19, 2021

SHELDON HIGH SCHOOL

IRISH NATION NEWSLETTER

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

BUILDING

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

SENIORS

Seniors that ordered a sweatshirt, tassel, lanyard, key chain, etc., should call Miners Grad and make an appointment to pick up your items today!

WINTER WEATHER

It’s 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.

FREE SCHOOL MEALS:

  • Include Dinner too!
  • Full details here
  • No income requirements or application. Serving Times: Mon–Fri, 10:45a.m. – 2:00p.m.
  • Go to ANY of the 10 locations. Students do not need to be present.
  • Apply to get meals delivered here.

Help the Sheldon Food Pantry by donating here

COFFEE CHATS

Coffee Chats with Maria Covernali, 4J School Social Worker. Every 1st Thursday from 6-7PM 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

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

OSAC (Oregon Student Assistance Commission): 600+ Scholarships with ONE application

February 22, 2021: (UPDATED) 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 are 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:

  • 5 GPA minimum
  • Complete the FAFSA and choose a community college within
  • Complete the application prior to June 1st
  • 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)

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 here, though no student will be awarded more than one scholarship.

YEARBOOK

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.

Purchasing the yearbook:

Sheldon families can purchase books now through the school website for here

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 Photos:

9th – 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 for step-by-step instructions to get your student’s school picture included in the yearbook this year!

Deadline: 03.08.21

SCHEDULING

The SCHEDULE CORRECTION form is now open for Tri-3 schedule changes. Students and parents please double check your schedules for Tri-3 and double check that you are enrolled in the correct classes. The Course Correction Form will be closing on March 1, after that, no course corrections will be allowed unless initiated by a counselor or administrator. Find the Tri-3 correction form under the “STUDENT” tab on the Sheldon website, then “Scheduling & Forecasting” then “Tri-3 Schedule Correction Form.”

ATHLETICS

All athletes must register.  Season 2 football, soccer, volleyball, cross country deadline is Monday, February 22. Please visit sheldonirishathletics.com for more information!

STUDENT FORECASTING

During the Wednesday, February 10 and 17 advisories, students in grades 9-11 have been preparing to forecast. This Wednesday, February 24, students will complete that process in advisory. The forecasting forms will be open on Wednesday, February 24 and remain open until Monday, March 1.

Here is the link to the 2021-2022 Curriculum Guide that contains grade level presentations that students first saw in this week’s advisory, as well as the Forecasting forms for grades 10-12. Please pay close attention to page 3 in the guide, because it offers an interactive table of contents and all of the scheduling form links at the bottom of page 3.

For your convenience, here are the forecasting presentations for you to review, but the curriculum guide will offer more information that you will need regarding classes, forecasting, and planning for graduation.

COLLEGE & CAREER CENTER

The Sheldon COLLEGE AND CAREER CENTER is a resource center for students and parents focused on post High School planning. Resources available include information on 2- and 4- year colleges, tech programs, trade schools, scholarships, financial aid, testing, military, NCAA and international/local summer opportunities. It is an excellent opportunity for parents to learn about colleges, scholarship information and resources.

Our new Post Graduate Planning Specialist would love to help you and answer all of your questions regarding post high school planning. You can read the first issue of the Sheldon High School College & Career Center Newsletter here! You can also reach Shiloh Jackson at 541-790-6614 or send her an email at jackson_s@4j.lane.edu

2021–22 SCHOOL CHOICE Information

In Eugene School District 4J, families may choose their school, provided space is available. Students may enroll in their neighborhood school or request to transfer to a different school. Options include alternative, language immersion and other neighborhood schools.

Please visit 4J schools for information on specific programs and schools.

Click here for 2021–22 school choice information.

COVID-19 TESTING

FREE COVID-19 TESTING for 4J families, staff and community members will be offered at the 4J Education Center, 200 N. Monroe St, every other week through August. Testing is provided by the University of Oregon, and is a self-collected shallow nasal swab. Results will be available within 2–4 days.

Testing is free and available to everyone regardless of insurance or immigration status. It is offered on a first-come, first-served basis; no appointments will be available. Preregistration is recommended, but not required: blogs.uoregon.edu/osjp/registro.

When: Saturday, February 13 & 27 and continuing every two weeks
Time: 9 a.m.–12 p.m.
Where: 4J Education Center, 200 N. Monroe St.

Information & to register click here

CLASS OF 2021 CHECKLIST

Important considerations for seniors can be found here.