Irish Nation Newsletter
December 14, 2022
12.12 Orchestra Concert
12.14 Sheldon Site / SALT Meeting
12.14 Regular School Board Meeting
12.17 - 01.02 - NO SCHOOL (Winter Break)
01.01 - 01.31 - 4J Resident Transfer Request Lottery
01.03 - NO SCHOOL (Staff PD Day)
01.16 - NO SCHOOL (MLK Jr. Day)
01.18 - Regular School Board Meeting
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, KRVM!
The first words ever spoken on FM radio in the PNW were broadcast on 4J's radio station, KRVM, on Dec. 6, 1947. In addition to playing a great variety of music and broadcasting school board meetings, KRVM offers 4J high school students the opportunity to announce songs, master audio editing, create their own podcasts and learn to work as part of a team in a small business environment. Much has changed over the past 75 years, but 4J continues to be proud of KRVM. Thank you listeners who support the station!
KRVM celebrated the milestone by thanking the community with a free concert featuring The Sugar Beets and The Strange Tones at McDonald Theater on Saturday. Missed the show? You can watch it here: https://youtu.be/7Ky9XQRsc6U
- Orders can be placed online at https://minersgrad.com or click on the flyer above to be redirected to this website.
- Graduation announcements and other printed materials will be distributed in early April.
- Cap and gown units will be distributed in early April.
- Class Rings and Letterman Jackets may be ordered online throughout the school year.
- If you have any questions, please contact Miners Graduate Services by email or phone. The contact information is below:
Miners Graduate Services
1885 River Road • Eugene, OR 97404
(541) 689-4588 • firstname.lastname@example.org
Yearbook Ordering Information
he pre-order deadline with the low price of $55 is December 31. The price will increase to $65 on January 1st. Here's a link to schoolpay: https://www.schoolpay.com/pay/for/SHS-202223-Yearbook-/Sl0gP1
Yearbook Name Change Requests
A reminder that requests for a name change in the yearbook must be made by December 2. See the yearbook section on the school's website for details: https://shs.4j.lane.edu/yearbook-2020-2021/
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Sheldon Community Responder
A Sheldon Community Responder is a volunteer that responds to “alerts” sent by the 15th Night Coordinator for needs specific to SHS 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 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 SHS Coordinator to secure and deliver the item.
Contact Trista Neuman at Neuman_t@4j.lane.edu
Toys for Tots
Help fill the bin. Bring new, unwrapped toys for children ages 0-13 and put them in the Toys for Tots bins outside the Sheldon Main Office starting Monday, December 5th.
What happens if you fill ALL 4 BINS by Wednesday, December 14th? You not only help families in need in our community but you earn a 60-minute lunch on Thursday, December 15th!
Staff Member, Kate Tierney
If you are interested in supporting Kate Tierney during her recovery please drop cards of well wishes to the front office. We will make sure to get them to her. Gift Card donations to Trader Joe's and Albertsons are always accepted as they are conveniently located and her favorite places to shop.
Make sure your student's attendance is getting marked accurately and appropriately. You can help by contacting attendance directly at 541-790-6606 or email email@example.com to properly report absences, late arrivals and early dismissals. Leaving a message on the main line or providing a note to a teacher is not an appropriate way to report an absence and can potentially show as unreported.
We welcome your child and your family to Eugene School District 4J! Students may enroll in their neighborhood school or request a school choice transfer to a different school. Options include language immersion, alternative and other neighborhood schools. Read information about each 4J program and school here: 4J schools.
The school choice process is not first come, first served. As long as you submit by the request period deadline, your student will be included in the lottery to determine the order in which transfer offers will be granted.
Find you school district and neighborhood school by your residential address online at www.rlid.org.
See below for information about: School Choice Info for 2022–23 School Year • School Choice Info for 2023–24 School Year• Transfer Lottery • Post-Lottery Request • Transfer/Enrollment Priorities • Temporary Transfer (Change of Address) • Grade 12 Transfer • Other Public School Options • Questions?
Virtual Screening - The Upstanders
WHAT: Virtual screening of The Upstanders
WHEN: Dec. 5–12
WHERE: The Upstanders
MORE INFO: 4j.lane.edu/theupstanders
Eugene School District 4J is pleased to present a virtual screening of the film The Upstanders. The 54-minute documentary explores all sides of cyberbullying, showing the perspectives of those who bully, their victims, families, and the trauma of the bystander. The film features in-depth interviews with kids, families who have lost their children to cyber-bullying-related suicide and the very best experts in the world from prestigious institutions including Stanford University and Child Mind Institute in NYC. The Upstanders also includes two members of Oprah’s 2020 Vision Tour: Jesse Israel of The Big Quiet, and Radha Agrawal of Daybreaker, and author of Belong.
4J families also have the opportunity to watch the film online. The film is recommended for students in grades 4 and above, but younger students are encouraged to attend and have conversations with their parents regarding the topics. The Upstanders is the second in 4J’s four-film series presented this school year to help spur conversations about important social issues faced by today’s youth.
The Upstanders delves deep into cyber-bullying, showing the perspectives of those who bully, their victims, and the trauma of the bystander. Woven through this film is the very personal, first-hand account of a family’s tragic loss that inspired new legislation to turn the tide against this very real epidemic. True stories are featured alongside the latest scientific and medical research and strategies to empower all communities to stand up against bullying.
The 56-minute film features in-depth interviews with kids, families who have lost their children to cyber-bullying-related suicide, and the very best experts in the world from prestigious institutions including Stanford University and Child Mind Institute in NYC. The Upstanders also includes two members of Oprah’s 2020 Vision Tour: Jesse Israel of The Big Quiet, Radha Agrawal of Daybreaker, and author of Belong.
Covid-19 has only acerbated this problem of cyber abuse, by providing a bully-ripe environment of isolation, anxiety, and increased time on screens. Most often driven by pain, bullies are searching for that jolt of power when putting someone else down – and there is plenty of pain going around now.
Through its experts, the film explores
- The science behind cyber-bullying
- Why kids are afraid to admit they are cyber-bullied and what signs to watch for
- Best ways to support your cyber-bullied child
- How to realize if you are harboring a cyber-bully
- How the community can show resilience and power to end bullying
CONTACT: 4J Equity Department 541-790-7576
Wondering About Winter Weather?
Información en español Learn More | Text Messages | Staff Info When winter weather makes conditions hazardous, schools may be closed or delayed or buses may use snow routes. The school district decides early in the morning whether there is a need to change the school schedule or bus routes.