April 17-21

Week at a Glance 

  • Apr. 20 – Track Meet vs. Kennedy @ North Eugene HS;  4:30 PM

Coming Soon

  • Apr. 24 – 8th Grade Promotion Party planning meeting; 6:30 PM in Kelly library
  • Apr. 26 – Family Math Night; 6:00 – 8:00 PM
  • Apr. 27 – Track Meet vs. Roosevelt; 4:30 PM
  • Apr. 28 – Early Release (Advisory, 4, 5, & 6)
  • May 1 – Kelly Co-Pilots meeting (Kelly parent group)

You can always check the Kelly calendar on our website for days off and early release days. The Kelly calendar has been revised to reflect the changes made by the school board for make-up weather days.
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Ace Ward Nominations
Congratulations to Kelly’s own Fernell Lopez and Michael Truitt for their well-deserved ACE Award nomination.  The ACE Awards are presented by title sponsor Oregon Community Credit Union and representatives of the local business and education communities to honor those who are making significant contributions to future generations as leaders in education. ACE Awards are given in four categories: teachers, administrators, support staff, and volunteers.  Fernell was nominated in the support staff category and Michael Truitt in the volunteer category for their exemplary work at Kelly.

School Safety Training for Students
Students’ safety is of the utmost importance. In Eugene School District 4J we have updated school safety protocols with best practices to keep everyone as safe as possible in an emergency. These updated safety strategies, known as ALiCE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, and Evacuate), are recommended by law enforcement. ALiCE strategies expand on our traditional safety practices and empower staff and students with more options during a life-threatening emergency, the kind we all hope never happens.

We will begin to share these strategies with students this spring, during the months of May and June. The student safety training will be age-appropriate and sensitive to students’ special needs.

At elementary schools, students will have age-appropriate class discussions, practice evacuating, and talk about barricading. At middle and high schools, class discussions will include more specifics about potential dangers and options, and students will practice evacuating, sheltering or barricading in response to a threat. Student training will not include the active-shooter simulations that staff have participated in.

Here at Kelly class discussions and student drills will occur on June 15.

The district is offering two parent information nights this month, before student safety training begins, to give families an opportunity to review ALiCE materials and ask questions of district staff and local law enforcement. Spanish interpretation will be provided. Childcare is not available.

Parent Information Nights: Student Safety Training

4J Education Center, 200 N. Monroe St., Eugene
Monday, April 17, 7:00–8:00 p.m.
Wednesday, April 26, 5:30–6:30 p.m.

Thriving Teenagers: Parenting and Rites of Passage in the 21st Century
This event is hosted by Cascadia Quest – a local non-profit that offers wilderness rites of passage, mentorship, and other nature-based educational activities for youth and adults in the Willamette Valley and beyond.  They will be featuring Dr. Arne Rubinstein, one of Australia’s leading adolescent development specialists, author of the highly influential book, The Making of Men, and well-known leader of rite of passage camps, school programs, and leadership trainings throughout Australia and internationally. Cascadia Quest is thrilled to be hosting this event on April 18th from 6:30-8:30pm at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Eugene.  Click here for more information.

Tweens, Teens and Technology
A workshop for parents to learn the basics about social media and cyber safety will be held Tuesday, April 18 at the Boys and Girls Club of Emerald Valley.

Breakout Sessions

  • Rebecca Fitkin; Looking Glass Human Trafficking Expert
  • Local Detectives and Juvenile Prosecutor
  • Technology Gurus
  • REV: Youth-led education group

Location: 1545 W 22nd, Eugene, OR
Time: 6:30-8:00 PM
Childcare and refreshments are provided
RSVP encouraged, please call 541-682-5312.
Hosted By: Eugene Coalition Against Sexual Exploitation of Youth (ECASEY)

Office Reminders

Picking Your Student Up Early?
If it’s a pre-planned appointment just send a note with your student. They show the note to their teacher to be excused from class and then they drop the note by the office to check out. They can then be in the office waiting for you! If you forget to send a note or have something unexpected come up please call the office with as much advanced notice as possible so we have time to locate your student and get them up to the office. This helps eliminate unnecessary class interruptions.

ParentVue is available for you to be able to monitor your student’s grades. Activation code information was sent home with your student at the beginning of October. If you did receive your activation code, please contact the front office. ParentVue is now available for Android or iPhone users just go to the app store and download for free.

Contacting Teachers
Do you have questions about how your student is doing? You can reach teachers through an email or a phone call. Simply go to the Staff Directory page on the Kelly website. There you will find staff email addresses and phone numbers.

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