Nov. 19 – 23

Kelly Week at a Glance 

  • Nov. 22 – No School; Thanksgiving
  • Nov. 23 – No School; Thanksgiving Break
  • Nov. 27 – Kelly Band & Orchestra Concert; 7:00 PM
  • Nov. 30 – 6th Grade/Pilot Leader Movie Night; 6:00 PM
  • Dec. 3 – No School; First Trimester Grading Day
  • Dec. 4 – Kelly Co-Pilots Meeting (Parent Group); 6:00 PM

You can always check the Kelly Calendar on our website for upcoming days off.

1st Trimester Ending Soon
The end of the 1st trimester is November 30 and there is no school on December 3 for trimester grading. Checking your ParentVue account regularly is a useful tool to see your student’s grades and missing assignments. If you haven’t activated your ParentVue account you can check with the office to get your activation code.

Winter Holiday Resources
Click here for a list of resources to holiday food boxes, meal sites, and gift programs.

Movie Night – 6th Graders w/PILOTS Leaders
On November 30, the Pilot leaders will be putting on a movie night for the Kelly 6th graders only. With winter coming, we will be watching the movie, Home Alone. The movie is playing from 6-8:00 PM, please be here to pick up your child by 8:10 PM. Students are welcome to bring snacks and drinks for themselves. We will have some mats out for the students to sit on and they can bring blankets as well. Thanks for Everything, The PILOT Leaders. 

OMSI Science Night
Join OMSI and Kelly Middle school in an evening of science exploration! This event will include a demonstration from an OMSI professional, physics activities for the whole family, dinner, and a prize raffle at the end. Come show off your creative thinking at this family fun event, Friday, December 14 from 5:00-8:00 PM at KMS! Hope to see you there! 

Winter Is Coming:  Snow Day Decisions and Notifications
Plan ahead, sign up now for school closure alert texts
When winter weather arrives, schools may be closed or delayed or buses may use snow routes. These decisions are made district-wide and are the same for every 4J school.

How the decision is made:
Typically, weather-related school schedule decisions are made in the early morning, before school, when current weather conditions can be assessed. We believe students and families are best served when we are open. Our main concern and the reason for any school closure is the safety of our students and staff.

How to find out if there is a change:
If the district decides to make a change to the school schedule or bus routes, it is communicated as quickly as possible in several ways, all well before 6:30 a.m. If schools and buses are on their regular schedule, there will NOT be an announcement.

Sign up for text-message alerts via Twitter @4Jweather — text FOLLOW 4JWEATHER to 40404
Like Eugene School District 4J on our Facebook page, facebook.com/4Jschools
Check the 4J website, www.4j.lane.edu
Tune in to local news media

What does the announcement mean?

School Closure: There is no school for students, although some staff will be at work. The district will make a decision by noon about whether any after-school student activities or community use of buildings may take place.

Two-Hour Delay: School will start two hours late and end at the normal dismissal time for a regular school day. If it would normally have been an early-release day, the early-release schedule will be canceled and the schedule for delayed opening on a normal day will be followed. For Kelly, the day will start at 11:00 AM and end at 3:35 PM. Buses will drive cautiously, adjusting to conditions, so pick up and return may be delayed.

Parent Choice: When school is in session during wintry weather, families are encouraged to consider the road conditions in their areas, make their own decisions based on safety, and notify the school if their student will be staying home. Parents’ decisions about student absences for hazardous weather safety reasons will be honored.

For more information, please see www.4j.lane.edu/weather.

Juntos Project
The Center for Equity Promotion (CEQP) at the University of Oregon is conducting a program to support Latino parents and middle school staff in helping Latino middle school students do well in school.

Parents/guardians are invited to complete the final anonymous survey as a part of the Juntos Project. You can access the online survey at https://ceqp.uoregon.edu/ . Click on the photo of your student’s school, and then choose “Parent” survey. The survey opens automatically. There is a drop-down arrow for choosing either English or Spanish. Alternatively, paper copies are available at the front office at your child’s school; you can return your completed survey at the front office as well. All surveys will be available from October 29 until November 30, 2018. Students will be voluntarily taking the survey here at school on November 29, if you have concerns about them taking the survey please contact Mr. Wayland, the Assistant Principal.

Kelly Middle School will receive a $1.00 donation by CEQP for each completed PARENT survey.

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