November 25-29 2019

Kelly Week at a Glance – Nov. 25 – 29

 

  • Nov. 25 – Kelly Band & Orchestra Concert; 7:00 PM
  • Nov. 28 – No School Thanksgiving
  • Nov. 29 – No School Thanksgiving Break
  • Dec. 2 – No School; First Trimester Grading Day
  • Dec. 11 – Site Council; 3:45 PM
  • Dec. 12 – BEST Family Night; 5:30 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 27 and there is no school on December 2 for trimester grading. Checking your ParentVue account regularly is a useful tool to see your student’s grades and missing assignments. If you have not activated your ParentVue account, you can check with the front office to get your activation code.

 

Yujin Gakuen coming to Kelly: Updates and next steps

Dear Kelly families,

As you know, the new North Eugene High School approved by bond voters will be built where Yujin Gakuen Elementary School is located now. The Japanese immersion program’s K–5 grades will move to Kelly next summer.

After considering all of the options and input from the staff and parents at both Kelly and Yujin Gakuen, Kelly classrooms will be located in the east wing and Yujin Gakuen classrooms will be located in the west end of the Kelly building.

Each school will have enough classrooms for all current teachers as well as other spaces such as library and gym. Drop off/pickup of elementary and middle school students will be through separate entrances, and students will not all arrive at the same time as school start and end times are different.

Planning is moving forward for the relocation, regarding both building renovations and school operations. There are many details that will be determined in this planning process this year.

We know that parents have had many questions about the move, some shared at the parent meeting held on Tuesday 19. We hear you and apologize if you have felt unheard or uninvolved. We want to provide an update about next steps.

  • Kelly and YG are forming transition leadership teams with school staff members (including principal, teachers, classified staff) supported by district staff.
  • Regular communications throughout the process will include both meetings with staff and parents—the next meetings will be in December—and regular updates via the school newsletter.
  • A FAQ is being developed to address frequently asked questions that have been gathered in online surveys, in-person meetings, and emails. This FAQ will be updated over time as planning progresses.

If you have additional questions and comments please send them to Principal Juan Cuadros at cuadros_j@4j.lane.edu.

Co-locating schools and changing space within the Kelly building for the next few years brings both challenges and opportunities for both school programs. Your engagement and input are valued as we plan for Kelly and YG’s co-location for the next few years, and begin looking to the longer-term future plans for the success of both schools.

Thank you,

Juan Cuadros, Principal 

Bookmark YG–Kelly updates on 4J website  
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OBOB

Thanks to the dedication and volunteer efforts of some students and parents, we will be providing an opportunity to participate in this year’s Oregon Battle of the Books (OBOB) academic competition. Students will be encouraged to read books selected for the competition and join a school “team” to compete at the school level against other student teams. Regional and State competitions are held following school-level “battles.”

There is availability for students to listen to audio books if they feel the need to do so that is also, another acceptable option to compete. You can find a link on the official OBOB website for the audiobooks

If you would like your student to participate regular meetings will be on Monday and Friday at lunch in Rm 6.

Please encourage your student to read every night and consider joining an OBOB team. A link to the OBOB website is included for your convenience.

https://www.oregonbattleofthebooks.org/2019-2020-obob-book-titles/

If you would like to support this as an adult volunteer, please sign up on the District 4j website as a volunteer and communicate your intention to support OBOB with an email to:

moncadapacheco_l@4j.lane.edu

Important Information                                                                                                                                                               All district schools, buildings and property are tobacco free sites in accordance with the new Oregon Department of Education administrative rule captioned “Tobacco Free Schools.” The Oregon Administrative Rule, OAR 581-021-0110 Tobacco Free Schools

(1) For the purposes of this rule “tobacco” is defined to include any lighted or unlighted cigarette, cigar, pipe, bidi, clove cigarette, and any other smoking product, and spit tobacco, also known as smokeless, dip, chew, and snuff, in any form.

(2) No student, staff member, or school visitor is permitted to smoke, inhale, dip, or chew, or sell tobacco at any time, including non-school hours:

(a) In any building, facility, or vehicle owned, leased, rented, or chartered by the school district, school, or public charter school; or

(b) On school grounds, athletic grounds, or parking lots.

(3) No student is permitted to possess a tobacco product:

(a) In any building, facility, or vehicle owned, leased, rented, or chartered by the school district, school, or public charter school; or

(b) On school grounds, athletic grounds, or parking lots.

Employees as well as visitors and students are prohibited from smoking and using tobacco on district property. Please note that students also are prohibited from possessing these tobacco products on district property as defined above.