Kelly Week at a Glance – Apr. 13 – Apr. 17
Learning for the Week of April 13-17
April 13 – Distance Learning Begins
- Monday, April 13, 1:00-1:45 pm Zoom Advisory meetings for all students
- Tuesday, April 14, 1:00-1:45 pm PE Zoom Sessions for Trimester 3 PE students
- Wednesday, April 15, 1:00-1:45 pm PE Zoom Sessions for Trimester 3 PE students
- Thursday April 16, 1:00-1:45 pm Zoom Advisory meetings for all students
Monday-Thursday between 1:45-3:35 Virtual “office hours” using Google Classroom,
Google Meet or Zoom to respond to student questions. Specific details provided by individual teachers through Google Classrooms.
There is an email for student tech assistance if needed firstname.lastname@example.org
No tech access? Here are a pair of phone numbers that allow parents or students to leave a message and receive a call back for tech support:
SPANISH: 541.790.7531 for student tech help.
ENGLISH: 541.790.7770 for student tech help.
If you still need an iPad, you may also call the numbers shown above for service.
Message from the Principal
Dear Kelly Parents and Community,
By now, most of you may know, the State of Oregon announced this week that we will not be returning to our school buildings to complete the 2019-2020 academic year.
While this news is disappointing for many of us, it makes our teachers’ collaborative efforts even more important as distance education develops and extends for all students during the month of April.
During the first two weeks of April, your students will receive class content and connections with teachers in Advisory, Science, Math, Social Studies and Language Arts classes using Google Classroom. PE class content will be shared with students enrolled in Trimester 3 PE classes beginning the week of April 13.
At this time, we will not be offering any additional elective courses using Google Classroom. Our school leadership team will continue to monitor and to adjust our Google Classroom offerings as students and families continue to access school-provided iPads and work to become skilled in navigating through our evolving distance learning environment. We want to be mindful not to overwhelm students, but to meet their levels and needs.
It is important for parents and guardians to continue to become more familiar with Google Classroom. Here is a link for a better understanding: A Parent’s Guide to Google Classroom
On Thursday this week, Kelly advisory teachers held the first of our bi-weekly Advisory Zoom meetings to help classmates reconnect with each other in this new way of doing school. Relationships are so important and we want to ensure that our students can meet and talk and discuss important issues in a differently connected way. Advisory will meet via Zoom at 1 pm on Monday and Thursday afternoons.
This will not be a simple effort for us, academically, social-emotionally, or technically. Adding more complexity, we know that our students do not all have equal access and our parents do not all have equal capacity to support distance learning from home, and we must strive to bridge those gaps. Please, know that the Technology Survey will be turned off on Saturday, April 11, at 11:59 pm. Afterwards, if you still need to request an iPad please contact email@example.com We will make arrangements as needed.
I hope you are all staying safe and healthy.
My very best,
Kelly/YG Transition and Merge
For all updates, timelines, and location information pertaining to the upcoming YG and Kelly Merge, please look at our district website here.
Free Meals for All Children
Free grab-and-go meals are available for all youth age 18 and younger every weekday, 11 a.m.–12 p.m., at several sites across the district, with more to be added. Families can choose the location that is most convenient for them, no matter where they live or attend school. Meals are free for all and there are no income limits or other qualifications required—just observe 6-foot social distancing requirements!
School Choice Update
Parents and Guardians:
All Oregon schools are closed for the reminder of the school year under Oregon Governor Kate Brown’s Executive Order 20-08, due to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. 4J schools and the district office are closed to the public, and staff are working remotely. For information about supports for 4J students and families during the extended school closure, please visit our website at https://www.4j.lane.edu/communications/coronavirus/
Eugene School District 4J is committed to welcoming families from other school districts to apply to attend 4J schools through the interdistrict transfer lottery. We have pushed back the deadline to apply for the 2020-2021 interdistrict transfer lottery from March 31, 2020 to April 30, 2020 to make sure that all families have the opportunity to apply for a transfer in the midst of the statewide school closure.
The new application deadline for the interdistrict transfer lottery is Thursday, April 30, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. All families who applied for the interdistrict transfer lottery in March and April will be notified of their lottery placements by May 15, 2020.
After May 1, please log into your school choice account every 2-3 days to check your account dashboard for updates on applications. Please be aware that system email notifications may be sent by your system filter to SPAM/JUNK folders. A parent or guardian must accept a seat offer within 5 business days or the system will automatically decline the offer.
You can log into your account dashboard at 4jschoolchoice.com. Or, the 4J School Choice website contains a link to the application and more information on out of district transfers at www.4j.lane.edu/outofdistricttransfers
Please feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions regarding the 4J School Choice program.
School Choice and Student Placement Coordinator
Eugene School District 4J
Coronavirus COVID-19 Information
Parents and students may have questions about the spread of novel coronavirus COVID-19.
Concern over this new virus can make children and families anxious. Talking with your kids calmly and reassuringly and providing accurate prevention information and facts can help them cope with anxiety. The National Association of School Psychologists and National Association of School Nurses have provided suggestions for talking with children about COVID-19. We hope you may find this helpful.
Coronavirus COVID-19 Information: http://www.4j.lane.edu/coronavirus