April 20-24 2020

Kelly Week at a Glance – Apr. 20 – Apr. 24

 

Please click the link below to see a special message from Kelly Teachers!

Kelly Staff

 

Learning for the Week of April 20 – 24

 

April 20 – Distance Learning Continues–Attendance taken this week.

                        See Principal’s Message, “Attendance,” for details

 

Monday, April 20, 1:00-1:45 pm  Zoom Advisory meetings for all students

 

Thursday April 23, 1:00-1:45 pm  Zoom Advisory meetings for all students

 

PE for ALL Resources AVAILABLE HERE and NOW

 

LAURA–INSERT Dunn’s link, please.

 

Monday-Thursday between 2:00-3:30 Virtual “office hours” using Google Classroom,

Google Meet or Zoom to respond to student questions. Specific details provided by individual teachers through Google Classrooms.

 

Video Message from the Principal

 

Written Message from the Principal

 

Dear Kelly Parents and Guardians,

 

Happy Friday! I hope you all are doing well and adjusting to this new “normal.” I want to share the highlights from my previous message. This information will help guide you and your students through our on-line learning opportunities. We want to ensure that our students are safe from inappropriate outside influences and actions during Zoom meetings. Please know all staff members are following district protocols for safety and security in Zoom meetings.

 

Attendance:

While students are able to work at their own pace, there is an expectation to “attend” each class a minimum of at least once per week and make contact with each teacher weekly. Contact includes submitting class work in Google classroom, sending an email to your teacher, a phone conversation, attending a Zoom session or participating in “office hours” with a teacher. In doing so, students receive credit for the week’s attendance. If a student fails to make contact, they will be marked absent for all 5 days of the week. Please expect a call from your student’s Advisory teacher or another school adult in the event of a weekly absence from any class.

 

Teachers will be posting an outline of weekly assignments on Monday morning. The weekly assignments can be found in each teacher’s Google Classroom, which students have been invited to and may have already attended. The expectation is for students to work independently throughout their morning, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:55 p.m., with a lunch break, on the assignments from each class (sample schedule included below).

 

Paper/Pencil Project Packets

If you are unable or not interested in using technology to access educational activities and opportunities for your student, grade-level, standard-based, project-based packets are available upon request. District leaders collaborated with the Lane Educational Service District to create these optional materials. Please email Assistant Principal Wayland: wayland_j@4j.lane.edu. He will work with staff to get these materials into your hands.

 

Grading:

Beginning the week of April 20, each and every student should be enrolled in a full schedule of 6 classes through Google Classroom. Teachers will only be using a Pass/No Pass grading scale in all classes. A grade of “Pass” will be earned when a student earns at least 60% or greater for assigned class work. Students may turn in work from Trimester 3 until the last week of class with no penalty. Grades will be entered into Synergy at the end of Trimester 3.

 

Schedule:

Teachers will post coursework for the week each Monday by 8 a.m. While students may work within timeframes that fit with your family’s lifestyle and schedule, the following is a sample of what the middle school student day could look like for your child. The afternoon schedule shows when teachers will be available to provide support/clarifications based on an A/B rotation through periods 1-6, Monday thru Thursday.

 

Mon-Fri Mornings
9:00-9:25 Period 1 Google Classroom
9:30-9:55 Period 2 Google Classroom
10:00-10:25 Period 3 Google Classroom
10:30-10:55 Period 4 Google Classroom
11:00-12:00 LUNCH
12:00-12:25 Period 5 Google Classroom
12:30-12:55 Period 6 Google Classroom
A/B Office Hours Mon-Thu Afternoon
Monday/Wednesday A Schedule
2:00-2:30 Period 1 Teacher Office Hours
2:30-3:00 Period 2 Teacher Office Hours
3:00-3:30 Period 3 Teacher Office Hours
Tuesday/Thursday B Schedule
2:00 -2:30 Period 4 Teacher Office Hours
2:30-3:00 Period 5 Teacher Office Hours
3:00-3:30 Period 6 Teacher Office Hours

 

As indicated, students will work about 25 minutes on classwork for each period/class. Students should be engaging in teacher-planned instruction for a maximum of (no more than) 3 hours per day, according to the Oregon Department of Education guidelines. Monday-Thursday afternoon office hours are for students to check-in with teachers, one-to-one and small groups via Zoom, email or Google Classroom about assignments, instructions and course content.  Friday afternoons are set aside for staff to post attendance information and participate in Professional Development.

 

Advisory meetings will occur twice per week, Monday & Thursday afternoons, at 1:00 pm. Advisory classes will be via Zoom and all students should attend. If a student cannot attend Zoom meetings,  a response activity is available in Advisory Google Classrooms that will count as attending Advisory for the week.

 

Technology:

If you are waiting for a “Hotspot” to get access to the internet, we received information that devices  may be ready to distribute to people who requested a hotspot before the end of next week. Thank you for your patience.

 

If your student experiences problems with their technology device, logging onto or accessing Google, email or Zoom, please email:

student_techsupport@4j.lane.edu

 

The 4J technology department has made this email account to assist students and families needing tech support.  They are the best resource and skilled at assisting with the technical challenges of 4J devices.

 

Finally, please continue to check in with your child, email teachers if you have questions and remember – we are all in this together! Continue to look for updates in your email from Kelly Middle School and the 4j School District. This is a very fluid time and just like good instruction, we will be adjusting based on student and family needs.

 

Continue to be safe and be well.

 

Sincerely,

 

Juan Cuadros, Principal

John Wayland, Assistant Principal

 

Kelly/YG Transition and Merge

Updates

For all updates, timelines, and location information pertaining to the upcoming YG and Kelly Merge, please look at our district website here.

 

Free Lunches

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 remainder 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 schoolchoice@4j.lane.edu with questions regarding the 4J School Choice program.

Thank you,

Tris O’Shaughnessy

School Choice and Student Placement Coordinator

Eugene School District 4J

schoolchoice@4j.lane.edu

 

COVID-19

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.

 

More information:

OHA_FactSheet_Coronavirus_Spanish_2020-02_LE2356

OHA_FactSheet_Coronavirus_English_2020-02

NASP-NASN_Coronavirus_ParentHandout_TalkingToChildrenAboutCOVID19

NASP-NASN_Coronavirus_ParentHandout_TalkingToChildrenAboutCOVID19_Spanish

 

Coronavirus COVID-19 Information: http://www.4j.lane.edu/coronavirus