|Kelly Week at a Glance – Apr. 27 – May. 1
You can always check the Kelly Calendar on our website for upcoming days off.
Learning for the Week of April 27 – May 1
April 27 – Distance Learning Continues–Attendance taken every week.
See “Attendance,” below for details.
Monday, April 27, 1:00-1:45 pm Zoom Advisory meetings for all students
Thursday April 30, 1:00-1:45 pm Zoom Advisory meetings for all students
Monday–Thursday between 2:00-3:30 Virtual “office hours” using Google Classroom,
Google Meet or Zoom to respond to student questions.
PE for ALL Resources AVAILABLE HERE and NOW
Locker contents–Personal Property Returns–Monday and Tuesday
Grade 6 families were invited to pick up personal property on Friday. This week Grades 7 & 8 families may come to Kelly and get locker contents returned.
We must ensure that social distancing is followed, so we will offer staggered times and days for you to pick up student personal property if you choose.
Personal property has been removed from lockers, bagged and tagged with student names.
If you have more than one student in different grades, please come to only one session that best suits your schedules to pick up all of your students’ personal property.
When you arrive, please keep social distance between you and the people around you. You will need to provide student names and locker numbers if you know the number.
You will not be entering the building.
Kelly Staff members will move within the building and bring students’ personal property back to you at the reception table in front of the school.
Grade 7 Monday April 27
A-M 9 am – Noon
N-Z 1 pm- 4 pm
Grade 8 Tuesday April 28
A-M 9 am – Noon
N-Z 1 pm- 4 pm
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. He will work with staff to get these materials into your hands.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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!
There is an email for student tech assistance if needed email@example.com
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.
4J Better Together
We are all still connected and in this together, see the links below to join in or share a story!
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