October 26th-October 30th 2020

Kelly Week at a Glance Oct 26 – Oct 30

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

  • Oct. 26  – A Day       Advisory and P1, P2 and P3 (12:20-4:00)
  • Oct. 27  – B Day       Advisory and P4, P5 and P6 (12:20-4:00)
  • Oct. 28  – Flex Day  Asynchronous learning P1-6 (9:00-4:00)
  • Oct. 29  – NO School Parent Conferences
  • Oct. 30  – NO School Professional Development

A Message from the Principals

Today teachers entered student progress grading information into Synergy to produce progress reports that will be sent via US Mail and available in Parent VUE. Parent VUE will only show progress and final grades this year and not weekly student progress or engagement in the learning environment.

The best ways to monitor and to support student engagement and learning is to become an ‘Observer’ in your students’ Canvas courses. Links to instructions to become a Canvas observer are shown below in the next section of this message weekly message.

You may have received a post card from Kelly announcing conferences and suggesting some steps to prepare for conferences. A copy of the post card is shown on page 3 of this weekly message.

Advisory teachers sent email invitations to parents and families to schedule a Student/Teacher/Family conference next week on October 28 & October 29. Please schedule your 15-minute Zoom conference for you and your student today. If the available times do not work with your family schedule, please send your student’s Advisory teacher an email requesting other conference options.

On A and B Days, all teachers have office hours from 9:15 until 10:45 to support student learning. Office hours can be accessed in each and every Canvas course. Teachers post directions to join office hours on the ‘office hours’ button or at the bottom of the course home page. Additionally, all teachers have Flex Wednesday afternoon office hours posted in Canvas courses. If you need assistance accessing office hours, please email teachers in Canvas or send an email to Wayland or Prater at the email addresses show at the bottom of this section.

On Thursday November 5, our Kelly Parent and Family Group will meet via Zoom from 7 pm – 8 pm. A Zoom meeting link will be shared in next week’s WAG. Agenda items include a Principal’s Update, Fundraising Planning and special guest, Molly Lajoie, who is the director of our BEST program that will continue to provide enrichment and support opportunities for your students this year.

If you have questions about any aspect of Comprehensive Distance Learning, please send us an email any time or call the main office on school days between 8 am and 4 pm.

John Wayland, Principal  wayland_j@4j.lane.edu

Sarah Prater, Assistant Principal prater_s@4j.lane.edu

Canvas Support for Families

Please use the links below to assist you to navigate in Canvas as “Observers” in our learning management system. This can serve as an important parent-student-school connection routine. This will also be an important opportunity to monitor and to support student engagements and learning and progress this year during Trimester 1 Comprehensive Distance Learning model.

Canvas Observer Guide

Canvas Sign up

October 28 is Easy CBM Make up Testing in the afternoon.

Fall EasyCBM Make up testing will begin October 28 through Canvas. Students who need to make up the reading and vocabulary tests will be sent an individual invitation in Canvas for 12:30 on October 28 to join the KMS Grade-Level classroom.

Wraparound Program Opportunity

4J Wraparound Program offers support for all students and families and is a great resource.

Please see attached flyer here. Maria Covernali joined our district this year and is ready to provide assistance and support for students and families.

Kelly Pilots

At Kelly, we use a unifying framework to help guide the work we do with students. We want ALL students to be able to demonstrate these concepts before moving to high school. We have captured these concepts in the following acronym that also dovetails with our aeronautic history.

 

P = PERSEVERE

 

I = IMAGINE

 

L = LEARN

 

O = OWN

 

T = TEAM

 

S = SUPPORT

Our teachers will address these concepts in advisory as well as throughout their curriculum when helping students grow into contributing and compassionate citizens of the world. We invite you

to use the same words and concepts when working with your students at home and in the community.

 

 

Kelly Postcard copy for Advisory Conference Planning

Conferences are coming:  Wednesday Oct. 28th and Thursday, October 29th

Before your conference, please use this postcard as a guide for you and your student to explore how school is going. Check each box after you completed the task together look for an email to sign up for a 15-minute Zoom check-in with your student’s  advisory  teacher!

Pre-conference directions:

Log in and show your parent(s) Canvas

Read each class’s syllabus together

Reflect on grades and assignments in Canvas-What went well? What is a challenge?

Communicate questions to teachers via Canvas or office hours

Sign up for a conference with the student’s advisor

Parents: You can partner as an Observer with your student’s Canvas account. Don’t know how? Visit 4j.instructure.com/login/canvas

Eugene Public Library Cards Available for All Students

Eugene Public Library is now offering free library cards for all students in Eugene 4J and Bethel public schools regardless of whether they live within City limits. A library card can be the key to a world of educational resources and support. Click here for more information.

Student Schedules

Individual student schedules are visible on Synergy Student VUE and Parent VUE. If you need assistance with Parent VUE, please email our Office Manager Laura Pacheco for assistance. moncadapacheco_l@4j.lane.edu