November 9th -November 13th 2020

Kelly Week at a Glance Nov 9 – Nov 13

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

  • Nov. 9  – A Day         Advisory and P1, P2 and P3 (12:20-4:00)
  • Nov. 10  – B Day       Advisory and P4, P5 and P6 (12:20-4:00)
  • Nov. 11 – No School (Veterans Day)
  • Nov. 12  – A Day       Advisory and P1, P2 and P3 (12:20-4:00)
  • Nov. 13 –  B Day       Advisory and P4, P5 and P6 (12:20-4:00)

A Message from the Principals


Next Thursday November 12 Live webinar: Learn about navigating Canvas at a Parent Technology Training Session. Join 4J educators for a parent training session to get a better understanding of the technology your middle school student is using for distance learning. During the live webinar, you will see a demonstration of Canvas, learn how to find important information to support your students’ learning, and have an opportunity to ask questions. Spanish and ASL interpretation will be provided.

When: Nov. 12, 6:30–7:30 p.m.

Where: Link to join webinar:  Passcode: 141941

One way for your students to get assistance is directly from the teacher! 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 on the ‘office hours’ button or at the bottom of the course home page.

If you need assistance accessing office hours, please email teachers in Canvas or send an email to Wayland or Prater at the email addresses shown at the bottom of this section.


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

Sarah Prater, Assistant Principal

Orchestra begins November 18

Orchestra returns on Flex days from 2:45-3:45. If you are already a strings player and would like to participate this year, please email our Orchestra teacher Lauralie Kallinen at

She will communicate with you and let you know how to access the course. Upcoming Flex days are November 18 and 25; December 2 and 16.

Canvas Support for Families

The best way to monitor and to support student engagement and learning is to become an ‘Observer’ in your students’ Canvas courses. 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.


Spanish Screencast video

English Screencast video

Canvas Observer Guide

Canvas Sign up

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.













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.

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.


Free grab-and-go meals are available on weekdays at numerous locations to all students and youth 18 and younger. There is no income requirement or need to qualify. Students do not need to be present to receive a meal.

New sites open; they are open Monday-Friday whenever at least one school is open, and serving from 10:45-2:00

  • North Eugene Region
    • Howard Elementary School, 700 Howard Ave.
    • River Road/El Camino del Río Elementary School, 120 West Hilliard Lane
    • Madison Middle School, 875 Wilkes Drive
  • Churchill Region
    • Arts & Technology Academy, 1650 W. 22nd Ave.
    • McCornack Elementary, 1968 Brittany St.
  • Sheldon Region
    • Cal Young Middle School, 2555 Gilham Road
    • Holt Elementary School, 770 Calvin St.
  • South Eugene Region
    • Roosevelt Middle School, 500 East 24th Avenue
    • Spencer Butte Middle School, 500 East 43rd Avenue
  • Downtown
    • ECCO, 200 N. Monroe St. (behind the district office)