November 16th-November 20th 2020

Kelly Week at a Glance Nov 16 – Nov 20

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

  • Nov. 16  – A Day Advisory and P1, P2 and P3 (12:20-4:00)
        • Teacher Office hours 9:15-10:45
  • Nov. 17  – B Day  Advisory and P4, P5 and P6 (12:20-4:00)
        • Teacher Office hours 9:15-10:45
  • Nov. 18  – Flex Day Asynchronous learning P1-6 (9:00-4:00)
    • Teacher Office hours on Flex Day afternoon schedule in Teacher Canvas courses
  • Nov. 19  – A Day Advisory and P1, P2 and P3 (12:20-4:00)
        • Teacher Office hours 9:15-10:45
  • Nov. 20  – B Day Advisory and P4, P5 and P6 (12:20-4:00)
        • Teacher Office hours 9:15-10:45

A Message from the Principals

Many more students and families have been getting assistance directly from teachers on A and B Days during teacher office hours from 9:15 until 10:45. 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.

 

Wednesday: Flex Day Student Activities

Many of our student extension activities will begin Wednesday, Nov. 18. This is a great opportunity for students to socialize with their peers. To access the Zoom links, students should visit the “Kelly Middle School Students” Canvas course. There, they will find a link to clubs and activities:

Flex Day–Wednesdays at 2:30 PM

Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA): Hosted by Mr. Everett

Art Club: Hosted by Ms. Harshbarger

Book Club: Hosted by Ms. Emrick, Ms. Birmingham, Ms. Bisby, and Ms. Mora

Native American Student Union: Hosted by Joe Brainard

8th Grade Pilot Leaders: Hosted by Mr. Miller and Mr. Kordon

Homework Club: Hosted by Ms. Cruzen and Mr. Hook

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

 

Future Fundraiser for Kelly Middle School

Thanks to our wonderful parent group making it possible to arrange that Kelly Middle School is able to host a PIZZA DAY at Papa’s Pizza on December 10. We will include a flyer and more details as the event nears.

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 kallinen_l@4j.lane.edu

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, 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.

 

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.

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.

Nutrition

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.

Thanksgiving meals for students:

  1. No sign up is necessary; this is a box in lieu of the normal student meals that we would send for Thurs-Sunday
  2. Thanksgiving student meal boxes will be delivered to homes already receiving meal boxes during that week (Mon-Wed before Thanksgiving)
  3. Sites already open for meal pickup will distribute student meal boxes with the typical Wednesday meal bag (Wed before Thanksgiving)
  4. Boxes are limited.
  5. If you would like to sign up for meal delivery please use this link (https://www.4j.lane.edu/communications/coronavirus/foodservice/)

Please remember to wear a mask when picking up meals to ensure the safety of all.

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)