December 7th- December 11th 2020

Kelly Week at a Glance Dec 7 – Dec 11

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

  • Dec. 7  – A Day Advisory and P1, P2 and P3 (12:20-4:00)
        • Teacher Office hours 9:15-10:45
  • Dec. 8  – B Day Advisory and P4, P5 and P6 (12:20-4:00)
        • Teacher Office hours 9:15-10:45
  • Dec. 9  – A Day Advisory and P1, P2 and P3 (12:20-4:00)
        • Teacher Office hours cancelled for planning
  • Dec. 10 –B Day Advisory and P4, P5 and P6 (12:20-4:00)
        • Teacher Office hours cancelled for planning
  • Dec. 11– No School-Grading Day

A Message from the Principals


Deep and abiding thanks to students and families and staff members for persevering through a “new and different” Trimester 1 teaching and learning experience. We appreciate each and every one of you who have overcome access and technology challenges as well as the loss of face-to-face connections with peers.


Our teachers are making adjustments in Canvas and Zoom classes for Trimester 2, which begins on Monday December 14. Teachers are planning to make some revisions for ease of accessibility and communication of expectations for students in Canvas as well as continuing to review and refine engagement strategies in Zoom classes. Teacher office hours have been cancelled for December 9 and 10 to provide 8 hours for essential Trimester 2 planning and preparation next week.


We offer reminders and access to important information in this weekly message and invite you to click on resources below to view a Wraparound Holiday Services newsletter, Kelly Student and Family Services newsletter and a link to print a copy of a fundraising ticket to be used at the West 11th Papa’s Pizza on December 10 for Kelly Middle School.

Today we are also announcing our Kelly Middle School Spirit Week in an article below. Please take a look and support your student to participate as you choose, so we can have some fun and increase engagement and connections in Advisory classes during the first week of Trimester 2.

As this year continues, please let us know how we may be of service with regard to your students’ individual needs during Comprehensive Distance Learning.

John Wayland, Principal

Sarah Prater, Assistant Principal

December 10 Papa’s Pizza Fundraiser for Kelly Middle School

Thanks to our wonderful parent group for hosting a PIZZA DAY at Papa’s Pizza on December 10. Please print this flyer and use it for pick up OR DELIVERY of a delicious Papa’s Pizza—GO PILOTS! Click Here for flyer

Wraparound Program Opportunity

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

Please see the Holiday Resource Newsletter links below:


In English:

In Spanish:


Student and Family Services Newsletter

Please take a look at our Student and Family Services Newsletter by opening this link. It will provide you with some introductions and resources that may be helpful to you or someone you know in our community.


Spirit WEEK December 14 – 18


We are excited to kick off the second trimester with PILOTS Spirit Week! On Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, students have the option to participate in the theme for the day. The more participation, the more fun. During Advisory classes, students will be able to earn prizes for participation throughout the week.


Monday: Colors of the Rainbow Day–Wear one color or all of the colors!

Tuesday: Crazy Hat or Crazy Hair Day–Have fun messing up your hair or putting on your wackiest hat.

Wednesday: No Advisory classes/ Asynchronous work

Thursday: Holiday Wear–What is your favorite holiday? Dig out an ugly sweater or a past Halloween costume. All holidays welcome.

Friday: Virtual Vacation Day–Escape from the confines of your home; change your Zoom background to a place that you would like to be. Dress like you are on vacation too!

Flex Wednesday Student Expectations

We would like to remind you and your students about expectations for student engagement and attendance on “Flex Day,” which will always be listed on the calendar above this message.

Our teachers provide students with work to complete and Zoom links to attend classes in Canvas. On Flex Day (usually a Wednesday) each and every student should log into Canvas and open each and every course to complete missing assignments and any new work teachers have provided for students to complete on Flex Days. Our next Flex Day will be December 16.

BEST Program

Kelly BEST program has begun. We will operate on the following schedule to start Tuesday and Thursday from 4:15-5:45 pm and Wednesday from 2:24-4:45 pm.

Please use this link for online registration: Kelly BEST signup


We will begin with Community Building until Winter Break begins. Staff will plan standalone activities that will facilitate new folks joining, focusing on belonging and empowerment during these turbulent times. BEST staff will offer schoolwork support and help students build skills to encourage self-advocacy with school day teachers. Please REGISTER today if you are interested.


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.

Sites 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)

Wednesday: Flex Day Student Activities—New Clubs

December 16 is the last opportunity in 2020 for students to socialize with their peers during school clubs and activities. 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

Gender Sexuality 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

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


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.





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