December 21st 2020 -January 8th 2021

Kelly Weeks at a Glance Dec 21 – Jan 8

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

Kelly Middle School Trimester 2 Calendar here

  • Dec. 21 – Jan 1 – No School Winter Break
  • Jan. 4 – No School – Professional Development

January 5 – January 8

  • Jan. 7 – Supply Distribution for ALL students 8 am – 6 pm.

Classes begin again for all students January 5, 2021

  • Jan. 5 – A Day Advisory and P1, P2 and P3 (12:20-4:00)
        • Teacher Office hours 9:15-10:45
  • Jan. 6  – B Day  Advisory and P4, P5 and P6 (12:20-4:00)
        • Teacher Office hours 9:15-10:45
  • Jan. 7  – A Day Advisory and P1, P2 and P3 (12:20-4:00)
        • Teacher Office hours 9:15-10:45
  • Jan. 8  – B Day  Advisory and P4, P5 and P6 (12:20-4:00)
        • Teacher Office hours 9:15-10:45

A Message from the Principals

We look forward to beginning school again in January; please take time to acknowledge all the challenges you have met this year during Comprehensive Distance Learning.

We are planning for today and tomorrow in our staff community. Please know that our challenges will be met–together–for our students and our community. Thank you for all the patience and grace you have shown as we do our best to make learning accessible and meaningful for our students.

On January 7, 2021 from 8 am until 6 pm we invite each and every family to come by Kelly for a supply pick up event. School supplies including a calculator, stylus and a spiral notebook. Additionally, each and every student will receive a FREE Kelly Middle School T-shirt. Many students seemed eager to receive these items when announced in Advisory this week.

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


Nutrition during Winter Break

  • Monday, Dec 28 at ECCO/ED CENTER ONLY we will provide a meal box for 7 days as well and distribute from 11-5:30pm; there will be no deliveries, only pickup from this one site
  • Tuesday, Jan 5 resume meal delivery and distribution at 10 sites

A reminder for FAQs:

  • No sign up is necessary
  • Meals are for students only (this is not a “family meal box”)
  • Vegetarian and Made without Gluten options are available

This schedule intends to provide meal support to students during the breaks while also providing a well-deserved break for kitchen, bus, and warehouse teams. Warehouse and Nutrition Services will have emergency/critical support only between December 29-Jan 4.


For questions or one-stop info, see the 4J Coronavirus page:


Parent Meeting January 7, 2021

On Thursday January 7 from 7 pm – 8 pm, our Kelly Parent and Family Group will meet via Zoom. Zoom meeting link: Kelly Parent Meeting. Meeting number: 955 0053 5565 Password: 835320.

North Eugene High School staff will be presenting information about Career-Technical Education, International Baccalaureate programs, and more. We hope you can attend and learn what your student can expect when they move on to high school.


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.

A message from Janice Hornsby

Dear Kelly Family,

I am writing to inform you that as of January 1 2021, I will be retiring from Kelly Middle School as the school counselor. I have had the honor and privilege to serve you as the school counselor here since September, 2009. I feel so much gratitude to all of you, our Kelly community and family, for allowing me to support you and provide the services that I have been able to do all these years. I wanted to make sure you are all aware of my upcoming retirement ahead of time. I know preparing ourselves and others for changes and allowing time for saying goodbyes is so important whenever we can do this. I also want you to all know that I will miss you and knowing you has made me better—professionally and personally. Since I am getting a bit older (69 haha!)- this is a good time for me retire! I look forward to what lies ahead and I do plan to stay connected in some new ways with Kelly because I have a love for this school and all of you.

With love and gratitude,


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.

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

Film and Theatre Club: Hosted by Mr. Hook

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

LTD Touch Pass

LTD provides local schools a way for students to ride on any LTD bus free. If your student is in need of a Touch Pass, please inform Secretary Laura Moncada at 541-790-4742 or by email at Thank You.




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