January 18th-January 22nd 2021

Kelly Week at a Glance Jan 18 – Jan 22

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

Kelly Middle School Trimester 2 Calendar here

  •  Jan 18 – No School/Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Jan 19 – Jan 22

  • Jan. 19 – A Day Advisory and P1, P2 and P3 (12:20-4:00)
        • Teacher Office hours 9:15-10:45
  • Jan. 20  – B Day  Advisory and P4, P5 and P6 (12:20-4:00)
        • Teacher Office hours 9:15-10:45
  • Jan. 21  – A Day Advisory and P1, P2 and P3 (12:20-4:00)
        • Teacher Office hours 9:15-10:45
  • Jan. 22  – B Day  Advisory and P4, P5 and P6 (12:20-4:00)
        • Teacher Office hours 9:15-10:45

A Message from the Principals

All of our staff and many of our students are eager to be together again in our school building. Our custodial staff has been working daily to clean and to prepare for meeting together again at Kelly Middle School. Thank you to our custodians, Stacy Able and Steve Rogers for their outstanding service and “can do” attitudes. They are a “top team-of-two” in our district.

In the coming weeks, we will communicate with you here and via phone and email regarding our plans for limited, in-person instruction as it will be clarified for us on January 19 from the Oregon Department of Education. I will be listening carefully and planning according with our district’s direction and support for providing these opportunities for our students.

It has been my pleasure to speak with some of you and to see some of you in Zoom rooms with your students and our teachers. The patience and perseverance everyone demonstrates makes me a proud member of our Kelly Community.

If you were NOT able to join us January 7 for our supply distribution, please call the Kelly Main Office to arrange a “contact-free” delivery outside the main entrance of our school. School supplies including a calculator, stylus, a spiral notebook and a Kelly Middle School T-shirt will be provided.

Please let us know how we may be of service with regard to your students’ individual needs during Comprehensive Distance Learning.

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

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

BEST Program

Kelly BEST program has begun and we would love to have your student join us! We are holding our Zoom program every Monday-Thursday from 4:15-5:45pm, with an additional 30 minutes on Flex Wednesdays (running from 3:45-5:45pm on Flex days).


Please use this link for online registration: Kelly BEST signup


Staff will plan standalone activities that will facilitate new folks joining, focusing on belonging and empowerment during these turbulent times. We will offer two enrichment classes per week on a five-week rotation, beginning with cooking and arts and crafts next week. All supplies for these activities will be provided to students free of charge! BEST staff will also offer schoolwork support and help students build skills to encourage self-advocacy with school day teachers.


Please REGISTER today if you are interested, and contact Dagmara McKnight (BEST Program Coordinator) via the info below for more information or help completing the registration process.


Thank you and hope to have your student join our program!

Dagmara McKnight

BEST Afterschool Program Coordinator: Kelly Middle School

Email: mcknight_d@4j.lane.edu

Work Cell: 541-517-2770


It’s School Choice Time

Come see what our 4j schools offer!


The school choice season for the 2021–22 school year is coming in January. In Eugene School District 4J, every school offers students excellent educational opportunities. Students may enroll in their neighborhood school at any time, or request to enroll in a different 4J school if space is available. School choice requests are accepted in an order determined by lottery.

To be included in the annual school choice lottery, 4J residents must apply between January 1–31. Non-district residents apply later, March 1–31.

Families are invited to explore their school choice options, including their neighborhood school, during the January school choice period. All 4J schools will hold virtual visits in January. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the annual Elementary School Showcase will not be held this year.

Virtual School Visits

  • Learn about your neighborhood school and more!
  • Each school offers live virtual visits or info sessions with an opportunity for questions and answers
  • School event schedule: lane.edu/virtual-school-visits
  • Request interpretation support in advance 


Wednesday: Flex Day Student Activities—New Clubs

February 3 is the first opportunity in 2021 for students to socialize with their peers during school clubs and activities. To access the Zoom links, students should visit the “Kelly Middle School PILOTS” Canvas course. There, they will find a link to clubs and activities for 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

Native American Student Union: Hosted by Joe Brainard



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.

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: https://www.smore.com/4dhva

In Spanish: https://www.smore.com/jytpc


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)

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




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