February 1st-February 5th 2021

Kelly Week at a Glance Feb 1 – Feb 5

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

Trimester 2 Calendar here

  • Feb. 1 – A Day Advisory and P1, P2 and P3 (12:20-4:00)
  • Teacher Office hours 9:15-10:45
  • Feb. 2 – B Day  Advisory and P4, P5 and P6 (12:20-4:00)
  • Teacher Office hours 9:15-10:45
  • Feb. 3 – Flex Day Asynchronous learning P 1-6
  • Teacher Office hours afternoon schedule in Canvas courses
  • Feb. 4  – A Day Advisory and P1, P2 and P3 (12:20-4:00)
  • Teacher Office hours 9:15-10:45
  • Feb. 5  – B Day  Advisory and P4, P5 and P6 (12:20-4:00)
  • Teacher Office hours 9:15-10:45

A Message from the Principals

Wednesday, February 3 will be the first of six Flex Wednesday schedules in a row. It’s been awhile since we have had more than two Flex Wednesday schedules in a row, so I would like to provide a couple of simple reminders for students and parents regarding attendance and student engagement.

At this time, Wednesday attendance is taken based on students, “checking in” to each and every Canvas class. Students should complete missing work or complete a short task that teachers may offer to support learning on A and B Days. It is important for students to check in to each Canvas course (Periods 1-6) to be counted by the system as “attending” for Wednesday.

Additionally, our afternoon clubs and teacher support meetings happened on Wednesday afternoons. This is an excellent opportunity for students to connect with each other in clubs and get more 1-1 assistance from teachers during scheduled and drop in times with teachers. Teacher office hours for Wednesday are posted in Canvas. Some teachers will send email invitations for support.

Thursday February 4 at 7:00 pm is our monthly Kelly Family and Parent meeting. Please join us as your schedule allows. Zoom Meeting ID 955 0053 5565 Passcode 835320.

Another way to connect with other families in the region is provided by our Wrap Around Services team, who will lead a conversation on Wednesday Feb 17 in Spanish and Thursday Feb with more information in the article below this message.

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

Wraparound Program Opportunities

“Coffee Chats” for parents in both Spanish (on Wednesdays) and English (on Thursdays) where parents can join for support. Sessions will be once a month for each school region from 6-7pm.

The North Region meetings will be on the third Wednesday and Thursday of each month–February 17 & 18. Different topics will be explored every month around emotional wellness, parenting, and community resources.

Maria Covernali is the 4J district’s School social worker come and connect with her! CLICK HERE or use the following information to join the zoom meeting.

ZOOM ID: 974 1894 7252 Passcode: 100531

ZOOM ID: 971 9520 8155 Contraseña (Passcode): 554397

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

Wednesday: Flex Day Student Activities—New Clubs

February 3 is the next 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


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)

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 


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.

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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