February 8th-February 12th 2021

Kelly Week at a Glance Feb 8 – Feb 12

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

Trimester 2 Calendar here

  • Feb. 8 – A Day Advisory and P1, P2 and P3 (12:20-4:00)
  • Teacher Office hours 9:15-10:45
  • Feb. 9 – B Day  Advisory and P4, P5 and P6 (12:20-4:00)
  • Teacher Office hours 9:15-10:45
  • Feb. 10 – Flex Day Asynchronous learning P 1-6
  • Teacher Office hours afternoon schedule in Canvas courses
  • Feb. 11 – A Day Advisory and P1, P2 and P3 (12:20-4:00)
  • Teacher Office hours 9:15-10:45
  • Feb. 12  – B Day  Advisory and P4, P5 and P6 (12:20-4:00)
  • Teacher Office hours 9:15-10:45

A Message from the Principals

I was delighted to receive the recent update and timeline of intention from our district to possibly begin a “Hybrid” learning model in middle schools during Trimester 3. We will continue to refine our health and safety protocols preparing for students to return to our building as health metrics and district directives allow.

This is very exciting news for many people in our school community. In December, our district called for parents to let us know if a “Hybrid” model or “on-line all year” was preferred based on individual family choice. In March, families will again be able to assess individual circumstances and let us know if you and your student prefer to remain in a “distance learning” format or return to the building in a “Hybrid” format for Trimester 3. In March, District 4j will send details about this opportunity to change your pathway for Trimester 3, which begins on March 29. You will only need to take an action IF you want to change the pathway you selected earlier in the school year.

Beginning on Monday February 8, we will welcome a group of 20 students for “limited, in-person instruction” to support our Comprehensive Distance Learning Canvas classrooms. On Thursday February 11 another group of 20 students will be on campus for this opportunity. We examined several data sets and invited families and students to voluntarily attend for 2 hours a day, 2 days a week to support student learning and connections.

As health metrics and district directives allow, we may be able to add two more groups of 20 students in the coming weeks prior to offering a “Hybrid” learning model during Trimester 3 as health metrics allow.

Please remind your students to “check in” to each and every Canvas class on Wednesday February 10. 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. NEW afternoon clubs and teacher support meetings happened on Wednesday afternoons, too.

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

Wednesday: Flex Day Student Activities—New Club

February 10 is the next opportunity 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

NEW CLUB: Dungeons and Dragons: Hosted by Ms. Young

Native American Student Union: Hosted by Joe Brainard

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


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 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.


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


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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