Distance Learning

Distance Learning For All

Monroe Middle School and Eugene School District 4J are moving to Distance Learning during the COVID-19 Pandemic as directed by the Oregon Department of Education. This page provides a “one stop shop” for important information for students and parents. Find here resources and links, directives, process and protocols for Distance Learning opportunities and expectations. Distance Learning for All Guidance March 2020 (PDF)

Be sure to check back here often as things are changing quickly as we firm up plans to deliver learning online to your students.

Student email access: Students will need to use a web browser for accessing their 4J email. Teachers will be communicating directly with students and parents regarding their classes, timely information, assignments, etc. All communication to students will be through their 4J email accounts. The Mail app on the student assigned iPads does not work outside of the 4J network. Students must launch Safari, Firefox, or Chrome and use their mail through the web browser. 4J Student email link is here: https://stumail.4j.lane.edu/

Zoom & Google Hangouts Video Conferencing: Monroe will be using the Zoom and Google Hangouts app for Office Hours. The Zoom app will be on student iPads soon, the app can also be downloaded to home computers, laptops, and smartphones. Students must use their 4J email accounts when setting up their Zoom  accounts. Students are expected to follow appropriate Zoom video conferencing etiquette when using this app. Video Conferencing Etiquette HERE

** If you need any tech support assistance (for example, if Zoom or Google Hangouts is not working for you), then please send an email to student_techsupport@4j.lane.edu  When you e-mail the Student Tech Support address please include the school name and the student’s name in the message.

SPANISH Tech Help Phone Number 541-790-7531

Distance Learning through Google Classroom: Monroe teachers will be using Google Classroom to deliver their course curriculum. Weekly lessons will be posted every Monday by 8 AM.

Did you forget your Zimbra, Google, or StudentVue password?

  • If you forgot your 4J password, then try this!  If your name was Jeremiah Jerry, then your username is simply the “stem” of your email address and the password is the first two letters of your last name (1st capital, 2nd lower case), then the number 1, then the last 4 digits of your Student ID, then “cy”.  See below. If you forgot your 4J username, and/or need additional support with this, then please email Anna Wellman @ wellman_a@4j.lane.edu

Suggested Student Weekly Schedule w/ Zoom/Google Hangouts office hours: 

8:45-12:30 Students complete assignments from teachers in Google Classroom, take breaks when needed, communicate with teachers via email, and eat lunch. Students may choose to complete these assignments at a different time.

OFFICE HOURS (Monday-Thursday)

Students enter live Zoom or Google Hangouts meetings with their teachers and other students from their classes. Zoom or Google Hangouts meeting codes will be communicated through Google Classroom. Teacher Office Hours are below:

12:30-12:50- Period 1

12:55-1:15- Period 2

1:20-1:40- Period 3

1:45-2:05- Period 4

2:10-2:30- Period 5

2:35-2:55- Period 6

*Teachers will NOT be on Zoom or Google Hangouts with students 1-1. Students will be in the “waiting room” until another student or staff member joins.

*Teachers will NOT be recording students.

*No Office Hours Friday, but students are encouraged to communicate with teachers via email or take advantage of additional Office Hours individual teachers may provide. 

Rest of the Day Spend time and socialize with family, go on a walk, ride a bike, do homework, take advantage of supplementary/extra assignments, play individual sports, etc.

Please see below for key questions that will be updated and subject to change. Make sure to check it consistently! 

Topic/Question Key Information
Final Week Optional Lessons ALL assignments and activities for the final week of school (June 8-11) will be “optional, supplementary, and/or review.” This is a great opportunity to finish previous assignments and/or take advantage of additional learning materials.


PLEASE reach out to teachers directly about specific assignments and classwork.

8th Grade Promotion Celebrations Live Zoom Virtual Promotion Celebration- Monday, June 8th, 6:15-7 PM. Zoom information will be sent to families next week. Students, if you’re able, dress up for the occasion as if you were attending an in-person celebration!!!

*We are also working on making this available on YouTube Live for families to watch. More details to come.


Walk-Thru Promotion Celebration- Tuesday, June 9th, 3-6 PM. Come by with your family to pick up your certificate, get a goodie bag from the Monroe community, and say hello/goodbye to the staff! Students, if you’re able, dress up for the occasion!! More details to come next week.

*Social Distancing practices will be implemented.

*Please return textbooks, instruments, supplies, and iPads if not needed for the remainder of the year.

8th Grade Promotion Photo Request If you would like to submit a photo or two of your student to be featured in the 8th-grade promotion ceremony, please send it via text message along with their name to (541) 972-3082
Student Textbooks, Supplies, and iPad Returns Please return ALL textbooks, instruments, supplies, and iPads. As you can see below, there are multiple opportunities to return items. Please try your best to come during your assigned timed slots. We will make accommodations but also want to avoid having too many people gather at one time.


8th graders- Tuesday, June 9th, 3-6 PM during the promotion ceremony outlined above.

6/7th graders- Wednesday June 10th, 8-3 PM

ALL grades- Thursday June 11th, 8-3 PM

ALL grades- Monday, June 15th 8-12, 3-5 PM

Locker & Lost and Found Items Final opportunity to collect locker items and lost and found items. Items will be placed and spread out on tables. Dates and times same as above for returning items.

*Social Distancing practices will be implemented.

Wanting to Support our Community? There are two primary ways to financially support our Monroe families:


1-Eugene Education Foundation (EEF)– support families with food insecurities and other household items.



2- Irish Night of Giving– support families with RENT payments. Make checks out to the following:


Irish Night of Giving

memo line/for: Monroe MS


Mail to:

Sheldon High School

2455 Willakenzie 97401

ATTN: Irish Night of Giving

Community Resources If a family was not previously receiving Free and Reduced meals at school but has experienced a financial hardship that would make them eligible now, they can apply online HERE or contact their child’s school for assistance. Also, see below for links to other resources:


Community Resources



Lane County website for Housing, Local Businesses

Economic Recovery for Businesses

Housing & Social Services Recovery

Infrastructure Recovery

Lane County Services Recovery



Student Tech Support Support Request Form (English/Spanish)



SPANISH Tech Help Line 541-790-7531


Website with more information:


Math for Next Year? You should have received an email from the Math teacher. If not, please reach out to them directly.
Forecasting Classes for Next Year Google Forms have been sent to parents via email. Please go through the forecasting sheet with your student to select elective classes for next school year. Please complete as soon as possible.


If you are having issues with the online version, please contact Anna. wellman_a@4j.lane.edu


Yearbook Still available to purchase for $30. Please make a check out to Monroe Middle School with your students name and specify that it’s for the yearbook.



2800 Bailey Lane

Eugene, OR 97401

Weekly Wednesday Advisory + Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Please access Advisory and SEL content through Ms. Tilson’s Google Classroom. Communication will be sent directly to students each week through Google Classroom. Parents are encouraged to have meaningful follow-up conversations with their students. These lessons are voluntary and will not be graded.


Zoom Sessions with Monroe Administration Student Zoom– Date and time TBD next week. More information to come.


Parent/Guardian Zoom– Date and time TBD next week. More information to come.



Supplemental/Extra Learning Activities It’s recommended by the Oregon Department of Education that students engage in 1-2 hours of supplemental/extra learning a day. Every teacher will have supplemental/extra learning opportunities students can access through Google Classroom.
Student Clubs “After School District Clubs” for students via Zoom

Lego Club: M/W/F @ 3 PM

Book Club: Tues. @ 3 PM

Google Classroom for Students and Families How to Join a Google Classroom in English AND Spanish

Accessing Google Classroom at Home for Parents and Kids Spanish

Google Classroom Parent Tutorial (iPad) Spanish

How to Use Google Classroom on the iPad – English

Monroe Student Tech Guidelines Please discuss with your students.

●      Monroe Student Tech Guidelines

Teacher Guidance for Zoom 4J Policies *Teachers will NOT be on Zoom or Google Hangouts with students 1-1. Students will be in the “waiting room” until another student or staff member joins.

●      Zoom Guidelines and 4J Policies

Lane Education Service District (ESD) Collection Boxes They are collecting cleaning supplies, hygiene items, diapers, wipes, etc.

Donations can be dropped off 8AM – 10AM on Tuesdays and Thursdays


Lane Education Service District

1200 HWY 99 Eugene.


Eugene Public Library- Free Cards FREE access to digital books!

●      Setting up library cards (541) 357-7082

●      Online help (541) 357-6975

●      Chat online help https://www.eugene-or.gov/130/Eugene-Public-Library

Building Operations At this time, buildings are officially closed as staff are working remotely. Thanks for your understanding given social distancing and the safety and health of everyone. The school will communicate future dates and times- please pay close attention to the website and emails from the school.


Call or email with specific questions or needs using the contact information in the “Who to Email or Call?” section below.


Who to Email or Call?


You can call the Main Office at (541) 790-6300 and leave a voicemail, but if possible, email is best.


Teachers Emails- check website for email addresses

●      Email teachers directly with questions pertaining to their class(es).

●      https://monroe.4j.lane.edu/

Anna Wellman– Registrar: wellman_a@4j.lane.edu

●      Class and schedule changes

●      Registration

●      Student username/passwords

●      Track reimbursements

●      iPads

●      Student records

●      Social Media

Mollie Smith– Dept. Secretary: smith_mo@4j.lane.edu

●      Yearbook

●      General office/school questions

●      Voice messages

Buffy Ritchie– Librarian/Dept. Secretary: ritchie_b@4j.lane.edu

●      Book returns, Library

●      Paper packet request

Nancy Ehlers– Attendance Clerk: ehlers_n@4j.lane.edu

●      Attendance

●      Voice messages

●      Wifi/Hotspots

Stephanie Perez– Office Secretary: perez_s@4j.lane.edu

●      Spanish translation support

●      Payments and reimbursements

●      Paper packet request

●      Website

●      Social Media

●      Free breakfast/lunch sites

Carrie Tilson– Counselor: tilson_c@4j.lane.edu

●      Social-emotional needs and mental health supports

●      504, TAG support

●      Supporting families through Eugene Education Foundation or Irish Night of Giving

●      Advisory + Social Emotional Learning lessons

Brian Watson– Assistant Principal: watson_b@4j.lane.edu

●      Class and schedule changes

●      Forecasting questions

●      Student concerns

Sun Saeteurn– Principal: saeteurn_s@4j.lane.edu

●      Instruction and programming

●      Distance Learning

●      Food pantry

●      Community support

●      Supporting families through Eugene Education Foundation or Irish Night of Giving







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