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.
12:30-2:55

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 this week will be “optional, supplementary, and/or review.” The last day for students is Wednesday, June 10th. This is a great opportunity to finish previous assignments and to take advantage of additional learning materials.

 

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

8th Grade Promotion Celebrations Zoom/Facebook Live Virtual Promotion Celebration- Monday, June 8th, 6:15-7 PM.

The Zoom link with information will be sent to students and families on Monday. IMPORTANT TO NOTE– there is a limit on how many people can log into Zoom. Families, please log into Zoom with ONE device per 8th grader so they can be a part of the Zoom. Everyone else can view the event live through Facebook Live. Please search for us at Monroe Mustangs 4J or click the link HERE.

 

*Students, if you’re able, dress up for the occasion as if you were attending an in-person celebration!

 

Walk-Thru Promotion Celebration- Tuesday, June 9th, 3-6 PM. Come by with your family anytime during this window 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!!

*Social Distancing practices will be implemented.

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

*If it rains, please be prepared for different procedures and protocols.

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.

Yearbook Updates Due to the COVID pandemic, unfortunately the yearbooks will not be processed in time for distribution at the end of this school year.  We are working on logistics to get them to families at the end of the summer or in the fall.  We appreciate your patience and understanding with this delay.  We do still have yearbooks available to purchase.  They are $30 and checks can be sent to the following:

 

2800 Bailey Lane Eugene 97401 with a note indicating your students name.  Please email Mollie Smith if you have questions about ordering or whether you have already paid for a yearbook smith_mo@4j.lane.edu

 

Sheldon High School Athletics Please visit for the latest information from OSAA and 4j on the status of high school athletics.  Sheldon is eager to connect incoming 9th grade students with our athletic programs and would encourage you to visit Sheldonathletics.com where you will find a list of head coaches and their contact information.  We would encourage you to reach out to coaches as they will be able to provide you with details about what their programs are doing and /or planning during this time.  If you have additional questions please email Sheldon Athletic Director, Heather Stein. Stein_h@4j.lane.edu. GO IRISH!
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.

https://eugeneeducationfoundation.salsalabs.org/monroe/index.html

 

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

Updated Resources for the Summer For up to date local resources for Food during the summer: https://www.4j.lane.edu/communications/coronavirus/

 

Free Farm Fresh food boxes will be available: June 10, from 11am – Noon.

First come- first serve @ ATA, Awbrey Park Elem, Holt Elem, South Eugene High

 

Free lunches will be available: 11- 12, weekdays.

ATA, Awbrey Park Elem, Holt Elem, Howard Elem, South Eugene High

 

Rental Assistance:

Emergency Rent Assistance Application / Solicitud de Asistencia de Emergencia con el Alquiler

 

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

https://govstatus.egov.com/or-dhs-benefits

needfood.oregon.gov

Lane County website for Housing, Local Businesses

Economic Recovery for Businesses

Housing & Social Services Recovery

Infrastructure Recovery

Lane County Services Recovery

Math for Next Year? You should have received an email from the Math teacher. If not, please reach out to them directly.
Student Tech Support Support Request Form (English/Spanish)

https://technologysupport.4j.lane.edu/student-support/

 

SPANISH Tech Help Line 541-790-7531

 

Website with more information:

https://technologysupport.4j.lane.edu

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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