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LCG Pence Construction of Salem, OR has been awarded the contract to provide Construction Manager / General Contractor (CMGC) services for the construction projects at Elmira Elementary and Veneta Elementary.  The District received proposals from six firms, which were evaluated by District staff and members of the Citizens Oversight Committee.  Ground breaking for the projects will take place in late spring 2015.  For more information about the bond projects, click here.

AmerEdThe annual observance of American Education Week honors students, teachers, education support professionals, parents, and community members who help students succeed.  Please join us in thanking everyone who works so hard in providing a quality education for the students in the Fern Ridge School District.  You are all appreciated.

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Reminder – “The District-Wide Sustainability Workshop  – How green do we want to be?” is scheduled for this evening, Wednesday, November 12th from 6:30 – 8:30 pm at the District Administration Office Board Room. Hope to see you there!!!

Today we received tragic news.  We were informed of a car accident on Hwy 126 just East of Mapleton that claimed the life of two young adults and seriously injured others.  Several of those involved have many close ties, friends and family in the Fern Ridge area.

Elmira High School created a “safe room” where students could go to talk to an adult and or a counselor if they needed to do so.  EHS will maintain this “safe room” again tomorrow as needed.  Several families understandably picked up their students from school today.  In the coming days we trust families to make the best decision for their student regarding school attendance.

We are here to support students and parents in whatever way that we can.  Our thoughts and prayers are with the Mapleton High School community and the many families affected by this tragedy in our local area.

The Fern Ridge School District is progressing through the design process and would like input from our community at any of three different forums:

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Community Share Meeting – Thursday, November 6, 6:30 – 7:30 pm, District Office Board Room

Veneta Elementary School Additions & Renovations
Community Share Meeting – Monday, November 10, 6:30 – 7:30 pm, District Office Board Room

District-Wide Sustainability Workshop – How Green Do We Want To Be? – Wednesday, November 12, 6:30 – 7:30 pm, District Office Board Room

thCA9KD4KFThe Fern Ridge School District is seeking volunteers to fill two three-year term positions on the Budget Committee.  To be eligible for appointment, applicants must 1) live in the district; and 2) not be an officer, agent or employee of the district.  No experience or financial background is necessary; the Budget Committee meets two or three times each year.

Please click here for an application or stop by the District Office, 88834 Territorial Road, Elmira.  Applications will be received until openings are filled.

canstock4707406Due to a power outage, the regular board meeting scheduled for October 20, 2014 at 6:30 PM at Elmira Elementary School has been canceled. Patrons who planned to make public comment at this meeting may e-mail board members.  All agenda items will be pushed to the next scheduled board meeting on Monday, November 3, 2014 at 6:30 PM at the District Administration Office.

MySchoolBucksThe District’s Food Service Program is now accepting payments for meal purchases through My School Bucks, an online payment service that allows the ability to securely pay for school meals online using a credit or debit card.  Sign up today to access your student’s meal account balances and meal purchases, schedule automatic payments or create low-balance alerts.  There is a fixed $1.95 fee per transaction.  For more information, click here.

Bond LogoThe District is currently soliciting proposals from qualified Contractors to provide Construction Manager / General Contractor (CMGC) services for the construction of two projects under the recently approved bond measure: Replacement of Elmira Elementary School, and Addition and Renovation of Veneta Elementary School.  For more information, click here.

We would like to share with you the August 25, 2014 Inservice speeches of: Dr. Nancy Golden, Chief Education Officer of Oregon Education Investment Board.  Dr. Golden gave an overview of the statewide vision for education.  Dr. Sally Storm, Superintendent, gave her vision of what good schools look like and what she wants to see in Fern Ridge School District.  Dr. Storm’s topic was the research on The Nine Characteristics of High Performing Schools.

Dr. Nancy Golden’s Speech

Dr. Sally Storm’s Speech

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November 2014

November 24
EES & VES - No School - Parent Teacher Conferences

November 25
EES & VES - No School - Parent Teacher Conferences

November 26-28
No School - Thanksgiving Break

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