School Closure

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Staff, students and community members are invited to attend an open forum with the two finalists for the Elmira High School Principal position.  The forum will begin promptly at 6:00 PM in the EHS theater on Thursday, March 15th.  All those interested are invited to attend, hear from the candidates, ask questions, and leave feedback for the selection committee to consider.  The two candidates are:

Rick Gardner:  Rick has 22 years of experience in education, including 11 years as  H.S. Science teacher. The last 11 years Rick has served as a school administrator in a variety of positions including 1 year as the Principal at Mckenzie H.S., 7 years as an assistant principal at Marist, and the last 3 years as the Director of Facilities and Athletics at Marist H.S., in Eugene Oregon.

Phillip Pearson:  Phillip has 18 years of experience in education, including 10 years as a Science teacher.  Since 2009, Phillip has served in a variety of administrative roles including Dean of Students, Associate Principal, Director of Technology, and the last 6 years as the Principal of Corbett High School in Corbett Oregon.

Both candidates will be doing a 10 minute presentation introducing themselves to our staff and community, followed by 30 minutes of an opportunity for  those in attendance to ask them questions.  Mr. Gardner will start at 6:00 PM, and Mr. Pearson will follow at approximately 6:45.

Thank you doesn’t always seem like enough when it comes to appreciating our Classified Staff.  They are a vital part of the education team that is Fern Ridge School District and we could not do our jobs without them!

Classified Staff are among the hardworking men and women in our school district who do everything from helping children safely cross a road, to keeping our buildings clean, managing school offices, maintaining our fields, assisting with technology needs and working in the business office of the district. They help students learn to read, work on math, science and art.  They supervise lunches and recesses, assist in study halls, work with students in computer labs and complete countless other vital tasks for teachers, administrators and students.

During this Classified Appreciation Week, we would like to take the time to recognize these dedicated individuals who help make Fern Ridge School District a great place to learn and work!

Thank you Michael, Becky, Bob, David, Heidi, Michael B., Laurie, Tony, Victoria, Michael M., Pete, Robin, Michael Mc., Ron, David, Angela, Tammy B., Leiisa, Stacy, Mary, Lorie, Dawn, Jessica, Casey, Melissa, Patti, Janet, Jamie, Raina, Julie B., Trish, Sheila, Devonee, Lisa, Sherry, Cherri, Julie C., Delise, Jessie, Tammy E., Cara, Michael G., Stephanie, Missy, Debbie, Kim, Callie, Kelley, Erika, Kelly,  Kristi, Bonnie, Mollie, Alyssa, Karrie, Cynthia, Cortnie, Brenda, Emilee, Deborah, Kim, Alex, Dani, Sheila, Chris, Becky, Jaime, Kristan, Scotty, Sam, Suzie and Pam!

Enjoy your week and know how much we appreciate all that you do for our staff, students and community!

The Region 3 North Tournament will be held tomorrow, Saturday the 24th, at EHS!  Good luck to our OBOB Team as they compete against teams from Creswell, Cottage Grove, Thurston and Churchill.  The opening assembly begins at 9:30 in the theater, and the first competitions take place at 9:50.

FRSD is closed and all activities cancelled, for today, Thursday, Feb. 22nd.


At the link below you can visit all the information regarding snow routes, and school closure information.

As a side note, if and when we ever have a 2-hour delay on a Wednesday Early Release day, all schools will be released at their normal Mon., Tues., Thur., Fri., time.

Emergency Information

Join us in the Elmira High School Theater from 6-8 PM on Monday, March 5th.  This workshop is for any and all parents of school age children K-12.  The workshops shares with parents the basics of social media and cyber safety.  Hear from experts (a panel of trained students) regarding the ways kids are using social media today.  A second, 3 person panel, made up of myself, a Lane County Sheriff’s deputy and a Lane County Juvenile Prosecutor will also be presenting.  This is not just for FRSD parents, parents from Crow, Junction City and Triangle Lake in particular are invited, but feel free to invite any interested adult that may find this information useful.

Click on the link below to see the flyer for this event in Spanish and English.

RSVP is encouraged at

English Version of flyer

Spanish Version of Flyer


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March 2018


March 5 to March 9

Classified Appreciation Week

March 11

Daylight Savings Time Begins

March 12

School Board Meeting

6:30pm at the District Office

March 14

Fern Ridge Middle School

March Madness Fundraiser

March 17

Elmira Elementary School

Auction Fundraiser

March 19

School Board Meeting

6:30pm at the District Office

March 26 to March 30

Spring Break

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