School Closure

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Conditions are icy this morning around the area. With it being unclear regarding when it will warm up a few degrees, we are delaying this morning, Friday January 17th.

FRSD IS ON A 2 HOUR DELAY TODAY. SCHOOL WILL END AT REGULAR TIME. NO EARLY RELEASE.

Fern Ridge School District is looking for 3 community members who are not officers, agents or employees of the district to serve on our budget committee.

The budget committee will begin work on the important job of reviewing our 2020-2021 budget soon.  Currently there are three open positions:

 

Position #2 (Term expires 6/30/2022)

Position #4 (Term expires 6/30/2022)

Position #5 (Term expires 6/30/2022)

While the time commitment is minimal (there are a maximum of three meetings in the spring of 2020) the contribution you would be making to the future of fern ridge students is invaluable.

To be eligible for appointment the successful applicants must live in the district and not be an officer, agent or employee of the district.  Applications are available by clicking HERE.  Applications will be received at the District Office until the positions are filled.

For more information please call 541-935-2253 ext 1203

Apply Today Message on Board with BreadThis post is intended to inform and remind folks about the free and reduced lunch program.  Please take advantage of it if you qualify, and if you are not sure, please fill out the application and find out!  It is a tremendous asset to our families and students.  As a reminder, if you qualify for Free or Reduced lunch, breakfast is ALWAYS FREE!  Alan Fullerton our food service director, in conjunction with  his staff, have been working hard to provide healthier and more made from scratch meal options.  Even if you don’t use this service consistently, having the option of knowing that  your child can receive free breakfast on those mornings when you are running late, is a great deal!

There are two ways to apply.  Go to this link (click here) print off the application, fill it out and drop off in the front office, or go to this link (click here) and apply directly online.

As a final reminder, you must apply each year.  Those that were eligible in 18-19, remain eligible through September 2019, however beginning Oct 1st if you did not reapply, charges are accruing.  Get your applications in ASAP.  If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact Renee Ota at rota@fernridge.k12.or.us or 541-935-8218 Ext 2

Fern Ridge Middle School and Elmira High School students do not have school Thursday, October 10 due to parent/teacher conferences.

Fern Ridge Middle School Conferences will be held Wednesday, Oct 9 from 4pm to 8pm (in the commons – no appointment necessary) & Thursday, Oct 10 from 8am to 12pm (in individual teacher classrooms – no appointment necessary.)

Elmira High School Conferences will be held Wednesday, Oct 9 from 4pm to 8pm (in the cafeteria – no appointment necessary) & Thursday, Oct 10 from 8am to 12pm (by appointment only – you can contact the high school office at 541-935-8200 or email your student’s teacher to set up a time)

 Friday, October 11 is a non-school day for all district students due to a state-wide teacher in-service day.

Have a great weekend!

One in 6 Oregon children is chronically absent.  Being chronically absent is defined as missing 10% of the school days throughout the course of the year.  Over the last year our district has been working closely with the Oregon Department of Education to try new and innovative things to encourage regular school attendance for all of our students.

Attendance matters for students at all grade levels. Students who attend school regularly are more likely to read at grade level and to build a strong foundation as they move from preschool and kindergarten to high school.  On the other hand, students who are chronically absent are at risk of falling behind.  Chronically absent students in Fern Ridge perform lower academically than their peers, have lower GPA’s, and are at a higher risk of not receiving their high school diploma.

The link below has lots of information for not only educators, but families and students as well.  Things such as attendance trackers and tips for “getting out the door.”  Each school in Fern Ridge has these attendance trackers in magnet form, for your refrigerators, that you can use at home.  If you would like one, please contact  your school.  Also, here at the District Office we have “Every Day Matters” yard signs.  If you are willing to put one up at your home or local business, please stop by and pick one up.

Being absent from school is sometimes necessary, life happens!  However emphasizing the importance of regular school attendance is an important and valuable gift you can give your student!

https://every-day-matters.org/

 

American flag hanging on wallThere is no school on Friday May 24 due to a teacher workday.

In observance of Memorial Day all schools will be
closed on Monday May 27.

Everyone have a safe weekend!

 

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January 2020

Jan 13 School Board Meeting at 6:30pm

 

Jan 13 School Board Worksession following the regular meeting.

 

Jan 20 No School in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

Jan 23  End of 1st Semester/2nd Quarter

 

Jan 24  No School – Teacher Workday

 

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