School Closure

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Over the last several months, folks at the Lane Education Service District have been working on a program that would fund driver ed training.  This program could be particularly beneficial for rural communities like ours.  We have received a grant from the ODOT Safety Division for Oregon residents.

The grant fully pays for tuition for the course.  The course is 9 weekends long (both days) for a total of 18 days that includes classroom discussions, video presentations and hands on exercises.  The only cost for participants is paying a $100 materials fee and a $10 criminal history check.

Successful completion of the course would make you an ODOT approved Driver Ed instructor.  Every year thousands of Oregon’s teens become new drivers, and every year motor vehicle crashes are the No. 1 cause of death for teens aged 15-20.  Oregon is facing a statewide shortage of ODOT approved driving instructors and fewer instructors mean more teens on the road without proper training.

Becoming an ODOT approved instructor is a nice way to make some extra income, it saves lives, and it helps parents.  Questions can be emailed to trafficsafety@wou.edu.  You may go to http://triwou.org/projects/tse/scheduleofcourses for more information and to register for the series of courses that take place in Eugene, beginning in late October.

Missy Hall, an instructional assistant at Veneta Elementary,  is a natural choice for the Fern Ridge School District August Employee of the Month.

She has worked in the district for nearly 22 years!  Her main assignment is in the computer lab, where she sees most of the students in the school on a daily basis.  She has made a name for herself as a “go to” person when anything computer orientated needs to be accomplished.  You will also find her out and about the school during recess duty, lunch duty and even selling yoyos occasionally.  She is ready and willing to do anything that is thrown her way if it means that the staff and students at Veneta Elementary will benefit.

Missy has put her heart and soul into making Veneta Elementary a successful place for students and staff alike.

Congratulations Missy!

 

 

Just a reminder that there is no school on Friday, April 20th.

Elementary Schools will be holding Parent/Teacher Conferences.

Fern Ridge Middle School and Elmira High School will have a Teacher Workday.

Students – Enjoy the three day weekend!

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

 

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September 2018

 

September 3

Labor Day Holiday

September 4

VES & EES:  First day of school for grades 1st-5th.

FRMS: First day of school for 6th grade.

EHS: First day of school for 9th grade.

September 5th

Elementary School: Grades 1st-5th

FRMS: First day of school for grades 7th & 8th

EHS: First day of school for grades 10th-12th

September 6

All students Grades 1st-12th

September 10

First Day for Kindergarten Students

September 13

Fern Ridge Middle School

Picture Day

September 17

School Board Meeting   6:30pm at the District Office

District Calendar

Print Calendar 2018-2019

 

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