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!
There 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!
There is no school for students on Friday, April 5 due to a teacher workday.
Have a great weekend!
Join us for the Ultimate Falcon Pageant this Friday evening at 7:00pm in the Elmira High School main gym. Ultimate Falcon is a fundraiser that benefits both Mid-Lane Cares and the Elmira High School Booster Club.
Tickets can be purchased from any Ultimate Falcon competitor for $10 or you can purchase a ticket at the door for $12.
Tickets for students, children and over 65 are $8 each.
Now that the snow and ice have melted, our district is focusing on the impact the four snow days had on student learning.
The school calendar was revised to restore two school days in June. School will be in session on June 17 and the final day for students will be June 18. At this time, the calendar for Seniors remains the same and graduation will take place on June 7.
The Fern Ridge School Board unanimously approved the calendar revisions during their March 18 meeting. These changes will be updated to the district website calendar later today.
Thank you to our families for your flexibility as we work to ensure that we are providing as much learning time as we can for our students.
This morning as the baseball team was traveling to an away game there was a bus accident. There were minor injuries with two students being transported. Work is being made toward contacting all families but if you have a student on the bus and have not heard from them directly or the school please contact the high school office at 541-935-8200.
The rest of the students are headed back to the high school where they will determine if they will stay in school or go home for the day. More information will be posted at a later time.
FRSD is on a 2 hour delay for today, Thursday March 7th due to icy road conditions.
Buses on snow routes for route numbers 4 and 13 only.
This week we want to take the time to show our classified staff how much we appreciate all of their hard work and dedication.
Thank you to our all of our amazing Instructional Assistants, Secretaries, District Office Staff, Custodians and Maintenance Crews! We appreciate all that you do each day for our students, teachers, administrators and school campuses.
Happy Classified Week!
On time start.
The buses will be operating on snow routes, both AM and PM, due to several of their “turn-arounds” being blocked in by plowed snow.