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Flu Shot Clinic FlyerAll students, community members and staff are welcome to the flu shot clinic that will be held in the Veneta Elementary Library on Thursday, Nov 8 from 4:00-6:00pm.

Flu Shot Tips:

~Wear a short sleeved shirt
~Bring your insurance card – if you don’t have insurance the private pay cost for the basic flu shot is $30.
~Bring a completed Vaccine Administration Record (extra forms will be available on site)
~Immunizations are available for students ages 7 and up
~Copays/Costs may vary for alternate vaccines.

Below are the links to the vaccine information sheets:

Flu
Shingles
TDap
Pneumococcal

Please call 541-935-2253 ext 1203 if you have any questions

Parents of the Fern Ridge community,

I believe recent events around an incident at Fern Ridge Middle School, the districts response, and the subsequent discussion is necessitating an additional message from me.  Serious issues of confidentially are in play here, so know that everything I have written here,  just this morning I have received permission from the family involved to share.

The district was made aware of a general threat by a FRMS student on Monday, October 29th.  The threat that was made a week or more prior to being reported to us was not specific in nature, was made in a private conversation between two friends, one of whom shared he was having some violent thoughts.  The threat was investigated thoroughly over 2-3 days.  The parents of the involved student responded to this event as I would hope any parent would.  They understood the severity, were concerned for their child, and they furthermore agreed to voluntarily withdraw their student from school and pursue getting him some support.  FRMS Principal, Ms. Johnson was in communication with me from the get go, and everything we have done here has been at my direction, and in accordance with Board policy.  I can assure folks the following:  The FRSD School Board is fully aware of the specifics of this case, and I am confident the Districts response was swift, appropriate, and at no time after being made aware of the threat were students in danger.

I stand by the fact that our response here was appropriate for the specifics of this case, and done so in a way that would encourage, not discourage, others form coming forward if they have concerns about themselves, or their peers.  The District will certainly be de-briefing these events and discussing any possible adjustments to our policy or practice in the future.  If anyone would like to contact me directly please feel free to do so at gcarpenter@fernridge.k12.or.us or via phone at 541-935-2253 ext 1201.   I, as well as your elected School Board members, have no higher priority than doing everything in our power to ensure your children, theirs and mine included, are safe in Fern Ridge School District Schools.

Next week, FRMS staff are working on a short presentation to students that will emphasize two things.  First, the importance of reporting to a trusted adult, and secondly the seriousness with which any threatening statement must be taken by school officials. I expect this presentation to take place on Wednesday during homeroom.

Gary Carpenter, Superintendent FRSD 28J

 

On Thursday, November 8 there will be a flu shot clinic open to students and community members from 4:00-6:00pm in the Veneta Elementary Library.

Flu Shot Tips:

~Wear a short sleeved shirt
~Bring your insurance card – if you don’t have insurance the private pay cost for the basic flu shot is $30.
~Bring a completed Vaccine Administration Record (extra forms will be available on site)
~Immunizations are available for students ages 7 and up
~Copays/Costs may vary for alternate vaccines.

Below are the links to the vaccine information sheets:

Flu
Shingles
TDap
Pneumococcal

Please call 541-935-2253 ext 1203 if you have any questions

 

 

The Child Center is presenting a series of four classes for parents on collaborative problem solving.  Collaborative problem solving is an exciting model that teaches you and your child skills that will reduce meltdowns, increase positive relationships, and improve communications.

Parents with a child in elementary or middle school will find the strategies used in collaborative problem solving useful and effective.  If you are struggling with your child’s challenging behaviors or are frustrated and searching for a more effective way to manage your child’s behavior, then collaborative problem solving could be the solution you are looking for.

The classes will be held at Elmira Elementary School from 6:00pm to 7:30pm starting on Thursday, October 25th.  Dinner will be served and childcare provided during the class.  This class is offered at no cost to families.

Please call 541-726-1465 to register – space is limited!

We are in need of donors!  The Elmira High School Blood Drive is Tuesday, October 2 from 8:30am to 1:30pm in the auxiliary gym.

Anyone is welcome to donate and you can sign up with any National Honor Society student by emailing Mrs. Hunt: khunt@fernridge.k12.or.us or online by visiting www.redcross.org and using sponsor code: ElmiraHS

 

 

 

 

It’s Homecoming Week!  Students are busy decorating hallways, planning their Homecoming Assembly and preparing for the Annual Homecoming Parade this Friday, September 28th at 4:00pm.

The parade route begins in the parking lot near Cup of Joe and will make its way through downtown Veneta before finishing at the high school.  Come join our students, staff and community members in support of our Elmira Falcons as they take on the Junction City Tigers!

Homecoming Parade – 4:00pm ~  Football Game – 7:00pm

                  Go Falcons!

 

Thank you Fern Ridge School District Teachers

This week give us the opportunity to acknowledge our dedicated K-12 teachers who are working together every day to inspire our students to reach for their highest potential.

From teaching students to read in Kindergarten to showing them how to achieve their post-graduation goals; the teachers of Fern Ridge School District are a talented group of individuals who make a difference in the lives our kids.

We are proud of our teaching staff and want you to know how much we appreciate all that you do.  Thank you Fern Ridge School District Teachers!

Today is School Lunch Hero Day and next week is School Nutrition Employee Week .

We want to recognize the men and women who work hard serving over 750 meals a day to the staff and students of our district.

They work in every aspect of food service from administrative duties to delivering, preparing and serving food, navigating student food allergies and they do it all with a smile.

A great big THANK YOU to our lunch heroes:

~Veneta Elementary: Desta & Jessica ~Elmira Elementary: Lori & Millie

      ~Fern Ridge Middle School:Jill, Sabrina & Alese

~Elmira High School: Coleen, Bev, Renee, Debi, Brian, Pete & VIS (Very Important Substitute) Mary

 

 

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November 2018

November 1

End of 1st Quarter

6:30 Powder Puff Football Game @ EHS

November 2

No School District Wide  Teacher Workday

November 8

Community Flu Shot Clinic @ VES 4pm-6pm

November 12

No School District Wide in honor of Veteran’s Day

November 19

School Board Meeting 6:30pm at the District Office

November 19-20

No School at EES & VES  Parent Teacher Conferences

November 21-23

No School District Wide

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