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Fern Ridge School District uses Public School Works for part of the annual training that each staff member participates with.  These training modules cover several different areas including bullying prevention and child abuse prevention/education.

As a district parent, you are welcome to login and view the same training modules through our Parent Info Center.  There is a link located in the Parents tab of our website or you can click here to login or create an account.  In addition to viewing the staff training modules, parents can also access trainings that are meant for students along with crisis hotline information.

 

 

Flu season is in full swing!  Here is some information on flu symptoms and a few ways to help keep your family healthy in 2020.  Remember, if you are ever in doubt reach out to your health care provider.

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Flu Symptoms may include:

-A fever of 100 degrees or higher
-Cough and/or sore throat
-Runny or stuffy nose
-Headaches and/or body aches in joints and muscles and around the eyes
-Warm flushed skin and red, watery eyes
-Chills
-Fatigue, generalized weakness
-Nausea, vomiting, and/or diarrhea (happens more frequently in children)
-These symptoms may hit all at once, quite quickly

 

                                               How To Stay Healthy And Stop The Flu From Spreading

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-Get the seasonal flu vaccine annually.
-Wash your hands often!
-Avoid touching eyes, mouth and nose – germs spread this way.
-Stay home or keep your child home until fever free for at least 24 hours without using fever reducing medication.
-Throw away used tissues – use a new one each time.
-Clean and disinfect surfaces/objects that may be contaminated with germs like the flu virus.
-Quit smoking and/or limit your child’s exposure to second hand smoke.
-Eat well, exercise and get enough sleep.

 

 

 

 

Over the past few months we have been working on identifying a mission statement.  The district has a vision statement:”Provide excellence for every student so that each will reach their greatest potential.”

A vision statement outlines WHERE an organization wants to be, the “end-goal.”  A mission statement identifies HOW we will get there.

Our process for creating our mission statement has included research and brainstorming by a group of administrators who looked at data and identified a couple of different mission statement options.  Those two options were forwarded to the four buildings in our district and reviewed by each ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act) team.  These teams include staff and parents who were asked to provide feedback.  In recent days we have taken that feedback and identified a proposed draft mission statement.

We are now looking for community, parent, and student input on this mission statement before we come out with a final adopted version.  You can provide that by clicking here to take the short survey.  Thanks in advance for your participation!

Flu Shot Community Clinic FlyerAll kids (ages 7 & up)  families and community members are welcome to attend our October 2 flu shot clinic.  The clinic will be held at our district office (88834 Territorial Rd.)

Immunization Tips:
~Wear a short sleeved shirt to the clinic.
~Bring your insurance card (if you do not have insurance coverage 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 children ages 7 and up.
~Copays/Costs may vary for alternate vaccines.

Below are the links to the vaccine information sheets.  If you are interested in a vaccine other than the basic flu shot please RSVP to 541-935-2253 ext 1203.

Flu
Pneumonia
Tdap
Shingles
HPV
Hep A
Hep B

CATCH Fun Run/Walk Flyer

 

Please join us on Thursday, May 30 for a 3K fun run/walk at Elmira Elementary School!  The run/walk will be followed by a Taco Bar and Health Fair along with prizes and finisher medals!

Click here to Register online or pick up a packet from the office at Veneta or Elmira Elementary School.  The cost is $5 per student or $10 per adult.  View the registration link for more information on a family of four discount.

Thank you Territorial Sports Program, Wintergreen Farm and Coordinated Approach To Child Health (CATCH) for sponsoring this event!

FRSD schools will remain open on Wednesday, May 8th.

Dear Fern Ridge families,

Many of you may have heard reports regarding some Lane County School Districts being closed on May 8thIn Fern Ridge, schools will remain open.

The Oregon Education Association has called upon its members to make May 8th a “Day of Action” to advocate for legislative action to significantly invest in K-12 education so that Oregon schools have adequate resources to serve all students.  Union’s planned activities include many districts participating in one-day teacher strikes (“walkouts”).  In Fern Ridge our teachers and union leadership have elected to participate in this Day of Action in a way that is least disruptive to families and student learning time.

Our teacher union leadership has been transparent and communicating with me the last few weeks regarding their planning, and I recently have been informed that teachers that participate will be “walking out” after students are released on Wednesday, May 8th.  This type of action shows their support for the larger “Day of Action”, while being least disruptive to our students and families.

The missed hours of work/professional development time will be unpaid strike time for teachers, or they must take a ½ day of their personal leave. The Fern Ridge School District and I share our teacher’s goal of convincing the Oregon Legislature to make a significant investment in education to provide smaller class sizes, more learning time, increased health and safety services and a well-rounded education.  However, the district does not endorse or condone walkouts that disrupt the work day.

I have been informed that during this walkout many of our licensed staff will be at the corner of Territorial Highway and 126 sharing positive signs regarding supporting students and increased K-12 funding to serve all students.

If additional information becomes available, or something changes, we will communicate immediately with our families.

Congratulations to the 2018-2019 Fern Ridge School District Distinguished Service Award Recipients!

Awards will be presented in the cafeteria of Elmira High School on Thursday, April 18 at 7:00 pm

        Daniel Kallio: Volunteer ~ Julie Cross: Classified Employee

Cameron Siegal: Educator ~ Jeff Thiessen: Confidential Employee

 Paige Reichenberger: Emerging Future First Citizen

 Paul Ossowski: Future First Citizen

Riley Chambers: Community Builder

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Fun Run Flyer

 

Mark your calendars for May 30th and join us for a 3K Family Fun Run/Walk followed by a taco bar and health information fair!  This event is sponsored by Coordinated Approach to Child Health (CATCH) and will be held at Elmira Elementary School.

More information on registration will be posted soon.

Ultimate Falcon Pageant Flyer

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.

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

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February 2020

Feb 9 EHS Winterfest Dance

 

Feb 10 School Board Mtg 6:30pm

 

Feb 17  No School in honor of President’s Day

 

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