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In the coming months the Fern Ridge School District will begin the process of bargaining a successor agreement with the Fern Ridge Education Association (FREA), to the one that is currently in place for our certified staff (teachers.)  The current agreement expires June 30, 2018.

The District looks forward to working together with our teaching staff through this process.  The Superintendent and School Board have identified 3 goals to help guide the District.  They are:

  1. The District will participate as a partner with the Fern Ridge Education Association (FREA) in these complex negotiations.
  2. Given the importance of this new labor contract and the overall impact of labor costs to the District’s budget, the District will devote the time and resources necessary to secure a labor contract which is responsive to the public’s immediate and long-term interest.
  3. The District will negotiate a labor contract which addresses legitimate employee concerns and seeks to continue to maintain good labor relations.

The EHS Booster Club invites you to attend their 10th annual Charity Golf Tournament.  This is the Booster Club’s biggest fundraiser of the year!  Proceeds from this event will support our student athletes with scholarships, equipment, uniform needs and much much more!

 Please call (458) 210-5012 for tickets and information.

Go Falcons!


Free lunches for kids ages 2-18.
Lunches are first come first serve for children.  Children ages 1 to 2 may eat when accompanied by a responsible adult.  All food must be eaten on site.

Veneta lunch site will be at VENETA CITY PARK, 25192 Broadway, Veneta from 12:00-1:00.  To see a list of all Lane County lunch sites, please visit the FOOD For Lane County website.

Go to to see a list of sites, menus, and volunteer opportunities.

Saturday, June 24, 2017,  10:00 a.m.
Fern Ridge Middle School
88831 Territorial Road
Elmira OR 97437

Mark your calendar for the Elmira All School & Veterans Potluck.  The chicken, beverages, and table service will be supplied.  Please bring a salad, dessert, or hot dish.  Group photos will be taken just before lunch.

The Classes of 1957 and 1967 will be featured for their 60-year and 50 year milestones!

The Historian has an amazing display of photos and slide shows dating back to the beginning of Elmira High School.
There is no admission although it is appreciated if you purchase a raffle ticket to help defray the cost of the event.

Contact Info:
Zella Tullock,,  ph 541-607-9174
Joleen Mack,,  ph 541-935-2153
Melody R,,  ph 541-484-9176

A public meeting of the Budget Committee of the Fern Ridge School District 28J, Lane County, State of Oregon, to discuss the budget for the fiscal year July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018, will be held at the District Administration Office at 88834 Territorial Rd in Elmira, Oregon. The meeting will take place on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 6:30 PM. The purpose of the meeting is to receive the budget message and to receive comments from the public on the budget. This is a public meeting where deliberation of the Budget Committee will take place. Any person may appear at the meeting and discuss the proposed programs with the Budget Committee. A copy of the budget document may be inspected or obtained on or after May 17, 2017 at the District Administration Office, between the hours of 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM. This notice and more information about the budget can be found at


This week is Teacher Appreciation Week.  Thank you to our teachers, all of whom go above and beyond each day to support our students.  We are lucky to have so many dedicated teachers in the FRSD and I am fortunate to serve as their Superintendent.  Thanks for all you do! – Gary Carpenter, Superintendent

This week is Secretary’s Week, with Wednesday, April 26th being Secretary’s Day.  On behalf of all the staff, students and parents of the Fern Ridge School District, we want to thank the many secretary’s that work in our schools.  Thank you to Tammy Boren at Elmira High School, Amy Eastman and Dawn Northey at Fern Ridge Middle School, Michelle Cook and Tammy Eutsler at Elmira Elementary, Ronda Henneman and Lorrie Haffner at Veneta Elementary, Mary Griswold in Special Services, and Debbie Moore at the District Office. You are very much appreciated for all you do on a daily basis.  Happy Secretary’s Week.



Congratulations to our own Kasey Cutsforth (Sconce) on being inducted into Northwest Christian University’s Sports Hall of Fame.  Kasey played soccer, basketball, and softball at Elmira High School prior to attending NCU.  At NCU she participated in basketball and softball.  Upon her graduation in 2007, she was hired to be an elementary teacher in Fern Ridge School District.  Kasey currently teaches 1st grade at Veneta Elementary School.

talentshow(1)We hope you can come join us for the Fern Ridge Schools Districtwide TALENT SHOW on Friday, April 7th at 7:00 p.m. at Elmira High School.  Doors open at 6:30 p.m.  Over 23 acts by our schools students and staff are scheduled to perform – dancing, singing, magic tricks and more!!!  Cost is $5.00 per adult, $3.00 per student, ages 4 and under are free.  Dessert intermission is included!  This is an Ultimate Falcon Fundraiser for Mid Lane Cares.  Contact EHS for more information at 541-935-8200.

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March 2018


March 5 to March 9

Classified Appreciation Week

March 11

Daylight Savings Time Begins

March 12

School Board Meeting

6:30pm at the District Office

March 14

Fern Ridge Middle School

March Madness Fundraiser

March 17

Elmira Elementary School

Auction Fundraiser

March 19

School Board Meeting

6:30pm at the District Office

March 26 to March 30

Spring Break

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