All school offices are open and staff are busy getting ready for students.
Here is the registration information for all FRSD students:
*If you are unable to make it to the school office during the designated times please call the school office to make alternate arrangements.
Elmira Elementary and Veneta Elementary Registration Schedules
Kindergarten and students who are new to the District are invited to register Wednesday, August 15th from 7:00am to 7:00pm.
Please bring a copy of your student’s birth certificate, proof of residency and all current immunization data for any student who is new to the District.
Returning students may register on the following days:
Tuesday, August 21st 7am to 7pm
Wednesday, August 22nd 8am to 3pm
Thursday, August 23rd 8am to Noon
Elmira Elementary School Office – 88960 Territorial Rd Elmira, Or (541) 935-8214 firstname.lastname@example.org
Veneta Elementary School Office – 88131 Territorial Rd Veneta, Or (541) 935-8225 email@example.com
Fern Ridge Middle School Registration Schedule
Students who are new to the District are invited to register on Wednesday, August 15 from 8:00am to 3:00pm.
Please bring proof of residency and if you are coming from out of state or from a home schooling situation please bring immunization records and a copy of your student’s birth certificate.
(Registration will be held in the Fern Ridge Middle School library)
Returning Students may register on the following days:
Tuesday, August 21 11:00am to 7:30pm
Wednesday, August 22 8:00am to 3:00pm
Thursday, August 23 8:00am to Noon
Fern Ridge Middle School Office – 88831 Territorial Rd Elmira, Or (541) 935-8230 firstname.lastname@example.org
Elmira High School Registration Schedule
(Registration will be held in the Elmira High School cafeteria)
FRESHMAN – Thursday, August 23 5pm to 8pm
SOPHOMORE – Wednesday, August 22 1pm to 4pm
JUNIOR – Thursday, August 23 1pm to 4pm
SENIOR – Wednesday, August 22 8am to 11am
Elmira High School Office – 24936 Fir Grove Ln Elmira, Or (541) 935-8200 email@example.com
Monday, July 30th through Thursday, August 2nd are the dates that EHS will host the 4-day summer Strong Start program. This program is for incoming 9th graders of ALL ability levels to assist them in developing some skills that encourage a strong start to the High School Career!
More information will be coming out in the coming weeks, including an informational flyer. Stay tuned and save the date! For questions, contact EHS Teacher Stu Burgess at firstname.lastname@example.org or FRMS Counselor Ryan Chambers at email@example.com.
The School Board Meeting will be held on Monday, January 22nd in the board room of the District Office at 6:30pm (88834 Territorial Rd Elmira, Or 97437)
Visit FRSD BoardBook for more information on meetings and agendas.
The open enrollment process provides an additional method of school choice for Oregon students which allows them to apply for a permanent admission to a school district. Non-resident students may apply to transfer from their resident district to attend Fern Ridge School District through the open enrollment process.
Interested non-resident students must submit a completed Fern Ridge School District Open Enrollment form to the Fern Ridge School District Office beginning March 1, 2017 and closing on April 1, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. Accepted applicants will be notified if your request is approved around May 1, 2017. For further information contact the Superintendent’s Office at 541-935-2253 ext. 1203.
At the FRSD School Board meeting last night, the Board authorized the addition of 5 days to our calendar this school year. This addition, combined with a 14 hour “weather waiver” we are requesting from ODE, will allow the FRSD to continue to meet state instructional hour requirements for the 16-17 school year. These changes will be updated to the website district calendar later today. The additional school days are: February 20th, and June 16,19,20 and 21.
Reminder – The end of the semester was moved a week. There will be no school this Friday, February 3rd. It is a Teacher Workday.
The following proposal for making up snow days will be presented to the School Board for approval at their February 6, 2017 meeting:
- Attend school on President’s Day – February 20th.
- Add 4 student days at the end of the school year – Friday, June 16th and Monday-Wednesday, June 19th-June 21st. The teacher workday will occur on Thursday, June 22nd. This will have us making up 5 of the 7 school days we lost. If we lose additional days, more adjustments will need to be made. While this proposal will not become official until the Board acts on the 6th, we wanted staff, students and parents to have the information as soon as possible for planning purposes.
The loss of seven school days over the last month has necessitated some changes in our calendar. The first issue that needed to be addressed was pushing back the end of the first semester. At the School Board meeting last night it was recommended, and subsequently approved, to change January 27th from a non-school day to a school day, and to change February 3rd from a school day to a non-school day. This effectively moves the end of our semester to Thursday, February 2nd. Please note this change on your calendars.
The second issue the board addressed was the potential of adding back days. While many options were discussed, including attending school on holidays, eliminating early release Wednesdays, attending during Spring Break, extending the school year, etc….two options were recommended for consideration. The first option simply has the school year being extended by 5 days, with the last school day occurring on Thursday, June 22nd. The second option has the end of the school year being extended by 3 days (ending on June 20th), with the other two days being identified and made up between now and the end of the school year (attending on Presidents Day, the Friday before Memorial weekend, another non-school day, etc)…..The board plans on making a decision at their next meeting on February 6th. Both options considered have us adding back 5 of the 7 days we have missed, and assume no more snow days. If we have more snow days, other adjustments will need to be made.
Fern Ridge School District will be hosting an Open House and Ribbon Cutting on January 19th from 6:00-7:00 p.m. Please join us in our new Elmira Elementary School, 88960 Territorial Road, Elmira, OR 97437. The evening will begin outside of the school where School Board Member, Twinkle Morton and students, will cut the ribbon and lead the way to the gym. There will be a short greeting from Gary Carpenter and Michelle Marshall. The grand opening will be a wonderful opportunity for families, community members, and friends to explore the beautiful new building and learn more about the design and layout.
In addition, Elmira High School will be “open” from 6-7 for any community members that would like to tour the new lobby and facilities that have recently been completed.
Come for an evening of fun to watch the Elmira High School Seniors vs Juniors Powder Puff Football Game on Thursday, November 10th at 6:30 pm. The admission fees received are a fundraiser for the Grad Night Committee to use in their work planning a safe, fun and Drug/Alcohol Free Graduation Party for our Senior Class. No ASB cards will be accepted. Come hungry! BBQ and concessions will be available sponsored by Elmira Booster Club.