Fern Ridge School District

Mr. Jesse Light has been selected as our November Employee of the Month!  Mr. Light and his wife (also named Jessie) have two sons, both of whom were born abroad.  Maximus Indigo Vintor Light is 5 and was born in Doha, Qatar, and Tristan Phoenix Moon Light George is 7 and was born in La Ceiba, Honduras.

As you can imagine a favorite pastime of the Light family is traveling!  Mr. Light has been to over 30 countries and has visited 40 states.  In addition to being born out of the country, both of Mr. Light’s sons are on their second passports!  This summer their family plans to travel to France, Germany, Hungry, Austria and Slovenia.

Mr. Light has been a teacher at the Fern Ridge Middle School since September of 2016 and has been a teacher for over 7 years.  He has taught students grades 5th to 12th and coached soccer, volleyball, basketball and knowledge bowl.  When asked what his favorite thing is about his job he told us, “middle schoolers are hilarious, a constant surprise, an endless wonder and still love to have fun.”  Mr. Light enjoys teaching and says he will teach anybody, anywhere, anything.  We want to thank Mr. Light for bringing his energy, enthusiasm and love for teaching to Fern Ridge Middle School!

 

 

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 Fern Ridge School District is continuing to accept applications to fill two vacant Budget Committee Positions:

Position #3  (Term expires 6/30/2021)

Position #4  (Term expires 6/30/2021)

To be eligible for appointment the appointive member must live in the district and not be an officer, agent or employee of the district.  Applications are available by clicking HERE.  Applications will be received at the District Office until the positions are filled.

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!

Just a reminder that Parent Teacher Conferences for Fern Ridge Middle School and Elmira High School students are scheduled for Wednesday, Oct 10 from 4:00pm-8:00pm and on Thursday, Oct 11 from 8:00am to noon.  There is no school for FRMS or EHS students on Thursday, Oct 11.  (Elementary students are in session on Oct 11.)

Friday, Oct 12 is State Teacher In-service Day – No school for all students.

 

 

The Fern Ridge School District is continuing to accept applications to fill two vacant Budget Committee Positions:

Position #3  (Term expires 6/30/2021)

Position #4  (Term expires 6/30/2021)

To be eligible for appointment the appointive member must live in the district and not be an officer, agent or employee of the district.  Applications are available by clicking HERE.  Applications will be received at the District Office until the positions are filled.

                                                                            For more information please call 541-935-2253 ext 1203

 

Do you like working with young children?  Do you want to help support families with children from birth to six years old? Do you want to make a difference in the Fern Ridge Community?

Fern Ridge School District is seeking a Family Resource Coordinator to run their Family Resource Center.  The Fern Ridge’s Family Resource Center provides outreach and support to families of children who aren’t yet in school.  This includes weekly “play” groups to build literacy, numeracy and social skills training in 3 to 4 year olds as well as parent education activities.  The Fern Ridge Family Resource Center is located at the Fern Ridge Middle School, but this position will be actively working at both elementary schools, collaborating with administration and working with staff to identify students and families in need of support.  Candidates should have good organizational and clerical skills.  The position is 15 hours a week during the school year with flexible hours.  Pay range is $14.75 to $15.25

Updated as of 11/1/18: This position has been filled.

 

Congratulations to Rachel Frede, our October Fern Ridge School District Employee of the month!  Mrs. Frede has been a teacher for 10 years with 6 of those years being with FRSD at Elmira Elementary School.

Mrs. Frede is married to Mike Frede and they have three amazing kids, Jackson (13), Eleanor (2) and Leo (10 months)  In her spare time she loves being with her family, traveling and is an avid runner.  She has completed multiple marathons, including the Boston Marathon in 2013 and is currently training for the Silver Falls Half Marathon.

She explains that her favorite part about her job is watching her students love for learning grow and expand and being their guide through this process.  She also values building strong relationships with students.  Her classroom community is a place where both she and her students learn and grow together each year, “They challenge and inspire me just as much as I do them.  They keep every single day interesting!”

For the 2018/2019 school year, Mrs. Frede teaches a blended classroom.  This means that each day she prepares to teach all subject areas in both 2nd and 3rd grade.  Some of what she teaches is easy to prepare for all of her students but other skills are specific to each grade level.  Math is an example of a subject that requires planning and preparation for both grade levels along with collaboration with other EES 2nd and 3rd grade teachers.  She serves on the Elmira Elementary School Math Committee and loves to make math fun and challenging for other teachers and all of the students.  She also works on the annual talent show that Elmira Elementary Students present each year.  Thank you Mrs. Frede for your dedication to all of your students and best of luck in your half marathon!

December 2018

November 29

6:00pm Chamber of Commerce Tree Lighting Ceremony at Veneta Elementary School

December 3

6:30pm Special School Board Mtg at District Office

December 6

7:00pm Light Parade

December 17

6:30 Regular School Board Mtg at District Office

December 24 to January 7

Winter Break

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