24936 Fir Grove Lane
Elmira, Oregon 97437
Office: (541) 935-8200, Fax: (541) 935-8222
Office Hrs: 7:30-4:00 M-F,
School Hrs: 8:20-3:20 M-F
Our Mission Statement: The mission of Elmira High School is to meet state standards through active teaching and learning, and provide all students the academic and social skills to become successful members of our global community.
We would like to welcome all EHS parents to an Open House this Thursday night from 6-8 PM here at the High School. Your child/student is certainly welcome to attend as well. Please park in the front (south side) and follow the signs. We look forward to seeing you and having a great start to the 14-15 school year.
In 2014-15 EHS will be on an Early Release Wednesday schedule. Each Wednesday students will be released at 1:18, much like the Middle School schedule at FRMS. There will be a study hall available in a computer lab for athletes that want to stay on campus until practice begins and do school work. The study hall will go from 1:30-3:20. This early release schedule will allow staff some critical staff development time throughout the year. We are excited about the way this opportunity will help staff, students and parents alike in regards to improving instruction, allowing for a wide range of staff development activities and improving outcomes and experiences for students.
We have added a new emergency/announcement texting feature here at EHS. If you would like to receive periodic texts from EHS regarding information we would like to get out immediately, please do the following: Text @Elmira to 228-284-2221 and then follow the directions by responding with your name once you get a verification text. The primary ways EHS will use to communicate with families will remain the website, phone-dialer and facebook. However, this new feature will allow us to get out some important information, and communicate with a large group of people quickly in an emergency situation such as a school closure.
The EHS Site Council has two open parent positions for 14-15. Thank you very much to Mr. Mike Montgomery and Mrs. Stacy Cornelius who volunteered to “run” for these two open spots. If there are any other parents who would like to be considered, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. If we have more than two candidates, voting will take place during school registration. Deadline will be Monday, August 18th.
A reminder that if you are planning on participating in a FALL sport (soccer, x-country, volleyball or football), athletic registration is scheduled for Thursday, August 7th from 5-8 PM at EHS. The fee for a sport at EHS is $125.00. Now is a good time to schedule a physical if your student/athlete has not had one in the last 2 years (they are required before the first day of practice on August 18th). You can find the OSAA required physical form on our website at the following link if your doctor does not have it already. http://www.fernridge.k12.or.us/elmirahs/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2013/10/OSAA-Physical-Form.pdf
Report cards were dropped off at the post office Tuesday evening, so families should be getting them soon. This report card looks different than in the past. Early in the year the school began work on implementing the requirements of HB 2220. This bill set new report card requirements of which one was sending home an annual report that included information around a students proficiency in specific standards within a subject. That information is included in this report card. However, as often happens, the 2014 Legislature passed a new bill, HB 4150. This bill kept some elements of the earlier bill, but eliminated this annual report requirement. The bottom line is this report card looks different as we complied with the earlier HB 2220 requirements, however in 14-15, this may change again as a result of the new law.
On the report card you will receive, the most important elements to note are the “O” (overall grade). This grade is the transcripted grade and the grade that determines GPA. The “A” or academic grade, provides information around how that student achieved when just looking at tests and quizzes. This academic grade/information has been on progress reports and report cards all year. The new piece on this “annual report” report card are the proficiencies in specific subjects. For example, in Geometry the standards might be Functions, Modeling, Statistics, Algebra, etc…. a students will receive a M-meets or a NM-not meets under these specific areas assessed throughout the Geometry course. I realize this new report may be confusing, if you have questions do not hesitate to contact the school in August. However, the grades under the “O” (overall column) is what should be the focus. The rest of it is simply additional information.