Congratulations to our April winners for student of the month:
9th – Zola Walker
10th – Mariah Robbins
11th – Paige Reichenberger
12th – Daniel Boren
Falcon of the Month – Lexie Geiger
Teachers earn our gratitude each and every day, however, this week is set aside to give us the opportunity to say Thank You and recognize the work they do throughout the year.
Our Fern Ridge educators are creative, driven, hardworking and passionate teachers who care deeply for the children of our communities. Take a moment this week and thank a teacher who has made a difference in your life.
Thank you Fern Ridge Teachers ~ We respect and appreciate your hard work and dedication.
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 8th. In 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.
Due to poor field conditions our varsity baseball game at Cottage Grove has been moved to Elmira. We will play one game today at 5:00 PM and attempt to play a second game tomorrow at Cottage Grove at 12:00 PM. Varsity softball will still play a doubleheader at Cottage Grove today beginning at 3:00 PM. In addition, both JV baseball and softball are cancelled for today.
Due to unplayable field conditions at Elmira, the varsity softball game scheduled for today has been moved to Junction City. The new start time is 4:00 PM. The JV softball game will also be at Junction City and will also start at 4:00 PM.
Congratulations to our winners of Student of the Month for March:
9th – Joey Meyer
10th – Nathan Sweet
11th – Miriam Garland
12th – Kelby Alloway
Falcon of the Month – Guillermo Farje
Elmira High School will not be in session on Friday, April 5th for a teacher workday. Classes will resume and the 4th quarter will begin on Monday, April 8th.
Please join us Friday, April 5th at 7:00 PM for our annual Ultimate Falcon Competition. Please see the attached flyer for additional details.
Elmira High School will not be in session from March 23rd-31st for Spring Break. Classes will resume on Monday, April 1st.