Elmira High School

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Elmira High School will be holding it’s annual awards night on Wednesday, May 29th at 7:00 PM in the main gym.  Please join us that evening to celebrate the many accomplishments of our students.

Elmira is hosting Newport in a play-in softball game on Friday, May 17 at 4:30 PM.  We are required to charge for admission for any play-in contests.  The following admission fees will apply for Friday’s game:

Adults – $8.00

Students – $5.00

These fees apply to all students and there are no discounts for seniors.  No passes except the OSAA Gold Card will be accepted.

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.

Our students in Lane County have many opportunities ahead of them to fulfill their potential, and our teachers and schools play a vital role in helping that happen. One area that holds considerable promise for our community is that of Career Technical Education (CTE). CTE  is evolving rapidly on a national level to better prepare students for acquiring the technical skills and academic knowledge needed for success in highly skilled 21st century careers.   We are actively exploring innovative ways to increase the collaboration between our schools and industry that will help deliver high quality education to our students in areas that are both exciting and have promising personal growth potential.
 
Your participation in this survey is a critical piece of this process to be sure that we include your feedback and ideas, and we would like to hear from you by Friday, April 19th.  The link to the survey is below and the estimated completion time is approximately 5 minutes. We will be holding a drawing for a $50 Amazon gift card from all those who complete the survey and include their contact information at the end.
 
Thank you for your help and we look forward to sharing updates with you as our plans develop in the near future.
 

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.

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