All school offices are open and staff are busy getting ready for the 2017-2018 school year.
Here is the registration information for all FRSD students:
Elmira Elementary, Veneta Elementary and Fern Ridge Middle School
Tuesday, August 22nd 7am to 7pm
Wednesday, August 23rd 8am to 3pm
Thursday, August 24th 8am to 12pm
Elmira Elementary School Office – 88960 Territorial Rd Elmira, Or (541) 935-8214
Veneta Elementary School Office – 88131 Territorial Rd Veneta, Or (541) 935-8225
Fern Ridge Middle School Office – 88831 Territorial Rd Elmira, Or (541) 935-8230
Elmira High School Student Registration Schedule:
(Registration will be held in the EHS cafeteria)
FRESHMAN – Thursday, August 24th 5pm to 8pm
SOPHOMORE – Wednesday, August 23rd 1pm to 4pm
JUNIOR – Thursday, August 24th 1pm to 4pm
SENIOR – Wednesday, August 23rd 8am to 11am
Elmira High School Office – 24936 Fir Grove Ln Elmira, Or (541) 935-8200
Please join me in welcoming the new principal at Veneta Elementary School, Mrs. Lisa Leatham. Mrs. Leatham comes to us with a wealth of experience, K-5, right here in the FRSD where she has been a teacher in a variety of roles over the past 26 years. A Committee of 8, made up of teachers, classified staff, board members, administrators and a parent, chose Mrs. Leatham after conducting interviews from a very strong pool of applicants. We are all excited to have Mrs. Leatham on board in a new and challenging role for her. I am confident that in the months and years to come she is going to be a tremendous asset to our students and families.
Staff and community members are invited to attend an open forum with the two finalists for the Veneta Elementary Principal position.
The one hour forum will begin promptly at 7:00pm at Veneta Elementary on Tuesday, August 8th
All interested community members are invited to attend, hear from the candidates and leave feedback for the selection committee to consider.
Veneta Elementary is located at 88131 Territorial Rd., Veneta, Or 97487
Please call the district office at 541-935-2253 Ext 1203 if you have any questions
Please join us in recognizing the Fern Ridge School District (FRSD) Employee Of the Month for August, Mrs. Leiisa Boytz. Leiisa was hired by the district in December of 1997 and has worked for multiple buildings in multiple positions over the course of the last 19+ years. Leiisa’s current assignment, where she has been for nearly a decade, is at Elmira High School where she serves as the School Bookkeeper and Athletic Secretary. Leiisa is a tremendous resource to the administration and staff, as well as to parents and students. She is a dedicated employee who is excellent at what she does. Her responsibilities in her current role are too numerous to list, suffice to say she has a wide range of them and is a critical part of many activities that occur at EHS. One of the things that Leiisa mentions that she enjoys about her job is the “wide variety of duties” that it entails. She also mentions that she loves her “EHS Family” that includes all the staff, students and parents. In her spare time Leiisa likes to garden, sew and spend time with her family. Please join me in recognizing Mrs. Boytz, as our Employee of the Month!
Fall Sports sign-ups will be here before you know it! Sports Registration night at EHS is scheduled for Thursday, August 3rd from 5:30-7:30 PM. Below is some information.
- Fall Sports include: Boys and Girls Soccer, Boys and Girls Cross Country, Football and Volleyball.
- Registration night is August 3rd—mark your calendar.
- The first day of Fall Sports practices are scheduled for Monday, August 14th.
- All paperwork must be turned in by noon on Friday August 11th in order to be eligible to practice on Monday.
- If you need an updated physical for 17-18 (needed every 2 years), it is best to get scheduled early. There is one “low-cost” option at FRMS from 10AM-4PM on the 14th ($20). Unfortunately, this is the only day the Dr. was available, so if your physical has expired and you utilize this option, you will not be able to practice until the second day, August 15th.
Visit the following link to check out a new video promoting the great things in our District. Thanks to the EHS Film Club and their advisor Mr. Monegan for all of their work in creating this, as well as Mr. Bill Linn for the use of his drone. Great job!
Veneta lunch site will be at VENETA CITY PARK, 25192 Broadway, Veneta from 12:00-1:00. To see a list of all Lane County lunch sites, please visit the FOOD For Lane County website.
Go to www.foodforlanecounty.org/summerfood to see a list of sites, menus, and volunteer opportunities.
EHS ALUMNI-VETERANS REUNION
Saturday, June 24, 2017, 10:00 a.m.
Fern Ridge Middle School
88831 Territorial Road
Elmira OR 97437
Mark your calendar for the Elmira All School & Veterans Potluck. The chicken, beverages, and table service will be supplied. Please bring a salad, dessert, or hot dish. Group photos will be taken just before lunch.
The Classes of 1957 and 1967 will be featured for their 60-year and 50 year milestones!
The Historian has an amazing display of photos and slide shows dating back to the beginning of Elmira High School.
There is no admission although it is appreciated if you purchase a raffle ticket to help defray the cost of the event.
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A public meeting of the Budget Committee of the Fern Ridge School District 28J, Lane County, State of Oregon, to discuss the budget for the fiscal year July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018, will be held at the District Administration Office at 88834 Territorial Rd in Elmira, Oregon. The meeting will take place on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 6:30 PM. The purpose of the meeting is to receive the budget message and to receive comments from the public on the budget. This is a public meeting where deliberation of the Budget Committee will take place. Any person may appear at the meeting and discuss the proposed programs with the Budget Committee. A copy of the budget document may be inspected or obtained on or after May 17, 2017 at the District Administration Office, between the hours of 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM. This notice and more information about the budget can be found at www.fernridge.k12.or.us.
This week is Teacher Appreciation Week. Thank you to our teachers, all of whom go above and beyond each day to support our students. We are lucky to have so many dedicated teachers in the FRSD and I am fortunate to serve as their Superintendent. Thanks for all you do! – Gary Carpenter, Superintendent