fernridgems Enrollment: 320
Grades: 6 through 8
Phone: (541) 935-8230  Fax: (541) 935-8234
Address: 88831 Territorial Road, Elmira, OR 97437-9758
School Hours: M, T, Th, F – 8:25 a.m. to 2:44 p.m.
W -  8:25 a.m. to 1:05 p.m.



I was just informed that the district had a phone-dialer technical malfunction this afternoon/evening and that nearly every student in the District was called and told they had a “Thursday School.” This is similar to an after school detention, something they only do at EHS. Sorry for any confusion and thanks for your understanding. 

Picture Retakes are Monday October 20, 2014. If you would like to change the backgrounds or pay online, you can go to www.mylifetouch.com.  The middle school’s picture Day ID is LO534141Y1.

The District’s Food Service Program is now accepting payments for meal purchases through My School Bucks, an online payment service that allows the ability to securely pay for school meals online using a credit or debit card.  Sign up today to access your student’s meal account balances and meal purchases, schedule automatic payments or create low-balance alerts.  There is a fixed $1.95 fee per transaction.  For more information you can visit the following link: http://www.fernridge.k12.or.us/food-services/

Parent Teacher Conferences

Parent-Teacher Conferences are this week!  Parent-teacher conferences are a great way for parents to check in with their child’s teachers about academic and classroom behaviors. They are on Wednesday night  and Thursday morning.  The Wednesday (October 8th) conferences go from 4pm to 8pm.  The teachers will be in the commons.  The Thursday (October 9th)conferences are from 8am to noon.  The teachers will be in their classrooms.  Both days, conferences are a drop in basis (no appointments).  If you are unable to meet with teachers during conference time, feel free to contact teachers directly and set something up at a time that works for both of you.  Feel to free to call the school if you have any questions.

First quarter Progress Reports were sent out on Friday.  Most of you should be receiving them soon.  If you have not received them by the end of the week, please call the school.   When reading the Progress Report, notice the grade under OP is the overall grade for the class.  The overall grade reflect both academic knowledge and behaviors.  Some examples of behaviors it includes would be work completion and class participation. The AP grade is the academic grade.  The academic grade reflects how your child is mastering the content.

Progress Report 2014

parent meetingParent Meeting tonight at 6pm in the FRMS library!

Agenda will include:

  • Principal’s Update
  • FRMS T-shirt
  • Talk about the two potential fundraisers (Hopefully pick a committee chair person)
  • Time for Question, Concerns, or … with Mr. Barsotti

open_house_Tonight is the FRMS Open House! Open House will start with a quick message in the gym for all parents, then the parents will have an opportunity to go through your student’s schedule.  Students are welcomed and encouraged to come tonight.  If your student does not come, we will provide copies of your student’s schedule.  We hope to see you at the middle school at 6:30 tonight.

homework-mdStarting today, we are updating the Daily Homework website.  The link is just to the right under Quick Links menu.  This is a great way to find out what your student did during the day, plus what assignments are due.  We will work to update it everyday.  Also here is an article from the Oregonian with good information that talks about transitioning to middle school, Nervous about starting middle school? What parents and students should know (video)