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.


First week of School

Welcome back!

Tuesday, September 2nd, is for 6th Graders only.  There will be an assembly for all 6th Graders starting at 8:25.  Parents are welcome to come to the assembly and stay for a coffee chat following the assembly.

Wednesday, September 3rd, is for 7th and 8th Graders only.  Just like the 6th grader’s day, there will be an assembly to start the day at 8:25 and the parent are welcome to come to the assembly and stay for a coffee chat following the assembly.

Thursday, September 4th, all students are to report.  Also, on Thursday at 6 pm at the middle school, we will have our first parent meeting.  All are welcomed and encouraged to come and join this group.

Office-ClosedFRMS office will be closed on Monday, August 25th to allow the school staff to attend a day long district training. The office will open again on Tuesday the 26th at 7:30 AM.


pay-onlineThe fee for registration is $10, PE shirt is $6 (Optional if you have on old one), and yearbook is $15 (Optional).  During registration, we can only accept cash and checks.    If you prefer to pay registration fees with a credit card, please click here. Pay Online There is an additional fee for paying online: Registration will cost additional $0.63.  PE shirts will cost an additional $0.38. Yearbooks will cost an additional $0.95.

Important Dates!


  • Tuesday: August 19th 7am-7 pm
  • Wednesday: August 20th 7:30-3:30
  • Thursday: August 21st 7:30-noon

September 2nd: First day of school for 6th grade only!

September 3rd: First day of school for 7th and 8th grade only!

September 4th: All students come to school!

On both September 2nd and 3rd, parents/guardians are welcome to come to school with your child.  We will have a welcome assembly for all the students and then coffee chat and cookie with the parents.  This is a great time to meet and visit with other parents.  The principal and some teachers will be there to answer any questions or concerns you have starting the school year.


Monday: Disney Day

Tuesday: Girls wear Blue/Green and Boys wear Pink/Purple

Wednesday: Backwards Day

Thursday: Ducks vs. Beavers

Friday: 6th graders wear blue, 7th graders wear black, and 8th graders wear purple and gold (Go Falcons).

Today (Thursday): 8th grade fly-up, tonight @ 6:30 in the EHS theater.  This informational meeting for incoming 9th graders will last no longer than an hour, and it is a great opportunity for families to start to prepare for High School.

Thursday June 5th: 6-7 pm is FRMS Parent and 8th Grade Promotion Meeting.  8th Grade parents, if you cannot make it and want to help with any part of promotion or the field trip to the Veneta pool, please contact Mr. Barsotti.

Thursday June 5th: 6:30-8 is Gold Card Night

Monday June 9: 5th Grade Fly Up Invite

This is the last day to vote please remember to turn in your ballot today by 5:00.  Remember there is a school bond on the ballot:  Measure 20-220.

Measure 20-220 would replace Elmira Elementary School, renovate other school facilities, and improve technology and safety throughout the District.  If approved by voters, the measure is projected to result in no increase to the school bond tax rate that property owners currently pay.   Measure 20-220 is a replacement bond for an expiring school bond.school_bond_image[1]

Please remember to vote!


This afternoon the FRMS well was not pumping as much water as the school was using.  We brought in bottle water for the students to drink.  The maintenance staff was here quickly to work on it and the water system should be working normally by tomorrow.

teacher_appreciation-weekThe week of May 5th-9th is Teacher Appreciation Week.  Thank you to all of the teachers here at FRMS who do a great job everyday and often times go above and beyond to provide extended opportunities for our students.  You are much appreciated.  Parents, if you have a particular teacher you would like to thank, shoot them an email or note sometime and let them know.  Recognizing their efforts means a lot.