Fern Ridge Middle School


Olivia Johnson
Principal

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We are currently seeking a parent volunteer to serve as the second parent representative on our Site Council/ESSA Council. Site Council meets on a regular basis to review school practices/policies and provide input to staff and administration. Site Council is comprised of two parent representatives, two classified representatives, administration, and two teachers. Terms are for two years. Site Council will also serve as our school ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act) Council. We are looking for a new parent representative to join our current representative Tory Macklin. If you are interested, please fill out the application below and return it to the school office or email it Ms. Johnson at ojohnson@fernridge.k12.or.us. FRMS Site Council/ESSA will have their first meeting on Tuesday, October 1st at 3:30.

Click here for 19-20 Site Council Representative Application

FRMS would like to invites our families and community to our annual Open House on Thursday, September 19th from 6:30 to 7:30. Classrooms will be open for visitation from 6:30 to 7:30. There will be an information and hospitality table in the front hallway.  Come visit your child’s classrooms and meet their teachers!

A gentle reminder that Open House is not a good time for in-depth conversations about individual students. You are always welcome to arrange a more private meeting to discuss your child with teachers or our counselor or our school administrators.

Forms to sign up to serve as a parent representative on FRMS Site Council/ESSA Committee will also be available during Open House. This is a two year commitment and Site Council/ESSA will meet about once a month after school this year.

FRMS will have our fall parent conferences on Wednesday, October 9th from 4 PM to 8 PM and Thursday, October 10th from 8 AM to Noon.illustration of a tree made of hands

Fern Ridge Middle School Picture Day is Thursday, September 12th. Informational packets were given to students during seventh period today.

Parents can also order on line at mylifetouch.com using the Picture Day ID F0529007Y0

For FRMS students and their families who enjoy supporting our EHS football team and attending their home games, here are some reminders from EHS.  Please take a minute to review these with your children before attending a game. Thank you!

 

Elmira High School Fans and Visitors

Welcome to Elmira High School and Swartz Field.  We hope your experience here is an enjoyable one.  Please refer to the spectator/visitor policies and information below that help ensure the enjoyment and safety of all fans in attendance at the game.

  • A “Youth Area” specifically for middle school age or younger students has been created at the NE end of the home grandstands. While sitting in the main grandstands or simply being with your parent/guardian is always an option for our younger fans, this seating area is specifically designated for younger students (adults beware) J so they can watch the game or socialize with their peers in a safe location.  Youth who are being unsafe or not following the directions of game management personnel, may:

 

  • Be asked to remain in the youth area for the remainder of the game.
  • Be required to stay with their parent/guardian for the remainder of the game.
  • Be asked to leave the game.
  • Lose the privilege of attending further EHS athletic events.

 

  • For all fans sitting in the home grandstands, please be courteous and remain seated so that all may see the game. In particular, there should be no standing at the “railing”.  If you enjoy standing to watch the game, the grandstands are not the best place to be.  A better option would be the west end-zone.

 

  • Please do not bring footballs into the game, as they cannot be thrown around.

 

  • At each end of the grandstands, and in several areas around the field, there are trash cans. Please be courteous to our custodial staff who stay late to clean the field and stadium by disposing of your trash.  Your help is appreciated.

 

  • Finally, it is a privilege to attend EHS athletic events, and as such, it can be taken away. Unsafe behavior, unsportsmanlike behavior, or behavior in general that is not appropriate for a school setting is NOT OK at athletic events.  Your help and support in this area is appreciated.

 

GO FALCONS!

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Ruth Larson

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Patrick Wondra

Welcome to all of our new students and welcome back to our returning students! We are excited about the upcoming school year! Just a few quick updates and reminders:

  1. A reminder that only 6th graders attend on Tuesday the 3rd, only 7th/8th grade students on Wednesday the 4th, and all students come on
  2. Thursday.
  3. FRMS Open House will be Thursday, September 19th from 6:30 to 7:30. Everyone is welcome to come meet our teachers and visit our
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    Heather Hohnstein

    school.

  4. Students will pick up their schedules before school in the commons on their first day.
  5. Fall Picture Day will be September 12th.
  6. School Supply List is linked on the right hand side of our school website.
  7. If you have not signed up for text messages yet, the link is on the right hand side of our school website.

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    Eric Carman

Graphic of a Post It saying Important InformationUpdates and Reminders:

  1. Our office will be closed Friday afternoon and most of Monday for inservice and training. We will open again on Monday at 2:00 PM
  2. If you did not register, please make sure that your student is registered for school by  2:00 PM on Thursday, August 29th in order for them to start on their first day.
  3. The first day of school for sixth graders will be Tuesday, September 3rd. The first day for seventh/eighth graders will be Wednesday, September 4th. Sixth graders do not attend school on Wednesday, September 4th.
  4. Students will get their schedules on their first day. Schedules in Home Access are not final.
  5. A reminder that school starts a few minutes later this year. The warning bell rings at 8:20 and students must be in class by 8:24. Students will not be able to enter the building until 7:55. In addition, we will end at 1:15 on Wednesdays this year.
  6. Sixth Grade Parent/Guardian Orientation will be Wednesday, August 28th at 6:30 PM. Parents of students new to our district are also welcome to attend. This meeting is for parents/guardians only.
  7. And a reminder to please use the drop-off lane in the mornings. If you need to park to enter the building, please park in the lane closest to Territorial. Students need to use the marked crosswalk to cross from the parking lot to the school.

Returning Student Registration:

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August 21st 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM

August 22nd 8:00 to Noon

There is a mandatory $10 registration fee. P.E. Shirts are $6 if your student needs a new one. If you would like to purchase a yearbook during registration, the cost will be $16. We accept check or cash only- no credit cards.

All students, even returning students, must complete the registration process by Thursday, August 29th at 3 PM.

Thank you.

illustration of an owl on the phoneFRMS uses Remind for our text messaging services. Recently, Remind put a limit on their free service of 150 people for each class/group.  So instead of having one class/group for FRMS, we will break it into one  for each grade level. We are asking families of 6th graders to sign up for the 6th grade class/group and so on. If you have more than one student at FRMS, you only need to sign up for one class/group

The old “FRMS” group can no longer be used. Parents who want to receive text messages from FRMS, will need to sign up for one of the new groups.

Please click on the link below for information on how to sign up for that Remind group/class.

Thank you.

Click here for the 6th grade class/group.

Click here for the 7th grade class/group.

Click here for the 8th grade class/group.

 

Returning Student Registration:

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August 21st 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM

August 22nd 8:00 to Noon

There is a mandatory $10 registration fee. P.E. Shirts are $6 if your student needs a new one. If you would like to purchase a yearbook during registration, the cost will be $16. We accept check or cash only- no credit cards.

Sixth grade students coming from either Veneta Elementary or Elmira Elementary are considered “returning” students for the purpose of registration.

Families with students who are new to the Fern Ridge School District should plan on coming to New Student Registration on Wednesday, August 14th from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM.

First day of school for sixth grade students only is Tuesday, September 3rd. On Wednesday, September 4th only seventh and eighth grade students will attend. Then on Thursday, September 5th all students attend. Students will receive their final schedules on either September 3rd or September 4th.

Please note that this year classes at FRMS start at 8:24 AM and our doors open at 7:55 AM.

Registration for middle school students who are new to the Fern Ridge School District  will be Wednesday, August 14th from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM. Please note: Incoming 6th graders from Veneta Elementary or Elmira Elementary are not considered “new” students for registration purposes. They will be part of the Returning Students registration August 20th through the 22Graphic of a Post It saying Important Informationnd. More information on Returning Student Registration coming soon.

Families registering students new to the Fern Ridge School District should bring a copy of their birth certificate, immunization records, and proof of residency. Proof of residency could be a rental agreement, utility bill, driver’s license with the Fern Ridge address, etc. We only need to see the proof of residency- we do not need a copy of it. If the student was on an IEP in their previous school district, a copy of that IEP would be really helpful and greatly appreciated.

There is a required $10 registration fee and a $6 fee for a P.E. shirt. If you would like to purchase a yearbook during registration the cost will be $16. We accept cash or check only- no credit cards will be accepted.

 

Thank you and welcome to Fern Ridge Middle School.