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.


lost and foundOur lost & found is overflowing with an assortment of clothes!!!  Please stop by or have your kids check for missing clothing items before the Winter Break.  We will be donating the left behind clothing during winter break.

Thank you!

basketballThere will be a 7th and 8th grade Sky-Em boys’ basketball meeting this Wednesday November 19th at 7:00 pm in the gym. The meeting will help figure out how many coaches and how many team are needed.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Jeff Heitzman (541) 600-7545.

parent meetingFRMS parent group is meeting tonight at 6 pm.  The agenda include Mr. Barsotti’s recap of what is happening in the building, talk about field trips, and planning a Spaghetti Dinner.


The leaves are changing and so is the immunization law; so immunize early and avoid the crowd. Nearly every place in Oregon that provides care for a child outside the home requires immunizations or an exemption to stay enrolled.

Lane County Public Health encourages parents to immunize their students early; before the February 18, 2015 exclusion date. Early preparation is particularly important this year due to law changes and additional steps in the exemption process.

Please contact your medical provider to ensure your child is up-to-date on their vaccines, schedule an appointment, or ask questions about the non-medical exemption law changes. You can also contact Lane County Public Health at (541) 682-4041 for an immunization appointment.

If you are interested in obtaining your minor child’s immunization record contact the ALERT IIS Help Desk at 800-980-9431 or alertiis@state.or.us.

FRMS is changing the monthly parent group meeting from the first Thursday of the month, to the second Thursday of the month.  November’s meeting will be on the 13th at 6pm.


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