Special Services


Special Services Address: 24936 Fir Grove Lane, Building B, Elmira, OR
Phone: 541-935-7733 Fax: 541-935-0613

Welcome to the Fern Ridge School District Assistant Superintendent’s office!  We supervise all federal programs, including Special Education and Title Programs.  If you have any questions regarding any of those areas, please call me at 541-935-7733, ext. 2 or email at kmckenzie@fernridge.k12.or.us.

The Oregon Senate passed legislation that mandated that effective July 1, 2018, all Kindergarten and First Grade students must be screened for Dyslexia.  Additionally, if a student enrolls in Kindergarten or First Grade in Oregon mid-year, screening must occur no later than 30 school days following enrollment.

The screening tool that Fern Ridge School District is using is EasyCBM.  We have been using EasyCBM for a number of years to assist us with data gathering for students.  We have two staff members that have been trained in identifying dyslexia and they are working diligently to assure we are in compliance with this senate bill.

For further information, here is a PDF of the OAR’s that guide this process:  Amended OARS Universal Screening Dyslexia 06.21.18

Districts must take responsibility for ensuring that the Special Education Report Cards reach the parents of each student with an IEP enrolled in Oregon public schools.  Here is a link to the most recent Special Education Report Card:

The Oregon Department of Education recently release “Brain Building Oregon.”  It is a resource for parents with pre-K students.  I hope you find it useful:  http://www.brainbuildingoregon.com/