Families, please share the information below regarding information that will be coming out over the next few days on a wide range of topics related to our closure. Thanks for your patience as we navigate these challenges.

  1. MEAL SERVICE: Meal service continues tomorrow and Monday at our 4 locations that we have previously shared. We are looking into possibly increasing this late next week and could implement bringing lunches around on school bus routes, stopping at respective bus stops. We will keep you posted if we get this place, and share the information immediately. The only change in regards to serving meals that we have recently received from ODE and our Federal Partners is that we no longer have to physically see the children. Parents can pick up meals for their children without them being physically present.
  2. SUPPLEMENTAL LEARNING: This weekend, I will be publishing a new page on our website that will share a wide range of topics related to school closure issues. One of them will be supplemental learning resources for all grades K-12 in most subject areas.
  3. PHONE CALL: Expect a phone call from your child’s homeroom teacher (or some other staff member) on Monday. In this call, we will be touching base, answering any questions that we can, and most importantly, asking if you can access the online resources we have posted. If not, would you like resources mailed home once a week. Please understand these are simply resources to keep your student(s) engaged and make things easier for parents. They are not required, they will not be graded, and they will not be turned in (although students can certainly share with their teachers some of the things they did during this closure when they return).
  4. 12TH GRADERS:  State leaders are prioritizing creating a pathway to graduation for High School seniors. As soon as that information is released from ODE, we will share it and begin to have one on one phone calls with our senior students and families to discuss their path.

Finally, in speaking with several teachers today, they are eager to find new ways to support and engage with their students in the days and weeks to come. We will be publishing an updated list of contact information for all our staff. All teachers will begin maintaining virtual/remote “office hours” from 10 AM – 2 PM daily where they will be available to communicate via email or phone with students and parents.

Gary Carpenter, Superintendent, FRSD 28J

 

6 Responses to UPDATE 3-26-20

  • I am wondering if school is cancelled for the rest of the year will the kids get held back or move forward?

    • Hello, I would never say NEVER, but I see no scenario where this occurs. However, in most cases, “holding a child back” is something the district makes as a recommendation to parents, but we let the final decision rest with the parent. This year, I could see the number of recommendations going up…but it is too early to tell. Regardless, it will be a conversation between teachers, parents and administrators with the final decision resting with the parent if they want to pursue that option. Good question.

  • If we pursue an online school
    Program does it automatically un-enroll us from EES? Or can we join a temporary online program?

    • Good question. Yes it would. However, last week ODE along with the Governor halted all enrollment in online schools. Virtual/online schools are not allowed to enroll new students at this time. Enrollment in online schools will resume, once the school closure ends. If more information comes out on this, I will try to share it here.

  • WestLane tech, school as normal with online classes I assume?

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Sack Lunch/Breakfast Free to Anyone 18 Years or Younger

Fern Ridge Schools are closed by order of Governor Kate Brown through April 28, 2020

 

FRSD is providing free meals (sack lunch & breakfast) to anyone 18 years or younger at the following locations in our community:

 

VES Parking Lot:  Drive through from 11:00-12:30

 

There are 13 bus routes for meal delivery with a few stops per route.  The stops/routes are listed here.

 

If you cannot make it to one of these locations and need meals delivered to your house please contact your school office by 8:00 AM of the day you need them delivered and let us know how many kids need a meal, your address and a phone number where you can be reached.

 

The more folks that can make it to one of the many stops we have, the better.  However, we understand not everyone has this ability.

 

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