Fern Ridge School District

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If you have a Chromebook that looks like this for your student enrolled in Kindergarten through 8th grade …….

AND your power adapter (charging cord) has markings that match this picture (look for the “Chicony” label)

Please come to the FRSD District Office at your earliest convenience and exchange it (JUST THE CHARGING CORD) for the proper adapter for that model chromebook.  If you have any questions, please call 541-952-7030.  If you cannot come to the District Office, let us know and we can schedule a home visit to make this swap.  It will help us out tremendously to get these back, and get the correct ones to you.  These chargers were only given students in Kindergarten through 8th grade, they were not issued to high school students. 

FRSD District Office
88834 Territorial Rd
Elmira, OR 97437

In partnership with Chartwells and our food service staff, the district is preparing to start a new opportunity to deliver meals to meet the needs of some of our families who are not available to visit either EHS, or one of the drop sites during the school day.  This opportunity will occur every Monday evening, from 5-6 PM in the North (back) lot at Elmira High School.

Come to the High School at this time, and you can/will receive a breakfast and a lunch for the entire week, for each child/student 0-18.  We will still use the drive through model, and you still just need to give your last name.  The students do not need to be present.

All of the meal “kits” will be made fresh that morning, and include the following three bags:

  • One containing milk for breakfast and lunch for five days
  • One containing a selection of fruits and vegetables for both lunch and breakfast
  • One containing five sandwiches and five breakfast items (such as muffins, breakfast bars, etc..)

Something that would be tremendously helpful with planning and preparing the meals would be to get an idea of how many folks will be accessing this resource.  You can do that by one of two ways.  Either emailing the food service director Alan Fullerton at afullerton@fernridge.k12.or.us with the subject of “Monday Night Meals” and include the number of students/children in the line as well.  For example:  Monday Night Meals – 3.  Or you may call your school secretary and give them the information and they will pass it on.  The sooner you “sign up” the better.  You won’t need to do this each week, just the first week to give us an idea of how much product to order, and how many meals to prep.

Please help spread the word!

The learning curve of the various technology and platforms has been steep for everyone.  To assist with that, we have started to create a list of training videos to support students and families with this new learning environment.  The links to these videos can be found under the red “2020 School Year” tab on the right side of the main district webpage.  The direct link is here: https://www.fernridge.k12.or.us/2020-school-year/

We currently have videos on Zoom, Google Classroom, Accelerate and Edgenuity.  We are reviewing recent survey data and will be adding more training videos in the weeks to come based on feedback we receive.

The five sites are continuing Monday through Friday around the community.

11:00-12:30 at the EHS North Lot (119 lunches served today)

12-12:30 at the DS Mart (9 lunches)

12-12:30 at 5th and Woodland (8 lunches)

12-12:30 in Noti (7 lunches)

12-12:30 at the Fern Ridge CDC on Jeans Rd. (7 lunches)

Today at our 4 stops around the community, we served 31 lunches, up from 17 the day before.  In order to continue with these stops, we need to have community members/youth access them. Please help spread the word!

On another note, we would like to hear from you if a 5-6 PM meal pick up in the EHS back (North) lot would be helpful for some families that cannot access the meals mid-day due to work or other commitments.  It would be a cold lunch and breakfast in one larger bag for the next day.  If this is something a good number of folks tell us they would access, we will work on a plan to get started next week.  Please email Michelle Cook @ mcook@fernridge.k12.or.us with this in the subject line “PM HS MEAL SITE”…and the number that you would pick up in the message (or leave a comment below).  Thanks so much!

FRSD Parents and Students,

The district is looking for ways to provide additional support to our families.  To this end, we have begun a new section on the top of the “2020 school year” tab from the District’s main page.  The direct link is here:  https://www.fernridge.k12.or.us/2020-school-year/

You will notice the first item at the top of that page is titled “Training for parents and students on different topics.”  The first training we have included, is a Zoom training from the parent/student perspective (Thank you Mr. Lee).  We will add more trainings, a Q and A, and other supportive materials as time allows, and as we hear from families around the specific areas they need support.  To help in that regard, please take the very short 4 question survey to help of focus our trainings on what is needed most.  The survey can be taken at:  (click here)


Small groups of students are getting the opportunity to practice safety and hands-on technical skills in the Elmira High School shop with their instructor, Mr. Johnson.

This limited in person instruction time supplements the online classwork these students are doing this semester.

Welding & Carpentry in the EHS shop



Hot meals are available in the Elmira High School cafeteria each weekday from 11:00-12:30.

The district has added four additional pick-up sites throughout the community for families to get sack lunches each weekday from 12:00-12:30.

The meals will be picked up and delivered by our bus/transportation staff to the following locations:

  1. Noti Market Parking Lot
  2. DS Mart/Farm Store Parking Lot
  3. Fern Ridge Child Development Center parking lot, located at 25391 Jeans Rd.
  4. 5th & Woodland Ave. in Veneta

All you need to do is show up at one of these locations between 12:00 and 12:30,  give a last name, and you will receive both a breakfast and lunch sack lunch for any child 0-18. A REMINDER THAT ALL MEALS ARE FREE.

Last night we held an informational zoom meeting attended by almost 50 K-3 FRSD parents.  The meeting discussed the plan we are developing with our K-3 students who are currently coming in to school for two days a week/two hours each day.  The meeting recording can be viewed at the following link:  K-3 Q & A Session (10-1-2020)

In addition, each elementary school webpage now has a post that summarizes the information shared at last night’s meeting.  Those posts can be viewed at:

VES webpage post: (click here)

EES webpage post: (click here)

Congratulations to Cherri Creach, the Fern Ridge School District Employee of the Month for October 2020! She has worked in our district helping students since 1995 and just received her 25 year service pin!

Cherri is an incredible asset to Veneta Elementary and the Fern Ridge School District. She serves as the building union representative for VES and serves on the VES scheduling committee. This summer, Cherri was part of the district re-entry committee that met during July and August to make decisions regarding the best course of action for re-opening schools to our students. She is often sought after to be a part of interview panels, as her expertise and judgement are highly valued.

Cherri has four adult children that she’s immensely proud of: Clay, Jessa, Jeannie, and Drew. All four of the Core siblings went through FRSD schools. Cherri and her husband, Brian, also have many grandkids. Cherri loves being their cherished “Gigi” and spending as much time with them as possible. She also likes to garden and will do just about anything for you if you offer to buy her a coffee!

Cherri tells us that she loves working with students in small groups. Her co-workers describe her as caring, firm, and animated with kids. She is everyone’s “Gigi” here at school! Congratulations Cherri!




For the remainder of this week, the EHS pick-up site in the North (back) lot continues to be available from 11:00-12:30.

Beginning Monday, the district will be adding four additional pick-up sites throughout the community, in addition to the 11:00-12:30 EHS site.  Also, the EHS site will begin to serve HOT meals as well (cheeseburgers, chicken sandwiches, etc..).

The additional community sites will be serving cold sack lunches for 30 minutes each day, from 12:00-12:30.  The meals will be picked up and delivered to these locations by our bus/transportation staff. The four sites are:

  1. Noti Market Parking Lot
  2. DS Mart/Farm Store Parking Lot
  3. Fern Ridge Child Development Center parking lot, located at 25391 Jeans Rd.
  4. 5th & Woodland Ave. in Veneta (UPDATED)

All you need to do is show up at one of these locations between 12:00 and 12:30 beginning Monday, give a last name, and you will receive both a breakfast and lunch sack lunch for any child 0-18. A REMINDER THAT ALL MEALS ARE FREE.

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The FRSD is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veteran’t Preference employer.  The district does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, disability, or age in its programs or activities.

FRSD Title IX Coodinator

Michelle Marshall (Principal EES)





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