Community Q & A: Community Q & A sessions are on pause during the summer months (June and July). They will resume at 5:30 pm before the August 15th, 2022 board meeting.
Fern Ridge School Board: The FRSD Board of Directors sets aside 30 minutes in every regular, public meeting to hear public comment. Community members are each given 3 minutes to speak and must turn the Intent to Speak form in by 1pm the day of the board meeting. Links to public comment policy and the Intent to Speak form are found here. The board meeting in June will be a hybrid of virtual and in-person. Speakers may attend in-person or within the virtual webinar. Links to each month’s board meeting can be found on the Boardbook page along with the board agenda and meeting attachments.
The board welcomes objective criticism of district operations and programs but is not able to hear comments regarding any individual district staff member. School board members are generally not able to respond to individual commenters and may refer to the superintendent for reply at a later time.
Comments emailed to board secretary Michelle Smith: email@example.com will be forwarded to the entire school board but will not be read into record at a board meeting. Individuals/Groups who submit the Intent to Speak form after the 1:00 pm deadline will be invited to comment at the following month’s meeting.
Each school board meting is recorded and posted on the School Board Meeting Recording page.
Please call 541-935-2253 ext 1203 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you need assistance or have questions about public comment or the community Q & A.
TODAY – June 15th is a full school day for students.
The final day of school, Friday, June 17th will be an early release day.
Our June employee of the month has worked for the Fern Ridge School District since August of 2013. She worked as a media assistant in the library and as a bookkeeper for Elmira High School until the District Office was lucky enough to snag her in 2022.
Julie will take over the Accounts Payable position this July and will manage the purchasing and invoicing for our entire district.
She explained that working at the District Office has been a wonderful experience.
I love the challenges of my job. I’m always learning something new. I have really great co-workers and everyone works well together.
Julie and her husband, Bruce just celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary this year! Their oldest son Jared graduated from Elmira High School in 2017 and their youngest son, Brody is a junior at EHS.
In her free time she enjoys being with her family, having dinner with friends, and enjoys watching movies and sports. One of her favorite summer past-times is kayaking at Fern Ridge, Horton Pond or on the coast.
She also likes to read, craft and travel…..just enjoying the moments, big or small!
Congratulations Julie! We’re luck to have you on the District Office team!
Quick reminder -before we jump into summer – the final early release day of 21-22 has moved from Wednesday, June 15th to Friday, June 17th.
Students are released from school at their regular time on Wednesday, June 15th
Looking for next year’s school calendar?
Our adopted 2022-2023 School Calendar has been posted on the website. You can find it on the front page of the website or by visiting this link.
The Oregon-Idaho High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) has put together this Community Threat Bulletin to help parents and schools educate students about accidental overdose risks from fentanyl-laced pills.
For more information, contact Nurse Elliott at email@example.com
The maintenance department will be applying an approved, low impact herbicide to the fence lines at each school on Sunday, May 15, 2022. The application is intended to discourage new weed growth in those areas.
In accordance with state law, signage will be posted at each site with contact information and re-entry times.
If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to Jeff Thiessen: firstname.lastname@example.org
Congratulations Shelby Humphrey!! 🎉 Our May employee of the month! 🎉
Shelby has been the glue helping to hold the office at Fern Ridge Middle School together. Seriously, what doesn’t Shelby do?!? She not only serves as head secretary handling phone calls, updating attendance, student registration, immunization information, school purchase orders, petty cash, schedules and hundreds of other things that would take up this entire post!
These past few years have been especially challenging with all of the additional COVID related work which meant reaching out to families, rounding up the take home work for students, not to mention monitoring and updating all of the tracking spreadsheets! This year, she has done all this and more with less help in the office since our Instructional Assistant shortage meant that our other secretary, Casey, had to be assigned to more student supervision duties.
When she is not busy being the rockstar of the FRMS office, Shelby likes to spend time with her husband of 18 years, Nate Humphrey and their daughters, EHS 9th grader, Hannah and FRMS 6th grader, Olivia.
Shelby loves to be outdoors at the beach, camping, swimming, rafting, hiking, traveling and she still finds time to read, bake and volunteer.
Her favorite part about being in the office at FRMS is being able to help students and assist parents with whatever they might need. Supporting teachers, administrators and staff in any way that she can. “I like making people feel appreciated and truly enjoy being helpful. I love to see the smiling faces and making a difference in someone’s day.”
Join us as we celebrate our amazing Educational Rockstars during Teacher Appreciation Week 2022.
Thank you Fern Ridge educators for continuing to show up in your classrooms for our students. You are appreciated!
🎉 🎉 Congratulations to our 2021-2022 Fern Ridge School District Distinguished Service Award Recipients! 🎉 🎉
These outstanding individuals along with other leaders from our community will be recognized at 7:00pm on Thursday, April 14th at the Fern Ridge Service Center.
Twinkle A. Morton Educational Excellence – Distinguished Teacher
Distinguished Classified Employee
Distinguished Administrator/District Office Group Employee
Distinguished Future First Citizen
Distinguished Community Builder
Distinguished Emerging Future First Citizen