Fern Ridge staff and students want to take this chance to give our board a heartfelt thanks for the work they are doing to help support our district.

In a time when there are few easy answers, we appreciate your leadership and willingness to volunteer in this capacity.  Thank you Tiana, Mark, Andrea, Barbara & Jackie.  We appreciate you!

The community Q & A session has been cancelled due to Winter Break.

The next Q & A session will be held at 5:30 pm before the start of the January 24, 2022 school board meeting.

Tonight’s School Board Meeting will continue as scheduled at 6:30 pm and can be viewed by logging into the Zoom Webinar here or by dialing 1-346-248-7799.

Webinar ID: 856 2955 1270

Santa Clause doll with soft focus background2021 S.A.N.T.A Toy Giveaway

Saturday, December 11th, 9 am to 3 pm in the Veneta Elementary Gym

Participants are required to provide proof of residency in the Fern Ridge or Crow-Applegate-Lorane School Districts and proof of age for each child.

There is no income verification required.

Please Remember:  No infants or children are allowed inside the gym during the giveaway so please make other arrangements for childcare.

Got questions?  You can give Monica a call at 541-285-3100

Congratulations to Candice Stansell, our December 2021 Employee of the Month!

Candice has worked in Fern Ridge for a little over a year in our OPTIONS program and has quickly proven herself an invaluable member of our team!

She assists with grading, attendance, downloading student lessons, helping parents on the phone and greeting families.  “There is never any down time in our department; I like that it keeps us busy.”  Her favorite thing about her job is getting to be in charge of her department’s Wellness Challenges and learning new technology skills.

“I have some pretty great co-workers that I get to work with and learn from.”

Candice and her husband Nick moved to the area from Springfield where Candice ran a Daycare/Preschool for 21 years.

In October 2019, she started with us as a classified substitute before she joined us full time in OPTIONS.

She has two boys of her own; Grant 20 and Coleman 23.  She also has three step kiddos; Emma 12, Autumn 22, and Jaren 24 and a 5-year old grandson 🙂

She loves to craft, bake, collect rocks and play games with her kids but her all-time favorite way to spend her time is by going camping in their converted van.

With recent staffing changes, Candice has gone above and beyond to ensure our OPTIONS students have all of the resources and help they and their families need.

Congrats Candice!


Due to the low community donations to the Toys for Tots program, the application deadline has been moved to Tuesday, November 30 at 3:30pm.

If the deadline is extended prior to our distribution day we will post a notice here and open up the application window again!

If you or your family are interested in participating in the Toys for Tots giveaway fill out this application and bring to the district office by tomorrow at 3:30pm.

The Fern Ridge distribution day is December 18th from 10 am to 3 pm at Fern Ridge Middle School.  This is a drive-thru event, you only need to bring picture id to pick up your gifts.

If you have any questions please reach out to Becky Dube at 541-935-2253 ext 1210 or

At the links below you can visit all the information regarding snow routes, and school closure information. These links can also be found on our Transportation page.

As a side note, if  we ever have a 2-hour delay on a Wednesday early release day-all schools would be released at their normal Mon/Tues or Thurs/Fri time.

Emergency School Closure and Weather Bus Routes 2021-2022

Cierre de la Escuela por Emergencia Información 2021-2022

Toys for Tots applications due December 4th

Families who are interested in participating in the toy program this year can complete the application (linked below) and email it to Becky at or drop off at the district office located at 88834 Territorial Road.

Applications must be received by December 4, 2021 – unfortunately, late applications cannot be accepted.

The toy distribution for participating families through the FRSD Toys for Tots giveaway will be on December 18, 2021 from 10:00am to 3:00pm in the Fern Ridge Middle School parking lot.  Please bring a photo ID for verification.

If any family needs assistance with delivery due to lack of transportation, let Becky know.

Help us continue to spread the word to anyone who could use a little extra help giving toys to their kids this holiday!

Click here for the fillable Toys for Tots application

Have questions?  Reach out to Becky Dube at 541-935-2253 ext 1210 or

Our November Employee of the Month has been teaching in Fern Ridge for 30 years!  We are excited to highlight the dedication of Mrs. Marian French who has spent the majority of her time in Fern Ridge teaching Social Studies to our middle school students.

Mrs. French started working for the Fern Ridge School District in August of 1991.  Since that time, she has dedicated countless hours to our students while also raising a family.

Her husband, Derek, volunteers with the high school’s soccer, cross country, wrestling and track teams.  Their sons are both EHS graduates.  Darin was the valedictorian in 2014 and Daniel was the Salutatorian in 2017.

When she is not busy with her students or teaching summer school or mentoring new teachers at the middle school, Mrs. French enjoys cooking, gardening, home improvement and spending time with her family and friends.

When asked about her favorite part of the job she told us, “Every day has its different rewards, challenges and surprises!”

Congratulations Mrs. French!

The FRSD is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative      Action/Veteran’s Preference employer.


The district does not discriminate on the basis of  race, religion, color, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, sex or  age in its programs or activities.


FRSD Title IX Coordinator

Michelle Marshall 541-935-2253 Ext 1220

FRSD ADA Title II Coordinator

Gary Carpenter 541-935-2253 Ext 1203

FRSD 504 Coordinator

Rilke Klingsporn 541-935-2253 Ext 1301

88834 Territorial Rd.

Elmira, OR 97437


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