Elmira Elementary School



Thank you to everyone who was able to attend the EES Kindergarten Information Night this evening!

As promised, you can review the slides here: Kinder Info Night 2021

Please complete: Kindergarten Pre-Registration Form

New Student Online Registration Instructions: New Student Online Registration Instructions

  • See our QUICK LINKS Menu on the right hand side of this page for more information on 2021-2022 Online Enrollment

Zoom Recording: Click here to watch the ZOOM Presentation


As many FRSD families may have heard by now, the U.S. Department of Education recently denied the Oregon Department of Education’s request for a waiver of summative testing for the 2020-2021 school year. Due to this decision, the Fern Ridge School District is currently beginning the process of readying our staff and students for state assessments.

ODE’s window for state assessments is April 13-June 11, however, each individual school will set their own testing dates within that window. Due to the nature of this school year, ODE has shortened the blueprint and the time each assessment takes, as well as reducing the number of required assessments at each grade level. The table of required assessments, optional assessments, and approximate test time frame is below. All students will have the opportunity to take all available grade level assessments.

If families do not want their child(ren) to participate in state assessments this year, the link to opt-out of the Math and ELA assessments is below. Please fill out and return to your child’s school as soon as possible. They will be accepted until the day before testing begins (dates vary by school). Science has a separate student exemption procedure. See note below for an explanation of that process. If you are not opting your child out, your child will participate in the required (not optional) state testing with their grade level. If you wish for your child to participate in the optional assessment opportunity, please contact your child’s teacher and/or school.

Thank you for your continued support!

Oregon Department of Education Summative Assessment Administration Information:

Grade Level Required Administration (except students opted-out of ELA and/or Math per ORS 329.479 or exempted from Science per OAR 581-021-009) and Approximate Testing Time per ODE (Hrs: Min) Additional (Optional) Assessment Opportunity and Approximate Testing Time per ODE (Hrs: Min)
3 English Language Arts (ELA) (1:10) Mathematics (1:00)
4 Mathematics (1:00) ELA (1:10)
5 Science (1:20) Mathematics (1:00)ELA (1:10)
6 ELA (1:10) Mathematics (1:05)
7 Mathematics (1:05)ELA (1:10) N/A
8 Mathematics  (1:05)Science (1:20) ELA (1:10)
11 ELA (1:00)Mathematics (0:50) Science (1:30)

Opt-Out Link for ELA & Math Assessments:


If choosing to opt-out your child from state testing, please fill out and return to your child’s school before the start of the testing window (as designated by your child’s school).

Information on Exemption from Science Assessment from ODE’s Website:

Oregon Administrative Rule (OAR) 581-022-1910 allows school districts to excuse students from a state required program or learning activity, including state testing, to accommodate a student’s disabilities or religious beliefs. This rule governs exemption requests for the state tests in Science and Social Sciences, the English Language Proficiency Assessment (ELPA21), and the Kindergarten Assessment.

  • Are there eligibility requirements? Yes. Parents may request exemptions under OAR 581-022-1910 based on the student’s disability or religion.
  • What is the process for a parent to make this request? The authority to exempt students from state testing belongs to local school districts. In order for a school district to excuse a student from testing under Oregon law, the student’s parent or guardian must submit a written request to the school district listing the reasons for the exemption and proposing an alternative individualized learning activity for the student that meets the same goals that would be accomplished by participation in state testing. Appropriate school personnel must evaluate and approve the parent request.

Kindergarten Information Night for 2021-2022

Tuesday, April 13th, 2021

Elmira Elementary is excited to offer a virtual evening of information for our incoming Kindergarten families.

For many children, kindergarten is the beginning of their education and their first steps outside the familiarity of home. For many parents, it’s the start of a relationship with their public school system.

In Kindergarten, students develop a love for learning. They begin to feel comfortable in a new environment as they develop basic skills, working with others, how to listen and share among many other important academic and social skills.

Elmira Elementary strives to give parents and students the right start in education by caring for and understanding each child’s needs and each parent’s concerns. We encourage parents to contact us whenever they have questions or concerns.


6:00-7:00 PM

Join Zoom Meeting:



Kindergarten Presentation Materials

  • PowerPoint presentation of What to Expect in Kindergarten
  • Preparing your child for Kindergarten
  • Transition tips
  • Time for questions

Please contact me if you have any questions!

Ann Oxenford                                                                              Paris Hood

aoxenford@fernridge.k12.or.us                                                   phood@fernridge.k12.or.us


Michelle Marshall mmarshall@fernridge.k12.or.us

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