Elmira High School



This is just a friendly reminder that graduation is still scheduled on Friday, June 5th at 7:00 PM.  We are working hard on finalizing our plans for that evening and will get a detailed plan out to seniors and their families next week.

Elmira High School will not be in session on Monday, May 25th in observance of Memorial Day.  This will prompt a change in our distance learning schedule for next week.  Tuesday and Thursday will continue to be Gold Day schedules with periods 5-7 meeting those days.  Wednesday and Friday will be Purple Day schedules with periods 1-4 meeting.  We hope everyone enjoys a restful 3 day weekend.


In the past, it has been announced during graduation specific student achievements, such as, student scholarships and grant awards, along with post-secondary plans, such as college/university, community college, military, or workforce plans.  We are continuing to work with the senior class to collect this information.   We would like this piece to be a part of the diploma/packets that the seniors will receive the night of graduation.  If you would like your information to be included please contact Sandie Smith (sandieevo@aol.com) or Brittany McMillan (bmcmillan@fernridge.k12.or.us) with the following information:
*Scholarship and/or Grant awards received (name of scholarship/grant and amount awarded)
*Post-Secondary plans (i.e., Which college/university will you be attending? Which military branch are you joining? If entering the workforce, what are your career ambitions?)
DEADLINE to submit your information is June 2nd, by 5pm.
Please let me know know you have any questions! Go Falcons!
–Brittany McMillan, EHS Counselor

We have been working hard to refine the details for graduation in June.  Please refer to the attached letter for additional information.  Please feel free to contact the office at 541-935-8200 if you have questions.

Graduation 2020 Update

Caps and gowns have arrived for seniors.  Seniors may pick up their cap and gown from the high school from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM on both Monday, May 11th and Tuesday, May 12th.  If you can’t make those times, the front office is open from 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM, Monday through Friday.

We know that this spring has created much uncertainty for our students and their families.  This has been especially true for our seniors.  We have been honoring our seniors each Friday night by turning on the lights at the stadium at 20:20 (8:20 PM) for twenty minutes, but we know this is no replacement for graduation.  On that note, we are pleased to announce that we are moving forward with a plan to hold graduation on its scheduled date of June 5th.  We are working on the details of this event, but it will involve vehicles and a ceremony that will take place outdoors.  We are in the process of planning this event in detail and will have more information to share with families next week.

Thank you for your continued patience as we navigate these unprecedented circumstances and we will post a more detailed plan next week.

May 4 to May 8 is the week set aside to recognize teachers for the extraordinary work they do with our students.

Great teachers do more than teach reading, writing, and math.  They help set our children up for success in life.  Whether students enter into a trade, go to college, or jump into a career, they are more prepared for life because of the teachers who guided and supported them along the way.

Even when faced with the incredible task of educating students virtually on a moment’s notice, our Fern Ridge teachers have shown they are dedicated to their students, no matter the circumstances.

Now more then ever we want to recognize the teachers who step into the lives of their students and make a positive impact.  Please join me by thanking all of our Fern Ridge teaching staff!

Beginning on April 27th you may start dropping off packets on the same bus routes that deliver lunches.  Please refer to the attached list of bus routes.  In addition to these routes you are welcome to drop off packets directly to the high school.  Buses will be returning after lunches have been delivered to pick up packets, packets will not be picked up during lunch drop off.

Packet Drop Off Delivery Sites

Elmira High School will be asking students to come clean out their lockers beginning tomorrow, Wednesday, April 22nd.  The building will be accessible from 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM for the rest of the week for students or their parents.  After Friday, April 24th any materials left in lockers will be either thrown away or donated.  In addition Chromebooks are still available to any student who would still like to check one out for the remainder of the school year.  Please call the front office at 541-935-8200 if you have any questions.

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