Athletes & Parents ~
We have decided to proceed with the previous plan where we will start up with workouts on Monday, September 28th again. BUT we must be DILIGENT on following safety and hygiene protocols in place. If a student athlete can not follow these protocols (wearing a mask, social distancing of at least 6 feet, proper hygiene, etc.), then a parent will be called and that student athlete will be sent home. Again, these workouts are not mandatory, but all rules must be followed in order to keep everyone safe and healthy. Athletes must be registered on FamilyID and have an updated physical before they are allowed to participate. Please contact the coach listed for the sport you wish to participate in to find out if and when those workouts will take place. See the link below to view the updated schedule of activities, protocols, and list of coaches and contacts.
Again, none of this is mandatory. Our hope is that we can continue without interruptions and that everyone stays safe and healthy, but please be understanding and flexible that things could change by the day or even minute in some cases.
On Monday, September 21st EHS teachers will have their Zoom Meeting links open for students to test their access to Zoom Meetings. Please use the following schedule to access your teachers.
1st Period: 9:00-9:25
2nd Period: 9:30-9:55
3rd Period: 10:00-10:25
4th Period: 10:30-10:55
Dear EHS Staff and Families
Yesterday we were notified that an Elmira High School student has been diagnosed with COVID-19. As members of the school community, we understand that this might raise concerns alongside a caring response. We are working closely with Lane County Public Health to respond to this news and protect the health of our community.
Each situation calls for different protocols. In this case, at this time of the year before students have been on campus, and the fact that this student was not on campus at any time during their illness, we are taking the following steps:
- Informing families via this letter that will posted to the website of the District and the school, as well as a phone dialer that went home last night.
- We are required to delay the start of LIPI (Limited In-Person Instruction) that was to begin on Tuesday, September 22nd and any athletic workouts on campus. This ONLY affects EHS, and only the few students that were to come to campus for LIPI and all athletic activities.
- If there are no additional cases between now and September 29th, we can begin LIPI and athletic activities for EHS students.
The best way to prevent the spread of COVID-19 is through staying home when ill, wearing face coverings, physical distancing, and practicing good health hygiene habits. Be sure to wash your hands frequently with soap and water, cover your coughs and sneezes, and avoid contact with people who have signs of illness.
We will keep you updated with any new information as it comes out, while meeting the requirements to honor everyone’s right to privacy. More information can be found on the Oregon Department of Education’s Ready Schools, Safe Learners page and the Oregon Health Authority’s COVID-19 page.
If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact the high school office at 541-935-8200
Due to the continued unhealthy air quality we will be cancelling our athletic workouts for today Tuesday, September 15th. We will continue to post updates as the week progresses.
Unfortunately due to poor air quality again today Monday, September 14th we will have to cancel all athletic workouts scheduled for this afternoon. We are hopeful that we can resume tomorrow. Please check the website for updates.
Due to the continued poor air quality we are cancelling athletic workouts for today and tomorrow. We are hopeful to get started again on Monday, September 14th. Please check out the website for updates.
The NEW chromebook checkout schedule/location/days/times have been finalized. The checkout, for ALL SCHOOLS, will be in the North parking lot of Elmira High School. To access that information, visit the link/page below.
IMPORTANT ADDITION: AN FRSD CHROMEBOOK CHECK-OUT AGREEMENT MUST BE SIGNED BY THE STUDENT AND PARENT IN ORDER TO RECEIVE A CHROMEBOOK.
These forms will be available in the front office of every school as well as the high school during check out. The link below will take you to the form if you would like to print, sign, and bring with you to the checkout.
Chromebooks can not be issued without a form signed by both the student and parent.
Parents, Students and Community,
Due to the current emergency situation in Lane County, and its effect on our community, staff and students, I regretfully must share that we are delaying the start of school by one week. Instead of beginning September 15th, we will begin on Tuesday, September 22nd with all students K-12 and in the FRSD OPTIONS program. As before K-3 will be in a hybrid A/B model, and 4th – 12th will be in Comprehensive Distance Learning.
While I am certainly disappointed with the turn of events that necessitate this shift, I am confident it is the best choice given our current circumstances. While our staff have been working overtime to get ready for students, we now have too many uncertainties in order to roll out in 7 days. Some of the circumstances that led to this decision include
- The periodic loss of power and potential loss of power makes our chromebook checkout, a CRITICAL component that needs to occur prior to students returning, too risky to begin. Chromebook checkout will be moved to next week. A schedule will be posted prior to Saturday, September 12th.
- We may need to open some of our facilities in our community tosupport folks that need clean air to breath, a shower, or to simply charge a phone or have a meal.
- We have staff that live in areas that have had to evacuate, as well as many staff supporting close family members in need.
- The adjustment of our school air systems to utilize more outside air (to assist with COVID), has exacerbated the issue of smoke in some of our classrooms and buildings.
- A need to support some other Lane County Districts and communities that are in desperate need currently.
I thank you in advance for your continued resilience in the face of seemingly unending challenges.
Gary Carpenter, Superintendent, FRSD 28j
Due to the smoky conditions we need to cancel athletic workouts for today Tuesday, September 8th and tomorrow Wednesday, September 9th. We will reassess conditions on Thursday.
In support of distance learning every Elmira High School student will be issued a Chromebook. This device will be used by the student all year to support their distance learning efforts. We will be distributing Chromebooks, textbooks and yearbooks on September 9-11 from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM. We are asking students to come pick up supplies by grade level and alphabetically. Please follow the schedule linked below to pick up your Chromebook.
In addition, Lifetouch will also be here to take pictures for student body cards, please use the link below if you would like to order pictures from Lifetouch.