Elmira High School



Class competition for the homecoming assembly includes singing the fight song-

Fight, fight, fight for Elmira High

Win the victory 

We’re gonna win this game for Purple and Gold 

Best in the west, we’re gonna all do our best 

So, on, on, on, on fight till the end

Honor and Glory there must be… 

So Fight, Fight, Fight for, Elmira High and Victory 



Led by the cheer team and students with glow sticks, the Falcons beat the Bulldogs 14-0 on Friday night. Join us for the next home game on Friday, October 6th at 7:00 pm against Siuslaw. The victory bell will be there and we want to ring it again.

You are invited to the 4th annual Elmira Booster Club Fundraiser.

The doors open at 1 pm with fun for the whole family. Join the club in raising money for our sports programs at Christ Lutheran Church in Veneta on Saturday, September 30th. For $10 you can enter the Cornhole Tournament or buy five games of Bingo. $5 gets you a seat at the Poker table. Sponsored by the National Guard, the Kid Zone will provide fun for the youth. There will be a live and silent auction for your bidding pleasure. All proceeds from the fun will go to supporting program needs.

Local food trucks will be parked nearby offering a local menu.

If you have questions or want to help, please contact elmiraboosterclub@gmail.com

The Elmira Booster Club meets the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 7 pm in the high school library. Please join the club and build Falcon programs.

If a student signed up for the Chromebook protection plan for 23/24, but has not paid the fee yet, cash or check must be submitted by end of business on Monday, September 25th. If the fee is not paid by Monday afternoon, the coverage will be removed from the account and the Chromebook will not be covered.
Fee for the protection plan is $20.
Families on Free or Reduced Meals pay $10.

To apply for Free or Reduced meals, please apply here: https://www.ode.state.or.us/apps/frlapp

For more information visit the Fern Ridge Food Services page at this link:  https://www.fernridge.k12.or.us/food-services/

Please call the school with any questions.

The annual Country Fair Cross Country Invitational was a huge success. Thank you to all of the volunteers who stepped in on a hot September afternoon to keep our runners on course during the race. A special shout out to Kona Ice Truck for providing ice cold refreshment and donating a portion of the proceeds back to the program.


Registration for high school students will be held on Wednesday and Thursday. Please see day and time that corresponds with student grade level.

Registration on Wednesday, August 23: Seniors, from 8 am to 11 am and Sophomores from 1 pm to 4 pm.

Registration on Thursday, August 24: Juniors, from 10 am to 1 pm and Frosh from 3 pm to 6 pm.

Pictures will be taken for the yearbook and identification cards. Please bring check or cash to pay for fees. The fee schedule is linked below.

We look forward to seeing all of our students and families.

Fall Registration Fee Schedule 2023-24


Despite the heat and smoke, Falcon athletes are dedicating early morning hours to learning their sport. When the heat index is high and smoke is in the air, their ability to practice and play games is based on policies set by the Oregon School Activities Association (OSAA). If the heat index is over 105 degrees, all outside activities and/or play should stop. The same is true for inside activity if there is no air conditioning. Activity can continue if the heat index is over 100 and less than 105 degrees; however, several precautions must be taken to continue. To name two of the precautions: water must be provided, and athletes need to be given as many breaks as they desire. If a practice or game needs to be canceled, the call to do so will be made by noon using data from purpleair.com and local weather stations.

Sidenote: If you have an athlete who hasn’t signed up yet, it isn’t too late. Call the front office for more information.

Dear Elmira High School families and friends,

The start of school is quickly approaching, and we have a few reminders to share before you ease into the end of August.

Topics contained in this letter include: registration information, technology and textbook return, school meals and athletic game schedules.


Registration dates for the upcoming school year are as follows:

Wednesday, August 16th, from 9 am to 7 pm for all new district students. Parents/guardians need to bring the student’s birth certificate, immunization record, proof of address, and transcript for students in the 10th thru 12th grades.

For all students who attended Fern Ridge Schools last year, registration by grade level is on the following dates at the following times:

Seniors: Wednesday, August 23rd, from 8 am to 11 am.

Sophomores: Wednesday, August 23rd, from 1 pm to 4 pm.

Juniors: Thursday, August 24th, from 10 am to 1 pm.

Frosh: Thursday, August 24th, from 3 pm to 6 pm.

During registration parents/guardians will verify student/family contact information, pick up class schedules, get locker assignments, check out a Chromebook, take school pictures for photos and school identification cards and pay optional fees for a yearbook, parking pass, ASB membership and Chromebook protection plan. In addition, students will be able to meet some of our club advisors and leaders to learn more about extra-curricular offerings at EHS.

The amazing EHS Booster Club will be on-site selling EHS swag.


Look around your house, in your car, and in the garage for textbooks and technology that needs to be returned to the school. Thank you to those who returned school property over the summer. You will have the opportunity to check in regarding missing items at registration.


Both breakfast and lunch will cost students this year. If you are a family who may qualify for the free and reduced program for meals, please go to the link below to apply for the program. Regularly priced meals are $2 for breakfast and $3.55 for lunch.

For more information about creating a meal account online or applying for free and reduced meals, use this link:

Food Services


We hope you support our football and soccer teams this season. If coming to a game is on your list of things to do this Fall, please plan for fewer seats at the contests. The grandstand was deemed unsafe last year and couldn’t be insured without substantial reconstruction. The decision was made to remove the stands at the beginning of the summer due to structural weakness. The district moved temporary bleachers to the field but recognized that spectators may need to bring lawn chairs to sit on during the game. The middle school student section will look slightly different than in the past. Signs will be posted when you arrive at the field to help direct. As a reminder, no dogs are allowed in the fenced area around the football/soccer field.

Fall athletic schedules can be found at the following links:

Varsity football:  https://www.osaa.org/teams/52795

Varsity volleyball: https://www.osaa.org/teams/51914

Varsity girls soccer: https://www.osaa.org/teams/51913

Varsity boys soccer: https://www.osaa.org/teams/51911

Varsity girls cross-country: https://www.osaa.org/teams/51912

Varsity boys cross-country: https://www.osaa.org/teams/51910

EHS will celebrate Homecoming the week of October 16th with the culminating parade and football game on Friday the 20th.

Elmira High School was honored by the Oregon School Activities Association for an entire year, free of any fan, player, or coach being ejected from a game. This is something to be proud of, and we wanted to thank all of you for showing good sportsmanship throughout the year.

Go Falcons,

Cydney Vandercar, Principal

Joel Smith, Assistant Principal/Athletic Director




Congratulations to Elmira High School’s athletes, coaches and fans for making good sportsmanship a priority at team sport activities. Oregon School Activities Association (OSAA) recognized the school with the “Ejection-Free School” award last week. We are so proud to be Falcons.

Registration for high school students who are new to the Fern Ridge School District is August 16th from 9 am to 7 pm. Parents need to bring student’s birth certificate, immunization record, proof of address and transcript (10-12 grade only).

Registration/picture day for current students:

Wednesday, August 23rd: Seniors from 8 am to 11 am and Sophomores from 1 pm to 4 pm.

Thursday, August 24th: Juniors from 10 am to 1 pm and Frosh from 3 pm to 6 pm.

Lifetouch will be on site for student photos on August 23rd and 24th to take school pictures.

If you are unable to attend during the designated time, please stop by when you are available.

Asst. Principal