Fern Ridge Middle School


Olivia Johnson
Principal

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10/27/21

Dear Families,

Recently, we learned that a student on campus has tested positive for COVID-19.  As members of the school community, we understand that this might raise concerns alongside a caring response.

At this time, we are conducting contact tracing (if they have been on campus during the infectious period) which includes but is not limited to: reviewing cohort logs, interviewing  staff, and checking cameras.

If contact tracing determines that your child is a close contact and needs to be quarantined, you will be personally contacted by school staff within 24-48 hours of the school being notified.

While it is our goal to keep students in school, please be vigilant in regards to watching for primary COVID symptoms. Primary symptoms include: fever of 100.4 or higher, cough, congestion, chills, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, new loss of taste or loss of smell.

We will keep you updated with any new information as it comes out, while meeting the requirements to honor everyone’s right to privacy.

If you have any questions, please contact Olivia Johnson, Principal (ojohnson@fernridge.k12.or.us) or Eric Carman Assistant Principal (ecarman@fernridge.k12.or.us) or Nurse Elliott, our district nurse, at selliott@fernridge.k12.or.us. You can also call Ms. Johnson or Mr. Carman at 541-935-8230

Thank you,

Olivia Johnson

November 3rd: Picture Retakes

November 4th: Last day of the quarter.  There is still time this week and next to complete and turn in missing assignments. If you have concerns about grades, check Schoology or contact teachers. 

November 5th: No School. Teacher Work Day

10/25/21

Dear Families,

Recently, we learned that a student on campus has tested positive for COVID-19.  As members of the school community, we understand that this might raise concerns alongside a caring response.

At this time, we are conducting contact tracing (if they have been on campus during the infectious period) which includes but is not limited to: reviewing cohort logs, interviewing  staff, and checking cameras.

If contact tracing determines that your child is a close contact and needs to be quarantined, you will be personally contacted by school staff within 24-48 hours of the school being notified.

While it is our goal to keep students in school, please be vigilant in regards to watching for primary COVID symptoms. Primary symptoms include: fever of 100.4 or higher, cough, congestion, chills, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, new loss of taste or loss of smell.

We will keep you updated with any new information as it comes out, while meeting the requirements to honor everyone’s right to privacy.

If you have any questions, please contact Olivia Johnson, Principal (ojohnson@fernridge.k12.or.us) or Eric Carman Assistant Principal (ecarman@fernridge.k12.or.us) or Nurse Elliott, our district nurse, at selliott@fernridge.k12.or.us. You can also call Ms. Johnson or Mr. Carman at 541-935-8230

Thank you,

Olivia Johnson

Once again Fern Ridge Middle School will allow students to wear Halloween costumes to school on Friday, October 29th. The following guidelines must be followed:

  1. Students must still wear their COVID face masks at all times.
  2. If students are going to wear a costume, they must wear it to school. Except for P.E., Students will not be permitted to change at school. Students must be able to wear their costume throughout the school day.
  3. No costume masks or full face painting will be allowed.
  4. Costumes must not be too scary or inappropriate for the school environment. Please no gory or grotesque costumes.
  5. Absolutely no props are allowed. (no swords, weapons, wands, etc)
  6. The school is not responsible for costumes that are torn or damaged while at school.
  7. Students must wear shoes that are appropriate for school.
  8. Students in a costume that is inappropriate for middle school, will have to call home for new clothing or remain in the office.
  9. Dress code standards still apply, even on Halloween. Costumes that are too revealing or that promote drugs or alcohol will result in students calling home for a change of clothes.
  10. Costumes should not interfere with the ability of students to attend classes, sit at desks, get their lunches, etc.

cartoon of an owl on the phoneThere are several ways to get updates and information from Fern Ridge Middle School:

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Click here for the 21-22 6th grade class/group

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3. To touch base with a specific teacher or staff member by phone or email, just click below for a list of current staff emails and extensions.

FRMS Staff Extensions and Emails

Flyer for EventThere has been a recent increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in our student population.  As our goal is to keep kids at school for in-person learning, we have partnered with Lane County Public Health to offer a free “DRIVE-THROUGH” testing clinic this Saturday 10/16 from 10-2 in the Veneta Elementary School parking lot.

As the seasons change many of our students are coming down with ‘mild symptoms’ like runny noses, coughs, and sore throats.  These can be symptoms of a ‘regular cold’ and can sometimes also be symptoms of COVID-19.   We experienced students coming to school with minor symptoms for several days then ended up being COVID-19 positive this week. We’d like you to take the opportunity to do a free drive-through test this weekend if you or your child are having any cold-like symptoms or have been around anyone who has been sick.   This clinic will also be available for anyone who is NOT having symptoms but would like to be tested “just to be sure”.

Anyone in the community can go to this clinic. The test is a swab in the nostril and the results will be called to you in 3-5 days. There are no insurance or ID requirements to get tested.

Please Note: If your child is already in quarantine from an exposure, a negative test on the 16th does not shorten that quarantine. They still need to stay home until the return to school date given by the school or the school nurse.

10/15/21

Dear Families,

Recently, we learned that a student on campus has tested positive for COVID-19.  As members of the school community, we understand that this might raise concerns alongside a caring response.

At this time, we are conducting contact tracing (if they have been on campus during the infectious period) which includes but is not limited to: reviewing cohort logs, interviewing  staff, and checking cameras.

If contact tracing determines that your child is a close contact and needs to be quarantined, you will be personally contacted by school staff within 24-48 hours of the school being notified.

While it is our goal to keep students in school, please be vigilant in regards to watching for primary COVID symptoms. Primary symptoms include: fever of 100.4 or higher, cough, congestion, chills, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, new loss of taste or loss of smell.

We will keep you updated with any new information as it comes out, while meeting the requirements to honor everyone’s right to privacy.

If you have any questions, please contact Olivia Johnson, Principal (ojohnson@fernridge.k12.or.us) or Eric Carman Assistant Principal (ecarman@fernridge.k12.or.us) or Nurse Elliott, our district nurse, at selliott@fernridge.k12.or.us. You can also call Ms. Johnson or Mr. Carman at 541-935-8230

Thank you,

Olivia Johnson

For our virtual parent conferences, find the teacher you are meeting with and follow their Zoom link to your parent conference.  If Zoom does not work for you and you prefer a  phone conference, please let us know and the teacher will call you. Thank you.


Sixth Grade

Marian French (Social Studies)

Click here for Mrs. French’s Zoom Link

 

Heather Hohnstein (Language Arts)

Click here for Mrs. Hohnstein’s Zoom Link

 

Nick James (Science)

Thursday Evening Click here for Mr. James’s Zoom Link

Friday Morning  Click here for Mr. James’s Zoom Link

 

Kathleen Pizzola (Math)

Click here for Mrs. Pizzola’s Zoom Link

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Jesse Light (Math)

Click here for Mr. Light’s Zoom link

 

A.J. Mauric (Social Studies)

Click here for Mr. Mauric’s Zoom link

 

Jessica Nelson (Language Arts)

Click here for Ms. Nelson’s Zoom link

 

Whitney Davis (Science)– Ms. Davis will not be available for conferences this week. She will be doing her conferences Tuesday the 19th thru Thursday the 21st from 3:20 to 7:00. Please call the office to schedule a conference for Ms. Davis during that time.

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8th Grade

 Brad Davis (Social Studies)

Click Here for Mr. Davis’ Zoom Link

 

Kyle Humphrey (Math)

Click here for Mr. Humphrey’s Zoom Link

 

Ruth Larson (Language Arts)

Thursday Parent Conferences: Click here for Mrs. Larson’s Zoom Link

Friday Parent Conferences: Click here for Mrs. Larson’s Zoom Link

 

James Stoe (Science)

Click here for Mr. Stoes’s Zoom Link

Physical Education

Specialists (P.E., Music)

Colette McBride (P.E.)

Click here for Ms. McBride’s Zoom Link

 

Jacob Newman (P.E)

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Megan Miller (Music/Band/Choir)

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