Fern Ridge School District

The maintenance department will be applying an approved, low impact herbicide to the fence lines at each school on Sunday, May 15, 2022.  The application is intended to discourage new weed growth in those areas.

In accordance with state law, signage will be posted at each site with contact information and re-entry times.

If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to Jeff Thiessen: jthiessen@fernridge.k12.or.us

Congratulations Shelby Humphrey!!   🎉  Our May employee of the month!  🎉

Shelby has been the glue helping to hold the office at Fern Ridge Middle School together.  Seriously, what doesn’t Shelby do?!?  She not only serves as head secretary handling phone calls, updating attendance, student registration, immunization information, school purchase orders, petty cash, schedules and hundreds of other things that would take up this entire post!

These past few years have been especially challenging with all of the additional COVID related work which meant reaching out to families, rounding up the take home work for students, not to mention monitoring and updating all of the tracking spreadsheets!  This year, she has done all this and more with less help in the office since our Instructional Assistant shortage meant that our other secretary, Casey, had to be assigned to more student supervision duties.

When she is not busy being the rockstar of the FRMS office, Shelby likes to spend time with her husband of 18 years,    Nate Humphrey and their daughters,  EHS 9th grader, Hannah and FRMS 6th grader, Olivia.

Shelby loves to be outdoors at the beach, camping, swimming, rafting, hiking, traveling and she still finds time to read, bake and volunteer.

Her favorite part about being in the office at FRMS is being able to help students and assist parents with whatever they might need.  Supporting teachers, administrators and staff in any way that she can.  “I like making people feel appreciated and truly enjoy being helpful.  I love to see the smiling faces and making a difference in someone’s day.”

 

Teacher? We prefer Educational Rockstar

Join us as we celebrate our amazing Educational Rockstars during Teacher Appreciation Week 2022.

Thank you Fern Ridge educators for continuing to show up in your classrooms for our students.  You are appreciated!

Hello FRSD families

This week we have had a significant increase in the number of known positive COVID cases in the District, in particular among staff at VES.  We are working on trying to stop the spread of COVID within the school community so that we can continue to offer in-person learning to all of our students.  

Your assistance in the effort to slow the spread in our classrooms is needed:

  • Please do not send your child to school if they are sick. 
  • Masking in schools can also be helpful in slowing the spread of illness. 
  • Please talk with your child to decide if masking is an option for your family.  

With upcoming events in all of our buildings (talent shows, book fairs, and more…) there will be a great opportunity to show your effort by practicing social distancing and mask-wearing.  A little extra effort today may mean the difference between in-person learning or online learning in the coming few weeks. 

We have made it this far without losing a single day of in-person instruction in the 21-22 school year.  Your help and support is needed.   

Thank you for your ongoing effort and support of our school community.

 

Over the course of the last several weeks, in conjunction with our administrators, certified and classified leadership teams, the district has been working on an updated visitor/volunteer plan.  It is a challenge to incorporate a plan that meets the needs of everyone, while staying in compliance with OAR 333-019-1030 .

The plan was presented to the school board last night for feedback and we are now ready to share with the community.  The new plan, with some requirements, allows a path for both visitors and volunteers in the schools, vaccinated and unvaccinated.

The plan is posted under the 2021-22 School year tab.  We will begin this on Monday the 25th! The direct link can be accessed by clicking here.  If you have any questions, do not hesitate to reach out to the District Office, or your building administrator.

2022 English Language Arts (ELA) Curriculum Adoption

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Dear Fern Ridge School District Students, Families, and Community Members:

This year, FRSD will be adopting a new language arts curriculum for K-12 students across the district, designed to meet Oregon’s state educational standards and align between grade levels. Curriculum includes the textbooks, materials, and digital resources that support student instruction. Teams from each school including administrators, classroom and special education teachers, intervention specialists, and English language development specialists have been researching programs from various publishers.

Following a rigorous evaluation process, we are excited to share FRSD’s recommended curriculum with our families. Feedback from community stakeholders is welcomed.

K-5:      McGraw Hill – Wonders

6-8:      Houghton Mifflin Harcourt – Into Literature

9-12:    Savvas – My Perspectives

If you would like to stop by the District Office to view the materials in person, ask questions, or share your opinions, please feel free set up an appointment.

This FRSD ELA Curriculum Review.pptx outlines our review process and contains links so you can explore additional information, view publisher videos, and more. After reviewing the materials, please complete this survey to share your thoughts.

Thank you for sharing your perspective and partnering with us as we work to adopt and implement the best possible curriculum to support FRSD students’ and teachers’ needs.

Michelle Marshall

Director of K-12 Programs

541-935-2253, ext. 1220

mmarshall@fernridge.k12.or.us

 

 🎉 🎉 Congratulations to our 2021-2022 Fern Ridge School District Distinguished Service Award Recipients! 🎉 🎉

These outstanding individuals along with other leaders from our community will be recognized at 7:00pm on Thursday, April 14th at the Fern Ridge Service Center.

Rebecca Hauge
Twinkle A. Morton Educational Excellence – Distinguished Teacher

Casey Anderson
Distinguished Classified Employee

Leiisa Boytz
Distinguished Administrator/District Office Group Employee

Maya Trout
Distinguished Volunteer

Shark Zhao
Distinguished Future First Citizen

Clyde Oglesby
Distinguished Community Builder

Alyssa Johnson
Distinguished Emerging Future First Citizen

Mike Guill, a teacher at Veneta Elementary since August of 2008, has been selected as our April Employee of the Month!

His day gets started by greeting kids, boosting their spirits, and making the school a welcoming place to be.  He does his best to instill a love of learning in every student that crosses his path.

VES staff members tell us “he works diligently to read with all of his students at their instruction level, regardless of what that is.  He asks for suggestions from other teachers on how to best serve his students, and encourages and supports students’ reading in his classroom.  So many students have benefited from him over the years!”

He always quietly encourages staff that he notices are working long hours or he knows are going through a rough patch.  He will anonymously drop off a coffee, a blizzard, chocolate flavored coffee beans, or whatever he feels would make a staff member’s day better.”

When not teaching and supporting other Veneta Elementary staff members, Mr. Guill is most likely to be found playing disc golf  – he thinks he’s terrible at the game but he loves to play!  He enjoys hiking with his wife of 28 years, Fenn, driving through Finley Wildlife Refuge and spotting critters that look like tiny dust balls with legs running across the road (Fenn calls them baby quail) 😉

The Guill’s have two daughters, Dana who works at Veneta Elementary School as an instructional assistant and Allison who works at Chintimini Wildlife Rehab.

His favorite thing about his job is “The people I work with because it feels like family rather than a job.  I also love challenging kids to be the best they can be rather than settling for “good-enough”

Thank you for all of the encouragement and support you continue to show students and staff!

The FRSD is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative      Action/Veteran’s Preference employer.

 

The district does not discriminate on the basis of  race, religion, color, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, sex or  age in its programs or activities.

 

FRSD Title IX Coordinator

Michelle Marshall 541-935-2253 Ext 1220

FRSD ADA Title II Coordinator

Gary Carpenter 541-935-2253 Ext 1203

FRSD 504 Coordinator

Rilke Klingsporn 541-935-2253 Ext 1301

88834 Territorial Rd.

Elmira, OR 97437

            

ODE Fall 2023 Title IX Sexual Harassment Training August 2023

Title IX Review & Refresh

Title IX Sexual Harassment Part 1 of 2

Part 2 of 2

 

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