Lisa Leatham, Principal

Lisa Leatham

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The district is about to begin the process of having students return their Chromebooks (including chargers and hotspots).  We are beginning with ALL Kinder-2nd grade students from EES and VES on May 17th (Not OPTIONS students).  The rest of the schedule is tentative, however our proposed timeline is below.  As each grade level gets fully organized, we will get the information out.

3rd-5th grade:  Beginning week of June 1st

6th -8th grade:  Beginning week of June 1st

12th grade:  June 8th/9th

9th-11th grade:  Beginning week of June 15th

OPTIONS:  Beginning week of June 15th.


As the flyer above describes, the turn-in for K-2nd grade students will be from 2:00-7:00 PM on May 17th AT VES, and you can reserve your timeslot by signing up here.  If your chromebook is damaged, please do not wait until check-in.  In addition, please bring your device to the check-in, fully “charged.”

Finally, if you can bring the student device check-in form (click here)  filled out when you arrive at your check-in time, it will make things go quicker.  The forms will also be available on site.

API | Advancing our Society with STEM

Marvelous Motion!


When: Thursday, May 6th, 6:00pm-7:00pm

Who: All Veneta Families!

What: Be a scientist, a mathematician, and an engineer! We will be creating straw rockets, marble runs, and parachutes.

Where: On Zoom!   

Meeting ID: 89639628405    Passcode: 059013



Available at the VES Office- Tues-Fri 7:30am-3:30pm

Kits are limited- first come, first served. Scissors will be required; request from office if needed. Tape is helpful but not required.




Here are some helpful links as you’re getting ready to enroll your child for kindergarten:

Kindergarten Pre-Registration/KITS Interest Form

2021-2022 FRSD Kindergarten Online Registration

Kindergarten Information Night Slideshow




The FRSD KITS Program is back for Summer 2021!

KITS will be in person from July 13th-August 25th: 3 days a week in July; 4 days a week in August
AM & PM Session Times Available: 9-11 & 12-2
Transportation Provided
Parent Sessions will be virtual and flexible
Call Veneta Elementary at 541-935-8225 for more information




 A reminder that our VES Kindergarten Information Night Zoom is TONIGHT, April 15th, from 6:00-7:00pm. You’ll get to meet our kindergarten teachers, see some pictures of the school, and hear what our sweet kindergarten students do during the day while at school. We hope to see you tonight!

Join the Veneta Elementary Kindergarten Information Night Zoom:

Meeting ID: 819 4374 8049
Passcode: 023661

A huge thank you to all the community volunteers who came out Saturday to get the ball fields at Veneta Elementary ready for play. Donations of trucking, excavation work, dirt, and much more made this a VERY successful day.
Big thanks to JT Excavation, Delta Sand and Gravel, Alan Jeffers Trucking, B&R Sheet Metal, TSP, PALS, lots of parents, and some very helpful kids for making this day happen! 

As many FRSD families may have heard by now, the U.S. Department of Education recently denied the Oregon Department of Education’s request for a waiver of summative testing for the 2020-2021 school year. Due to this decision, the Fern Ridge School District is currently beginning the process of readying our staff and students for state assessments.

ODE’s window for state assessments is April 13-June 11, however, each individual school will set their own testing dates within that window. Due to the nature of this school year, ODE has shortened the blueprint and the time each assessment takes, as well as reducing the number of required assessments at each grade level. The table of required assessments, optional assessments, and approximate test time frame is below. All students will have the opportunity to take all available grade level assessments.

If families do not want their child(ren) to participate in state assessments this year, the link to opt-out of the Math and ELA assessments is below. Please fill out and return to your child’s school as soon as possible. They will be accepted until the day before testing begins (dates vary by school). Science has a separate student exemption procedure. See note below for an explanation of that process. If you are not opting your child out, your child will participate in the required (not optional) state testing with their grade level. If you wish for your child to participate in the optional assessment opportunity, please contact your child’s teacher and/or school.

Thank you for your continued support!

Oregon Department of Education Summative Assessment Administration Information:

Grade Level Required Administration (except students opted-out of ELA and/or Math per ORS 329.479 or exempted from Science per OAR 581-021-009) and Approximate Testing Time per ODE (Hrs: Min) Additional (Optional) Assessment Opportunity and Approximate Testing Time per ODE (Hrs: Min)
3 English Language Arts (ELA) (1:10) Mathematics (1:00)
4 Mathematics (1:00) ELA (1:10)
5 Science (1:20) Mathematics (1:00)ELA (1:10)
6 ELA (1:10) Mathematics (1:05)
7 Mathematics (1:05)ELA (1:10) N/A
8 Mathematics  (1:05)Science (1:20) ELA (1:10)
11 ELA (1:00)Mathematics (0:50) Science (1:30)

Opt-Out Link for ELA & Math Assessments:

If choosing to opt-out your child from state testing, please fill out and return to your child’s school before the start of the testing window (as designated by your child’s school).

Information on Exemption from Science Assessment from ODE’s Website:

Oregon Administrative Rule (OAR) 581-022-1910 allows school districts to excuse students from a state required program or learning activity, including state testing, to accommodate a student’s disabilities or religious beliefs. This rule governs exemption requests for the state tests in Science and Social Sciences, the English Language Proficiency Assessment (ELPA21), and the Kindergarten Assessment.

  • Are there eligibility requirements? Yes. Parents may request exemptions under OAR 581-022-1910 based on the student’s disability or religion.
  • What is the process for a parent to make this request? The authority to exempt students from state testing belongs to local school districts. In order for a school district to excuse a student from testing under Oregon law, the student’s parent or guardian must submit a written request to the school district listing the reasons for the exemption and proposing an alternative individualized learning activity for the student that meets the same goals that would be accomplished by participation in state testing. Appropriate school personnel must evaluate and approve the parent request.
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Contact Veneta

Phone: (541) 935-8225

88131 Territorial Road
Veneta Oregon 97487

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