Veneta Elementary School


Lisa Leatham, Principal

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UPDATED MEAL ROUTES:  Route 13, beginning tomorrow May 6th, will drop the Fleck stop and add a stop at the Department of Forestry Parking lot.  CLICK HERE for the updated meal bus route schedule.

PACKET PICK-UP AND DELIVERY:  This continues every Monday.  Yesterday we were able to pick up over 40 packets, and deliver around 20.  If you would like to try out having your distance learning packet delivered, please communicate with your child’s teacher or school.  The route and stop times can be viewed by CLICKING HERE.

green pencilRETURNING DISTANCE LEARNING PACKETS/WORK:  There are several ways this can occur.  While teachers would like to get completed work back so they can review it, assess it, and provide feedback to the students, we understand this may be a challenge for some so just do the best you can.

  • Families who have been picking up their packets can continue to do so. There will be a “Return Work/ Completed Packets” box at each building. When you come to school to pick up the new week’s packet, please deposit the previous week’s packet in the box. Paperclips will be available if the packet has been taken apart. Please make sure your child’s name is on each page in the packet in the event that the packet becomes separated.
  • Families may also choose to scan and email their child’s packet directly to the teacher. Staff Contact Information link.
  • For families that are needing to have packets mailed to them, we will have a bus route to collect finished packets every Monday. You can CLICK HERE to see the routes and “stops” along those routes.  These routes begin after the lunch/meal drop off routes that occur each day.  These “homework pick-up” routes begin anywhere from 11:50 AM-12:30 PM.  If a bus does not come by your exact location, and you cannot make it to one of these stops at the designated times, contact Amie at the bus barn at 541-935-1969 and we see if we can accommodate you. Please contact your school as early as possible the week prior to ensure we can make this happen.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out.

Front of school busGood morning FRSD families.  We continue to serve around 1100 meals a day to the youth of the community.  Thank you for continuing to access this.  The staff loves to see the students at the bus stops or come through VES.

There has been one change to the routes that will begin today, Tuesday the 21st.  The stop at the top of Bolton Hill is not being accessed, so we are moving that stop down to Woodland St. and 5th street.  Hopefully, it will get more use there.  The complete list of routes and stops can be found by CLICKING HERE.

Hello FRSD K-8 Families,

As we move forward with Distance Learning, we are working to create an efficient, safe way for learning packets to get back to your child’s teacher for review. To this end, each Monday we will have a box in front of our school that is labeled “Returned Work”. When you come to school to pick up the new week’s packet, please deposit the previous week’s packet in the box. Paperclips will be available if the packet has been taken apart. Please make sure your child’s name is on each page in the packet in the event that the packet becomes separated. If you forget to turn a packet in or your child does not finish it during the current week, no worries. Just drop it off the following week.

The box of returned work will be brought into the school on Monday afternoons and will sit for 5 days before work is handed over to teachers (based on current guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19). After this time frame, teachers will enter work as completed in gradebooks. Work will not be returned to students due to logistical and safety concerns, however, work can be reviewed/discussed with teachers via phone or email.

For those of you receiving packets through the mail, please reach out to the school office to make individual arrangements.

Dear FRSD Elementary Families-

As we move forward with Distance Learning, students in grades 1-5 will need access to their reading textbooks in order to complete classwork. Kindergarten students do not have a reading textbook, but will be receiving a weekly reading booklet. Both EES and VES will have books and their first week’s Distance Learning packets available for pickup on Monday, April 13. Student’s school supplies (from student desks) are being bagged and will also be available at the pickup times below. There will also be a box for collecting library books that you are ready to return.

 

EES students will pick up at the EES bus loop from 10:00-12:30 and 1:00-3:00

VES students will pick up at the VES bus loop from 10:00-12:30 and 1:00-3:00

 

If you are unable to come during this time, please call the school to arrange a time. If you have internet access, your child can log into their Think Central account and access the textbook materials online. More information about logins will be available soon. See you on Monday!

SCHOOLS CLOSED: At a 1:00 PM news conference, the Governor of Oregon closed our “physical schools” for the remainder of the school year.  Schools are now fully charged to provide “Distance Learning” through the rest of the 2020 school  year.

PATHWAY TO GRADUATION FOR OUR SENIORS: The state just released this 25-page document, that outlines the pathway to a diploma for our senior students.  If you would like to review the document, I have attached it here (click here).  Over the next 24 hours, I will be working on a 1-page summary of this document, along with EHS staff.  I will post that summary tomorrow and will share our plan here in Fern Ridge, which is aligned with the requirements of this document.

9TH-11TH GRADE GUIDANCE:  ODE has not released this specific guidance yet.  As soon as they do, we will share this information.

DISTANCE LEARNING: This will begin next week, Monday the 13th.  Teachers and administrators are working hard to roll this out.  Having said that, now that we know we will be using this model through the end of the school  year, we will be starting slow.  It will look different at the various grade levels. We will get better at this with each passing day.  Our staff is committed to serving our families and students for the next eight weeks or so with this model.  We also understand that not only is this a challenge and heavy lift for our staff, but it is a heavy lift for our parents and families as well.  We will work alongside our students and families in the days and weeks to come to meet your needs.

Gary E. Carpenter, Jr. Superintendent, FRSD 28J

Dear FRSD Elementary Families-

As we move forward with Distance Learning, students in grades 1-5 will need access to their reading textbooks in order to complete classwork. Kindergarten students do not have a reading textbook, but will be receiving a weekly reading booklet. Both EES and VES will have books and packets available for pickup on Monday, April 13. 

 

EES students will pick up at the EES bus loop from 10:00-12:30 and 1:00-3:00

VES students will pick up at the VES bus loop from 10:00-12:30 and 1:00-3:00

 

If you are unable to come during this time, please call the school to arrange a time. If you have internet access, your child can log into their Think Central account and access the textbook materials online. More information about logins will be available soon. See you on Monday!

 

DISTANCE LEARNING: FRSD Students and Families,  in accordance with the Governor’s order on Monday night, the district is diving deep into looking at moving from supplemental learning opportunities, to distance learning.  Our goal is to have the framework of this in place and ready to go by Monday, April 13th.  Until then, please continue to utilize the supplemental resources.  For the families of our Seniors, I continue to wait on guidance from ODE on this.  They continue to say it is on the way, and it continues to get delayed.  As soon as this information is released, we will pass along to our families, along with what the recommendations will look like in Fern Ridge.

MEAL SERVICE:  Today was our first attempt at expanding meal service with 13 different bus routes (2-3 stops per route).  Despite some minor logistical issues we will refine tomorrow, it was a tremendous success.  We were able to serve 886 meals.  Last week in Fern Ridge, we served just under 3000 breakfasts and lunches combined. Thank you to our staff that handed out meals at the service locations, as well as all of the drivers.  For more details on this service, where the buses will stop (and times), please visit the meal section of the  COVID-19 CLOSURE PAGE at this link: (click here).

Contact Veneta

Phone: (541) 935-8225

88131 Territorial Road
Veneta Oregon 97487

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