Sport Physicals for Fall 2023
It is never too early to begin thinking about scheduling a physical for your student athlete. As a reminder, they are required every 2 years for H.S. Athletics. ORCHID Health has set aside some days and times to help support this in August. Please see the attached flyer for more information.
Thursday, Jun 01 2023
K-12 Math Curriculum Adoption Process and Input Oppo...
Dear Fern Ridge School District Students, Families, and Community Members: For the 23-24 school year, FRSD will be adopting a new math 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, and intervention specialists have been researching programs from various publishers. FRSD Math Adoption Timeline Overview September- January: Teams reviewed updated math standards, worked to align goals/vision for math, and participated in Math PD offered by LaneESD. January/February: Teams review curriculum information- narrow top 2-3 choices March/April: Teams review samples from top choices, admin get quotes from publishers May/June: Stakeholder input and engagement with staff, students, and community June: Board action on recommended curriculum July: Order/purchasing August: PD plan and training Selected Curriculum by Level K-5: Savvas Learning:enVision Math, K-2, 3-5 Video of presentation enVision Math Investigations Demo Acct. Link No digital log in needed 6-8: MidSchool Math: Core Curriculum Video Presentation of MidSchool Math MidSchool Math Review Site Review of EdReports (2021) *9-12: OpenUp Resources: OUR HS Math ALG 1/GEO Video of Presentation Review of EdReports Demo Account Link CurriculumReview@openup.org Password: OURTest1 Sample materials available for review at the District Office and/or Lane ESD Additional Resources and Information Link to Lane County Mathways - Math Support Site Link to ODE Math Standards Link to ODE Math Crosswalk *The 9-12 Curriculum will be a work in progress as ODE continues to refine best practices for the 2+1 framework . All students will be required to complete 1.0 Algebra credit, 1.0 Geometry + Data Reasoning credit but then will select at least 1 more math course prior to graduation. Please feel free to share any feedback Link to input form
Wednesday, May 31 2023
NO STUDENT/CLASS FEES IN 2023-24 IN FRSD!
For several months, the district has been working on a way to equitably fund and pay for all required student fees beginning in the 2023-24 school year. That work is now wrapping up, we have a plan, and beginning in August, the only fees required for school will be "optional fees." The things that these fees support, still need that support, we will be using our District Student Investment Account dollars to transfer into the appropriate account, each summer, so that all accounts are fully funded for teachers and administrators to access by the time students return. We are very excited to be able to support our students and families in this way. What does this look like? At the Elementary Level: There will no longer be a $30 supply fee, and parents are not required to purchase any supplies from the district approved supply list. Everything will be provided. The only optional fee at the elementary level will be the yearbook. At the Middle School level : There will no longer be a "registration fee" for student planners they receive. In addition, there will no longer be a Band Instrument Rental fee. Optional fees at FRMS include Spirit or PE shirts (not required) and the yearbook. At the High School level: We will continue with our practice of having ZERO "pay to play" fees for athletics. In addition, there will be no class fees for any CTE or vocational ed. classes, audio/visual classes, food/nutrition or instrument rental. Optional fees at EHS of the yearbook, parking passes, and the ASB sticker (that gets students into games free) will continue. G. Carpenter, Supt., FRSD 28J
Wednesday, May 24 2023
May Employee Spotlight
Elmira Elementary Teacher, Chloe Thom is in the spotlight this month!
Thursday, May 18 2023
Re: Updates to Statewide COVID-19 Policies; Public S...
Today we received an update from ODE regarding upcoming changes/requirements. To summarize, it is mostly good news. Beginning May 11th, school districts will be charged with updating our communicable disease plans to "create flexibility, expand focus and reduce redundancy. Several sources of COVID-19 data will end, and ODE will no longer notify districts of community transmission statistics to name a few. Before the start of the 2023-24 school year, districts must submit a set of assurances that the following has been accomplished A School-Level Communicable Disease Management Plan is in place for every public school, public charter school, or program that is not covered by a school plan (including a link to where these plans are available to the public). Schools engaged an intentional process to center equity and mental health and well-being in School-level Communicable Disease Management Plan. Commitment to regularly train school staff in the School-level Communicable Disease Management Plan. A link to the district’s communicable disease management plan. District has an up-to-date emergency operations plan. The most impactful change is that " Effective June 17 the COVID-19 vaccination requirement for public and private school teachers, staff and school volunteers (OAR 333-019-1030) will be lifted ." To simplify, this means that after June 16, teachers, school staff and volunteers in schools will no longer have to provide proof of vaccination or have a valid medical or religious exception on file to be in direct or indirect contact with students.
Wednesday, May 10 2023
Lots Happening around the District!
Teacher Appreciation Week is this week! Thank you to all our FRSD teachers than do so many great things daily to serve the students and families in Fern Ridge. We continue to plan our Summer School Program. Grades 6-12, if you are interested, reach out to the building principal ASAP. In grades K-5, be on the look out for a message from your child's teacher due to limited capacity. Last night, EHS held the 2023 Prom at the U of O Ford Alumni Center. All went well, and the students had fun. May 24th EES is hosting a 3k Family Fun Run/Walk: https://secure.getmeregistered.com/get_information.php?event_id=138364 Outdoor school is quickly approaching for all of our 5th graders the last week of May. A big thank you to all the staff that make this event happen! Calendar change: A reminder that the last week of May, May 26th has been added as a school day, and it will be an early release day. In addition, Wednesday May 24th will NOT be an early release day. It will be a full day. Mark your calendar: Don't forget to mark your calendar for Friday, June 9th at 7:00 PM. EHS Graduation Ceremony! 8th grade promotion will be on Tuesday, June 13th at 6:30 PM.
Sunday, May 07 2023
A BIG Thank You to Our School Lunch Staff!
We want to recognize the hard working staff who are here preparing breakfast and lunch for our students each school day. Thank you!!
Friday, May 05 2023
Register now for the May 24th 3K Family Fun Run/Walk!
Thursday, May 04 2023
Thank You Administrative Professionals! Happy Secret...
Wednesday, Apr 26 2023
2022-2023 Distinguished Service Award Winners
Congratulations! Classified Employee of the Year Sherry Cooper Twinkle A. Morton Educator of the Year Elizabeth Skenzick Administrator of the Year Joel Smith Volunteer of the Year Haley Rodriguez Community Builder Gracie Storey Future First Citizen Lucy Mitchem Emerging Future First Citizen Iris Frome
Friday, Apr 14 2023