Oregon City Schools will be changing the grade levels attending Eisenhower and Fassett schools beginning the 2013/2014 school year. Eisenhower will now become "Eisenhower Intermediate School" educating student in grades five and six. Fassett will become "Fassett Junior High" educating students in grades seven and eight.
We are committed to working with parents and the community to ensure a smooth transition for students. This website is the place to read about updates and find answers to your questions. This will be updated regularly so please check back periodically. If you have any questions please feel free to contact Hal Gregory, Assistant Superintendent, at 419-698-6026.
As part of the planning process, we have established an advisory committee made up of parents, teachers, board members, and school officials. Here is the list of committee members (click) and contact information.
Advisory Committee Meetings and Agendas:
March 12, 2013 Agenda (click)
February 12, 2013 Agenda (click)
January 14, 2013 Agenda (click)
April 23, 2013
Frequently Asked Questions: (updated 6/3/13)
What school will my child attend?
Eisenhower Intermediate School - Fifth and Sixth grade students
Fassett Junior High - Seventh and Eighth grade students
What will each school's mascot be?
Both schools will be the EAGLES to be consistent with Clay High School Eagles.
Fassett Junior High Eagles
Eisenhower Intermediate School Eagles
Will busing be provided for my child?
YES, busing will be provided to students who are residents of Oregon and attending Eisenhower and Fassett. Open enrollment students are not transported by the Oregon school system.
Will my child's bus ride be longer?
Individual students bus rides will vary. Some students may have a longer bus ride, yet other students may have a shorter ride. No student will be on the bus for more than one hour per board policy just as it is currently.
Who will my child's teacher be?
The majority of teachers will remain in the same grade level and program they teach this year for next year. There are a few teacher assignments that will change due to retirements and administrative reassignments. Individual teacher assignments and schedules will be finalized late spring and summer as they are each year.
Who will be the principal at each school?
Mr. Tim Holcombe will become the principal at Eisenhower Intermediate School.
Ms. Becci Bihn will become the principal at Fassett Junior High.
Will there be fifth and sixth grade band at Eisehnower Intermediate School?
YES, students will have the opportunity to participate in the band as in past years. Band will occur during the school day.
Will my student have access to computers?
Yes, both Fassett and Eisenhower each have roughly 100 student computers in three labs for student and teacher access. The purchase of additional computers and/or tablets is being explored.
Will my child have recess at Eisenhower Intermediate School?
YES, there will be roughly a 40 minute lunch/recess period for both fifth and sixth grade students. Students will have the option of going outside for recess or staying in the lunch room.
What playground equipment will be available?
The playground will not have playground equipment such as swings and slides as are found in the elementary schools. Because of the students' ages, recess will be more activity based, so space for play will be available rather than large scale playground equipment.
Will Fassett Junior High have sports?
Yes, the same basic number of athletic teams in place now will be in place next year. The Board of Education and Superintendent have committed to maintaining the same extra-curricular opportunities for students next year as students have this year. There are internal discussions happening to determine scheduling, configuration, and structure of our junior high athletic teams.
How will the "Presidential Awards" be handled in the future?
The 2012/2013 school year fifth graders will be presented with the Presidential Awards at the end of this year.
There will be no Presidential Awards for the 2013/2014 school year.
The Presidential Awards will be presented to the sixth graders at the end of the 2014/2015 school year.
Future Presidential Awards will be awarded at the end of sixth grade.
How will Gifted and Talented services be provided?
4th Grade Cognitive, Self-Contained Class
Students who qualify to participate in this program qualify in the Superior Cognitive Ability category. Students receive full-time service in an appropriate 4th grade level setting. Transportation is provided by the District. The resource room class is housed at Eisenhower Intermediate School.
5th, 6th, 7th, & 8th Grade Resource Room Classes
Students who qualify to participate in this program qualify in the Superior Cognitive Ability category and/or Specific Academic Ability category in Reading. Each school has a gifted and talented teacher assigned to a self-contained gifted and talented language arts block, five days per week.
How will the student lunch schedule work at Eisenhower and Fassett next year?
Both schools will have a three period lunch schedule.
At Eisenhower, there will be one 5th grade lunch, one 5th/6th grade lunch, and one 6th grade lunch period.
At Fassett, there will be one 7th grade lunch, one 7th/8th grade lunch, and one 8th grade lunch period.
Eisenhower Intermediate School Informtion
EIS Parent Letter
5th Grade Supply List
6th Grade Supply List
2013/2014 Draft Handbook (Final copy by August 19th)
EIS Dress Code
EIS Electronic Device Policy
Fassett Junior High Information
2013/2014 Draft Handbook (Final copy by August 19th)