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School Closings and Delays

Access School Closure and Delay Information

Each year, the district faces the possibility of school closure or delay in start time due to weather, road conditions or other emergencies. Student safety is of primary concern.

In the event of a delay or closure, a telephone call and an email message will be sent to parents. Please be sure your contact information is up-to-date for your student.

Weather conditions (snow, flooding, power outages, etc.) may result in the decision to:

  • Operate on a normal schedule with snow routes
  • Operate on a two-hour delay with snow routes
  • Cancel school

In the event of weather related incidents, district personnel survey roads within the district early in the morning and decide whether students can safely reach school. If a closure or a delay in start time becomes necessary, beginning at 6:00 a.m., announcements will be made. Unless you hear an announcement to the contrary, you should assume that Ferndale School District will operate on schedule.

Unless a previous notice has been given, the district will not dismiss school early except when a definite safety or health factor is involved.

Connect to one of the technologies listed below to access district information about delays and closures.

Additional Notes

Should school be delayed in start time on an already scheduled early dismissal day, early dismissal will be canceled and schools will end on their regular schedule which are:

  • Beach Elementary 2:10PM
  • Cascadia, Central, Custer, Eagleridge and Skyline Elementaries 3:30PM
  • Horizon Middle 2:30PM
  • Vista Middle 2:27PM
  • Ferndale High 2:16PM

There is no developmental preschool (am or pm) on early release, half days, or delayed start days.

Snow Routes

Buses may run behind schedule when fog, ice or snow conditions exist. Parents are urged to see that their children are adequately clothed so that waiting in cold weather will not be too uncomfortable. In the event of starting late on a given day, buses will maintain snow routes the entire day. If county officials close the road at which a bus stop is located, it will be the responsibility of the parent to provide transportation to school.

Please note, for McKinney-Vento and Foster transportation: If snow routes are in use and/or adjustments of school schedules take place due to weather (school cancellation, two-hour delay, etc.) in the Ferndale School District or any neighboring districts, out-of-district McKinney-Vento and Foster transportation will not take place on those days. All out-of-district transportation is canceled by both districts when either district is on snow routes, school is cancelled or on a delayed start due to weather.


If you live on the street below

Your bus will stop on the street below

2 Loomis Trail Road East of Valley View Roads Corner of Valley View and Loomis Trail
2 Portal Way North of Loomis Trail Road Corner of Portal Way & Loomis Trail Road
2 Valley View Road between Loomis Trail & Behme Roads Corner of Loomis Trail Road & Valley View Rd
9 Jess Road between Delta Line & Sunrise Roads Corner of Jess & Sunrise or Jess & Delta Line
9 Loomis Trail Road between Delta Line & Sunrise Corner of Delta Line and Loomis Trail
9 Sunrise/Delta Line/Burke N. of Badger/Haynie W. Badger Road or Sunrise Church @ old store
10 Conifer Corner of Enterprise & Conifer
19 Stein Road North of Haynie Road Corner of Stein and Haynie Roads21
21 Neptune Circle & Germaine Corner of Germaine and Sucia
22 North Star Road North of Brown Road Corner of North Star Road and Brown Road
31 Trigg Road East End Meet at Trigg Road & Portal Manor Drive
32 Kaas Road (during floods) Corner or Portal Way & Kaas Road
12 Aldrich between Lange & Larrabee Meet at church parking lot, 5353 Waschke
36 Fat Dog Lane off Aldrich *ELEMENTARY ROUTE* Meet at Bottom of the Hill
38 Arnie between Bruce & Ham Roads Corner of Bruce & Main
38 Double R Ranch Corner of Blaine Rd and Hitchcock Road
38 Grandview between Olson Road & Vista Roads Meet at Grange corner of Vista & Grandview Rd
3 Scott Rd Corner of Lummi Shore and Scott Rd
3 Heights Dr & Fieldview Dr Corner of Ferndale Terrace and Shannon Ave
52 Valley View Road between Bay & Arnie Roads Corner of Valley View Road & Bay Road
52 Valley View Road between Bay & Grandview Rd (High School and Middle School Only) Corner of Valley View Rd & Bay Road or Grandview Rd
52 Valley View Road between Bay & Grandview Rd (Elementary Only)

Corner of Valley View Rd & Grandview Rd

52 Bay Road (Elementary) Corner of Bruce Rd and Bay Rd
52 Olson Road between Fox & Grandview Roads Meet at Grange corner of Vista Dr & Grandview
1/22/3 Church Road & Hilltop, Crestline Corner of Ferndale Terrace and Shannon Ave
1 & 22 Along Church Road between Heights Dr & Cresent Meet at Lakeridge & Church Rd.
1 & 41 Storr Road North of Mt View Road Corner of Storr and Mt View Roads
10 & 20 Atwood Road Corner of Atwood & Grandview
10 & 20 Matz Road Corner of Matz and Enterprise
2 Birch Terrace (ALL) Corner of Birch Bay Lynden Rd & Percie Rd
27/44/51 Finkbonner Road Corner of Lummi View Road & Finkbonner Rd.
38 & 52 Everett Road South of Bay Road Corner of Bay and Everett
38 & 52 Ham Road-North & South of Bay Road Corner of Bay Road & Ham Road

Lummi Island FHS/Vista Students

Bus If you live on the street below

Your bus will stop on the street below

25 South of Sunrise, Seacrest and Lummi Island Mountain Meet at Sunrise and Seacrest @ 6:15-6:20 **all proceeding stops will be at regular times
25 South of Sunrise, Seacrest and Lummi Island Mountain Meet at Sunrise and Seacrest @ 7:20-7:30 **all proceeding stops will be 10 minutes earlier