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Learning Resources for Families
During the COVID-19 School Buildings Closure

Elementary Resources Graphic

 

April 10, 2020

Greetings Ferndale Families,

We hope you are all well and keeping busy. Every teacher looks forward to the time that we are back in class again, learning and having fun together.  Until that time, we will be putting together a weekly packet of new learning opportunities. It is our goal to provide meaningful tasks to allow your child to continue learning grade level standards, through the process of “distance-learning.”  

Using the same schedule format that we shared before, we have created new learning packets for the week of April 13-17 with an increased expectation that your child completes the work. Please encourage them to do their best and complete all activities. These are connected to the online links and resources provided by the grade level team, if you’re able to access them. If not, just have your child complete the hard copy of the learning plan provided. 

By Monday, April 13, every elementary student in Ferndale should receive a paper copy of the grade level learning plan in the mail. Beginning Monday*, all of the resources will be accessible online at https://www.ferndalesd.org/covid-19/learning-resources. Certain grade level packets contain links to supplementary video lessons that are available online...(Introduction Overview Letter continues and available in full at link below)

 

Please read the full letter:

Elementary Principals Video Overview and Introduction of Learning Plans

 

Additional Letters

Elementary Grade-Specific Learning Plan Resources

Click the grade-specific buttons to access learning plan resources

Archived Letter Sent March 23, 2020

Dear Ferndale families,

Hello and let us start-off by saying, “we miss you!” We have been working hard to put together plans to stay connected with all of you and to bridge the gap between now and Spring Break when we plan to provide new content and instruction for your student. Right now, we want to provide you with resources that will help reinforce skills in reading, writing, and math. What this looks like is online learning (if you have access), worksheet practice, or even something from “real life” like following a cooking recipe together. Please read the full letter here.


Optional Learning Resources:

Secondary Resources Graphic

April 8, 2020

Dear Parents,

First, let me tell you how much we miss seeing your students. This social distancing is hard on all of us, but we know it is probably hardest of all for teenagers. We hope you and your children are doing well and staying healthy.

The purpose of this letter is to let you know about the kind of learning work and support your children can expect to receive from this point forward. During the past several weeks, our advisory teachers have reached out to connect with your students, find out how they are doing, provide them with some general learning suggestions (like reading, journaling, and engaging in physical activity), encourage them to set weekly goals, and assess whether they are able to access the internet for future learning.

Beginning no later than Monday, April 13, your students are going to start receiving weekly learning plans from each of their teachers. That means each middle school student will receive six different assignments from six teachers; and each high school student will receive eight different assignments from eight teachers. If your student has access to the internet, those assignments will be delivered via email. If your student does not have access to the internet, we will provide paper copies of the assignments at the three secondary schools on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm. (If neither of these options works for you, please call us at (360) 383 9210, and we will work out another method of delivery.)...(Letter continues and available in full at links below)

Please read the full letter at the following links:

Please refer to April 8, 2020 letter


Achived letter sent March 23, 2020

Dear Ferndale Families,

We want you to know how much we miss working directly with you and our students. We hope this letter will give you a bit more insight into the work our learning teams have done to create learning opportunities for our secondary students.

Our goal is to develop learning activities to enrich prior learning and engage students in ongoing learning during the period of school closure.

We have an obligation to provide students with opportunities to continue their learning during this time. Our staff is working to create tools to provide regular instruction using printed learning materials, phone contact, email, technology-based virtual instruction, or a combination to meet student needs on a weekly basis. Please read full letter here.

Secondary Family Letter - Spanish (PDF)
Secondary Family Letter - Punjabi (PDF)

Weekly Options for Distance Learning
English | Punjabi

SEL Resources & Strategies
English | Punjabi

Changing Your Default Browser (PDF)

Quick Links Resources


Click to view complete kindergarten registration details.
 

During the school buildings closure period, kindergarten registration packets are available:

  • Online: View and download on our school registration page
  • Hard Copy: Hard copy registration forms are available Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 11 am to 1 pm during meal distributions at all elementary school meal distribution locations.
     

Survey and Registration Interest Forms

Register to sign up for the special program from the Ferndale School District Counseling Staff offering 1-on-1 consultation, parent support groups and open Zoom meetings. 

More Information


Complete Survey Form

The District has developed a survey to assess community needs in this area. If you need childcare, please complete our form so we can consider you as we plan.

Complete Childcare Form

Meaningful Work for Employees

We are working to provide home based remote learning options to classified staff as part of the overall district effort to create meaningful work opportunities for all employees.

Classified Professional Development Options

Public Service Opportunities for Employees   

Concern or question?

Student and staff safety is our top priority. If you have a question, concern or comment about any health or safety issue, please let us know.

Ask here

Dr. Paul Douglas

Executive Director for Student Services

Additional resources

Provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Preventions:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention