Ferndale School District Employee Newsletter

Our Community Transitions programs are growing. The programs, designed for young adults aged 18-21 with a documented disability and who have an IEP for services, are a bridge between high school and adult living.

The Ferndale School District and Sodexo Food Service have been partners for over three-decades to bring healthful meals to Ferndale students. Starting in the 2019-2020 School Year, there are changes coming.

Ferndale School District Summer programs will operate at Horizon Middle School and Eagleridge Elementary this year.

The Human Resources Team has planned outreach dates through the end of the 2018-2019 School Year. Make a note to come by, say ‘hello’ and get your questions answered!

Dear Team, It has been a busy season. We are well into the pre-design phase for the new Ferndale High School. We now have architects onboard, and they will be a big part of m...

Spring means hiring season in the Ferndale School District. That means bringing in new talent to fill roles we are not able to fill with existing talent. That also means that our current employees have the opportunity to change positions and/or locations throughout the District. Transfer forms have been emailed to those who qualify for transfers. Those who have an interest in transferring locations should complete the form and return them no later than April 12th.

Good news abounds in the Business Services Department!

Our schools are conducting an assessment audit to determine if the assessment we are using provide us with the information to best serve our students and inform our instruction.

The monthly update from Student Services includes a bit of information about a few key initiatives: WE Day, Equity and Social & Emotional Learning.

I want to start by wishing our school staff an excellent Spring Break. You have pushed hard and I appreciate the dedication you have poured into our students so far this year as always. Take care and we’ll see you on the other side of a restful week!

Dear Team, It has been a February to remember in our School District! As you all know, our bond proposal passed at 62.04%. We just received the OFFICIAL certification from...

ELPA 21 Spring Testing Window Summary from OSPI: The ELPA summative assessment is an online assessment given to all students who qualify for English language development ...

Kindergarten Registration for 2019-2020 School Year It’s that time of year again – Kindergarten Registration! Registration will be March 4th - March 29th, 2019. ...

Our Rockstar Accounting Team led by Director Holly Graham is at it again with another clean audit from the Washington State Auditor’s Office for the 2017-2018 school year.

The Washington State Legislature passed a bill in 2017 requiring para-educators to meet state certification requirements. Those requirements mean that beginning in September 201...

Dear Team,   I am writing to you as we wrap up January. We have accomplished a lot together this month including a recent celebration of our wonderful Ferndale School...

We have updates in every area of the Business & Support Services Department this month.

The State of Washington recently released a newly formatted version of the State Report Card. The Report Card can be sorted down to individual school district and down to individual school.

As we enter the month of February, Student Services has hired two fabulous new team members. Carla Lawrence and Penny Jefferson will be joining our team as Native American Student Advisors. We are excited to welcome them, learn from them, and improve our practices with them.

We have the same smiling faces on our Team but a newly articulated Mission and Vision Statements. We are excited to share both with you because they motivate our work on behalf of our District. In our opinion, both statements capture the essence of our Department ethos.

Our bond measure to modernize Ferndale schools will be back on the February 12, 2019 Special Election ballot. This is the bond to build a new high school, make critical facility repairs and upgrades, improve school security, and modernize our Performing Arts Center.

November Business Services update.