Ferndale School District Employee Newsletter

We share information regarding the District Energy Program and a big change for Food Service.

Student driven, family directed, district and community supported. The mission of the Ferndale School District's Ferndale Family Connections program has been evident as the homeschool partnership approaches the completion of its first full year during the 2018-19 school year.

We explain what the Mobile Response Team does and how they help in times of crisis. Also included this month, an update regarding our Equity Team.

Here are a few important meeting dates in advance of the 2019-2020 School Year and information regarding changes to benefits.

Time is a funny thing. It keeps moving us along. As this Graduating Class prepares for Commencement, the District is also making plans to increase our investment in Early Learning for our very youngest students. Research tells us that increasing our investment in Early Education will make a difference in future school years, and we believe that is an investment worth making. In summary, that means we are hiring the equivalent of five additional certificated teachers to support students in grades K-3 grade. The new teachers will be assigned to Eagleridge, Cascadia, Skyline, Central, and Custer. Depending on needs in each building, the positions may be used to add a classroom or to support students in the areas of literacy, math, or social and emotional learning.

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!