Ferndale School District News

Ferndale School District vision and hearing screenings will take place October 14th through November 1st for grades K-3, 5, and 7. Please send your child’s glasses/contacts to school with them during that time.

Enrollment is open for the Ferndale School District's Winter Ride Program, which offers school-based transportation to the Mt. Baker Ski Area. A mandatory informational meeting (for parents, guardians and students) is scheduled for Wednesday, October 16 from 6 pm to 7 pm at Horizon Middle School

The Ferndale School District shared previously that it was approved to use the General Contractor/Construction Manager process, or GC/CM, for the design and construction of the new Ferndale High School. The District is announcing another milestone as Cornerstone General Contractors has been retained to provide pre-construction services.

The Ferndale School District, in partnership with the Washington State University Extension, are offering the Strengthening Families Program over a series of seven sessions beginning on October 23, 2019 and concluding on December 11, 2019. Registration is now open and a registration deadline of October 19.

HIV/AIDS Parent Information Review is scheduled for Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

On Wednesday, September 25th a Ferndale High School student was arrested at his home for threats of violence made to other Ferndale High School students. The Ferndale School District sent communication items to Ferndale High School staff and families on the evening of September 25th and updated information to all Ferndale School District staff and families Friday, September 27th. The District is correcting information that was provided on September 27th.

On Wednesday, September 25th a Ferndale High School student was arrested at his home for threats of violence made to other Ferndale High School students. As always, we extend thanks to our law enforcement partners for their diligence and support and to our students and staff who communicated concerns. The Ferndale School District sent communication items to Ferndale High School staff and families on the evening of September 25th and updated information to all Ferndale School District staff and families today, Friday, September 27th

The Ferndale School District and Dykeman Architects will be hosting a Community Visioning Event on Friday, September 27 from 5:30 pm to 7 pm at the Ferndale High School Cafeteria.

The Ferndale School District would like to remind families that Wednesday, September 18 is Early Dismissal for grades K-12.

The Ferndale School District is currently in the “Pre-Design Phase” of the Ferndale High School project and the focus is gathering as much input as possible from current users of the space, future users of the space and community members. A Visioning Week is taking place the week of September 16th.

A resource guide to highlight the school calendar resources provided by the Ferndale School District.

The Ferndale School District would like to remind families that school begins Wednesday, September 4 for grades 1-12. Kindergarten and preschool students begin school the week of September 9

With the district's food services moving in-house beginning this school year, Skyward Family Acccess is the new home for online payments and management

The entire district staff is gathering together on Tuesday, September 3rd for an all-district breakfast meeting ahead of the 2019-2020 school year.

At the first DAC meeting, committee members (1) met FHS project architects from Dykeman Architects; (2) learned more about the visioning process and their role in it; (3) established group norms; (4) reviewed community input from the June Town Hall and Thoughtexchange and began identifying major themes.

School supplies are free for all Ferndale School District Elementary students. For students in secondary grades, the Ferndale School District provides supplies to secondary students based on need. All secondary students who qualify for free and reduced lunch qualify for free school supplies.

In preparation for the upcoming school year, here is important information to know as we approach the first day of school which is Wednesday, September 4th.

High school clearance for fall sports, theater, drama and band takes place in August ahead of the 2019-2020 school year. A reminder that students need to be cleared before participating.

The Community Oversight Committee has announced that it is looking for another alternate member, as a previous alternate member has moved to a voting role to replace a departing member who is moving out of the district.

The Ferndale School District is pleased to announce new leadership at Central Elementary School and Cascadia Elementary School.

The Ferndale School District has been unanimously approved to use General Contractor/Construction Manager, or GC/CM, process for the design and construction of the new Ferndale High School.

Kellie Larrabee will assume the position of Executive Director of Teaching and Learning, Georgia Dellinger will move to new role in the District Office.

While students are mostly out of buildings for the summer, we are hard at work doing clean-up, beautification and maintenance throughout the District.

In 2019, the Washington State Legislature passed a bill that removes the personal and philosophical option to exempt children from the MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) vaccine required for school and child care entry. The bill was signed into law by Gov. Jay Inslee on May 10, 2019

Kiwanis has recognized Kate Cleary as its Student of the Month for June.