Ferndale School District News

The Ferndale School District Community Bond Oversight Committee will meet at Ferndale High School Library on Thursday, April 18, 2019, 7:00 p.m.

The Ferndale School District is pleased to announce that Ravinder (Rav) Dhillon has been selected as the new Assistant Principal at Ferndale High School. Dhillon, who currently serves as an Assistant Principal Intern at Bellingham High School, is set to begin at Ferndale High School on July 1.

Ferndale School Board (hereafter referred to as the Board) is seeking student candidates who want the opportunity to be involved with the Ferndale School District educational system. The role of the student School Board members is to provide a student perspective into the decision-making process at the Board level.

Transportation Alert (Thursday, April 11): Ferndale School District is alerting families of students who ride buses to expect delays this afternoon.

The Ferndale School District would like to remind families that Wednesday, April 10 is Early Dismissal for grades K-12.

The Ferndale School District communicates weekly bond information project updates and also encourages community input via the public input tool, Thoughtexchange.

The Ferndale School District would like to remind families that Friday, March 29 is Early Dismissal for grades K-5 only. Additionally, the Ferndale School District would like to remind families that all schools will be closed April 1-5 for Spring Break.

Ferndale Voters overwhelmingly supported a Ferndale School Bond in February with 62.04% of voters saying “yes.” That Bond included $112 Million for a new Ferndale High School, renovation of the Performing Arts Center, Critical Maintenance Projects and Safety and Security projects throughout the District. The Ferndale School Board authorized a Citizen Bond Oversight Committee as part of the Bond proposal. That Committee will serve as in an advisory capacity to the Ferndale School Board to ensure that projects are “on-time, on-budget and as-promised.” At a regular meeting of the Ferndale School Board on Tuesday, March 26th, the Board expects to adopt a policy that will officially bring the Bond Oversight Committee to life.

The Ferndale School District is pleased to announce that Mr. Obadiah DeWeber has been selected as the new principal for Skyline Elementary. DeWeber, who currently serves as principal of the Lummi Nation School, is set to begin at Skyline on July 1. Ferndale School District Superintendent Dr. Linda Quinn welcomes DeWeber to the Ferndale School District and says, “We had a very strong candidate pool for the Skyline leadership role, and we conducted a rigorous interview protocol that included opportunities for our finalists to interact with the Skyline staff and community. I want to thank everyone who participated in this process. We feel fortunate that Mr. DeWeber has agreed to join our team and look forward to his leadership at Skyline.”

The Ferndale School District and Ferndale Chamber of Commerce are proud to announce the second Lunch with Leaders event. Lunch with Leaders is part of a new workforce development effort called Ferndale Futures with a mission to equip students with the knowledge and skills needed to be competitive in local and global markets and to strengthen the Greater Ferndale economy.

Bond Oversight Committee Co-Chair Anya Milton agrees. “Both the School Board and the Bond Oversight Committee are committed to executing this process correctly. Part of that is working to craft language that will support the incorporation of the Bond Oversight Committee into the Board's Governing Policy. Last night's meeting was intended to set the stage to align our two groups and get us up-to-speed. This is a learning process for all involved, as Ferndale has never approved a bond project of such scope and size. We appreciate the community's support and will welcome your participatory contributions when the Oversight Committee begins our open public meetings.”

Kiwanis has recognized Kyrie Fairbairn as its Student of the Month for March.

Ferndale School District Earns Clean Results from State Auditor. Forward planning means no lay-offs this year.

Ferndale High School and Ferndale Police Department, “Threat not credible.”

The Ferndale School District would like to remind families that Wednesday, March 13 will be a full day of school. The date was originally a K-12 Early Dismissal Day, before changing to a full day as part of a revised calendar following February's Snow Days.

The Ferndale School District will be on a two-hour delay on Thursday, March 7, 2019 due to icy patches on roads and in school parking lots throughout the District.   ...

The Ferndale School District’s bond proposal was approved at 62.04% approval – a rate that meets the super-majority requirement for municipal bonds. Thank you, Ferndale School District community, for supporting Ferndale Schools.

Ferndale School District Kindergarten Registration begins Monday, March 4 with registration available from 10 am to 3 pm each week day at elementary schools.

We had 5 Snow Days in the Ferndale School District in February. You may be wondering what the district will do to make up those days. The plan makes a few adjustments to our previously released schedule.

Recently at a special luncheon, Ferndale High School senior Kimberly Weden was recognized as Ferndale Kiwanis Student of the Month for February.

The Ferndale School District will host The Young Americans Performing Arts Workshop March 3-5 at Ferndale High School, offering a chance for participating students to sing, dance and perform with the help of the college-aged Young Americans traveling performers.

Snow Make-Up Day Information

February 14, 2019

We are working to develop a solution for snow make-up days in the Ferndale School District. We will confer with our Unions, School Board, Staff and others about various options. We plan to provide more information as soon as we have it.

The Ferndale School District will be closed on Thursday, February 14, 2019 due to snow and road conditions throughout the District. The District would also like to remind families that there are pre-scheduled no-school days on Friday, February 15 and Monday, February 18.

Early results released by the Whatcom County Auditor show that voters have approved the Ferndale School Bond at 61.31% - enough for the super-majority requirement.

The Ferndale School District will be closed on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 due to snow and road conditions throughout the District.