Ferndale School District News

The Ferndale School District would like to remind families that Wednesday, December 19th is a full day of school and Winter Break begins Thursday, December 20th and ends on Wednesday, January 2nd.

Vista administrators called police today for assistance with a student who had become physically violent with staff and at least one other student. Administrators placed the Vis...

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

**12/04/18 Phones & Internet Down Throughout District**

Because of the danger magnetic items pose, please note that magnetic ball toys (often branded as Buckyballs), magnetic jewelry, and all forms of small magnetic items with the potential to be swallowed are not allowed at any Ferndale School District buildings during school hours.

The Ferndale School District is seeking potential authors for the voter’s pamphlet statements supporting and opposing the Ferndale School District bond measure that will appear on the November 6, 2018 ballot. Election regulations require Ferndale School District to solicit members to serve on “for” and “against” committees who want to write statements for the local voters’ pamphlet. Since there is an organized promotional campaign committee, the Support Ferndale Schools Committee, the district has asked that organization to name the three individuals who will serve on the “for” committee.

The Ferndale School Board will ask voters to re-consider a Bond package in February 2019. The original proposal reached 58.64% during the November 2018 General Election but fell short of the 60% Super-Majority required to pass municipal bonds in Washington State. The original proposal was recommended by the Ferndale Community Bond Task Force. The Ferndale School Board accepted those recommendations in full.

Ferndale, WA. A Vista student was arrested by Ferndale Police and is currently in Juvenile Detention awaiting arraignment on three counts of Felony Harassment

It’s the day before Thanksgiving and students are preparing to spend time away from Ferndale School buildings. Those buildings, as it turns out, have required emergency maintenance and repair work over the last week. “We had two roof repairs going on this week – one at Vista Middle School and one at the CTE Building at the High School,” says Ferndale School District Maintenance Director Jamie Plenkovich. “There are not a lot of options when a roof starts leaking – you repair it or replace it – bottom line.”

Important Health Information

November 21, 2018

The community has had a few cases of Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease in recent weeks so here is some information we wanted to share. Mainly, please keep your child home if they are running a fever, have a weeping rash or are not feeling well enough to participate in school activities. They should be fever free for 24 hours before returning to school.

There are still spots available for students to participate in this year’s district Winter Ride Program, which offers school-based transportation to the Mt. Baker Ski Area for an eight-week period.

The Ferndale School District would like to remind our grades 6-12 families that starting Friday, November 16 through Wednesday, November 21 is Early Dismissal for grades 6-12 for Conferences. Wednesday, November 21 is K-12 Early Dismissal for all schools, with elementary schools on an early release schedule as well.

All schools and offices will be closed on Monday, November 12 in observance of Veterans Day. School resumes with normal hours on Tuesday, November 13.

Ferndale Kiwanis recognized Mikey as Student of the Month for November—honoring his academic achievement, involvement in school activities and making a difference in the community at large.

The Ferndale School District would like to remind our K-5 families that starting Monday, November 5 through Friday, November 9 is Early Dismissal for grades K-5 only for Conferences.

The Ferndale School District is readying to join partners for an exercise in Emergency Communication. The exercise, deemed “Crimson Ram” by participating agencies will be conducted cooperatively by the Ferndale School District Safety Advisory Committee, Whatcom Country Sheriffs’ Office Division of Emergency Management, Whatcom Fire District 7, Ferndale Auxiliary Communication Service, and the Ferndale Police Department.

In 2018, 85.7 percent of high school seniors graduated on-time. That is a number is the highest graduation rate on record for Ferndale followed most closely by the 80.4 percent rate in 2017.

Earlier today, October 31st, a student in another school district made Ferndale Police aware of a questionable social media post shared to a personal student account.

It's time to sign up for the 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 Thursday, November 8 from 6 pm to 7 pm at Horizon Middle School.

The Ferndale School District and Ferndale Chamber of Commerce are proud to announce Ferndale Futures, a new workforce development effort 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. Project partners at the Ferndale Chamber of Commerce and the Ferndale School District are set to launch a first event with Ferndale High School students and local employers on October 30th.

Updated information from the Ferndale School District regarding student threat at Ferndale High School.

The Ferndale School District is sharing additional information released by the Ferndale Police Department.

Central Elementary School has been honored for the third time with a School of Distinction Award recognizing sustained improvement in English language arts and math over a five-year period, announced October 11 by the Center for Education Effectiveness (CEE).

The No. 1-ranked Ferndale High School varsity volleyball team hosts Lynden High School Thursday evening at 7 pm and the contest is set to be streamed live via the Ferndale High School Facebook page.

The Ferndale School District is offering Jump Start Kindergarten, a kindergarten readiness program, for eligible 2019-2020 students living in the district with program registration to begin in November.