Ferndale School District News

The Ferndale School District would like to remind families that Friday, June 14 is a full day of school.

The Ferndale School District is opening up a conversation about healthy relationships and consent. Two assembly times are planned for Tuesday, June 11: 9:12-9:42 AM and 10:32-11:02 AM.

Ferndale School District statement regarding arrest of former employee.

The Ferndale School District would like to remind our K-5 families that Friday, May 31 is Early Dismissal for Grades K-5 Only for Elementary Report Card Preparation.

The Ferndale School District is making a big investment in its youngest learners. The District is bringing on new staff to support students in grades Pre K through 3rd grade – school years that are key to success in later school years.

Ferndale School Board Members have selected Ferndale High School Sophomore Avneet Pannu to serve as a student representative on the Ferndale School Board for the next two years. Avneet was sworn in at the May 28, 2019 school board meeting.

The Oversight Committee has announced that it is looking for another Alternate Member as the Committee charter allows for up to two alternate members.

Ferndale School District Superintendent Dr. Linda Quinn invites the community to attend a Town Hall on June 11th, “We are hard at work in the pre-design phase for the Ferndale High School project but we want to hear from our community as we move forward. Join us to see the timeline, meet partners from Dykeman Architects and apply for the Design Advisory Committee. Bring your input and ideas!”

Kiwanis has recognized Sarah Anderson as its Student of the Month for May.

The Ferndale School District would like to remind families that Wednesday, May 22 is Early Dismissal for grades K-12. Additionally, a reminder that all schools and the district office will be closed on Monday, May 27 in observance of the Memorial Day holiday.

The Ferndale School District confirms that cherished staff member and recent graduate Penny Jefferson has passed away as a result of a vehicle accident.

Ferndale School Board Positions 1, 2 and 3 are up for election this cycle. If you have interest, please see more information here: http://whatcomcounty.us/1730/Candidates

The Ferndale School District is building the 2019-2020 Wall Calendar and will be featuring student art in the calendar. All students (grades K-12) are invited to submit art, which may be featured in the calendar.

The Bond Oversight Committee has announced a regular meeting on May 21st at 6:00 PM in the Skyline Elementary Library. The planned meeting agenda consist of items for committee action including adopting bylaws and electing officers. The committee will review the Open Public Meetings Act and bond related spending for February through April 2019. The meeting will include an opportunity for public comment.

The Ferndale School District is releasing the first Thoughtexchange results from a two-month-long effort to gather input from the Ferndale Community about the process for building a new Ferndale High School and moving forward with other bond related projects.

The Ferndale School District is celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week, which is recognized nationally during the week of May 6-10, 2019. Join the Ferndale School District in celebrating our teachers as we express a heartfelt message of gratitude for all teachers do to serve our students.

School calendars for the next two school years have been released and are posted to the Ferndale School District website.

The Ferndale School District would like to remind families that Wednesday, May 1 is Early Dismissal for grades K-12.

Dr. Quinn shares sad news of a dear member of the Ferndale School District staff in an open letter to the Ferndale School District Community. Counseling Teams are available in all of the buildings Leslie worked in and to other staff who may need support during this time.

Kiwanis has recognized Hailey Pelton as its Student of the Month for April.

The Ferndale School Board has selected Dykeman Architects to design the new Ferndale High School. Based in Everett, Washington, Dykeman is a well-known and long respected architectural firm with a strong emphasis on quality K-12 school projects in Western Washington. Past projects include Lake Stevens High School, Sehome High School, North Creek High School, Whatcom Middle School and many other schools.

Meetings to Include Bond Architect Recommendation + Oversight Committee Discussion.

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.