Information Update + Learning Plans Coming Update (March 24, 2020)

Coronavirus + School Closure Information Update (March 24, 2020) Graphic

A letter to families from Superintendent Dr. Linda Quinn sent Tuesday, March 24, 2020 with a school closure information update. This update is also available at www.ferndalesd.org/covid-19 along with past updates and additional resources.


Ferndale Families,

I don’t have a lot of specific information to share today. However, I want to let you know that I will be sending you a more detailed explanation of learning plans tomorrow. In addition, you and/or your students will be contacted by the end of the day on Friday by staff from their schools who want to take a few moments to check in and share details about learning expectations for the next few weeks.

To make sure we can reach you, please check your Skyward account and also ask secondary students to check their Outlook email. If your students do not have access to their Outlook email, rest assured their teachers will call you at the main telephone number your family has listed in Skyward.

Thank you for your patience as we have worked to figure out how to deliver educational opportunities in a whole new way. Although you have not yet seen the results of their efforts, our principals and teachers have been very busy developing a coordinated plan for reaching all students and their families with meaningful learning opportunities.

Tomorrow (March 25), virtual staff meetings are occurring for every one of our school teams. During these meetings, staff members will be finalizing their instructional plan through Spring Break. Following these meetings, they will begin reaching out to each of you.

Again, we appreciate your partnership as we navigate this unique situation.

I will send you another letter tomorrow evening. Take care of yourselves.

Linda Quinn