Ferndale School District News

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.

Washington State's Summer Meals Program picks up where school meal programs leave off in June.

Ferndale School District sold $39,970,000 of tax-exempt bonds today (June 19, 2019) to finance the first portion of the $112 million of bond projects approved by voters in February 2019.

The Ferndale School District would like to remind families that Wednesday, June 19 is Early Dismissal for all schools and the last day of school for the 2018-2019 school year.

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.