Ferndale School District News

There is currently an outbreak of measles in our state in Clark and King County.  As of yesterday, there are 48 confirmed cases of measles. The majority of the cases are in unvaccinated children. There are no reports of measles in Whatcom County. We want to use this opportunity to provide you with some basic information about measles and how you can prevent it in your family and community.

The Ferndale School District will be closed on Monday, February 4, 2019 due to snow and road conditions throughout the District.

As we proceed through the winter season, the Ferndale School District would like to remind our community of our winter weather protocols.

A public tour of Ferndale High School is scheduled for Wednesday, January 30, 2019 and all community members are invited to attend.

The Ferndale School District would like to remind families that there is no school on Monday, January 28, for Semester Break.

Harvest of the Month is back in our schools! Each month, a food that grows in the Northwest region will be featured in the school lunch menu. Harvest of the Month offers a great...

All Ferndale School District families are invited to attend Parent and Community Connections Night, co-hosted by the district and community partners, on Wednesday, January 23 from 6 pm to 8 pm at the Vista Middle School Library.

The Ferndale School District would like to remind families that Wednesday, January 16 is Early Dismissal for grades K-12 while Friday, January 18 is Early Dismissal for grades K-5 only.

Ferndale School District families directly impacted by the US Government shutdown with furloughed workers may be eligible for the district's free & reduced meal plans during the shutdown.

Please join us for an Open House on Thursday, January 17th, from 3:00-5:00 pm at the North Bellingham Learning Center (5275 Northwest Dr. Bellingham, WA 98226) to learn more about Ferndale Family Connections, a program for K-10th grade students in the Ferndale School District.

A public tour of Ferndale High School has been scheduled for Monday, January 14, 2019 and all community members are invited to attend.

At approximately 11:55 this morning, Ferndale School District staff became aware of a photo of a gun posted to a student’s Social Media account. Law Enforcement has been n...

The Ferndale School District Maintenance Team is responding to a heating outage issue that is affecting the locker rooms, wrestling room, hallway, bathrooms and Gymnasium Foyer in the Ferndale High School Gymnasium.

A public tour of Ferndale High School has been schedule for Wednesday, January 2, 2019 and all community members are invited to attend.

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.”

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.