Athletics & Activities
Updated January 22, 2021
With the recent Health Plan and direction from the WIAA, we are anticipating the ability to start High School Athletics and Activities as early as February 1st. The start date will be determined when we are able to move forward into "Phase 2" of the new State Health Plan. The first season of competition will be a "Fall" Season which includes Football, Volleyball, Girls Swimming, Girls Soccer, Cross Country and Cheerleading. Boys Tennis will be moved to Season 3 at the end of the year. The next season is scheduled to be the traditional "Spring" Season, and then finish with a "Winter" Season to finish the school year.
The season will be a reduced season of competition lasting 6 or 7 weeks and we will look to play only schools in the Northwest Conference. At this point, there will be no post season competition beyond the regular schedule. All schedules need to be flexible and subject to start date and the ability to change if necessary.
Students and Families will need to log in to Skyward and get cleared for participation before practice begins. Some of you have already done this, but it will be good to double check at the same time. Sport Physicals are valid for two years at this point, so if you physical has expired or near expiration, you will need to update that as soon as possible. You will also need to pay for your ASB card which is 40.00, but there will be no "Pay to Play" fee for the upcoming school year.
Listed below are links to more information and contact information for the Fall Sports Head Coaches. If you have any questions regarding eligibility, email Cathy Howard at Cathy.Howard@ferndalesd.org or call at 360-383-9281.
FHS Athletics Head Coaches for Season 1
- Cross Country: Nick Carlson - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Volleyball: Patti Hoelzle - email@example.com
- Football: Jamie Plenkovich - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Cheer: Tyler Hanes - email@example.com
- Girls Soccer: Rigel Weis- firstname.lastname@example.org
- Girls Swimming: Bridget Crowley - email@example.com
Updated November 18, 2020
Today the WIAA has pushed back the start of the Winter Season to February 1st, 2021 due to the current health conditions with COVID-19. In turn, this has shifted the possible spring seasons at the same time.
For a full list of seasons and possible schedules, follow the link listed below. We will be monitoring the situation on a regular basis and make the best of the opportunities presented to us.
Updated October 26, 2020
The following sports teams begin practicing October 26th, with the following days and times for 3 weeks. Contact the Coach listed for each sport if you have any questions.
Volleyball: Monday - Thursday 5:00 - 7:00pm in the gym. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Football: Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 3:00 - 5:00pm
Check in at the gym. No Pads for practice needed. Email: email@example.com
Softball: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 3:00 - 5:00 pm
Check in at the gym. Email: Brittany.Arredondo@ferndalesd.org
Baseball: Friday 3:00 - 5:00 pm Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Starting November 16th, the plan will be to have Boy's and Girl's Basketball and Boy's and Girl's Wrestling begin practice until December 18th. This is of course all subject to change depending on the regulations and protocols directed from the Department of Health. Winter Sports Coach's email is listed below if you have any questions.
Girls Basketball - Teri Yost: email@example.com
Boys Basketball - Jason Owens: firstname.lastname@example.org
Boys Wrestling - Caleb Schlack: Caleb.Schlack@ferndalesd.org
Girls Wrestling - Tony Welch: email@example.com
Remember to complete your Skyward Participation Paperwork online. In addition, we must have a sports physical on file that is current within the last 2 years for eligibility.
The WIAA has published a revised calendar for all Sports and Activities for the remainder of the year and can be viewed at this link.
The next Sport Season would begin approximately December 28th which includes Basketball, Wrestling and Girls Bowling here at Ferndale. Look for updates regarding Sports Clearance and Physicals as we get closer to the next season of opportunity.
- WIAA: Clarification on 2020-21 Sport Season Calendar
- NWCAthletics - Ferndale Athletics Home Page
In the video below, WIAA Executive Director Mick Hoffman speaks to students in Washington about the process and plan to resume to athletics and activities safely.