Student Devices

All students will need a computer to access remote learning. If a student does not have a personal computer to use, Ferndale School District will distribute a laptop computer to your student.

Please make sure you have completed our FSD Learning Model Registration survey at the following link: FSD Learning Model Required Registration Fall 2020

Once you complete the registration survey, we will follow up with you on passwords to use to access our online educational applications: Skyward, Office 365, Canvas, Zoom and Edgenuity. 

Elementary Students

Elementary student devices will be distributed after the start of school after September 2nd. More information is coming soon.

Secondary Students

Students in Grades 6 - 12, please refer to the distribution schedule below:

Monday, August 24   Senior and Juniors Ferndale High School

11:00 am - 6:00 pm

Tuesday, August 25  Freshmen Ferndale High School 

11:00 am - 6:00 pm 

Wednesday, August 26    Sophomores/New Students Ferndale High School  

11:00 am - 6:00 pm 

Thursday August 27 Grade 6

Horizon Middle School 

11:00 am - 2:00 pm 
4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

    Vista Middle School

11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Friday, August 28 Grade 7 Horizon Middle School  

11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

    Vista Middle School

11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Monday, August 31 Grade 8 Horizon Middle School

11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

    Vista Middle School

11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 6:30 pm


2020-2021 BYOD Personal Device Requirements 

If you are planning on using your own computer in the Ferndale School district, please follow the below list of minimum requirements. The operating system, antivirus programs and all applications must be kept up to date. If you bring your own device to use at school, you must read, agree to and sign Ferndale School District’s BYOD Acceptable Use Policy (coming soon).   

Device Requirements for 8th - 12th Grades: 
  • Windows 10 and 8.1 but no Windows 7 
    • 8 GB of RAM recommended 
    • 120GB SSD or 128GB HDD minimum 
    • 802.11x Wireless card 
    • 6-hours minimum battery life  
    • Device with keyboard is recommend 
    • Current versions of Firefox, Chrome, or Edge 
  • Mac 10.13 High Sierra or later 
    • 8 GB of RAM recommended (4 GB minimum) 
    • 120GB SSD or 128GB HDD minimum 
    • 802.11 N or 802.11 AC Wireless card 
    • 6-hours minimum battery life 
    • Device with keyboard is recommend 
  • Device that are not recommended 
    • Chrome Books 
    • Linux OS devices 
    • Tablets (Android, Apple, Windows)  
    • E-Readers (Kindle, Kobo, Nook) 
Device Requirements for K - 7th Grades: 
  • Windows 10 and 8.1 but no Windows 7 
    • 8 GB of RAM recommended 
    • 120GB SSD or 128GB HDD minimum 
    • 802.11x Wireless card 
    • 6-hours minimum battery life  
    • Device with keyboard is recommended 
    • Current versions of Firefox, Chrome, or Edge 
  • Mac 10.13 High Sierra or later 
    • 8 GB of RAM recommended (4 GB minimum) 
    • 120GB SSD or 128GB HDD minimum 
    • 802.11 N or 802.11 AC Wireless card 
    • 6-hours minimum battery life 
    • Device with keyboard is recommend 
  • Chromebooks 
    • Chrome OS 78 
    • 802.11 N or 802.11 AC Wireless card 
    • 6-hours minimum battery life 
  • Device that are not recommended 
    • Linux OS devices 
    • Tablets (Android, Apple, Windows)  
    • E-Readers (Kindle, Kobo, Nook) 
Suggested software for Windows and Mac OS devices: 
  • Anti-virus program: 
    • Windows Defender is included with Windows 10 and works well 
    • Free for Windows: Sophos Avast, Avira 
    • Free for Mac OS:  Sophos, Avast, Avira 
  • Adobe Reader @ https://get.adobe.com/reader/ 
  • Google Chrome @ https://www.google.com/chrome/ 
  • Mozilla Firefox @ https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/new/ 
  • Microsoft Office:  
    • The online versions are available to you by linking to http://www.office.com 
    • You will be required to login using your school email address and password