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Continuity of Learning Plan

Creating a culturally responsive experience while learning from a distance is critical. Read more about what we are doing to continue our mission.

Continuity of Learning Plan PDF Document

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Tech Support

Technology Support is available for your student during the Governor's Executive Order of school building closure.  Please see the process below.

 
  1.  For issues with your student’s account, such as passwords or login issues, please contact Tom Maes (tom.maes@ferndaleschools.org) or Aubrie Agnello (aubrie.agnello@oakland.k12.mi.us).
  2. For issues with wireless connectivity and/or borrowed district computing device, please contact the Oakland School’s service desk at 248-209-2060 between the hours of 8 am and 4 pm, Monday - Friday.

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Pearson EasyBridge Math Tools

Xello: Career Readiness and Education Development Planning

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About Web Accessibility

Ferndale Schools recognizes the importance of ensuring our websites are accessible to those with disabilities. We are committed to making our information accessible to all visitors and are actively working to increase the accessibility and usability of our website and, in doing so, adhere to many of the available standards and guidelines.

Review our complete Web Accessibility Policy »

Accessibility Complaints

Alternative access or assistance requests may be filed with the District's Website Accessibility Coordinator:

William Good, Communications Director
871 Pinecrest
Ferndale, MI 48820
248-586-8672
william.good@ferndaleschools.org

Students, prospective students, employees and the District’s guests with disabilities may report violations of the technical standard(s) used by the District, file a formal complaint through the District’s Section 504 and Title II grievance procedure (through the District’s Section 504 Coordinator), and/or contact the Web Accessibility Coordinators with any accessibility concerns.

Detailed grievance reporting instructions are here »

Band Debuts Outstanding Collaboration

Thank you to video prodution superstar Stacey Jamison, Band Director Elon Jamison, and our fantastic student musicians for putting together the 2020 FHS Band Virtual Performance of Make Our Garden Grow. You can view the performance below or on YouTube after a fascinating 3:45 introduction by Mr. Jamison.

Board of Education - Special Meeting

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Teachers and Support Staff of the Year Honored
Ferndale Schools are filled with talented and amazing people. Every year,  we honor some of the brightest shining stars among them. We are pleased to announce the 2019-2020 Teachers and Support Staff of the Year.
FECC
 
  • Teacher - Mrs. Camille Guinn
  • Support - Ms. Shelby Martin
Lower
 
  • Teacher - Mr. Michael Peri
  • Support - Mrs. Susan Humphreys
Upper
 
  • Teacher - Mrs. Jodi Prince
  • Support - Ms. Hallie Griffin
Middle
 
  • Teacher - Mrs. Michelle Morden
  • Support - Officer Alison Shank
High
 
  • Teacher - Mrs. Shannon Lopiccolo
  • Support - Mrs. Kim Ellis
UHS
 
  • Teacher - Mrs. Amanda Goodson
  • Support - Mrs. Pat Tootikian-Hachigian
TCEC
 
  • Teacher - Mrs. Erika Bauer
  • Support - Mr. Michael Shepherd
Central Offices
 
  • Support - Mrs. Kim Shepherd
Virtual Graduations to Stream Live

Join us for our socially-distant celebrations of our graduates. We have been working hard behind the scenes to put together three very special presentations recognizing our seniors across the community, and we want to welcome everyone to share in the premiere. To that end, we have selected a Facebook Live event as our official premiere tool due to it’s ability to allow audience participation. The Facebook Live event will also be streamed in realtime atFerndaleSchools.org/grad, without chat engagement opportunities.

Ferndale High School

UNIVERSITY HIGH SCHOOL

Tri-County Educational Center (TCEC)

Board of Education - Special Meeting

Agenda

FHS Junior wins state map competition

Jessica Decker (FHS junior) has won the 2020 ArcGIS Map Michigan contest (high school division).  Her map on Palmer Park will now be entered in the national competition representing Michigan. Jessica took an ArcGIS mapping class at CASA with teacher Andy Bruen. ArcGIS is geospatial software to view, edit, manage and analyze geographic data and patterns.

View the Interactive Story Map

Virtual Summer Camps & Courses from Michigan Virtual

We have an unusual summer ahead of us.

Typically, during the summer, it’s important for kids to have less structure than usual, so they can relax and recharge. This year, the needs of our students may be a little different. They may need routines & structured learning opportunities in a way they didn't in years past.

Michigan Virtual is offering Online Summer Camps & Courses for grades 3-12, a safe alternative that allows students to keep learning and potentially even earn school credit.

Search their Full Course Catalog

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Board of Education Regular Meeting

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MSU Gifted and Talented Education programs online

In support of Michigan State University’s efforts to mitigate the impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) on the campus and greater community, the decision was made not to hold in-person on-campus youth and pre-college programs this summer. MSU GATE is now offering summer programs ONLINE! The application deadline has been extended to June 15, 2020. 

Click to Apply »

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Thanks for the Positive Feedback

This week, we received the results of a community survey conducted by the City of Ferndale through the Cobalt Community Research Company.  This survey showed tremendous gains in the community's perception of Ferndale Schools compared to the previous time the survey was conducted in 2009.  Below you will find several slides showcasing the tremendous growth.

survey results showing improvement ratings of 13% - 19% across all school district metrics.

Bar graph showing 19% improvement of community experience related to Schools Overall.

Bar graph showing 13-19% improvement of satisfaction for Schools Overall, Meeting the Needs of the Community, Preparation of Students for Solid Careers, Preparation of student for College, and Communication with the public. The bar graph compares 2009 overall results with 2020 overall results, as well as like-sized district in Michigan, statewide scores, regional (midwest) scores, like-sized districts nationally, and nation-wide scores. Ferndale Schools ranks at or near the top in all categories and against all comparison metrics.

While we are very excited to see this renewed confidence you have shown in our progress, we also want to assure you, that as an organization committed to continuous improvement we will not rest on our laurels but rather continue our efforts to provide each student with the world class education they deserve.

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Board of Education Special Meeting - Board Workshop

Agenda

Writing Workshop with Jack Cheng Zooms Onward

FMS teacher Aaron Blatt hosted an interactive writing workshop with Jack Cheng, author of the 2017 novel See You in the Cosmos. Jack took the kids through the writing process by leading the students in mapping out a character, developing a plot, and finding the character’s internal motivations. The Zoom session met for an hour and a half, and the students were engaged throughout. Jack was originally scheduled to meet the kids in person during March is Reading Month, which was cancelled due to building closures statewide. Jack generously offered to do an online writing workshop and Q&A instead, and we are so thankful he did!

Students attended a writing workshop with author Jack Cheng via Zoom.

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Thanks for the Positive Feedback

This week, we received the results of a community survey conducted by the City of Ferndale through the Cobalt Community Research Company.  This survey showed tremendous gains in the community's perception of Ferndale Schools compared to the previous time the survey was conducted in 2009.  Below you will find several slides showcasing the tremendous growth.

survey results showing improvement ratings of 13% - 19% across all school district metrics.

Bar graph showing 19% improvement of community experience related to Schools Overall.

Bar graph showing 13-19% improvement of satisfaction for Schools Overall, Meeting the Needs of the Community, Preparation of Students for Solid Careers, Preparation of student for College, and Communication with the public. The bar graph compares 2009 overall results with 2020 overall results, as well as like-sized district in Michigan, statewide scores, regional (midwest) scores, like-sized districts nationally, and nation-wide scores. Ferndale Schools ranks at or near the top in all categories and against all comparison metrics.

While we are very excited to see this renewed confidence you have shown in our progress, we also want to assure you, that as an organization committed to continuous improvement we will not rest on our laurels but rather continue our efforts to provide each student with the world class education they deserve.

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Oakland County Warns of a Phone Scam Impersonating Oakland County Health Division

Oakland County authorities warn the community of a phone scam targeting older adults with the caller impersonating Oakland County Health Division employees. Numerous older adults reported receiving a phone call from the Health Division requesting social security and Medicare numbers for: Medicare billing, a Medicare breach, or because their doctor said they qualified for a knee brace. Oakland County Health Division does not contact residents to request personal or protected information over the phone.

“This scam targets older adults to obtain their sensitive information by impersonating our organization,” said Leigh-Anne Stafford, health officer for Oakland County. “If you receive a call and are unsure if it is a scam, ask the caller for their name, a return phone number and avoid sharing any personal information over the phone. Then report suspicious behavior to authorities.”

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Weekly E-blast - February 14th, 2020

Weekly E-blast - February 14th, 2020

Weekly Eblast - February 7th, 2020

This week, we are still glowing from the All City Concert. Great job, everyone! And there's exciting new opportunities to explore engineering, celebrate Black History Month, and more!

Eblast - February 7th, 2020

Weekly Eblast - January 31st, 2020

Weekly Eblast - January 31st, 2020

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  • 2 Jun
    • FHS Curbside Meal Pick-Up 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
      FHS Curbside Meal Pick-Up
      Date: Jun 2
      Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
      Location: Ferndale High School, 881 Pinecrest Dr, Ferndale, MI 48220, USA
      Calendar: Food Service
      Curbside meal pick-up will be available for any children 18 and under. Children need not be present to receive a meal. Packaged meals are available for 3 days on Tuesday AND 4 days on Friday.
    • FUEL Curbside Meal Pick-Up at Ferndale Upper Elementary
      Date: Jun 2
      Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
      Location: Ferndale Upper Elementary, 24220 Rosewood St, Oak Park, MI 48237, USA,
      Calendar: Food Service
      Curbside meal pick-up will be available for any children 18 and under. Children need not be present to receive a meal. Packaged meals are available for 3 days on Tuesday AND 4 days on Friday.
    • UHS Curbside Meal Pick-Up 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
      UHS Curbside Meal Pick-Up
      Date: Jun 2
      Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
      Location: University High School, 2521 Bermuda St, Ferndale, MI 48220, USA
      Calendar: Food Service
      Curbside meal pick-up will be available for any children 18 and under. Children need not be present to receive a meal. Packaged meals are available for 3 days on Tuesday AND 4 days on Friday.
  • 5 Jun
    • FHS Curbside Meal Pick-Up 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
      FHS Curbside Meal Pick-Up
      Date: Jun 5
      Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
      Location: Ferndale High School, 881 Pinecrest Dr, Ferndale, MI 48220, USA
      Calendar: Food Service
      Curbside meal pick-up will be available for any children 18 and under. Children need not be present to receive a meal. Packaged meals are available for 3 days on Tuesday AND 4 days on Friday.
    • FUEL Curbside Meal Pick-Up at Ferndale Upper Elementary
      Date: Jun 5
      Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
      Location: Ferndale Upper Elementary, 24220 Rosewood St, Oak Park, MI 48237, USA,
      Calendar: Food Service
      Curbside meal pick-up will be available for any children 18 and under. Children need not be present to receive a meal. Packaged meals are available for 3 days on Tuesday AND 4 days on Friday.
    • UHS Curbside Meal Pick-Up 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
      UHS Curbside Meal Pick-Up
      Date: Jun 5
      Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
      Location: University High School, 2521 Bermuda St, Ferndale, MI 48220, USA
      Calendar: Food Service
      Curbside meal pick-up will be available for any children 18 and under. Children need not be present to receive a meal. Packaged meals are available for 3 days on Tuesday AND 4 days on Friday.