FECC and Elementary students have begun hybrid learning!
Elementary Learning Labs available in the afternoon.

Remember Safety Checks with the Clear To Go App

Roomie Guide District Homepage

Lower Elementary Montessori Virtual Open House will be hosted on Tuesday, February 23rd, from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm.
Enhanced Safety & Health Protocols
Virtual Classrooms & Optional Learning Support Labs
Hybrid Classrooms open in March. Learn More.

NEWS

Returning to Learning 2020

Over the past few months our Ferndale team has come together to create a path forward as we enter the 2020-2021 school year.  While no plan is perfect, I am confident that the Ferndale Schools Preparedness & Response Plan is the right fit for our community at this time.

In creating this plan our team of administrators, teachers, secretaries, and paraprofessionals studied a tremendous amount material, from academic studies done in other countries which returned to school last Spring, to guidance from the Center of Disease Control and the American Academy of Pediatrics, to other state and local return to school plans, and parent and student feedback.  What became clear after reviewing this vital and sometimes contradictory information was that unfortunately there was no clear cut answer for how best to conduct instruction this Fall.

The safety of our students, staff, and Ferndale family remains our top priority. That is why our Board of Education has adopted our virtual plan for the Fall of 2020. While our Ferndale plan is primarily virtual, there will be limited opportunities for students to attend in-person as part of our Learning Support Labs or pop-up instructional events.

Details can be found in our Returning to Learning Hub »
 

Please know that this decision was not made lightly. Our goal remains returning to in-person instruction as soon as it is feasible for us to do so in the safest possible manner.

Dr. Dania H. Bazzi, Ph.D.

Superintendent, Ferndale Public Schools

PDF DocumentFerndale Schools Extended COVID-19 Learning Plan — Updated October 1, 2020

Update October 7th, 2020: The October 2nd Michigan Supreme Court opinion does not effect our remote learning. Remote learning that occurs during the COVID-19 pandemic is governed by the “Return to Learn” bills signed into law in August 2020 (Public Acts 147, 148, 149) and amended by the recently passed budget bill. Additionally, COVID-19 Extended Learning Plans are required by Section 98a of the State School Aid Act, MCL 388.1698a; MDHHS emergency orders entered under MCL 333.2253 (epidemics); Any school board action, including approval of Preparedness and Response Plans and Extended Learning Plans, ratification of Letters of Agreement, and adoption of standards
found within the Executive Orders are also not invalidated by this Supreme Court opinion.

Curriculum Quarterly – Social Studies & Our Students

The latest FPS Curriculum Quarterly is now available. Our Curriculum & Instruction Department will be releasing a new issue 4 times a year that will briefly highlight areas of teaching and learning in Ferndale Public Schools. We look forward to sharing our programming overviews with you.  If you have questions, please contact Johanna Mracna at johanna.mracna@ferndaleschools.org.

This issue focuses on our social studies learning goals and methods, presented by grade ranges. Please take a look, and stay tuned for future issues introducing our other pillars of education.

Read the Curriculum Quarterly for March 2021 - Social Studies & Our Students »

Board of Education -Committee of the Whole

Agenda

Board of Education - Restorative Practice Professional Development

Agenda

For everything else, use the top navigation.

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 »

LINKS

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.

Returning to Learning Hub »

PDF DocumentFerndale Schools Extended COVID-19 Learning Plan — Updated October 1, 2020

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.

IXL

Pearson EasyBridge Math Tools

Xello: Career Readiness and Education Development Planning

Calendar

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Upcoming event dates and times can be found on our Returning to Learning Building Info page.

PDF Document District Calendar

Upcoming Events

  • 9 Mar
    • FLower: FLEL - ECG/PTA Meeting
      Date: Mar 9
      Time: 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
      Location: Ferndale Lower El (Roosevelt) - Off Site Event - See Description for Details
      Calendar: District Calendar
      ECG/PTA Meeting 6:30 pm
    • PTA/ECG Virtual Meeting 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
      PTA/ECG Virtual Meeting
      Date: Mar 9
      Time: 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
      Location: Ferndale Upper El (Kennedy) - FUEL Off Premises
      Calendar: District Calendar
      Zoom link will be provided via REMIND.
  • 11 Mar
    • FMS Parent Teacher Conferences
      Date: Mar 11
      Location: Ferndale Lower El (Roosevelt) - All Spaces
      Calendar: District Calendar
      elementary by appointment
    • FUEL: FUEL Parent-Teacher Conferences By Appointment
      Date: Mar 11
      Time: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
      Location: Ferndale Upper El (Kennedy) - FUEL Building Wide
      Calendar: District Calendar
    • FLower: FLEL - Evening Spring Conferences
      Date: Mar 11
      Time: 8:28 AM to 3:28 PM
      Location: Ferndale Lower El (Roosevelt) - Lower El Building Wide
      Calendar: District Calendar
      Evening Spring Conferences by appointment only, contact student's teacher.
  • 12 Mar
    • FUEL HALF DAY STUDENTS - 12PM DISMISSAL
      Date: Mar 12
      Location: Ferndale Upper El (Kennedy) - Off Site Event - See Description for Details
      Calendar: District Calendar
    • FLower: FLEL - Half Day, dismissal at 11:43
      Date: Mar 12
      Time: 8:28 AM to 11:43 AM
      Location: Ferndale Lower El (Roosevelt) - Lower El Building Wide
      Calendar: District Calendar
      Half Day, dismissal at 11:43