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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.
Alternative access or assistance requests may be filed with the District's Website Accessibility Coordinator:
William Good, Communications Director
Ferndale, MI 48820
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.
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.
Technology Support is available for your student during the Governor's Executive Order of school building closure. Please see the process below.
- For issues with your student’s account, such as passwords or login issues, please contact Tom Maes (email@example.com) or Aubrie Agnello (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- 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.
Click the link to view the full Ferndale Schools return to school plan.
It is with great excitement that I announce the hiring of Radhika Issac as the new principal of Ferndale High School and the promotion of David Gardner as the new principal of University High School.
With 20 years as an educator, Radhika brings experiences as a classroom teacher, curriculum coordinator, and administrator to Ferndale Public Schools. Leading with empathy to build meaningful relationships is what defines both her professional and personal focus. Radhika actively facilitates opportunities to grow equitable access to curriculum and instruction for all students, families, and staff. She has been a learner, leader, and advocate for social justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion in both at the district and county level.
"I am eager to join the Ferndale Public Schools family. I look forward to connecting with each student, family, and staff member at Ferndale High School as we continue to build a community that honors our history and culture. I will strive to support students and staff as we develop our purpose, create a plan, and find our passions," Radhika Issac, Principal, Ferndale High School.
David Gardner graduated from Ferndale High School and has been a leader at University High School for more than a decade, first as a teacher, then counselor, assistant principal, and now principal. David inspires everyone around him to be a better educator, colleague, mentor, and person. The meaningful and authentic relationships he establishes with students and staff have lead to significant increases in student academic achievement and growth at UHS.
"I am excited and prepared to continue working on behalf of the students, families, and staff of UHS and Ferndale Public Schools. I recognize the strong work ethic and innovative practices of the UHS team and pledge to support them as we continue our journey of equity through inclusive and relevant curriculum and instruction and meaningful socio-emotional practices. UHS is a special place and I consider myself fortunate to be given the opportunity to continue the growth of its student-centered culture," David Gardner, Principal, University High School.
Our Ferndale Family is incredibly lucky to welcome these outstanding educational leaders to their new roles.
Dania H. Bazzi, PhD
Superintendent, Ferndale Schools
Free fresh food for families in need will be available at the Gerry Kulick Community Center, thanks to Gleaners Community Food Bank.
Distribution is from 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm.
- July 7
- July 21
- August 4
- August 18
- September 1
See the flyer for pick-up procedure, full details.
Today, we celebrate Juneteenth. Juneteenth is a festival held annually on June 19th to commemorate emancipation from slavery in Texas.
Why Texas, you may ask? Throughout the Civil War, Texas was not as closely monitored as other battle states. For this reason, many slave owners went to Texas in order to keep those they’d enslaved as long as possible. After the Emancipation Proclamation went into effect (Jan. 1, 1863), people enslaved in war-torn states often escaped behind Union lines or fought on its behalf, ultimately winning the war (April 9, 1865). However, approximately 250,000 enslaved people in Texas had no idea that their freedom had been secured.
On June 19, 1865, Union General Gordon Granger led thousands of federal troops to Galveston, Texas to announce that the Civil War had ended over two months earlier, and everyone had been freed. In the 1870s, a group of those recently freed pooled $800 together through local churches to purchase ten acres of land and create Emancipation Park to host future Juneteenth celebrations in modern-day Houston. In 1980 “Emancipation Day in Texas” became a legal state holiday in recognition of Juneteenth. State offices, however, do not completely close, as it is considered a "partial staffing holiday." Elsewhere, the holiday is also referred to as Emancipation Day, Freedom Day, and Black Independence Day. Many continue to celebrate Juneteenth. Throughout the nation people host cookouts, parades, and other gatherings to commemorate.
In 2019, Opal Lee of Fort Worth, TX began walking across the nation at the age of 92 to bring awareness to her campaign for Juneteenth to be a National Day of Observance. "Now, 46 states have it as a state holiday and there's no reason for it not to be a national holiday," she said. Opal kicked off her movement in Detroit in July 2019, specifically to gain the attention of the 20 presidential candidates in town for the CNN Democratic national debate. She, her family and friends, as well as Detroiters, walked from Hart Plaza along the Riverwalk through downtown to the historic Second Baptist Church (she walked to Washington DC as well). There is currently a proposal in the United States Senate to declare Juneteenth a widely observed holiday. For more information on Opal Lee's journey, check out opalswalk2dc.com
Get more background on Juneteenth and the history leading up the annual celebration from The Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History & Culture.
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Summer Food Pick-Up at FHSDate: Aug 10Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PMLocation: Ferndale High School, 881 Pinecrest Dr, Ferndale, MI 48220, USACalendar: Food Service
Summer Food Pick-Up at Royal Oak Twp Community CenterDate: Aug 10Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PMLocation: Royal Oak Township Community Center, 21272 Mendota Ave, Ferndale, MI 48220, USACalendar: Food Service
Summer Food Pick-Up at UHSDate: Aug 10Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PMLocation: University High School, 2521 Bermuda St, Ferndale, MI 48220, USACalendar: Food Service
Summer Food Pick-Up at FHSDate: Aug 12Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PMLocation: Ferndale High School, 881 Pinecrest Dr, Ferndale, MI 48220, USACalendar: Food Service
Summer Food Pick-Up at Royal Oak Twp Community CenterDate: Aug 12Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PMLocation: Royal Oak Township Community Center, 21272 Mendota Ave, Ferndale, MI 48220, USACalendar: Food Service
Summer Food Pick-Up at UHSDate: Aug 12Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PMLocation: University High School, 2521 Bermuda St, Ferndale, MI 48220, USACalendar: Food Service
Summer Food Pick-Up at FHSDate: Aug 14Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PMLocation: Ferndale High School, 881 Pinecrest Dr, Ferndale, MI 48220, USACalendar: Food Service
Summer Food Pick-Up at Royal Oak Twp Community CenterDate: Aug 14Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PMLocation: Royal Oak Township Community Center, 21272 Mendota Ave, Ferndale, MI 48220, USACalendar: Food Service
Summer Food Pick-Up at UHSDate: Aug 14Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PMLocation: University High School, 2521 Bermuda St, Ferndale, MI 48220, USACalendar: Food Service