All official emergency school closings will be announced first on www.ferndaleschools.org and our District Facebook page. You can also stay tuned to local television channels Fox 2, WDIV-4, and WXYZ-7, and radio stations WJR-760 am, and WWJ-950 am, for the latest news on school closings. The district will also send out a notification to all households via our School Messenger system - you will receive a phone call and email if school is cancelled.
Emergency closures may result from inclement weather, equipment failures, power outages, or other unforeseen circumstances. Updates will run on the local cable access educational channels, and here on this website. The district will make every effort to avoid canceling school during the school day.
Tornado Watch/Warning Procedures
The district will remain in session during a tornado watch or warning. Whenever a tornado watch or warning is issued, all students and staff will remain in the buildings.
If a warning occurs, everyone in the building at the time will take shelter in designated areas. Parents who are at the school when a warning is issued are urged to use caution and stay in the shelter area with their children.
The National Weather Service recommends that people in the path of a tornado should go to a basement or central interior room on the lowest floor possible; stay away from windows; abandon cars and mobile homes for a reinforced building, ditch or culvert. In the case of a severe thunderstorm, stay in a reinforced shelter away from windows.
All after-school activities will be cancelled if a tornado watch or warning is in effect at the end of the normal school day.