Since Fall 2020, Ferndale Schools has utilized Remind for easier and more comprehensive communication between families, teachers and the school district. The Remind site and app will allow you to interact with your student’s teachers while ensuring that the district communicates with you in the ways that you prefer.

After setting up your Remind account, you can choose to receive messages via:

  • email

  • text

  • automated phone calls

Ferndale parents are automatically added to Ferndale’s Remind, with your students’ names and buildings attached to your profile. This ensures that parents receive messages related to all students in your household. All you have to do is log onto the Remind website and create your account using the email address Ferndale has on file for you, or Get the Remind App.

Please note that your contact information is loaded into Remind based on what we have on file in the MISTAR system for you. If you need to change your phone or email address, log in to the MISTAR Parent Portal and click My Information in the upper right corner of the screen to review and update your information. Updates in MISTAR will take up to 24 hours to reflect in Remind.

Parent Resources

Duplicate Remind Accounts? Merge them!

Do you think you may have a duplicate account in Remind? If you’ve used Remind in the past, it’s possible you may need to merge your accounts. Here’s how to Merge Duplicate Accounts!

Change Display Name

Would you prefer for your name to display differently? You can Change the way your name appears in Remind.

Adjust Notification Settings

If you’d like to change the way you receive messages from Remind, you can Change your notification settings. Please note that if you’ve downloaded the app, your messages will be received primarily through the app. If a message is received via the app, you will not necessarily receive a text and/or email notification as well.

How Your Students Can Add Their Cell Phone Numbers 

With parental consent, students can add their cell phone numbers to their Remind accounts. 

  • Students should login to their accounts via the Login with Google option on the web or on a mobile device using their Ferndale email information. 

  • They can then add a phone number to their account as needed from their notification settings.

  • Note that students under 13 can receive class announcements on Remind, but cannot engage in personal 1:1 communications, as this is part of the broader safety permissions for younger children on Remind.

Communicate with Teachers

Teachers are using Remind to bring learning home. Teachers can send messages to an entire class, smaller groups, or individuals. These quick, simple messages can help you and your student stay informed about:

  • Homework assignments

  • Field trip updates

  • Schedule changes

  • Personalized support or feedback

  • And more!

Receive School and District-level Communications

Your principal and superintendent use Remind to send out regular reminders and updates as well.

Teacher Resources » 

Join a Class in Remind

To join a Remind class, you’ll need a class code from a teacher, coach, administrator, or organization leader. If you do not have your class code, you can find your teacher's email or phone number in the Staff Directory.

Each code is unique, but it always looks like this: @classcode.

Once you have a class code, there are three ways to join the class:

  1. Sign up for text notifications by texting @classcode to 81010.

  2. Go to and follow the directions.

  3. Download the Remind app from the App Store or Google Play, sign up for an account with your email address, and enter the class code when prompted.