Returning to Learning Hub
From District Leaders
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, and secretaries 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.
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.
Mr. Mike Davisson
President, Board of Education
Dr. Dania H. Bazzi, Ph.D.
Superintendent, Ferndale Schools
Free Internet Essentials from Comcast & Ferndale Schools
Through a partnership with Xfinity, qualifying households can get free home internet essentials package including a modem and wireless router at no additional cost. Monthly subscription fees will be covered by the district at a reduced rate through this Internet Essentials Partnership Program. Eligibility terms and application is available from Comcast's website!
Eligibility is determined my Comcast's Internet Essentials terms and conditions:
Household must qualify for programs like the National School Lunch Program, housing assistance, Medicaid, SNAP, SSI and others
Live in an area where Comcast Internet service is available
Have not had Comcast Internet in the last 90 days
Households who owe money to Comcast may still qualify if approved by 12/31/20
Promo Code Request
During the application process, you must enter a unique promo code, provided to you by Ferndale Schools. To request a promo code, contact Aubria Agnello at Aubrie.Agnello@oakland.k12.mi.us.
Return to Learn Updates
Ferndale Schools continues to provide contactless meal pick-up for children throughout building closures. Pick-up is available at the FMS North Entrance at 725 Pinecrest Dr. (glass awning pictured below):
- 9:00 am – noon
- Breakfast and Lunch for Mon, Tues, Wed
- 9:00 am – noon
- Breakfast and Lunch for Thur, Fri, Sat, Sun
Meals include breakfast and lunch including milk. Vegetarian options are available upon request.
Due to Labor Day building closures, meals intended for Tuesday (9/8/20) were given on Wed (9/2/20), in anticipation for the holiday.
We will be open for service 9:00 am–Noon on Wednesday the 9th and Thursday the 10th for this week only.
We are happy to announce that our Back to School Registration is now available through the MiStar ParentPortal, via online and the app.
Attached are easy to follow instructions to complete your student's registration, however, if there are any questions, or if you need further assistance, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stay well, and we look forward to seeing you all soon!
We have set up a complete guide to returning to learning for this fall on our website. You will find helpful information, upcoming dates & times, and all the documents you need start distance learning on August 31st.
Visit FerndaleSchools.org/Return today!
It is with great sadness that we have to announce the postponement of our Fall Sports. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic we do not feel that it would be appropriate to continue with sports in the Fall semester. Our hope is that the MHSAA will adjust the schedule of all activities to allow our student athletes to compete in traditionally Fall sports this Spring.
We will share further details when we have them.
If you have any questions or concerns please contact FHS Assistant Principal and Athletic Director Shaun Butler at email@example.com.
Click the link to view the full Ferndale Schools returning to learning plan.