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April 9, 2021
COVID-19 Vaccines Open to All 16+

COVID-19 Vaccines are now available to ALL MICHIGAN RESIDENTS AGES 16 AND UP. The resources below will allow you to register conveniently, or visit FerndaleSchools.org/District/Health/Vaccine for our vaccination page.

County Vaccine Distribution

Learn more about the COVID Vaccine from the Center for Disease Control (CDC)

April 8, 2021
Equity Development Team Meeting

The Ferndale Equity Development Team will hold a quarterly community meeting on

Wednesday, April 14th
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

If you are interested in joining, please email Robyn Camblin for Zoom information Robyn.Camblin@ferndaleschools.org.

April 7, 2021
Daily Nutritional Enrichment Activities Calendar

Chartwells is excited to announce a new program: the monthly nutritional enrichment calendar. The calender is a PDF with clickable links available at FerndaleSchools.org/return/meals/#enrichment. Every day features two links:

  • Elementary student activity in green
  • Secondary student activity in orange

These activities are a part of the after school meals program. QR codes with these same links are being placed in the actual meal bags for parents and students to easily access daily enrichment activities. Click the link or the image to view or download the calendar.

April Nutritional Enrichment Activities Calendar

April 7, 2021
Supporting our Students During Ramadan

We are approaching the holy month of Ramadan ( Ramadan 2021: Sundown on Tuesday April 13 – sundown on Wednesday, May 12, 2021) for our Muslim students and staff. Ramadan commemorates the revelation of the Quran to the Prophet Muhammad (according to Muslim tradition). During Ramadan, Muslims do not eat or drink from dawn to sunset, and the month culminates with a holiday called Eid al-Fitr, a three-day celebration that involves praying, visiting relatives, exchanging gifts, remembering deceased loved ones and helping those experiencing poverty. Children are not required to fast until they reach puberty, but some do choose to fast regardless of their age. The last 10 days of Ramadan involve intense religious devotion, which may contribute to absence from school.

Here are some helpful resources to learn more about Ramadan:

You can view more about what we are doing in our schools to support student's celebrating Ramadan by reading the full article.

December 11, 2020
Curriculum Quarterly - Math & Our Students
December 2020

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 Mathematics 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 December 2020 - Math & Our Students »

October 24, 2020
Free Live Tutoring Tool through Ferndale Public Library

The library subscribed to Tutor.com this fall, which offers free live tutoring on top of a bunch of other cool stuff.  Students can get access to Tutor.com with their Ferndale Library card.

Gain Study Skills with tutor.com.  Get organized, set goals, take notes, create better study habits, and learn research skills. Get one-to-one guidance from our expert Study Skills Coaches-FREE.

October 23, 2020
First Grade Festivities

First graders gathered last Friday for a halloween hangout. The pop-up event included pumpkin and candy corn decoration creation stations and more fun for the costumed kiddos. Thanks for coming out, first grade families!

 

October 22, 2020
Curriculum Quarterly - Literacy & Our Students
October 2020

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 literacy 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 October 2020 - Literacy and Our Students »

Click to view the Curriculum Quarterly for October 2020.

October 12, 2020
Detroit Fire Visits Lower Elementary

The Detroit Fire Department visited with Kindergarten classes in our latest Elementary pop-up. Students learned Fire Safety, practiced staying low and belly-crawling, and saw firefighters put on all of their fire safety gear. Thanks for the lessons and for the safety and security you provide everyday, firefighters!

Kindergartners spaced out on the lawn to look, listen, and learn about fire safety
Kindergartners practiced staying low and crawling to safety.

October 6, 2020
"Safe For School" Hotline from Oakland County Health Department
248-551-4242 for health guidance

Oakland Together has announced a new call-in tool offering guidance for parents and students. This telephone screening resource is available to assist parents in pre-screening and identifying potential illness in children prior to entering school buildings.

The hotline is supported by Beaumont, and all screenings are conducted by healthcare professionals. Hotline staff can help answer questions about COVID-19 symptoms, the need for testing, and what is considered high-risk.

"Safe for School" Hotline is supported by Beaumont

COST: No cost for parents/guardians of Oakland County school-aged children
WHEN: 5:00 AM – 8:00 AM
Monday through Friday
October 12 - December 30, 2020
 

Call 248-551-4242 to reach the hotline.

October 1, 2020
Parent University: Personal Internet Security Tips

Mrs. Jeffrey has started a Parent University series where parents teach other parents about different subjects.  With students learning virtually right now, the first presentation was on personal internet security. You can view the video on YouTube by clicking on the image below.

September 10, 2020
Playworks Pop-Up Playdate Goes Great

Ferndale Lower Elementary students were invited to a very fun and active Pop-Up with Playworks on the Lower playground. Students had a great time while staying safe and enjoying the beautiful weather. Watch for more pop-ups throughout the year!