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Join the City of Ferndale for a 2-day interactive virtual summit where we will be exploring the vision of our city, together. Participate in three (3) Virtual Community Summit sessions on October 26th and 27th. RSVP below (note there are separate RSVP links for each session) and be sure to share with your friends and neighbors. In case you cannot attend, these sessions will be recorded and posted online at a later date.
Plan Ferndale - Virtual Community Summit – October 26 & 27
- October 26, 2021 (6pm-8pm) - Plan Ferndale Virtual Summit - "Unpacking Development" session (RSVP on Eventbrite) (Facebook link)
- October 27, 2021 (3pm-5pm) - Plan Ferndale Virtual Summit - "Equitable Open Space" session (RSVP on Eventbrite) (Facebook link)
- October 27, 2021 (6pm-8pm) - Plan Ferndale Virtual Summit - "Climate & Resiliency" session (RSVP on Eventbrite) (Facebook link)
Next week will be Parent Teacher Conferences for middle school and high school families. This is an important opportunity for parents to interact with teachers and focus directly on your student. At kidshealth.org, there are some helpful steps you can take for before, during, and after the conference. The article reminds us that:
Kids and teens do better in school when parents and guardians get involved. Attending parent–teacher conferences is one way to be involved and help your child succeed.
A parent–teacher conference is a great opportunity to:
- discuss your child's progress
- share your child's strengths and needs
- work with the teacher to help your child do well in school
Families lined the streets of 9 Mile and Pinecrest to welcome the 2021 Eagle Pride Homecoming Parade last Friday. Students joined their classmates and teachers to carry banners down the main streets, led by the Golden Eagle Marching Band.
The Eagle Pride Tailgate once again featured free music and an inflatable slide, as well as local food trucks and games for community members. Thanks to everyone for coming out to celebrate with us. #FlyHighEagles
As the weather grows colder and traditional flu season approaches, please remember that it is essential that we do not send students to school if they are not feeling well. In addition to traditional signs of illness, we are asking you to watch for these symptoms of potential illness due to unique coronaviruses in circulation.
If your students are exhibiting any of the following symptoms, please keep them at home until 24-48 hours after the symptoms are gone:
- sore throat
- congestion or runny nose
- nausea or vomiting
- muscle or body aches
- shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- new loss of taste or smell
Earlier this week, we received updated guidance from MDHHS with regards to our quarantining process with regards to close contacts of a COVID-19 positive case.
In the past, we have been advised by MDHHS and Oakland County Health Department to quarantine any close contacts (within 3 feet for 15 minutes, unvaccinated) of a COVID-19 positive case for 10 days.
However, this week, MDHHS revised their guidance. We are no longer required to quarantine every close contact, provided that:
- masks were being worn by both parties
- the COVID-19 positive individual
- the individual close contact
- the close contact is asymptomatic
- the close contact agrees to be tested each day prior to entering the school building (7 days).
Close contacts who were eating lunch with masks removed will most likely not qualify for this new guidance, because masks were removed for a significant portion of the contact time (over 15 minutes.)
MDHHS is also supplying free rapid tests for us to use to conduct this testing, so it will be free of charge for all families.
While we are eager to comply with this new guidance in order to minimize the impact on students and families, it will take some time to initiate this protocol. Our plan is to create a central testing location at Ferndale High School which will offer daily rapid testing for any students deemed a close contact from 7:30 am–9:30 am each morning. We hope to begin offering this within the next week, provided we are able to secure enough tests to begin.
Thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate this new process.
TCEC honored the graduating class of 2021 in an outdoor ceremony at Ferndale High School on Thursday. Congratulations to all of this year's graduates, and good luck on your future endeavors.
FHS and Bloom Pediatrics will be hosting a 12+ vaccination clinic on Thursday, May 20th.
The Pfizer vaccine will be provided, and will require a second dose on June 10th. Parents must Complete This Consent Form for all students, and bring it the day of the clinic or email to email@example.com
There are 250 total vaccine doses available. Register now!
Every year, we present the annual state of the district. To celebrate some of the innovations and adaptations we have developed during building closures, we are presenting the State of the District as a series of short videos, available for asynchronous viewing.
View the 2021 State of the District Mixtapes, which can be viewed altogether or clicked through in any order.
- Preschool at FECC
- Elementary (Lower & Upper)
- Secondary (FMS, FHS, TCEC, & UHS)
- Your District, Today & Tomorrow
The links are live at FerndaleSchools.org/2021.
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.
Rite Aid also offers Free COVID-19 testing for Ages 4+
County Vaccine Distribution
Learn more about the COVID Vaccine from the Center for Disease Control (CDC)
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:
- Nadia’s Ramada Short Film
- “Islam and Muslims”
- How Teachers Can Support Students During Ramadan
- Teaching About Ramadan and EID
You can view more about what we are doing in our schools to support student's celebrating Ramadan by reading the full article.