Back to School

It's that time again. Back to school shopping and planning is in full swing, and we know you're very busy. Keep an eye on your mail box as back to school information will be arriving soon!

Canvas Orientation

Canvas for Families Slideshow Google Slide

All student contacts listed in MIStar will have Canvas parent accounts that will provide them with access to their student's classes and grades (parents and students should check Canvas for grades and missing assignments. MiStar should be checked for attendance and report card grades). Directions for accessing your account can be found in this document

Google DocCanvas Parent Account Information PDF DocumentPDF Download

 If you need help accessing your Canvas parent account, please reach out to Tom Maes at or 248-586-8666

ALL Elementary Training Video

Secondary Training Video

Ferndale Lower Elementary

Grades K-2

LOWER Supply List 2023-24

Ferndale Upper Elementary

Grades 3-5 & Lower Montessori

UPPER Supply List 2023-24

Ferndale Middle

Grades 6-8

FMS Supply List 2023-24

Food Services


Ferndale Family,

We are pleased to inform you that all Ferndale Schools will be participating in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) as part of the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs for the School Year 2023-2024.

The GREAT NEWS is that under this program ALL students enrolled in Ferndale Schools can receive a healthy breakfast and lunch at NO CHARGE each day regardless of your Free/Reduced eligibility.

In place of the Free and Reduced-Price Meal Application we still need your household to fill out and sign the Education Benefits Form This form is critical in determining the amount of money that our school receives from a variety of State and Federal supplemental programs like Title I A, At-risk (31a), Title II A, E-Rate, etc.  So while each student will receive free meals regardless, it is vital to our other programs that all families fill out this form to ensure we do not see a drop in our supplemental funding.

For more information visit:

If you have any questions on the school lunch program please call 248-586-8668.

A La Carte Item Purchases

Middle School & High School Students may also purchase additional items, using their school account only. No cash, check or other payments will be accepted this year. If you would like to add money to your student’s account for a la cart cafe snack items or bottled beverages, you can follow these steps:

  1. Parent/Guardian log into MiStar
    MISTAR Parent Portal
  2. Click on child
  3. Go to Cafeteria section
  4. Click on Online Food Service Payments
  5. Put the amount in the amount box
  6. Click Continue
  7. Click Checkout
  8. this will send you to Paypal, and prompts will guide you through the rest of the process.

Communication Tools We Use

Remind Messaging

More Remind Help 

Remind - Learning Center Remind - Support Ticketing


MISTAR Connect

MISTAR Parent Portal MISTAR Student Connect

If you are not receiving communications from Remind via either email, phone, or text, you may need to update your contact information in MISTAR. To do this, or to use MISTAR for anything else, access your account through the MISTAR Student Connect Portal or MISTAR Parent Portal.



More MISTAR Help

Returning Ferndale Schools parents and students will have the same pin and password.

Your pin and password are valid throughout your Ferndale Schools enrollment.

Parents and students please keep your pin and password in safe place. MISTAR pin and password will only be available electronically. A valid email address must be on file with the school district in order to obtain a pin and password electronically.

The district’s student information system, MISTAR, has a feature which allows parents/guardians (and students) to view your student’s information through the internet. You can view grades, attendance, cafeteria use, biographical and contact information.

Additional Information


When will bus assignment be announced?

You will receive a letter in the mail with your child's bus assignment. If you have not received a letter in the mail by Thursday, August 18th, contact our transportation department: 248-586-8890.

UHS Transportation Information - Read Welcome Letter for Details

Pick-up & Drop-off

Traffic Maps

Bell Schedules

Please note that each Wednesday Ferndale Schools has an early dismissal.  End times at each school will be one hour earlier on Wednesdays. 

  • Lower Elementary - 8:28am to 3:28pm
  • Upper Elementary - 8:38am to 3:38pm
  • Ferndale Middle School - 8am-3pm
  • Ferndale High School - 8am-3pm
  • University High School - 7:50am-2:50pm


MiStar is an essential resource for all things in your child’s education! If you have a problem logging into MiStar ParentConnect, please send an email to  You can access ParentConnect with this link:

 MISTAR Page »

Nuts & Allergens: Safe Snack

This is a reminder that FECC, the Lower Elementary, and FUEL are all nut-, tree nut-, and sesame-restricted buildings. Please be mindful when packing school lunches and snacks that items can not contain nuts, tree nuts, or sesame. Please check packages carefully and review our Safe Snacks list. Working together, we will continue to provide a safe school experience for all our children - and we thank you in advance for supporting all of our students.

Read more about our Safe Snack Policy »

Please remember, FUEL also has a no-cake, no-cupcakes rule for birthday celebrations. Please follow safe snack guidelines for any birthday celebrations or consider a non-food treat. Book or game donations to the classroom in honor of your child is always a great alternative to a food celebration!


Medical Authorization and Medical Release Form

If your child has a severe medical condition or allergy that could potentially require medical attention at school (i.e. a food allergy, bee sting allergy, asthma), we will need a medical authorization form and medication release form. Both of these should be submitted to the FUEL office by the first day of school, along with any accompanying medications (Epi-pens, Benedryl, etc).

PDF DocumentMedication and Treatment Release Form


FHS, FMS & All-District Athletics Pamphlet

This pamphlet was created to show all the athletic offerings for both Ferndale High School and Ferndale Middle School. UHS students are invited to participate in any FHS athletics teams not offered by UHS. Many sports run off-season conditioning and summer schedules including games and practices. For further information regarding those programs please contact the Ferndale Athletic office at 248-586-8740.

Physical Form

All student athletes must have a physical on file to be eligible to condition, try out, practice or compete in any sport and this physical must be dated after April 15, 2023 to be eligible for the 2023-24 school year.

MHSAA 2023-24 Physical Form




Before and After School Child Care

After-School Care Registration