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Calendar Change for June 2 & 9

We want to inform you of a calendar change for June. The early dismissal day for elementary students has been rescheduled from Friday, June 2, to Friday, June 9. All students in grades K-5 will attend a full day of school on June 2 and will be on early dismissal schedule for June 9. Since the school year was extended due to inclement weather, it is necessary to reschedule when elementary teachers prepare report cards. […]

New Principal Assigned to Beach Elementary

Released April 20, 2017 It is with great enthusiam that we announce Mark Hall has been appointed to an additional position in the district—part-time principal of Beach Elementary School. Mr. Hall will replace Georgia Dellinger who will continue to serve as the Central Elementary School Principal. Mr. Hall will begin his new position July 1, 2017. Since 1992, Mr. Hall has served Ferndale students in multiple roles. For 19 years he worked as an elementary […]

Beach Fifth Graders Present IB Exhibition

Beach Fifth Graders Present IB Exhibition

Inaugural IB Exhibition held at Beach Elementary Beach Elementary School, the smallest International Baccalaureate (IB) school in the world, hosted its first Exhibition. Fifth grade students Lauren Hoekstra, Veda Kinkade and Oceana Pomeroy presented their in-depth, collaborative inquiry project at a reception for the community. The three students worked collaboratively to conduct an inquiry into the real-life issue of endangered species—namely the clouded leopard, red panda and dhole. During their inquiry, students synthesized all of […]

School Calendar Revised-Make Up Days Set

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Dear Ferndale Parents and Guardians, After receiving input from our parents and staff, and much deliberation, we have arrived at a decision about making up the last two snow days. As you know, we have missed a total of eleven days this year due to inclement weather. Nine of them will be addressed through three waiver days granted by the state, one extra day on January 30, and five extra days during the week of June 19-23. […]

District Releases Survey Results

District Releases Survey Results

Ferndale School District Releases Survey Results More than a thousand parents, staff, students and community members provided feedback in an online survey earlier this year about Ferndale School District’s facility needs and priorities. The online survey ran from January 19 through February 3, 2017. “Thank you to those who took our survey, it provided us with additional feedback on what you believe about your schools,” said Dr. Linda Quinn, Superintendent. “We value the opinions of […]

Calendar Change for March 8

Calendar Change March 8 will be full school day

Wednesday, March 8, will be a full school day In order to make up instructional hours that were lost during the snow days in December and February, the March 8 early dismissal day will now be a full school day for all students and staff. Schools are required to meet a minimum number of instructional hours in grades 1-12. By extending Wednesday, March 8th to a full day we capture back some lost instructional hours. […]

Register for Kindergarten


Welcome to Kindergarten! Registration for students who will attend kindergarten during the 2017-2018 school year began March 8. Parents may register directly at their neighborhood school Monday through Friday between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. To be eligible to register for kindergarten in the 2017-2018 school year, a child must be five years of age on or before August 31, 2017. School Locations— Beach Elementary, 3786 Centerview Rd., Lummi Island Cascadia Elementary—6175 […]

Making Up Snow Days

Dear Ferndale Community, I am sure everyone is anxious to find out what the school district is going to do about making up snow days. Our central office administrators met Tuesday, February 14, to review pertinent laws and regulations and to begin to lay out options. Our next steps will be to meet with union leaders and to solicit input from others who will be impacted by schedule changes. Here is what we know so […]

January 30 is a School Day

January 30 is a School Day

January 30 (Monday) has been set as a snow make-up day for students. This is a school day for all students. Students will be on early dismissal schedule. Beach Elementary 11:50AM Cascadia, Central, Custer, Eagleridge and Skyline Elementaries 1:00PM Horizon Middle 11:13AM Vista Middle 11:10AM Ferndale High 11:00AM Windward High 10:45AM For more information: Assistant Superintendent Scott Brittain, 360.383.9210, Director of Communications Tammy Bengen, 383.9207,

Dept. of Health Warning about Mumps Outbreak

Warning from Washington State Department of Health Washington State Department of Health has issued a warning about the mumps outbreak in our state. Mumps has spread and health officials urge immunization. The Washington State Department of Health reminds people across the state to take precautions to help stop the spread of mumps. For more information, visit the health department’s webpage at…/IllnessandDisea…/Mumps/MumpsOutbreak Executive Director for Student Services Jill Iwasaki, 360.383.9221, Director of Communications Tammy  […]

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