From the Superintendent
Dear Ferndale Family,

Today is International Worker's Day. Right now, people all around the world are putting themselves at risk to keep the wheels turning so that we have food in our cupboards, heat and power in our homes, supplies at our doorstep, and so much more. Today, we honor their sacrifice and their struggle.

In these tough times, heroes come out of the shadows. These are people who go above and beyond for others: whether it is by placing their own life at risk, putting a smile on your face during a tough day, or those who just have a positive impact on others and don't even realize it.

We want to honor these local heroes, so we ask you to let us know who your COVID hero is and why? Please send submissions to Dania.Bazzi@ferndaleschools.org by Monday, May 4 at 3pm.

In Education,
Dania H. Bazzi, PhD

News Headlines
Mr. Butler Gets the Band Back Together
Some of our student musicians have been without instruments since school closure began, and in this community, that's just not okay. So, Ferndale High School Assistant Principal Shaun Butler struck out in full protective gear to deliver instruments to the eager raconteurs. Thanks, Mr. Butler, for answering the call and bringing the love of music to those thankful students.
Blessings in a Backpack Receives Generous Donation of Books and Art Supplies
Thanks to the Gallacher family and 5th grade teacher Mrs. Carp for donating books! They will go in Blessings in a Backpack bags for the next delivery and any left over books will be given to families in need as well.
Another thank you to Charlotte Oliver and the FHS Store donating candy and snacks that would go to waste with schools closed 
FREE Virtual Gardening Education for Kids
Join Michigan State University Extension for a series of free virtual school garden education sessions!

The series will include four interactive, educational garden sessions will be offered every other Wednesday starting May 6 through June 17, 2020 at 10 a.m.
 
  • May 6 at 10 a.m. Cool Kid Plants: Plants Every Kid Should Know and Grow with Norm Lownds.
  • May 20 at 10 a.m. Pollinator Gardening with Children with Ellen Koehler.
  • June 3 at 10 a.m. Planning the Fall School Garden with Kristine Hahn.
  • June 17 at 10 a.m. Cover Crops for School Gardens with Will Jaquinde.


Upcoming Events
Board of Education: Committee of the Whole
In accordance with Governor Whitmer’s Executive Order 2020-15 (COVID-19), the Ferndale Schools Board of Education will be conducting this meeting through video conferencing.

Zoom Meeting Instructions
  • Topic: May 4, 2020 Committee of the Whole Meeting Ferndale Schools Board of Education
  • Time: May 4, 2020 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
  • Join Zoom Meeting
  • https://zoom.us/j/92076941248pwd=MWdxWVFzbGh6NWlQS3dndCt3eEVRQT09
  • Meeting ID: 920 7694 1248
  • Password: 6aTsqW​​​​​​​
  • Call into the meeting by phone
  • call (415) 762-9988 and enter " 920 7694 1248 # "
  • You will be asked to enter your participant ID. Enter " # "

There will be public comment during the meeting.
Persons with disabilities can participate in the meeting through phone or Zoom video conferencing.