Ferndale Forward

Ferndale Schools is rightsizing.
Let Superintendent Blake Prewitt tell you
how and why.
Read a Letter
from the Superintendent

From the Superintendent

In 2012, the Board of Education began to envision what Ferndale Schools would look like in the future by drafting a Strategic Plan. During this process, the Board engaged with the community extensively to determine its concerns and needs, while commissioning  a comprehensive analysis of our buildings to determine the most efficient and effective use of the School District’s resources moving forward. After careful consideration, the Board of Education approved the Strategic Plan and developed a visionary goal to move our district into the future.

This is an awesome time to be an Eagle because of the exciting changes that are already underway! Beginning in the fall of 2016, Ferndale elementary students will be engaging with the rigorous Cambridge International curriculum while continuing to benefit from our Open Classroom tradition. Students will also participate in project-based and experiential learning and gain access to Spanish at an early age. Ferndale will continue to welcome parents and community members into our schools as partners in education and progress. These are exceptional opportunities that mirror our unique and diverse Ferndale community.

The story of our restructuring and the process we are now undergoing is extensive and inspiring. Please spend a few minutes reviewing this site to learn all about how these changes will impact the district.

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Blake J. Prewitt, Ed. S.
Superintendent
Ferndale Schools

In Transition

With staff, students, and schools moving around, we thought we would make a map for you to see just what's happening and why.
Review the Play by PlayLearn How You'll Be Affected

Timeline

You're probably wondering when these changes are going to start to effect you. Why not download our calendar of events? Its full of helpful dates and event reminders for students, staff, families and the whole community.
Calendar of Events

COMMUNITY EVENTS

Superintendent's Advisory
Restructuring Q & A

February 23rd | 9 am & 6 pm
FHS Main Conference Room

Restructuring
Town hall
March 23rd | 6 PM 
FHS MAIN CONFERENCE ROOM
MISSED the town hall?
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Phase 1

Summer 2015

Phase 2

Summer 2016

Better Resource Management

What Do We Mean by Efficiency?

We are increasing our capacity to effectively educate our students. Using our buildings closer to their capacity means fewer buildings, which means lower maintenance and operational costs. These savings go straight into the classroom and into the education of the children in our community.

How Does This Affect Me?

Select your student's current grade and school, and we'll tell you exactly what you need to be prepared for.

PRE-SCHOOL

GREAT START (GSRP)

Your student will remain at the Ferndale Early Childhood Center until they are ready to begin Kindergarten. Upon enrollment in Ferndale Schools, they will begin Kindergarten at Roosevelt Lower Elementary School.

HEAD START

Your student will remain at the Ferndale Early Childhood Center until they are ready to begin Kindergarten. Upon enrollment in Ferndale Schools, they will begin Kindergarten at Roosevelt Lower Elementary School.

LITTLE EAGLES

Your student will remain at the Ferndale Early Childhood Center until they are ready to begin Kindergarten. Upon enrollment in Ferndale Schools, they will begin Kindergarten at Roosevelt Lower Elementary School.

ELEMENTARY

KINDERGARTEN
ROOSEVELT

Your student will remain at Roosevelt until they complete 2nd Grade. At that time, they will begin 3rd grade at Kennedy Elementary.

KENNEDY

Your student will begin 1st grade at Roosevelt Elementary in the Fall of 2016. Upon completion of 2nd Grade, they will continue on to Kennedy Elementary to begin 3rd Grade.

FIRST GRADE
ROOSEVELT

Your student will remain at Roosevelt until they complete 2nd Grade. At that time, they will begin 3rd grade at Kennedy Elementary.

KENNEDY

Your student will begin 2nd grade at Roosevelt Elementary in the Fall of 2016. Upon completion of 2nd Grade, they will continue on to Kennedy Elementary to begin 3rd Grade.

SECOND GRADE
ROOSEVELT

Your student will begin 3rd grade at Kennedy Elementary in the Fall of 2016. Upon completion of 5th Grade, they will continue on to Ferndale Middle School to begin 6th Grade.

KENNEDY

Your student will begin 3rd grade at Kennedy Elementary in the Fall of 2016. Upon completion of 5th Grade, they will continue on to Ferndale Middle School to begin 6th Grade.

THIRD GRADE
ROOSEVELT

Your student will begin 4th grade at Kennedy Elementary in the Fall of 2016. Upon completion of 5th Grade, they will continue on to Ferndale Middle School to begin 6th Grade.

KENNEDY

Your student will remain at Kennedy until the complete 5th Grade. At that time, they will continue on to Ferndale Middle School to begin 6th Grade.

FOURTH GRADE
COOLIDGE

Your student will begin 5th grade at Kennedy Elementary in the Fall of 2016. Upon completion of 5th Grade, they will continue on to Ferndale Middle School to begin 6th Grade.

KENNEDY

Your student will remain at Kennedy until the complete 5th Grade. At that time, they will continue on to Ferndale Middle School to begin 6th Grade.

FIFTH GRADE
COOLIDGE

Your student will begin 6th grade at Ferndale Middle School in the Fall of 2016. Upon completion of 8th Grade, they will continue on to Ferndale High.

KENNEDY

Your student will begin 6th grade at Ferndale Middle School in the Fall of 2016. Upon completion of 8th Grade, they will continue on to Ferndale High.

SIXTH GRADE
COOLIDGE

Your student will begin 7th grade at Ferndale Middle School in the Fall of 2016. Upon completion of 8th Grade, they will continue on to Ferndale High.

KENNEDY

Your student will begin 7th grade at Ferndale Middle School in the Fall of 2016. Upon completion of 8th Grade, they will continue on to Ferndale High.

SECONDARY

SEVENTH GRADE

Your student will remain at Ferndale Middle School until they complete 8th Grade. At that time, they will move on to Ferndale High.

EIGHTH GRADE

In the Fall of 2016, your student will be moving across campus to begin their Freshman year at Ferndale High.

FRESHMAN
FERNDALE HIGH

Your student will remain at Ferndale High School until they complete their Senior year.

UNIVERSITY HIGH

Your student will begin their Sophomore year at University High School in their new location at 2521 Bermuda St. Check out this map!

SOPHOMORE
FERNDALE HIGH

Your student will remain at Ferndale High School until they complete their Senior year.

UNIVERSITY HIGH

Your student will begin their Junior year at University High School in their new location at 2521 Bermuda St. Check out this map!

JUNIOR
FERNDALE HIGH

Your student will remain at Ferndale High School until they complete their Senior year.

UNIVERSITY HIGH

Your student will begin their Senior year at University High School in their new location at 2521 Bermuda St. Check out this map!

SENIOR
FERNDALE HIGH

You are all finished with Ferndale Schools! We're sorry to see you go, but we are so proud of your accomplishments and are looking forward to seeing you soar into your future.

UNIVERSITY HIGH

You are all finished with Ferndale Schools! We're sorry to see you go, but we are so proud of your accomplishments and are looking forward to seeing you soar into your future.