August 16, 2021 Dear Ferndale Schools’ Families, If you are planning to return to in person instruction for the upcoming 2021-2022, we look forward to seeing you on the first day of school, August 30! For those of you who are interested in at home learning, please read below: Assembly Bill 130 has changed the requirements for distance learning for the 2021-2022 school year and replaced it with independent study requirements. This independent study is intended for “individualized study for a pupil whose health would be put at risk by in person instruction”. As you will see below, independent study looks similar to last year’s distance learning, but with more requirements. Like some other small school districts, Ferndale Unified School District will not be directly providing an independent study option for our students, but will instead be contracting with another district, the Humboldt County Office of Education or an online school to provide an independent study option for our families who request it. Our teachers will be providing in person instruction for the full instructional minutes/full school days as required. Independent study requirements for the upcoming 2021-2022 school year include: A signed Independent Study Agreement, and a parent/pupil/teacher conference prior to executing the written agreement. Before signing a written agreement, and upon the request of the parent or guardian of a pupil, the LEA shall conduct a phone, video conference, or in-person pupil-parent-educator conference or other school meeting. For pupils in TK through grade 3, independent study must include a plan to provide opportunities for daily synchronous instruction for all pupils throughout the school year. For pupils in grades 4 to 8, independent study must include a plan to provide opportunities for both daily live interaction and at least weekly synchronous instruction for all pupils throughout the school year. For pupils in high school there must be some form of synchronous instruction. “Synchronous instruction” means classroom-style instruction or designated small group or one-on-one instruction involving live two-way communication between the teacher and pupil. “Live interaction” means interaction between the pupil and a staff member. If a student fails to meet these attendance or engagement standards, the law requires that they return to in person instruction. Attendance and engagement standards include participation as well as work completion by due dates. If you plan to enroll your student(s) in this Independent Study option for the upcoming 2021-2022 school year, please notify the district office by Friday, August 20, 2021. Please call 707-786-5900 during school hours (leave a voicemail if there is not a live answer) or email Beth Anderson (banderson@ferndalek12.org). We will then update you with the appropriate information for your child's independent study requirements and options. Thank you and take care! 16 de agosto de 2021 Estimadas familias de las escuelas de Ferndale: Si planea regresar a la instrucción en persona para el próximo 2021-2022, ¡esperamos verlo el primer día de clases, el 30 de agosto! Para aquellos de ustedes que estén interesados ​​en aprender en casa, por favor lea a continuación: El Proyecto de Ley de la Asamblea 130 ha cambiado los requisitos para la educación a distancia para el año escolar 2021-2022 y lo reemplazó con requisitos de estudio independiente. Este estudio independiente está destinado a "un estudio individualizado para un alumno que pondría su salud en riesgo con la instrucción en persona". Como verá a continuación, el estudio independiente se parece al aprendizaje a distancia del año pasado, pero con más requisitos. Al igual que otros distritos escolares pequeños, el Distrito Escolar Unificado de Ferndale no dará directamente una opción de estudio independiente para nuestros estudiantes, sino que contratará a otro distrito, la Oficina de Educación del Condado de Humboldt o una escuela en línea(internet) para brindar una opción de estudio independiente para nuestras familias que lo soliciten. Nuestros maestros brindarán instrucción en persona durante los minutos de instrucción completos / días escolares completos según sea necesario. Los requisitos de estudio independiente para el próximo año escolar 2021-2022 incluyen: Un Acuerdo de Estudio Independiente firmado y una conferencia entre padres, alumnos y maestros antes de ejecutar el acuerdo por escrito. Antes de firmar un acuerdo por escrito, la LEA llevará a cabo una conferencia telefónica, por videoconferencia o una conferencia en persona entre el alumno, el padre y el educador u otra reunión escolar. Para los alumnos de TK hasta el grado 3, el estudio independiente debe incluir un plan para brindar oportunidades de instrucción sincrónica diaria para todos los alumnos durante el año escolar. Para los alumnos de 4 a 8 grado, el estudio independiente debe incluir un plan que brinde oportunidades para la interacción diaria en vivo y al menos una instrucción sincrónica semanal para todos los alumnos durante el año escolar. Para los alumnos de la escuela secundaria debe haber alguna forma de instrucción sincrónica. “Instrucción sincrónica” significa instrucción estilo salón de clases o instrucción designada en grupos pequeños o uno a uno que involucra una comunicación bidireccional en vivo entre el maestro y el alumno. “Interacción en vivo” significa interacción entre el alumno y un miembro del personal. Si un estudiante no cumple con estos estándares de asistencia o participación, la ley requiere que regrese a la instrucción en persona. Los estándares de asistencia y compromiso incluyen la participación y la finalización del trabajo en las fechas de vencimiento. Si planea inscribir a su (s) estudiante (s) en esta opción de estudio independiente para el próximo año escolar 2021-2022, notifique a su escuela antes del viernes 20 de agosto de 2021. Llame a la oficina de la escuela durante el horario escolar 707-786-5900 (deje un mensaje de voz si no hay una respuesta en vivo) o envíe un correo electrónico a Beth Anderson (banderson@ferndalek12.org). Luego, lo actualizaremos con la información apropiada para los requisitos y opciones de estudio independiente de su hijo. ¡Gracias y tenga cuidado!
4 months ago, Ferndale Unified School District
The 2020-2021 School year was brought to you by the elementary school administration, teachers and support staff. We;re so happy we could stay open the entire year- we did it, together.
4 months ago, Ferndale Unified School District
2020-2021 Staff Photo
School Supply Lists
4 months ago, Ferndale Elementary School
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Image of Mrs. Busher's 5th Grade year end picnic
6 months ago, Ferndale Unified School District
Image of 5th grade picnic
Images of Field Day 2021
6 months ago, Ferndale Unified School District
Image of Field Day
Image of Field Day
Image of Field Day
Image of Field Day
Thanks to these 7th grade students that were ushers for the 8th grade graduation.
6 months ago, Ferndale Unified School District
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Mrs. Calvi's 6th graders trip to the Cat Shack the last week of school
6 months ago, Ferndale Unified School District
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Mrs. Busher's 5th grade state project: In celebration of our 50 states, students researched and assembled floats to represent the state of their choice. These 3D floats displayed flags, maps, resources, animals and other symbols that are unique to the state they selected.
6 months ago, Ferndale Unified School District
Image of state float project
Image of state float project
Image of state float project
Image of state float project
Year end festivities: Kindergarten celebrates the letter "C" with camp day. Their desks were made into tents, they read their favorite books as well as other activities.
6 months ago, Ferndale Unified School District
Image of students reading at camp day
Image of students reading at camp day
Image of a student reading at camp day
The last day of 20-21 school year is this Thursday, June 17th, at regular release time, 1:00pm. First day of the 21-21 school year is August 30th. Have a nice summer
6 months ago, Ferndale Unified School District
Good evening Ferndale Schools’ Family, In light of the changes at the state level tomorrow, we would like to clarify that the Memorandum of Understanding with the Ferndale Unified Teachers’ Association and our district’s COVID Reopening Plan require masks to be worn at school for the entire 2020-2021 school year. We have done so well and are so proud of our great accomplishments during in person classes this year. We only have a couple days left. Please encourage your student(s) to continue to wear their masks correctly and follow the protocols in the district plan that allowed us to re-open our campuses when many other districts did not. Thank you and have a great close to the school year! Buenas tardes Familia de Ferndale Schools, Con los cambios del nivel estatal hoy, nos gustaría aclarar que el Memorando de Entendimiento con la Asociación de Maestros Unificados de Ferndale y el Plan de Reapertura COVID de nuestro distrito requieren que se usen máscaras en la escuela durante todo el año escolar 2020-2021. Hemos hecho muy bien este año con las máscaras y estamos muy orgullosos de nuestros logros durante las clases presenciales. Solo nos quedan un par de días. Por favor anime a su (s) estudiante (s) a que continúen usando sus máscaras correctamente y sigan los protocolos en el plan del distrito que nos permitieron reabrir nuestras escuelas cuando muchos otros distritos no lo hicieron. ¡Gracias y que tenga un gran fin de año escolar!
6 months ago, Beth Anderson
Interested in a coaching position at Ferndale Elementary School? Contact A.D. Rex Rigney at rrigney@ferndalek12.org for a list of current openings.
6 months ago, Ferndale Unified School District
Second grade students in Mrs. Currier's class are getting acquainted with the chicks that recently hatched in their room. Thanks to board member Jerry Hansen who makes this project possible.
7 months ago, Ferndale Unified School District
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Image of student holding baby chick
U.S. Forest Service Six Rivers brought Smokey Bear to visit Ferndale Elementary School primary classes today. Smokey talked to the kids about campfire safety and keeping our forests safe. They also enjoyed seeing USFS engine 351.
7 months ago, Ferndale Unified School District
Image of students with Smokey Bear
Image of class with Smokey Bear
Thank you DCI! Ferndale Elementary School would like to thank DCI Builders for donating their labor and installing new windows in the FES gym. Prior to DCI's help, cold air and rain were getting in the gym and warm air out. The gym is now much warmer, and the utility bills have gone down. Thanks again DCI for your continued support of Ferndale Elementary.
8 months ago, Ferndale Unified School District
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Spring Break/No School April 12th-16th
9 months ago, Ferndale Elementary School
Ferndale Elementary Healthy Kids Survey: https://wested.ugam-apps.com/wed/ts/uY3H The California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS) is an anonymous, confidential survey of school climate and safety, student wellness, and youth resiliency. It is administered to students at grades five, seven, nine, and eleven. It enables schools and communities to collect and analyze data regarding local youth health risks and behaviors, school connectedness, school climate, protective factors, and school violence.
9 months ago, Ferndale Unified School District
Congratulations to Ferndale's 7th grader Tinnley Pidgeon, who won first place with her history day project in the NHD North Bay Competition. She competed in the 6th – 8th grade individual documentary category which included entries from Sonoma, Marin, and Humboldt Counties. Tinnley’s documentary was about the use of carrier pigeons during wartime and the lives they saved. When asked about her film, she stated that she spent most of her President’s break working on it. Tinnely will now represent Humboldt County at the California National History Day competition in May. She is the daughter of Beckie McCanless of Ferndale and Matthew Pidgeon of Redding.
9 months ago, Ferndale Unified School District
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Kindergarten Registration - 2021/2022 School Year Please stop by the office, we are available Monday - Friday from 8:00 am - 3:30 pm. If you have any questions please contact us at 786-5300, we look forward to meeting you.
9 months ago, Ferndale Elementary School
Welcome to our new board members!
10 months ago, Ferndale Unified School District
Ferndale High School and Ferndale Elementary School Logos