FHS News & UPdates - 01.15.21
We are now halfway through our year together. It certainly has been one that has pushed us to new heights and depths in many parts of our lives. I think back to the beginning of our school year and having a hard time fully visualizing what virtual learning might look like for our students, families, and staff. Looking back, I am in awe of the strength and tenacity that our FHS Eagles have demonstrated. Students rose up to the challenge of logistically meeting online each day, organizing materials, planning their days for completing work, and staying connected with one another. Families are supporting our students at home with their learning by creating spaces, providing guidance and coaching, and encouragement to continue achieving. Staff continually try to find ways to connect with students and build meaningful relationships. We have persevered and grown as a learning community through this experience thanks to each of you!
As we embark on semester two, I want to take a moment to remind us of our commitment to one another. Let’s continue to extend kindness and grace as we show up for each moment.
Thank you for your partnership,
Ms. Radhika Issac
Principal, Ferndale High School
Instagram & Facebook @radhika.issac
Desk Phone: 248.586.8622
Google Voice Phone/Text: 248.916.9229
REMIND: Being in virtual learning has created a greater reliance on digital communication. School related information is being shared through Remind. If you haven’t already, set up your Remind account by visiting www.remind.com/log_in or downloading the app at www.remind.com/send_the_app. You can personalize your settings to receive an email, text, or both.
Students need to click on “Log in with Google” to use their Ferndale account to sign in. This will connect them with each of their teachers automatically.
FHS NEWS SITE: Visit this site to stay updated with the latest news. It is updated with school news every two weeks. Link: www.ferndaleschools.org/schools/fhs/news/
SOCIAL MEDIA: Follow Ferndale Public Schools on Facebook for district information. You can also follow Radhika.Issac on Facebook and Instagram for FHS information.
Order your yearbooks at www.yearbookforever.com. The cost is $65 for each yearbook.
Attention Seniors: Since there are no senior dues for this year, yearbooks will need to be purchased by each family. Seniors that purchase their yearbooks before 1/29 get a free name stamp.
We would like to congratulate you on your senior year so far at Ferndale High School! Your senior year is a busy one and goes by quickly. There is some important information that we wanted to share with all of you. The FHS Senior Packet includes all things related to your senior year and will be updated periodically, so please check back for updates. Link: bit.ly/FHSSenior2021
We want to know how you are doing. We need to know how we can support you. With input from some of our students, we have created an FHS Check Up that will take you 2-4 minutes to complete. Thank you for your time and input! Link to Check Up: forms.gle/UwS4uan4Q1Ma9KaN7
The survey above was designed in collaboration with students! Completing the survey is one way to be heard. Another opportunity is to join a monthly gathering with the principal to share your perspective, feedback, and input on all things Ferndale High School. If you are interested in joining this conversation, reach out to Ms. Issac with an email to Radhika.Issac@ferndaleschools.org or text on Remind.
Each month, we are giving away Ferndale High School Swag to students! We have given away planners, masks, pens, lunch bags, hand sanitizers, and water bottles. We have many more FHS branded swag surprises to give away in the coming months. Our next dates for materials & swag are January 22, February 5, March 5, April 9, May 14.
Winter sports update. Starting Tuesday as follows: Students must bring their own water--masks must be on at all times. See links below for forms that must be completed if you did not play a fall sport.
WINTER SPORTS TRYOUT INFORMATION FOR 2020-2021
Girls Basketball 9-12 Grade
HS Gym Door 20
Boys Basketball Freshmen
HS Gym Door 20
Boys JV Basketball
HS Gym Door 20
Boys Varsity Basketball
HS Gym Door 20
Boys and Girls Bowling 9-12 FHS and UHS Sport
Waiting on Lanes to Open
Boys Swimming 9-12 FHS and UHS Sport
Wrestling 9-12 FHS and UHS Sport
If you have any questions or clarifications, please reach out to our administrative team.
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