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FHS News & UPdates - 01.15.21

—  PrinciPAL’s Note

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

—  Stay Informed

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.

COUNSELING UPDATES: Our counselors, Ms. Ellis & Mrs. Wiley send updates every other week. Check out the weekly Archived Counseling Newsletters 2020-2021. Link: bit.ly/FHSCounseling2020 

—  Yearbooks

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.

 Class of 2021

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 

—  Student Voice

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.

—  Monthly Materials & Swag Pick Up

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.

—  Athletics

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

Sport

Start Day

Date

Place

Time

Coach

Coach's Contact

Girls Basketball 9-12 Grade

Saturday

January 16

HS Gym Door 20

9:30-

11:30am

Keith Paris

coachkparis@gmail.com

Boys Basketball Freshmen

Tuesday

January 19

HS Gym Door 20

3:30-5:30pm

Dejon Curd

dlcurd@gmail.com

Boys JV Basketball

Tuesday

January 19

HS Gym Door 20

3:30-5:30pm

Dave Myers

abahooper50@gmail.com

Boys Varsity Basketball

Saturday

January 16

HS Gym Door 20

12pm-2pm

Juan Rickman

juan.rickman@yahoo.com

Boys and Girls Bowling 9-12 FHS and UHS Sport

TBD

Waiting on Lanes to Open

Luxury Lanes

TBD

Doug Melton

d-a-melton@live.com

Boys Swimming 9-12 FHS and UHS Sport

Tuesday

January 19

FHS Pool

3:30-5:30pm

Pat McNally

patrick.mcnally@ferndaleschools.org

Wrestling 9-12 FHS and UHS Sport

Tuesday

January 19

Wrestling Room

3:30-5:30pm

Danny Collins

danny.collins@ferndaleschools.org

 UPcoming Events

January 18

January 19

January 22

January 26

January 29

February 5

February 12

February 15 - 19

 FHS Supports

 Contact Us

If you have any questions or clarifications, please reach out to our administrative team.

Radhika Issac, Principal

Eric Bruner, Executive Vice Principal

Shaun Butler, Executive Vice Principal / Athletic Director


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