Greetings Ferndale Golden Eagles,
Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year!
It feels like it was only yesterday when I wrote my first principal message to you. I am excited to start a new school year. It’s hard to believe, but we will be moving into our new school this school year! When we broke ground two years ago, it felt like it was going to be a long road ahead of us. Now, our new gym facilities will be available for student use on the first day of school and we’ll officially transition to the new building after winter break. There have been a few delays along the way, because of supply shortages after the pandemic, but our contractors have been working very hard to meet deadlines so our students, staff and community can utilize the new school as soon as possible. Thank you, Cornerstone, and everyone else on the construction site, for making our dreams become reality. Of course, I also can’t thank our community enough for its ongoing support and approving the bond measure that paid for this beautiful gift.
In addition to the new school, I’m also extremely excited to welcome our new superintendent, Dr. Kristi Dominguez, to our district. I am looking forward to working closely with Dr. Dominguez and the Ferndale and Lummi communities. This school year, as part of our school improvement plan, one goal we’ll focus on is creating a sense of belonging for all our students. We believe that all our students need to feel loved and respected. When students feel a sense of belonging at school, and in the classroom, it can increase their educational success and social and emotional outcomes.
This year, we’ll continue to send out a weekly 411 to our students and families so everyone is in the loop and on the same page with what’s going on at FHS. We’ll also continue this year to communicate with families through ParentSquare. If you have any questions, please reach out to us. Thank you, and cheers to a super exciting school year ahead of us!
Mrs. Ravinder K. Dhillon
Ferndale High School Principal
“It’s a Matter of Pride”