Greetings Ferndale Eagles,
I am very excited to announce that I will be the new Ferndale High School principal for the 2021/2022 school year! It was a dream come true when I learned that I was going to be the principal at FHS. Why you might ask? I feel very fortunate that I will have the opportunity to be part of a community that has a tremendous amount of pride in Ferndale High School. My goal as the new principal is to continue to teach our students to show perseverance, lead with respect, act with integrity, show dedication and aim for excellence.
I first started my journey at FHS two years ago as an assistant principal. Prior to beginning a new path in administration, I was a Chemistry teacher for 15 years in Langley BC, Canada. I was born and raised in London, UK until the age of 9 and then I moved to Canada with my family. Currently, I live in Ferndale with my FHS alumni husband and three boys.
Beginning in the fall, there is going to be lot of exciting changes at Ferndale High. We have hired many new staff including administrators, teachers and para educators. Not only will there be a lot of new staff, construction of the new high school is in full swing. It is super exciting to see our new school come to formation in the initial stages. We are on track and hope to transition to our new school in the winter of 2023.
I am relieved and thankful that our students will be returning to school for in-person learning this fall. In the spring of 2020, it was very challenging for our students to learn remotely and a struggle for our staff to teach online. As you are aware, we are still living in the midst of this horrible pandemic. But the good news is that we can safely have our students and staff back in the building as long as we mask up, practice physical distancing and stay home when feeling flu-like symptoms.
We will continue to send out a weekly 411 to our students and families so you are in the loop on what is going on at FHS each week. Thank you and please feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions or concerns.
Mrs. Ravinder K. Dhillon
Ferndale High School Principal