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School District: Walk-out may raise anxiety – counselors to be available Monday

After Friday’s student walk-out to protest claims of sexual assaults and harassment at Ferndale High School and lack of response when reported, the Ferndale School District sent an email to My Ferndale News announcing they would be providing counselors for “any student who wants to talk about issues related to sexual violence.”

We are deeply concerned that our students are experiencing anxiety or feeling unsafe at school. The student walkout on Friday afternoon may raise anxiety levels for some students and we plan to have counselors available on Monday to support any student who wants to talk about issues related to sexual violence.

We have a four step protocol in regard to student report of sexual assault or violence:

1. Believe, support and validate. Every time. No exception.

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๐—”๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฐ๐˜‚๐—ฐ๐˜‚๐—บ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—น๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜? ๐Ÿฅ’ โฃ
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Long post ahead...apologies but cucumbers are complicated. ๐Ÿ˜‰โฃ
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We are still a little ways from having cucumbers available, but our list is filling up. If you would like to get on the list, please email us at boxxberryfarm@gmail.com with the following information:โฃ
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โ€ข Your full nameโฃ
โ€ข Your phone number โฃ
โ€ข How many 25 lb boxes you wantโฃ
โ€ข Size of cucumber you want (small or medium)โฃ
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**๐—ฃ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐—ฒ ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ณ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—ณ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—บ ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐˜€๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ฝ๐˜‚๐˜ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—ฒ ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—น๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—น ๐˜‚๐˜€ ๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜€๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ. ๐—ช๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐—ฝ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ ๐—ถ๐˜**โฃ
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We plant two fields of cucumbers so we have about a 3-4 week period of being able to supply cucumbers. We pick what is ready in the morning and then the calling starts. We start at the top of the list. If people arenโ€™t ready, we move on to the next person on the list. โฃ
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We highly suggest that you be as ready as possible when we call you. Also, most people donโ€™t have a walk in cooler at their home to keep their cucumbers, so itโ€™s pretty important to not wait too long after getting them to make your pickles. โฃ
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If we have extra boxes of cucumbers that no one on our list is ready for, we will advertise on social media for anyone to come buy them. Even with a list of 500+ people, we still have people not ready. Calling so many people is labor intensive and itโ€™s very helpful when people are ready. Please be ready! โ˜บ๏ธโฃ
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We will have fresh dill and garlic available to buy in our store also at an extra cost. โฃ
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๐—ช๐—ฒ ๐—ฑ๐—ผ ๐—ป๐—ผ๐˜ ๐˜€๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜† ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ฐ๐˜‚๐—ฐ๐˜‚๐—บ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€! โฃ
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Prices:โฃ
โ€ข $40 for a 25 lb box of medium cucumbersโฃ
โ€ข $44 for a 25 lb box of small cucumbers โฃ
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#boxxberryfarm #pnw #cucumbers #pickles #whatcomcounty #veggies #canning โฃ

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๐—”๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฐ๐˜‚๐—ฐ๐˜‚๐—บ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—น๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜? ๐Ÿฅ’ โฃ
โฃ
Long post ahead...apologies but cucumbers are complicated. ๐Ÿ˜‰โฃ
โฃ
We are still a little ways from having cucumbers available, but our list is filling up. If you would like to get on the list, please email us at boxxberryfarm@gmail.com with the following information:โฃ
โฃ
โ€ข Your full nameโฃ
โ€ข Your phone number โฃ
โ€ข How many 25 lb boxes you wantโฃ
โ€ข Size of cucumber you want (small or medium)โฃ
โฃ
**๐—ฃ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐—ฒ ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ณ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—ณ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—บ ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐˜€๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ฝ๐˜‚๐˜ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—ฒ ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—น๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—น ๐˜‚๐˜€ ๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜€๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ. ๐—ช๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐—ฝ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ ๐—ถ๐˜**โฃ
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We plant two fields of cucumbers so we have about a 3-4 week period of being able to supply cucumbers. We pick what is ready in the morning and then the calling starts. We start at the top of the list. If people arenโ€™t ready, we move on to the next person on the list. โฃ
โฃ
We highly suggest that you be as ready as possible when we call you. Also, most people donโ€™t have a walk in cooler at their home to keep their cucumbers, so itโ€™s pretty important to not wait too long after getting them to make your pickles. โฃ
โฃ
If we have extra boxes of cucumbers that no one on our list is ready for, we will advertise on social media for anyone to come buy them. Even with a list of 500+ people, we still have people not ready. Calling so many people is labor intensive and itโ€™s very helpful when people are ready. Please be ready! โ˜บ๏ธโฃ
โฃ
We will have fresh dill and garlic available to buy in our store also at an extra cost. โฃ
โฃ
๐—ช๐—ฒ ๐—ฑ๐—ผ ๐—ป๐—ผ๐˜ ๐˜€๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜† ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ฐ๐˜‚๐—ฐ๐˜‚๐—บ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€! โฃ
โฃ
Prices:โฃ
โ€ข $40 for a 25 lb box of medium cucumbersโฃ
โ€ข $44 for a 25 lb box of small cucumbers โฃ
โฃ
#boxxberryfarm #pnw #cucumbers #pickles #whatcomcounty #veggies #canning โฃ
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So excited to make pickles! Glad on got on the list!

Please let us know if you get the email please Just emailed you

Do you have any in the store now sold by the pound?

Megan Young

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2. Tell the student you are going to contact the School Counselor.

3. Determine if a report is required. School employees are mandatory reporters and in cases involving minor students, we have a duty to protect students by reporting any incidents of sexual assault or violence. ย 

4. Contact the School Counselor who will tell the student that they are required to report to law enforcement or CPS and invite the student to participate in the report.

These protocols are non-negotiable. All staff in the District, classified and certificated, are required to sign off that they have read them on an annual basis. ย 

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We always encourage students to share concerns with a trusted staff member so that we can help them.

Organizers of Friday’s walk-out told My Ferndale News the walk-out was intended to bring attention to sexual harassment and assaults they said they and others were experiencing. Walk-out participants said their reports had not been adequately dealt with when reported so the problems continue.

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