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Forrest Road Elementary School

2/15-3/15 2021-2022 PreK Enrollment

3/1-3/5 Read Across America Week See flyer for details

3/16 Early Release Day

IMPORTANT!

Our next Early Release Day will be Tuesday, March 16! Please be prepared for your child to be dismissed from school at 12:00 noon that day!

Please see the PowerPoint here from the district for more information and the new calendar here.

Read Across America Week

The week of March 1-5 is Read Across America Week. Click here for information on what to wear each day.

 

Our Book Fair is here!

Click here for more information.

Pre-K Enrollment

Enrollment for students in Pre-K in the 2021-2022 school year is approaching. Click here for more information.

Thank you to our PIE, the Columbus Police Department!

CPD donated toboggans and gloves for our Wildcats to help keep them warm!

Congratulations to the Wildcats who made Honor Roll and Principal’s List for the 2nd Nine Weeks!

We are so proud of you all!

Congratulations to our FRE Spelling Bee Champion and Runner Up!

Way to go!

Parents:

Do you need extra resources for your child?

Click here to see what we offer and then call Ms. Harris at the school to learn about how to obtain and use these resrouces.

Is Your Child Struggling to Read?

Please join us by clicking the link below to watch a video with some helpful tips and strategies that parents can use at home to help your child become successful at reading.

Be sure to click the Parent Sign In Link to let us know that you watched video and to leave any comments or feedback!

For more information, view the flyer here.

To view the video, click here.

Don’t forget to sign in here!

Congratulations to our Employee of the Month, Mrs. Keasha Wooten! Thank you for all that you do!

Please note that everyone entering the building must wear a face covering for the safety of our students and staff. We appreciate your cooperation, support, and understanding on this matter.

If Your Child is Sick…

If your child becomes symptomatic of COVID-19, please read the attached letter for information with MCSD’s policies regarding students who are sick.

If your child is returning to traditional school practices, please read this letter from Mr. Aviles regarding school policies.

Forrest Road T-Shirts and Masks

We have 2020-2021 FRE t-shirts and masks for sale in our office.

T-Shirts are light blue and are $10. The front says “Forrest Road Elementary 2020-2021” on a printed mask and the back says “Inspiring Young Minds to Mask Up and Change the World.”

Masks are dark blue and are $7. They have a picture of a wildcat and say “Forrest Road Elementary.”

Call the office to get yours today! 706-565-3062

Ms. Lightholder’s Virtual Library

Announcements from Our Media Center

  • We now offer curbside pickup for virtual students! Click here to learn more!
  • Click here to view Mrs. Lightholder’s Canvas page to see what our library offers.

Weekly Participation Rubric

Parents, please note that while we are learning virtually, that we will be giving participation grades for use in Achieve 3000, Lexia, and IXL.

Please see the attached rubric to see how your child’s teacher will grade your child’s participation.

Volunteers Needed!

We love having parents as partners and volunteers to ensure that our Parent and Family Engagement Program is meaningful, supports student achievement, and builds capacity and effective relationships. Parents who sign up to be a Parent Volunteer can help our school build bridges between the home and school. Parents can be used to help with virtual school workshops and school activities, serve on school committees, and be used as a point of contact when needed. Even in the midst of a pandemic, we can work and serve together. Thank you in advance for your support!

– Ms. Harris, Parent Liaison

Click here to submit your name as a volunteer.

Laundry Services Assistance

If you need assistance for laundry services, please see this flyer for information. Also, fill out this form and send it to the school.

How to Sign Up for Parent Portal in Infinite Campus

Parents, the best way to keep up with your child’s grades is to sign up for the Parent Portal in Infinite Campus. Click here to learn how to set up your account.

Pairing Parents with Students Accounts in Canvas

If a parent would like to follow their child in Canvas as an “Observer” and receive updates of announcements and class activities, they will need the “pairing code” to setup their account. [gview...

Mifi Instructions

If you have a Mifi device, please see the attached for instructions.

School Supply Lists

Please see the attached files for the MCSD school supply list for Pre-K through 5th grade as well as Forrest Road's school supply lists by grade level and a list requested from our art teacher, Ms. Wharton. Please note that everyone entering the building must wear a...

Uniform Policy

Please see the attached file for information about our school uniform.

2020-2021 Back to School Information

Please keep checking this post as it will be updated as we get more information.

Important Announcements

Let’s Give a Big Wildcat Welcome to Our New Guidance Counselor, Ms. Stevens!

 

Find her website here.

Georgia Hope

We at Forrest Road were chosen to participate in a wonderful program called Georgia Hope. Please watch the video below to learn more.

 

5th Grade Parents!

Please click here (or click the “5th grade” link above) to view our new 5th grade page and learn about the magnet programs offered by our fabulous middle schools in Muscogee County!

Student Helpdesk for Digital Needs

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your school issued electronic device or school-associated programs, please call 706-748-2271 Monday-Friday from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

Forrest Road’s After School Enrichment Program

Parents can now sign up their student(s) for the after-school program. We will begin taking registration applications on Tuesday the 8th and will accept them daily for all those parents interested in signing up for the program. Thursday the 10th we will have someone here until 6 in the evening to help with registration. Students of all grade levels can sign up. The program will begin on 9-14-2020.

Click here and here to view the handbook and flyer to learn more.

School Hours and Checkout Procedures

7:15-7:45 Breakfast
8:00-2:30 School in session
Parents please note that the cut-off time to check out students is 2:00. In order to check out your child, all adults must have a picture ID and must be on the registration form as someone who is okay to check out your child.

In Loving Memory of Mariah Lewis

On December 17, 2020, we planted a tree in memory of Mariah Lewis. Click here to watch the video of the dedication ceremony.

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