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January Lunch Orders Due 12 p.m. Dec. 19

Click here to download a copy of the January school lunch menu/order form. Orders are due no later than noon Fri., Dec. 19. Check boxes next to the days your student wants lunch, then turn the form in to the school office. Pay with cash (exact change) or check made out to FGCS, or pay with debit/credit online with MealTime (user fee & minimum deposit apply).


After-School & Evening Activities Canceled Dec. 18

All after-school and evening activities at FGCS are canceled for Thurs., Dec. 18 so staff can attend our annual staff holiday party. Activities scheduled for that date are: Math Programming, Tree House, 3rd Grade Math Support and the FGCS Parent Group meeting.


FGCS Daily Schedule

School starts promptly at 8:50 a.m. Monday-Friday. Doors open for students at 8:35 a.m. Please note that FGCS does not follow the District's Wednesday late start.

Level 1 students dismiss at 3:05 p.m. Monday-Thursday; Levels 2, 3 & 4 dismiss at 3:20 p.m. Monday-Thursday. All students dismiss at 1:05 p.m. on Fridays.

School Lunch Program Info

FGCS is a National School Lunch Program sponsor and offers a cold lunch program that meets all federal requirements for a healthy, nutritious lunch. Lunch costs $3/day but families who qualify may receive school lunch free or at a reduced price (currently 40 cents). Look for School Lunch Program Information on the Documents page for details and application forms. All students who want school lunch must order lunch monthly regardless of payment status so we know how much food to order. Menu/order forms are posted with the date orders are due and sent by email month and can be found on the Documents page or in the school office. Questions? Contact Karen Torry at is an equal opportunity provider.


Inclement Weather Reminder

FGCS follows the direction of the Forest Grove School District regarding school closures and delays due to bad weather. When we are notified of closure/delay, we will send out an all-school email message and post a notice here and on our Facebook page. You can get District weather/emergency notices via text message with FlashAlert. Click here to register. Questions? Contact Karen Torry at or 503-359-4600.

When to Keep Your Child Home from School

If your child isn't feeling well, it can be hard to know whether to send them to school or keep them home. While we want kids to be in school as much as possible, it's important for them to stay home when they are ill - for their own sake as well as to avoid infecting others. Click here to read guidelines for when to keep your child at home because of illness.


Student Records: Student & Parent Rights

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law that protects the private of student educational records by limiting third party access and keeping personally identifiable information confidential and by allowing students and their parents access to education records. Click here to read more about the FERPA rights of parents. Click here to read more about students' rights under FERPA. More ... 




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Welcome to the Forest Grove Community School

The Forest Grove Community School is a free public charter school that engages students in scholarship, stewardship and citizenship with the goal of educating for sustainability. We provide a caring, smaller school environment that challenges students to reach their highest potential through learning rooted in the local community. FGCS currently enrolls students in 1st through 8th grades.  We operate under a charter contract with the Forest Grove School District and are governed by an independent board of directors. We are an Oregon non-profit corporation and a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization. We serve students and families in and around Forest Grove, Oregon. We are located at 1914 Pacific Ave. in downtown Forest Grove, Oregon. You may contact us at 503-359-4600 or

Holiday Lights Recycling Round-Up Kicks Off Dec. 3

Are you changing out old holiday lights in favor of new energy-saving LED lights? Do you have burned-out old strands of lights you don't want to throw in the trash? Donate your old lights to the FGCS Holiday Lights Recycling Fundraiser! We will be collecting old holiday light strands to be recycled for cash, with the proceeds benefiting sustainability projects at FGCS. We can accept any old light strands - working or not working, with or without light bulbs. You don't even have to untangle them! Please spread the word - this effort is open to the community.

Drop off light strands for recycling at these locations:
  • FGCS - 1914 Pacific Ave., Forest Grove, during regular school hours (no collection at FGCS during winter break Dec. 22-Jan. 4)
  • Forest Grove Fire & Rescue - 1919 Ash St., Forest Grove
  • Forest Grove News Times - 2038 Pacific Ave., Forest Grove 
Questions? Contact parent volunteer Kelly White at or 971-205-2261or director of school operations Karen Torry at or 503-359-4600.





Global Youth Services Day at FGCS





Learn more about our school in this short video made for FGCS by students at Pacific University, one of our community partners. To schedule a school tour, call Vickie Jares at 503-359-4600. 





























Non-Discrimination Policy: No student or applicant for enrollment as a student at Forest Grove Community School shall be discriminated against in any educational program or activity on the basis of race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, ethnicity, national origin, disability, income level, proficiency in the English language or athletic ability. Enrollment of any student receiving special education services pursuant to an Individual Education Plan must be approved by the student's IEP team. No employee or applicant for employment shall be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, age, sex, religion, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation or disability.


News and Events   

Board Meeting Dec. 9

The FGCS Board of Directors will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tues., Dec. 9 in the Art Room. Click here to view the agenda. Board meetings are open to the public and all are welcome. 

No Parent Group Meeting in December

The December meeting of the FGCS Parent Group has been canceled because of scheduling conflicts. The next meeting will be Thurs., Jan. 15 in the Art Room.



2014-15 School Calendar Now Available

Click here to download a copy of the FGCS 2014-15 school calendar. The first day of school for all FGCS students is Thursday, September 4. Important Note: The FGCS school calendar is similar to the District's but there are some differences, including student conference dates. Please refer to this calendar for information about FGCS. 

Family & Student Handbook

Click here to download the 2014-15 Family & Student Handbook. The handbook contains important information about FGCS practices, including our disciplinary approach. We urge all FGCS families to carefully review the handbook with their students.