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April Lunch Orders Due 12 p.m. March 20 

Click here to download the April 2015 school lunch order form. Orders are due by noon Fri., March 20. Pay for lunch orders with cash (exact change only) or check in the school office, or pay online with MealTime (minimum deposit & user fee apply). Questions about the school lunch program? Contact Karen Torry at FGCS is an equal opportunity employer and provider.


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 hot 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

Empty Bowls Feast March 19 to Fight Hunger in Our Community

FGCS is hosting an Empty Bowls Feast on Thursday, March 19 at the Forest Grove UCC Church.  Tickets are available in the office through March 13 for a suggested donation $10, but all are welcome regardless of contribution level. Empty Bowls is a worldwide grassroots movement to end hunger. The premise of Empty Bowls is simple: individuals make handcrafted bowls, which are used to serve a simple meal of soup and bread. Participants take home a bowl at the end of the feast as a reminder of all the empty bowls in the world. Level 2 and 4 students are making bowls in preparation for the feast; Level 1 and 3 students will make soup and bread. Proceeds from our feast will benefit Family Bridge, a local program supporting families in need. 


 Open Enrollment January 15-April 1

The initial enrollment period for the 2015-16 school year starts Jan. 15 and runs through April 1. Click here for enrollment forms and detailed information about how to enroll your child in FGCS. If you submitted an application for enrollment for the current school year but have not been offered a classroom space, you must submit new forms for 2015-16. Contact enrollment secretary Vickie Jares at 503-359-4600 with questions about enrollment or to schedule a school tour. For questions about our school program, please contact principal Vanessa Gray at or 503-359-4600. 


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Learn more about 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 March 12

The FGCS Board of Directors will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thurs., March 12 in the Art Room. Board meetings are open to the public and all are welcome. Click here to view the March agenda. 

Parent Group Meeting March 17


The next FGCS Parent Group will be 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday, March 17 in the Art Room. Sorry, child care is not available at this meeting. Contact Megan Joseph at with any questions about Parent Group. 


2014-15 School Calendar 

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.