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 email@example.com.
Background Checks Now Required for All FGCS Volunteers
Under a new school district policy, criminal background checks will be required for all volunteers starting with the 2014-15 school year. This includes, but is not limited to, classroom volunteers and Out & About chaperones.
We encourage all current and prospective volunteers to go to the link below as soon as possible to fill out the criminal background verification form online. There is no cost to the volunteer, and all information provided will remain confidential. Starting , individuals will not be allowed to volunteer until their background check has been approved. The conviction of a crime will not automatically disqualify a person from volunteering in a school. Each situation will be considered individually.
We appreciate all of our dedicated volunteers in the Forest Grove School District. If you have any questions about this new requirement, please contact director of school operations Karen Torry at firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-359-4600. Please click here to sign up to be a volunteer and submit a background check: https://www.
Note: Be sure to choose Forest Grove Community School from the list of schools provided in the online form. You may choose to register as a volunteer at multiple schools in the District.
Last Summer Potluck in the Back Yard Garden Sept. 19
Join us in the FGCS Back Yard Garden for the last garden potluck of the summer season 5-7 p.m., Fri., Sept 19, hosted by garden coordinator Erin Morgan. We'll share great food, then work together to help care for this special place. FGCS families and friends are invited! Interested in helping? Contact Erin at email@example.com. The Back Yard Garden is located on Main Street just south of 19th Ave., behind the Friends of Historic Forest Grove office, one block from FGCS.
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.