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May Lunch Orders Due April 25

The May 2014 school lunch menu is now available. Click here to download a copy or ask for one in the school office. Orders are due by noon Fri., April 25. Check boxes next to the days your student wants lunch, then turn form and payment into the office. Pay with cash or check in the office, or pay with credit/debit online with MealTime (user fee & minimum deposit apply). FGCS is an equal opportunity provider and employer under the National School Lunch Program. 


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 $3.25/day but families who qualify may receive school lunch free or at a reduced price (currently 40 cents). 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 are send home by email month and can be found on theDocuments 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.


2013-14 School Calendar

Click here to download the 2013-14 school calendar. Please note that there are some differences between the our calendar and calendars for other District schools, so always check this calendar for accurate information about FGCS.

FGCS Daily Schedule

School starts at 8:50 a.m. Monday-Friday. Please note that FGCS does not follow the District's Wednesday late start. Level 1 students dismiss at 3:05 p.m. Mon.-Thurs.; Levels 2, 3 and 4 students dismiss at 3:20 p.m. Mon.-Thurs. All students dismiss at 1:05 p.m. Fridays.

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

Spring Garden Events

We're getting our school gardens ready for spring planting and classroom visits - come out and lend a hand! Here's the garden work party schedule:

  • 1-3 p.m. Fri., May 9 Back Yard Work Party. The Back Yard is located on Main Street just south of 19th Ave., 1 block from FGCS. The Back Yard is a garden space that FGCS stewards in partnership with Woodfold Mfg. and Friends of Historic Forest Grove. 
  • 1-3 p.m. Fri., May 30 Back Yard Work Party and Ice Cream Social  

If you can't make it to work parties but would like to help out, we have garden jobs you could do on your own schedule: Mowing, weeding, seed organizing, greenhouse organizing, compost moving and more! Contact Teresa at or 503-359-4600, ext. 111.  





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  

Earth Day Bike Ride Will Roll April 25

The 5th Annual FGCS Earth Day Bike Ride will hit the road on Fri., April 25. All FGCS students and their parents/guardians are invited to participate! The ride celebrates Earth Day by promoting cycling as a healthy, fun, earth-friendly form of exercise and transportation. The ride will start from the school parking lot at 2 p.m., with riders returning back to FGCS by about 3:30.   Click here for a student permission form. You may also pick up a form in the school office or in your child's classroom during student-led conferences on Thurs., April 17.  Please note these important rules for the bike ride: All cyclists, students and adults, must wear bike safety helmets. All Level 1 and 2 students must right with a parent/guardian and parents must supervise Level 1 and 2 students between 1:05 dismissal and 2 p.m. start of the ride. The ride is for bicycles only; no skateboards, scooters, etc. Questions? Contact Chris Stanton at c.stanton@fgcschool or Karen Torry at