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September Lunch Menu Available - Orders Due Aug. 29

FGCS is pleased to be offering a hot lunch program this year! Click here to download the September menu and here to read descriptions of the entrees. Lunch costs $3/day but students may qualify for free or reduced-price meals. Applications for meal benefits are included in student registration packets and are archived on the Documents page under School Lunch Program Information. You may pay with credit/debit online for lunch with MealTime (user fee & minimum deposit apply) or with cash/check in the school office.



Summer Park Days Schedule

The FGCS Parent Group invites all FGCS families (current and incoming) to Summer Park Days! We'll be gathering 4-7 p.m. every Thursday in a different local park for an evening of fun, games, play and conversation. You don't need to bring anything but may want to consider bringing outdoor toys or games to share, a picnic and chairs or blankets to sit on. Click here for a list of dates and locations. Hope to see you at the park! 


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 are send home 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.


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



Back-to-School Family Potluck Fri., Sept. 5

The annual FGCS back-to-school family potluck will take place 5-6:30 p.m. Fri., Sept. 5 at Thatcher Park in Forest Grove. Please bring a dish to share and reusable tableware (plates, utensils, glasses. The potluck is a great place to catch up with old friends and make new ones as the new school year goes into full swing. We hope you will join us!


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., Weds., 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 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.


News and Events  

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.



Board Meeting Sept. 9

The FGCS Board of Directors will meet 7 p.m. Tues., Sept. 9 in the Art Room. The agenda will be posted here prior to the meeting. Board meetings are open to the public and all are welcome.