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Mandatory Registration Meetings for New Families

Parents/guardians enrolling students for the first time must attend a registration session this summer to complete the enrollment process. These mandatory sessions are set for 5:30 p.m. Weds., Aug. 5 and 9 a.m. Sat., Aug. 8 at FGCS. If you cannot attend at these times, you must contact principal Vanessa Gray at v.gray@fgcschool. org. Failure to attend or contact the principal will result in the loss of your student's spot at FGCS.  

 

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 k.torry@fgcschool.org.FGCS 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 k.torry@fgcschool.org 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 information@fgcschool.org.

 

2015-16 School Calendar

Click here to view or download a copy of the 2015-16 FGCS calendar. The first day of school is Wednesday, September 2. Family vists, a time when parents and students sit down with teachers to chat informally about the year ahead, will take place on Wednesday, August 27 and Thursday, August 28. Watch this site and your inbox for more information about family visits later in the summer. As you peruse our calendar, keep in mind that the FGCS calendar tracks the District calendar for major holidays and vacations, but there are some differences, including conference days. Please always refer to this calendar to keep track of when students are in school and when there are days off. 

 

Farewell, Graduating 8th Graders! 

One of our favorite moments in this year's Bridging Ceremony was this video tribute to our graduating 8th grade students produced by Level 4 teacher Chris Stanton. 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

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    

 

Next Board Meeting September 8th 

The next meeting of the FGCS Board of Directors will be Tues., Sept. 8 at 6:30 p.m. in the Art Room. The Board will not meet in July or August. Click here for information about the FGCS Board, including meeting agendas and minutes.  

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

  

 

 

 


 

 

  

 

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