August 29th 2022

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This last week we welcomed back all staff and engaged in some learning around our school goals for the year. We also spent time getting to know one another and building community through various activities.

One activity in particular had staff work in teams to draw what it means to live out our Core Values: Well-Being, Stewardship, Innovation, Equity, and Personal Growth. Enjoy the pictures below of our fantastic staff!

We are ready to kick off the 2022-2023 school year by welcoming our FPMS students later this week ---- see you then!


School starts THIS week!

Forest Park Students will follow the district's staggered start for 5k-8th grade students.

Students with last names starting with A-K will report to school on Thursday September 1st. They will not attend school on Friday September 2nd.

Students with last names starting with L-Z will report to school on Friday September 2nd. They will not attend school on Thursday September 1st.

All students will report to school on Tuesday September 6th.

For more info on the staggered start, please click HERE.

A & B Day Schedule

Forest Park students will follow their A day schedule during the staggered start days, Thursday Sept 1st and Friday Sept 2nd.

When all students return on Tuesday Sept 6th they will follow their B day schedule. After that, the days will go back and forth between A days and B days. You can see the A/B schedule on the district's calendar HERE.

Morning Drop Off And Parent Pick Up Traffic

The following video provides a visual of the traffic pattern we use for our morning drop off and afternoon parent pick up. This is the same pattern we used last year.

We appreciate your support in making drop-off and pick-up as efficient as possible!

How To Report Your Student Absent

We are in the process of updating the Attendance Form for the 2022-23 school year. After Wednesday, August 31st, please check the FPS website or your School website under "Parents and Students." Click the Absence Reporting Form for the new attendance link. At that time you can begin to enter any attendance information. Thank you for your patience while we construct this new form and link.

We will continue to ask parents/guardians to use our absence reporting form to report student absences. The attendance form is also located as a button on the main school webpage and also under the “Parents Information” section.

This form will require you to enter your child’s six-digit student ID number and birthdate before you can report your child absent. Student specific medical information collected by the form will remain confidential and only be shared within the health and nursing services team.

Please remember to use our attendance form for ANY attendance related notification including students leaving early, arriving late or full day absences.

If you have any attendance related questions, please contact our attendance secretary, Sadie, at

Early Dismissals & Late Arrivals

If you come to pick up your student during the school day, we ask that you do not enter our building but instead pull up into the circle driveway outside of our main office. Your student will be watching for you and we will send them out to your car when they see that you have arrived. If you are waiting longer than a few minutes for your student, you may call our main office to check in (414-529-8250).

If you are dropping your student off late for any reason, you do not need to come into the school with your student. Please pull into our circle driveway outside of the main office where your student can enter and check in. We will give your student a pass to class and update their attendance at that time.

Please remember to use the absence reporting form on our website for ANY attendance related notification including students leaving early, arriving late or full day absences. Please do not send notes with your student to notify us of these changes.

Dropping Something Off For Your Student?

If you are dropping off a forgotten item for your student (lunch, Chromebook, etc.), please use our drop off cart located inside the main entrance near the office. To limit the amount of traffic in/out of our main office, we ask that you leave the item(s) on the cart and clearly label the item(s) with your student's first and last name. Post it notes and pens are provided on the cart.

In an effort to reduce the amount of interruptions to students and teachers in the classroom, most items will be delivered to students during their 3rd hour class unless the item is clearly needed right away (for example, the student's Chromebook). If an item is dropped off after 3rd hour, we will get the item to the student as soon as possible.

FPS Response to Communicable Disease (Including COVID-19)

As shared in our district newsletter on Friday, we want to make families aware of how we will continue to manage our prevention efforts surrounding diseases that can spread among individuals in a school setting. Please refer to the decision tree below (and linked here) for how to handle illness with your children and you can also refer to this health services document that details how we will approach communicable disease in our schools. As with any communicable disease, you will receive guidance from our nursing services staff on how long your child should be excluded from school based on their symptoms of illness or diagnosis as applicable.

Forest Park Spirit Wear Is Now Available!!

The Forest Park Spirit Wear Online Store is now open until September 6th. Please click HERE to view a variety of spirit wear options for both kids and adults.

All orders will be individually bagged and shipped to the school once complete. Please include your student's name in the recipient name spot on your order form to make it easier to distribute. Items should ship 4-6 weeks after the store closes.

Don't delay - get your items now before the store closes!

Forest Park Athletics & Activities

Registration for ATHLETICS is now open! Please visit this site to register your child for one of our athletic teams!

If your child is interested in participating in cross country, girls basketball, or poms please make sure to get them registered and upload a current/valid physical form. Practices/ tryouts for these sports will start on September 6 and athletes will not be able to participate if they do not have a current/valid physical form uploaded with their registration. If you are registered for these sports you will hear from the coach sometime this week!

Applications for Student Council and Yearbook are now open! Please have your child read through each application letter before applying for either of these clubs. Applications will be open until Friday, September 9 at 3:00 pm. You can also find the application links on the Athletics and Activities website.

Student Council Application

Yearbook Application

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our athletic and activities coordinator, Karisa Stiglitz, at

FEF Fall Children's Consignment Sale On Sept 17th

It's back! The Foundation's semi-annual children's consignment sale will be held on Sept 17th at Forest Park Middle School. There are still spots available for consignors and plenty of volunteer opportunities for students needing hours (did we mention we provide pizza and subs for our volunteers??) AND, the best part is all DONATED items that are not sold during the sale go toward Milwaukee-area nonprofits and charities that serve children. For more information concerning the sale and all of our upcoming events, go to our website at

Franklin Youth Girls Basketball Tryouts Sept 12-15

Franklin Youth Girls Basketball tryouts for the 2022-23 season will take place September 12th-15th. The schedule and locations for 4th-8th grade girls tryouts can be found here.

Please save time by registering in advance at (tab for Youth > Tryouts) or you can register at the door the night of your tryout. For questions regarding tryouts or the youth girls’ program, please send an email to

Franklin Youth Boys Basketball Tryouts Sept 11-15

Franklin Youth Boys Basketball tryouts for the 2022-23 season will take place September 11th-15th. New to the program this season -- we will be adding a 3rd grade tryout that will only meet for one tryout session. The schedule and locations for 3rd-8th grade girls tryouts can be found here. Teams will be posted the afternoon of Friday, September 16th.

Players will be expected at both tryout dates. Pre-registration for tryouts is mandatory and registration will close at 10 p.m. on Thursday, September 8th. The link for online registration is:

Franklin Boys Youth Basketball Tryout Registration.

FHS Youth Cheer Friday Night Football Clinic

Register your 1st through 8th grader now for our one night youth cheerleading clinic on Thurs 9/8 so your child can perform at the Friday 9/9 Football game! Learn cheers, dances, jumps, tumbling & stunts with your Franklin High School Cheerleaders on Thursday to then cheer & perform at halftime of the Franklin Varsity football game on Friday night. Click flier at side for more details and for all details, requirements and to register, please click here.

FHS Dance Youth Football Clinic for K-6

Register your Kindergarten through 6th Grade child for a FUN night with the Franklin High School Dance Team! Your child will learn a pom routine from the State Champion Franklin Varsity Dance Team and perform at halftime during the Franklin Varsity Football game on Friday, September 23rd. For all details, requirements and to register, please click here.

Open House: Thursday September 15th

Students and families are invited to Forest Park's Open House on Thursday 9/15 from 4pm-7pm. This is a great time to visit with teachers, tour the building and stop in the office to pay student fees. We will have no formal presentations from teachers during Open House.

School Supply Lists

School supply lists for 6th, 7th and 8th graders can be found on our website HERE.

Picture Day

Forest Park's picture day will take place on Wednesday September 28th during the school day. More info to come!

Check Out the Forest Park Facebook Page!

The Forest Park Middle School Facebook Page is now being updated regularly and you can head there to see the newest spirit wear photos from this week. Be sure to LIKE or FOLLOW the page so you get notified about updates!

Catch Up On District News

Please be sure to read the newest District Newsletter that comes out now every Friday. You can access all the issues here.

Guidance Counselors

Bernadette VanLith, 6th grade counselor

Ellen Montenero, 7th grade counselor

Mindy Greco, 8th grade counselor