Forest Glen Newsletter

June 4th, 2021

~Early Release Day (Grades K-4) and Last Day of School - June 9th. School will be dismissed at 1:25 pm

~If your child has not yet returned their library books, please have them do so ASAP. Thank you!

End of Year Updates

  • June 7th - All school assembly at Bay Port Stadium
  • June 9th - School Yearbook Distribution and Signing - Yearbooks will be distributed on Wednesday, June 9th. Students will have an opportunity to sign one another’s yearbooks on that day. If students did not order a yearbook, a Timbertail Memories booklet will be provided for their fellow classmates to sign.
  • June 9th - 4th Grade Graduation Parade - Click here for info!
  • Weekly Newsletter - The last newsletter for the school year will be published on Friday, June 4th.
  • Medication at School - If your child has over the counter or prescription medication at school, please remember to pick it up by the last day of school. We will dispose of any medications left at school.
  • First Day of School for the 2021/2022 School Year - September 1st
  • Click here for the 2021/2022 School Supply List.
  • Click here for the 2021/2022 HSSD Calendar

Report Cards

Report cards will be ready to view on Friday, June 11th at 6:00 pm. Please watch for the email that will be sent to all families on that day.

Forest Glen Yearbooks Still Available

We have a limited amount of yearbooks available for purchase in the office! The cost is $15.50 and can be submitted via cash or check (please make checks payable to Forest Glen Elementary).
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Digital Summer Family Guide

As we head into summer, we curated this Digital Summer Family Guide that includes valuable technology information, troubleshooting steps and online safety tips to support you and your child at home. If you have technology issues over summer, the HSSD Technology Department can support you. The Technology Department contact information and forms are located at the bottom of the guide.


Thank you for your support,

Library Media/Technology Integration Specialist Team

Under the Sea Day

Reminder to Parents

If your student plans to ride their bike or walk to school, please make sure they do not arrive earlier than 8:20am. That is the time that our doors open and their is no supervision before that time. Thank you!

Car Tags

Attention Parents of K-3rd Grade Students ~

At the end of the school year, please be sure to put your car tag in a safe place where you will remember (preferably your vehicle's glove box). Next year you will need to use the car tag that has already been issued to your family, we do not issue new ones for each school year. Thank you!

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Important Dates to Remember

  • June 9th - Last Day of School (K-12) - Early release at 1:25pm (Grades K-4 Only)
  • June 9th - End of Fourth Quarter
  • June 14th - July 2nd - Summer School Session I
  • July 6th - July 23rd - Summer School Session II

~Community Corner~

Tennis Camp

Sign your student up for Advantage Tennis Camp! This event is for ages 4-18 and will be held at the Bay Port tennis courts. Sessions start on June 21st. Click here for registration and details.
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School Nutrition Info


USDA Funds School Meals To-Go Through June 30, 2021

School Meals To-Go are free for all students 18 and under through June 30, 2021. This service is provided by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).


January 15th through June: - ALL families can pick up at one of our three locations (no sign up is required):

  • Bay View - 10:30am-5:30 pm
  • Meadowbrook - 4:00-5:30 pm
  • Bay Harbor - 4:00-5:30 pm


At this time, at home deliveries via bus will only be available when students are 100% virtual. We apologize for any inconvenience and hope to see you curbside.


If you have any questions, please contact Kim Paulson at kimpaul@hssdschools.org. For any weather-related cancellations, please see HSSD’s website with the most current information regarding weather or program time changes. Thank you for allowing us to serve your families and the community!


If you think your student may qualify for meal benefits based on your household size and income and have not completed an application yet, you can fill one out online at: http://www.myschoolapps.com/application. If you have any lunch account or meal benefit eligibility questions, please call (920) 662-7723.

When to Call the COVID Hotline

Please call the COVID hotline if your student or anyone else in your household has any of the following symptoms:


Cough

Shortness of Breath

Sore Throat

Runny Nose/Congestion

Muscle or Body Aches

Fatigue

Nausea/Vomiting

Headache

Diarrhea

Fever of 100.4 or higher

From Your School Board Representative Jason Potts

STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE TO THE BOARD


A student representative is the representation of students' opinions, concerns, and views to the Board of Education. It is a voice critical to the success of students' education and time spent in school. Any school district with a student representative knows the positive changes and decisions they make based on the feedback they receive and further

student engagement in the district. The Howard Suamico School District effectively listens and gives value to a student representative. Feedback, appreciative or criticism, is used as a motivational tool to further what they serve to students and strengthen the link between students and staff. The Board of Education gives the student representative the ability

to communicate concerns families are hesitant to share about their children and bring to meetings the views of the student body.


I, Sahra Ahmed, feel delighted with having the opportunity and honor to serve as a student representative on the school board for two terms during the school years 2019-2020 and 2020-2021. The Board meetings are attended by board members, district members, and staff who attend to listen to each other, update on current developments, and share successes. While paying attention to the exchange of information, I was excited to share this with my friends and classmates, the renovations, how different education at HSSD would become in the future, and so much more. From my experience, I believe that the board meetings provide an excellent opportunity to share what matters to me the most, receive responses and gain progress. We own our experiences. However, I was able to attend meetings with joy and comfort because the board members spoke to me with kindness and respect and helped me react with a positive attitude and confidence.


While I attended school and sat in a classroom with students my age, it was unimaginable to change the narrative and sit in a room amongst board members. It gave me a chance for personal development. I think about the future often and realize my life will become meaningful. Being a student representative to a school board gives me a title that I can use and a role I never expected I would hold, making me believe that I can achieve much more and identify this as my significant experience. Initially, I shared with the board members my goal to become a Lawyer, but my experience as a student representative has changed my career direction and university. I realize how it feels to contribute to a team, be in a comfortable environment, and tend to that which brings happiness. During COVID19, the Board of Education demonstrated its critical role in the educational process. The vision for the school year changed; in-person classes changed to virtual, and teachers and staff were provided with protection in school. The board’s role to adapt to changes and the pandemic made the educational process continue for students and made it possible for schools to carry out procedures safely. All necessary steps were taken to provide students a safe educational environment and learning. During meetings, board members held public community sessions, and they had the responsibility to provide guidance, resources, and information to stop the spread of COVID19. As a student who worried about getting exposed to COVID19, I want to thank the HSSD Board of Education for their leadership and response to the pandemic. I also want to thank the board members for allowing me to serve on the school board as a student representative, and I very much appreciate your support during this time.


For more information about the Howard-Suamico School District, please visit our website at www.hssdschools.org.