Forest Park Elementary

Good News Bears Back to School

Forest Park Elementary School

Main Office hours: 7:30-4:00

School Phone: 704-932-8121

School drop-off: 7:50-8:20 AM

School pickup: 3:20 PM

Dear Forest Park Families,

We are eager to start the 2022-2023 school year! We anticipate an amazing year full of academic growth, health, wellness, and positive relationships! The past couple of years of pandemic life have taught us so much about the importance of addressing all of the needs of our students and we are committed to ensuring that your student has the best and most well-rounded education we can provide!

This is going to be a wonderful year at Forest Park!


Martha Motley


  • August 16 - Bear Cub Camp for rising Kindergarteners
  • August 22 - Forest Park Spirit Night at Jocko's Mini Golf!
  • August 25 - Forest Park Open House from 4-6 PM
  • August 29 - FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL!
  • September 23 - Early Release Day (dismissal at 12:20)
  • October 14 - First PBIS Celebration

Rising Kindergarten Students

We are so excited to spend some time with kindergarten students on August 16th at our Bear Cub Camp! Please bring your rising Kindergartener to Forest Park at your assigned time! When you arrive to pick up your child, we will have a brief meeting to share information about the coming year and we will provide your child's start date for the school year. Emails have been sent to all registered kindergarteners, but if you are unsure of your child's time, please call 704-932-8121.

Kindergarten students will come to school for one full day between August 29th and 31st. This allows these new elementary students an opportunity to spend a full day with the classroom teacher in a smaller group. On September 1st all kindergarten students will come together to start the school year as a whole class.

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FP Spirit Night

Monday, Aug. 22nd, 4-6pm

259 North Cannon Boulevard

Kannapolis, NC

Come on out to play some golf with us at Jocko's Mini Golf on Monday, August 22nd between 4-6 PM! This school fundraiser will help our school and allow your child(ren) to hang out with some of your favorite Forest Park Staff members! Students who come out to golf will also be able to receive the name of their teacher for the 2022-2023 school year!

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

OPEN HOUSE is August 25th!

Forest Park Open House will be held from 4:00-6:00 PM on Thursday, August 25th. Please come out to meet your child's teacher, obtain or share bus/car rider information, and learn a little about the coming school year!

School Wide Expectations

Please read over our Forest Park Student & Family Handbook with your child.

This school year, we will hold 5 school-wide events. Students may qualify for these events by upholding the Forest Park Bear Expectations:

  • Be Safe
  • Engage in Learning
  • Activate Kindness
  • Respect others

Students who have no major office referral and less than three minor incidents will be able to participate in our merit events! These events will take place on our early release days!

Stay tuned for more details on these merit events and encourage your child to follow our Bear Expectations so that he or she is able to participate!

  • October 14 - Hayride
  • December 19 - WinterFest
  • February 17 - Dance Party
  • March 24 - Spring Fling
  • May 12 - Water Day

School begins at 8:20.

As a reminder, instruction begins at 8:20. Please make sure your student is dropped off between 7:50 and 8:15 to ensure he or she does not miss instructional time. If you arrive in the car rider line at 8:20 or after, you will need to come into the building to sign your child in.