Welcome Back Families!!

August 4, 2022

Dear Forsyth Middle School Families and Community,

As principal of Forsyth Middle School, it is my pleasure to welcome everyone back for another great year. I hope you all found time to enjoy family, relax, and have fun. This newsletter contains some useful information as you start to get your student ready to come back to Forsyth Middle School. We are all excited to have students back on campus, rejuvenated and enthusiastic for learning. Our staff is working hard to ensure we are ready to welcome students back and provide quality learning environments, leading to success for all. Together, I know we will make this school year one of growth and achievement, and I look forward to working with each of you!

If you have any questions please don't hesitate to reach out to our middle school office.

Dr. Sandra J. Goss

FMS Principal




Dear Parents/Guardians:

Over the last two school years Forsyth School District, as well as all public school districts across the state, were able to offer free breakfast and lunch to all students. We were able to provide this opportunity as a part of a grant offered by the United States Department of Agriculture.

The grants from the USDA have not been offered to districts for the upcoming school year, so beginning at the start of the 2022-2023 school year we will again charge students for meals at school.

With this change we want to remind all families of the benefits of filling out the free/reduced lunch application. Free/reduced lunch program applications will allow families who qualify to receive either free meals or meals at a reduced price. Please see the meal prices below.


Grades PK-12 Full Price $1.25

Grades PK-12 Reduced Price $0.30


Grades PK-5 Full Price $2.35

Grades 6-8 Full Price $2.45

Grades 9-12 Full Price $2.55

Grades PK-12 Reduced Price $0.40

Completion of the free/reduced lunch applications will also provide students in grades 5-12 a reduced rate for the student laptop usage fee. Student laptops and the necessary accessories are provided by Forsyth R-III School to students at a cost of $30 per student. Students will receive a reduced laptop cost by completing a free/reduced lunch application. Students do not have to qualify for free/reduced lunch to receive the reduced laptop usage rate; the rate is accessible by submitting a completed application. Those students that complete a free/reduced lunch application will receive a rate of $10 per school year.

The completion of free/reduced lunch applications also assists the district in qualifying for opportunities for students such as programs, funding and additional support from state and federal revenue streams. The process for applying for free/reduced lunch is the same as in the past and the privacy of patron’s information collected on the form is strictly secured.

Free/reduced lunch application packets are available in every school office. If you have any questions please contact a building office or our food service department at the numbers below.

Forsyth Elementary 417-546-6381 Forsyth Middle School 417-546-6382

Forsyth High School 417-546-6383 Food Service 417-546-6384


Dr. Jeff Mingus


Forsyth R-II Schools

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The Forsyth School District will host an Open House on August 18th from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm. Students and parents are invited to come and tour the school, meet their teachers, pick up student laptops, and receive their class schedules. The middle school supply list is attached below.


Laptops - Beginning August 2nd through August 11th, Forsyth Middle School students and parents may pick up their school laptops between the hours of 8:30 am to 2:30 pm or from 8:30 am - 6:30 pm on August 4th or August 9th in the middle school office. Parents must fill out a laptop agreement form and pay the usage fee of $30 upon receipt of the laptop. The $30 usage fee will be reduced to $10 by completing a free and reduced lunch form. Forms are attached below.


Parents, please take a moment to update your students and family yearly school contact information. Below is the link to login and update your information. If you are unable to login please call or email the middle school office.

Middle School Bell Schedule

Students Go to Class at the 8:00 am Bell

1st Hour 8:05 - 8:55

2nd Hour 8:59 - 9:49

3rd Hour 9:53 - 10:43

4th Hour 10:47 - 11:37

5th Hour 11:41 - 12:56

11:37 - 12:02 (5th & 6th Grade lunch)

12:31 - 12:56 (7th & 8th Grade lunch)

6th Hour 1:00 - 1:50

7th Hour 1:54 - 2:44

Panther Time 2:48 - 3:25

Panther time is a 37 minute class period which will be utilized for tutoring, club meetings, class meetings, assemblies, and any other activities that would typically interrupt class instructional time.


Please take a moment to review our student handbook. This contains important information regarding our school and policies that we follow each day.


Each student-athlete needs to have a sports physical on file with the middle school office before participating. Sports physicals are valid for two years. In addition, each student-athlete needs to have a fully completed MSHSAA Pre-Participation form, including insurance information, submitted to the middle school office. The form is attached below.

Below is the sport-specific times for each of the Fall sports.

Football - JH Football will hold a camp beginning on Monday, August 8 at 5:00 PM at the football field. Players are encouraged to attend the camp leading up to the first practice. Practice will officially begin on Monday, August 15, at 5:00 PM. Coaches: Rick Voliva, Tim Owens, Truman Jones

Volleyball - Junior High volleyball will begin practice on August 15, at 3:30 PM in the middle school gym. Coaches: Jayme Voliva & Amy Lyerla

Cross Country - Practices begin on Thursday, August 11 at 7:00 AM at Empire Park. Meet by the playground and bathrooms. Coach: Marie Voegel

Cheer - Cheer practice will begin August 15th from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm. Coach: Ashley McConnell

The schedules could be updated throughout the season. The cross country schedule will be available the week of September 6th.


Below is our District School Calendar which has the dates school is in session (Blue dates). The possible snow make-up dates are listed on this calendar (Orange dates). Any dates that are white signifies no school. The dates that are in green requires teachers to attend without students for professional development days.
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