Trojan Times

Back to School - August 2021

Updated Beginning of the Year Information

On behalf of our family here at Maroa-Forsyth Grade School, we welcome you to the 2021-2022 school year! I am excited to welcome all new and returning families for another great year here at the grade school.

Our school continues to be on restricted access, so please call the office prior to coming into the building.

The school is looking wonderful and safe, thanks to the hard work of our custodial staff. The building will be ready for our first day of school.


We invite new students to register in person on Wednesday, August 4th from 12-5.

Safe Student Drop-Off and Pick-Up

The morning drop-off begins at 8:15 and the after-school pick-up begins at 3:00. The area is located at the back of the building. Parents are to stay in their car and follow the traffic flow. Because of the volume of traffic before and after school, parents are not allowed to come toward the building to pick up their children. This time of the day moves very quickly. Do not double park in the traffic lane.

Gold Name Cards

In order to provide a safe environment for your students, we ask for your cooperation during pick-up. Please have your gold pick-up name card visible in the car window. This will not only keep the flow of traffic moving, but it will also inform the staff of who is picking up the student from school.

Gold Dismissal Change Notes

Any changes to a student’s pick-up routine for after school will need an MFGS Gold Note.

All of the Gold Notes and Name Cards can be found in the office.

Shoes at school

Students must wear closed toes shoes to school for PE and the playground.


We no longer have microwaves for the students to use during lunch.

Meals will be available at no cost to all enrolled students thanks to funding by the US Department of Agriculture. There is a cost for additional milk or milk with a sack lunch of $.35.

Bus Transportation

If your child rides a bus, those bus assignments will be sent through text or email. Students will only be allowed to ride their assigned bus. If you have any questions please contact or

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Grade Level Back to School Nights

Parents don't miss this important informational night. This night will give you an opportunity to formally meet your child's teacher, drop off supplies, receive valuable information, and sign up for parent-teacher conferences. We ask that this night is for the student and guardians only.

First Days Back to School

Wednesday, August 18
  • Students will not attend in person on this day. Students will sign in online to practice their online learning platform. Login information will be provided at back-to-school night.
  • Teachers will be available until 11:30 to answer any questions about students online learning platform - Google Classroom
  • Pre-K Screenings for new students
  • Kindergarten Screenings for new students

Thursday, August 19 - Full Day

  • Grades 1-5 First Day
  • Kindergarten Last Name A-K

Friday, August 20 - Full Day

  • Grades 1-5
  • Kindergarten Last Name L-Z

A note from your Principal

I am so excited for another year to begin. I absolutely love it here at Maroa - Forsyth. I know you are entrusting us with your child’s education, and we are doing everything we can to make that education a successful and safe one. I also know that success would not be possible without the support from families both at school and at home. We look forward to working with you and welcome you. With the start of a new year, know you can always reach me at 217-877-2023 and/or my email:

Here’s to a great year!


Carrie Reynolds


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