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Forsyth Middle School

A Message from the Principal

I hope everyone is enjoying the summer and staying healthy. As the school year quickly approaches, I know that there is a lot of anxiety. Using CDC and Taney County Department of Health guidance, Forsyth Administration team has been planning for three different outcomes. Level 1: (Face to Face Learning), Level 2: (Blended Learning), and Level 3 (At-Home learning).


We are currently planning for a return to school on Tuesday, August 25 (Level 1, Face to Face Learning).

However, students will have the option to choose to attend Face-to-Face classes or have the option of virtual instruction. If you choose virtual for your child you must notify the building principal by Friday, August 7th.


Below please find the following:


  • Our Board Approved preliminary Re-entry Plan
  • Our Board Approved School Calendar
  • Back to School Information
  • School Supply List


I understand the stress that the upcoming school year has caused. I ensure you that our TOP PRIORITY is to keep every scholar and Staff member at Forsyth healthy and safe!


I appreciate the opportunity to be your Middle School Principal this school year and I look forward to working with each and every one of you!


Kind Regards,


Dr. Goss

Open House

Due to the local rise of cases of COVID-19 in our community and to help ensure we can start school in August, we have found it necessary to cancel open house. We have created an alternative way for you to receive back to school information.

Student Schedules, Registration Information, Laptop Payments, Laptop Distribution, and Tours to Students/Families New to the District for Grades 5th through 8th

We have created a schedule to share important back to school information, collect laptop payments, distribute your child's laptop, and class schedule for the 2020-2021 school year. Due to the COVID19 Taney County Department of Health recommendations, and our attempts to provide the safest environment possible during the laptop distribution and back to school information, we will limit the number of people in the middle school building at one time.


We are providing you the opportunity, first come first serve, to select a time on the dates and block of time you wish to pay and pick up your student's laptop and back to school information for the 2020-2021 school year.


Starting Monday through Friday, August 3rd - August 7th, there will be 8 hours divided into fifteen-minute blocks of time. For example, the first hour is divided 8:00 am to 8:15 am, 8:30 am to 8:45 am, 8:45 am to 9:00 am. We will also offer August 11th or August 13th from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm divided into fifteen-minute blocks of time.


In order to provide a safer environment in the building, we will only schedule 5 parents for each block of time. For example, on Monday, August 3rd at 10:00 am to 10:15 am only 5 parents will be scheduled for this block of time. If you need a certain time, please make sure to call early to schedule. Because of the city of Forsyth ordinance and our district guidelines, facial coverings will be required while in the building.


Please call this week July 29, 30, or 31, between 8:00 am and 3:00 pm to schedule your block of time to pick up your child's class schedule and back to school information. The middle school office number is 546-6382.


We ask for your help during this process and hope with your help we can keep our school environment as safe as possible.

Tools for School (T4S)

The First Baptist Church event formerly known as Back to School Bash (B2SB) has undergone restructuring and a name change. They will now refer to their school supply distribution commitment as Tools for School (T4S), the event itself will be quite different. Due to social distancing issues and the challenges brought about by COVID-19, they will no longer include bounce houses, haircuts, and food distribution. Their focus will be on providing school supplies and backpacks. This event will take place at First Baptist Church on Friday, August 14 at 6:00 pm. If you have specific questions regarding this event please contact First Baptist Church office at 417-546-5555.

2020-2021 School Calendar

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Middle School Bell Schedule

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 11:40 – 12:56

6th Hour 1:00 – 1:50

7th Hour 1:54 – 2:44

8th Hour 2:48 – 3:25


Lunch Schedule:

5th/6th Lunch 11:35-12:06

7th/8th Lunch 12:30-12:56