Forest Lake Elementary

Honest - Empathetic - Respectful - Own my actions

11-19-21 Principal Note

Thank you to everyone that came out to support our Scholastic Book Fair and our PTA's Turkey Bingo! The funds raised from the book fair helps to stock our library with new books! The funds raised through Turkey Bingo for our PTA helps support our schools in a variety of ways! We couldn't do this without the support of our families and community.

Important Upcoming Dates

  • November 25/26th: No School (Thanksgiving Break)
  • December 2nd: Picture Day
  • December 13th: PTA Meeting
  • December 24th: Start of Winter Break
  • January 3rd: No School (Teacher Professional Development Day)
  • January 4th: School Back in Session

COVID-19 cases this week

As of noon on Friday, this week we had three newly reported positive students cases at Forest Lake Elementary this. We will continue to follow guidelines as spelled out in the district’s School-Based COVID-19 Mitigation Matrix.

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In need of food or winter clothing?

If your family is in need of food or needs help getting winter clothing for the children in your family, please reach out to our counselor Mrs. Armitage. We have some resources that can help support your family in these areas.

Office Phone: 651-982-3234


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Minnesota Safe Learning Survey

Families of school children are invited to participate in a statewide survey about their students’ experiences with learning during the pandemic. The survey is intended to help determine learning needs and the types of support that could be needed from individual districts, the Minnesota Department of Education or other organizations.

This survey is being conducted by the Wisconsin-Minnesota Comprehensive Center (WMCC) housed at the University of Minnesota’s Center for Applied Research & Educational Improvement (CAREI) in partnership with the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE). Participation is voluntary and anonymous. Please click this link if you wish to complete the survey.

Shortage of bus drivers

  • Learn your bus number! If any routes are canceled, a district-wide message will be sent to you saying bus # ?? is not going to be running that particular day.
  • Make a contingency plan. Decide ahead of time what you will do if your bus route is canceled.
  • If a route is canceled, students may still attend school if you can transport them.
  • If families are not able to transport student(s), students should email their homeroom teacher for assignments for that day

Para recruiting

Forest Lake Area School Families- Are you interested in a rewarding position supporting students? The Forest Lake Area School District has multiple open special education paraprofessional positions. If you are interested in applying for these open positions, please apply online.
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FLE Educational Equity Pledge

To help set the tone of our school culture we have added this equity pledge to our morning announcements. These are the commitments we make to our students everyday.

  • We value your strengths and contributions

  • You are respected for who you are

  • Your voice will be heard and appreciated

  • You are cared about

  • We will work to represent you in our curriculum

  • We want you to feel comfortable and welcomed at school

  • We will support you to be academically confident and challenged

  • You will be empowered to achieve your goals, dreams and full potential

  • We all will take responsibility in creating a more just society

Here Comes the Bus

Here Comes the Bus for Forest Lake Area Schools

  • View the real-time location of your child’s bus
  • Access the app from your smartphone, tablet or computer
  • Receive push notifications or email alerts
  • Send your child to the bus stop at just the right time, every time

How to get started:

  1. Download the Here Comes the Bus app (available in the App Store and Google Play) or visit
  2. Click “Sign Up” (top right corner on the website)
  3. Enter school code 38313 and click “Next” followed by “Confirm”
  4. Complete the “User Profile” box
  5. Under “My Students,” click “Add.” Enter your child’s last name and student ID number - Student ID numbers can be found on ParentVUE
  6. Once you have confirmed your information, you’re ready to begin using Here Comes the Bus!


  • For their safety, we continue to request that students be at the bus stop five minutes before the bus arrives.
  • Notifications for your bus are based on a radius and distance away from your bus stop. You can customize that radius within the app to provide the best timing for notification.
  • Students who live in dual households can be added separately. One household will be entered with the regular student ID number and the other will be entered with the student ID plus * (for example, 12345*)

Shop Amazon and Support Our Schools!

Help raise funds for our schools effortlessly! Use the link below when shopping Amazon and our AmazonSmiles program will donate to our school with each purchase. Please note that the Amazon App does not qualify for this give back program.

About Us

Thank you for your commitment in helping our students succeed. If you have any questions or need to connect, please use the resources below to connect with us!

Office Hours (School Days): 7:45 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Office Phone Number: 651-982-3200

Health Office: 651-982-3203

Attendance Line: 651-982-3203

Student School Hours:

  • Student drop off starts at 9:00 a.m.
  • School starts at 9:15 a.m.
  • School dismisses at 3:40 p.m.