August 23, 2021

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Open House Is Tomorrow Tuesday 8/24!

We are holding our in-person open house event this TUESDAY, AUGUST 24th from 5-7pm. Teachers will be available to meet and greet students and families. Students should bring their printed schedules.

Please note for Open House that masks are recommended and not required by all visitors in the building. In an effort to reduce the possibility of virus spread before schools begin, we ask that during Open House time, you please visit your child’s classrooms, drop off necessary supplies and minimize the amount of time spent in the building. Franklin Youth Volition and our parent group, PAWS, will be set up outside the main entrance to talk with families and students about their programs. We look forward to seeing you tomorrow night!

As we get closer to welcoming students into the building, we would like to share information about our procedures that have been updated since last year.

Please take time to review our morning drop off and afternoon pick-up procedures. The procedures have been updated since last year but are consistent with the original drop off and pick up procedures we used during our first year at the new Forest Park.

Student schedules were released on Friday. Please reach out to your school counselor if you have any questions regarding your student's schedule.

6th grade: Mrs. Montenero @

7th grade: Ms. Greco @

8th grade: Mrs. Van Lith @

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Forest Park Administration

FPS Staggered Start

As communicated in the most recent district newsletter, we will be doing a staggered start at the beginning of this school year. Please click the graphic below to view specific details on when your student should be attending school during those first few days of September.

The days that students do not attend during the first week are considered non-school days for those students. This means students will not be assigned any homework or virtual work; they will have no school requirements on those days when they are not in session. In addition, for students in grades 5K through 8, if you have a blended family with two last names, you may send those students on the same day during the first week of school.

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Open School Days

On Monday August 23rd and Monday August 30th from 8am-4pm, Forest Park will be open for families to walk their student's schedule, practice opening lockers, and stop in the office to pay fees (cash or check only!). On these days teachers will not be in their classrooms.

Forest Park Athletics and Activities

Registration for Athletics and Activities for the 21-22 school year at Forest Park Middle School is now open. Registration is to be completed online only. No paper forms or sign ups will be accepted. Click HERE to see the communication that was recently sent out to families with information about Athletics and Activities including details on how to register your student.

Outdoor Club - Registration Now Open!

Forest Park's Outdoor Club registration is now open online. Outdoor club allows students to learn about fishing, hunting, taxidermy, camping, biking, nature studies, environmental education, natural resources and conservation, community service, and other outdoor activities. Meetings will entail a variety of activities including hands-on projects, discussions and demonstrations, videos, handouts, guest speakers, and field trips. This club will meet approximately twice per month.

Click HERE to see the communication that was recently sent out to families with information about Athletics and Activities including details on how to register your student.

Franklin Youth Boys Basketball Club

Tryouts for the Franklin Youth Boys Basketball Club (FYBBC) 2021-22 season will take place between September 12 – 16 per the following schedule:

Sunday, September 12 @ Franklin High School

6th grade 10:00 -11:30 am

7th grade 11:45 am - 1:15 pm

8th grade 1:30-3:00 pm

Monday, September 13 @ Forest Park Middle School

4th grade 5:45-7:00 pm

5th grade 7:15-8:45 pm

Tuesday, September 14 @ Forest Park Middle School

4th grade 5:45-7:15 pm

7th grade 7:30-9:00 pm

Wednesday, September 15 @ Forest Park Middle School

6th grade 5:45-7:15 pm

8th grade 7:30-9:00 pm

Thursday, September 16 @ Forest Park Middle School

5th grade 5:45-7:15 pm

Players will be expected at both tryout dates. Pre-registration for tryouts is mandatory and registration will close at 10 p.m. on Thursday, September 9th. Please visit their webpage here for online registration and contact information if you have questions.

Picture Day - September 22nd

Forest Park's Picture Day will be held on Wednesday September 22nd during the school day. Picture make-up/re-take day will be held in October for any student that missed our original picture day or for those that want to re-do their photo.

Pictures can be ordered online here:

Use the drop down menu to select your school name.

Use this coupon code to save 10% off of your order if placed prior to
picture day:


Check Out the Forest Park Facebook Page!

The Forest Park Middle School Facebook Page is now being updated regularly and you can head there to see the newest spirit wear photos from this week. Be sure to LIKE or FOLLOW the page so you get notified about updates!

Catch Up On District News

Please be sure to read the newest District Newsletter that comes out now every Friday. You can access all the issues here.

Guidance Counselors

Ellen Montenero, 6th grade counselor

Mindy Greco, 7th grade counselor

Bernadette VanLith, 8th grade counselor


The District has joined “Speak Up Speak Out Wisconsin” for threat or incident reporting. This takes the place of our previous “StopIt” reporting form. Click on this link to view the new form. You will notice as you start typing the name of your school, the choices for schools narrows so you can select your school. By selecting your school, this report goes to the principal or local law enforcement when needed. The video linked below gives a good overview of how “Speak Up Speak Out Wisconsin” works and is good to review with your family.
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