Forsyth High School

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A Message from Mr. Padgett

I hope everyone is enjoying the last few days of summer break. With the first day of school set for August 23rd, there are several updates everyone needs to be aware of as students return to school with fully seated classes as normal.

Mr. Chris Padgett

FHS Principal


Important Message from Dr. Mingus

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

Laptops, Schedules, and Lockers

Laptops - Beginning August 2nd through August 18th, Forsyth students and parents may pick up their school laptops between the hours of 8am to 4pm in the high 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.

Student Class Schedules - Students may pick up their class schedules during Open House, or they may log into SIS to view their current schedule. Students will have the first three days of the semester to make class changes to their schedule.

Lockers - Students will have the opportunity to check out a locker during the first week of school. Assistant Principal Dr. Guy will handle all student locker assignments.

Freshmen Orientation

Freshmen Orientation Night is Tuesday, August 16th in the Performing Arts Center. All 9th grade students and their parents are invited to attend this information meeting. Students will be able to pay for and receive their school laptop and pick-up their schedule and locker assignments. Orientation will start at 6:00 pm and should last 45 minutes.

Open House

The Forsyth School District will host an Open House on August 18th from 6 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.

High School Bell Schedule

Go to Class Bell 8:00 am

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 'A lunch'

12:31 - 12:56 'B lunch'

6th Hour 1:00 - 1:50

7th Hour 1:54 - 2:44

Panther Time 2:48 - 3:20

***Panther time is a 32 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.**

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