Forest Lake Elementary

Honest - Empathetic - Respectful - Own my actions

9-24-21 Principal Note

Our school health office is closely monitoring COVID-19 activity at school, and unfortunately there has been a recent increase in students at home sick with COVID-like symptoms. As of today, we have 7% of students out sick.

Beginning September 23rd we had to start requiring that all students and staff wear masks at school. This will also include school age care and preschool programs that take place at our school.

This is the next layer of mitigation identified in the COVID-19 Mitigation Matrix that was approved by the Forest Lake Area School Board on August 26, 2021. This mask requirement will be in effect for a minimum of 10 days, which would be through Friday, October 1, but could be extended for a longer period of time. If this date is extended, you will be notified via email in the days prior to.

COVID-19 cases this week

As of noon on Friday, we do not have any reported positive cases at Forest Lake Elementary. We will continue to follow guidelines as spelled out in the district’s School-Based COVID-19 Mitigation Matrix.

Important Upcoming Dates

  • Wednesday, September 29th - Homecoming Spirit Bus - Wear Maroon and Gold
  • Friday, October 1st - High School Homecoming - Wear your favorite Ranger Gear
  • Thursday, October 14th - Lifetouch School Picture Day
  • Thursday, October 14th - Parent/Teacher Conferences 4:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, October 19th - Parent/Teacher Conferences 4:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, October 20th - No School, Parent/Teacher Conferences 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, October 21st - No School, MEA Break
  • Friday, October 22nd - No School, MEA Break
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We had our first PTA meeting of the year and we have a lot of great things in store for the year. The remaining meetings for the year will be held virtually. The meetings are held on Monday evenings at 6:00 p.m. on dates below.

  • October 11th
  • November 15th
  • December 13th
  • January 10th
  • February 7th
  • March 21st
  • April 11th
  • May 9th
Are you interested in getting more involved in our schools? Our Forest Lake/Forest View PTA would love to have you join the team. We are in need of PTA leadership as well as volunteers throughout the year to help with school events. Please reach out to them directly at or connect with Principal Newby or Principal Urness. Thanks for helping make our schools a great place for students and families!
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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

New Youth Bowling Club

Community Ed has a new opportunity for elementary aged students. It's so new that it isn't in the fall Community Ed catalog.

This new Bowling Club will involve four weeks of practice at Splitrocks and then a fun competition with other districts!

Details and registration can be found here:

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School Meals

All breakfast & lunches are free to all students this year. Any individual milk sales at breakfast and lunch will cost money even though meals are free. Milk alone is considered a la carte and that is why there is a charge for that.

Breakfast- Breakfast menus are grab and go based. Students are welcome to grab breakfast down at the cafeteria and eat it either in the classroom.

Lunch- Students will be offered two options in our elementary schools. Students will get one hot option and one grab and go box meal daily. Students will be able to grab pre-portioned, pre-packaged, and whole fruit products on their own. Our goal is to keep limited touches on serving utensils the best we can.

We are strongly encouraging all families to complete an application for educational benefits to receive potential discounts on sports and activities, Community Education classes, and to qualify for pandemic-EBT benefits. This also helps our building in how we receive Title I funds.

In addition, other educational benefits are available for those who meet the income eligibility requirements. These benefits include discounts on musical instrument rental, activity and parking fees and other school fees.

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.