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June Lunch Order Form - Orders Due By May 20

Click here to download a June 2016 school lunch order form. Turn in orders no later than 12 p.m. Fri., May 20. Pay with cash or check in the school office or with debit/credit online at MealTime. Visit the Documents page or contact Karen Torry at with questions about free and reduced-price lunch benefits. FGCS is an equal opportunity employer and provider.

2015-16 Immunization Report

Oregon state law requires public schools to make available to parents information about rates of student immunizations. Click here to view a report about immunization rates at FGCS for the 2015-16 school year. 

Volunteering at FGCS

All volunteers at FGCS must undergo an online criminal background check. Click here

to fill out the background check form. Choose Forest Grove Community School as a school where you would like to volunteer. You will receive an email welcoming you as a volunteer in the Forest Grove School District when the check is complete. 


Early Dismissal on Fridays


A reminder that all FGCS students are dismissed at 1:05 p.m. every Friday. We end the school day early on Fridays to give teachers additional time for collaboration and planning. 


Student Records: Student & Parent Rights

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law that protects the private of student educational records by limiting third party access and keeping personally identifiable information confidential and by allowing students and their parents access to education records. Click here to read more about the FERPA rights of parents. Click here to read more about students' rights under FERPA. More ... 


FGCS Daily Schedule

School starts promptly at 8:50 a.m. Monday-Friday. Doors open for students at 8:35 a.m. Please note that FGCS does not follow the District's Wednesday late start.

Level 1 students dismiss at 3:05 p.m. Monday-Thursday; Levels 2, 3 & 4 dismiss at 3:20 p.m. Monday-Thursday. All students dismiss at 1:05 p.m. on Fridays.


School Lunch Program Info

FGCS is a National School Lunch Program sponsor and offers a hot lunch program that meets all federal requirements for a healthy, nutritious lunch. Lunch costs $3/day but families who qualify may receive school lunch free or at a reduced price (currently 40 cents). Look for School Lunch Program Information on the Documents page for details and application forms. All students who want school lunch must order lunch monthly regardless of payment status so we know how much food to order. Menu/order forms are posted with the date orders are due and sent by email month and can be found on the Documents page or in the school office. Questions? Contact Karen Torry at is an equal opportunity provider.


Inclement Weather Reminder

FGCS follows the direction of the Forest Grove School District regarding school closures and delays due to bad weather. When we are notified of closure/delay, we will send out an all-school email message and post a notice here and on our Facebook page. You can get District weather/emergency notices via text message with FlashAlert. Click here to register. Questions? Contact Karen Torry at or 503-359-4600.







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Welcome to the Forest Grove Community School

The Forest Grove Community School is a free public charter school that engages students in scholarship, stewardship and citizenship with the goal of educating for sustainability. We provide a caring, smaller school environment that challenges students to reach their highest potential through learning rooted in the local community. FGCS currently enrolls students in 1st through 8th grades.  We operate under a charter contract with the Forest Grove School District and are governed by an independent board of directors. We are an Oregon non-profit corporation and a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization. We serve students and families in and around Forest Grove, Oregon. We are located at 1914 Pacific Ave. in downtown Forest Grove, Oregon. You may contact us at 503-359-4600 or

Last-Week-of-School Events

  • Class Placements: Next year's class placements for current 2nd, 4th and 6th grade students will be emailed to parents late Tuesday afternoon, June 7. Students will visit their new classrooms Wednesday afternoon.
  • Bridging Ceremony: Our annual Bridging Ceremony will take place starting at 1 p.m. Thursday, June 9 at Taylor-Meade Auditorium/Pacific University.This ceremony honors 2nd, 4th, 6th and 8th graders who are bridging to the next grade level at FGCS or moving on to high school. Parents, siblings and other family members are invited to attend. Auditorium doors will open at noon. 
  • Field Day/Last Day: Our annual Field Day will take place 9:30 a.m.-noon Friday at Lincoln Park in Forest Grove. Friday is the last day of the school year. Dismissal will be at 1:05 p.m. 


Earthquakes: How Can You Prepare?

You are probably aware that the Pacific Northwest is earthquake territory, but do you know how to prepare for The Big One? FGCS 8th grade student Josh H. has been researching the topic for his Capstone Project and has prepared this information brochure to help you get ready. Take a look - there's some great information, including a list of essential supplies for an earthquake preparedness kit. Thanks, Josh!



When to Keep Your Child Home from School

If your child isn't feeling well, it can be hard to know whether to send them to school or keep them home. While we want kids to be in school as much as possible, it's important for them to stay home when they are ill - for their own sake as well as to avoid infecting others. Click here to read guidelines for when to keep your child at home because of illness. 


Have You Read the Family-Student Handbook?

Click here to download a copy of the 2015-16 Family-Student Handbook (or request a hard copy in the school office).  The handbook contains important information about our school operations, policies and practices. We encourage all parents to read the handbook carefully, discuss relevant portions with their students and contact us with any questions. 

2015-16 Calendar - Updated

Click here to download an updated copy of the 2015-16 FGCS school calendar. This version corrects an error in the calendar in March 2016. 








Farewell, Graduating 8th Graders! 

One of our favorite moments in this year's Bridging Ceremony was this video tribute to our graduating 8th grade students produced by Level 4 teacher Chris Stanton. 








Learn more about FGCS  

Learn more about our school in this short video made for FGCS by students at Pacific University, one of our community partners. To schedule a school tour, call Vickie Jares at 503-359-4600. 





























Non-Discrimination Policy: No student or applicant for enrollment as a student at Forest Grove Community School shall be discriminated against in any educational program or activity on the basis of race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, ethnicity, national origin, disability, income level, proficiency in the English language or athletic ability. Enrollment of any student receiving special education services pursuant to an Individual Education Plan must be approved by the student's IEP team. No employee or applicant for employment shall be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, age, sex, religion, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation or disability.


News and Events     

FGCS Board Meeting June 7

The FGCS Board of Directors will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 7 in the Art Room. Meetings are open to the public and all are welcome. Click here to view the agenda.