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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Time to Pick Up Registration Packets & Call to Schedule Family Visits
Registration packets for the 2014-15 school year are available in the school office. Please stop by to pick up your student's packet 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday. Registration forms are duein the school office by 3 p.m., Friday, August 8.
Family meetings will take place 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday, August 28 and Friday, August 29 at FGCS. Call the school office at 503-359-4600 to schedule a meeting for you and your student with his/her classroom teacher. Family meetings, which last 30 minutes, are informal but important - they provide a forum for teacher, student and parents to get acquainted (for new students) or catch up after the summer break and chat about the year ahead. Please call today to schedule your family meetings.
Work & Play: Summer Potlucks in the Back Yard Garden
Summer is the best time to be in the garden, so join us in the FGCS Back Yard Garden for a series of potlucks hosted by our new garden coordinator Erin Morgan. We'll share great food, then work together to help care for this special place. All events are free and open to the FGCS community and friends. Interested in helping? Contact Erin at email@example.com. The Back Yard Garden is located on Main Street just south of 19th Ave., behind the Friends of Historic Forest Grove office, one block from FGCS.
- July 23 potluck CANCELLED because of rain.
- 5-7 p.m. Weds., Aug. 6 Mediterranean Feast - Work: Harvest wheat and help grind fresh flour for flatbread. Replant beds with fall crops. Play: Try stuffed grape leaves from the garden and fresh hummus. Food: Bring a dish to share.
- 5-7 p.m. Weds., Aug. 27 Fiesta de Salsa - Work: Get the garden ready for back-to-school. Play: Help make fresh corn tortillas and salsa. Bring your favorite side dish to share. Practice talking about your favorite foods in Spanish.
- 5-8 p.m. Fri., Sept. 19 Popcorn & Movie Night - Work: General garden work 5-7 p.m. Play: A movie (title TBA). Bring a picnic to the garden and enjoy the last week of summer with family and friends.
Be a Summer Garden Steward!
FGCS is seeking garden stewards to keep our school gardens thriving over the summer break. No gardening experience necessary! All you need is one hour a day for one week. Garden stewards do light weeding, water raised beds and harvest anything that's ripe and ready to eat. All stewards will receive an orientation with garden coordinator Teresa Perrin. Signing up to volunteer is easy: Just click here
to use an online registration form. Questions? Contact Teresa at firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-359-4600, ext. 111.
Global Youth Services Day at 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.