Welcome to Forest Elementary

Vision Statement

Forest Elementary School will be the foundation for developing a knowledgeable and responsible citizen who makes positive contributions to their community.

Mission Statement

Forest Elementary School provides opportunities for our students to grow and develop into responsible and independent citizens. We establish a meaningful and safe learning environment that meets individual needs and offers each child the opportunity for success by teaching them to be creative thinkers, problem solvers, decision makers, and effective communicators.

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LAST DAY OF SCHOOL:  Click on this link for important school information:  Last Day - Elementary Plan.pdf 

Let's make what would have been our last day of school a memorable event!

You should have received a letter in the mail today, if not, it should arrive tomorrow, with information on how to pick up personal items and drop off school materials on May 27, 28, or 29.

Even though you can pick up and drop off school materials on any of the three days, all of our teachers and aides will be at school on Friday, May 29, from 2:00 to 6:00 pm. Our 5th graders deserve special recognition and will be presented with their Portfolios. I know nothing will be able to replace our annual 5th Grade Clap Out, but our plan it to clap for each one as they drive by.

KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION: After completing the registration information using the links below, please call at (434) 525-2681 to make an appointment to bring in your child's Birth Certificate, School Physical and Immunization Records, and your lease, mortgage, or tax statement for Proof of Residency. School hours are 8:00 am to 3:00 pm Monday - Friday. If you just need to drop off papers, a cart will be inside the main foyer for your convenience
Medical forms that may need your physician's signature, along with VA School Physical forms, are also available on the table. Forms include care plans for Asthma, Allergies, Dietary Needs, Diabetics, and Seizures.

Everyone who enters into the main building must have a face covering.

NEW Kindergarten students who have never been in BCPS before:  

PREVIOUS BCPS Pre-School or Head Start students who will be moving up to Kindergarten:  

Amazement Square

Link to FES Summer Reading Bingo Challenge

ABDO Publishing is offering free access to all digital books through June 2020.

Here is the link to the Bedford Sheriff's Department reading to students:

Registration is online at https://bedford.sharpschool.net/departments/inst/preschool_and_kindergarten_information

STEP 1: EVERYONE MUST COMPLETE THIS STEP ONLINE. Please click below to complete the demographic portion of the application. If you have already completed this step, please move on to step 2. 2020-2021 Application Part 1

STEP 2: OPTION 1-ONLINE Please click below to download the fillable Word document. 2020-2021 Fillable Online Application Part 2. Fill in the required information online, save the document, and email it to prek@bedford.k12.va.us. OR OPTION 2-PAPER-PENCIL Please click below and download and print the application to fill it in paper-pencil. 2020-2021 Paper-Pencil Application Part 2. Scan and email the completed forms to the above email or mail the completed forms to: Diane Isenhour, 310 S. Bridge St., Bedford, VA 24523.

STEP 3: In addition to your application, you must also email OR mail the following four required documents for preschool children cannot attend school without this documentation on file. Documentation required: Birth certificate, Proof of residency (copy of lease agreement, mortgage, or real estate tax document), Proof of income (W2 statement, paycheck stubs), and current Physical with Immunization records.

Click link below for access to online educational websites:

Parent Letter 3-30-20.pdf

Parent Letter 3-25-20.pdf

Bedford County Public Schools still remains closed to the public, but essential appointments for registration can be made by calling your child's school between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Monday-Friday.

The National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) has developed a parent resource on how to talk about COVID-19 with your child. The CDC provides daily updates and health-related guidance in regards to COVID-19 if further information is needed for your family.

Click here for additional Coronavirus (COVID-19) information

The 2007 General Assembly passed legislation that requires sixth grade girls to receive the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine series. The law also requires the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) to provide parents/guardians of rising sixth graders with information about the vaccine. Parent letters may be found a the following links: English version and Spanish version.

School Cash Online is a safe, simple and secure way for parents to pay for field trips, yearbooks, spirit wear, athletic fees and more. No need to take out cash or write checks, now you can shop online from the comfort of your own home. Click on the Register Now icon below, then click on Register

Click here to Register for School Cash Online

Click here for Intro to School Cash Online video
Click here for School Cash Online - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) in PDF format

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