We are looking forward to seeing students the first day of school on Tuesday, Sept. 5: Office Hours 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
On behalf of the staff at Forks High School, I am happy to welcome you to the 2017-2018 school year! We are looking forward to a productive partnership with you to ensure our students can achieve their highest potential. We recognize that in order to be successful in school, our students need support from both the home and school. We know a strong partnership with you will make a great difference in your student’s education. As partners, we share the responsibility for our students’ success and want you to know that we will do our very best to carry out our responsibilities.
As we get ready to start the school year, please take some time to review the information below. This should answer some of your questions and get you ready for the beginning of the school year. On behalf of our entire Forks High School staff, we look forward to seeing you soon!
12 Common Things Parents Tell Us They Want to Know
1. FHS staff collaboration days are every Wednesday and students are released at 2:15 p.m.
2. Progress report grades are sent home the last Wednesday of each month.
3. Skyward allows students and parents access to students’ attendance and grades through the Internet. It is a great tool to give you information on your student’s academic progress. We must have accurate email and phone information in our school data system for parents to be able to access Skyward. Please update your contact information with our Attendance Secretary Sue Romberg at 360-374-6262 Ext: 236
4. Physical education classes meet every day and students are expected to dress out and participate according to guidelines. Doctor’s notes are required to excuse participation for an extended period of time.
5. Expect daily homework. Generally, homework is included in a student’s grade for their course.
6. Communication with staff by email is common and useful, especially with 6 different teachers. Some teachers will post homework and other class information on their website. Also check Skyward for grade book information. If you don’t receive a reply from a teacher, please call us. Your email may have been caught in our spam filter.
7. Regular daily attendance is a recipe to academic success. Students are expected to attend school on a regular basis, as well as arrive to school and to classes on time each day. Please make sure we have an updated contact number for you as we use our automated system daily to call home with any absences. Absences from school require a parent/guardian note or a phone call to the FHS attendance at 360-374-6262 ext:236. We also run truancy letters and excessive absence letters on a regular basis. Two (2) unexcused absences will trigger a truancy letter and meeting with the Principal. More information on excessive absences and Community Truancy Board and Court truancy is available in the district student/parent handbook. You also may call 360-374-6262 ext:263 for more information.
8. Athletic participation requires a current physical and athletic participation form. The Parent/Student QVSD Athletic Handbook outlines the rules and guidelines for play and participation. It also outlines in detail how your child can become academically eligible for participation. A district student/parent handbook is available from the FHS office and from the district website. Our district website is accessible at www.qvschools.org.
9. The dress code and school rules are listed in the student/parent handbook. It does not change from grade to grade (9th-12th). A district student/parent handbook is available from FHS office and from the district website. Our district website is accessible at www.qvschools.org.
10. Student ID cards will be issued on Sept. 22 during school picture day. Re-takes will be Nov. 2. Students will need to purchase an ASB sticker from Mrs. Tuttle located in the front office of the high school if participating in athletics.
11. Skyward and the district website are available around the clock and can be very helpful references for grades, school and district programs, activities, schedules and general questions. We are working hard to keep our school website up to date and providing important and interesting information for students and parents. Teacher websites are available through the directory of our school website. The district website is www.qvschools.org.
12. Spartan Pride Night will be Sept. 25 from 6-8 p.m. in the FHS Commons. This is a great opportunity for you to meet your students’ teachers, learn about our programs and receive helpful information about student resources.
The wonderful Forks High School staff and I feel privileged to be a part of this school family. We thank you for your support and look forward to meeting you.
Cindy M. Feasel
360-374-6262 Ext: 356