September 3, 2021 Forest Ridge Forerunner

Wed, 09/01/2021 - 7:17pm
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Important Dates

  • Monday & Tuesday, September 6 & 7 - No School
  • Thursday, September 9, 2021 - Individual Picture Day - see details below
  • Monday, September 13, 2021 - 6:30 pm  Back to School Night RECC - Grade 2
  • Tuesday, September 14, 2021 - 6:00 pm  Back to School Night GT
  • Tuesday, September 14, 2021 - 6:30 pm  Back to School Night Grades 3 - 5
  • Thursday, September 16, 2021 - No School

From Our Administrators...

Dear FRES community,

We have successfully finished our first week of school!  Students are doing an outstanding job finding their classroom and participating in classes.  They experienced an emergency early dismissal and practiced an evacuation drill.   The bus transportation is getting better each day.  Thanks to all the parents/guardians the carloop is getting faster everyday as well.  Thank you for your patience and commitment to our students’ safety.  We hope everyone has a fantastic 4-day weekend.  We look forward to seeing everyone back at school on Wednesday, September 8th.


Mr. Conroy and Ms. Pazornik

Picture Day Info - See Below

Family File - As we lived through our first Early Closing due to weather it was extremely difficult to make contact with so many families that have not completed their Family File.  It is a priority that every family complete their Family File this weekend.  Thank you for helping to make things run more smoothly.  See more below.

Student Belongings - We have already had several items that are lost.  Please label all backpacks, lunch boxes, jackets, etc. so that we can get them back to the correct student.  

Covid-19 Self Screenings:  All parents/guardians are to perform a COVID-19 health check every day before your student leaves home. Students are not to come to school if they are experiencing any symptom(s) associated with COVID-19 or other communicable disease.

Forest Ridge News...

Picture Day September 9
Individual pictures will be taken on Thursday, September 9.  All students will be photographed, whether parents place an order or not. They will have a blue background because they will be used in the yearbook.

See below for a preorder flyer and a sample order form with packages and prices.  There are two ways to order:

1.  Go to, click on "Preorder Portraits Online Here," then type in the pre-order code FRESF21. See the flyer here.
2.  Use the order form & payment envelope that will come home on either Friday 9/3 or Wednesday, 9/8 to place your order.  Your child should bring the envelope to school on September 9 and hand it to the photographer.  Don't worry, if your child doesn't bring the envelope on 9/9, you'll be able to turn it in by Monday, September 13.  See the sample order form here.

If your child is absent on 9/9 we will have a make-up day for students who were absent, new, or whose parents want a re-take.  Information on retake day will be forthcoming. 

Family File
This past Wednesday's unscheduled early closing was a reminder that we need updated information for all students.  It needs to be done each year.  Thank you to everyone who has updated their student’s 2021-2022 emergency information using the Family File.  Currently we have 70% of our students completed.  The following video walks you through the process of completing the Family File. 

You can access the Family File by logging in to the HCPSS Connect at Once you have logged into the HCPSS Connect, select the Family File tab on the left-hand side, and then select the blue underlined "Family File" towards the center of your screen. Once logged in, parents/guardians will be asked to provide, update, or confirm the following information:

  • Student Information
  • Parent/guardian Contact Information
  • Emergency Contacts
  • Medical Information
  • Media Release (photo approval)
  • Data Confidentiality
  • PTA/PTSA Directory
  • Unscheduled Early Closing Procedures

Please note, if the section you are looking at is not allowing you to move forward, then there is a question/checkbox on that page that may still need to be addressed. Please make sure to read the prompts at the top of each tab, and click to expand each section. To access our quick help guides, CLICK HERE.

Parents who have forgotten their login credentials may click the “Forgot Password” link on the sign-in page.  Your user name is your email address.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: A change of address may not be made through the Family File. If you have recently moved, please contact Mrs. Jackson at, Ms. Traini at, or Ms. Williams at for further assistance.

Girls on the Run for Girls in Grades 3, 4, and 5 is Back!
Registration opened on August 22.  The 9-week season starts the week of September 19 and extends through the week of November 14, meeting on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:00-5:15 p.m. at FRES.  For registration, please visit

Girl Scouts is the place for every G.I.R.L.!

Unleash her G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)

Join Forest Ridge Daisy Girl Scout Troop O4060 for Kindergarten & 1st grade!

As a Girl Scout Daisy in Kindergarten and first grade, she will discover that there is power in her potential. As a Girl Scout Daisy (grades K–1), our girls will:

  • Make new friends as part of a troop.  Earn petals with her troop as they complete an activity and do a project using their new skills (we call this a Journey).
  • Make a difference in her community through a Leadership Journey as she learns to stand up for what she believes in.
  • Participate in the Girl Scout Cookie Program, learning goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills, and business ethics.
  • Explore nature and the outdoors, learning to care for the environment while benefiting from less screen time and more time to enjoy being outside with friends.
  • And so much more...

For more information email

Daycare Provider in our Community
Jigna Bhatt(Just Like Mom Daycare)
Loving and caring Just like mom
Licensed day care in Stone Lake community
Care available for an infant...prefer parent who follows the HCPSS schedule
301-776-8624 Home
301-377-4317 Cell
Lic# 16-0504

From the PTA...

Here's the link to news from the FRES PTA.

In the Community...

New HCPSS Community News and Programs Site: 
In response to community requests for resources, HCPSS’ new Community News and Programs website makes it easy for families to find educational and recreational resources, events and after-school programs beyond the school day by non-profit organizations.”

Community organizations requesting their announcements be shared in school newsletters should visit for more information. Questions should be directed to the Public Information Office at

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