Frequently Asked Questions

When does school start and end?

School hours are from 8:30 am to 3:05 pm. Students should not arrive at school before 8:25 am., since they are not supervised on the grounds. Students should not be in the building after 3:15 unless they are supervised by an adult.

Whom should I call when my child will be absent?

Call the Forrestdale attendance line at 732-842-0383.  Choose option 1 to speak with Marissa Divers or  leave a message about the reason for your child's absence.  Please call before 9:00 am. Your call will be answered by a staff member or voicemail 24 hours a day when phones are operational.

Can I pick up homework when my child is absent?

Students who are going to be absent for several days are encouraged to try to stay up to date with assignments.  Parents of students in grades 4 and 5 may call the main office at the beginning of the day to arrange to pick up the homework for that day, which will be available in the main office after 3:30.  Please do not request to pick up work before the end of the school day.

Students in grades 6, 7 and 8 are to choose "homework buddies" in each class from whom they can get missed assignments via telephone after school.  Teacher class websites that include homework assignments are now linked to this district website.   Parents can pick up books needed for these assignments after 3:15.  Please work out access details (locker number and combination) with your child.

Can my child leave during the day?

Students who need to leave during school hours should present notes from their parents to Cathy Hawn in the main office before or during homeroom period.  Ms. Hawn will issue the student a pass and include the student's name on the list of early dismissals so that all teachers are informed.  The student should report to the office for dismissal at the time indicated on the pass in order to avoid having the office call to interrupt the class.  All students leaving or arriving during the school day must sign in and out from the main office.

Can I visit the school?

Due to COVID-19 all visitors must have an appointment to come to enter the office.