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Forrestdale Guidance

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Welcome Back, Bulldogs!

We are so excited to see you!


Ms. Nancy Pearson ~ Grades 7-8                    Ms. Allie Copman ~ Grades 4-6

Phone:  732-842-0383 ext. 4455                                           Phone: 732-842-0383 ext. 4390

Email:                           Email: 

Office Location: Media Center                                                      Office Location: Next to Gym


The Forrestdale School Guidance Program addresses children's needs through a developmental and preventative approach. Through the help of teachers and administrators, the guidance program provides a caring atmosphere which enables students to develop socially, emotionally and academically. The guidance program provides various services to enhance the quality of our students' school experiences. Some of the activities include individual and group counseling, classroom guidance visits, the character education program, crisis intervention, and academic intervention. 


4th and 5th Grade students participate in Character Education Classes with Miss Copman during their six-day rotation. All students at Forrestdale have Morning Meeting during homeroom to provide a positive start to the day and promote classroom community. 


If you would like to meet with Ms. Copman or Ms. Pearson, please fill out our Google FormWe will reach out to you to set up an in-person session or Google Hangout.



Parents, please do not hesitate to reach out to Ms. Copman or Ms. Pearson via phone or email at any time.


Forrestdale Students have PRIDE

Peaceful Conflicts/Solutions          

Respect for self and others             


Differences that are accepted         

Empathy for Others                          


Resources and Links


Parent Presentation - Code of Conduct & Student Expectations


Guidance after Traumatic Events - The following links are resources for parents from the Traumatic Loss Coalitions for Youth.


Working Papers

Students who will be 14 can apply for working papers. The child should obtain a job first, then print out and complete working  papers from state website. The guidance office receives the papers last, after the sections for the student, parent, employer and doctor are completed and signed.  Be sure to include a copy of the child's birth certificate.

 Talking to your kids about Drugs and Alcohol

The following websites are helpful in trying to figure out how to talk to your kids about drugs and alcohol. 6th-8th is not too early:

 Help for Kids

2ND FLOOR is a youth helpline. If you call the toll free helpline (1-888-222-2228) professional staff and trained volunteers will give an understanding, nonjudgmental, and caring response to your concerns about your daily life challenges. Check out the link below for more information. You can talk to someone and not have to give your name.