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Information for Forge Parents




New Parents/Students

We encourage parents of students new to our district to call the Forge Road office at 717-838-1331 opt#4 to schedule a tour of our building and meet with our principal, prior to your first day. At that time we can answer questions you may have about academics, transportation, or any concerns you may have. Our goals is to help make your child's transition to a new school as smooth as possible.

Our district does schedule transition days for incoming 1st grade students, that are enrolled in the district Kindergarten program, at the end of their Kindergarten year. Should an incoming 1st grade student be absent for their transition visit, parents are welcome to call and schedule a tour with our principal.

Arrival to School

Our aides and monitors are on duty at the playground areas starting at 8:30AM each morning. For the safety of your child please do not have students arrive to the building or playground areas prior to 8:30AM!

Parent Visits for Lunch

Parents coming to enjoy lunch with their child are asked to call the office before 9:00am, if they are ordering a school lunch.

Please DO NOT bring any outside food, other than a brown bag lunch packed at home. Thank you for you cooperation!

Attendance Reminders

* Call to report your child off when sick 717-838-1331 opt#4

* Send a note within 3 days of their return, even if you have called

* When off 3 or more days they must have a medical note when they return

* File the Educational Trip Form for pre-approval of anything not medically related, this form must be submitted to the principal no less than 3 days prior to trip, and can be picked up in the office or found on the website

*Students must be in their classroom by the 8:50AM bell otherwise they are considered tardy


AlertNow Attendance Calls

As a safety precaution, if your child is absent from school an automated attendance call will be sent to you, even if you have reported your child’s absence. If you receive the call and have not reported your child’s absence, please call the school immediately. We thank you for being pro-active in reporting your student off when ill.


Change of Dismissal/Transportation

Whenever your child has any change of dismissal that is not their normal routine, a note should be sent to the teacher that morning. If the change occurs during the school day, please call the office before 2:50 pm, and follow the change with a written note.


Parents that wish to meet with teachers or the principal should call ahead to make an appointment to ensure their availability.


All visitors to the building or school grounds are expected to sign in at the office and receive a visitors tag. Visitors will be asked to leave their Driver’s License in the office until they conclude the visit.


**Visitors will not be allowed on the playground without the appropriate clearances on file in the office.


Parents dropping students off by car may enter the school grounds from Forge Road by following the one-way entrance, or they may enter the school grounds from Prince Street. The traffic flow from either entrance should be in a counter-clockwise motion.  All vehicles should exit using Prince Street, since the driveway from Forge Road is one-way. Cars are not allowed in the bus lane until 4:00pm. The bus lane is only to be used in picking up children from the SACC after school program.


Dismissal from School

Walking and parent pick up students in grades 2-5 may be dismissed from their classroom doors that lead to the playground, 1st grade will be dismissed from the doors that lead to the parking lot. Parent pick up students and walking students are dismissed at 3:30pm. Please be patient and courteous when picking up your child. Safety is very important! Please communicate with your students as to where you will be waiting to pick them up, so they know ahead of dismissal time and confusion may be avoided.


Bus students will exit from the doors leading to the bus lane and line up according to their bus number. Staff will assist students with this process.