IMPORTANT PARENT REMINDERS
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!
* 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
* When off 3 or more days they must have a medical note when
* 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
*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.
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.
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