Deane Porter
Gen Ed Intervention
Special Services
Media Center Lunch Forrestdale Staff Guidance Sports and Clubs Eighth Grade Health Services Forms

Special Announcements

Genesis Parent Access

Click here to view the 6 Day Calendar Rotation

New Forrestdale Bell Schedule 2015-2016

New Marking Period Calendar 


Upcoming Dates:

Attention 8th Graders

Thursday, February 11th is the  pre-registration meeting for all 8th grade students and their parents at 7PM in the RFH Auditorium

Tours begin at 6PM


Please register for Spanish, French and Math placement exams 

Click below to bring you to the registration page

RFH Placement Test 

 Registration deadline is Friday, February 12th


Click below for 8th Grade Baby ad and yearbook quote form

8th grade Yearbook Quote & "Back in the Day" photo


The Forrestdale Yearbook Portal is open!


Forrestdale Yearbook Link

The Forrestdale code is 10370016


Teens for Jeans Collection

A collection box will be set up

in the front lobby of Forrestdale 

from January 12th until Monday, February 1st.

If you have jeans that no longer fit you, please consider donating



 Please click on the virtual backpack if you are looking for important forms



 All students playing Forrestdale sports must have an updated  physical.   All checks for sports must be made out to Rumson BOE







Important Safety Reminders: 

  • Students are reminded to cross intersections only where a Crossing Guard is present. 
  • Students riding bikes or skateboards to school MUST wear helmets.  Bikes must be placed at a bike rack and locked while school is in session. Bikes and skateboards may not be driven on campus; students MUST walk these on campus.  
  • Prior to entering the building, you must ring the door buzzer and state your name and purpose for visiting.  You MUST report to the Main Office to sign in immediately, which includes dropping off items. 
  • Please pull up and drop off at the Gym Door, not the Main Entrance door.  This allows for more cars to pull into the loop and drop off.
  • Do not drop students off in the street or in the Forrest Avenue staff parking lot.  Students are not to be discharged on Blackpoint Road at any time. 

 General Reminders:

  • Dogs are not permitted on school property for safety and medical reasons.  Please do not bring dogs to arrival or dismissal.
  • Please refrain from bringing in birthday treats during lunches, as we need your assistance in keeping the Cafeteria safe and orderly.
  • Students may ride only their assigned bus.  This means students may not ride a friend's bus home.  Bus seats are limited and we are responsible to account for everyone.
  • Please check your child's backpack on Tuesdays for important notices and visit the Virtual Backpack.
  • Students are not permitted in the building before 8:40 am, unless meeting with a teacher or using the library for study hall.  Teachers are not required to be on duty until 8:40 am, and students may not be in the building without supervision.  Please make every effort to drop off students as close to 8:40 am as possible.
  • Students are NOT permitted to utilize aeresol deodorants, perfumes, or other sprays (such as Axe) in the school building for safety reasons.  This includes bathrooms and the locker rooms.



Back to Back Victor for Geography Bee
After eight tie-breaker rounds, Grade 7 student, Peter O, claimed victory in the Forrestdale Geography Bee on January 28, 2016. This is the second win in a row for Peter, who was victorious last year as a sixth grader! Peter will move on to take a written exam that will allow him to qualify for the National Geography Bee held in Washington D.C. and hosted by Alex Tribec. Good luck Peter!

Speech Contest Results
Congratulations to Grade 7 student, Kevin B, for his victory in the first ever Forrestdale Speech Contest. Twenty six students in Grades 6 – 8 participated in this after school event in front of their parents and a panel of three rigorous judges on January 26, 2016. Students presented a three to four minute speech on an international landmark of their choice that they researched under the supervision of Mrs. Maureen Gordon, Rumson Enrichment Teacher. After completing and editing their written speech, district Speech Language Pathologist, Deb Tomaino, coached students in their delivery. The judges remarked to the students how difficult the decision was, as students used such a high caliber of vocabulary, truly educated the audience, and delivered their topic with amazing dedication, preparation, and passion. To read Kevin’s winning speech, click on the “more” link below.

Landmark Speech (pdf)

Annual Spelling Bee
The annual Forrestdale School Spelling Bee was held on Tuesday, January 26, 2016, in the FD Gymnasium. Students in Grades 4 – 8 who won their individual classroom “Bee” participated in the school-wide “Bee,” with a total of twenty-seven participants. After two hours of competition, Grade 7 student, Josie Schneider was crowed the victor. Josie spelled the word “sedimentary” correct in the final round. She will move on to the county level at Monmouth University in February. Congratulations Josie!

CPR Classes a Huge Success
On January 6, 7, and 8, 2016, Grade 7 and 8 students were introduced to basic CPR strategies during their Health and Physical Education Classes. In conjunction with Meridian Health, students practiced administering CPR and were exposed to first aid techniques for a choking victim. Our students will receive a Certificate of Participation for their efforts. This exciting opportunity was made possible through a grant given to Meridian Health and it's availability to Forrestdale School was organized by our health teacher, Mrs. deLaszlo.

Paw Print Press Vol. 1
The Paw Print Press Club has published its first edition for 2015-2016. Please click the "More" link to view.

bell schedule 2015-2016 (pdf)

ForrestdalePRIDE (pdf)
Please click the "more" button to read Mrs. Crow's newsletter for the week of October 5-9, 2015!

New student registration

Frequently Asked Questions

Reporting Absences
Please report your child's absence from or planned lateness to school by 9:00 am. You should call 732-842-0383, option 1 to leave a message or speak to Cathy Hawn. Your attention to this will save time and help us account for all students in an efficient manner. If your child is arriving late from a medical appointment, be sure to ask your medical provider for a note in order for the lateness to be excused. Please note that Deane-Porter school has a separate attendance line. Deane-Porter's number is 732-842-0330.

Phone Calls Home
Please remind your children that if they call you from school, they should leave a message when they do not reach you. If our nurse or school office contacts you, we will always leave a message. If you need to call back, please call 732-842-0383. Bear in mind that the number that shows up on your caller ID will not identify accurately where the call originated. Please listen to your voicemail message before calling the school back, and dial the main office number for the school of your child's enrollment.

Jennifer Gibbons, Principal

Virtual Backpack

Check here for more information or to find copies of misplaced papers.

Forrestdale School Anti-Bullying Specialist

Jennifer Crow, School Counselor, is the Anti-Bullying Specialist for Forrestdale School.
Contact Information: jcrow@rumsonschool.org or
732-842-0383 X455

Vera Ridoux, Supervisor of Student Services, is the Rumson School District Anti-Bullying Coordinator.
Contact Information: vridoux@rumsonschool.org or
732-842-0330 X316


Deane-Porter School
50 Black Point Road
Rumson, NJ 07760
Phone: 732-842-0330  
Fax: 732-212-0843 

Forrestdale School
60 Forrest Avenue
Rumson, NJ 07760
Phone:  732-842-0383
Fax: 732-219-9458 


Superintendent's Office
60 Forrest Avenue
Rumson, NJ 07760
Phone: 732-842-4747 
Fax: 732-842-4877

Business Office
60 Forrest Avenue
Rumson, NJ 07760
Phone: 732-842-0354
Fax: 732-842-4877