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Special Announcements


Forrestdale Conferences:

Wednesday, March 4th at 7:00 pm

Thursday and Friday, March 5th and 6th from 1:35-3:00.  Please note that these will be 1:00 dismissal days

Conference letters were mailed home if your child's teacher needs a conference with you at this time.  If you did not receive a letter, this means that your child does not need a conference. If you wish to meet with your child's teacher, you may still schedule a conference by calling the main office at extension 314 or 331 during school hours.



Upcoming Spring Season Sport Signup: Please click on the link below to signup for Spring Sports.*** The student must be logged into the school Google account in order to sign up.

Spring Sport Sign Up

Physicals will be given with the school doctor on Friday, March 13th.  Please email Mrs. Montanez at mmontanez@rumsonschool.org to make an appointment with the school physician.  If you are having a physical with the school doctor, all paperwork must be submitted prior to the physical.  If you are having a physical with your family physician please make sure paperwork is submitted by March 17th.  All physicals are good for one year. 


The 2015 Forrestdale yearbook order form is now available in the Forrestdale virtual backpack.  Advance orders are due February 27, 2015.  Placing an advance order is the best way to ensure that you will have a yearbook in June.

"Give a Kids a Smile NJ" is on February 6th

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month and dentists across the state mark the occasion by opening their doors and hearts to children ages 12 and younger in need of dental care.
Friday, February 6 is designated Give Kids a Smile Day in New Jersey. Click the link below to view the list of dentists who will accept children for examination and treatment. On GKAS day children may expect to have a check-up, cleaning, x-rays and fluoride or sealant application. In addition, many locations will also treat children in need of restorative work, such as fillings, extractions and crowns. If the child needs follow-up care, the dentist may refer the family to a local clinic or make other arrangements to complete treatment.







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.


2014-2015 Marking Periods


Marking Period 1

September 4, 2014- November 5, 2014       

Interim reports due October 3, 2014          

Interim reports mailed October 7, 2014         

Grades Due November 13, 2014

Report cards go home November 18, 2014



Monday, December 1, 2014  - FD Night Conferences

Tuesday, December 2, 2014  - DP Night Conferences

December 3, 4, and 5  - 1:00 p.m. Dismissal for Conferences


Marking Period 2

November 10, 2014- January 23, 2014          

Interim reports due December 12, 2014

Interim reports mailed December 16, 2014   

Grades due  January 29, 2015

Report cards go home February 3, 2015



Marking Period 3

January 26, 2015- April 10, 2015                 

 Interim reports due February 24, 2015

Interim reports mailed February 26, 2015     

Grades due April 16, 2015

Report cards go home April 21, 2015



Tuesday, March 3, 2015   -  DP Night Conferences

Wednesday, March  4, 2015  -  FD Night Conferences

March 5 and 6  -  1:00 p.m. Dismissal for Conferences



Marking Period 4

April 13, 2015- June 16, 2015                       

Interim reports due May 7, 2015

Interim reports mailed May 12, 2015            

Grades due June 18, 2015

Report cards go home June 18, 2015 (DP)

Report cards mailed home June 30, 2015 (FD)          

FD Gives Back
Forrestdale students participated in a “Bag Brigade” canned food drive for Lunch Break in Red Bank. Students, by grade level, were assigned items to donate that would be a part of a full meal for families in need. On December 19, student and parent volunteers bagged the items for delivery while sipping hot cocoa. This community event resulted in a total of 232 bags of food being collected and loaded into two trucks for delivery to Lunch Break.

Students “Give a Little Bit”
During a school-wide assembly on December 17, 2014, in honor of PRIDE, students reflected on the Season of Giving. They thought about the gifts that embody the sentiment of PRIDE that they have shown or given to others this year, while planning character related goals for 2015. Various student groups and individuals were recognized for the gifts they provide to the Forrestdale Community throughout the year.

Paw Print Press-Issue 1(2014-2015) (pdf)
The Forrestdale Paw Print Press club has published its first edition for the 2014-15 school year. Please click the "More" link to view the latest!

Student Assembly Program
On November 13, 2014, the PTO hosted a Veterans Day assembly program for Forrestdale students. Students adorned in red, white and blue, were treated to an esteemed guest speaker, Rumson resident, Mr. Michael Lilley. Michael Lilley was a Marine infantry officer from 1986-1996, serving in the Mediterranean, Panama and Desert Shield/Storm. Mr. Lilley grew up in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War and his family was stationed throughout the region until the 1990s. His father was in the CIA and US ambassador to Taiwan, South Korea and China.

Students were a captive audience as Mr. Lilley led them on a historical journey through the United States’ military involvement in WW I through current battles. His overall message to students was powerful: American Veterans have changed the World!

Ready, Set, Go...Dream, Dare, Do
Students were treated to a PTO-sponsored assembly program on October 7, 2014, as part of the district character education initiative, PRIDE. The presentation for Grades 4 and 5, titled, “Ready, Set, Go” encouraged students to set goals, determine a plan to achieve these goals, be strong to persevere through the challenges and obstacles they may face on their journey to reaching their goals, and support others in their endeavors. Grade 6 – 8 students attended a character-building assembly, “Dream, Dare, Do.” Testimonials and interviews featuring middle school and high school students highlighted the challenges many students face growing up today. Students were encouraged to “dare to do something” to achieve their goals and reach success.

Back to School Night Presentation (pdf)

Forrestdale Students Show PRIDE
Students came together for the first school-wide meeting of the year on September 11, 2014. Grade 8 students, in various leadership roles, assisted in presenting the Forrestdale Expectations for promoting a positive school climate, focusing on Bulldawg PRIDE : Peace, Respect, Integrity, Differences accepted and celebrated, and Empathy.

A-B Day Calendar
To see what days are A or B days, please click here...

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.

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
Laurie Volpe, Supervisor of Curriculum, Instruction & Guidance, is the district Anti-Bullying Coordinator.
Contact Information: lvolpe@rumsonschool.org or 732-945-3100

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