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HIB Information
District Anti-Bullying Coordinators & Specialists
Jessica Piernik, Deane-Porter
Contact Information:
      732-842-0383 x409
Nancy Pearson, Forrestdale
Contact Information:
      732-842-0330 x455

Affirmative Action Info

District Affirmative Action and Title IX Officer
Michael Snyder, Supervisor of Special Education

Contact Information:

District 504 Officer
Vera Ridoux, Supervisor of Curriculum, Instruction, & Assessments

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Forrestdale Drama Club presents

Guys and Dolls Junior

Tickets $10

Thursday, January 26th-7:30 PM

                                         Friday, January 27th-7:30 PM

                                        Saturday, January 28th- 2:00 PM

     January 27th- MP 2 ends
     February 1st- FD/Holy Cross Game 
     February 6th - RFH incoming parent meeting 7PM; tours (as needed basis) - 6 PM

The Ski/Snowboard trips will be available to any 6th, 7th and 8th graders.  More information and sign up forms will be available  on the club website.  Sign up for 1 or ALL!!!!

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8th Grade "Back in the Day" photo, message & quote


We are going paperless!  Please check the virtual backpack every Tuesday to see any important weekly notices from the PTO, REF and other local organizations.  

6 Day Rotation Calendar


To make a sports physical appointment, please email


News & Announcements

Paw Print Press Issue 1
The Paw Print Press Club has published their first issue for 2016-17. Click the "More" link to read all about it!

Forestdale Bell Schedule 2016-17 (pdf)

Supply Lists
Check here for the supplies list for the 2016-17 School Year!

Six-Day Rotation Schedule

Winter Sports Signups
Click below to sign up through your school google account for fall sports
  • All students trying out for winter sports must have an updated physical, no more than one year old. Please visit your family physican to fill out all necessary forms
  • Please see the sports manual on the sports page for necessary paperwork.

New Student Registration
New to Forrestdale? Welcome! Please call Cathy Hawn at 732-842-0383 ext 331 to make arrangements to get the Forrestdale registration packet appropriate for your grade level.

Frequently Asked Questions
Answers to many of your 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 Mrs. Zimbile. 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.

Mrs. Jennifer Gibbons, Principal 

Phone: 732-842-0383 
Fax: 732-219-9458 

Mrs. Tricia Zifchak, Admin Asst
Mrs. Ann Zimbile, Admin Asst


Virtual Backpack

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

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.  Please us caution when dropping of at the Blackpoint curb, and be sure students exit curbside.

 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 the virtual backpack on Tuesdays for up to date fliers and notices, froms from the school, parent organiztions, and the  local community.
  • Students are not permitted in the building before 8:25 am, unless meeting with a teacher or using the library for study hall.  Teachers are not required to be on duty until 8:25 am, and students may not be in the building without supervision.  Please make every effort to drop off students as close to 8:30 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.