7:00 PM - 8:00 PM PFE Back to School Night (Grades 3-5)
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM PFE Back to School Night (Grades K, 1 and 2)
Park Forest Elementary Back to School FAQ
1. When is the first day of school?
The first day of school is September 1st for all 1st - 5th grade students. The doors to our building open for students at 8:30 AM. Our school day ends at 2:50 PM.
September 1st is Kindergarten Orientation - We invite you and your kindergarten child to attend an important orientation meeting on September 1st in your child's classroom. If your child is in room 120 with Mrs. Stroschein or 121 with Mrs. Mattivi, it will be held from 10:00 - 11:00 AM. If your child is in room 126 with Mrs. Funk or 127 with Mrs. Valent, it will be held from 1:00 - 2:00 PM.
This means that your kindergarten child only attends one hour of school on September 1st and goes home with you after the orientation. The first full day for kindergarten students will be on September 2nd. The school day begins at 8:44 AM and ends at 2:50 PM.
The doors to our building open for students at 8:30 AM.
2. How do I find out who my child's teacher(s) will be?
On Monday, August 24th, you may log into the Home Access Center (HAC) to find out who your child’s teacher is and what classroom. Here is a link for direction to HAC http://scasd.schoolwires.com/Page/22436
3. Where can I find my child's school bus information?
When you access information about your child’s teacher, you will also find out the school bus information through the Home Access Center (HAC) http://scasd.schoolwires.com/Page/22436
4. What school supplies will my child need?
Our PFE PTO has very generously contributed funds to purchase school supplies for our students. With the majority of items being purchased by the PTO, there are still some supplies that your child may need specific to the grade level that your child is in.
Here is the link for that information (under Headlines on PFE Webpage).
5. Will there be an Open House for my child to meet his/her teacher?
PFE will host an Open House on August 27th from 11:00 AM - Noon. Please consider coming to PFE to see your child’s teacher, classroom, and perhaps meet some classmates.
6. Are back-to-school orientations scheduled? If so, when?
Our Back to School nights will be on:
September 17th from 7:00 - 8:00 PM for 3rd - 5th grade
September 24th from 7:00 - 8:00 PM for Kindergarten - 2nd grade.
Please gather in the All Purpose Room for a brief orientation and then visit your child’s classroom teacher and your child in the classroom.
7. How do I apply for reduced price or free school lunches?
For information about how to apply, please see the SCASD Food Services website at: http://www.scasd.org/Page/1050.
As approved by the SCASD Board of Directors, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day will now be a district-wide school holiday for students. Under the revised calendar, there will be no school for students on Monday, Jan. 18, 2016, and Friday, Jan. 29, 2016 is now a regular school day.
To assist you with planning, here are the updated academic calendar and list of scheduled days with no school for the 2015-16 school year.