In our ongoing effort to provide updated information to our Forest Hills community, and information as we head back to school, we have created this page to address questions we are receiving, and for the sharing of information, guidance, and resources. Please remember that information is changing rapidly. Everyone can do their part to help and be supportive during this uncertain time. Children take their cues from adults. By upholding the district’s guiding principles of caring, collaboration, open communication, respect, and trust, we are confident that we will get through this together, as a community. We appreciate your cooperation and trust as we proactively work together for everyone’s safety.
Updated Info./Discussions About Fall of 2020
June 5, 2020: “Our Kids, Our Future: COVIE-19 and the looming crisis in public school funding” by School News Network
May 29, 2020: “What will school look like in the fall? Community leaders prepare for various scenarios” by School News Network
May 26, 2020: “School officials join legislators calling for federal help with pandemic-induced state budget shortfalls” by School News Network
May 22, 2020: “Superintendents face massive budget cuts that would dwarf those in the Great Recession” by School News Network
May 8, 2020: An article titled, “School leaders working together to plan for fall and beyond” appeared in School News Network and gave an overview of the very initial stages happening at Kent Intermediate School District and there is a committee made up of area superintendents looking into numerous options.
- Items Needed by Area Hospitals and Health Care Agencies: Donation Lists
- FHPS Infection Control Measures
- Reminders of When to Keep a Child Home from School
- Kent County Health Department
- CDC Coronavirus Situation Summary
- Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Map
- Michigan.gov Coronavirus Update
- Spectrum Health: Handwashing Reminders and Protocol
- FHPS Continuity of Learning Plan
- Student WiFi Locations
- Return to Learn Summary
Previous messages from the district about the coronavirus
Dear Forest Hills Families, Today, we are pleased to release the highlights of our return to learn plan that describes how we will begin the 2020-21 school year. Our plan is based first and foremost on the health and safety of our students and staff members. Second, our plan is designed to deliver high-quality instruction, […]
Although Forest Hills Public Schools will end its food distribution program on Friday, June 23, due to a lack of federal funding for this program in our district, there are many options throughout Kent County to assist families in need. Here is just a small listing of organizations to assist with food insecurity: The Other […]
The district will continue with breakfast and lunch meal distribution during June for all students age 18 and under as well as students with disabilities age 26 and under. Locations: Central High School and Northern High School Days: Tuesday (Wednesday-Friday meals) and Friday (Saturday-Tuesday meals) Time: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, no in-person offerings are available this summer at Forest Hills Public Schools. However, multiple online options exist and these options are posted on our website on our Summer Academy page. As always, prior to enrollment, please check with your school counselor to determine appropriate course selection(s) and complete a self-paid course […]
Unfortunately, all summer 2020 enrichment programs operated through the Forest Hills Community Services department have been canceled. This includes FHPS Summerstock Theater and all aquatic programs.
Our world has changed significantly due to COVID-19. Everyone’s reality at home is now different. As a result, now more than ever, it is critical to take care of your mental health. Please remember that you are not alone; there are people in your school community to help. FHPS has created a web page full […]
Dear Forest Hills Families, Here is some updated information on a few topics; meal distribution, Chromebook device distribution, and the district’s transition from supplemental learning to ongoing, remote learning. Meal Distribution The district will continue with breakfast and lunch meal distribution through June 2 for all students age 18 and under as well as students […]
Dear Forest Hills Families, I share the following sensitive information in hopes that parents and loved ones of our students will be able to process and share this information with your children in a manner that you see fit. I am hearing from multiple sources that the governor will issue an Executive Order (likely on […]