- Bus #3 – Central Woodlands, Central Middle, Central High
- Bus #6 – Northern Trails, Northern Hills Middle, Northern High
- Bus #8 – Pine Ridge Elementary, Central Middle, Central High
- Bus #11 – Knapp Forest Elementary, Eastern Middle, Eastern High
- Bus #13 – Pine Ridge, Northern Hills Middle, Northern High
- Bus #23 – Meadow Brook Elementary, Eastern Middle, Eastern High
- Bus #89 – Thornapple Elementary, Central Middle, Central High
- Bus #91 – Ada Elementary, Eastern Middle, Eastern High
When Forest Hills Public Schools receives the notification of a COVID-19 positive test result within our school community, we work with the Kent County Health Department to inform any other student/staff that were in close contact with the person who received the positive case. When a student or staff member tests positive for COVID-19, it is the responsibility of the Kent County Health Department to contact those identified as close contacts. The Kent County Health Department looks back 48 hours before the onset of symptoms when reviewing who may have been exposed and determining who may be a close contact. If you do not qualify as a close contact, you will not hear from the health department.
To see the current numbers of confirmed cases of students/staff in our district, please visit the FHPS dashboard on the Kent Intermediate School District’s website, linked here.
Forest Hills Public Schools is requiring any person who is not fully vaccinated to wear a properly fitted face mask when present inside any of our school buildings. If a positive COVID-19 case is identified in our building, principals are required to do contact tracing to determine who may have been exposed. The following charts help explain the guidelines principals would follow to determine a student’s exposure and quarantine status.
For a PDF version of the above chart, please click here regarding monitoring for symptoms and possible quarantining.
If a student is exposed but not required to quarantine, the student can attend school and participate in sports and extracurricular activities but must adhere to masking, social distancing, and avoid gatherings outside of school for 10 days after last exposure or after 7 days with a negative PCR test.
The Kent County Health Department’s public health order requires districts to share their COVID-19 prevention strategies with the community. You can access the Forest Hills Public Schools’ prevention strategies here.
As of the start of the 2021-22 school year, masks are required for all PreK-6th grades students and staff regardless of vaccination status. Any person who is not fully vaccinated and in any FHPS building must wear a properly fitted face mask. This includes students and staff in grades 7-12 as well. Additionally, anyone riding on a school bus, regardless of age or vaccination status must wear a mask as required by existing public health orders.