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Wednesday, August 15 9:00am: Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten Orientation. Please attend our orientation to learn more about Forest Hill and the first days of school. Classrooms will be open for students and parents to visit. If your child is in a different grade level and new to Forest Hill, please attend this orientation.

Tuesday, August 21 by 5:00 pm
Class Lists Posted at School and Online - You will need your student's five digit student ID number. For privacy, no names will be listed.

 Wednesday, August 22 8:07am: First Day of School! Please meet with other parents at 8:30am in the cafeteria for Coffee and Kleenex. This is a fun way to celebrate the first day of school with other parents.

 Friday, August 24 5:00pm-7:00pm: Welcome Back Social. This is a school wide event to kick off the new school year. There will be informational booths to help welcome new families to our school. All students and family are encouraged to attend. 

PTA Meeting (Date Change): Wednesday, August 29th 7:00pm

Wednesday, September 12 Back to School Night 

6:00-7:30 (6:00-6:45 3rd, 4th & 5th grade; 6:45-7:30 TK, K, 1st, 2nd grade)

Thursday, September 13 8:15am: Coffee with Mrs. Khalid (Topic: Toolbox Social Emotional Program at home and school)

Updated Tue, Aug 14th

District students compete in international coding event.

Karen, who hopes to work for NASA one day, joined dozens of middle school students who took part in the Zero Robotics International Space Station (ISS) Finals with the astronauts last Friday, August 10th. Campbell Union School District middle schoolers competed in the Zero Robotics summer program and wrote code for moving mini satellites in zero gravity.

Zero Robotics Middle School Summer Program introduces students to computer programming, robotics, and space engineering, and provides hands-on experience with programming SPHERE (Synchronized, Position, Hold, Engage, Reorient, Experimental Satellites). At the culminating event, 12 regional teams from around the globe watched live as astronauts aboard the International Space Station judged their team’s code in zero gravity.

This is the second year that Campbell Union School District summer program students have participated in Zero Robotics, thanks to the grant-funded After School Education Safety (ASES) program operated by our CUSD Extensions Department. 

Campbell Union School District students were featured in a National Geographic short film about it, called Zero Gravity.

For more about Zero Robotics, visit their website.

Updated Tue, Aug 14th

Walking and bicycling to school is an important part of leading a safe and healthy lifestyle for you and your family! Walking or biking to school brings a sense of joy and independence, while increasing physical activity levels, and reducing car congestion near school. 

There is very limited parking spots available on our campus. If you plan to drive your child to school, please look for parking spots in front of the school on McCoy Ave. Also, the traffic is quite congested from 8:00-8:10 daily. Students can be dropped off at 7:50am and wait outside for the gates to open. 

Please watch this 4 minute video about the positive image walking and biking to school can have on our students.  

Updated Tue, Aug 14th

Forest Hill is pleased to announce a new program we are introducing to all students this year. TOOLBOX is a research-based, community-tested Kindergarten through sixth grade social and emotional learning (SEL) program that strengthens children’s innate capacity for resilience, self-mastery and empathy for others through its curricula, methods, and practices.This program will directly align with our Profile of a Graduate focus this year. Students will learn skills to increase their understanding of Empathy, Collaboration and Self Direction.  Please check out this 2 minute video about the program. 

Updated Tue, Aug 14th

Please join Mrs. Khalid on Twitter to help stay connected to Forest Hill events and news. 


Updated Mon, Aug 13th

One of the most important decision-making groups at Forest Hill is our elected School Site Council. The Council is composed of five parent and community members and five representatives from the school’s staff.

The Council reviews the school plan annually, establishes a budget, makes modifications as necessary, and assists in the evaluation of the school’s programs. Members are elected by the groups that they represent. Parent and community representatives are elected for a two-year term and may stand for re-election upon the completion of each term.  If you are interested in running for the Council, please submit your name to the front office by Friday, August 31. The voting ballot will be sent home on Friday, September 7 and returned to the front office by Monday, September 10.  The elected council member will be notified and his/her name posted in the front office on Friday, September 14.

There is currently 1 seat to be filled. The candidate receiving the most votes will serve on the Council as a parent/community representative. Write-in candidates receiving votes have an equal opportunity to be elected or serve as alternates on the Council. We meet 4 times throughout the year on weekday afternoons at 3:00 pm.

Updated Mon, Aug 13th

Please add our school events onto your calendar. 

Updated Wed, Aug 8th

Welcome to the new school year at Fabulous Forest Hill! I sincerely hope you are still enjoying the summer and finding time to relax with your family and friends. The first day of school is right around the corner! We look forward to greeting old friends and making new ones, using our minds for exciting thinking and learning, and opening our hearts to support and care for one another. Forest Hill is a great place to be each day. 2018-2019 will be a fantastic year as we continue to build a positive, safe, consistent, predictable school culture filled with Respect, Responsibility and Safety. Below please find pertinent information to help ensure a smooth start to our year.

 Class Assignments:

Tentative classroom assignments will be posted in the front office window on Tuesday, August 21st at 4:00 PM. Please remember that these assignments remain tentative until enrollment stabilizes, a process that often takes a few weeks. We do our best to minimize any changes, but must accommodate incoming students to our school. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation. To find out your child’s class assignment, you will need your child’s Student ID number.

 School Schedule: 

  • First day of school:  Wednesday, August 22nd. This is a shortened day. Students will be dismissed at 1:25.
    • Start time: 
      • 8:07 (All Students) The warning bell rings at 8:07am and classrooms doors are opened.
    • Dismissal time Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays:
      • 2:20 TK-3; 2:47 4th & 5th
  • Every Wednesday is a shortened day.  It is during this time in the afternoon that the teachers receive additional educational training and plan detailed instruction to best meet the needs of your children in the classroom. 
    • Wednesday dismissal time:
      • 1:25 for TK-5

Traffic Pattern:

The safety of our students is VITAL and your compliance with the following traffic and parking procedures is imperative to ensure the children’s well being. 

  • Circle in front of kindergarten yard: 
    • This is for drop off and pick up ONLY. Please pull all the way forward before letting the students out of the car. The lane closest to the curb is for drop off and pick up. The left lane is for exiting the area when necessary. There is no parking in the circle. Parents, please stay in your car. In the morning, have the students ready with backpacks, etc. to step out quickly once you pull all the way forward. During the morning and afternoon rush, make a right turn only onto McCoy.  It is vital that cars carefully enter and exit this area.
  • Circle in front of office: 
    • This is front loop is for busses only. Cars are not permitted in this space.
  • Parking loton the side of the kindergarten area:  This area is for parking only. Drive through to the parking area, park your car, and walk your child to class. This is not a pick up or drop off area.During the morning and afternoon rush, make a right turn only onto McCoy.
  • Disabled parking and red curbs: 
    • No parking in these areas at any time.
    • Crossing guards at corner of McCoy and Meta and McCoy and Neville: 
      • If you live close to the school, please walk your child to school. For those living farther away, park in the neighborhood and walk your child to class to help decrease the number of cars at the beginning and end of the school day.

 Student/Parent Handbook:

This is now available on the school website, under Student Handbook.  Please take time to read it with your child as it contains important information about Forest Hill and our expectations. 


Hot lunch is offered in the cafeteria. Full price is $3.50; reduced price is 40 cents, and milk costs 50 cents. An application for free or reduced lunch is included in your first day packet (must be completed each year).

 Dress Code:

We strictly enforce the dress code. Students need to dress respectfully for school and avoid flips flops, wheelie shoes, high heels, spaghetti straps, short shorts and skirts, and super baggy pants.

 Friday Folders:

Clear communication between the school and home is crucial to the academic success of each student. Every Friday, we send home a white envelope, known as the Friday Folder, which includes important district, school, teacher, and PTA information. Please read this information carefully in order to familiarize yourself with school activities, opportunities, and educational practices. Sign and return the envelope to school on Monday morning.

 Falcon Features:

Every week our school newsletter, Falcon Features, will be available online through email. Please use the following address to have the newsletter sent electronically

School Web Site:

 Check out this site for important and interesting information.


The PTA is a vital part of the Fabulous Forest Hill community! This dedicated group helps support our many programs. We invite you to join our PTA and be part of the action!

Back to School Night will be on Wednesday, September 12th beginning at 6:00. Please mark your calendars and plan to attend this important night! Stay tuned for more specific information in the coming weeks. Our first coffee with the principal event will also be on September 13th at 8:15am in the cafeteria.


Denise Khalid

Principal, Forest Hill School dkhalid [at]

Updated Wed, Aug 8th

Stay informed about school and district events by using the online calendar.

Watch this 54-second video to see how to use our online school and district events calendar.

Updated Tue, Aug 7th

CUSD is going paperless this year, so you won't receive the big green envelope of registration materials from Forest Hill.

Did you receive your digital back-to-school packet by email from our District Office?

Complete the packet and print your confirmation receipt.  Bring your confirmation receipt on Registration Day  to receive your student class schedule.

Pick up a hardcopy packet in the Forest Hill School office.  

OR if you cannot pick up a hardcopy packet on these dates, please call our office 408-364-4279.

Bell Schedule

  • In Session8:10–10:10
  • Recess10:10–10:30
  • In Session10:30–11:50
  • Lunch11:50–12:37 *
  • In Session12:37–2:20 **

* Wed lunch ends at 12:31

** Wednesdays end at 1:25

  • In Session8:10–10:10
  • Recess10:10–10:30
  • In Session10:30–12:10
  • Lunch12:10–12:57 *
  • In Session12:57–2:20 **

* Wed lunch ends at 12:51

** Wednesdays end at 1:25

  • In Session8:10–10:10
  • Recess10:10–10:30
  • In Session10:30–12:10
  • Lunch12:10–12:57 *
  • In Session12:57–2:47 **

* Wed lunch ends at 12:51

** Wednesdays end at 1:25


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