Forest Hill Elementary School

School News

Updated Wed, Jun 16th

If you need anything, please contact the district office at (408) 364-4200.  Have a wonderful summer and we look forward to welcoming back all our students  on August 19th, 2021.

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We are so proud of all the students, staff, and parents who persevered this year. We all have worked hard and we all deserve a break so that we can rejuvenate and return back to school in August refreshed and ready to continue our journey at Forest Hill.


Along with ending an unprecedented school year, we wanted to send a special farewell to a few of our staff who are either retiring or moving on from Forest Hill.  Mr. Fletcher, Mrs. Prakash, Ms. Howland, and Ms. Holly are retiring. They have committed many years to education and to our students.  We also want to thank Ms. Baniaga and Ms Isaak for the work they have done at Forest Hill as they move on to a different school district.  We thank all of them from the bottom of our hearts and wish them all the best as they start a new journey in their lives. They have made an impact here and they will always be remembered.


We also want to thank Ms. Ajlouni, our assistant principal. We are proud to announce that she will be leaving Forest Hill so that she can lead Blackford as their new principal.  She too has left a mark on our school and we are grateful for the work she has done supporting our students, staff, and parents. She will be missed!


Of course we cannot forget our outgoing 5th graders as they transition into middle school. We are beyond proud of them and we wish them all the best. We hope that they continue to visit Forest Hill so that we remain in touch.


Please be sure to check your emails and our website in August for updates and information regarding the new school year. We will be waiting for guidance from the CDC and the Public Health Department to determine whether we will need to follow any special safety guidelines this upcoming school year. We will share more as information is shared with us.  Until then, please enjoy your summer, spend quality time with your children and we look forward to seeing all our returning students back on Thursday, August 19th, 2021.


Please be sure to view the student calendar for the 2021-2022 school year.

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It certainly has been a year to remember. We are so proud of all our students, staff, and families for persevering during what has been a unique year. We have stood together as one and together we have gotten through this year ending with a successful school year. 


Last Week’s Schedule:

Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday are all minimum days. We will follow our Wednesday schedule (K-3 dismissal at 11:45 AM, 4-5 dismissal at noon, and all our special day classes are dismissed at 12:10 PM).  Report cards will be available on the parent portal on the last day of school.

Forest Hill has typically not held formal 5th grade promotion ceremonies. We usually host a pool party, but due to the pandemic we are unable to do it this year. As a result, the teachers and PTA parents have planned a school event on their last day so we can send them off on a fun and positive note. 

We have also planned something special for the 5th graders who attended the Campbell Distance Learning (CDL) school this year and for those who choose to finish off the year in Short Distance Learning (SDL).  These families can swing by Forest Hill on Wednesday, June 9th between 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. to pick up a promotion lawn sign and a goodie bag with the materials of some of the projects the current Forest Hill fifth graders are doing. A huge thank you to our PTA that helped provide these for all our fifth graders and for the fifth grade teachers and parents who are working behind the scenes to get everything ready.


We also want to invite families to come and take pictures of their outgoing 5th grader in front of the graduation posters we will have set up outside of the school during that last week. We ask that you plan to take pictures the final Tuesday or Wednesday of the year from 1 p.m - 4 p.m. or the Friday (after the last day of school) from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. to help adhere to social distancing guidelines.

We wish all our outgoing 5th graders all the best as they transition into middle school and we look forward to seeing all our returning students back on Thursday, August 19th, 2021.

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Santa Clara Public Library - 2021 Summer Reading Challenge
Read 20 hours between June 1 - July 31 and win a Summer Reading Tote and enter into a drawing to win
Gift certificates to Children's Discovery Museum, Cal Academy of Sciences, and AMC Movie Theaters
San Jose Public Library - Summer Learning
Read to learn and also earn prizes!
San Francisco Public Library - Summer Stride 2021
This website has great summer reading recommendations per grade level.  They are also planning several events live on YouTube or Facebook including author visits, STEM activities, and story time!
Barnes and Noble
1st-6th graders can earn a free book at Barnes and Noble by reading a designated number of books (from any source) and bringing in their completed Reading Journal.
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During the last 3 days of school, we will follow our current Wednesday schedule. The times are as follows:

K-3 will be dismissed at 11:45 AM

4-5 will be dismissed at 12:00 PM

All Special Day Classes will be dismissed at 12:15 PM

Please be sure to adjust your schedules and pick up your student on time.

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Attendance is important and we want to start off our school year on the right track. Please note that the first day of school is on Thursday, August 19th. Please plan your vacation around our school calendar so that your children do not miss out on school. Thank you!

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We're looking forward to the new year, and we hope you are too!

Please help us by taking a minute and complete this form letting us know if your student will be back at Forest Hill next year. Please respond no later than May 17th, 2021. This information will help us assign our teachers and place our students into classes for the 2021-2022 school year. In an effort to ensure balanced classes, parent/teacher requests will not be honored.

Please use this link to access the form.

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The children are thrilled, and we are happy to be able to engage with them again in person. It fills our hearts and has reminded us why we are in the field of education. We wanted to share some shout outs:

Teachers/Staff- Thank you for your hard work, flexibility, and commitment to our students. This year has been a tough one for everyone. We recognize how hard you work to bring the best to our students,

Students- For working hard and adjusting to all the new safety protocols. They have been doing an awesome job with wearing their masks and playing in their assigned zones. Also, thank you for remembering to walk your bikes and scooters when on campus. Safety is always first!

Parents- Thank you for making sure you are dropping off your students as close as possible to their drop off times, remaining in your cars, and only having one adult drop them off. We know it has been nice seeing each other. Please remember that for safety reasons we need to minimize crowds so thank you to those who are moving off campus as soon as they drop off their little ones and during pick up time.

PTA- They have been our rock! Thank you for your willingness to help in any way possible and for the amazing luncheon in honor of teacher/staff appreciation week. It was delicious!

Friendly Reminders:

•Wednesday is early dismissal: K-3 @ 11:45, 4-5 @ 12:00 and SDC @ 12:15

• We have a designated coned off area on campus for 1-3 siblings to wait for their older siblings to get out. This way parents can come at the later time to pick up all their children. This will prevent parents from waiting around and help with congestion. We have the same system for the mornings, as well.

• If your child is ill, keep them home. We need you to reach out to our health clerk, Denise Figueira, and let her know. When you call or email, it is very helpful if you let us know what your child’s symptoms are. Students with any COVID symptoms will be sent home and will be able to return to school when we have received a negative COVID test or a letter from the doctor stating that their illness is not related to COVID.

Attendance # (408) 341-7132

Health Clerk’s Email //dfigueira [at]">dfigueira [at]

Thanks and let’s have a great rest of the school year!


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We are beyond excited to welcome all our students back on May 3rd. Please view the attached parent information for some logistical information. Also, feel free to join us at our Principal's Coffee on Wednesday, April 28th at 4 PM. We will share what the school day will be like to ensure everyone's safety. The presentation slides that will be shared during the Principal's Coffee have been attached for those who are unable to attend.

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A winner will be selected by our principal, Mrs. Chitwood and our Assistant Principal, Ms. Ajlouni. Artwork must be submitted as a digital file using  Submissions are due by May 3, 2021. Please check out the flyer for more details.