Forest Lake Area Schools

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Coming Events 

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October district newsletter in the mail soon

The October edition of the School Connections newsletter will be in the mailboxes of all district residents soon. This annual issue contains information about upcoming school district elections as well as information about the district's budget and finances. There is also updated information about the 2015-2020 Reshaping Opportunities for Success facilities project, which began this past summer. Click here to download a copy of this newsletter. 

School calendars approved by school board

The school calendars for the 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 school years were approved on by the Forest Lake Area School Board at it's Sept. 1 regular meeting. Due to the specific needs of construction timelines for the 2015-2020 Reshaping Opportunities for Success facilities project, classes begin about two weeks earlier than they normally would going into the 2017-2018 school year, and school will end approximately two weeks earlier than normal. Anyone wishing to view those calendars can click here to see the district's calendar page.

World's Best Workforce Community Satisfaction Survey

Forest Lake Area Schools is inviting families, staff and community members to provide feedback to the district as part of the World's Best Workforce (WBWF) annual report, which is submitted to the Minnesota Department of Education each October. The survey will be available online until Sept. 9. Those wishing to access the survey can find it online at The school district would like to thank you in advance for your participation. 

Changes to junior high sports programs

Forest Lake Area Schools will be changing the way 7th and 8th grade athletics will be offered, starting in the 2016-2017 school year. Despite what may have been incorrectly reported online, 7th and 8th grade students will still be able to participate in sports next year. These sports are not being eliminated. Public meetings have been planned throughout the rest of April and into May at our elementary schools to discuss the plan. Parents, students and members of the public are invited to discuss the district's options and proposals. For more information about the reasons these changes are being made, please click here to read a message from Superintendent Linda Madsen and Activities Director Aaron Forsythe. 

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