Forest Lake Area Schools

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Coming Events 

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Proposed calendars for future school years released

Proposed school calendars for the 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 school years have been released and are available for review. These calendars will be voted 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 2015-20120 Reshaping Opportunities for Success Facilities project, the district is proposing that class begin about two weeks earlier that it normally does going into the 2017-2018 school year and that it end approximately two weeks earlier. Anyone wishing to view the proposed 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.

Back to school event

Forest Lake Area Schools, with support from the Forest Lake Police Department, First Resource Bank, Walmart and others, will be distributing free backpacks and school supplies to Forest Lake Area School District families with a financial need. Families can register for the backpacks and school supplies, or receive additional information about the event, by contacting Joy Mouch on or before Aug. 19. Her phone number is 651-982-8155, or she can be reached by email at Registration is not required, but it is appreciated as it will help ensure there are enough supplies for everyone who attends. Elementary backpacks will include most items that are​ the same for all ​students in ​grades K-6​. Secondary backpacks​ (grades 7-12) will include most common items needed for classes.​  Supplies will not include calculators and head phones. Backpacks and supplies will be available for pickup on Thursday, Aug. 25 between 6 and 8 p.m. at the Central Learning Center. The address is 200 SW 4th Street, Forest Lake, MN.

High School summer parking information 

Access to the Forest Lake Area High School building and parking lots will be limited during construction this summer. These changes will start on Monday, June 13 and continue throughout the summer. Entrance to the building will only be available through Door 9, near the high school's south parking lot. Please click here to see a document that will more fully explain the changes taking place and how best to visit our high school building.

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. 

MnDOT construction on Hwy. 61

The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) has begun construction of a roundabout at the intersection of U.S. Highway 61 and Minnesota Highway 97, near our high school, Century Junior High and the Forest Lake Area School District Office. Information about this construction is available on a video produced by MnDOT. Click here to see this video.

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