Public Schools Week, celebrated the week of February 26–March 1, is a time for us to celebrate our public schools and the benefits they provide to their community.
Each of our Forest Lake Area Schools has programs and lessons in place to help students of all ages build positive relationships with each other and with school staff. This work emphasizes kindness, empathy and respect. It helps our students become part of a community and practice the essential life skills of living and working alongside people who have different backgrounds and personal characteristics.
Research shows that regular attendance at school truly matters. National studies show that a middle schooler who misses two or fewer days each year has a 93% chance of starting high school on track to graduate versus 66% for a child who misses 10 or more days.
Families and systems that push for consistent attendance at school create habits that continue into adulthood and the workplace. In the present, making school attendance a priority has far-reaching benefits for a student’s development.
Students in elementary and early childhood programs will be off of school on October 18-20 and students in middle school, high school and STEP will be off of school October 19-20.
Support our high school student athletes this fall by attending a game or event and cheering for the Rangers! The athletic schedule is available online.
Our Immersion Plus program offers a different approach to Spanish immersion in which students are taught literacy instruction in English while other subject areas, including math and science, are taught in Spanish.