COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS
This sheet answers some of the most commonly asked questions by Forest Lake Area Middle School's parents. But, most important, if you have any questions during the school year, don’t hesitate to contact us. We want to hear from you!
Activities Information: This information can be found on the Ranger’s website (rangers.flaschools.org). On this website, you will find schedule information, dates, fees and directions to away events. You must sign-up for all school sports online.
Announcements: Announcements are made during Advisory and are the primary source of information on activities and/or other announcements that affect their school life. Other announcements may be made to classes over the P.A. system, if necessary, at the end of the school day.
Forest Lake Area Middle School Newsletter: The Middle School sends out a newsletter via email every other Friday highlighting various announcements and events happening within the district and school. If you would like to sign-up for Forest Lake Area Middle School's newsletter, please go to cen.flaschools.org and click the “news” icon in the upper right corner below the search bar which will then allow you to enter your email address.
Health Concerns: Medications are distributed through the Health Office at the middle school. Policy requires parents to bring all medication to school. Please call 982-3009 if you have any questions.
Internet Use: Just a reminder that parents are no longer required sending in a permission slip for Internet use. Instead, parents need to contact the school (Mr. Burris) if they wish their son or daughter to be excluded from Internet use.
Late to School: Students are expected to be in class at 7:35 a.m. Students reporting to school after this time are to report directly to the office to sign in.
Lunch Money: Students are notified by the cashiers in the cafeteria when their account balance is $5.00 or less. Questions may be directed to the Supervisor of Food Services at 982-3028.
Parents who drive their student to school: Parents should drop off and pick-up students in the front of the building. There is a lot of bus traffic before and after school, so your patience is appreciated.
Requesting Homework: Teacher’s websites should be updated weekly. Any assignment that is handed out to students will be posted on the teacher’s website. If a student is absent, any missing assignment should be downloaded from the teacher’s website. The middle school office will no longer coordinate and put together missing assignments for students.
School Rules/Policies: Students were given a copy of the district Code of Conduct at the beginning of the year. Students and advisory teachers have already gone over these policies during their advisory time at the beginning of the year.
Student Vue/Parent Vue: Student Vue / Parent Vue is an outstanding electronic tool to monitor your student’s school information. Parent Vue includes everything from grades, report cards, transcripts, State and District test scores, attendance and disciplinary information can be found on this site in addition to being able to pay for a sport and/or activity. Student Vue allows students to view their grades and report cards, as well as missing work within classes. To sign-up for Student Vue/Parent Vue, please email Kristi Guttormson at email@example.com indicating your name and that you would like your Activation Code, as well as your student’s name and grade. You will then receive an email containing your code and instructions to help set-up your account. If you have further questions, please contact Kristi Guttormson in the Principal’s Office at 982-3100.
Start times and bus schedules: Buses arrive at between 7:25 and 7:35 a.m. The day starts at 7:35 a.m. and 7th period is over at 2:13. If you experience any difficulties with bus transportation, please call Transportation at 982-8190.
Students leaving school early: Students leaving school early should bring a note from their Parent/Guardian stating where they are going and what time they need to be dismissed. They should bring the note into Health Office/Attendance Office to receive a pass to leave early. You may also call the office to make arrangements, but the student must then be signed out in the Health Office/Attendance Office before being allowed to leave.
Vacation policy: Hopefully, vacations won’t be scheduled during school time. But if there isn’t an alternative, students are to bring a note to the attendance secretary in the office. They will be given a form that is to be carried around to each of their teachers, who will note homework assignments and procedures for making up missed work.
Visiting Forest Lake Area Middle School: Parents are always welcome. It does help if you arrange for your visit ahead of time by simply calling the school: 982-3100. Remember, only the front entrance (Door #1) will be accessible during the day. Please “check in” with the Student Services Office Staff who will arrange an escort for your school visit. Students will not be allowed to have an outside visitor travel with them during the school day.