Important rules to remember.
- Walk in the hallways.
- Keep hands, feet, and other objects to yourself.
- Leave gum and candy at home.
- Arrive on time with all needed school materials.
- Behave appropriately.
- Use proper language at all times and be polite.
- Leave hats, sunglasses, toys, unapproved electronic devices, etc. at home.
- Alcohol, tobacco, and drugs are NOT allowed.
Cell Phone / Technology
Cell phones or items of personal technology (ipods, MP3 players) are not to be used during instructional hours. If a student possesses personal technology, they should be turned off and kept out-of-sight inside a pocket, book bag, or purse. If these devices disrupt the educational process or out at any point during the school day, progressive discipline will be implemented and the item in question will be confiscated. The item will be only be released to a parent. Pick up may occur from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm. School Board employees will not be held liable for wireless communication devices (cell telephones, camera telephones, or pagers) that are lost, stolen, or confiscated while in their possession.
Drugs & AlcoholStudents may not possess, use, transmit, or sell drugs or mood-altering substances (including, but not limited to):
- alcohol and/or alcoholic beverages,
- steroids, and
- over-the-counter medications.
First offense will result in a ten day suspension and a referral to the area substance abuse case manager who shall refer the student to an appropriate counseling program. Second and subsequent offenses will result in a ten day suspension and a mandatory expulsion.
When students are signed out early on an ongoing basis, their academic performance may be negatively impacted. In order to avoid conflict with your child’s classes, we encourage you to make medical and dental appointments during off-school hours. If it becomes necessary for your child to leave school early, please make arrangements to pick them up 40 minutes prior to dismissal time. A student can only be released to an individual listed on his or her emergency card. The adult wishing to sign out the student must present a photo ID before any student can be released from school. In order to expedite your child’s release, please know your student’s homeroom teacher. Students may not walk or bicycle home during school hours. Signing out early may indicate patterns of non-attendance and may indicate early signs of truancy.
Hours of Supervision
School hours are from 9:15 am to 3:50 pm. Supervision of students is provided from 8:50 am to 4:20 pm. We ask all the parents for their cooperation in dropping off and picking up students at the designated times to insure maximum student safety.
Interim Reports are issued to students four times a year. Interims are sent home at mid-term of every marking period and must be signed and returned to the school. Please check the district calendar for the dates the interims will be sent home. If your child's interim report is of concern, please schedule a parent-teacher conference in order to address the issue in a timely manner before the end of the marking period.
Students have 2 class days to make up the work for each class day absent, not including the day of return. However, previously assigned work is due the day of return. These deadlines may be extended by the principal for extenuating circumstances.
Media Center Procedures
- Take good care of our books.
- Return books on time. Books may be checked out for one week and may be renewed two times.
- 2 books may be checked out at a time.
If you are interested, please contact the Office Manager. Before volunteering, you must complete the on-line application at browardschools.com/volunteer-application. We look forward to hearing from you!
Book Donation Policy
We sincerely welcome gifts and donations in the form of materials or monetary funds. All donations are reviewed according to the collection and development policy and must meet the same criteria as all other items. Books not accepted for the collection will be disposed of in a manner determined by the library.
The donation should meet the following criteria before adding to the collection.
- The offered items are within the scope of the library’s collection and their use falls within the stated library mission.
- The library has enough time and resources to process and maintain the offered items.
- The item does not unnecessarily duplicate materials already held.
- The item’s condition is acceptable.
- The library has space to store the donated items.
- The item is supportive of the school's curriculum or interests of faculty and students and is on an appropriate middle school academic level.
Protected Health Information
This Notice of Privacy Practices tells you how you and your child’s Protected Health Information (PHI) may be used and how the school district keeps this information private and confidential. PHI includes demographic and medical information about the past, present, or future physical or mental health of an individual. Demographic information could include you and your child’s name, address, telephone number, social security number, and any other means of identifying you and/or your child as a specific person. It is important for you to be aware that this law allows the school district to share your and your child’s PHI without your consent under the following circumstances:
- With another health care provider for purposes of your or your child’s treatment;
- To insurance companies, Medicaid, or local, state, or federal agencies to pay for the services provided to you or your child
- Reporting abuse of children, adults, or disabled persons;
- Investigations related to a missing child;
- Public health purposes including vital statistics, disease reporting, and regulation of health professionals.
- Court orders and/or subpoenas; and judicial and administrative proceedings.
You may contact the school for further information on your child's Protected Health Information.
Bus transportation is available to all Forest Glen Middle School students who live more than two miles from the school site. Students are to ride only the bus to which they have been assigned. Student conduct on the bus must conform with the bus driver's regulations. This is important for the safety of everyone. Any repeated and/or serious violations may result in suspension from the school bus. Students get ten minutes in the afternoon to locate and board their bus. If a student misses the bus he/she should immediately come to the office and request permission to call home. Parents should have a prearranged plan of action with their children if he/she misses the bus, or if there is an emergency dismissal. If buses are late in the morning, students are to remain at the bus stop until the bus arrives. If the buses are late in the afternoon, students must wait at school, unless permission is given by the parents to go home in another manner. Complaints or concerns should be directed to the North Area Transportation Office at (754) 321-4000.
Students in possession or found to have committed an offense on school property, school-sponsored transportation, or during a school-sponsored activity with a weapon will result in mandatory suspension and possible expulsion and referral for criminal prosecution to the local law enforcement agency. Weapons include but are not limited to: firearms, projectile devices, electric weapons, flare guns, explosives, brass knuckles, tear gas, mace, toy guns, knives, chains, pipes, or razor blade.