•  FGMS Guidance Counselors

    Message from the Counselors

     

    Forest Glen School Counselors promotes and enhances achievements with an annual comprehensive school counseling plan that ensures that every student receives school counseling services. We provide comprehensive counseling programs that incorporate prevention and intervention with continuous academic and personal/development activities that will prepare them for meaningful participation in a diverse, changing world.  These activities include classroom guidance, small groups for skill mastery, individual counseling for students with specific needs and a variety of other proactive and innovative ways to support student performance.
     
    We implement a program based on the National Standards for School Counseling programs and the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) National Model.
     
    We also provide resources to staff, students, families and others to ensure that a family friendly environment is established and ensure that students have access to a safe school climate necessary for academic and social/emotional growth. 

    The mission of the Broward County Public Schools’ school counselors is to implement a proactive school counseling program that fosters academic achievement, career awareness, personal growth and a positive self-image for all students within a safe and secure learning environment. For more information for Link to District School Counseling Resources you may visit: Broward County School Counselor Page.

     

    We encourage you to contact either of us if you have any questions or concerns regarding your child.

     
    All our best
     
  • Property Return Schedule Dates

    Student Schedule for Textbook, Band Instrument,

    and Athletic Team Uniform Returns

     

    Property Schedule Return Dates

     

    If your last name begins with A-L, then you are scheduled to return all textbooks, band instruments and Flag Football Team uniforms on Thursday, May 28th

    If your last name begins with M-Z, then you are scheduled to return all textbooks, band instruments and Flag Football Team uniforms on Friday, May 29th

    Saturday, May 30th is an additional day to return school items.

     

    Directions: Staff will be receiving student textbooks, band instruments, and athletic uniforms (flag football) on the designated dates from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm.

    * Cars will pull up in front of the school to the tents. Give your textbooks, band instruments and athletic team uniform (Boys’ flag football) to a staff member.

    * Wait for the staff member to verify all items have been returned and you are given clearance to leave.

    * After the items have been returned, a student in Physical Education may request permission to retrieve any personal items in the locker room at that time. You will pull forward and park. The student will show his/her ID Badge and be admitted to the building to retrieve their personal items.

    * Any unreturned items will become an obligation for the student.

    If you need more information, please call the school at 754-322-3400.

  • FGMS Mission and Vision Statement

    Mission of Forest Glen’s School Counseling Program:

    The mission of the FGMS comprehensive school counseling program is to provide a developmentally appropriate services addressing academic, career and social-emotional needs of all students while providing support to families in partnership with communities. 

    Vision:

    Empowering students with the skills and knowledge necessary to become caring, productive members of society

  • Distance Learning Information

    Distance Learning & Teacher Information

    Forest Glen Middle School is working on making the transition from traditional learning to distant learning as easy as possible.  Attached below is information pertaining to distance learning and teacher hours for our parent and students.  In addition, you will find FAQ on how to access the computer and numerous contacts for further assistance. 

    Thank you for your assistance and patience.

     

    Distance Learning and Teacher Hours

    Five Steps to Getting started with Online Learning

  • Virtual Call & Physical Support Centers for Technical Assistance

    Virtual Call Center for Technology questions/assistance.

    Begin - Monday, April 20th.

    Technology Assistance:
    Have technology questions or need technology assistance?
    Call 754-321-0569 to speak to a technology specialist.

    Physcial Support Sites

    All technology support determinations and the request for the issuance of a laptop is provided by appointment only and are processed through the VCC by calling 754-321-0569.

    The sites below are open Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 8:00am to 1:00pm for appointments.
     
    Coconut Creek High School Charles Flanagan High School Deerfield Beach High School
    JP Taravella High School McArthur High School Nova HS
    Plantation High School South Broward HS Sunrise Middle School

  • Attendance - Clever

    Student's Attencance - Clever

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  • FGMS Student Services' Staff

    Staff

    Lakia Brandon, 8th grade Counselor
    Patrick Auger, 7th Grade Counselor
    Natasha Forbes, 6th grade Counselor/ Director
    Connie Schwartz, Registrar
    Natalie Sklarenko, Secretary 

  • Homeless Education

    Homeless Education

    The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act of 2001 was amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015.  These very important federal laws protect the educational rights of students (PreK-12) who have lost housing and are living in transition.  The ultimate goal is to remove barriers that might prevent students experiencing homelessness from enrolling, attending and succeeding in school.

    To learn more about homeless and the available resources Homeless clink on (H.E.A.R.T.) 

  • Registration and Withdrawal Information

    Registration and Withdrawal

    To register your child(ren), please complete the forms below and email them to the Ms. Maria Schwartz, Registrar at connie.schwartz@browardschools.com.  Ms. Schwartz will contact you with additional information she may need.  For registration and withdrawal you can visit District's Enrollment & Withdrawal for more information.

    Student Registration Form

    Student Emergency Card

    Shared Housing Form

     School Board Policy 5.1 Enrollment and Withdrawals - Enrollment & Withdrawal Policy
    Documents needed for registration 
     

    Withdrawal 

    Students Who are Transferring Out-of-County, to Private School or Home School: Parents who need to withdraw their student should contact the school directly at 754-322-3400 or email Ms. Maria Schwartz at connie.schwartz@browardschools.com.  The following information will be needed to withdraw the student(s):

    - Please note only the registering parent can withdraw a student

    - A letter/email requesting the draw of the student(s) from Forest Glen Middle School

    - A copy of the registering parent government issued identification

     

    Students Who Have Moved Within the County: Any student who moved within the county will continue online learning at their current school.  Once the physical schools are open for students, parent can contact the current school to withdraw and contact the new school to complete registration paperwork and transfer to the new school.

  • Social Emotional Learning (SEL) & Mindfulness Resources

    Social Emotional Learning (SEL) & Mindfulness Resources 

    Information and resources please visit: https://www.browardschools.com/Page/35264

    Inner Explorer - Free App

    Please see the link below to check out the free Inner Explorer App. This is an excellent resource to help students, families, and staff to reduce stress, improve learning, and foster resiliency.

    https://innerexplorer.org/compass/broward_onboarding

    The Inner Explorer program is a series of daily 5-10 minute audio-guided mindfulness practices. The program focuses on key areas of development, bringing mindfulness to education and helping students prepare for learning. Daily practice teaches kids the practical techniques to appropriately handle difficult emotions such as stress, anxiety, anger and more. Inner Explorer offers programs for all age-groups (PreK-12) that help students with the following themes:

    •  Discovering Breathing and Relaxation Exercises
    •  Learning Awareness of Senses
    •  Using Thought and Emotional Regulation
    •  Developing Compassion and Connection
    •  Promoting Social Emotional Learning

    FREE Daily Virtual Mindfulness Practices for the Global Community!

     

    Inner Space of Kindness is providing FREE daily virtual mindfulness practices to help reduce the heightened stress and anxiety due to the global pandemic and to build resilience. Session facilitators are a diverse collective of qualified and experienced local South Florida teachers dedicated to well-being and loving-kindness for all.

    Meditations are scheduled daily for the following times below. Some offerings are in English and Spanish. Check our Facebook page for details.

    Click on link to access Zoom directly per recurring day/time offering or connect via telephone following the directions:

    Monday - Friday, 7:00AM on Zoom at https://us04web.zoom.us/j/476911471

    Meeting ID: 476 911 471

    Monday - Friday, 1:00PM on Zoom at https://us04web.zoom.us/j/464708693

    Meeting ID: 464 708 693

    Monday - Friday, 7:30PM on Zoom at https://us04web.zoom.us/j/862312075

    Meeting ID: 862 312 075

    Saturday and Sunday, 9AM on Zoom at https://us04web.zoom.us/j/183885042

    Meeting ID: 183 885 042

    Saturday and Sunday, 2PM on Zoom at https://us04web.zoom.us/j/935319331

    Meeting ID: 935 319 331

    International dial in by telephone: find your local number at this link, https://us04web.zoom.us/u/fbpInklIIT and then enter the meeting ID. (fees and rates with your local carrier may apply).

    We ask that you mute your sound upon joining the session.

    Please share this invitation with your family, friends, colleagues and community.

    Free Virtual Grief Support Groups Now Available with Children's Bereavement Center

    In the face of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, Children's Bereavement Center (CBC) will continue to serve South Florida as a grief resource for children, teens and adults.  Their in-person groups are temporarily suspended, however they now have online support options.

    CBC is currently offering FREE VIRTUAL grief peer support groups for:

    - Middle School Youth

    - High School Teens

    - Adults (English)

    - Adults (Spanish)

    We are also working with our art and music specialists to create activities that our elementary-aged participants can complete at home with their parents or caregivers. If you or someone you know needs support after the loss of a loved one:

    PLEASE CALL 888-988-5438 TO REGISTER FOR OUR FREE VIRTUAL GRIEF SUPPORT GROUPS