• Frequently Asked Questions

    Can I make schedule changes after the course selection sheet has been turned in?

    What is Pre-Athletics?

    Will Pre-Athletics count as a PE credit?

    Will students have a PE uniform?  What is the cost and where can I buy one?

    How do I request off-campus P.E.?

    What is Personalized Learning Path (PLP)?  Is it required for all students?

    Will students receive a locker?

    Are students permitted to carry backpacks to class?

    Is there a school supply list? 

     

    Can I make schedule changes after the course selection sheet has been turned in?

    Yes, course verification sheets will be sent home in April.  It is very important that students and parents give careful consideration to selecting appropriate courses. The choices students make on the course selection sheets determine the master schedule of course offerings available. The master schedule, though never perfect, is designed to maximize student opportunities and minimize scheduling conflicts.

     

     

    What is Pre-Athletics?

    The pre-athletics class will incorporate a variety of activities that will help to develop the overall student –athlete. Athletes who participate in this course will be asked to suit out each day ($30.00 fee), participate in all activities and work at a vigorous level. Each week, students will be given specific training in the following: speed and endurance, agility, explosive movement, weight training, and sport-specific skills. Athletes will rotate day to day between several activities.

     

    Will Pre-Athletics count as a PE credit?

    Yes, all middle school students must complete at least 2 years of PE credits.  Pre-athletics will count as one year towards the credits needed for PE.

     

    Will students have a PE uniform?  What is the cost and where can I buy one?

    Yes, coaches will pass out this information during the first couple weeks of school.  The cost will be $30. Students are expected to dress out everyday for PE.  

     

    How do I request off-campus P.E.?

    The date has passed for this school year. The 2017-2018 Off-Campus P.E. form will be updated in the summer of 2018. 

     

    What is Personalized Learning Path (PLP)?  Is it required for all students?

    PLP is a project-based class designed to emphasize learner-specific goals and objectives, as well as preferences. The class emphasizes a literacy rich Humanities and STEM approach to instruction in an effort for the learner to elect their own path of learning while demonstrating mastery of content through alternative forms of assessment. Students will be encouraged to design their own learning path while managing their individual academic goals.

    PLP is required for all 6th graders.  PLP will be offered as an elective for 7th and 8th graders.

     

    Will students receive a locker?

    There will be lockers in the locker rooms for gym clothes and shoes.  However, Forbes will not have lockers in the hallways for student backpacks.  Students will take their backpack/binder will them to each class.

     

    Are students permitted to carry backpacks to class?

    Yes, there will be a space or designated area for backpacks in the classroom.

     

    Is there a school supply list?

    Yes, school supply lists will be made available on the district and campus websites as soon as they are available.