Welcome to Forest Hills School District, a place where learning is a priority, friendliness abounds and students are the heart of the district! FHSD is enriched by its traditions and is highly supported by active and involved parents, community members and partnerships with local universities and businesses.
School year hours: Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Appointments are recommended.
Summer hours: Tuesday and Thursdays between 8 a.m.- 3 p.m. No appointment is necessary.
Parents and legal guardians of students register students online. Once a parent completes the online registration process, they should come to Central Office (7946 Beechmont Ave.) to provide required registration documents (see below).
Parents and guardians of five-year-old children are encouraged to attend Forest Hills’ Kindergarten Information Night on Jan. 4 from 6 p.m-7:30 p.m. at Nagel Middle School, 1500 Nagel Road.
The evening will feature overviews of kindergarten curriculum, developmental readiness, kindergarten readiness, attendance areas, schedules and the registration process. Principals and Central Office administrators will also be available to answer questions and help parents compare all-day and half-day kindergarten options.
Parents can then register students for kindergarten in Forest Hills School District beginning Jan. 5.
Kindergarten registration will occur online and is encouraged by March 12. Children must be five-years-old on or before August 1, 2018 to register for kindergarten.
Once a parent completes the online registration process, they should attend a Kindergarten Round-Up event to provide required documents for registration: parent/guardian driver’s license, child’s current immunization records, child’s official birth certificate, custody papers (if applicable), and proof of residence (mortgage, deed, rental/lease agreement). A $75 deposit (check) is also required for all-day kindergarten registration. This deposit will be applied toward the program tuition.
Tuition for the all-day program is $3,000 and will offset the additional operating costs and defer operating costs from taxpayers. Financial assistance is available to those who qualify. Those who need financial assistance should contact Mike Broadwater, assistant superintendent, at 231-3600 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Per state law, the half-day kindergarten program will continue to be offered tuition-free and the state will provide partial funding for a half-day kindergarten program.
For more information on kindergarten registration, contact Debbie Conover, registrar, at email@example.com or 231-3600. For more information on the kindergarten program, visit foresthills.edu/kindergarten.html or contact Anita Eshleman, elementary programs coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 231-3600.
Required Registration Documents
- parent/guardian driver’s license
- official birth certificate
- custody papers (if applicable)
- proof of residence (mortgage deed, rental/lease agreement)
- current immunization records (if applicable)
- ETR/IEP/504 reports/documents (if applicable)
- FOR ALL-DAY KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION ONLY: $75 check for deposit (applied to tuition)
Forest Hills School District fills open seats for preschool through an online, random lottery system. The lottery is now closed and the drawing will take place on March 6. Parents will be notified by telephone if they have been selected and, at that time, will be directed to register their student through the district’s online registration system. Parents have one week to complete the registration process and pay a tuition depost of $100. The district will maintain a waiting list for the remaining students who were not able to be placed in the program.
A $100 deposit is due at the time of registration in the form of check or cash. The deposit is applied toward the tuition cost of $1,800. The balance due can be paid in one payment of $1,700 or in four payments of $425 each. Payments are made online.
An additional academic fee of $40 applies to all students attending Forest Hills. Both payments can be made beginning August 1.
The Hamilton County Educational Service Center operates a Head Start program at Mercer Elementary for children ages three- to five-years old. The morning session operates from 8 a.m-11:30 a.m. and the afternoon session operates from 12:10 p.m.-3:40 p.m. The program is free to families who meet certain income guidelines.
For more information and to enroll, call HCESC at 513-674-4329 or visit http://hcescheadstart.org/.