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 of excellence, supportive community and partnerships with parents, 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 and then come to Central Office (7946 Beechmont Ave.) to provide required registration documents.
REQUIRED REGITSRATION 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)
Contact Debbie Conover, registrar, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 231-3600.
PARENT KINDERGARTEN INFORMATION NIGHT
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.
KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION FOR 2018-19
Beginning Jan. 5, parents can complete the first step in the registration process by providing student information online. Children must be five-years-old on or before August 1 of the given school year 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 (see below). Round-Up events will be held March 8 from 4 p.m.-7:30 p.m. and March 9 from 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Parents need to attend only one Round-Up event, held at student’s school of attendance. Find a child’s school of attendance
Parents who cannot make the March Round-Up events should complete the online registration and then call Debbie Conover, registrar, at 231-3600 to make an appointment to provide the required documentation.
Parents are encouraged to complete the registration process by March 16.
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 email@example.com.
For more information on the kindergarten program, visit foresthills.edu/kindergarten.html or contact Anita Eshleman, associate director of elementary curriculum and instruction, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 231-3600.
Parents and guardians of students who will be three- to five-years-old on or before Sept. 30, 2018 can apply for a seat in Forest Hills’ preschool program beginning Feb. 19 through Feb. 25.
FHSD uses an online lottery system for acceptance into preschool. For the 2018-19 school year, the lottery drawing will occur on Feb. 26 to award seats in preschool classes. Parents will be notified by email soon after of acceptance into preschool. Once accepted, parents can begin registration procedures. Parents of students who were drawn in the lottery will have one week to complete registration and pay a tuition deposit of $100. Students who are not drawn in the lottery will be placed on a wait list.
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 or in four quarterly 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/.