Forest Heights Community School

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We wish all students and staff a happy and safe March break! See you

back at school on Monday, MARCH 25, and it will be Day 2 in our cycle.


Nova Scotia Education and Early Childhood Development has issued an

announcement regarding Changes to Gender Documentation in Schools.

Here is the link to this document:

Changes to Gender Documentation in Schools



 Orders are now being taken for 2019 Yearbooks. If you pay

before March break (March 15th) they are $40 each. If you

pay after March break (March 25th and on) they are $45

each. Come to the office if you want to order one.




Next Parent-Teacher meetings are April 17th (evening) and

April 18th (afternoon).



The Chase the Ace at FHCS was won ($3,153.50) by Dwayne

Coolen of Hubbards. Congratulations Dwayne and thanks

for playing!

 The money raised will help with upgrades in the gym.

Chase the Ace will return to FHCS in the near future. Stay tuned!

Student Attendance Matters !

We want our students to reach their full potential. To reach that potential, it’s important that

they come to school regularly and on time. Regular attendance is one of the best ways

to help ensure students are successful in school and later in life. It can lead to better

grades, developing important social skills and friendships, and a greater opportunity

of graduating from high school.

When attending school regularly, students are present for class discussions,

demonstrations, group work, hands on activities, etc. These are among the most

effective ways for students to learn.

Absenteeism Facts:

•Students should miss no more than 9 days of school each year to stay engaged,

successful and on track to graduation.
•Absences can be a sign that a student is losing interest in school, struggling

with school work,
dealing with a bully or facing some other potentially serious difficulty.
•For high school students, missing 20% of class time puts them at risk for

losing credit in a course.
•Students can be chronically absent even if they only miss a day or two

every few weeks.

Every Day Counts...........

Missing 1 or 2 days a week doesn’t seem like much but...
If your child misses...     That equals about...      Which is about...            Equaling...

1 day/week                        40 days/year               5.5 weeks/year            22% of the school year 

2 days/week                       80 days/year              11 weeks or 3 mos       43% of the school year
3 days/week                     120 days/year               6 months                    65% of the school year


Education and Early Childhood Development - Student Attendance Website

Fact Sheet
Operational Plan

Forest Heights Community School, we believe all students can learn if we establish high standards of learning that we expect all students to achieve.

We believe that the most promising strategy to allow all students to achieve high standards of learning is to develop our capacity to function as a professional learning community.  The Forest Heights staff pledges to:

unite to achieve a common purpose and clear goals;
work together in collaborative teams;
seek and implement promising strategies for improving student achievement on a continuing basis;
monitor each student’s progress;
and demonstrate a personal commitment to the academic success and general well-being of all students.

Forest Heights Community School is situated in rural Chester Grant, Lunenburg County. Our student population is about 370 in grades 9 to 12.  Our school is a bussing school with a large geographic catchment area; north to New Ross and the Forties, south to Chester Basin, west to Martin’s River and east to Hubbards and the Aspotogan Peninsula.  We have approximately 43 staff including Teachers, Office Assistants, Program Support Assistants, Custodians, Cafeteria Workers, and Community School Staff. 

Forest Heights is a Community School.  The Community School Coordinator, who has an office in the building, coordinates community programs many of which operate out of our school.  Please select FHCS Community to view more information. 



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PO Box 29
Chester Basin, N.S.
B0J 1K0
Phone: (902) 275-2700
Fax: (902) 275-2710

Community School Coordinator