Robbinsdale Area Schools

Learn more: Forest Elementary School

At Forest Elementary School, everyone is part of the pack! Learn more about the school today. Watch the video

Students in a classroom

Excellence for All.
Differentiated learning experiences support our goals for all students to achieve grade-level literacy.


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Our community

We are committed to ensuring an equitable and respectful educational experience for every student.

three middle school students

Middle school info nights

Mark your calendars! Fifth-grade students and families can meet staff, check out the facilities, and learn about class offerings.

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Students eating lunch together

Meals are free this year but we still need families to complete an application for Educational Benefits. 

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Students working together at desks

Individual focus. Infinite potential.
We inspire and educate all learners to develop their unique potential and positively contribute to their community.

Forest Elementary

Dedicated to helping our students reach their full potential.

Principal's Welcome

Melissa Jackson

We are dedicated to meeting the needs of each student!

Tools for families

Find all of your back-to-school information, including supply lists and open house dates.


Learning to love learning

Superintendent Search

Learn more about the search timeline and opportunities to share your input.

Adventure Club

Before and after school care

The fun never stops! Adventure Club offers before and after school care for children in grades K-5.

Authentic Learning Experiences

Preparing students for the future

Students are empowered to learn as much as they can to make the world a better place.

School News

Principal Notes

Greetings Forest Families!

Forest students are working hard to reach their reading goals and raise money for Forest through our Read-A-Thon. Be sure to read the information below to see our accomplishments as well as how to create your account if you haven't started yet.  

Check to make sure your child brought their device home in grades 1st - 5th and have them log in to Lexia at least 10 minutes/day over this long weekend!  We've started giving out Applebee's cards for a free kids meal or mozzarella sticks for students that Level Up in Lexia!  Click the "play Friday Scoop" button below to see students that leveled up this week!

Spring Conferences and Book Fair will take place from 3:00-7:00 on March 7, March 12 and March 14. Conferences can be held in person or virtual. The My Conference Time link will go live and be sent to parents on Thursday, February 22.

1st GRADE FAMILIES- Please note the first graders will have their music concert in the gym on Thursday, March 14 at 6:30 on a conference night.

Looking ahead: 

Monday, February 19th - No School - President's Day

School is IN session on Tuesday, February 20th

Tuesday, March 5th - No School - Staff Development

Thanks for your partnership Forest Families!  

Have a great weekend!


Mrs. Jackson, Principal

empty bowls event with robbinsdale jr ambassador

Mark your calendar for the Empty Bowls event. At this free community event, glazed bowls will be available. Freewill donations are requested with proceeds benefiting NEAR and PRISM food shelves.

Magnet lottery now open

The magnet lottery for next school year is now open. Families interested in enrolling their student in kindergarten at FAIR School Pilgrim Lane, Robbinsdale Spanish Immersion School or the School of Engineering and Arts are invited to apply through Friday, Feb. 23.

School Calendar

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