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Date to Note:


Monday, January 6       - First Day back after Holiday Break

Wednesday, January 8 - Embedded CLT Day

                                 - Dismissal at 1:40

Tuesday, January 14    - Grad Photo Retakes -

                          link to make appointments:


Wednesday, January 22 - Embedded CLT Day

                                   - Dismissal at 1:40

Thursday, January 23 - 1st class for Drivers Education course

Monday, January 27-Thursday, January 30 - Exams

   *(go to Exams on  left side panel under Schedules

              for the exam schedule)*








2018-19 Yearbooks


There has been a number of delays in getting this book

to print. Copies will not be ready to pick up until

sometime in January.


Thank you for your patience.




Dear Students, Staff and Families of Forest Heights Community School


In 2019, Health Canada lowered the acceptable level of lead in drinking water and

introduced new testing guidelines. As a result, all schools in the South Shore

Regional Centre for Education will be tested to the new Health Canada standard.


On December 19, the Province announced that all public schools across the

province will be provided with drinking water in January, if:

  • They have not yet been tested for lead; or
  • If they have been tested and it has been determined alternate water is needed.


Forest Heights has not yet been tested.


Testing can only happen in warmer weather. For your school, that will happen in spring 2020.


Until testing can take place, students and staff will not be able to access drinking water

fountains. Instead, your school will be provided with alternate drinking water for the rest

of the school year.


To ensure we are being environmentally friendly, we encourage families to send a water

bottle or reusable cup to school with their child in the new year.


Please contact Tina Williamson, Director of Operations, if you have any questions

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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


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.


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