From policies and registration information to behavior management, these resources will help you as a grade school Trojan parent.
Safe2Help Illinois is a free program available 24/7 where students can share information on school safety issues from abuse and bullying to depression and suicidal thoughts in a confidential manner. Students can access Safe2Help Illinois through a free app, text/phone, and website.
Maroa-Forsyth Grade School has a registration day each year which allows guardians to pay fees and turn in forms before the start of the new school year. All pre-K and kindergarten grade students must also have physicals and the necessary immunization shots prior to starting school.
Our school day begins at 8:15 a.m. and ends at 3:05 p.m.
Weather Guidelines for School Closings
When it comes to closing school due to weather conditions, we approach this decision with the safety and well-being of our students as our highest priority. We understand that our decisions impact all families in various ways.
School closing announcements are communicated via all official school district social media accounts, automated School Messenger system (voice, text, email), and local media outlets.
Here are the guidelines the Superintendent uses to decide if schools will be closed.
Handbook & Policies
Please read our handbook (below) carefully to obtain information that will help you make wise decisions concerning your child’s education. Our hope is that by working together, each student may become the best and most capable citizen possible. We truly hope to develop a feeling of pride in our school, as well as a feeling of pride in our achievements.
Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is a proactive systems approach to establishing the behavioral supports and social culture and needed for all students in a school to achieve social, emotional, and academic success.
At Maroa-Forsyth, we want to minimize the risks of bullying, including cyberbulling. Please visit the Illinois Attorney General's Cyberbulling website to get tips and see the latest trends to keep your child safe.
WIN Time (what I need)
WIN time is a time of day when every student will focus on a skill-based remediation or enrichment. The RtI process begins with high-quality instruction and universal screening of all children. Struggling learners are provided with interventions at increasing levels of intensity to accelerate their rate of learning, while others focus on different focused learning areas. These services may be provided by general education teachers, special educators, and/or specialists. Progress is closely monitored to assess individual student's learning rate and level of performance. Educational decisions about the interventions are based on student response to instruction.
RtI is a multi-tier approach to the early identification and support of students with learning needs. RtI is a regular education initiative required by Federal law. All students are eligible to receive supplemental services and instruction based on the individual needs of the students. Read our Parents' Guide to WIN time to learn more.
The Leader in Me
Maroa-Forsyth Grade School has adopted, The Leader in Me, which empowers children to become leaders at school. The program teaches leadership and life skills at an early age to help students reach their full potential. To learn more, visit The Leader in Me website.