Forest Street Elementary School
    651 Forest Street School
    Orange, New Jersey 07050
    Phone: 973-677-4120
    Fax: 973-676-5387
    Dr. Yancisca Loften-Cooke, Principal
    Mrs. Nyree Delgado, Assistant Principal
     FSS School Creed
     Autism Awareness Month


    Deeply Rooted
    Teacher/Student Experience at Forest
    A look at student growth, parental support and teacher dedication.


    Principal's Message
    2017-2018 Open House Presentation

    On behalf of myself and the staff at Forest Street School, I am happy to welcome you to the 2017-2018 school year! We are looking forward to a productive partnership with you to ensure our children can achieve their highest potential. We recognize that in order to be successful in school, our children need support from both the home and school. We know a strong partnership with you will make a great difference in your child’s education. As partners, we share the responsibility for our children’s success and want you to know that we will do our very best to carry out our responsibilities. We ask that you guide and support your child’s learning by ensuring that he/she: 1) Attends school daily and arrives on time  ready for the day’s learning experience 2) Completes all homework assignments given by teachers 3) Reads daily to develop a love for reading and to improve literacy skills 4) Shares school experiences with you so that you are aware of his/her school life 5) Informs you if he/she needs additional support in any area or subject 6) Knows that you expect him/her to succeed in school and go on to college.

    Students can enter the building at 7:30 a.m. to participate in the breakfast program or by 8:30 a.m. before the first bell.  Dismissal for students in kindergarten through 2nd grade will be dismissed at 3:00 p.m. and students in grade 3rd through 7th grades will be dismissed at 4:00 p.m. from our MANDATORY Microsociety program.  There will be a sibling Microsociety class for students in grade kindergarten through 2nd.  If there are any spaces available in grades kindergarten through 2nd we will take these students on a first come first served basis.

    Please consider joining our school PTO as our students can greatly benefit from your involvement and contributions to the school’s program and its operations. We seek volunteers to help us with many of our school-wide events; student recognition events; outreach and recruitment of parent and community volunteers, we welcome any new ideas and suggestions that you feel would benefits all of our children at Forest Street School.   

    Dr. Loften-Cooke, Principal

    The Orange School District supports access by parents/guardians, teachers, students and administrators to informational resources that will improve participation in a child’s education and improve communication between students, parents/guardians and the student’s teachers.

    The Orange School District manages student information electronically and will make the student education records available for viewing only to authorized parents/guardians and students with a secure connection over the Internet.  This service is offered to all current and active parents/guardians of students in the Orange School System.  Information accuracy is the joint responsibility between schools, parents/guardians, and students. Each school will make every attempt to ensure information is accurate and complete. If a parent/guardian discovers any inaccurate information, parent/guardian will notify their school immediately and provide proof of the inaccurate information.

    Each parent/guardian/student must complete and sign a Parent/Student Portal Access Agreement before viewing student information. A School Official or staff designee must witness the parent/guardian sign this form. The parent/guardian must provide a photo ID or alternate legal document prior to signing. If a parent/guardian cannot visit the school, the parent/guardian must have the form certified by a notary public and mail the completed and signed form with the notary public seal and current date to their child’s school. The school will keep the completed and signed form in the cumulative record folder of each student.

    Please contact your child’s guidance counselor for additional information.