Family Resources

Forrest Family Engagement

The Family Engagement program at Forrest Elementary School aims to prepare and support our students, and their families, for academic and social success by connecting home, school and community.

Family Engagement Specialist: Mrs. Casey Charette

Room 100B

Phone: 757-896-6716

Find additional resources and information on Casey's webpage.

A Balanced Approach to Success and Empowerment

The B.A.S.E. program has been at Forrest since 2015 and has been a great resource and help to Forrest families.

Forrest's Family Support Specialist: Mrs. Sabrina Outlaw-Sanders

Room 100B

Office (757) 825-4627

Cell (757) 570-8640


Find more information about the B.A.S.E. program on the Forrest B.A.S.E. webpage.

Homework Help

Mrs. Townsend's website is for grades 3-5. Never do your homework alone again!

Fact Fluency leads to success!

Check out Forrest's new Fact Fluency program.

Watch how it is done by visiting the Scholastic website.

What is PBIS?

Positive Behavioral Intervention & Supports

"One of the foremost advances in schoolwide discipline is the emphasis on schoolwide systems of support that include proactive strategies for defining, teaching, and supporting appropriate student behaviors to create positive school environments. Instead of using a piecemeal approach of individual behavioral management plans, a continuum of positive behavior support for all students within a school is implemented in areas including the classroom and non-classroom settings (such as hallways, buses, and restrooms). Positive behavior support is an application of a behaviorally-based systems approach to enhance the capacity of schools, families, and communities to design effective environments that improve the link between research-validated practices and the environments in which teaching and learning occurs."

Your child's behavior will be tracked using the clip system.

Your child's clip will be moved according to his/her behavior. Below is a chart to help you understand their daily behavior. Teachers track this data to use during behavior and PBIS meetings.

PBIS Color key

Forrest Elementary, THE Place to Grow!