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Welcome To Edwin Forrest School

Dear Parents/Families of the Forrest School,

We hope this letter finds you well and that you are taking time to enjoy the summer months.

The School District of Philadelphia is in the planning stages for a safe return to in-person learning for all students. The COVID-19 pandemic has affected our District, and the opportunities for our children, in many ways, but we are committed to doing everything we can to recover and improve student outcomes this year. One change we are making, as part of a larger strategy for improving outcomes for all students, is phasing in a standardized approach to daily start and end times.

This year, with the support of Transportation Services, all bus schedules will be aligned with one of three uniform bell times. Standardizing our bell times will help to reduce the amount of time students spend on buses, help ensure buses are on time more often, allow for consistent cleaning of high touch areas on buses between runs, and help the Office of Transportation Services overcome a significant reduction in staffing due to resignations and retirements over the last 18 months.

As a result, the Forrest School has new start times and end times for 2021-2022 School Year. This year, school will begin at 7:30 am and end at 2:09 pm each day.

We are providing this information now so you can start to make any needed family arrangements ahead of time to ensure your child can attend school on time every day in alignment with this new schedule.

More information about our return to school in the fall, and opportunities for you to participate in school and District-level meetings and events, will be shared with you during the District’s Back-to-School campaign leading up to August 31st — the first day of school. In the meantime, I encourage you to visit the School District of Philadelphia website on a regular basis for the most up to date information: www.philasd.org.

Wishing you a safe and healthy summer.


Paul Spina, Principal

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For all information concerning Virtual Learning.

Visit: https://www.philasd.org/backtoschool/

  In order to navigate digital classrooms the School District

has created a self help page of videos.

Contact us:  Use this Form

By Phone: (215) 400-3330

Or fax- (215) 400-3331


Classdojo has become a main source of communication between your child’s classroom and you.  You can sign up using an email address or phone number. Click the image to join

 Forrest School Nurses Webpage


Reach out to our Fantastic Counselor Team 

PRE-K Registration can be found HERE.

Kindergarten and all registrations are still online.

If you are new to the Forrest Neighborhood check School Finder  . To find your local school.


The new “Parent Portal” is now available for you. If you want to keep updated on your child’s academics then please sign up with an email account. Please click here to get to the portal page.

Our Vision

The Edwin Forrest School, a school focused on educating and nurturing the whole child in a safe and respectful learning environment in order to persevere through life’s journey.

Our Mission Statement

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      The Edwin Forrest School creates a challenging and caring learning environment that encourages high expectations for success. Through developmentally appropriate instruction, our school community embraces individual and cultural diversity.  Our children are 21st century, innovative learners who apply critical thinking and problem-solving skills in the real world.

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Forest Faculty Schedules 

Click HERE for Teachers Schedules
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Information is constantly being update with the School District of Philadelphia’s

Office of Community Engagement

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We are a PBIS School!  Click the image above and below to found out more