Forest View Elementary School’s mission is to help students grow intellectually, socially and emotionally as they become creative, confident problem solvers prepared for global citizenship. With more than 25 countries represented in our student body, we offer a unique international perspective for students and parents. The diversity of our student body enriches the classroom learning environment and enlarges students’ understanding of our complex world.
Contact the office at 919.560.3932 for more information or to arrange a visit to Forest View Elementary School.
Need to register a new student?
If you child's first language is English, you may register at Forest View Elementary School from Monday-Thursday, 9am-3pm. If your child's first language is not English, you must make an appointment to register your child at the DPS ESL Office, 560-2510 or 560-2137. To register, you will need a copy of the child's birth certificate, social security card, and immunization record. You will also need proof of residency (a lease, deed, or tax bill).
Forest View has an E-Mail List for Parents!
Forest View now has an email list through Yahoo Groups. This group is set up so that school officials and PTA board members can make announcements about upcoming school events to the group. The group is not meant to be a forum for discussion but merely an additional way of notifying the Forest View community about important school news. Sign up
Learn more about our school's PTA
Parents play an integral role at Forest View Elementary. We welcome your active involvement in our school. To find out more about how parents are enriching our school, visit our PTA webpage.
Volunteer for Forest View
If you are interested in volunteering to work with students at our school, you must complete the online application with Durham Public Schools. We also welcome parent involvement in fundraising and other activities that support our school. Forest View parents operate a concession stand at Duke football and basketball games. Please sign up on our website, or contact our concessions manager if you are interested in participating in this volunteer effort.
¡La escuela Forest View le da la bienvenida a los padres hispanos!! El Club es un lugar para los padres, madres, y otros familiares y amigos que quieren aprender como ayudar a sus niños a tener éxito en la escuela. Una vez cada mes, nos reunimos para compartir una charla con un invitado especial. Proveemos transporte, desayuno y cuidado de niños. ¡Todo grátis y todo en español! Para mayor información, favor de hablar con la maestra Ariel Nogales (560-3932).
Check out the outdoor learning initiative at Forest View We believe important learning happens outdoors as well as indoors. Take a closer look. Forest View is the first school in the United States to have a PlayPod. Thanks to a grant from Be Active North Carolina, Forest View students are using their imagination at recess to create play frames using scrap materials from the Scrap Exchange. Our effort was recently featured on ABC-11 and in Parent's Magazine.
It is important to be on time for school! We begin unloading car riders at 8:35 a.m. and open our classrooms at 8:40 a.m. Dismissal begins at 3:30 p.m. Our front office is open from 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., on school days.
Forest View PTA Website
Try these new resources available to our students and parents! Ask your teacher for your login name and password.
Search for a book in the Forest View Media Center
Our Forest View Family is growing!
Congratulations to Ms. Brooke Smith and Ms. Seibert who each recently celebrated the birth of baby girls! And congratulations to Ms. Johnson, who is celebrating the arrival of twin baby girls!
Congratulations to Lorie Martin-Ellison
Ms. Martin-Ellison is Forest View's Teacher of the Year. She will represent us in the Durham Public Schools Teacher of the Year competition.
Moving to our area? Tour our school
We are offering parent-led tours of our school on March 11 at 11 a.m., March 20 at 9:30 a.m., April 2 at 9:30 a.m., and April 8 at 11 a.m.
Shining stars for you to see!
Join us at the Duke Observatory for Friday night Sky Gazing. More >
Saturday Science: Fabulous Frogs
Saturday, March 8, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
This program is open to 5th graders only. Contact the front office for details.
DPS Battle of the Books Competition
Tuesday, March 11
Wish our Battle of the Books team good luck in their effort to repeat as DPS Elementary Battle of the Books champs!
Saturday,March 22, 10 a.m.-noon
Help us spruce up our campus! Bring your tools. Pizza will be provided to workers.
FV Steering Team Meeting
Monday, March 24, 6:30 p.m.
All members of the Forest View Community are welcome to attend this meeting of our school's planning team.
Snow Make-up Day
Friday, March 28
This will now be a regular school day for students and staff.
Week at the Creek
March 31-April 4
It's school in the woods! Join us for our annual week at the New Hope Creek. If you'd like to share a program with students at the creek, contact Marylu Flowers.
No school for students or staff.