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  • Pre-enrolment for Kindergarten and Grade 1

    Pre-enrolment for Kindergarten and Grade 1

    The District has specific pre-enrolment and registration processes for children entering Kindergarten and Grade 1.

    Kindergarten registrations

    Kindergarten placements are not based on a first-come, first-served basis. Schools can only assign students into classes after pre-enrolment closes on April 15.

    When assigning students, the principal is responsible for organizing students into classes.

    Kindergarten age 

    Children who are five years old on or before December 31, 2020 may register in Kindergarten for the 2020-21 school year.

    Grade 1 age

    Children must start Grade 1 if they are six years old or older on September 1 of the same school year.

    Transitioning from Pre-Kindergarten program to Kindergarten

    Children currently attending Pre-Kindergarten will pre-enrol for Kindergarten through SchoolZone starting on March 9.

    Some families may be concerned about space, knowing that new students can submit registration in February. Families that are pre-enrolling through SchoolZone starting March 9 does not put their children at a disadvantage for placement.

    Children will be guaranteed entry to their designated school for Kindergarten if they pre-enrol no later than April 15.


    At Forest Heights, we are committed to encouraging and supporting students as partners in their learning and as active participants in the school community.  We develop learners who realize that their effort is the greatest factor to achieving their goals.  We facilitate this by analyzing student work to determine next steps in learning and to ensure students are receiving the instruction that will lead to their success.  As we make students part of this process by sharing with them the goals of the learning, they become more engaged in the monitoring of their growth.  The students then become key in sharing their growth with their families.  Our purpose is to help them understand themselves as learners so they can use this knowledge to learn, achieve and growth to their full potential.  Through class work, school wide programs, student council and a variety of special events and activities, students have the opportunity to see themselves as active members of our community.  All members of the school community contribute to the safe, caring and welcoming environment of the school.

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  • Community


    Forest Heights Elementary School is located in a quiet residential area on the southside side of Edmonton, just blocks from the North Saskatchewan River Valley and McNally High School.  It serves students from the immediate area; Forest Heights and Terrace Heights.  Many students are bused from various areas in Edmonton to attend our German Bilingual Alternative Program, one of three sites for Edmonton Public Schools.  Die Kleine Kinderschule (DKK), a German playschool, the Forest/Terrace Heights Community League and a YMCA Before & After School Program, are also wonderful partners.  Forest Heights has a history of strong parental and community engagement through volunteerism and an active School Council, with the financial support from the Friends of Forest Heights Society.  Support from the Association for English German Bilingual Education of Edmonton (AEGBEE) is also valued.  Our parent community is cohesive and involved in the daily life of the school.  Our parents support both programs equally, provide resources and make huge contributions by being active in a multitude of school events to enhance student learning and cultural experiences.

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  • German Bilingual Program

    German Bilingual Program

    Forest Heights is one of the three elementary schools in Edmonton that offers the German Bilingual Program.  Fifty percent of the instruction is conducted in German.  The last entry point for this program, with no German background, is grade one.  Students wishing to enter the program after grade one must have basic German and go through an interview process.


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  • Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities

    Student Council



    Skipping Club

    Art Club


    Running Club

    Library Club

    After School Enrichment Programs offered through Metro Education

    and many more school-wide activities such as Terry Fox Run, Jump Rope for Heart, Oktoberfest,Weihnachtsmarkt  (German Christmas Market), Socktober, Family Fun Nights (Community Christmas, Game Nights, Concerts, Movies, etc.).

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  • Instructional Focus

    Instructional Focus

    A co-ordinated school wide effort to have all Forest Heights students who measurable growth in reading fluency and comprehension.

    This will be accomplished primarily through the use of leveled reading materials and the implementation of guided reading and literacy centres.  Growth will be measured by a variety of diagnostic inventories as well as District and Alberta Learning Achievement Tests.

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Kindergarten Open House

Thursday, February 20, 2020

6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Forest Heights School, West Gym

10304-81 STREET NW

Information will be provided about the German Bilingual Program and the Regular English Program.


FEBRUARY 3 – APRIL 15, 2020.


Forest Heights School

“We strive for HEIGHTS of excellence in all we do.”

“Wir streben nach den höchsten Leistungen in allem was wir tun. 


Principal's Message

“Together may we give our children the roots to grow and the wings to fly.”

Welcome to Forest Heights! I am excited to be the principal of this wonderful school, and I look forward to supporting all students on their individual learning journey.

At Forest Heights, our priority is student growth and success. Our school staff is committed to providing a positive, welcoming learning environment that will foster and support student learning. We focus on ensuring that all students feel safe and happy every day by creating an inclusive school community where diversity is valued and relationships are nurtured. Thanks to the generous support of many individuals, students are involved in a variety of special events throughout the year.

We believe that we cannot do this work alone and that student success is a shared responsibility of the school, parents, and our community.  We welcome, encourage and appreciate our parents to play an active role in their children’s education.

Our school team looks forward to working collaboratively with families to provide an excellent educational experience for your children.  You are always welcome to contact us to learn more. 

Yours in partnership,

Nicole Schmidt