School Calendar

Our Calendar is quite different than other San Antonio ISDs. In addition to holidays, Great Hearts Academies build in professional development and independent study days in which there will be no school. Please also notice all of the early release days.

Take Special Notice:

      • First day of school is Wednesday, August 10th
      • School start/end times are 7:50am-3:25pm
      • Early release days are 7:50am-1:25pm

2022-2023 Academic Calendar


School Supplies

This year, we are excited to introduce our school supplies through a NEW company called 1st Day School Supplies. They provide high quality products like Mead, Crayola and Ticonderoga.

The 2022-2023 school supply kits are now available for purchase. Please remember to purchase your kit based on the grade level your student will be in the 2022-2023 school year. All school supplies will be mailed directly to homes approximately two weeks before school starts.

 Should you prefer to purchase the supplies independently, you may print the supply list below. We ask that you purchase comparable products to those listed, but you need not purchase the exact brands listed.

School supplies 2022-23

 


Uniforms

This year Great Hearts Forest Heights has partnered with two uniform vendors: Dennis and Flynn O’hara. Both produce high-quality items and are committed to providing the best possible service for Great Hearts Forest Heights families.

Lower School Uniform Guide

 

Upper School Uniform Guide


Financial Assistance

Forest Heights would like to offer financial assistance for school supplies and uniforms to all students who qualify. If you would like to see if your family qualifies for financial assistance through Great Hearts, please complete this Preliminary eligibility form.

We base our eligibility on income levels equal to those who qualify for free and reduced lunches. This application only applies to school supplies and uniforms vouchers. Due to the deadline we have for placing our school supply orders through 1st Day School Supplies, any applications received after May 31st  will not be eligible to receive assistance.

Please note the online form does not qualify you for Free or Reduced Lunch program (FRL). The official 2022-2023 FRL application will be available in summer (Late July 2022). If you would like to apply for Free or Reduced Lunch program, you will need to complete that form separately.


Classics to Keep

Your child’s class will utilize these classics books below during the school year. Parents and students are strongly encouraged to purchase these books for their own personal collections so that they can write in them and keep them allowing students to develop their own impressive personal library of classics over the course of their academic career with Great Hearts.

Families who do not purchase the texts, their students will be given access to a copy of these books as part of their curriculum. Students should not mark these books provided by Great Hearts and will be asked to return the books in good condition once their class has finished working with them. Students will be held responsible for damaged or lost books that belong to the school.

Forest Heights Classics to Keep List 22-23


Parent Service Organization

There will be opportunities to volunteer in such areas like field trips, class celebrations, lunch duty, and copy room!

Visit the PSO website for more information www.ghfhpso.org


Athenaeum Or Homework Club

Registration for Athenaeum (After-School Care) is now open for the upcoming 2022-2023 school year. The Early Bird discount for Athenaeum of $75 off of the registration fee will be ending on July 15th.  You will be able to register and find information on the programs and pricing options on the payment website HERE.


Nurse’s Corner


For questions regarding your child’s medications and/or health needs, please wait until late July to contact the school. The Forest Heights school nurse will not be available until then.

If your child needs to be given medication during school hours, complete the Forest Heights Medication Consent and turn it in to Nurse Hildebrand for grades K-5 and Nurse Montgomery for grades 6-9th. Medication Guidelines.

Please visit the website below for information regarding Texas minimum school vaccine requirements. http://dshs.texas.gov/immunize/school/default.shtm Click on the link: 2022-2023 Texas Minimum State Vaccine Requirements for Students in Grades K-12. The chart will list all requirements, please ensure your child meets the necessary requirements before the start of the new 2022-2023 school year.

Should your child receive immunizations during the summer break, please forward a copy of the updated immunization record to the school.


Attendance

As a public school in the State of Texas, Great Hearts Forest Heights funding is directly tied to daily student attendance. Every day a student is absent at our “Official Attendance Taking Time”  is a day we miss out on funding for that student.

All this is to say nothing of the extraordinary instruction our students miss out on when they are not present. Our curriculum is quite rigorous, and every day is important for our students’ academic progress. Thank you for your constant support of our school community.

We recognize that absences will undoubtedly happen. Children with fever, vomiting, or diarrhea should always be kept at home. Please consult our Health Policy for Students and Staff regarding specific guidelines related to Covid-19. Here are some simple ways you can help our school keep our Average Daily Attendance high and receive as much funding as possible:

  • Schedule all doctor appointments before or after Official Attendance Taking Time so that students can be counted present for the day.
  • Always bring a doctor’s note for medical appointments or absences. They can be brought to the front desk or emailed to us at attendance@greatheartforestheights.org.
  • Keep students at home if they are contagious. Students must be fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing drugs before returning to school.
  • Stay healthy! Prevent the spread of germs by reminding students to wash their hands frequently and cover their faces when they cough or sneeze.

See our Family Handbooks for details on all our attendance policies.


Breakfast and Lunch

Great Hearts Forest Heights serves hot lunches to students. More information to come.


Pick-up and Drop-off

Drop Off and Pick up
Staff-assisted drop-off for both lower and upper will run from 7:15-7:45AM 

Students arriving after 7:50AM  will be issued a tardy slip once they walk into the building.  Students not in their classrooms for attendance at 7:50am will be considered tardy.

Please read our full traffic plan here:  GHFH Traffic Guidelines 22-23