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Welcome to

Forest Area Community Schools

We are located in beautiful northern Michigan, approximately 35 minutes southeast of Traverse City, MI.


  • *Upcoming Dates*

    *Our first day of school will be held on Tuesday, September 6th. This will
    be a half day of school. Our 2022 - 2023 school calendar can be found on
    our district webpage at <>.
    Please note that we have eliminated late start Wednesday mornings and
    incorporated a few more half days into our school calendar. *

    *With the first day of school quickly approaching, we have finalized dates
    for our elementary open house and the Warrior Welcome at our middle and
    high school campus. *

    *The following times and dates are planned this year:*


       *Fife Lake Elementary will follow this plan on August 30 to give
       families and teachers more time to talk without overcrowding:*

          *Last names beginning with A - F will be welcome from 4 - 4:30 pm*

          *Last names beginning with G - L will be welcome from 4:30 - 5 pm*

          *Last names beginning with M - Z will be welcome from 5 - 5:30 pm*

       *The 4th and 5th grade open house will be held on Monday, August 29th
       from 4:30 - 6 pm. *

       *And, finally, the middle and high school families are invited to
       Warrior Welcome on August 30 from 4:30 - 7 pm. Student schedules will be
       available during this time. *


  • Forest Area Community Schools is requesting bids for snow removal.  A mandatory bid walk-thru is scheduled for Thursday, August 25, 2022 at Noon at 7661 Shippy Road, SW, Fife Lake, MI  49633.  Bid documents, including site maps will be available at the walk-thru.  Bids must be received no later than 10:00 A.M., Friday, September 9, 2022.  All bids must be valid for 60 days.

    Please mail your bid to:
    Forest Area Community Schools
    Attention:  Joshua Rothwell, Superintendent
    7661 Shippy Rd., SW
    Fife Lake, MI  49633

    Forest Area Community Schools reserves the right to accept or reject any or all proposals, is not limited to accepting the lowest bid, reserves all rights granted to it by law, reserves the right to waive formalities and to take such action as it deems necessary in the best interest of the District.  Bidding is open to all interested parties, in compliance with national, state and local laws.



Forest Area’s mission is to provide a nurturing educational environment, which will help our students form positive attitudes toward learning, and help build effective life skills.

About Forest Area Schools

Our district consists of two separate campuses located a few minutes apart. We provide full time bussing for student pickup and drop off each school day.

Fife Lake Elementary is located 108 Pierce Street in beautiful Fife Lake, MI. Our elementary school includes preschool thru 3rd grade students.

Our Middle and High School campus includes 4th thru 12th grade students and is located at 7661 Shippy Road in Fife Lake, MI.


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