George Mather Forbes School No. 4  
    George Mather Forbes School No. 4
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    Principal: Karon Jackson | Karon.Jackson@rcsdk12.org
    Assistant Principal: Delores Davis | Delores.Davis@rcsdk12.org
    Assistant Principal: Sharon Leigh | Sharon.Leigh@rcsdk12.org
    Parent Contact: Johnnita Bennett| Johnnita.Bennett@rcsdk12.org
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    Program Information
    Start Time: 9:00 a.m.
    Dismissal Time: 3:30 p.m.
    Grade Level: PreK-8
    Uniforms Required: Yes
    Foreign Languages: Spanish, Grade 8
    English Language Learners: Yes
    Honors/Enrichment Classes: No
    Early Literacy Program: No
    Chorus: Yes
    Band/Orchestra: Yes
    Instrumental Music Lessons: Yes
    Sports: Yes (Modified sports for grades 7-8)
    Step Teams: No
    Extended/Expanded Day: Yes
    Saturday School: No
    On-Site After-School Care: No
    Summer Programs: No
    Business/College/Faith Partnerships: Advantage Federal Credit Union, Nazareth College, Kiwanis Club, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Bibleway Healing Assembly
    • 7th and 8th grade students learn in a separate school wing called the James Perkins Academy.
    • New York State Alternate Assessments (NYSAA) Program for Kindergarten through grade 8 students.

    • Technology includes Smart Boards in every classroom and the library; iPads used in grades K-2 and all Special Education ACE K-8 classes; and Chromebooks used in grades K-8 for centers and targeted intervention.
    • Provides Response to Intervention (RTI) blocks in grades 7-8, which provide students additional time for reading and math instruction.
    • Project STRIDE, a Saturday program funded and operated by Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, provides an opportunity for students in grades 4-8 to learn self-development and self-empowerment.

    • Partnership activities with area colleges, churches, and the larger community to support students in academics, social skills and exploring the larger community