George Mather Forbes School No. 4Principal: Karon Jackson | Karon.Jackson@rcsdk12.orgAssistant Principal: Delores Davis | Delores.Davis@rcsdk12.orgAssistant Principal: Sharon Leigh | Sharon.Leigh@rcsdk12.orgParent Contact: Johnnita Bennett| Johnnita.Bennett@rcsdk12.orgSchool Chief: Dr. Shirley JA Green - Chief of School Leadership Network PreK-8Program InformationStart Time: 9:00 a.m.
Dismissal Time: 3:30 p.m.Grade Level: PreK-8FACTSUniforms Required: YesForeign Languages: Spanish, Grade 8English Language Learners: YesHonors/Enrichment Classes: NoEarly Literacy Program: NoChorus: YesBand/Orchestra: YesInstrumental Music Lessons: YesSports: Yes (Modified sports for grades 7-8)
Step Teams: NoExtended/Expanded Day: YesSaturday School: NoOn-Site After-School Care: NoSummer Programs: NoBusiness/College/Faith Partnerships: Advantage Federal Credit Union, Nazareth College, Kiwanis Club, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Bibleway Healing AssemblySCHOOL FEATURES
- 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