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SIC Report to Parents 2020-2021

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COVID-19 Testing for R1 Staff and Students

  • Starting February 2nd and continuing on Tuesdays through the end of the school year, Richland One will offer COVID-19 testing for district students and staff at designated sites within the district. Please see the announcement below for details. As noted in the announcement, the tests are available for staff and students who are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms. The tests will be administered by Prisma Health staff.

    District employees who are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms and would like to be tested at a district testing site should contact their school nurse/principal/immediate supervisor. You must sign a consent form and you must have been issued a verification pass by your school nurse/principal/immediate supervisor to be tested at one of the district sites.

    If you have any questions, please call the Nursing Services Office at 803-231-6730.


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    Reopening of Schools Guide 2020-2021 School Year (PDF)

    *Need Laptop/Device Help?

    *If you are having trouble accessing usernames/passwords, please call the school at (803) 691-3780. The school will be able to assist you with any issues regarding Teams and other school resources (DISCUS, Bookflix, Dreambox, etc.)

    *If you are having Internet connection issues or any other device issue (sound, display, etc.) please call the IT Help Desk at (803) 231-7436.

    *If your device has physical damage, please call Forest Heights at (803) 691-3780, so that you can return it for a replacement device. It is very important that you call the school ahead of time before you come to the school for a replacement.







    Click Below to Register students for Kindergarten.

    Click Below to Register students who are NEW to Forest Heights.




    New Student Forms Needed:  

    1. Long Form Copy of Birth Certificate
    2. Shot Record
    3. Copy of Lease or Mortgage Statement
    4. Utility Bill
    5. Photo ID of Parent or Guardian





  • Greetings Forest Heights Family!

    Dr. Johnson

    My name is Dr. Winnie Johnson and I am an educator with 34+ years of experience. Originating from New Jersey, I moved to South Carolina two years ago from the metro Atlanta area where I served in Henry County Schools for 24 years in several capacities. After that, I served as Head of School for East Point Academy Charter School in West Columbia. My background includes speech/language pathology, school counseling, special education, human resource administration and school leadership as an assistant principal and as an elementary principal. Additionally, I have raised three amazing children who are now adults giving back to society in their own special ways!

    Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year! Our Eagle Family is ready to take off and SOAR to another level this year!  We have adopted a Growth Mindset where we believe that all of our students CAN grow and perform to their highest potential. We are preparing our students for college and careers! To that end, we are equipping ourselves as a Forest Heights Family to help our students get there.  We invite you to join us in this journey!

    I continue to maintain positive energy and commitment to success for each student at Forest Heights. I am committed to Excellence in Teaching and Continued Student Growth. This translates into ensuring that all our teachers and support staff are provided an array of strategies, resources and administrative support that will enable them to address the specific educational needs of all students at Forest Heights. This will include a strong focus on professional development for teachers, adult learning opportunities for our parents, a focus on pride and ownership for students in their own education, equity and access to the most engaging classroom opportunities for students, and my personal commitment that all administrative staff will approach our roles as instructional leaders with optimism and team spirit!

    My passion includes embracing and loving the students that we serve because I know that it is impossible to teach them if you don’t build positive relationships with them. As the school leader, I am always focused on school improvement because an effective learning environment strives to continually assess the work and find ways to improve upon areas that require strengthening. Moreover, it is imperative that parents are involved in the education of their children. I look forward to the continued partnerships we have built this past year with all stakeholders both in the school and in the community.  Through an active PTO and SIC, we will work together to enhance the learning of all students at Forest Heights. My philosophy has always been to make the school an environment where children love coming to learn, staff enjoy coming to work, and parents and community members are part of the learning process. Early on, I adopted the adage, “It takes a village!” You are part of our village and we welcome you to take part in this. I am confident that if our students come to school – everyday – ready to learn and they are fully aware that they CAN grow and succeed, we can get the job done! We pledge to do our part and we know that you will join forces with us and become a vital part of our learning community!

    Through our collective Communication, Collaboration and Commitment, we will make this village work!  We believe that:

     “Eagles Fly High….No Matter What!”

    Dr. Winnie Johnson, Principal



    Assistant Principal, Lindsay Butler                                          Assistant Principal, Alexandria Gillcrese                                          

    Butler                                                                                Mrs. Gillcrese