Forest View Elementary

7840 S. 25 Road

Boon, MI 49618

Principal: Ms. Carrie Paulen

Phone: 231.876.5100

Fax: 231.876.5121
Start Time: 8:35am - End Time: 3:40pm



Blue Ribbon School

Activities & Events

National Blue Ribbon Award Winner!

Congratulations Forest View Elementary! It gives me great pleasure to announce that Forest View Elementary has been named a National Blue Ribbon School for high academic performance. This is a very prestigious award and an honor for our school and community. We are one of only 13 schools in Michigan receiving this national award. 

In my brief time here I have had the opportunity to meet members of all the groups that have come together to be recognized with this award. There was the leadership of Matt Brown, who has been an excellence mentor to me as I have stepped into his role here at Forest View. The teaching staff show an unparalleled entusiasm and devotion as they strive to help their students achieve at the highest levels. Our students come each day ready to learn and live up to the high expectations we have for them at Forest View. The PTO is active and engaged in making the climate one in which everyone wants to take part. Our support services whether they be paraprofessionals, aides, custodians, food service or maintenance, make it a point of pride to do their best to streamline and support what we are dong here at Forest View for our students. The parents of the Forest View students that I have met at Open House and on other occasions are incredibly supportive of not only their own student here, but also the staff that is working so hard to develop them. 

Nothing happens in a vacuum, and certainly Blue Ribbon schools aren't created in one. By coming together as a community Forest View has done something special . Something special that I am proud to say that I am now a part of. 

Carrie Paulen

Forest View Elementary, Principal



General Information

Parental Clearance

To improve school security CAPS is adopting a procedure that will require all parents/grandparents/guardians of Cadillac Area Public Schools students who wish to volunteer at school or visit their child at lunch times during school hours to complete a parent volunteer information sheet, that will be kept on file. Please ask the school for the appropriate volunteer information sheet, or check out he information rack outside the office door.

Forest View's Buzzer System

Dear Parents/Guardians,

With the goal of increased security, Cadillac Area Public Schools will institute a verified entry system at all CAPS school buildings during school hours.  Visitors at Cadillac Area Public School Buildings are asked to “request entry” through a “security buzzer” entry system.  Similar to a doorbell, the buzzer is located at the main entrance of each building and visitors will be asked to verify their identity and purpose of their visit prior to being admitted to the building.  Here at Forest View Elementary you will find the button to request entry to the right of the main entry doors.  Please press the button and wait a moment.  If we have not responded in 2 minutes, please press the button again as our Administrative Assistant may have missed your call.  


After entering the building, you will be required to sign in at the office and wear a visitors badge while on the premises.  You are asked to sign out prior to leaving the building.  The purpose of the verified entry system is to better monitor visitors in our buildings during school hours at Cadillac Area Public Schools.   Thank you for your cooperation as we all become familiar with the new entry procedure.  Patience and feedback is requested as we institute this safety measure.  It is a program that has been successfully used in schools across the country and one additional step to monitoring guests in our buildings as a safety measure for our staff and students.  Your child’s safe learning environment is one of our highest priorities.  Thank you for your support and understanding.


Forest View Elementary will see some additional changes regarding increased security. The same procedure for admittance will be used for CAPS Clubhouse before and after school. We encourage dropping students off in the parent loop and allowing them to walk in on their own. The front doors will be locked throughout the school hours and dismissal. If you need to pick up your child/children unexpectedly after school please call the office and we will get your child a note. All car riders will be dismissed from the side gym door. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause, but rest assured, it is in the best interest of your child/children.


Carrie Paulen

Forest View Elementary Principal


If your child is absent from school please call the school office before 10:00am or send a note to report the reason of their absence. If your child is running a temperature, vomiting or has an excessive cough, we ask that you keep them home until they are 24 hour symptom free. Thank you!


School breakfast is FREE to all students and available between 8:15-8:30 each regular school day. There will be a quick, cold grab and go breakfast available on late start Mondays.


 Popcorn is 25 cents a bag.


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School Closings and Delays

You can find out school closings and delays by going to the homepage. You can also receive an email or text as soon as we have school closing or school delay information. Visit the following link, look for the snowflake to sign up for this service.

Changing of the Seasons

We appreciate all of your help with monitoring what your child is wearing to school. We continue to stress the importance of dressing for changes in the weather. The students go outside for recess every day. (weather permitting)

School Store

Every Tuesday and Thursday students hold a school store. Kids can use their monetary skills to buy school supplies and small trinkets.

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