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Parents

Fort Wayne Community Schools, located in Fort Wayne, Indiana, is one of the largest school district's in the state. For over 150 years, we have prepared children for successful careers in the arts, business, politics, medicine and other professional areas. Everything your child needs to be successful is right here at FWCS because We Are Your Schools.

  • Our monitors progress toward raising student achievement by connecting measurable data points with milestones framed within our District Goals PDF.
  • Our School/Department Index is your complete source of detailed information about each school, including buses that are late. Learn more about our schools and school choice in the School Catalog PDF.
  • The Student-Parent Handbook PDF Spanish PDF Burmese PDF provides information and resources parents need to support their children's education.
  • FWCS' Code of Conduct PDF Spanish PDF Burmese PDF outlines the District's commitment to reinforcing positive student behavior and teaching students to be productive, responsible citizens while maintaining a safe environment in which all students can learn.
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Basic Information

Student-Parent Handbook

This handbook contains valuable information that students and parents need to know regarding daily life in our district, from calendars, school meals and transportation to our nationally recognized school choice program. It also includes our behavior code, which sets the district's behavioral expectations and disciplinary consequences for students.

Enrollment

How To Enroll your child
Step by step process, forms, assistance.

Schools

School Choice Catalog PDF - Lottery Information
FWCS is proud of its policy that allows students to attend any school in the district, based on space availability and racial balance. While all students are automatically assigned to a school in their attendance area, you may choose to enroll your child in a magnet school, a high school Program of Study, or a school outside the assigned attendance area. Click the School Choice Catalog PDF link to review the details.

Information about all schools
With contact names and phone numbers.

Standard Hours:
Elementary:    8:55 a.m. - 3:30 p.m
Bunche Montessori Early Childhood Center:
K - 8:10 a.m. - 2:20 p.m.
PreK - 8:10 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

Whitney Young Early Childhood Center:
K - 8:55 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
AM PreK - 8:55 a.m. - 11:25 a.m.
PM PreK - 12:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Title I PreK:
AM - 8:55 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
PM - 12:55 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Towles Intermediate: - 8:00 a.m. to 2:35 p.m.

Middle Schools:    7:30 a.m. - 2:25 p.m.
Memorial Park:
7:25 a.m. to 2:40 p.m.

High Schools:    7:30 a.m. - 2:35 p.m.
Anthis Career Center:
7:45 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
AM - 7:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
PM - 12:15 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Find Your School
School assignments by residential street address.

FWCS Statistics

Volunteering/Field Trips

Volunteer in the classroom or accompany your child on a field trip: Click here PDF for the classroom/field trip volunteer application form (Spanish) PDF

Area Administration

Elementary School
High School
Middle School

Local Information

Local Information page

Schools & Facilities

School/Department Index
Facts and links to information about each school and administrative department

Quick List of Principal Centers, Facilities, and Offices
Quick listing of telephone contact information

Nutrition Services

Textbook Rental

Students

Access to Student Information

PinnacleParents can access their students' grades, attendance records, assignments and more through the Pinnacle Internet Viewer.

If you need a username or password for Pinnacle, please contact your school..

If you experience any issues logging on or using Pinnacle, please contact FWCS at 467-2162.

School Websites

Schools have individual websites. Find school calendars, contact information and other school information here.

Elementary Schools:

Middle Schools:

High Schools:

Career Planning

Course Description Handbook PDF
Plan your career path!

Scholarships and Grants

2015 College Fair Attend the Northeast Indiana College Fair!

Getting Help

Academic Help for Students

Study Connection
Each week, students who have been identified by teachers as needing extra help are bussed to the workplace of their tutors, area business people. Paired for a school year, tutor and student spend one hour together per week. Tutors offer homework assistance but even more importantly, the interest and focused attention of a caring adult.

Services

Secure Transcript from Docufide.com
Online transcript request and delivery

Homeless Students Assistance Program
Programa de Asistenncia A los sin techo PDF

English Language Learners

ELL Program
Interpreters, translators, counselors

Pre-Kindergarten

Buschor Hear Preschool Center

Whitney Young Early Childhood Center

Bunche Montessori Early Childhood Center

FWCS Health Services

Health Services Website

Useful Web sites

  • On Guard Online - This site provides practical tips from the federal government and technology industry on how to safety use the Internet.

New Tech @ Wayne

"Every student deserves this chance - to be taught critical thinking skills, to work with others (collaboration), to use technology as a tool, to work on fine-tuning oral and written communication skills, to understand what it means to have a strong work ethic, and to be able to apply what they learn to the real world. We are preparing students for the 21st century....how is that not good for every student?"' Liz Bryan, Director, New Tech Home @ Wayne

Parent Resources

NAND encourages parents to become educated about alcohol and other commonly used illegal substances.

FWCS Resources

FWCS Board of School Trustees

March 2014 Information Meeting Presentation

Indiana Government Resources

Voucher Report Read more about how vouchers are being used in Indiana.

Contact Elected Officials
Click here for Indiana House and Senate Contact Information. Indiana Department of Education.

Indiana Department of Education

IDOE





Calendars

Summary Calendar PDF

Summary calendar of events for the district. It details the entire school year, including conferences, holidays, vacation days, make-up days etc.

District Calendar

School Calendars

Individual school calendars are maintained on each school's Edline home page. Parents with Edline accounts can login and see a combined calendar presenting all events that their students need to know. Each teacher in the FWCS District has a web page with a calendar for each class that they teach. They can list assignments, tests, grades, study helps, class expectations, all on a web page that you can access at any time.

School Improvement Systems

Balanced Scorecard

Military Mailing Lists

Opt-out Letters

Periodically during the course of a school year various military organizations ask Fort Wayne Community Schools (FWCS) to assist them by providing a mailing list of students or parents.

If you would not like to be placed on the mailing list that is sent to military organizations, please complete the form furnished below and return it to the individual and location specified on the form.

College List

Looking for colleges? Click the link below to see a list of colleges, universities, and other organizations that participated in the Northeast Indiana College Fair in the Walb Union at IPFW in October, 2015.

2015 College Fair Attend the Northeast Indiana College Fair!