FWCS - Parent Resources

Powerschool Learning Login

Teachers will hold daily office hours to help support students during this shift in learning. We are currently working on an alternative learning system given the Governor’s announcement to close schools for the remainder of the school year and will keep parents informed as we have more information. In the interim, please visit our Weekly Lessons page for wonderful resources to keep your students engaged and learning. 

ACCESS YOUR STUDENTS INFORMATION

FWCS Gradebook Parents can access their students’ grades, attendance records, assignments and more through the FWCS Gradebook.

View Login Instructions here (English) (Spanish)

Need a little help logging in to FWCS Gradebook?  Here is a helpful video and instructions to help you. 

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

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

Textbook Rental - Pay Book Fees Online

RETURN TO LEARN PLAN

School has started and we are working hard to keep students and staff safe and healthy. Our full Return to Learn plan outlines new protocols, responsibilities and expectations for students and staffLearn More Here

GENERAL INFORMATION

Student & Family Support Guide

This guide 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.


TRANSLATION SERVICES FOR FAMILIES

Families, to leave a voicemail in your language, call one of the numbers below. An interpreter will listen to and respond to your message the same day or the business next day.

Spanish: 467-1156

Burmese, Chin or Mon: 467-1059

Email: ELLTranslation@fwcs.k12.in.us

Remote Learning Ideas for Multilingual and English Learner Students and Families

QUESTIONS?

Message us at Let’s Talk!

ACADEMIC LINKS

PowerSchool Login

PowerSchool Learning: How to Access From Home

PowerSchool at Home FAQ

PowerSchool Learning: Parent Login Tutorial

How to Sign up for PowerSchool (Burmese)

How to Sign up for PowerSchool (Spanish

STAY UP-TO-DATE

SchoolMessenger – Make sure your child’s school has your cell phone number. Then, text YES to 67587

Peachjar – Go to www.peachjar.com to sign up and select the school(s) you want. Or, contact your child’s school to have your e-mail address added.

Standard Hours:

Elementary:  8:20 a.m. - 2:55 p.m.
Title I Pre-K:
AM - 8:20 a.m.-10:55 a.m.
PM - 12:20 p.m.-2:55 p.m.

Bunche
Pre-K4/K - 8:10 a.m.-2:20 p.m.
Pre-K3 - 8:10 a.m.-10:45 a.m.

Towles: 7:55 a.m.-2:35 p.m.

Middle Schools:  7:20 a.m.-2:15 p.m.

High Schools:  9:05 a.m.-4:10 p.m.
FWCS Career Academy:
9:20 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
AM - 9:20 a.m.-12:05 a.m.
PM - 12:45 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

Grile Administration Center - Office Hours
7 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Dyslexia Assessment

We are committed to your child’s academic success and are glad to have the opportunity to provide your child with the support they need to be successful. As part of new legislation passed in the most recent assembly, SEA 217 provides guidance for testing students in grades K-2 for Dyslexia in an effort to provide earlier support for learners. We have created an informational page with links to resources to help with your questions. To learn more about the required assessment and to view resources, please visit here

Additional Parent Resources

IDOE’s literacy team has created Literacy Family Guides for each elementary grade level K-5. These guides share grade level skills and ideas for how parents can get involved in their child’s education. Spanish translations are coming soon.

DreamBox is an adaptive, online resource our elementary schools are using to further students’ mathematical understanding. Students spend 20-25 minutes twice a week during class time working on individualized activities. In addition, students can work on DreamBox from home for additional practice. When students consistently use DreamBox, they could gain 10-12% growth in their mathematical understanding or master 1-3 mathematics standards.

Before & After School Y Care

FWCS partners with the YMCA to provide childcare before and after school at many elementary schools, including half-day programs for pre-K students. The program provides snacks, homework assistance and structured activities.

Voluntary Student Accident Insurance

All students are provided medical coverage for athletics and accidents that occur during the school day and while participating in school-sponsored events and athletics. This coverage is free of charge to students and is secondary to any other medical coverage the student may have. Coverage may not cover the total cost of all claims. Parents may purchase supplementary 24-hour student accident insurance through All Risk Insurance.

To obtain more information about this optional insurance visit the All Risk Insurance Information page

To purchase this supplementary Insurance visit All Risk Insurance.

FWCS Resources

FWCS Board of School Trustees

Indiana Government Resources

Indiana Food Chart

FWCS Statistics

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

2019 Legislative Session Information

Contact Info for Senator and Representative

IDOE 2019 Legislative Priorities

IDOE Senate Education & Career Development Committee Lists

PTA Founder’s Day PPT 2-28-19

Tips for Engaging Your Indiana Legislators

Indiana Department of Education

Indiana Department of Education

ESSA Report Card

College List

Click the link below to see a list of colleges, universities and other organizations that participate in the Northeast Indiana College Fair, held each year in March at IPFW.

2019 College Fair

Secure Transcript from Docufide.com
Online transcript request and delivery

Driver Education

precision drivingFort Wayne Community Schools partner with Precision Driving to offer students driver education. Classes are offered at the FWCS Career Academy Automotive Center, 1219 S. Lafayette St., in addition to other locations. To register or for additional information, visit https://www.myprecisiondriving.com/ or call 260-490-1007.

Help For Students

We want your child to be successful, which is why we offer a variety of support programs to our students. If you feel your child is in need, read more about what we have to offer here (Academic Help). If you have questions or concerns, please contact your child’s teacher.

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.