Fort Wayne Community Schools - Parents

Parents Page

Thank you for choosing Fort Wayne Community Schools! For more than 150 years, FWCS has prepared the children of Fort Wayne 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.

At FWCS, we know that you are your child's first teacher and value parental involvement in our schools. Whether you are able to volunteer in our classrooms, attend school events or support your child's school in other ways, you are important to us.


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

General 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.

FWCS' Code of Conduct 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.


Find Your School
School assignments by residential street address.

Map of school locations

School Choice Fair

School Choice Catalog

School/Bus Status

Course Description Handbook
Plan your career path!

Scholarships and Grants

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

Whitney Young Early Childhood Center:
K - 8:20 a.m. - 2:55 p.m.
AM Pre-K - 8:20 a.m. - 10:55 a.m.
PM Pre-K - 12:20 p.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.

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

Middle Schools:    7:20 a.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Memorial Park:
7:20 a.m. to 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 Administrative Building - Office Hours
7 a.m. - 5 p.m.


English Language Learners - ELL Program
Interpreters, translators, counselors

Health & Wellness Services

Homeless Assistance Program Assistance Program

Nutrition Services

Textbook Rental - Pay Book Fees Online

Student Support

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

Quick List of Non-School Centers, Facilities, and Offices
Quick listing of telephone contact information

Access to Student Information

Pinnacle Student Information System Parents 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.

View Login Instructions here (English) (Spanish)

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.


School Year Calendars

The school year calendar details the entire school year, including conferences, holidays, vacation days and more.

District Calendar

Parent Resources

Before & After School Y Care

YMCS - for Youth Development 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.

No Alcohol No Drugs.

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

NAND (No Alcohol No Drugs)

Voluntary Student Accident Insurance

FWCS purchases a blanket insurance plan covering students for accidental injuries while participating in school sponsored and supervised activities.
Parents may purchase additional accident insurance coverage. This is not health insurance.
Plan Description: 24-Hour Plan provides schedule benefits for accidents, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Benefits are payable for up to 12 month from injury date.

  • Standard Plan: $85
  • Economy Plan: $55
  • Budget Plan: $39
  • Dental in addition to any of the above plans: $7

To review plan benefits and limitations, or purchase coverage, visit Specialty Risk Underwriters or call 855.237.5280.

Specialty Risk Underwriters

FWCS Resources

FWCS Board of School Trustees

March 2014 Information Meeting Presentation

Indiana Government Resources

Indiana Food Chart

FWCS Statistics

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

Indiana Department of Education

Indiana Department of Education

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
Online transcript request and delivery

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.