Fort Wayne Community Schools - Parents

Fort Wayne Community Schools - Parents

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.

Enrollment

How To Enroll The step by step enrollment process, needed forms, and methods for seeking assistance.

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.

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

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

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

View Login Instructions here (English) (Spanish)

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

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

Calendars

School Year Calendars

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

District Calendar

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.dreambox Elementary Math Resources

Before & After School Y Care

YMCS - for Youth DevelopmentFWCS 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 K&K Insurance Group. To obtain more information about this optional insurance visit the K&K website.

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