Family & Community Engagement
The Wendy Y. Robinson Family & Community Engagement Center (FACE) is the district office for student services. We take pride in offering you quality customer service, convenience and prompt personal attention. Located at 230 E. Douglas Ave., we provide a variety of services to ensure all FWCS students have the support they need to achieve academic success.
On time lottery applications for 2023-24 were accepted through January 13, 2023. Applications for the lottery waiting list are accepted here.
Visit us at: The Wendy Y. Robinson Family & Community Engagement Center located at 230 East Douglas Avenue Fort Wayne, IN 46802
Contact Us: 260.467.2120
New to the FWCS? Contact us at FACE for more details or read more about the enrollment process here.
What makes Family and Community Engagement work?
The K-12 College and Career Readiness program supports all FWCS students in establishing and pursuing college and career goals. Students are encouraged to aim high and reach their fullest potential in whatever path they choose.
Fort Wayne Community Schools lives and breathes its motto "We Are Your Schools" everyday by connecting with the community. One of our three goals is to Engage Parents and the Community. We believe community connections are essential in supporting the education of our students, and we invite you to become involved as a supporter and volunteer.
Children who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate night time residence need help with funding to remove barriers to education.
Fort Wayne Community Schools welcomes all children. Students in FWCS are assigned to a school based on their residence. Families may also choose a school outside their attendance area by filling out a school assignment (transfer) application.
Fort Wayne Community Schools welcomes all students. Students are assigned to a school based on their residence. Families may also choose a school outside their residential attendance area by filling out a school choice lottery application. Lottery placements are awarded based on space availability at the school and grade. Bus transportation is not provided to students who transfer to another school, except for those enrolled in a magnet school or a Program of Study.
Comprehensive health history. Individual HealthCare Plans should be in place for students with Asthma, Diabetes, Seizures, Food Allergies, Insect Sting Allergies, Cancer, Hemophilia and other health conditions. Many HealthCare Plans require a physician’s signature. Please contact your school nurse as soon as possible to complete your students’ plan. Plans should be completed and in place before the first day of school.
Students who live outside FWCS boundaries may attend FWCS schools. A School Choice Lottery Application must be submitted. Lottery awards are based on a school’s space availability. Tuition payment may be required. Fees are set in August and may vary from year to year due to changes in public school funding by the State of Indiana. FWCS has the authority (by law) to deny a request for transfer* if the applicant has been suspended or expelled during the 12-month period preceding the transfer application for the following reasons:
- Suspension for ten (10) or more school days;
- For a violation under I.C. 20-33-8-16 (firearms, deadly weapons or destructive devices);
- For a violation of a school’s drug or alcohol rules; or
- When the applicant is ineligible to enroll during a period of expulsion or proposed expulsion under I.C. 20-33-8-30.
*This does not apply to any FWCS intra-district transfers (IDT).
Student and Family Support Services will be responsible for requesting and retrieving the applicant’s records from the previous school. The Out-of-District applications will not be entered into the lottery until the discipline records have been reviewed. Contact Student and Family Support Services, at 260.467.2120, for further information.