Schools Welcome Future Pre-K and Kindergarten Students - April 10, 2014

Record Number: 10726
Displayed from: Apr 10, 2014 , until: Apr 25, 2014

Fort Wayne Community Schools’ elementary schools will have orientation and early registration for pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students this month. All elementary schools will have kindergarten orientation and early registration at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 22. Schools offering pre-K will have orientation at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 24.

At the event, parents will be able to visit their child’s school to learn more about FWCS’ pre-K and full-day kindergarten programs and register their child for the 2014-15 school year. Parents will also learn how to help their child transition to a new program and/or new school, meet teachers, see classrooms, find out what immunizations are needed and learn about transportation.

Children who will be 5 years old on or before Aug. 1 are eligible to attend kindergarten. Children who will be 4 years old on or before Aug. 1 may be eligible to attend pre-kindergarten.

Pre-K programs are offered at Abbett, Adams, Bloomingdale, Fairfield, Forest Park, Franke Park, Harrison Hill, Holland, Indian Village, Lindley, Maplewood, Nebraska, Northcrest, Scott, South Wayne, Study and Washington elementary schools. Additionally, students living in the Brentwood area may attend pre-K at Holland; and students in the Waynedale area may attend pre-K at Maplewood. Parents who are unsure which school their child will attend can call Student Services at 467-2120.

While full-day kindergarten is available to all students, there are a limited number of pre-K spaces available. If there are more pre-K applicants than space available, FWCS will use selection guidelines as prescribed by the U.S. Department of Education, including the academic needs of students, to admit students. During orientation, parents will be able to sign up for a time to bring their child for an assessment of skills.

For registration, parents should bring identification, the child’s birth certificate, two proofs of residence, such as a utility bill, medical bill or mortgage or rental papers, and the child's immunization history.

More information and copies of the forms are available on the FWCS website, www.fortwayneschools.org.

With nearly 30,000 students, Fort Wayne Community Schools is one of the largest school districts in Indiana. FWCS proudly allows families to choose any of its 50 schools through its successful school-choice program creating diversity in each school, including some with more than 75 languages spoken. FWCS offers seven magnet schools focusing on areas such as science and math, communication, fine arts or Montessori at the elementary and middle school level. In high school, students can choose from the prestigious International Baccalaureate program, Project Lead the Way or New Tech Academy as well as other rigorous academic and specialty training programs.