Last elementary delay set - April 26, 2006

Record Number: 2408
Displayed from: Apr 26, 2006 , until: May 01, 2006

Students at Fort Wayne Community Schools' elementary schools will have an opportunity to sleep in Tuesday, May 2. It is the last of the district's six scheduled delays in order that staff may receive professional training. All 34 FWCS elementary schools will begin their day for students at 10:40 a.m., two hours later than usual. Morning pre-k and kindergarten students will attend from 10:50 a.m. to 12:35 p.m., arriving at school with grades 1-5 and full-day kindergarteners. Afternoon pre-k and kindergarten students who take the bus will get on the bus one hour later. All afternoon pre-k and kindergarteners will attend school from 1:35 to 3:20 p.m. On scheduled delay days, there will be no breakfasts, but lunches and after-school activities will all be on the same schedule as a two-hour weather delay.

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.