FWCS registration set - July 29, 2006

Record Number: 2549
Displayed from: Jul 28, 2006 , until: Aug 08, 2006

The dog days of summer here mean one thing it's time for parents to get their children registered for the 2006-07 school year at Fort Wayne Community Schools. Students return to school on Monday, Aug. 21. For the second year, FWCS will hold registration on the same days and at the same times for all of its 53 schools: Friday, Aug. 4 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Monday, Aug. 7, from noon to 7 p.m. New students should bring a birth certificate, proof of residency in that school's boundaries (utility bill, etc.), immunization records and the name and address of their previous school. New high school students are encouraged to make an appointment to pre-register, but can be registered during general registration. Secondary students will receive class schedules and locker assignments. Some schools will also be collecting payments for team uniforms, meal accounts and gym uniforms. Tours for new students are provided at all elementary and secondary schools. Students may find goodies like yearbooks, class pictures, school supplies and T-shirts during registration also. If parents are unable to attend registration, they are encouraged to contact the school and make arrangements to come prior to the first day of school. For further information, contact your school.

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.