Elementary delay set - October 25, 2006

Record Number: 2811
Displayed from: Oct 20, 2006 , until: Oct 25, 2006

Students at Fort Wayne Community Schools' elementary schools will have an opportunity to sleep in Wednesday, Oct. 25. It is the second of the district's six scheduled delays in order that staff may receive professional training. FWCS elementary schools will begin their day for students at 10:40 a.m., two hours later than usual. Bunche Early Childhood Center and elementary students at Towles Intermediate School will begin their day at 10 a.m. Towles middle school students will remain on the original schedule and buses will run their routes twice. At the other FWCS elementary schools, 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. Other delay days for this school year are: Dec. 5, Feb. 7, March 9 and May 1. For information, contact your child's 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.