Let it snow, let it snow... - November 27, 2006
Record Number: 2911
Displayed from: Nov 27, 2006 , until: Dec 12, 2006
'Tis the season for the white stuff to start flying – and that could mean delays and closings for schools. Once again Fort Wayne Community Schools is issuing its Weather Emergency Information card. Being mailed now to the families of every FWCS student, the green-color card explains in detail the district's delays, early dismissal and closing procedures. It describes the district's procedures for calling a delay or closing, and reminds parents to have a plan for supervision of their children in case a delay becomes a closing. The card has also been printed in Spanish and is being mailed to the district's Spanish-speaking families. It will also be available through the schools and the English as a Second Language program. Copies of the FWCS Weather Emergency Information card are available in schools and at the district's Transportation centers. Parents can also find information about FWCS delays and closing by going to the district's Internet Home Page at http://www.fwcs.k12.in.us and clicking on the School and Bus Status button.
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.