Student-Parent Handbook in the mail - July 29, 2009

Record Number: 5242
Displayed from: Jul 29, 2009 , until: Aug 10, 2009

Fort Wayne Community Schools mailed the 2009-10 Student-Parent Handbook to homes this week. The handbook is a new publication, combining the Student-Parent Guide and the Student Rights and Responsibilities & Behavior Code in one document. The combination of the books will make it easier for parents to find information on policies and procedures in FWCS buildings by having just one book as a reference guide. The book includes information such as the school year calendar, programs offered by FWCS, graduation requirements, the behavior code and more. Combining the books was also a cost-saving and environmentally friendly measure for the district with just one book being printed and mailed instead of two.

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.