One-hour delay for FWCS elementary schools on Feb. 19 - February 16, 2010

Record Number: 6017
Displayed from: Feb 16, 2010 , until: Feb 19, 2010

Fort Wayne Community Schools' elementary schools, with the exception of Bunche and Towles, will have a scheduled one-hour delay day Friday, Feb. 19. Buses will run one hour later than normally scheduled for grades k-5 with school beginning at 9:50 a.m. Morning pre-k students will attend from 9:50-11:30 a.m., arriving one-hour late with grades k-5 and leaving at their normal time. Afternoon pre-k students will attend school during their normal hours of 12:30-3:20 p.m. Breakfast will be served when students arrive, and after-school programs will operate on their regular schedules. Parents should check with their school for morning activity schedules on delay days. The six planned delay days for the 2009-10 school year provide valuable professional development time for staff. Future delay days are scheduled for March 16 and May 12. If there is a two-hour weather delay, that supersedes the professional development one-hour 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.