Schools get ready to welcome future kindergarten students - April 15, 2010

Record Number: 6215
Displayed from: Apr 15, 2010 , until: Apr 23, 2010

Fort Wayne Community Schools will have its kindergarten orientation and early registration Wednesday, April 21, in each of its elementary schools. Parents will be able to visit their child's school to learn more about FWCS' full-day kindergarten program and register their child for the 2010-11 school year. Orientation times vary; see the list below for individual schools. At the orientation/early registration, parents will learn how to help their child transition to a new program and/or new school, meet the kindergarten teachers, see classrooms, find out what immunizations are needed and learn about transportation. Children who will be 5 years old by Aug. 1 are eligible to attend kindergarten. Parents who are unsure which school their child will attend can call Student Services at 467-2120. Children who will be 4 years old by Aug. 1 may be eligible to attend pre-kindergarten. Parents can call Student Services to determine if a pre-k program is available in their attendance area. Pre-k orientation dates and times vary, and parents should contact the school their child will attend for details. For registration, parents should bring a birth certificate or other proof of the child's date of birth, poof of residence, such as a utility bill, and the child's immunization history. More information and copies of the forms are available on the FWCS Web site, www.fwcs.k12.in.us.
Orientation/Early Registration times School Time Abbett 10-11 a.m. Adams 2 p.m. Arlington 1:15 p.m. Bloomingdale 6 p.m. Brentwood 6:30 p.m. Bunche 12:30-1:45 p.m. Croninger 6-7 p.m. Fairfield 9:30-10:30 a.m. Forest Park 6:30-7:30 p.m. Franke Park 6-7 p.m. Glenwood Park 7 p.m. Haley 6 p.m. Harris 6:30-7:30 p.m. Harrison Hill 5-6:30 p.m. Holland 6:30 p.m. Indian Village 6:30 p.m. Irwin 6:30-7:15 p.m. Lincoln 6 p.m. Lindley 6:30 p.m. Maplewood 10 a.m. & 6 p.m. Nebraska 2 p.m. Northcrest 6 p.m. Price 6 p.m. St. Joseph Central 10 a.m. Scott 2 p.m. Shambaugh 6:30 p.m. South Wayne 10-11 a.m. Study 1 p.m. Washington 1:30 p.m. Washington Center 6:30-7:30 p.m. Waynedale 10 a.m. Young 9:30-10:30 a.m., 1:30-2:30 p.m.

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.