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Record Number: 7572
Displayed from: May 17, 2011 , until: Jun 13, 2011
Fort Wayne Community Schools will have its final weekly 30-minute delay of the school year on Wednesday, June 1. When the schedule for the Wednesday delay days was established in the fall, the last delay day was set for June 1 as the school year was slated to end June 8. With the cancellations earlier this year, the last day of school is now June 13. Despite the change in the last day, the final delay day remains June 1. Students should arrive in time for the normal time (8:55 a.m. for elementary and 7:30 a.m. for middle and high school) on Wednesday, June 8. Throughout the school year, the weekly 30-minute delay gave teachers time to meet and work together. They spent time learning about the best ways to reach their students and how to analyze data to make decisions to ensure all students are educated to high standards. Having time to work together and in teams gave teachers the opportunity to learn from each other as well as from expert sources.

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.