Fort Wayne Community Schools Family & Community Engagement

The Wendy Y. Robinson Family & Community Engagement

We take pride in offering you quality customer service, convenience and prompt personal attention. Located at 230 E. Douglas Ave., we provide a variety of services to ensure all FWCS students have the support they need to achieve academic success.

Lottery applications for 2023-24 will be accepted starting November 2022.

Visit us at: The Wendy Y. Robinson Family and Community Engagement Center located at 230 East Douglas Avenue Fort Wayne, IN 46802

Contact Us: 260.467.2120

Register for the 2022-23 school year. Visit MyFWCS for details

What makes Family & Community Engagement work?

College & Career Readiness

The K-12 College and Career Readiness program supports all FWCS students in establishing and pursuing college and career goals. Students are encouraged to aim high and reach their fullest potential in whatever path they choose.

College & Career Readiness

Graduation Initiatives

Careers

Community Programs

Fort Wayne Community Schools lives and breathes its motto "We Are Your Schools" everyday by connecting with the community. One of our three goals is to Engage Parents and the Community. We believe community connections are essential in supporting the education of our students, and we invite you to become involved as a supporter and volunteer.

Community Programs

Clothing Bank

Study Connection

Blessings in a Backpack

Donors Choose

Homeless Assistance Program

Children who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate night time residence need help with funding to remove barriers to education.

Homeless Assistance Program

McKinney-Vento Act

Residency Rights

Student Enrollment

Fort Wayne Community Schools welcomes all children. Students in FWCS are assigned to a school based on their residence. Families may also choose a school outside their attendance area by filling out a school assignment (transfer) application.

Student Enrollment

Eligibility

Choose the School

Required Documentation

Complete required forms

Register

Fort Wayne Community Schools welcomes all students. Students are assigned to a school-based on their residence, but parents can also choose another school within the district as a district of choice. Transfers are approved based on space availability. Enrollment forms and School Assignment (Transfer) Applications can be found on this page. Transportation is provided to students outside of established radiuses from each school. Transportation is not provided to students who transfer to another school, except for those enrolled in a magnet school or a Program of Study.

 

Comprehensive health history. Individual HealthCare Plans should be in place for students with Asthma, Diabetes, Seizures, Food Allergies, Insect Sting Allergies, Cancer, Hemophilia and other health conditions. Many HealthCare Plans require a physician’s signature. Please contact your school nurse as soon as possible to complete your students’ plan. Plans should be completed and in place before the first day of school.

Enrollment Forms to be completed by students new to FWCS

Must be completed by a physician.

Detailed immunization requirements by grade level.

Must be completed by the examining dentist.

School Assignment (Transfer) Applications

Living Outside FWCS

Students who live outside FWCS boundaries may attend FWCS schools. A School Choice Lottery Application must be submitted. Lottery awards are based on a school’s space availability. Tuition payment may be required. Fees are set in August and may vary from year to year due to changes in public school funding by the State of Indiana. FWCS has the authority (by law) to deny a request for transfer* if the applicant has been suspended or expelled during the 12-month period preceding the transfer application for the following reasons:

  • Suspension for ten (10) or more school days;
  • For a violation under I.C. 20-33-8-16 (firearms, deadly weapons or destructive devices);
  • For a violation of a school’s drug or alcohol rules; or
  • When the applicant is ineligible to enroll during a period of expulsion or proposed expulsion under I.C. 20-33-8-30.

*This does not apply to any FWCS intra-district transfers (IDT).

Any non-FWCS student residing outside of the district’s boundaries petitioning for a transfer into FWCS must have all the following materials returned to Student and Family Support Services: (delete this text)

Student and Family Support Services will be responsible for requesting and retrieving the applicant’s records from the previous school. The Out-of-District applications will not be entered into the lottery until the discipline records have been reviewed. Contact Student and Family Support Services, at 260.467.2120, for further information.