FWCS opens registration for pre-K, kindergarten students

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Fort Wayne Community Schools opens online registration for pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students for the 2021-22 school year Wednesday, March 3.

Children who will be 5 years old on or before Aug. 1 are eligible to attend kindergarten. Children who will be 4 years old on or before Aug. 1 may be eligible to attend pre-kindergarten.

Fort Wayne Community Schools released the following:

“FWCS is adding five new attendance areas (Glenwood Park, Holland, Lincoln, Shambaugh and Washington Center) to those eligible for Title I pre-K. For the 2021-22 school year, pre-K programs will be offered at Abbett, Adams, Bloomingdale, Brentwood (Haley), Fairfield, Forest Park (Glenwood Park), Franke Park, Harrison Hill, Holland (Shambaugh, Washington Center), Indian Village, Lindley, Maplewood, Northcrest (Lincoln), Scott, South Wayne, Study, Washington (Price) and Waynedale elementary schools. Schools serving more than one attendance area are listed with the secondary attendance area in parentheses. For instance, Brentwood serves students in both the Brentwood and Haley attendance areas.

Parents who are unsure which school their child will attend can call the FWCS Family and Community Engagement Center at 467-2120.

Families can register pre-K and kindergarten students March 3-31 through the myFWCS Parent Portal. Student birth certificates and two proofs of address will be required to complete registration.

While full-day kindergarten is available to all students, there are a limited number of pre-K spaces available. If there are more pre-K applicants than space available, FWCS will use selection guidelines as prescribed by the U.S. Department of Education, including the academic needs of students, to admit students.

FWCS offers a variety of full- and half-day pre-K programs through Title I funding, as well as magnet programs. All programs are accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children and have earned the Level 4 Paths to Quality rating, making the programs eligible to accept Indiana‚Äôs On My Way Pre-K Grants.”