All 34 Fort Wayne Community Schools elementary schools, as well as the elementary grades at Towles Intermediate School, will have a scheduled two-hour delay day Wednesday, Nov. 12.
The schedule for buses, classes, lunches and after-school activities will be the same as a two-hour weather delay. Buses will run two hours later for grades K-5, and school will begin at most schools at 10:40 a.m. Students arriving after 10:50 a.m. will be counted as tardy. Breakfast will not be served.
At Towles, elementary students will arrive at 10 a.m. and will be tardy if they arrive after 10:10 a.m. The middle school will remain on its normal schedule, and buses will run the routes twice for Towles.
Except for Bunche Early Childhood Center, morning pre-k students will attend from 10:50 a.m.-12:35 p.m., arriving at school with grades K-5. Bunche morning pre-k students attend from 10:10-11:40 a.m. All afternoon pre-k students will get on the bus one hour later than normal and attend school from 1:35-3:20 p.m.
The delay provides valuable professional development time for staff. During the two hours staff members work together on ways to improve instruction and academic achievement in their buildings.
This is the first scheduled delay day of the 2008-09 school year. Additional delay days will be on Dec. 9, Jan. 28, March 13 and May 12.