CONGRATULATIONS to Seniors Gabrielle Bisson, Donald Gerdeman and Christopher Matheny who were inducted into the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) March 7, 2014. NTHS recognizes outstanding student achievement in career and technical education.
The Ohio Graduation Test will be administered the week of March 10th-14th to all Sophomores, and to Juniors and Seniors who need to pass one or more sections of the test. The order of the tests will be - Reading on Monday, Math on Tuesday, Writing on Wednesday, Science on Thursday and Social Studies on Friday. A hot breakfast for all test-takers will be served beginning at 6:55 am each day. Test takers need to report to their assigned testing room by 7:30 am. There will be no one hour delay on Wednesday, March 12th.
Juniors/Seniors ( who have passed all OGT's) along with 7th, 8th and 9th grade students will be on a 2 hour delay the week of March 10th-14th. 7th grade students will be required to report to school at the regular time on Wednesday March 12th to complete on line classes required by the State of Ohio, 8th grade students will report at the regular time on Thursday March 13th to complete on line classes, 9th grade students will report at the regular time on Friday March 14th to complete on line classes. Students on a 2 hour delay will be required to remain in the cafeteria until 9:25 am.
Students on a 2 hour delay will not be bussed to Fostoria Junior/Senior High School and will be responsible for their own transportation to school. Bus eligible Junior, Senior, 7th, 8th or 9th grade students who want to ride the bus at the regularly scheduled time may do so. These students will be asked to remain in the cafeteria from their arrival time at school until 9:25 am.
DINNER AND A SHOW
Friday, March 21st
Fostoria Jr/Sr High School Cafeteria
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Dinner - $5.00
Before the Musical
FOSTORIA CITY SCHOOLS ANNOUNCE SPRING PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES
Parent/Teacher conferences are an important component of ongoing home–school communication and family involvement in the education of their child(ren). The parent–teacher conference is not only an opportunity for
parents to learn from teachers, but for teachers to learn from them. Nobody knows the students better than their families. Their insights into their child’s strengths and needs, learning styles, and non-school learning opportunities can help teachers improve instructional methods.
Fostoria City Schools scheduled Spring 2014 conferences on Thursday, March 20th and Monday, March 24th at the following times:
FJSHS ……………..4:00-7:30 p.m.
FIES……………….. 3:30-7:30 p.m.
Riley………………. 3:00-7:00 p.m.
Longfellow……. .....3:00-7:00 p.m.
Parents/Guardians should contact their student’s school with any questions regarding the conferences and/or to set up an appointment with their student’s teacher(s).
These meetings between teachers and parents are an opportunity to build trust and understanding between the home and school environments. Parent involvement is critical to students and their educational experience.
TO THE FOSTORIA CITY SCHOOLS COMMUNITY,
Currently we have nine (9) calamity days to make up due to the weather we have had so far this winter. The state is debating legislation that could potentially give us an additional 4 calamity days for the 2013-2014 school year. Click here for details regarding the schedule for making up the required instructional days. Thank you.
The Next Generation Relay for Life team at FJSHS has many fundraising events coming up.
Click here for current fundraising activites.
Fostoria City Schools have set the dates of Tuesday, March 18 & Wednesday, March 19, 2014 as kindergarten registration for students who reside in the FCS district. Children must be 5 years old by August 1, 2014 to be eligible for kindergarten during the 2014-2015 school year.
Parents / legal guardians must bring documentation at the time of registration which includes proof of residency (a current utility bill or mortgage/rental agreement), the child’s birth certificate or hospital record, immunization (shot) record, social security card, and custody papers, if applicable. A medical history form will be completed by the parent / legal guardian at the registration. Children should accompany their parent/guardian to registration and receive a required vision and hearing screening at no charge in addition to a brief literacy assessment.
Children will not be assigned to a kindergarten class without a birth certificate or hospital record and immunization (shot) record on file with the district. If a child needs any of the required immunizations, the Seneca County Health Department provides weekly clinics in Fostoria and Tiffin. Information on the clinics can be obtained by calling 435-6673 to schedule an appointment.
Parents / legal guardians should bring their child and all documentation to Longfellow Elementary School, 619 Sandusky St. in Fostoria, between the hours of 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM on either Tuesday, March 18 or Wednesday, March 19. No appointment is needed to register children for kindergarten.
For more information or if parents / legal guardians have questions about the registration process or appropriate documentation, please call Longfellow Elementary School, 419-436-4135.
FOSTORIA JUNIOR/SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS & PARENTS/GUARDIANS,
Last year the FJSHS yearbook included grades 7-12. This year there will be two (2) yearbooks. A hardback version for grades 9-12, cost is $40 and a paperback book for grades 7-8 that will cost $20.
The 9-12th grade year book will be sold through the Josten's website: www.jostensyearbooks.com (link accessible from the FCS website – FJSHS page). For questions about the link, contact Josten's Direct Solutions, 866-282-1516. Send payments to: P.O. Box 433241 Palm Coast, FL 32143-3241
7th & 8th grade students will receive an order form for ordering their yearbook. The order form, along with payment, should be returned to school, Attn. Mrs. Martishius, Room 204
FCS Adds Text Messaging to Parent/Guardian Automated Communication System
Dear Parents and Guardians,
Fostoria City Schools is pleased to announce that we are now able to send announcements (i.e., closings/delays, etc.) via SMS text messaging to your mobile phones.
If you would like to receive these announcements as text messages, please do the following:
1. Ensure your school has your cell phone number on file.*
*If the school did not have your cell phone number on file and you contact them to add it, wait at least 24 hours before proceeding to Step 2.
2. From your cell phone, text the word Join to the number 56360.**
**If our School Connect messaging system finds a match for your number in its database, you will receive a confirmation message thank you for joining school alerts.
At any time, you can unsubscribe by texting Stop to 56360.
3. Create a contact on your phone with the name of your school or school district (if you have children in multiple schools in the district), or another meaningful name, and the phone number 56360. Then when you receive a text from this number, you know who is sending it.