2017-2018 District-Wide Testing Calendar
Students with Food Allergies
Students with food allergies that require special dietary needs - substitutions or modifications in school meals will be made for students whose disability restricts their diet in accordance with USDA regulation 7 CFR Part 15b. Please have the evaluation form completed and signed by Physician and Parent. Click here for the required Evaluation Form. No substitutions or modifications will be made until a completed evaluation form is received. This form must be updated each school year.
Director of Food Service
School Lunch Charging Policy
Dear FCS Parents/Guardians,
In order to be compliant with federal regulations from the National School Lunch Program, Fostoria City Schools’ charge policy for student accounts will allow students to charge a maximum amount of two lunches ($5.00). No charges are permitted on ala carte items. Repayment for any charged meals is expected the next school day. Students who have reached their charge limit will be offered an alternate meal that consists of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich and a milk or juice. Students over the charge limit will not be allowed to purchase ala carte items. Students that do not have funds to pay for their meal and are not able to charge should notify the first food service staff member in line and they will then receive the alternate meal. The purpose of this policy is to ensure consistency and fair practices with Food Service student accounts throughout the district and meeting the federal guidelines mentioned above.
Annual Food Service Notice
July 25, 2017
Fostoria City School district is required to give an annual report regarding compliance with the “Standards for Food and Beverages Act” specifically, policies 3313.814, 3313.816 and 3313.817 The act, in summary, reads as follows:
Food and beverages in schools
• Restricts the sale of certain foods and beverages to students during the regular school day and before- and after-school programs in school districts, community schools, STEM schools, and chartered nonpublic schools, beginning July 1, 2011.
• Exempts from the restrictions food and beverages sold in connection with (1) a school-sponsored fundraiser or other event held outside of the regular school day or (2) an interscholastic athletic event.
• Specifies that, when the Department of Education obtains free computer software for assessing the nutritional value of foods, it must provide the software free of charge to each public and chartered nonpublic school.
• Requires school districts to adopt standards governing beverage sales on school premises (in addition to food sales as under continuing law), and applies the requirement to adopt standards for food and beverage sales on school premises to community schools, STEM schools, and chartered nonpublic schools.
• Requires each school district, community school, STEM school, and chartered nonpublic school to designate staff to prepare an annual report regarding compliance with the standards for food and beverage sales.
• Prohibits the placement of vending machines in classrooms, except in specified circumstances.
• Permits breakfast provided as part of a federal school breakfast program to be offered in the classroom.
• Provides that, if the General Assembly appropriates funds for this purpose, students eligible for breakfast at a reduced price will receive it free of charge.
Fostoria City Schools are compliant in each of the areas as stated above.
Director of Food Service
Fostoria City Schools is committed to educating the whole child and preparing our students to go out and be Leaders in the world. Three years ago, the district made the commitment to partner with Franklin Covey and implement the Leader in Me in our three elementary buildings. As they enter the third year of this partnership, our staff and students have learned the 7 Habits, understand the importance of goal setting, and now are focused on the impact that the habits and goals have on the achievement in the classroom. Our youngest students are learning crucial life skills for their future: collaboration, research, commitment and ultimately how to manage themselves as individuals in society. All of these skills are crucial to achieving lifelong success.
The Fostoria City School Distirct distributes a quarterly newsletter spotlighting student and staff achievements, provide department and school updates, etc.
Click here to view the latest and archived FCS District Newsletters.
Fostoria City Schools provides a 5-Star Step-Up-To-Quality (SUTQ) rated preschool program.
Class of 2017 graduating seniors accepted over $280,000 in scholarships to further their education at a university, or in the military. This senior class also had 40% of the students choose to continue their education beyond their high school years.
As a district, we are committed to 100% of our students being involved in some activity in the school. We recognize that if students have an interest that they are able to fulfill at school their level of success across all areas goes up. Our belief is strong enough that we have incorporated this as an action step in our district improvement plan.
Vanguard-Sentinel Participation - 28% of our student population attended Vanguard-Sentinel receiving vocational skills
Athletics - 19 teams, across a wide range of sports. Established leadership group for student athletes.
Other clubs and organizations:
- STRIVE- through partnership with the local Rotary Club
- Quiz Bowl
- Youth to Youth
- Student Council
- Pep Band
- DECA- national qualifiers every year
- Art Club
- Spanish Club
- National Junior Honor Society
- National Honor Society
Additional FCS partnerships/opportunities:
- Student Council- Annual Blood Drive
- Empty Bowls – annual fundraiser with proceeds going to local food pantry (students make ceramic bowls people purchase/donate and enjoy soup at the annual event)
- Hi-Y or Youth to Youth Box City
- Swim lessons for all third grade students in partnership with the YMCA
- School Therapy Dog
- CCP (College Credit Plus)
- FRC Services- mental health assistance (40 students@ this time) not sure we put the number
- Summer opportunities
- Academic Adventure Camps @ elementary levels
- Summer School @ JSHS
- Summer Rec in partnership with the City of Fostoria
- PTO Annual Events
- Trick or Treat Bingo
- Color Run - supporting student action teams and expenses of therapy dog
Redmen Pride Band Performances/Accomplishments:
- 2014 Memphis Liberty Bowl
- Won all awards and overall (6 total) in our class at the field show competition
- Marched in parade on Beale St
- Won all awards and overall (6 total) in our class
- Performed at halftime of the Liberty Bowl with other HS bands backing up Country Music duo Big and Rich
- Qualified for OMEA State Concert Band contest in 2015 & 2016
- Accepted an invitation to perform at the 2016 McDonald's All-American Thanksgiving Day Parade in Chicago
- Performed as the featured HS band at the Ohio Lion's Club State Convention at Cedar Point in May, 2017