Hello Fostoria City School District Parents:
Welcome to the Fostoria City School District’s website. Please use this website to enhance the learning experience at Fostoria City Schools. Here you can find important information on current school events, as well as information that may need to go out in a timely manner. Check this site often for updates in order to remain current.
We also encourage you to use Progress Book as a portal to keeping up with your student’s academic progress. We offer an online fee payment option and a School Dining program where you can pay for your child’s meals online. Click here for directions to create parent access to Progress Book.
As with all internet sites, please use our web pages as a tool, but never as a substitute for one on one questions or interaction with teachers, guidance counselors and administrators. Should questions come up, you are welcome to contact them at your child’s school.
Again, welcome to Fostoria City Schools!
Career Pathway prepares students for college and career options
Students shouldn't have to choose between an education that readies them for college and one that prepares them for a career. Ohio’s Career Pathways provide both. A Career Pathway is a collective look at education and training, wage and outlook information for related occupations. These pathways offer an overview of the various career options along with education and training that can begin as early as Grade 7. Whether a student is interested in going to college, getting a certificate or working right after high school, career pathways can be customized for any ambition or plan. For additional career planning resources, visit OhioMeansJobs.com.
Third Grade Reading Guarantee Parent Roadmaps
Ohio is working hard to make sure that all young children get the basic reading skills they need to be successful in school now and in higher grades.
At the beginning of each school year, schools are checking every child in Kindergarten–Grade 3 to see if they are reading as well as they should be for their grade. If your child’s reading is not on track for the grade, he or she will receive extra reading help in school.
If you are the parent of a struggling reader in Kindergarten or Grade 1, 2, 3, or 4, the Ohio Department of Education has new Parent Roadmaps that tell you what you can expect at school and what you can do to help at home.
Memorandum to parents regarding School Board policy on drug-free schools
In accordance with Federal Law, the Board of Education prohibits the use, possession, concealment, or distribution of drugs by students on school grounds, in school or school-approved vehicles, or at any school-related event. Drugs include any alcoholic beverage, anabolic steroid, dangerous controlled substance as defined by State statute or substance that could be considered a "look-a-like" controlled substance. Compliance with this policy is mandatory for all students. Any student who violates this policy will be subject to disciplinary action, in accordance with due process and as specified in the student handbooks, up to and including expulsion from school. When required by State law, the District will also notify law enforcement officials. The District is concerned about any student who is a victim of alcohol or drug abuse and will facilitate the process by which s/he receives help through programs and services available in the community. Students and their parents should contact the school principal or counseling office whenever such help is needed.
Department of Health oral health survey coming to elementary schools
The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) will be conducting a statewide oral health survey of third grade students during the 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 school years. Oral health specialists will visit a sampling of schools from all 88 counties to check students’ teeth for cavities, dental sealants and the need for dental care. The findings of this survey will help better promote the health of our students and improve their school attendance, readiness to learn and academic achievement. ODH also will use this data to secure funds for dental services for students in Ohio schools. Additional information about this survey can be found here.
Bullying and other forms of aggressive behavior
The Board of Education is committed to providing a safe, positive, productive, and nurturing educational environment for all of its students. The Board encourages the promotion of positive interpersonal relations between members of the school community.
Harassment, intimidation, or bullying toward a student, whether by other students, staff, or third parties is strictly prohibited and will not be tolerated. This prohibition includes aggressive behavior, physical, verbal, and psychological abuse, and violence within a dating relationship. The Board of Education will not tolerate any gestures, comments, threats, or actions which cause or threaten to cause bodily harm or personal degradation. This policy applies to all activities in the District, including activities on school property or while enroute to or from school, and those occurring off school property if the student or employee is at any school-sponsored, school-approved or school-related activity or function, such as field trips or athletic events where students are under the school's control, in a school vehicle, or where an employee is engaged in school business.
CLICK HERE TO REPORT INCIDENTS OF BULLYING AND OTHER FORMS OF AGGRESSIVE BEHAVIOR
State law requires districts to report incidents of "bullying" semi-annually on the website:
- 2013-2014 School year - through May 1, 2014
*Junior/Senior High School - 75
*Intermediate Elementary School - 4
*Riley Elementary School - 2
*Longfellow Elementary School - 2
Family Support Programs and Partnerships
Fostoria City Schools have designed a variety of programs that address the special needs of students and families. Our support is provided by certified staff that includes guidance counselors, community support personnel, school psychologists, a behavioral specialist, a school nurse and a school home liaison. The following district programs and partnerships are designed to provide immediate and targeted assistance to students and families that are experiencing difficulties.
Family Resource Center
The Family Resource Center partners with Fostoria City Schools for the purpose of strengthening family life and personal growth through specialized behavioral health services to students and families. The Family Resource Center serves primarily Hancock County.
1941 Carlin St.
Findlay, OH 45840
Family and Children First Counsel of Seneca County
Family and Children First Counsel of Seneca County promotes healthy children, strong families, and a thriving community. This agency provides services primarily in Seneca County.
201 S. Washington St.
Tiffin, OH 44883