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HEART is in place at Fostoria City Schools to address and support the educational needs of students who find themselves in temporary or transitional housing during the school year. HEART liaisons work together to ensure educational stability for students in short-term, temporary or transitional housing situations so they feel supported and encouraged while they secure permanent housing.
Homeless and students in transitional living arrangements are welcome at Fostoria City Schools. Our district is guided by the McKinney Vento Homeless Assistance Act of 2001 - Title X, Part C, of the No Child Left Behind Act. The law provides homeless and highly mobile students with certain rights so they have access to opportunities that will help them meet the same high academic standards expected of all students attending Fostoria City Schools. For additional information and/or questions, please contact the appropriate HEART School-Based Liaison listed to the right.
Families and Students in Transition
Do you know a student or family that may be in need of assistance? Many families in Wisconsin have found themselves to be families in transition without a place to call home. Our school district is committed to assisting all homeless students receive the best education possible. The McKinney-Vento Act defines homeless children and youth (twenty-one years of age and younger) as:
- Children and youth who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence, and includes children and youth who are:
- sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason (sometimes referred to as double-up);
- living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, or camping grounds due to lack of alternative, adequate accommodations;
- living in emergency or transitional shelters;
- abandoned in hospitals;
- r awaiting foster care placement.
- Children and youth who have a primary nighttime residence that is a public or private place not designated for, or ordinarily used as, a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings.
- Children and youth who are living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations, or similar settings.
- Migratory children who qualify as homeless because they are living in circumstances described above.
If you are personally aware of or are acquainted with any children who may qualify according to the above criteria, please contact any School Counselor (Homeless Liaison) for the Fostoria City School District for additional information about the educational rights of homeless students. Contact information listed in the margin of this page. All information will be kept confidential.
Information and Resources:
HEARTSupport Services Brochure
McKinney-Vento Transportation Request Form
FCS Board Policy - 5111.01 - Homeless Students
ESSA - Implementation and Technical Assistance Tools
A Parent's Guide to the Rights of Children & Youth Experiencing Homelessness
Helping You Help Your Child - Information for Parents
Information for Parents Informacion Para los Padreslos
Information for School Age Youth Informacion Para los Jovenes de Edad Escolar
National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth
National Center for Homeless Education
National Law Center for Homelessness and Poverty
Coalition on Homelessness and Housing in Ohio
FIRST CALL FOR HELP (UW Program) - call 419-435-2555 between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday (visit United Way website for more information - unitedwayoffostoria.org
"The program will help point individuals or families in the right direction when they can't pay the electric bill, are battling drug addiction, are homeless, experiencing domestic violence and or have some type of other issue but are unsure of where to turn. The free, confidential referral and information helpline connects people of all ages from all communities to the essential health and human services they need." (RT-01/20/2017)
SCHOOL DINING SYSTEM
The Fostoria City Schools’ Food Service Department utilizes the Total Access (formerly School Dining System). This system allows families to pay in advance for student meals. Money can be sent with your child or online through the Total Access link on the district website following the steps listed below:
Step 2: Enter your username and password:
Step 3: Once you have logged in, please enter an email address if you have one.
Step 4: Under family balance, there is a link – "Click Here." Click on it.
Step 5: All students for the family will be listed. Click on Account Info to allow or not allow breakfast and/or ala carte purchases. This must be done for each child. You may also set spending caps. When completed, click on the Submit button.
WELCOME TO FOSTORIA CITY SCHOOLS
If you are new to Fostoria City Schools and need to enroll or re-enroll your child(ren) please come to the District Administration Office, 1001 Park Avenue, Fostoria, OH 44830. Please allow 15 minutes per child to complete the required enrollment documents. Our office is open Monday-Friday 8:00 A.M. until 4:00 P.M. (excluding holidays).
We look forward to meeting you and your child(ren).
Please see the New Student Registration and New Student Checklist for the information that is needed to enroll your child in the Fostoria City School District.
New Student Checklist
Address Verification Form
Student Emergency Medical Authorization
BE-105 Student Record Request
ES-81 Custody in Process
Caretaker Authorization Affidavit (Revised 03/21/2013)
Grandparent Power of Attorney (Revised 03/21/2013)
Home Language Survey - (LEP-01)
Annual Parent Consent Form
McKinney-Vento Transportation Request Form
Open Enrollment Form
Military Status Questionaire
|The Fostoria Elementary PTO is a group of parents and teachers that work together for the improvement of the schools and
benefit of All students.
President - Holly Guernsey
Vice President - Angie Sprang
Secretary - Addi McElroy
Treasurers: FIES - Bonnie Counts Longfellow & Riley - Jason Lewis
Please join us at our PTO meetings this year. At our meetings we discuss upcoming events within our elementary schools, PTO sponsored events such as trick or treat bingo, and how we can support our children and our teachers. We have planned our PTO meetings for the entire school year, in hopes that more people will join us. To fulfill our mission to support the educational staff and our students of our elementary schools. The following are the dates of our meetings:
All meetings are at 5:45pm at the FIES building unless noted otherwise.