Fort Wayne Community Schools has postponed the start of the 2020-21 school year by three days. Classes now are scheduled to start Aug. 13.
In a Facebook post, FWCS said the delay is intended to allow more time for teacher training. As with most schools, the Fort Wayne district is revamping strategies to adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Parents can choose whether they will send their children to school buildings for in-person instruction or opt for remote learning. The district will provide in-school learning five days a week for elementary school students, while middle school and high school students will have alternating schedules with, at most, three days in their school buildings each week.
While in FWCS buildings and on school buses, all students and staff will wear face coverings and practice social distancing to the greatest extent possible. Visitors to the schools will be limited, as will field trips.