Fort Wayne Community Schools is shifting its high schools to an all-remote format beginning Monday due to high community spread of the coronavirus and its effect on staff, the district announced today.
This setup is expected to continue through Dec. 4.
FWCS is limiting the switch to high schools because those students are most able to work independently and don't require child care, the district said.
"New guidance from the Indiana Department of Health released this week also advises that K-8 should be the priority for in-person instruction when a community reaches Red Status," according to a district statement. "Making this shift allows us to assign our limited number of substitute teachers to elementary and middle schools."
Administrators will re-evaluate and determine plans for the rest of the semester after Thanksgiving break.
Meanwhile, parents are still asked to select their child's learning mode for second semester. Parents should log into the myFWCS Parent Portal at https://myfwcs.fortwayneschools.org by Monday.