FWCS Transportation staff travel roads at 4 a.m. to review weather and road conditions. Information is also received from neighboring school districts, the Indiana State Police, Allen County Highway Department, Fort Wayne Street Department and the National Weather Service.
News media are contacted as early as possible, usually by 5:30 a.m. Tune in to radio or television newscasts and watch the many Internet sites, including FWCS' site, for updates. The FWCS Spanish Closing/Delay Hotline number is 260.467.1985.
Please Note: Students are given an excused absence if parents decide the weather conditions are unsafe in their area for their children to attend school. The final decision about your child's safety is yours.
NOTE: Log on to the FWCS website at Fortwayneschools.org and click on the link to the district's "School/Bus Status" page. Here you will find a complete listing by school of which buses are running 15 minutes or more behind schedule. You will need to know the number of the bus your child is riding. Visit our website, follow us on Facebook or Twitter, or download the FWCS mobile app for school closing information, as well.
In sub-zero temperatures, dress your child warmly. In bad weather, buses may run late. Keep an eye on your child in extremely cold weather to prevent frostbite. Questions? Call FWCS Transportation, 467-1900.