Annual Manufacturing Showcase Field Trip
Fall Family Fun
Join us for some fall family fun Thursday, October 24th at 5:00 pm. The Fostoria Elementary Parent Lighthouse Team will be sponsoring our fall family night, which will include trick or treat, bingo, family activities and more! Look for information coming home soon to RSVP to this fun event.
National School Bus Safety Week
Student transportation is often challenging. Lots of moving pieces and parts that go into the planning of route creation. This year offered a particularly new set of challenges with bringing all grades to one campus, going to two tiers instead of three, as well as introducing the new Final Forms forum to the district. After school began we have had some time to look at the routes and see where changes can be made to ensure that we are routing for best efficiency. Changes to stop location may occur, if this happens the transportation office will communicate the change to parents via letter home.
Please help us celebrate National School Bus Safety week which is October 21st - 25 “My School Bus - The Safest Form of Student Transportation!” Talk with your students about the importance of following bus safety rules both on and off the bus at bus stops.
Bus evacuation drills will be held during bus safety week- some things to remember during bus evacuation drills - leave all loose items on the bus such as bookbags and lunch pails, use assistance from bus helpers when exiting, avoid jumping from the bus, gather at a designated location and wait quietly, stay with your seat partner. This is a great opportunity for our riders to practice what their drivers teach them about bus safety!
Online Curriculum Resources
As a district, we are excited to be able to offer an increasing number of opportunities for our students to access their textbooks, coursework, and other academic materials online. Below is information on these opportunities – your student(s) should have already received usernames and passwords for all of these resources. Please contact your children(s) teacher if you need assistance with logging on or have questions regarding what is available for your child.
MyMHEducation is the platform that now supports all of our McGraw-Hill curriculum materials. Currently, K-6 Reading Wonders, 7-12 Social Studies, and High School Anatomy student materials can be accessed through here. Logging into my.mheducation.com allows students to access their textbook, supplemental reading materials, assignments, and assessments online. Students can practice skills, read selections, and locate homework. Visit https://my.mheducation.com to access your student’s account.
The district’s K-12 math curriculum, as well as the K-6 Social Studies Curriculum, is both supported by Pearson Education. The online portion of the curriculum is known as Pearson Realize, which offers access to the student textbook and additional educational opportunities including math games, helpful tools for online student work and tracking student progress. Visit www.pearsonrealize.com to access your student’s account.
Elementary students K-5 have access to myNGConnect for Science. My NGConnect is through National Geographic and gives students access to a lot of wonderful resources including National Geographic Kids to use both in and out of the classroom! To access this platform visit https://www.myngconnect.com.
Students in grades 6-8 will be using Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s ScienceFusion. To access the digital components including virtual labs, videos, animations, and simulations students can sign into https://www-k6.thinkcentral.com. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s Holt McDougal Online is the platform that students in grades 9-12 will be using to access Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s Science High School Specific courses and students in grades 7-12 will use to access the Collections for English Language Arts. My my.hrw.com offers innovative digital tools and skills-practice resources provide a multimodal approach—an alternative experience—to help all students succeed. Students can access these resources by visiting https://my.hrw.com.
Finally, don’t forget that Progress Book is also a great tool for you and your child to utilize to keep track of grades and classroom performance. If you or your child(ren) have not yet set up accounts, we encourage you to do so!
Fostoria City Schools families. This is a reminder that Fostoria City Schools has partnered with Final Forms, an online forms and data management service for the 2019-2020 school year. You will now be required to complete and sign all annual forms for your students online. Directions on how to get started using Final Forms were mailed home in May. We are asking that all families complete these steps as soon as possible to help ensure their students are registered for the upcoming school year. Those who would like help or need access to a computer are asked to please call 419-435-8163 to set up an appointment. More information can be found here: https://www.fostoriaschools.org/parents/enrollment. Thank you and have a wonderful summer!