Special Fostoria Board of Education Meeting Set
The Fostoria Board of Education will hold a meeting on Monday, October 26, 2020, at 5:00 p.m. at the Fostoria City Schools Board of Education Office, 1001 Park Avenue, Fostoria, OH 44830. Board action will be taken.
COVID-19 Tracing Weekly Update
Update - 10-26-2020
· Quarantined - 14 days is the length of time that anyone who has been in direct contact with someone who tests positive for the COVID-19 virus must quarantine as symptoms can start anywhere from 2 -14 days after exposure. The quarantine period starts on the last day the person was known to have had contact with a person who tests positive. The quarantine may end after 14 days only if the individual was symptom-free the entire time.
· Isolated - Individuals with symptoms who: were screened and are at home, had a positive test or have a probable diagnosis.
School Meal Flexibility to Last through 2020-2021 Academic Year
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced Friday that it is extending regulatory flexibility in light of the pandemic to allow schools to offer free meals to ALL children through the current academic year. USDA had previously approved flexibility through December. With the new meal waiver extension, free meals (breakfast and lunch) for ALL FCS students will continue through the end of the 2020-2021 school year.
We are asking that families still complete the free and reduced lunch application and turn it in so we can process results before we are required to return to our regular lunch program. The application is available here: https://www.fostoriaschools.org/…/FS_Free-Reduced_Lunch_App…
FCS Offers Online Payments through SchoolPay
SchoolPay is a payment service that allows families to pay for items such as registration fees, food service, school fees, Chromebook Premium, athletic fees, and donations online at your convenience. With SchoolPay, there is no need for cash or sending money with students. Pay online from anywhere, at any time, on any device via Visa, MasterCard, Discover or electronic check.
SchoolPay offers Soft Registration which makes registration quick and easy for payers. Here’s how it works:
If you have an email on file with the school an account has already been created on your behalf. Simply go to SchoolPay: https://schoolpay.com/login, click Find My Account and enter your email address. When you log into your account you will find your students and payment items waiting for you. If your account is not found, simply click “Create Account” and follow the easy steps. (A link to SchoolPay is also available under the Parent/Student Tab)
Though it is convenient when making multiple payments over time, you are not required to save payment information to make payments. SchoolPay is PCIDSS certified (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards)
FCS 2020-2021 Internal School Opening Plan & Reminder
Our goal at Fostoria City Schools is to ensure the best interest of kids and safely honor the wishes of our community by doing everything reasonably possible to minimize risk and provide a safe, physical return to school for PK-12 students and staff this fall.