Fostoria City Schools

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Reading is the Key

Everything that we do in school and in our lives revolves around our ability to read. This is why we need to start early with our children learning to read and continue to grow and challenge them to read longer, more difficult and different types of material.  InfoOhio published some information primarily focusing on students in pre-school through third grade and skills that they should be working on and things that you can do with your child at home. With the Third Grade Reading Guarantee, it is important that we have students on track with their reading levels by the end of the third grade. Much like learning to ride a bike, playing an instrument, or a sport, reading is a skill that needs repeated practice. Research shows that students who are on grade level have a higher percentage chance of graduating on time from high school as well as performing better on other subjects' standardized testing. These newsletters can be found by going to or visiting the Parent/Student Forms page on the district website, Take a moment to read these newsletters and see how you can make reading a part of many activities that you do on a daily basis and show your children that it is a fun and rewarding skill to have.

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