Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Folwell Families Step Into Learning Sign Up and Electronic Document Updates

Dear Folwell Families of students in first through fifth grade!


Welcome!  Welcome!  Welcome!  It is time for the 21-22 School Year!!  All are welcome here and we are so excited to be back with our students and families!


Today you can access your children’s teachers through the Skyward Information Portal.  Then you can utilize the online scheduling system, PTCFast, to sign-up for the Step Into Learning conference with your child’s teacher, prior to the first day of school.  The conference will be about 30 minutes and there will be other school business to attend to, as well.  You may want to plan on extra time at school before or after your conference.  More information will be shared next week regarding the other school business. Folwell Step Into Learning will be Monday, August 30, from 10:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m., and on Tuesday, August 30, from 8:30 a.m. until 4:15 p.m.  Families can sign up using the PTCFast conferencing system by following the directions provided below:

  1. Click this PTCFast link:  
  2. Check mark the boxes of the teachers you would like to conference with.
  3. Click “submit”
  4. Click the circle that applies to you from the list: “These are all for one student,” “These are for more than one student,” or “Return me to the conference list to re-choose my conference”
  5. Fill out the form.
  6. Find and click the access link provided in the PTCFast email sent to you.
  7. Check mark a box in each conference for an available time that works for you.
  8. Fill out the short form at the bottom and click “confirm selections.”
  9. A record will be sent to your email with a confirmation of your conference. 


We are also requesting that families complete some of the school related paperwork on line before attending:


§ Update contact information and permissions on Skyward.  

§ Please complete one form for each individual child

§ Click HERE for district tutorials.  


§ Complete this form to prepare for inclement weather and early dismissals. 

§ Please complete one form for each individual child

§ Click HERE for the form.


§ If you are interested in additional resources and supports at school, 

§ Click HERE.  This request includes school supplies, food resources and winter gear, for example. 


Thank you for your efforts to help us prepare for this school year by completing forms electronically ahead of time! 


Folwell utilizes a FaceBook page to share announcements and celebrations about our school.  You can find us at We encourage you to “like” us and begin to share with your student as a way to help them get to know things about their new learning environment.  We also use a blog as our school wide newsletter.  We encourage you to go to the blog and enter your email address so that you receive updates. You can access this at


Mark your calendars and set your alarms, the first day of school for the 21-22 school year is Wednesday, September 1, with students entering at 9:20 a.m.!! 


Folwell is a wonderful learning community! Please let us know if there is anything we can do to help and support you!  We’re so glad you are here and we look forward to partnering with you in the year ahead!


Wendy J. Moritz


Folwell Elementary School








Our mission is to INSPIRE, CHALLENGE, and EMPOWER all students with the knowledge and skills required to reach their full potential, to contribute to future generations, and to become involved members of a global community.


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