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  • Cohort & Return Updates From WS/FCS

    March 25, 2021 - The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Board of Education has approved a recommendation by Superintendent Tricia McManus to move middle schools and high schools to Plan A beginning Monday, April 19. High schools will continue with moving to two cohorts for the week of April 12 so they can slowly prepare for more students on April 19.  On April 19, instead of using cohorts, all middle and high school students that want to learn in-person will have the option to return to in-person instruction four days a week with Wednesdays remaining an asynchronous, remote learning day. WS/FCS elementary schools are already operating in Plan A using the same four-day schedule.

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    Chart showing revised Cohort Schedule Schedule for All Grades
  • How does Plan A differ from the current Plan B?

  • If I choose to keep my student fully remote because of transportation, and then WS/FCS is able to extend transportation, can we change to in-person learning?

  • As of April 19, there will just be a little over 7 weeks left in the school year, why make this change now?

  • Why are we not following 6 feet of physical distancing in our schools?

  • What options will we have for remote learning for the 2021-22 school year?

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  • Covid-19 Dashboard

    At the beginning of 2021, we updated our COVID-19 dashboard to reflect current reported confirmed cases the district has been made aware of. This will be the place to look for general positive case information related to your school or office.

    Current reported confirmed cases are defined as cases that indicate a lab result confirming the diagnosis. For them to be considered current the individual will be within their 10 day isolation period. Once this period has concluded, the case will be removed from the dashboard based on the NC StrongSchools Toolkit guidance. Isolation periods begin the day after the reported symptoms start of if no symptoms, the reported date of the test.

    Beginning this semester, our contact tracing team’s full attention on Close Contacts is our primary focus. Those deemed as Close Contacts will receive individual contact from our contact tracing team. We will discontinue general notification about a positive case in a school or location as that will be posted on this dashboard. We will concentrate on making sure those that are Close Contacts are informed and have information on the next steps. Click here for the CDC's current definition of a Close Contact.

    The dashboard will be updated by 5 p.m. each weekday (excluding holidays). The weekend data will be reflected on Mondays and the holiday data will be reflected on the first day the district is open after the holiday. Reported cases are to remain isolated until medically released by Public Health Officials. The dashboard is best viewed in Chrome or Firefox browsers.

    2/12/2021 - Dashboard Update -  In an effort to continually improve our processes, simplfy our reporting and provide clear, transparent information, we have made a few updates to the Dashboard.  Thanks to some valuable feedback we have worked to make the Daily Case Count Graph easier to understand.  Please note that the graph is a look into newly reported, confirmed cases that are reported to the district on the day reflected. Monday will always seem higher as it also includes cases reported to us over the weekend. 

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Manuals & Guidebooks

  • Guidebook for Families - English

    Guidebook for Families - English

    Our Safe Return Guidebook for Families—in both English and Spanish—is designed to provide you with critical information so that together we can provide the best possible experience for our students.

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  • Guidebook for Families - Spanish

    Guidebook for Families - Spanish

    Our Safe Return Guidebook for Families—in both English and Spanish—is designed to provide you with critical information so that together we can provide the best possible experience for our students.

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WS/FCS Equity Statement

  • Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools is committed to creating equitable learning environments for all students, developing collaborative partnerships with families and stakeholders who represent our diverse community, ensuring equitable distribution of services and resources, and building a culture of equity that will improve the life chances of all students.