• Our Safe Return


  • Back to School 2020-2021 

    We know that parents, students, Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools employees, and members of the Winston-Salem community have a lot of questions about what school will look like next year: How will we manage social distancing? Will there be more COVID-19 related closures? When will the year start and how will we safely and effectively return to in-classroom learning?

    We are working through those questions and many others to figure how to safely ensure that we are together in-person as much as possible. This page will serve as a hub for information and updates about the 2020-2021 school year for Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the difference between Distance/Remote Learning and Virtual Academy?

  • Are teachers being trained on distance learning based on the potential for that type of instruction for 2020-21 school year?

  • How will athletic practices and events be handled? What about other after-school activities and clubs?

  • I’ve heard that one option under consideration is alternating weeks for at-home and distance learning. What if I have children in different schools? When they are learning at home, will they be provided computers?

  • How does the Virtual Academy work for students who want distance/at-home learning?

  • Will students enrolled in Choice/Magnet Schools, be able to attend those schools if they do not have their own transportation?

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WS/FCS Equity Statement

  • Educational equity goes beyond basic principles of equality.

    A commitment to educational equity involves the removal of institutional barriers so that all students, regardless of their race, socio-economic class, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or ethnic background, can benefit from all aspects of the learning environment.

    A commitment to equity in education involves raising achievement for all students, while also narrowing the gaps, with the goal to eliminate the gaps, and eliminating the racial and cultural disproportionalities that exist between the lowest and highest performing student groups in varying achievement areas within the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County school system.


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