• Welcome back!

    Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools has been following guidance provided for schools from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) in the StrongSchoolsNC Public Health Toolkit. We can all safely help our communities in response to COVID-19.

    Research shows that students learn better when community organizations and volunteers, as well as their families, are engaged with schools. With new NCDHHS guidance and efforts across the district to maintain a high-quality learning environment, the Office of Community Engagement is excited to announce that our partners and volunteers may resume their normal activities and will be required to follow school district protocols to maintain the safety and well-being of our students, staff, and school communities. Safely returning to in-person learning is a priority. 

    Please review the information below to inform yourself of safety precautions and procedures as you consider returning to WS/FCS as a volunteer or community partner who supports or sponsors programs and initiatives. 

  • Will WS/FCS allow volunteers in the schools this year?

  • Will volunteers be required to wear a face covering?

  • Will symptom screenings and temperature checks be performed?

  • Are there social distancing requirements?

  • Do I have to be vaccinated to volunteer?

  • What if I get sick or come in contact with someone at a school who has COVID-19?

  • Do I need to register to be a volunteer?

  • Can I restart an in-person program or initiative?

  • Who do I contact if I have questions about my volunteer application?

  • Important to Know

    As a reminder, WS/FCS Policy 5131.2 states that because our schools are closed campuses, all volunteers and visitors are required to report their presence to the school’s office immediately upon entering a school facility and check-in using the Ident-a-Kid kiosks or with the school office staff. Additionally, principals and their designees have the authority to limit and control access to classrooms and other school facilities based on the need to respect and preserve the quality of the student instructional day, limit interruptions by visitors, and maintain a safe and orderly educational environment.