Mobile Classrooms / WiFi Hotspots
For students who do not have reliable access to the internet, WS/FCS is using school buses to bring the internet to them. We currently have a number of mobile hotspot locations where buses equipped with WiFi will enable children to connect to participate in virtual learning.
WiFi extends up to 100 yards on each side of the buses. At present, plans are for Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools to deploy a total of 20 buses with WiFi connectivity to areas identified as having a high number of students needing connectivity support.
Current WiFi Hotspot locations:
- Wynnfield Court Apartments Kernersville
- Woodlawn Apts on Weatherwood Ct (Upper and Lower) 2 buses
- Birchwood Apts on Weatherwood Ct
- Colony Apts on Brownsboro Rd
- Skyline Village on Timlic Ave
- Skyline Village Bruce St
- Rolling Hills on Ferrell Ct
- Oldtown View Apts on Yarborough Ave
- Salem Gardens (Salem Gardens Dr)
- Willow Creek Apts. Stagecoach Rd (Stanleyville)
Meal Assistance Update
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced that it will continue its free student meal program until further notice. This means any Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools student can receive free meals—breakfast and lunch—from designated meal pick-up locations.
As a reminder, student Take-Home meals are served Mondays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. from 39 school locations as well as from more than 130 mobile meal stops.
Beginning Thursday, September 3, WS/FCS is adding a late afternoon pick-up time from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at eight of our elementary school locations. Only these 8 locations will add the late afternoon pick-up. All other school locations and mobile delivery sites will continue to serve from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Parents and guardians can pick up meals without students being present and will not be required to provide any additional student information at this time.
Late afternoon pick up locations:
- Gibson Elementary
- Griffith Elementary
- Ibraham Elementary
- Kernersville Elementary
- Smith Farm Elementary
- Speas Elementary
- South Fork Elementary
- Walkertown Elementary
You can find additional information about school pick-up locations, mobile delivery sites and schedules on the Child Nutrition department page of the WS/FCS website (https://www.wsfcs.k12.nc.us/Domain/18). For questions, please call the Child Nutrition office at (336) 703-4275.
Resources for You
Frequently Asked Questions
If I don’t have WiFi, where can my child go to connect to the internet?
What are Flex Fridays?
How are we supporting families who cannot be at home to support their children now that we’ve gone to Remote Learning for all students for the first quarter of school?
What is the district doing to support the mental and emotional health needs of students as we move to All Remote Learning for the first quarter of school?
How are we supporting our Exceptional Children (EC) and students with IEPs?
How do we pick up student meals?
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.