Forsyth County Schools' website is the district's primary electronics communication tool. The site receives over 1 million visitors monthly, and has been recognized with numerous awards from the National School Public Relations Association and the Georgia School Public Relations Association, as well as named one of the WantToTeach.com's Top 10 Website Awards (2009) honorable mentions.
The Public Information and Communications Department manages the district and school websites through Schoolwires. All schools and district departments must use Schoolwires for website hosting and content management. Designs and layouts are preset by the Public Information and Communications Department for district consistency and branding.
External Web Users: If you see an error or broken url, please CLICK HERE. Please be sure to include the page url and name of page.
Internal Web Users: Technical service requests should be submitted to the school webmanager, who is authorized to contact Schoolwires.
FOR FCS STAFF: Website Guidelines
Elementary School: 6/13 Post: Within Schoolwires, individual staff websites/webpages are available to all elementary school teachers. For the 2013-14 school year all elementary school teachers are to maintain their current teacher websites (multi-page) through Schoolwires. Current itslearning functionality only allows communication to parents through internal itslearning email, so Schoolwires websites will be important communication tools.
As more options become available in itslearning throughout the school year, such as parent views of course dashboards and bulletins, these teacher websites in Schoolwires will be collapsed into one webpage (one-page) for each elementary teacher for future school years. This one-page in Schoolwires will list the teacher’s name, contact information, picture, professional biography and a link to itslearning. It will only need to be updated once a year if necessary for classroom changes, name changes, etc. and will serve as an external communications/resource tool for parents, such as those new to the district/without itslearning accounts.
Middle and High School: Teachers are provided subject or curriculum team, and school-sponsored activities pages available to share information with students and parents. The website also has the ability to post blogs, surveys,calendar items, and news.
Information must be current. Writers/posters should review pages and remove outdated information or broken links. At a minimum, websites should be updated at the start of each new school year and at the conclusion of each of the 9 week grading periods (including prior to summer break).
Editors must follow the Responsible Use Procedure and information on the web must relate to academics, administration of other district-authorized activities. Commercial, for-profit or political content and links are prohibited unless the business is a school or system approved Partner in Education. Links to external web pages that are educational in nature or connected to FCS, such as athletic booster clubs and PTA/Os, are permitted on the website. External sites must be reviewed by the school or district webmanager or the staff member that adds the link to the page. FCS is not liable for links to any sites externally hosted or managed. Personal information about staff and students, including personal businesses, and links to staff or student’s “personal” home pages are not permitted on the school or district website.
Student Information, Work, and Pictures:
Webpages hosted by FCS may contain a reference to a student if publicity consent has been given by parents (see Infinite Campus to verify). This includes references to students in photographs or in text. If elementary schools decide to not use a student’s full name, then it is recommended that the schools use the student’s first name and last initial on web pages.
Unauthorized use of copyrighted material is prohibited. All copyrighted material must be properly cited using standard citation information. Giving credit (web address or active link) to a company or individual that has created text, a graphic, etc. for a school page may be allowed, assuming the site is not blocked by the web filtering hardware and software.
Disclaimer: Although the Forsyth County Schools' website may include links providing direct access to other internet resources, including websites, Forsyth County Schools is not responsible for the accuracy or content of information contained in these sites.