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.
Staff: Technical service requests for the website must be submitted through Unity. School staff are also encouraged to contact their school based Web Managers for assistance.
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.
FOR FCS STAFF: Website Guidelines
Writers/posters to websites must be employees of FCS. All schools and departments must designate one staff member annually as the Web Manager of the school or department site. Principals can designate additional staff, including themselves, to have news posting privileges on the school home page. The Public Information and Communications Department provides Schoolwires training for staff members that serve as Web Managers.
Within Schoolwires, individual staff web pages are available to all elementary school teachers. 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 Writers/posters should review pages on a weekly basis and remove outdated information or broken links.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 Acceptable Use Policy 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 Web Manager 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:
Web pages 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 (celebrity, for instance) 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.
Last Modified on February 16, 2012