• FCS Legal/Non-Discrimination Notice

    Statement of Non-Discrimination

    Forsyth County Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability or gender in employment decisions or educational programs and activities, including its athletic programs. Any student, employee, applicant for employment, parent or other individual who believes he or she has been subjected to harassment or discrimination by other students or employees of the school district based upon any of the factors listed above should promptly report the same to the principal of the school or the appropriate coordinator as listed below, who will implement the board's discriminatory complaints or harassment procedures. Students may also report harassment or discrimination to their school counselor. Equity coordinators for the school system are:

    Title VI

    Mr. Nathan Turner (Students)

    Dr. Cindy Salloum (Personnel)

    Title IX

    Mr. Nathan Turner (Students)

    Dr. Cindy Salloum (Personnel)

    ADA and 504

    Ms. Sarah Taylor (Students)

    Dr. Cindy Salloum (Personnel)

    Sports Equity

    Mr. Nathan Turner (Students)

    Career, Technical, and Agricultural Education

    Dr. Valery Lowe (Students)

    Equity coordinators may be contacted at the Forsyth County Board of Education and Professional Development Center, 1120 Dahlonega Highway, Cumming, Georgia 30040, (770) 887-2461. Students and employees will not be subjected to retaliation for reporting such harassment or discrimination. CLICK HERE for a copy of the discriminatory complaints procedure under Forsyth County School District Policy GAAA/JAA (Equal Opportunity/Discriminatory Complaints) or under Policy IDFA (Gender Equity in Sports).


     

    Website Accessibility Statement

    Forsyth County Schools is committed to making information on this site accessible for all individuals regardless of visual, hearing, or cognitive disabilities and strives to ensure its accessibility as new technologies and opportunities emerge. This site is designed using guidelines provided by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and every effort is made to insure compliance with Section 508 Federal Standards. This includes utilizing best practices of organizing the HTML code to allow for assistive readers/browsers, providing text-based navigation schemes, providing alternative text for images, and using individual titles & headers for all web pages.

    Persons requiring assistive technology and who may need assistance in accessing information from the district and/or school websites should contact the Public Information and Communications Department at lrmose@forsyth.k12.ga.us. When requesting assistance via e-mail, write "Accessibility" on the subject line. Every reasonable attempt shall be made to ensure equitable access to district and campus web resources.

    Some documents on the district and campus websites are in a Portable Document Format (PDF). In order to improve viewing some of these files, readers may wish to open the document and use the text conversion option available from the File menu. By exercising this option for viewing PDF files may be read with a screen reader. If you do not already have Adobe Acrobat Reader on your computer, you can download it for free from the Adobe website.


     

    Legal Disclaimers

    A. COPYRIGHT

    Unless otherwise indicated, the materials (“Materials”) displayed on Forsyth County Schools’ district and school websites are the property of Forsyth County Schools (District) and are protected by United States and international copyright laws. This includes, but is not limited to, the compilation, selection, arrangement and presentation of all Materials (including information in the public domain), the overall design of District Web site, and the computer programs that create the Web page displays.

    Any visitor to the District Web site is hereby granted permission to access and print Materials from this Web site for personal, non-commercial purposes only. Any other copying, distribution, modification, transmission or dissemination of the Materials displayed at the District’s site by means now known or hereafter developed, is strictly prohibited without the express prior written permission of the District (contact: lrmose@forsyth.k12.ga.us).

     

    B. TRADEMARKS

    Unless otherwise indicated, Forsyth County Schools’ district, project and program logos, individual school names, school logo/shield designs, school athletics identities, and school mottos are trademarks or service marks of the District and may not be used or displayed in any manner without the express prior written permission of the District. All other trademarks or service marks that appear on the District Web site are the property of their respective owners (contact: lrmose@forsyth.k12.ga.us).

     

    C. LINKS TO EXTERNAL SITES

    Forsyth County Schools’ (District) Web site or some of its Web pages may provide links to other Internet Web sites or resources not hosted on the District Web server (“External Sites”). As a visitor to the District Web site, you agree and acknowledge that the District:
         (i) Has provided these links to External Sites for your convenience only;
         (ii) Has no control over these External Sites;
         (iii) Is not responsible for the availability of these External Sites; and
         (iv) Does not endorse nor is responsible or liable for any content, advertisements,
               products, or other materials on or made available from these External Sites.
    Further, you acknowledge and agree the District shall not be responsible or liable, either directly or indirectly, for any error, damage or loss caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any content, goods, or services available on or through these External Sites.

     

    D. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

    Visitors and users agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless the members of the Forsyth County Board Of Education, Forsyth County Schools, its officers, employees, agents, successors and assignees (the "Indemnified Parties") from and against any and all liabilities, claims, demands, actions, damages, costs, and expenses (including reasonable attorneys' fees), regardless of outcome, caused by, arising out of, or otherwise sustained as the result of the use of Forsyth County Schools’ technology.

     

    E. DISCLAIMER

    FORSYTH COUNTY SCHOOLS DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. FURTHER, FORSYTH COUNTY SCHOOLS MAKES NO WARRANTIES THAT THE FUNCTIONS, SERVICES, OR INFORMATION PROVIDED BY, THROUGH, OR RELATED TO FORSYTH COUNTY SCHOOLS WILL BE ERROR FREE OR WITHOUT DEFECT. IN NO EVENT SHALL FORSYTH COUNTY SCHOOLS BE LIABLE FOR INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, AS A RESULT OF, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, EQUIPMENT DOWN-TIME, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, LOSS OF DATA, LOST PROFITS OR REVENUES, LOSS OF INFORMATION, OR ANY OTHER SIMILAR DAMAGES, WHETHER OR NOT FORESEEABLE AND WHETHER OR NOT FORSYTH COUNTY SCHOOLS HAD BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. FORSYTH COUNTY SCHOOLS EXPLICITLY DENIES RESPONSIBILITY FOR FINANCIAL OBLIGATIONS THAT MAY ARISE THROUGH THE UNAUTHORIZED USE OF ITS TECHNOLOGY.

     

    F. COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT COMPLAINTS

    Forsyth County Schools (District) respects the intellectual property of others. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please follow the instructions provided under Contact Information and provide the District's Director of Public Information and Communications (jcaracciolo@forsyth.k12.ga.us) with the written information specified:
         (i) An electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the
              copyright owner;
         (ii) A description of the copyrighted work allegedly infringed upon;
         (iii) A description of where the alleged infringing material is located on the District Web site;
         (iv) Your e-mail and postal address, as well as your telephone number;
         (v) A statement by you that you have a good-faith belief that the use of the alleged
               infringing material is unauthorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
         (vi) A statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in
               your notice is accurate and that you are either the copyright owner or authorized to
               act on the copyright owner's behalf.

     

    G. CONTACT INFORMATION

    If you wish to contact Forsyth County Schools to request permission to use any Materials you may send e-mail or a letter delivered by first class U.S. Mail, postage prepaid to the following addresses:

    Email: jcaracciolo@forsyth.k12.ga.us 

    U.S. mail:
    Forsyth County Schools
    1120 Dahlonega Highway
    Cumming, GA 30040
    Attn: Public Information and Communications Department