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  • Scheduled Network Outages

    2021/2022

     

    As part of our effort to provide a safe, secure, and robust network, the weekends below have been designated for server/appliance patching for the 2021/2022 school year. Patching will commence early Saturday morning (just after midnight), and should conclude by 8:00 a.m. on that same day. However, should there be unforeseen issues resulting from the patching, service outages could extend later into the day, perhaps covering the entirety of the weekend. FCS Network Operations staff will be on-call until noon on “Patch Saturdays” to address fallout from the patching. Instructional Technology Specialists should use the #1-weekend-outage channel in Teams to check for status updates, or to report any issues.

    Patch Weekends
    2021

    July: 17 - 18
    August: 21 - 22
    September: 18 - 19
    October: 16 - 17
    November: 20 - 21
    December: 18 - 19
    2022
    January: 15 - 16
    February: 19 - 20
    March: 19 - 20
    April: 16 - 17
    May: 21 - 22
    June: 18 - 19
    July: 16 - 17

    In addition to the weekends assigned for patching, Network Operations will also be using days designated as holidays for 240-day employees to perform any necessary repairs and maintenance. Outages may impact single systems, or may interrupt services for the entire district.

    Maintenance Dates
    2021

    July: 5
    September: 6, 23 - 24
    November: 24 - 26
    December: 22 - 24, 27 - 31
    2022
    January: 3, 18
    February: 21
    April: 7 - 8
    May: 30

    Thank you for your understanding as we strive to provide the very best service and support to the staff and students of Forsyth County Schools.