Virtual Learning @ FCDS

During the spring of 2020, Forsyth Country Day School pivoted to a successful virtual learning environment. Almost overnight, our creative and flexible teachers were able to transition to online learning to continue delivering an exceptional educational experience. 

We welcomed students to campus on August 19 for in-person learning. If we need to go virtual, no problem. The valuable learning won't stop - no matter what!
    • How We Successfully Pivoted to Virtual Learning

Virtual Learning Instructional Overview by Division

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  • Middle and Upper School

    For students in fifth-twelfth grades, teachers will create a synchronous (real-time) classroom experience using Zoom, combined with offering asynchronous (independent, not time limited) opportunities for students. 

    In this environment, teachers have the ability to present information and interact with students in real-time. Students will be able to share work, respond to questions, and participate in classroom discussions. 

    Assignments will be posted in OnCampus as usual. Students will submit work through OnCampus or Google Classroom as they have done previously. 

    Teachers will have designated, daily tutorial and office hours where students can ask questions and seek additional help. 

    Students are expected to attend each class session on our virtual learning modified schedule just as they would in the traditional school environment. With the exception of study halls, attendance will be recorded. 

    6-12 grade elective teachers will meet with students via Zoom just as our core subject-area teachers will. 

    Teachers will track student progress to ensure participation and check in with students who may be struggling or are non-participatory.
  • Lower School

    For students in grades K-3, teachers will utilize the educational learning platform Seesaw. Grade 4 will use Google Classroom and will access their special classes (Spanish, science, art, music, and PE) through Seesaw.

    The virtual week includes: 

    • 2 synchronous reading lessons, 2 asynchronous reading lessons
    • 2 synchronous math lessons, 2 asynchronous math lessons
    • Science and Spanish 2x per week
    • Special 1x per week and a daily enrichment opportunity
    • Weekly grade level gathering time with Mrs. Martin- Wall
    • Teacher daily office hours 11-12 (families schedule  appointment)
    • Synchronous lessons will be accessed through Zoom rooms
    • Asynchronous lessons and assignments will be accessed through Seesaw (K-3)/ Google Classroom (4th grade)
    • Wednesday remains a flex day with specials in the afternoon
  • Preschool

    Preschool teachers will begin each morning with a synchronous (real time) session via Zoom for students who are able to login and connect with their class community. Zoom sessions will be recorded and shared on OnCampus for those students unable to attend. 

    Teachers will post suggested activities for the day on OnCampus.

    Additionally, the children will have opportunities to participate in synchronous one-on-one instruction and small group enrichment activities. Teachers are available throughout the week for feedback on additional resources that would be helpful.  

Fun Learning Resources

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What Our Parents Have to Say

“Mr. Barrier - You and your team have done a great job adjusting to a new situation and keeping the students engaged. It was remarkable how Shaheim adjusted and finished strong. I trust you will handle the summer and next year with the same level of care and caring. Thank you.” - Kip L., Upper School parent

“This video is amazing and shows how committed FCDS is to its mission to assure amazing learning facilities even in Corona times. We want to thank you for all your great, great efforts to continue this school year. This is highly appreciated.” Sabine & Yorck W., Preschool and Lower School parents

“Thank you for everything you all have been doing to keep our kids engaged and learning. We felt blessed to be a part of FCDS before, but now more than ever. Thank you!” - Jaime and Todd L., Middle School parents
“I just want to thank you all, for Mr. Gardner and all the teachers for an amazing job they are doing in e-learning. You guys did a huge leap and adaptation to computer-base learning. Our kids are learning and having fun. I appreciate all of you in the great work.” - Nizar N., Preschool parent

Want to Learn More about FCDS?

Check out our virtual tour videos. Then contact Nathan Battle to schedule your tour. We look forward to safely showing you around campus!
Forsyth Country Day School (FCDS) is a private, college preparatory, independent school for preschool through high school located in Lewisville, NC, just outside of Winston-Salem. Students benefit from a challenging academic curriculum, fine and performing arts, competitive athletics, and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.