Virtual Learning @ FCDS

On Monday, March 30, virtual learning @ FCDS will begin and will continue until at least Friday, May 1. This page provides expectations for students in each division as well as schedules and links. For more information, including Zoom recordings, tech tools, and FAQs, families can visit our Student and Parent Support Site.

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. 
    • Specials and Spanish teachers will provide fifth-grade students with a menu of activities to complete throughout the week. 
    • 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.
    • Virtual learning in grades 5-12 will begin with two required half-day orientations for students on Monday, March 30 and Tuesday, March 31. This will include sessions on schedule and course logistics, social-emotional support, parameters for learning and participating online, and engaging with different learning platforms.
  • Lower School

    • For students in grades K-3, teachers will utilize the educational learning platform Seesaw. Grade 4 will use Google Classroom.
      • Each K-3 family has already received an invitation from their child’s teacher to join a Seesaw class, along with instructions on how to participate within the platform. 
    • Each classroom teacher will communicate daily home learning activities on a predictable schedule posted in Seesaw and OnCampus with assignments and links. The schedule offers a routine for instruction, but with flexibility for families to adjust as they need. 
    • On Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings, teachers will start the day synchronously (in real time) via Zoom to provide an opportunity for students to connect with their classroom community “live.” This time will also be used to orient students to the day’s activities. Zoom sessions will be recorded and saved via OnCampus for those students unable to attend. 
    • On Tuesdays and Thursdays, K-3 teachers will start the day with a pre-recorded, posted video for students on Seesaw to watch that will orient them to the day’s activities.
    • Your child’s teacher will be emailing you to provide more detailed information tailored to that teacher’s classroom plans. 
    • Also, our specialist teachers (science, art, music, media, Spanish, PE) will be providing additional materials for students to complete throughout the week via OnCampus. 
  • 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 via email for those students unable to attend. 
    • Teachers will send a communication via email each morning to parents with suggested activities for the day. These will include recorded video read alouds each day for students. 
    • Additionally, each teacher will be checking in with individual families and students throughout the week for feedback on additional resources that would be helpful.

Fun Learning Resources

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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.