Navigating the River

Thursday, March 26

Update from Forsyth County Schools

Governor Kemp has mandated that schools will remain closed for in-person instruction through April 24, with students returning on Monday, April 27.

During this time, FCS will continue online learning and all schools and facilities will remain closed to non-essential employees and the public.

While we are anxious to return to our normal routines, we encourage all members of our FCS family to continue to be flexible and patient for the safety of our students and staff. We appreciate your continued support.

Update on Grading

As we continue to navigate this journey of extended online learning we wanted to provide you all with an update to our practices around reporting grades in Infinite Campus that will alert parents through Campus Portal.

We have asked teachers to tag items as incomplete in their gradebooks for any student who has not completed an online assignment that is to be graded.

The reason we are taking this step is to ensure that you, as parents, receive notifications if your child did not log in to complete an assignment. If you get a notice about an incomplete assignment, please ask your child to log into itsLearning and complete the assignment when they are able.

Our philosophy is to believe the best in our students. We understand that this is a difficult transition for many so we want to be proactive. We also want you to know that this is about communicating what is going on in each class so that you can help your children while they learn at home.

Students who receive this notification of an incomplete assignment will still have the opportunity to complete the assignment. They simply need to check ItsLearning for the specific class. If they need more direction, then you or your child can reach out to the teacher for that class to seek clarification on the assignment.

Instructions to set up notifications

Troubleshooting and Help Guides for Parents

Below are some user guides that our technology department created for parents to help with ClassLink and itslearning.

Parent Troubleshooting Guide

itslearning Help Guide for Parents

Show Your Spirit Panthers

It's Virtual Spirit Week! Below you will find a flyer with the details. We hope this can bring a fun change of pace as our students work from home. We also want to see how you are showing your spirit. Take photos and send them to us. Your photos could even make it into the yearbook!

Follow these directions to submit your photos:

Go to -

School Project Number - 018668

Password - Panthers

- fill in the information needed then click "next"

- follow the instructions on the site to upload pictures.

- VERY IMPORTANT - Please include your name AND your grade.

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Teacher Contact List

We wanted to provide you quick and convenient access to teacher emails. Below is a link that will give you all teacher contacts in one document. The document is organized by grade level, so just click on the correct sheet to find each email list.

Teacher Contact List

Counselor Contact

Social Emotional Learning

The American Heart Association has several resources for parents, such as eating healthy, staying active, and reducing stress. Below is a link to their page devoted to resources for parents. We hope it helps with more ideas that you can use at home.

Parents Corner - American Heart Association

Learning Outside of School

Fernbank is offering a Museum at Home feature. There are several resources, including science experiments that you may enjoy watching from home.

It's a great time to.......Read!

We now have access to over 6,400 online books and news articles. Follow the link below for more details. We hope this is another way that you can keep your children engaged as we work from home.

School Name: Get Georgia Reading

Username: forsythcounty

Password: read

Get Georgia Reading

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Panther Athletics

Upcoming Dates

All events have been cancelled through April 3rd. When we have updated information, we will post it here.

2020-2021 Football Program Update

Please click HERE for more information from our Athletic Director and football coach.

Staying Connected to Riverwatch!

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