Welcome to the wonderful and wacky world of WSFCS Calendar! As you get familiar with our school calendar, you’ll quickly understand how to plan out your school year.
No matter whether you’re a teacher, student, parent, or another member of the WSFCS community, you’ll find all the key dates and events listed in this handy guide. We’ve included information on holidays, breaks, important meetings and conferences, and more – so you can plan for a smooth and successful school year!
This year is sure to be one for the books. With so much going on across campus – from educators conferences to field trips – it can be hard to keep track of every event and date. That’s why this guide will provide a comprehensive overview of key dates to help make sure that everyone in the community is up-to-date with all that’s happening at WSFCS.
WSFCS Calendar: Important Dates for the School Year
If you’re a parent or student of the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools district, it’s time to start prepping for the next school year! With our comprehensive WSFCS Calendar, you can easily keep track of all your important school dates and events—just download and go.
- Here’s a quick overview of some key dates:
- Winter Break: December 23rd – January 6th
- Spring Break: April 1st – April 5th
- Teacher Workdays: August 10th and 11th, October 5th and 6th, January 8th and 9th
- Last Day of School: June 13th
Holiday Closures: New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day
With our calendar in hand, you can rest assured that you won’t miss a beat when it comes to the WSFCS school year.
WSFCS Calendar: Teacher Workdays and Student Holidays
We know school calendar dates can get confusing, and that’s why we want to help you keep track of the WSFCS calendar. While it’s true that teacher workdays and student holidays are both important, there are a few key differences to be aware of.
First off, Teacher Workdays are days where teachers will have extra prep time and professional development (PD) activities scheduled on the WSFCS calendar. These days are often longer than regular school days and not open to students. Student Holidays, on the other hand, are days when there is no school for either teachers or students!
It’s important to stay up-to-date on the WSFCS calendar so you can plan ahead for trips, days off of work, or just know when there won’t be any classes. Make sure you take a look at the calendar before making any plans.
WSFCS Calendar: End of Quarter and Semester Dates
You may not know this, but staying organized throughout the school year is made much easier with the WSFCS calendar. And there are a few key dates to remember for each quarter and semester!
End of Quarter
The end of each quarter marks a time for celebration and reflection. At WSFCS, most quarters end on Thursdays, with the following important dates:
- 1st quarter: October 24th
- 2nd quarter: January 16th
- 3rd quarter: March 18th
- 4th quarter: June 10th
End of Semester
At the end of each semester, students and staff will get a much needed break to relax, reignite creativity and refocus their efforts. Mark these dates on your calendar so you never miss them!
1st semester: December 20th
2nd semester: June 19th
Knowing when to celebrate and rest is part of making sure you make the most out of the WSFCS school year – so mark these dates down and enjoy!
WSFCS Calendar: Standardized Testing Schedules
Have you been wondering when standardized tests are taking place in WSFCS schools? Wondering no more—the WSFCS calendar has you covered! Standardized testing is an important part of the school year, so it’s essential that students know when these tests are taking place.
Some of the most common exams taking place in WSFCS schools include the North Carolina End-of-Grade and End-of-Course Assessments. These assessments take up several days throughout the school year, as well as a separate but mandatory makeup day for students who miss a test during its regular window.
Advanced Placement Exams
WSFCS also offers advanced placement classes, which require students to take specialized exams. These exams are taken within a window of time each spring and must be administered by an approved proctor. Generally speaking, AP exams are typically scored on a scale from 1 to 5 and are accepted by both colleges and universities worldwide.
Other Notable Tests
Additionally, WSFCS offers optional exams such as the PSAT/NMSQT (Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test). This is often used as an assessment tool to predict college readiness and can provide students with college preparation tools depending on their scores. Other notable exams available to WSFCS students include SAT Subject Tests and International Baccalaureate (IB) assessments.
WSFCS Calendar: High School Graduation Dates
Did you know that the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools (WSFCS) Calendar outlines when all high schools in the district will be graduating? This means families and students can plan ahead for their big day and make sure they are prepared for the ceremony.
So when are graduation dates for 2020-2021? Here’s what you need to know:
- North Forsyth High School: June 9th, 2021
- Parkland High School: June 10th, 2021
- West Forsyth High School: June 11th, 2021
- Reagan High School: June 12th, 2021
- East Forsyth High School: June 15th, 2020
- Atkins Academic and Technology High School: June 16th, 2021
- Carver High School: June 17th, 2021
- Glenn High School: June 18th, 2021
- The Early College at Forsyth Tech: June 19th, 2021
Now that you know the high school graduation dates for WSFCS Calendar in 2020-2021 school year, you can start planning ahead and make sure everyone is ready for this special occasion!