Parent & Student Resources
On this page you will find a number of resources to help you navigate the RCS school system as well as important forms, enrollment information, and student programs. Click on a thumbnail below for more information.
Bethany Elementary Student Handbook
RCS Student Handbook
RCS Student Chromebook Handbook
RCS School Age Child Care and Early Learning Opportunities
RCS Parent/Guardian - Child Care Need Survey
RCS Staff - Child Care Need Survey
School Age Child Care Options Infographic
RCS Early Learning Head Start Application (English)
RCS Aprendizaje Temprana Head Start Aplicación
Although news from your local school is likely most important to you, there are many timely topics of interest to parents district-wide. We are now offering a free Rockingham County Schools Parent/Community E-Newsletter: “RCS Connect” for anyone wishing to sign up for it, parents/guardians, grandparents and/or community members.
All email addresses used to sign up for the service will be kept confidential, and will only be used in the distribution of this newsletter, typically every 4-8 weeks.
Additionally, a link to our school's biweekly newsletter, The BARK, is available to view by clicking the button below.
RCS Testing Information and Links
RCS Testing Newsletter
Read to Achieve
Read To Achieve is a part of the Excellent Schools Act passed into NC law in July 2012 and applies to all schools beginning 2013-2014 school year. Read To Achieve focuses on preparing students to be proficient readers by the end of 3rd grade. Click the link below to learn more about Read to Achieve as well as other elementary resources.
Rockingham County Schools utilizes the Alert Now: Connect 5 Phone Notification Service.
Your child’s school will be utilizing the Alert Now: Connect 5 service for:
Back to School
End of Grade Testing Dates
Report Card Distribution
Make Up School Day Reminder
Attendance / Absence Notification
The district will be utilizing the Alert Now:Connect 5 service for:
Weather Related Information
Other Important Information
To update your primary and emergency contact information, please call your child’s school.
To receive a replay of school and district messages sent to your phone, call 1-855-4-REPLAY or 1-855-473-7529.
Anyone who accidentally opted out of their RCS/school automated phone calls can easily opt back in. Call 855-502-7867 and select option 2. The call MUST be made from the opt-in phone number, which means schools cannot add a phone number for families. We don't want you to miss any important messages!
Teacher Web Pages
Below are a list of teacher web pages. If you don't see your teacher listed, they may not keep a web page. Check with the teacher directly and ask them to email us their link if it is not listed below.
Useful Links & Resources
The following are links that many parents and students find useful throughout the year.
Application for Approved Absences: This form must be completed and submitted to the principal at least one week prior to the student’s planned absence(s) for consideration of excused absences. Students may only receive up to 3 days of excused absences throughout the school year. In order for absences to be approved, students must be involved in educational activities each day of the requested approved absence. Please collaborate with your child’s teacher to complete this form.
Application for approved absences/family trip
Rockingham County Schools - https://www.rock.k12.nc.us
NC Wise Owl - www.ncwiseowl.org
Grolier Online - go.grolier.com/frameless.html
Google - www.google.com/
The Best Children's Books - http://www.the-best-childrens-books.org
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