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.

Quick Links

Links and Resources



Colorful Books
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.


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Remote Learning Resources

RCS Student and Parent Remote Learning Website

Map of Free Wifi Locations in the County

RCS - Press Release - RCS Team Up for Internet

Good Grades

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. 

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Alert Now

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                       

  • Parent Conferences

  • Special Events

  • End of Grade Testing Dates    

  • Sports Cancellations               

  • Report Card Distribution                                                                                 

  • Make Up School Day Reminder

  • PTO/PTA/PTSO/Booster Clubs

  • Emergency Messages

  • Attendance / Absence Notification

The district will be utilizing the Alert Now:Connect 5 service for:

  • Weather Related Information                                 

  • Emergency Messages  

  • 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!

RCS Cares 


RCS Cares About Your Safety Plan

RCS Virtual Reset Room

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.


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Useful Links

The following are links that many parents and students find useful throughout the year.


Application for approved absences/family trip

Rockingham County Schools -


NC Wise Owl -


Grolier Online -


Google -


The Best Children's Books -

NC 529 College-Savings Month Webinars - September Webinar Opportunities 

Parent Advisory Meeting  

September 23, 2021 (6pm via Zoom)

View Recording - view recording (52 minutes)

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Agenda Link - please review the information presented and share with interested parents.  We discussed the following: New COVID quarantine guidance; New RCS Strategic Plan; New legislation Senate Bill 654/Session Law 2021-130; Academic Progress Reports; and RCS Directories for assistance and questions.


Please complete the Attendance Link, to let us know you viewed the information and complete the Exit Ticket Survey to provide us feedback on how we are doing.

Thank you


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