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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.

 

Handbooks

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

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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

 
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The BARK

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.

 

 
Good Grades

RCS Testing Information and Links

RCS Testing Newsletter

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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!

 
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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 & 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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