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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.

Quick Links

Handbooks
Student/Technology Handbooks
Child Care/Early Learning
RCS Child Care/Early Learning Opportunties
The BARK
Bethany's Biweekly Newsletter
Remote Learning Resources
RCS Student and Parent Remote Learning Website
RCS Testing
Information and Links
Lunch Menus & Lunch Form
Lunch menu, lunch form link, costs and child nutrition policy
Alert Now
RCS Alert System
RCS Cares
Important Links
Teacher Web Pages
Links to Teacher Pages
Inclement Weather
Inclement weather & school closure info
Parent Resouce Centers
Gain access to even more materials to help kids get ready for school
Parent Forms
Download popular parent forms
Ten Point Grading Scale
More information about the scale
Useful Links
Useful links for Parents & Students
Volunteer Info
Process and links
Approved Absence Form
Download the Approved Absence Form
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Links and Resources

 

Handbooks

RCS Student Handbook
RCS Student Chromebook Handbook
Bethany Elementary Student 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

 

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.

 

 

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

 

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. 

 

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 School Attestation Form

RCS: Our Safe Return to Learn!

RCS: Our Safe Return to Learn Video

Safety Protocols Presentation

Our Safe Return to Learn FAQ Master Document

RCS Prevention and Response Procedures for COVID-19

RCS PPE Guidance Directions Document 

RCS: Our Safe Return to Learn Guidebook

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

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

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

Volunteer Resources

 

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Bethany Elementary School

271 Bethany Road

Reidsville, NC 

Phone:  (336) 951-2710 

Rockingham County Schools

511 Harrington Highway

Eden, North Carolina 27288

Phone:  (336) 627-2600  Fax:  (336) 627-2660

Superintendent's E-mail:  rshotwell@rock.k12.nc.us

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