Remote Learning Resources

Rockingham County Schools is providing remote learning opportunities for students during the time out of school due to the Covid-19 virus.  Please use these resources as you navigate through having your child learn remotely at home.  Check back frequently for updates and additions!

Learning Platforms & Access

Canvas Learning, Google Classrom Discovery Ed, iReady, Achieve 3000, ebooks 

and more

Parent Resources

RCS Food Services, Behavioral Health Support, Healthy & Active Kids

Technical Support

RCS Help Desk, Chromebook Troubleshooting

Additional Page Resources Include: 

Supplemental Packet Answer Keys

Additoinal Resources can also be found under the RCS Curriculum Page.

Internet Safety & Digital Citizenship

 

As student move from the highly monitored and restricted school building digital environment to a remote learning environment that is outside the district control it is import for parents to develop insight into how to make their home digital environment safer for their kids as they spend more time online.

While the RCS issued chromebooks have safety features installed that will help to protect students as they engage in online learning it is impossible to totally control what students may be able to access while on personal devicdes and/or personal home network.  It is very important for parents and guardians to monitor student online behaviors and websites being visited outside of the assignments given by teachers.  Please take the time to view the following resources: 

Student Remote Learning/Online Safety

Online Safety Guide For Parents (English)

Online Safety Guide For Parents (Spanish)

Common Sense Media- Reviews for what your kids want to watch (before they watch it)

Parents' Ultimate Guide to Parental Controls

What should I teach my kid about safe online behavior?

 

In order to prepare students for a world connected by technology, teachers have to worked to teach the students skills to appropriately and responsibly utilize digital networks, resources, and media.  There were several digital citizenship lessons taught at the beginning of the school year and are revisited through the year in order to prepare students to use digital tools responsibly.  As a parent, it is important to review what it means for a student to be a responsible Digital Citizen. 

Digital Citizenship includes:

  • Digital access

  • Digital communication

  • Digital safety and security

  • Digital etiquette

  • Digital rights and responsibilities

  • Digital law

  • Digital health and wellness

  • Digital commerce


As identified by Mike Ribble and Gerald Bailey in Digital Citizenship in Schools 

 

RCS Remote Learning Platforms & Resources

See the links below for Cyber Citizenship games, videos, and discussion prompts:

Additional resources can be found on the following sites:

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Students in grades 6 - 12 may access Canvas, our district Learning Management System, to receive daily announcements, assignments, class resources, and grades from their chromebook. Students (and parent/guardian) can access their Canvas classes from any device 24/7 with single sign-in district log in the NCEDCloud HERE.
Student can also download the Student Canvas App to their phones.  Look for the Student Canvas App in your app store. 

Parents can monitor their student’s class activities, assignment due dates and grades.  Parents can download the Parent Canvas App to their phones.  Look for the Parent Canvas App in your app store and follow the directions above to pair with your student(s). 

You can submit a HELP ticket directly from Canvas for support in addition to contacting your teacher, school or the RCS Help Desk.

Canvas Parent-Student-Connections Instructions

Creating a Pairing Code (student perspective) Instructions

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Students in grades K-12 can can sign in to Google Suite for education/Google Classroom HERE.  G Suite for Education includes Docs, Drive, Forms, Slides, Spreadsheets, and more.  Additionally, Google Classroom is used by teachers mostly with students in grades 3-8 to provide assignments and tasks. 

Access for Students in Grades 3-8- Student passwords are set to the student birthday- (Month, Day, Year, r, ?)

MMDDYYYYr?

(ex:  If student birthday is February 19, 2003 then their password would be 02192003r?)

Students in grades K-8 can log into iReady HERE.

Access for Students:

Username:  first part of their Rockingham County email address (do not include @rock.k12.nc.us)

Password: has not changed - same as throughout the school year - Contact your teacher or call your school if you can not remember your password. 

For Family Support with iReady please click here- iReady Family Center

Parents, please use this Guidance Document for Administering a Diagnostic Assessment at home!

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Students in grades 3-12 can log into Achieve 3000 HERE.

Access for students:

rock.k12.nc.us email - if entire email does not work, leave off the @rock.k12.nc.us and use the beginning letters and numbers 

Student User Name: full email

Password:  mmddyyyy

Password:  if your student does not remember their password, conact your child’s teacher or your child's school

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Students in Grades K-12 (and parents/caregivers) can access their Discovery Education accounts from any device 24/7 with single sign-in district log in the NCEDCloud HERE.

Further engagement activities include the following:

Go on Virtual Field Trips

Engage in Games & Interactives directly from the student landing page for self-directed learning experiences. 

Explore ideas for Student Exploration.

Students in grades K-2 can log into Smarty Ants HERE

Smarty Ants allows student to work on phonemic awareness and early literacy skills practice in a gamelike program.

Access for students:

Username: teachers first initial and last name (ex. jsmith) Note: some schools may have changed to teacher email address if this does not work

Password: student id number (same as lunch number) Note: if this does not work, contact your child’s teacher or school for assistance.

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Students in Grades 6-12 can access APEX assigned tutorials and/or coursework  HERE.  Students can focus on what they need to learn, not what they already know and get college and career ready in a personalize way. 

Student Access:

Username:  Student lunch number

Password: Passwords are randomly generated by APEX

Passwords can be reset and obtained by contacting your child's teacher or school.

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Rockingham County Schools is pleased to offer our eBook program on Overdrive and the SORA app. Our digital collection contains over RCS digital 5700 titles and and the NC Kids Digital Library available for checkout. 

The web address for RCS’ digital library is http://rock.lib.overdrive.com.

Students can more easily access book through SORA in your browser HERE or through the SORA App found in your apps store.  Digital books are filtered by SORA according to school age range. Help with SORA 

Student’s log in using the first part of their email and their password:  MMDDYYYY

Please contact your school’s Media Specialist for login information if you have difficulty logging in.

 
 

During this time RCS Technology Services is offering technical support and support for RCS student devices.  Technology services has also released access to our Guest wireless network outside our school locations. All of our normal restrictions and protections on this network will still apply.  For all those who need it please feel free to take advantage of our drive through internet connectivity. When asked for credentials users can use the following credentials:

For Technical Help please call our RCS Help Desk-  Please note: we are experiencing a lot of calls and you can email the help desk and leave a number and we will call you back.

If you or your child are experiencing issues with the district-issued Chromebook, you may refer to these Chromebook Troubleshooting Tips or contact your child's school or the RCS Help Desk.

 
 

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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