April 14, 2016

    Dear Parents/Guardians,

    The Rockingham County Board of Education has approved new start and end times for all RCS schools in the 2016-2017 school year. The schedule was presented at the Board of Education meeting on Monday, March 14, 2016 and approved at the meeting on Monday, April 11, 2016.

     The schedule is designed to ensure:

    ·       Seven hour instructional day for all school levels

    ·       Start/end times that are more consistent across the district

    ·       Students are safely transported in the most efficient and cost-effective way, given our current resources.


    The change from our traditional schedule provides an opportunity to maximize resources and improve academic achievement, thus increasing students’ success in college and career readiness.  Through the new schedule, more students will have the opportunity to engage in academic enrichment and participate in extra curricular activities while our faculty will gain opportunities to meet and discuss best practices to improve student performance.

     Please click on the link  below for exact start and end times for your school.  The 2016-2017 calendar may be found by clicking the calendar icon at the bottom of the page.  If you need additional information please contact your child’s school principal. This year, as every year, we commit ourselves to providing the very best educational experience possible.  Thank you for your continued support and for making the Choice that Rocks!


     Rodney Shotwell, Ed.D
    Click on the icons below for copies of the school times and calendar for the 2016-2017 school year 
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