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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

Elementary Education at RCS

Below parents of Kindergarten, First, and Second Grade students can locate information regarding the standards-based reporting system. K-3 parents can also access information on Read to Achieve implementation.  

 

We hope that this information will be helpful to you and that you will use it as a reference throughout the year.  If you have questions, talk with your child's teacher or principal.

Kindergarten Registration

 

Children must be age 5 on or before August 31 (of the current school year) to be eligible to attend kindergarten. 

 

Parent information needed for Kindergarten Registration:

 

  • Certified Birth Certificate      

  • Immunization Record       

  • Proof of residence (street address)

 

 

For more information, call your neighborhood school or June Nealy, Director of Elementary Programs, at 627.2680

or by email jnealy@rock.k12.nc.us

 

 

Click here for the school locator tool.  

Health Assessment Form:

 

 

 

Student Information Form:

  

Standard Based Report Cards (K-3)

 

What are Standards Based Report Cards? 

 

Welcome to the report card site for parents and families of Kindergarten, First and Second Grade students in Rockingham County Schools. This site is designed to support families in understanding the Standards Based Reporting system that began in 2013-2014.  The links on this page also provide a sample of the report card and interim report that will provided to support the standards based reporting system.  Please contact your child's teacher or principal if you have any questions regarding our Standards Based System.

 

 

Overview of Standards Based Reporting - English PowerPoint

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions - This document addresses frequently asked questions about traditional and standards 

Report Card Documents

 

NOTE to Parents:  Elementary schools will distribute report cards four times during the school year.  See the school calendar for end dates of the quarters.   

 

Interim Report Template - Teachers will use this template for interim reports if students are not meeting expectations in one or more standards that will be reported that quarter

 

Kindergarten Report Card - Kindergarten teachers will record student's progress through a standards based report card in powerschool.  Parents keep these materials, sign the report card envelope and return the envelope to the teacher. Report cards are sent home 4 times each school year.

 

First Grade Report Card- First grade teachers will record student's progress through a standards based report in powerschool.  Parents keep these materials, sign the report card envelope and return the envelope to the teacher. Report cards are sent home 4 times each school year.

 

Second Grade Report Card-Second grade teachers will record student's progress using a standards based report in powerschool.  Parents keep these materials, sign the report card envelope and return the envelope to the teacher.Report cards are sent home 4 times each school year.

 

NC Read to Achieve

What is 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.  North Carolina state law now requires that third graders who are not reading at a proficient level on the end-of-grade test be given extra attention. The law has changed from the original version adopted in July 2012. Changes to the Read to Achieve Law were signed by the Governor on June 10, 2014.  The best resource for parents in understanding the law is to visit the NC Department of Public Instruction Read to Achieve LiveBinder.  The link for this resource can be found below.  

 

Parents may also find the Parent Letter helpful in understanding the components of the Read to Achieve law.   A copy of the letter can be found here.  NCDPI has also provided a PowerPoint overview.  You can view that information here.

 

For more information on ways to support your child at home, please click here.

 

NCDPI has developed resources specifically for parents to support literacy.  You can access the resources here. There are excellent video resources and strategies for parents to use with their children to build early literacy skills.

 

Read to Achieve Resources

NC Department of Public Instruction Read to Achieve LiveBinder for Parents - The NC Department of Public Instruction has created a LiveBinder to provide parents with information and resources for implementing Read to Achieve legislation.  For questions about the Read to Achieve Law, please contact your child's school.

 

2013-2014, 2014-2015, 2015-2016, 2016-2017, 2017-2018, 2018-2019 Read to Achieve Results 

Read to Achieve legislation requires “each local board of education to publish annually on a Web site maintained by that local school administrative unit and to report in writing to the State Board of Education (SBE) by September 1 of each year the following information on the prior school year:”

  • The results for Rockingham County Schools' 2013-2014 implementation of the Read to Achieve law can be found here

  • The results for Rockingham County Schools' 2014-2015 implementation of the Read to Achieve law can be found here

  • The results for Rockingham County Schools' 2015-2016 implementation of the Read to Achieve law can be found here

  • The results for Rockingham County Schools' 2016-2017 implementation of the Read to Achieve law can be found here

  • The results for Rockingham County Schools' 2017-2018 implementation of the Read to Achieve law can be found here

  • The results for Rockingham County Schools' 2018-2019 implementation of the Read to Achieve law can be found here

 

 2015-2016 Read to Achieve First and Second Grade Information

Find statistics regarding first and second grade reading proficiency here
 

2016-2017 Read to Achieve First and Second Grade Information

Find statistics regarding first and second grade reading proficiency here

2017-2018 Read to Achieve First and Second Grade Information

Find statistics regarding first and second grade reading proficiency here

2018-2019 Read to Achieve First and Second Grade Information

Find statistics regarding first and second grade reading proficiency here

 

Overview

 

The purpose of the portfolio is to:

 

  1. Provide formative assessment information to teachers 

  2. Opportunity for students to demonstrate 3rd grade reading standards other than one-day test

  3. Equitable and uniform process within the district and across the state

 

The Read to Achieve Legislation went into effect in 2013-2014.  Developing student portfolios is one of the strategies outlined in Read to Achieve.  All 3rd grade students in Rockingham County Schools eligible to take the End of Grade Test for Reading may participate in the portfolio process. However, it is not appropriate for all students.  The portfolio consists of the 3 parts.  Parts 1 and 2 are determined by the teacher.  Students must must complete Part 3 for a student to be eligible for a Good Cause Exemption.  

 

Part 1 

Teachers will implement iStation assessments and print benchmarking and progress monitoring data from iStation to be included in the portfolio.

 

Part 2 

Teachers will create, implement, and print the Personal Education Plan (PEP) for students who met the school district's requirements for a PEP to be included in the portfolio.

 

Part 3 

All eligible students must take the 3rd grade End of Grade test.  However, if students do not pass the End of Grade test for 3rd Grade Reading, they may be considered for a Good Cause Exemption to retention if they have a completed portfolio or other approved alternative assessment. Reading passages are the main component of Part 3 of the portfolio option.  Third grade students may be asked to complete reading passages and questions to see if they are able to apply the 3rd grade English Language Arts standards.  Part 3 of a completed portfolio will include 3 reading passages for 12 English Language Arts 3rd grade standards and answer at least 70% proficiency across the school year.  This is a total of 36 completed passages. Students must complete these passages in their classroom without help from an adult. Students will have as much time as they need to complete the passage when it is assigned.  Teachers will use this data to address student needs.  

 

Rockingham County Schools is pleased to offer our eBook program on Overdrive. Our digital collection contains over 5700 titles available for checkout. The web address for RCS’ digital library is rock.lib.overdrive.com.

 

Please see your school’s Media Specialist for login information.

Rockingham County Schools is pleased to announce that parent observer access is available for Canvas, our district Learning Management System. Students in grades 6 – 12 receive daily announcements, assignments, class resources, and grades through this online tool. 

 

To register for a parent account and become an observer in your child’s courses, please contact your school.

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

Rockingham County Schools is committed to providing a safe learning environment for your child. In effort to ensure that all students and parents understand the risks and safety precautions related to working in an online environment, we suggest using the resources provided by Common Sense Media to guide discussions with your child.

 

 

For more information regarding how your child is using technology at school, please visit Technology In the Classroom.

 

You may also want to review the RCS Technology Policy.