RCS Response to Covid-19: Historical
Please not that some of this information could be outdated:
COVID-19 Historical Information Posted On Website Prior to 01-01-2021:
Child Care Survey: Our Safe Return to Learn!
Rockingham County Schools will start the school year on August 17, 2020 on a remote learning plan (Plan C). We understand that child care for your child or children is of the utmost importance. We have created a survey that we hope you will complete for us in order to better provide you with the resources you need to make informed decisions. The survey is available to you on each school’s website and on the RCS website. We hope you will take the time to complete the survey before July 30, 2020. Please see the School Aged Child Care Infographic here that provides you with information about licensed child care centers in each of our school zones. RCS also provides a Kid’s Companion School Aged Child Care Program at 7 of the school system’s elementary schools.
If you are an RCS Parent Survey, please complete this child care survey here: RCS Parent/Guardian Child Care Survey
If you are a RCS Staff Member, please complete this survey if you need child care here: RCS Staff Child Care Survey.
Back to School Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
If anyone has any questions, you may place your questions here at this survey! We encourage you to place your questions here and we will update the “Frequently Asked Questions” here so that we can keep you up-to-date! Click here for the FAQ document for anwers to the questions! If you want to add questions to this document, please complete this survey and we will answer your question and update this once a week! Thank you for your support!
July 16, 2020 Our Safe Return to Learn Update!
Our RCS Board of Education met tonight at 5:00 p.m. on July 16, 2020. After reviewing Governor Cooper's Decision
to place all students on Plan B, with careful consideration and thought the Board of Education voted to extend
remote learning (Plan C) for safety for students and staff. This decision to move to Plan C is permitted through the
Governor's Office and this will be extended for five weeks beginning August 17, 2020. This means remote learning
would be in place for all students through September 18, 2020. Dillard Academy is currently on remote learning and
will continue to stay on remote learning through September 18, 2020. In addition, all other schools will be on remote
learning through September 18, 2020. Thank you for your support as we navigate these challenging times. We will
provide more updates as we have them.
Back to School Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Breaking News!July 14, 2020
Today Governor Cooper issued a joint statement with the NC Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS), the NC State Board of Education (NCSBE) and the NC Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI), announcing, the state is moving forward with recommending the implementation of Plan B for reopening schools. RCS will have more information as soon as possible. Please read our RCS Return to Learn Guidebook by clicking here.
RCS PLAN B is: AA Wednesday No School for Cleaning BB all siblings will be on the same day - you will know if your child is an AA (Monday/Tuesday or BB Thursday/Friday) at a later date.
Breaking News! July 13, 2020
Governor Cooper's office has reported to news media that he will give an update on COVID-19 in North Carolina and plans for K-12 public schools during his briefing tomorrow (Tuesday; 07-14-20). The update is scheduled for 3:00 p.m.! We will update you as we have more information! Thank you!
Our Safe Return To Learn Update! July 13, 2020
The Rockingham County Schools Board of Education met today, July 13, 2020 and approved “Our Safe Return To Learn Plan” for re-opening RCS schools! RCS Guide for our Safe Return to Learn: Re-Engage! Re-Connect! Re-Ignite! provides our plan to ensure a safe and successful 2020-2021 school year. You may find more details about this plan by visiting this link or “Our Safe Return To Learn” google page here: https://bit.ly/RCS-Safe-Return! RCS is proactive and prepared as we await the Governor’s announcement and decision for re-opening schools in North Carolina. Thank you for your support! Thank you to each of the stakeholders for the input and feedback that you have and will continue to provide! We appreciate your time and effort as we work to plan our school year together!
If anyone has any questions, you may place your questions here at this survey! We encourage you to place your questions here and we will update the “Frequently Asked Questions” here so that we can keep you up-to-date! Click her for the FAQ document. If you want to add questions to this document, please complete this survey and we will answer your question and update this once a week! Thank you for your support!
Athletics Update! July 13, 2020
The Rockingham County Schools Board of Education and RCS Leadership team met today to discuss the re-entry presentation of athletics and high school volunteer summer workouts (Phase I). After review, the RCS Board of Education voted to allow high school volunteer summer workouts for FALL SPORTS only effective July 14th. Phase I guidelines are provided by the NCHSAA (North Carolina High School Athletic Association). We are excited for our students to return and we cannot wait to see them! You may find more details about safety protocols by visiting this link or “Our Safe Return To Learn” google page here: https://bit.ly/RCS-Safe-Return ! Thank you!
Back to School 2020! UPDATE! July 1, 2020
Governor Cooper made an announcement today to delay making a decision as to whether NC schools are on Plan A, Plan B, or Plan C. Governor Cooper also shared that any school that is a year around school and starting soon will need to begin the school year working remotely.
The RCS Re-Entry Team has been working very hard in planning for all three options (Plan, A, Plan B, and Plan C). We have obtained feedback from students, teachers, and our community. A vision, action plan, goals, and a task list are certainly important, but the reality is this- we know that the most important thing is what we are doing everyday which is working to keep our children and staff safe and to give our students the most optimal learning experience we can in an environment that keeps them safe physically and emotionally. We are the #TheChoiceThatRocks! Thank you so much for your support as we navigate these uncharted waters.
BREAKING NEWS June 30, 2020:
Governor Roy Cooper was expected to announce Wednesday (July 1st) what schools will look like in North Carolina this fall (Plan A, Plan B, Plan C). However, his office said Tuesday night (06-30-2020) he will not make an announcement on how statewide K-12 public schools would open. We will let you know when we have more information.
RCS Back to School 2020! Re-Engage! Re-Connect! Re-Ignite!
Important Information to know before July 1st!
We are excited to provide you information about Back to School 2020! Re-Engage! Re-Connect! Re-Ignite! Our district will provide you updated information on Thursday nights (once a week) on Back to School 2020 beginning July 2, 2020! We have been working hard on getting input from students, staff, parents, and the community about our return to school in Fall 2020! Governor Cooper has provided guidance on three possible plans, one of which NC schools will be required to follow. On July 1st, the Governor will announce the required plan for all NC schools! Please visit www.rock.k12.nc.us for an infographic and link for more information about our safe return to learn.
NC State education and health officials are considering several options for reopening schools in August. They are divided into three categories:
Plan A would reopen schools with minimal social distancing and would be implemented if COVID-19 metrics continue to stabilize or move in a positive direction.
Plan B would require moderate social distancing and 50 percent student capacity in school buildings. This plan would require us to find a way to modify our schedule so that no more than half our students are in the school building at any given time. We would need to implement face to face staggered days with some remote learning from home.
Plan C means there is a significant spread of COVID-19. It would close in-person learning entirely and would require our district to implement remote learning for all students.
RCS wants to provide options for our families no matter what plan is selected by the Governor on July 1st. Therefore, we have a Virtual Learning Option Application (click here) for families that you may complete now if you are interested in registering for a virtual learning option no matter what option the Governor’s office announces on July 1st. If you are interested in this option: please visit our website at www.rock.k12.nc.us and Facebook page for the survey!
Thank you for your support as we all work together as a team to make the new school year a safe return to learn so that we can Re-Engage! Re-Connect! Re-Ignite!
Para mas información visite nuestra pagina web: www.rock.k12.nc.us or visite web:
Important RCS Transportation Survey- Due Friday, July 1
Rockingham County Schools is in the process of collecting transportation plans from our families so we can prepare how best to serve you as we make plans to return to school for the 2020-2021 school year.
You will be receiving a transportation survey from your school principal. This survey is for ALL students, regardless if bus transportation is needed. It can also be accessed at the following link: RCS Transportation Request Survey
Due to COVID-19 social distancing requirements, Rockingham County Schools is encouraging families to utilize and consider other transportation options before bus transportation is requested. However, if you are in need of bus transportation it will be provided. We ask that one form be completed for each child living in your home that attends a Rockingham County School. Please complete the RCS Transportation Request Survey by Friday, July 1, 2020.
Please contact your child's school if you have any questions.
Kindergarten Registration for 2020-2021:
Due to the school closure for COVID - 19, school offices will be open from 10:00-2:00 on Mondays for parents to pick up kindergarten registration materials to complete. You may contact your school office on Mondays beginning April 13th (April 20th for Dillard Academy) if you have specific questions.