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.

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Links and Resources

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Alert Now

Rockingham County Schools utilizes the Alert Now: Connect 5 Phone Notification Service.

Click here for RMS Weekly Alert Now Transcripts.

 

​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!

 
 
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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.

Mrs. Collins 7th Grade Social Studies

 

 
 
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Be There

Be There is a multimedia campaign designed to inspire families to become more involved in their children's education.

 

The Idea Behind the Be There Campaign –

Constant inspirational reminders to Be There for children that will change behaviors and make connecting with children the new norm throughout our nation.

 

Be There Goals:

•  To improve student achievement through increased family involvement.

•  To align parent activities with state/district goals.

•  To support educators by making it easier for parents to become effective partners.

•  To show families that simple, easy connections with children make a huge difference.

 

For more information about Be There, visit their website at www.bethere.org

 
Learn to Read

RMS Grading Practices

  • Grades Reflect Actual Learning

    • Students are given the opportunity to complete missing assignments until the end of the nine-week grading period.

  • Homework Should be Formative in Nature

    • Purpose of practice for mastery - previously taught skills, standards-based

  • Consistent Weighting for Course Assignments

    • Common grading practices are expected across courses and grade levels

  • Communication of Grading Practices to Students and Families

    • Timely entry to PS

    • Interims go home with all students each nine weeks

    • Parent contact for students that are receiving a D/F in the course or have excessive missing assignments

 

 
 
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PBIS

PBIS = Positive Behavioral Intervention Support

Click to view:

RMS's PBIS School Wide Expectations  

New PBIS Matrix

 

PBIS is a framework for creating and sustaining effective school-wide behavior system. Shifting the focus to prevention minimizes behavioral problems and increases academic time for students. When this type of system is fully in place: 

  • Staff are more consistent in their expectations and actions.

  • Students and staff are positively recognized for demonstrating expectations.

  • Families and the community know these expectations.

  • A more positive relationship exists between and among staff and students.

  • Focus is on an educational approach to teaching, modeling and acknowledging expectations.

 

Providing predictability, stability, clear limits, consistency, and routine helps create safe learning environments. Structure helps children develop internal control and self-discipline by organizing their world and providing age-appropriate opportunities for them to make their own positive decisions.