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.
Links and Resources
Rockingham County Schools utilizes the Alert Now: Connect 5 Phone Notification Service.
Your child’s school will be utilizing the Alert Now: Connect 5 service for:
Back to School
End of Grade Testing Dates
Report Card Distribution
Make Up School Day Reminder
Attendance / Absence Notification
The district will be utilizing the Alert Now:Connect 5 service for:
Weather Related Information
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!
Parents’ Guide to Student Success (listed below in English and Spanish) was developed in response to the Common Core State Standards in English language arts and mathematics that more than 40 states have adopted.
Created by teachers, parents, education experts, and others from across the country, the standards provide clear, consistent expectations for what students should be learning at each grade in order to be prepared for college and career.
The National PTA® created the guides for grades K-8 and two for grades 9-12 (one for English language arts/literacy and one for mathematics).
The Guide includes:
Key items that children should be learning in English language arts and mathematics in each grade, once the standards are fully implemented.
Activities that parents can do at home to support their child's learning.
Methods for helping parents build stronger relationships with their child's teacher.
Tips for planning for college and career (high school only).
Parent Guides - English
This guide provides an overview of what your child will learn by the end of 6th grade in mathematics and English language arts/literacy.
This guide provides an overview of what your child will learn by the end of 7th grade in mathematics and English language arts/literacy.
This guide provides an overview of what your child will learn by the end of 8th grade in mathematics and English language arts/literacy.
Guía Para Padres Para Fomentar El Éxito Escolar
Esta guía presenta un panorama general del aprendizaje que habrá adquirido su hijo en matemática y artes lingüísticas en inglés/alfabetización al terminar 6to grado.
Esta guía presenta un panorama general del aprendizaje que habrá adquirido su hijo en matemática y artes lingüísticas en inglés/alfabetización al terminar 7mo grado.
Esta guía presenta un panorama general del aprendizaje que habrá adquirido su hijo en matemática y artes lingüísticas en inglés/alfabetización al terminar 8vo grado.
Keep Up With Grades and Assignments
Download the Canvas Parent App to keep track of your child's grades and assignments.
To setup the app on your device:
Download the app from the Android or Apple store
Log in to your child's Canvas page for each class and follow the instructions in the link below:
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
RCS Dress Code
Regulation Code: 4300-R-2
We ask our students to dress in an appropriate manner for school. Clean, neat, appropriate sized, comfortable clothing, which allows students to participate in all events of school without undue concern, will be most appropriate. Reasonable consideration will be made for those students who, because of sincerely held religious beliefs, cultural heritage, or medical reasons, request in writing to the school administrator a waiver of a particular guideline for dress or appearance. Decisions of this nature will be made by the school administrator.
Clothing must be age appropriate, cannot be distracting, revealing, indecent, or vulgar. No short skirts or short shorts are allowed. Skirts and shorts must be mid-thigh.
No headgear including but not limited to hats, caps, earmuffs, bandanas, hoods, sweatbands, or sunglasses will be worn inside of the school, unless prior approval has been obtained by administration.
All tops must have a fitted arm opening. No spaghetti stringed tops are allowed. All tops must cover the waistband of the bottom garment. Upper garments must cover the midriff at all times.
Leggings must be worn with a shirt no shorter than mid-thigh.
Clothing will not be allowed which promotes alcoholic beverages, tobacco, the use of controlled substances, depicts violence, is of a sexual nature, is racially offensive, demeaning or degrading to a particular group or individual, or is disruptive in nature.
Clothing is not to be sheer or of mesh material as to the reveal the body or undergarments.
Any accessories or attire that has the potential to be used as a weapon is prohibited.
All pants must be worn and fitted at the waist.
No rips or tears of any nature above the mid-thigh should be worn.
Sleepwear is not permitted, unless prior approval has been obtained by administration.
Appropriate footwear should be worn at all times. Flip flops in the elementary school should not be worn for safety purposes.
Jewelry or body piercings that poses a health risk, safety risk or is disruptive to the learning environment is prohibited.
WRMS PTO - We need you. Click here to find out more on how to get involved.
Futures for Kids bridges the gap between the hopes and dreams of our students and the workforce development needs of our communities.
Collect box tops for our school and help us earn cash!
Please use the sheets below for collection or place box tops in a plastic bag and send them to school with your child to turn into their teacher. Send them in monthly for submission. Thanks for all you do.
Questions? Email: email@example.com
Click here for a 25 Box Top Collection Sheet
Click here for a 50 Box Top Collection Sheet
Homework Assistance Line (336) 623-3689
Rockingham County Schools’ Homework Assistance Line (“HAL”) is served by licensed teachers for students in grades
K-12. Students or parents may call and have a teacher help them work out problems or explain assignments in core and advanced subject areas.
Days / Hours of Operation:
Monday-Thursday 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm, beginning in September after Labor Day and ending one week before End-of-Grade Tests.
The Homework Assistance Line is closed every teacher workday, holiday, day before a holiday and when schools are closed or released early due to bad weather.
Middle School Resource Guide
The purpose of this research manual is to help you prepare a high quality research paper, which meets acceptable standards of organization. Not even the best writer can disguise poor research. That is why it is important to follow certain guidelines when you write a research paper.
Below are a number of resources for both students and parents.
10 Helpful Studying Tips
Another school year, another opportunity to take your education to the next level!
Realize your full academic potential this year with these 10 helpful tips:
Take good notes and attend all your classes. It sounds simple enough, but taking good notes during class will aid you during your study time.
Create a schedule for studying. Designating time for your studies keeps you in the habit of studying. You should study for at least 45 minutes everyday even if you don't have an assignment or a test for the next day.
Find a good study partner. Compare notes and ask each other questions.
Find a good study area. Areas that are clean, quiet, have good lighting and few distractions are ideal for study time.
Make the most of your study time. Plan your study time so that it is as effective and efficient as possible. Your time is precious, don't waste it!
Go over your study materials on a regular basis. By reviewing your materials on a regular basis, you won't have to worry about falling behind.
Study difficult (or your least favorite) subjects first. You are most alert when you first start studying. Use that brainpower to tackle your most difficult subjects.
Divide large amounts of study materials into smaller amounts. Studying all along will keep you from feeling overwhelmed the night before a test!
Take breaks from studying. Study 45 minutes and break 15 minutes.
Have a positive attitude! Poet Ray Eliot said it perfectly, "Success begins with a person's will, It's all in the state of mind!"
* Source: NC-HCAP Health Careers Information & Enrichment Workshop manual
PBIS = Positive Behavioral Intervention Support
Below is an overview of our PBIS Program
Rockingham County Middle School wants to provide a safe and positive learning environment for students, teachers, and staff through the implementation of Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) System. In addition, we want to reduce behavior problems that interfere with student learning. PBIS is a school-wide program that will help improve consistency in expected behaviors, resulting in students being ready and prepared to learn.
We have developed a matrix listing the behaviors we expect from all students in all areas of the school and on the school bus. This matrix is located in classrooms and other areas of the building and is also displayed prominently on a hallway bulletin board and in the cafeteria.
The PBIS Program has three tiers:
In Tier 1, core behavior expectations are taught, modeled, and reinforced by all staff in all school settings.
In Tier 2, supplemental interventions are designed for small groups of students not meeting behavioral expectations.
In Tier 3, customized interventions are designed for individuals not meeting behavior expectations.
As part of our PBIS Program, our school is participating in Rachel's Challenge. Rachel Scott was the first student killed in the Columbine High School tragedy in 1999. Inspired by Rachel's vision to create a chain reaction of kindness and compassion, this program enhances the caring and supportive learning environment of schools essential for academic achievement. Awaken the Learner motivates and inspires every learner in the educational community.
On Tuesday, January 12, 2016 Rachel's Challenge was presented to the entire student body. The presentation challenged students to look for the best in others, dream big, choose positive influences, speak with kindness and start their own chain reaction. Following the presentation, 100 students were trained to be school leaders as part of the Friends of Rachel Club (FOR Club). Club members will continue to promote the mission of Rachel's Challenge throughout the school and community. An evening presentation was also provided for parents and community members. Students and teachers pledged to accept Rachel's Challenge by signing a banner which is now displayed in the school lobby.
Clink on the links below for more information about our WRMS PBIS Programs