Back to School 101

Your one-stop-shop for Back-to-School information at Rockdale County Public Schools in Conyers, GA. We can't wait to see you in the new school year!

First Day of School: July 29, 2019

School Year Student Hours:

Elementary Schools,  7:35 a.m. - 2:10 p.m. 
Middle Schools,  8:45 a.m. - 3:55 p.m. 
High Schools,  8:05 a.m. - 3:05 p.m. 
Non-Traditional Schools (check with school).

Student Registration (New students or returning students with NEW ADDRESSES must come to the Student Registration Office):

Registration Information Page

Registration Required Documents 
(Documentos Requeridos para registrar un estudiante nuevo

Hours:  8 a.m. - 3 p.m. Monday - Friday

Location (July 22 - August 2, 2019):  Rockdale Career Academy (back of building), 1064 Culpepper Drive SW, Conyers, GA (to accommodate increased number of families).

Location after August 2, 2019: 1143 West Avenue, Conyers, GA.

To avoid the back to school rush, please register your child or your new address as soon as possible.

Infinite Campus Parent Portal (Forms, Information Verification, Grades)

All returning parents/guardians must verify their contact information in the Infinite Campus Portal.

Forms are signed online in the Infinite Campus Portal.

New parents/guardians must register for Infinite Campus Portal to sign forms, view grades, report cards, attendance and more. For directions on how to set up your account and more information,

Summer Reading Assignments (required for all students Grades 6th-12th)


2019-20 School Year Calendar

Report Card Dates and Test Dates

Transportation and School Zones:

School Zone search

Bus Route search

MyStop (bus route tracking app)

School Supply Lists:

Please check the links below or your school's website for your school's school supply list.

Barksdale Elementary
C.J. Hicks Elementary
Flat Shoals Elementary
Hightower Trail Elementary
Honey Creek Elementary
J.H. House Elementary
Lorraine Elementary
Peek's Chapel Elementary
Pine Street Elementary 
Shoal Creek Elementary 
Sims Elementary 


For high schools and non-traditional schools, check with your school and attend Open House night (see dates above) for class-specific supplies and reading assignments.

School Meals:

Menus and Prices

MySchoolBucks (cafeteria online payment)

Register online for Free and Reduced Lunch


Athletic Physical Evaluation Forms, Emergency Information & Consent Forms, High School Athletics Pages, Student Athletic Aide Program, and more.

Parent Handbook and Forms

Dress Code

Please check with your school for school-specific dress guidelines.

Attendance Protocol


School and Department addresses, phone numbers, websites


Receive notifications, view event calendars, job opportunities and more. On Google Play and Apple's App Store, search "RCPS" or "Rockdale County Schools"

School Messenger:

Due to changes in regulations, parents/guardians now do not need to do an additional registration in order to receive informational phone calls and messages from your school. Calls will be sent to the primary phone number you submitted to the school when you enrolled.  You will be able to update your phone number and email address during your school's open house. To update your address, you must visit the RCPS Student Registration office with proof of residency.

KinderCamp (Kindergarten Orientation) Schedule:

July 16-18, 2019, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. For students entering kindergarten at:

• CJ Hicks Elementary
• JH House Elementary
• Peek's Chapel Elementary
• DL Sims Elementary
(*extended hours only on Tuesday, July 17th at SES, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. )

Other elementary schools will conduct school-specific orientation activities. For more information, contact your school.

Students entering Kindergarten who did NOT attend Georgia Pre-K can attend a tuition-free 6-week summer transition program at:
•  Discovery Point, 2250 Ebenezer Road, Conyers, GA, 770-918-1888.
•  Destiny Starr Academy, 2525 GA Highway 20 NE, Conyers, GA, 770-602-9911.
(Classes limited to 16 students per class) 

Middle School Orientations:

Edwards Middle School 6th-8th Grade, Summer Acceleration Camp,
June 3-6 and June 10-13, 2019, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Lunch provided. Reading/language arts and math topics, to prepare students for success in the upcoming school year; all students invited, priority to students considered at-risk. For more, or 770-483-3255.  

Conyers Middle School 6th Grade, Bulldogs Day Camp
July 18, 2019, 10 a.m.-noon.  Cost $25, can pay at the door.

Davis Middle School 6th Grade, Golden Eagles Day Camp
July 16, 2019, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.  Cost $20, can pay at the door (includes lunch and T-shirt).
Register online at or fill out registration form and return to DMS office. For more information,

Memorial Middle School 6th Grade, TBA.

Open House Schedule:

Friday, July 19, 2019:
Early Learning Center at RCA - 9-11 a.m.

Monday, July 22, 2019:
9th Grade - 5-7 p.m.

Tuesday, July 23, 2019:
Rockdale Career Academy - 4-7 p.m.
10th-12th Grade and Open Campus and Alpha Academy - 5-7 p.m.

Wednesday, July 24, 2019:
Middle Schools - 4:30-7 p.m. check your school website for grade-specific times.

Thursday, July 25, 2019:
Elementary Schools - 5-7 p.m.

Parents/guardians are strongly encouraged to attend your school's Open House. You will be able to meet your child's teachers and receive important information to help your child successfully start the new school year.

Free School Supply Events:

Tuesday, July 3, 2019

Kroger Teacher Supply Give Away
Tuesday, July 3, 2019, 10 a.m. until supplies run out, at Infinite Energy Arena, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth, GA. Kroger is giving metro-Atlanta area teachers free school supplies. Must bring school ID. Each teacher will receive one reusable bag they can fill with $30 worth of school supplies.

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Boyz To Men of Honor Back to School Fun Day
Saturday, July 13, 2019, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., at Pine Log Park, 1451 Pine Log Road, Conyers, GA. School supply and book bag giveaway, bounce house, food, 3-on-3 tournament. For more information, 404-749-6567.

Salem Christian Church & Rockdale County Back to School Bash
Saturday, July 13, 2019, 11 a.m., at 3130 Salem Road, Conyers, GA. School supply and bookbag giveaway, food.  For more information, or 770-679-9327.

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Haven Fellowship Church Back to School Bash

Saturday, July 20, 2019, 4-6 p.m. at Haven Fellowship Church, 2240 Smyrna Road, Conyers, GA.  School supply giveaway, celebration hosted by Haven Fellowship Church.  Open to the community.  For more information, 770-860-0473 or or

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Springfield Baptist Church Back to School Bash
Saturday, July 27, 2019, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. noon, at Springfield Baptist Church, Worship Center, 1877 Iris Drive SE, Conyers, GA. School supply giveaway, educational resource fair, program, games for families. Registration required and opens 9 a.m. For more information,

Voices of Faith Back to School Bash
Saturday, July 27, 2019, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., at Voices of Faith, 1290 Sigman Road, Conyers, GA 30012. School supply giveaway (while supplies last), health screenings, food, bounce houses. For more information, 678-374-5040.

Saturday, August 3, 2019

Elizabeth Baptist Church Back to School Rally

Saturday, August 3, 2019, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., 12 p.m., at Elizabeth Baptist Church, 1437 Ga. Highway 138, Conyers, GA. School supply giveaway, program, games. Register at  

(If you know of school supply giveaway events that can help RCPS students, please contact