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Your one-stop-shop for Back-to-School information for Rockdale County Public Schools in Conyers, GA.

First Day of School:
August 1, 2022

RCPS is continuing with in-person, five-days-a-week learning as the default learning option for the 2022-2023 school year.





Open House Dates:

High School Open House - July 26, 2022
Middle School Open House - July 27, 2022
Elementary School Open House - July 28, 2022

Please check your school website (CLICK HERE) for specific times.


Links for Virtual K-5 live online Virtual Open House to be posted at the Virtual K-5 website, www.rockdaleschools.org/virtual_elementary_k-5:
Date TBA






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

All returning parents/guardians must verify their contact information and sign forms in the Infinite Campus Portal annual update.

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, www.rockdaleschools.org/infinitecampus.

Your child's GTID (Georgia Testing ID) is also available in your Infinite Campus Portal.






Student Registration (online only):

Registration Information (CLICK HERE)





Calendars:

2022-23 School Year Calendar
RCPS School Year Calendars and Important Dates
Report Card Dates and Test Dates






Typical 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).





Clear Bookbag Requirements and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

Beginning with the 2022-23 school year, all bookbags (backpacks) must be clear. Students will carry their laptops in the school-issued, non-transparent laptop bag. RCPS will provide each student with one clear bookbag at the beginning of the school year. Students participating in an extracurricular activity are permitted to carry non-transparent bags to store items pertaining to their particular activity (i.e. band, athletics, etc.). Upon entry into the school, all extracurricular activity bags must be stored in lockers or designated areas. All bags are subject to search. Additionally, the maximum size for non-transparent bags that students will be permitted to carry during the school day, such as lunch kits, pencil bags and purses, will be 6” x 9”.

 CLICK HERE for more details and Frequently Asked Questions.





School Supply Lists:

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

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SUPPLY LISTS:
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 

MIDDLE SCHOOL SUPPLY LISTS:
Conyers Middle School
Davis Middle School
Edwards Middle School
Memorial Middle School

HIGH SCHOOL SUPPLY LISTS:
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.






Free School Supply Giveaway Events:

Springfield Baptist Church Back 2 School Supplies and Drive-Thru Food Pantry
Date TBA
1877 Iris Drive SE, Conyers, GA 30013
First-come, first-served.

Haven Fellowship Church Back to School Bash
Date TBA
2240 Smyrna Road SW, 
Conyers, GA
School supplies for the first 100 participants who register at www.havenfellowship.org/events/back-to-school-bash/

George Levett Sr. Funeral Home Back to School Supply Giveaway 
Date TBA
1299 Milstead Avenue, Conyers, GA 30012 
While supplies last .

Victorious Life Church Back to School Book Bag Giveaway
Date TBA
1615 Old McDonough Highway, Conyers, GA
Free school supplies, food, bounce house, more.

Rockdale County Sheriff's Office Booster Seat Giveaway
Date TBA
[email protected]

RCSO Rockdale County Community Event Back to School Backpack Giveaway
Date TBA
911 Chambers Drive, Conyers, GA 30012
Drive through event.
Child must be present to pick up backpack.

Excel Church Free Groceries to Go and School Supplies
Date TBA
1151 Flat Shoals Road SE, Conyers, GA 30012
Drive-through give-away of groceries and school supplies. First come, first served.


(If you know of school supply giveaway events that can help RCPS students, please contact [email protected])







Summer Reading Assignments, optional (Grades K-12)


Summer Math Recommendations (Grades K-12)






Transportation and School Zones:

School Zone search

Bus Route search







School Meals:

Menus and Prices

MySchoolBucks (cafeteria online payment)

Register for Free and Reduced Lunch





Athletics:

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






Directory:

School and Department addresses, phone numbers, websites





RCPS App

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:

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 with your Infinite Campus Annual Update or at your school's open house. To update your address, you must visit the RCPS Student Registration office with proof of residency.





Kindergarten Orientation:

This summer, EACH SCHOOL in RCPS is conducting Summer Programs for orientation, enrichment, and bridging (preparing students for their next grade level). Please check your school's website (CLICK HERE) and contact your school for information on summer programs.





Middle School Orientations:

CLICK HERE for information on summer Middle School Bridge programs, June 6-23, 2022 (Registration deadline May 11, 2022)