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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

1143 West Avenue, Conyers, GA 30012  (across the street from Subway).
Monday - Thursday during June 3 - July 12, 2019; Monday - Friday after July 12, 2019.
7:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. (registering parent/guardian must be present by 3 p.m.)






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






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.





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, sgreen@rockdale.k12.ga.us 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 https://dms.rockdaleschools.org or fill out registration form and return to DMS office. For more information, jtompkins@rockdale.k12.ga.us


Memorial Middle School 6th Grade, TBA.






Calendars:

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 Meals:

Menus and Prices

MySchoolBucks (cafeteria online payment)

Register online for Free and Reduced Lunch





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, www.rockdaleschools.org/infinitecampus






Athletics:

Athletic Physical Evaluation Form GHSA-PPE-4
Athletic Programs Emergency Information & Consent Form

RCHS Bulldogs Athletics Page
Rockdale County High School Privit registration instructions - Online Athletic Records account

HHS Patriots Athletics Page
Heritage High School Privit registration instructions - Online Athletic Records account

SHS Seminoles Athletics Page
Salem High School Privit registration instructions - Online Athletic Records account





Parent Handbook and Forms






Dress Code

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

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.





School Supply Lists

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

ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS:
TBA


MIDDLE SCHOOLS:
TBA


HIGH SCHOOLS:
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 Events:

Saturday, July 20, 2019

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 www.havenfellowship.org or www.facebook.com/havenfellowshipchurchconyers


Saturday, July 27, 2019

SBC Back to School
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, rjaros@sbcgrowth.church