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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 5, 2021

Click here for Reopening 2021-22 details

RCPS is returning to in-person, five-days-a-week learning as the default learning option for the 2021-2022 school year. Families who want in-person learning do not need to do anything. For families who want virtual learning, the deadline to select virtual learning for elementary school students (grades K-5) for 2021-2022 is April 9, 2021. The deadline to select virtual learning (Rockdale Virtual Campus) for middle and high school students (grades 6-12) is May 3, 2021. The application for selecting Virtual learning is in your Infinite Campus Parent Portal. For more information about the virtual learning option, visit www.rockdaleschools.org/reopening.





Open House Schedule:

High School Open House (in-person, and online for RVC/virtual) - July 29, 2021
Middle School Open House (in-person, and online for RVC/virtual) - August 2, 2021
Elementary School Open House (in-person, and online for Virtual K-5) - August 3, 2021

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:
August 3, 2021
Kindergarten and 1st grade:  4 p.m.-5 p.m.
2nd grade and 3rd grade:  5 p.m.-6 p.m.
4th grade and 5th grade:  6 p.m.-7 p.m.






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






Student Registration (online only):

Registration Information (CLICK HERE)





Calendars:

2021-22 School Year Calendar

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).





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 Middle School Bridge programs, June 14-30, 2021 (Registration deadline May 13, 2021)






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
July 24, 2021, 10 a.m. - 12 noon
1877 Iris Drive SE, Conyers, GA 30013
First-come, first-served.

Haven Fellowship Church Back to School Bash
July 31, 2021, 9 a.m. - 10 a.m.
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 
July 31, 2021, 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
1299 Milstead Ave. Conyers GA 30012 
While supplies last .

Victorious Life Church Back to School Book Bag Giveaway
August 1, 2021, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
1615 Old McDonough Highway, Conyers, GA
Free school supplies, food, bounce house, more.

Rockdale County Sheriff's Office Booster Seat Giveaway
August 2, 2021, 6 p.m.
Registration Required (Only 40 lbs ++)
Send an email by July 23, 2021
rcso.cops@rockdalecountyga.gov
Include your name, address and phone number.
Selected recipients will be notified by RCSO and given pick up information.

RCSO Rockdale County Community Event Back to School Backpack Giveaway
August 2, 2021, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
911 Chambers Drive, Conyers, GA 30012
Drive through event.
Child must be present to pick up backpack.


(If you know of school supply giveaway events that can help RCPS students, please contact rcpsinfo@rockdale.k12.ga.us)

School Supply Drive:

CPD Back to School Supply Drive
Conyers Police Department, in partnership with Walmart, is hosting a Back to School Supply Drive. Donation boxes are located in the lobbies of the CPD at 1194 Scott Street SE, Conyers City Hall at 901 O’Kelly Street, and Walmart at 1436 Dogwood Drive, to collect classroom essentials such as pens, markers, folders, paper, general school supplies. Donations can be made now until Monday, August 2, 2021. Rockdale County Public Schools will distribute the supplies for students in schools.








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:

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.