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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!

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First Day of School: July 30, 2018

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 - Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. (registering parent/guardian must be present by 3 p.m.)

* From July 23 - August 3, 2018 Student Registration will TEMPORARILY be located at the former Pine Street Elementary, 960 Pine St., Conyers, due to the increased number of families registering. Hours at 960 Pine St. are 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. (registering parent/guardian must be present by 2 p.m.) Monday - Friday.  Student Registration will move BACK to 1143 West Avenue after August 3, 2018 and remain there for the rest of the 2018-2019 school year.






Summer Reading Assignments (required for all students Grades 6th-12th. Due August 10.)






Open House Schedule:

Early Learning Center at RCA - Monday, July 23, 2018, 9-11 a.m.
9th Grade - Monday, July 23, 2018, 5-7 p.m.

Rockdale Career Academy - Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 4-7 p.m.
10th-12th Grade and Open Campus and Alpha Academy - Tuesday, July 24, 5-7 p.m.

Middle Schools - Wednesday, July 25, 2018 (check your school website or call your school for your grade level's time)

Elementary Schools - Thursday, July 26, 2018, 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.





School Supply Lists

Please check the links below or your school's website for your school's 2018-19 school supply list.

ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS:
Barksdale Elementary (PDF)  (RTF) . 
C.J. Hicks Elementary (PDF)
Flat Shoals Elementary (PDF)  (RTF)
Hightower Trail Elementary (PDF)  (RTF)
HTE Pre-K (PDF)  (RTF)
Honey Creek Elementary (PDF)  (RTF)
J.H. House Elementary
Lorraine Elementary (PDF)  (RTF)
Peek's Chapel Elementary (PDF)  (RTF)
Pine Street Elementary
Shoal Creek Elementary
Sims Elementary
SES Pre-K (PDF)  (RTF)
Early Learning Center at RCA (PDF)  (RTF)

MIDDLE SCHOOLS:
Conyers Middle School (PDF)
Gen. Ray Davis Middle School (students receive class-specific supply lists at DMS Open House, July 25, 2018, 5-7 p.m.)
Edwards Middle School
Memorial Middle School (PDF)

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 14, 2018

"Back to School Readiness & Family Fun Day"
Saturday, July 14, 2018, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Johnson Park, 1781 Ebenezer Road, Conyers GA. Held by the Rockdale NAACP and Rockdale County Parks and Recreation Department. School supply giveaway, dunk tank, bounce house, hot dogs and hamburgers, vendor showcase, and more.


Monday, July 16, 2018

"Back to School Bash"
Monday, July 16, 2018, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Conyers Middle School, 400 Sigman Road, Conyers, GA. School supply giveaway, vendor and information booths; open to the community. For more information, ltomlinson@rockdale.k12.ga.us


Saturday, July 21, 2018

"Back to School Safe and Prepared"
Saturday, July 21, 2018, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at Friendship Lodge #20, 7150 Geiger Street NW, Covington, GA. 3rd annual Back to School event held by Safe At Play. For children ages 5-12 in families receiving assistance from the Department of Human Services. Must be a resident of Newton, Rockdale, or Walton counties. To qualify for assistance, you must bring: Your most recent D.H.S. Notice of Case Action (TANF/SNAP), picture ID (Georgia Driver's License or State ID), child's birth certificate and/or proof of guardianship. First come, first served. More information at https://2018b2sp.eventbrite.com

"Community One Day"
Saturday, July 21, 2018, noon - 3 p.m. at Restoration Warehouse, 1400 Parker Rd., Conyers, GA; Discover Point Church and community groups host a backpack giveaway, food giveaway, games, and more. For more information, laurie@discoverpointchurch.com

"Back to School Bash"
Saturday, July 21, 2018, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 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


Sunday, July 22, 2018

"School Rocks Backpack Giveaway"
Sunday, July 22, 2018, 1 - 4 p.m. at Verizon TCC store, 1830 GA Highway 20 SE, Conyers, GA. Backpack giveaway, bounce house, face painting, food vendors. 220 backpacks available on first come, first served basis.


Saturday, July 28, 2018

"SBC Back 2 School Bash"
Saturday, July 28, 2018, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Springfield Baptist Church, 1877 Iris Drive SE, Conyers GA. Registration required on site; free school supplies and food; For more information, www.sbcgrowth.church


"Back to School Bash"
Saturday, July 28, 2018, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. at Voices of Faith Ministries, 1290 Sigman Road NW, Conyers GA. Voices of Faith Ministries and Rockdale County partner to host; school supply giveaway, food, music, health fair, and more. For more information, 770-278-7059 or 770-489-5850.







KinderCamp (Kindergarten Orientation) Schedule:

July 17-19, 2018, 8:30-11:30 a.m.
For students entering kindergarten at
•  CJ Hicks Elementary,
•  Hightower Trail Elementary,
•  JH House Elementary,
•  Peek's Chapel Elementary.
Other elementary schools will conduct "Kindergarten Reimagined" orientation during the first week of school. For more information, contact your school. 






Middle School Orientations:

Edwards Middle School 6th-8th Grade, June 4-7 and 11-14, 2018 (8 a.m.-1 p.m.)
Conyers Middle School 6th Grade, July 16, 2018 (10 a.m.-noon)
Davis Middle School 6th Grade, July 17, 2018 (9 a.m.-1 p.m.).






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





Calendars:

2018-19 School Year Calendar

Report Card Dates and Test Dates






Transportation and School Zones:

Transportation Website (with school zones address 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 (grades, attendance)

New parents/guardians must register for Infinite Campus Parent Portal to view grades, report cards, attendance and more. Returning parents/guardians must verify the information in their account. For more information, www.rockdaleschools.org/infinitecampus






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.