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 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 be located at the former Pine Street Elementary, 960 Pine St., Conyers, due to increased number of families registering. Hours at 960 Pine St. are 7:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. Monday - Friday.

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

Open House Schedule:

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

Rockdale Career Academy - Tuesday, July 24, 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, 5-7 p.m.

Elementary Schools - Thursday, July 26, 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 17-19, 8:30-11:30 a.m.
For students entering kindergarten at
•  CJ Hicks Elementary,
•  Hightower Trail Elementary,
•  JH House Elementary,
•  Peek's Chapel Elementary,
•  Pine Street 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.).

School Supply Lists

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

Conyers Middle School
Gen. Ray Davis Middle School (students receive class-specific supply lists at DMS Open House, July 24, 5-7 p.m.)
Edwards Middle School
Memorial Middle School

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.


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


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)

ALL (new and returning) parents/guardians must register this year to access Infinite Campus Parent Portal and view grades, attendance and more. 

Parent Handbook and Forms

Dress Code

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.

Free School Supply Events:

Saturday,  July 15, 2017

“Health Fair & Family Fun Day”
10 a.m.- 2 p.m. July 15 at JP Carr Services Center, 977 Taylor Street, Conyers, GA.  Free hearing/vision/dental services for school registration, free school supplies. Oakhurst Medical Centers & partnering agencies. 404-298-8998 ext. 1712.

Saturday,  July 22, 2017

 “Day of Connections”
8 a.m. - 11 a.m. July 22 at Rockdale Career Academy, 1064 Culpepper Drive, Conyers, GA.  Free school supplies and services. No registration required but proof of residency in Rockdale County is required. Rockdale County Sheriff's Office and Rockdale Coalition for Children and Families, 770-761-9244.

“SBC Back 2 School Bash & Food Distribution”
9 a.m. - 1 p.m. July 22 at Springfield Baptist Church, 1877 Iris Drive SE, Conyers GA.  Registration required, on site, free school supplies and food.

Sunday,  July 23, 2017

"Bookbag Extravaganza"
11:45 a.m. July 23 at Life Abundantly Church, 2826 Ga. Highway 20 SE. First 100 children will receive a free bookbag.

"Backpack Giveaway"
 1-4 p.m. July 23 at Verizon Wireless store, operated by TCC, 1830 Ga. Highway 20 SE. First 200 children will receive a backpack filled with school supplies. 

 “Family Fun & Book Bag Giveaway”
3 p.m. - 7 p.m. July 23 at Gregory B. Levett and Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory Inc., 1999 Hwy 138 SE, Conyers, GA. Free bookbags for the first 400 children. 770-285-6673.