News & Announcements

RCS Learning Program Intent Form | Middle and High Schools Only | March, 2021

Rutherford County Schools is currently operating all middle and high schools under Plan B, and students in grades 6-12 may participate in either the Hybrid Learning Program or the full-time Remote Learning Program. On Thursday, March 11, the North Carolina General Assembly and Governor enacted a new state law allowing, but not requiring, local boards of education to transition middle and high schools to Plan A for the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year. The Rutherford County Board of Education ("Board") will meet soon to review that new legislation and evaluate local middle and high school operations.

In the event that the Board transitions local middle and high schools from Plan B to Plan A, students currently participating in the Hybrid Learning Program will automatically transition to a full-time Face-To-Face Learning Program, and students participating in the full-time Remote Learning Program will remain in the full-time Remote Learning Program. 

However, we recognize that some parents may want to CHANGE their child's learning program if the Board transitions local middle and high schools from Plan B to Plan A in the coming days and weeks. Please use this questionnaire to request such a change to your child's learning program. The deadline for submitting this questionnaire is 12:00 Noon on Tuesday, March 16, 2021.

Driver's Education Class | Face-to-Face Class Offered at RS Middle School

WHO: Any student who is 14 and a half years old, or very close to that age.

WHERE: RS MIDDLE SCHOOL GYM

WHEN: MAY 18-MAY 27—Must Register by May 15

TIME: 3:30-6:30 WEEKDAYS, 8:00-2:00 on SATURDAY (NO CLASS ON SUNDAY)

HOW DO I REGISTER?:
 Visit this link to register
mtnpro.com/school-classes

NOTE: MUST BRING LAPTOP or IPAD to complete the course.

You will use the registration link to register and pay the fee for the class. Once you pay, you are in the class. If you are on the waiting list for the WRESA online course, do not worry, if you take this one you will be removed from that list.

PARENTS MUST DROP OFF STUDENTS IN BACK AT THE BASEBALL FIELD.

RCS Updated Learning Program Intent Form (March 2, 2021) | Elementary Schools

During its meeting on March 2, the Rutherford County Board of Education determined that all elementary schools will transition to Plan A for face-to-face instruction for five days a week beginning Monday, March 22, 2021. Students who are currently attending school face-to-face for two days a week under the hybrid plan will automatically transition to attending five days a week.

Under Plan A, families will continue to have the option to participate in the Full-Time Remote Learning Program. In preparation for the transition to Plan A on March 22, we are asking only the parents who wish to make a change to their child's learning program to do so by submitting a new intent form.

To indicate a change to your child’s learning program, please submit that selection by completing this form, or by calling your child’s school, no later than 5:00 pm on Friday, March 5, 2021.

RCS Inclement Weather Announcement: Remote Learning Day | Thursday, February 18, 2021

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for Rutherford County and surrounding areas. A winter storm approaching our area overnight tonight is expected to produce significant ice accumulations on area roadways, trees, and power lines through mid- to late-morning tomorrow. Dangerous travel conditions and downed trees and power lines are likely.
In anticipation of those conditions, Rutherford County Schools will observe a remote learning day for all students at all grade levels, and an Optional Teacher Workday for all school system employees, on Thursday, February 18. Eligible employees who face hazardous travel conditions tomorrow are authorized to telework pursuant to policies 7503 and 7550. Eligible employees who elect to telework tomorrow should promptly communicate with their immediate supervisors regarding those arrangements.

RCS Inclement Weather Announcement: Two Hour Delay | Monday, February 8, 2020

Following the winter storm that affected our region this weekend, our school transportation team has identified isolated patches of black ice on roads within our county, along with some roads where lanes have been narrowed by downed trees. Rutherford County Schools will operate on a two-hour delay today in order to provide school bus and other drivers the benefit of sunlight and improved visibility as they travel along area roadways this morning.

PUBLIC NOTICE: SOLICITATION OF SEALED BIDS

Pursuant to G.S. §160A-268, the Rutherford County Board of Education (the “Board”) is seeking sealed bids for the sale of personal property, consisting of approximately 9,935 used electronic devices and associated accessories. Bids shall be submitted in response to that Request for Proposals (RFP) posted on the Board’s website at www.rcsnc.org. In addition to an acceptable purchase offer, the successful bidder will provide references and demonstrate capability to fulfill the requirements stated in the RFP.

Potential bidders may ask questions or seek clarifications to the RFP by writing to Mr. Mike Thompson, Director of Technical Services, and Mrs. Kim Carpenter, Chief Technology Officer at the address below or via email to rcstechrfp@rcsnc.org. All proposals must be received at the address below by 3:00 p.m. on Friday, February 19, 2021. Faxed or emailed bids will not be accepted. One hard copy of your response to the RFP should be mailed or delivered in a sealed opaque envelope clearly addressed to:

Rutherford County Schools
Attention: Kim Carpenter
382 West Main Street
Forest City, NC 28043
RE: RFP- Technology Equipment

Final award will be made by the Board in early March. Final terms and conditions will be specified upon award. The Board reserves the right to accept or reject any proposal submitted.

RCS 2021-2022 School Calendar | Stakeholder Feedback Survey

Rutherford County Schools (RCS) is conducting this survey to gather input about the 2021-2022 school calendar. Due to state calendar law changes, the 2021-2022 Balanced Calendar adopted by the Rutherford County Board of Education in March, 2020, must be revised to comply with new calendar requirements. In December, the Board reviewed three calendar models.

The Board values stakeholder feedback. Please provide your feedback by completing this survey by 11:59 PM on Tuesday, January 5, 2021. The Board will use these survey results, along with other information, to inform calendar development for the upcoming school year.

Inclement Weather Notice | Friday, December 18, 2020

Black ice formed overnight on several roads, bridges, and overpasses across our area, creating hazardous travel conditions that will persist until temperatures rise above freezing after 9:00 AM this morning. Rutherford County Schools will observe a remote learning day for all students at all grade levels today. Today's exams for high school students will be rescheduled, and our high schools will directly communicate specific details about those adjustments to their students and families.

Rutherford County Schools will observe an Optional Teacher Workday for all school system employees today. Eligible employees who face hazardous travel conditions this morning are authorized to telework pursuant to policies 7503 and 7550. Eligible employees who elect to telework today should promptly communicate with their immediate supervisors regarding those arrangements.
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