News & Announcements

Parent Interest Survey | High School Student Vaccinations

Rutherford County Schools is attempting to gather feedback on the interest level of parents should COVID-19 vaccinations be made available to high school students on a school campus. Currently Covid-19 vaccinations are ONLY approved for children 16-18 years old. However, we are anticipating the release of new guideline approval for younger children in the coming weeks. Please complete this short survey to share your feedback.

RCS Application for Participation in Remote Learning Program | 2021-2022

As required by State law and public health guidance, Rutherford County Schools provided a remote learning program during the 2020-2021 school year. At this time, it is unclear whether State law and public health guidance will continue to require a remote learning program during the 2021-2022 school year. However, Rutherford County Schools is preparing for the possibility of a remote learning program by collecting applications for participation. A final decision about the actual availability of a remote learning program is subject to applicable State guidance.

Rutherford County Schools will accept applications from Monday, May 10, through Friday, May 28. A separate application must be submitted for each child seeking admission to the remote learning program.

Applicants will be notified of their tentative admission status, pending applicable State guidance, by Monday, June 14.

To apply online, please visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JYRL7W2.

RCS Wins NC Blue Ribbon Awards for Public Relations Excellence

The North Carolina School Public Relations Association (NCSPRA) has honored Rutherford County Schools for excellence in communications. RCS earned a total of 8 Blue Ribbon Awards for outstanding and effective communication. NCSPRA presented the awards to Ritchie Garland, director of marketing and community relations and Arianna Edwards, marketing intern, during a virtual ceremony on February 5, 2021.

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.
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