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Back to School 101


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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 1, 2022

RCPS is continuing with in-person, five-days-a-week learning as the default learning option for the 2022-2023 school year.





Open House Dates:

High School Open House - July 26, 2022
Middle School Open House - July 27, 2022
Elementary School Open House - July 28, 2022

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






Infinite Campus Parent Portal (Forms, Information Verification, Grades):

REQUIRED ANNUAL UPDATE: All returning parents/guardians must verify their contact information and sign forms (Annual Update) in the Infinite Campus Portal. Students will not receive a school-issued laptop/device until the Annual Update is completed.

Forms are signed online in the Infinite Campus Portal.

New parents/guardians must register for Infinite Campus Portal to sign forms (Annual Update), view grades, report cards, attendance and more. For directions on how to set up your account and more information, www.rockdaleschools.org/infinitecampus. Students will not receive a school-issued laptop/device until the Annual Update is completed.

Your child's GTID (Georgia Testing ID) is also available in your Infinite Campus Portal.






Student Registration (online only):

Registration Information (CLICK HERE)

KDOW/RCPS Immunizations for School and Back to School Bash - July 23, 2022, 10AM-2PM at Rockdale Career Academy (CLICK HERE)






Calendars:

2022-23 School Year Calendar
RCPS School Year Calendars and Important Dates
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).





Clear Bookbag Requirements and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

Beginning with the 2022-23 school year, all bookbags (backpacks) carried by students in Grades 1-12 must be clear. Clear bookbags are optional for Pre-kindergarten and Kindergarten students this year. Students will carry their laptops in the school-issued, non-transparent laptop bag. RCPS will provide each student with one clear bookbag at the beginning of the school year. Students participating in an extracurricular activity are permitted to carry non-transparent bags to store items pertaining to their particular activity (i.e. band, athletics, etc.). Upon entry into the school, all extracurricular activity bags must be stored in lockers or designated areas. All bags are subject to search. Additionally, the maximum size for non-transparent bags that students will be permitted to carry during the school day, such as lunch kits, pencil bags and purses, will be 6” x 9”.

 CLICK HERE for more details and Frequently Asked Questions.





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:

Rockdale Parks and Rec Back to School Jam at Johnson Park Recreational Center
Saturday, July 16, 2022, 1:00 p.m. - 5 p.m.
1781 Ebenezer Rd SW, Conyers, GA 30094
For more information contact [email protected]


KDOW/RCPS Immunizations for School and Back to School Bash 
Saturday, July 23, 2022, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Rockdale Career Academy, 1064 Culpepper Dr., Conyers, GA 30094
Resources include immunizations for school, wellness visits and medical services, help with Student Registration, free haircuts, food pantry, clothing closet, face painting and more. To register for immunizations and medical services, visit https://bit.ly/3yjJyRo


Springfield Baptist Church Back 2 School Supplies and Drive-Thru Food Pantry
Saturday, July 23, 2022, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
1877 Iris Drive SE, Conyers, GA 30013
First-come, first-served.
For more information www.sbcgrowth.church


Voices of Faith Back to School Giveaway 
Saturday, July 23, 2022, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
1290 Sigman Rd. Conyers, GA 30012


RCSO Back to School Bash at Johnson Park
Tuesday, August 2, 2022, 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 
1781 Ebenezer Rd SW, Conyers GA 30094
For more information call (404) 655-0559 or 
email [email protected],  
jova'[email protected]


(If you know of school supply giveaway events that can help RCPS students, please contact [email protected])







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:

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 with your Infinite Campus Annual Update or at your school's open house. To update your address, you must visit the RCPS Student Registration office with proof of residency.





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 summer Middle School Bridge programs, June 6-23, 2022 (Registration deadline May 11, 2022)