RCE Update for Families

May 2018

Sprint to the Finish

April is almost in the books and May is just around the corner. This school year has flown by thanks in large part to the awesome students on our campus. There are still a lot of opportunities to see the talent of our students on campus beginning this week with our Strings students on Tuesday evening in the DHS Auditorium and next week on May 8 for our Band program as they perform at SWU. Both of these events start at 7PM and you are highly encouraged to see these groups in their final performances of the year. Also, check out the announcements below for Spring Practices beginning in May for our Football and Volleyball teams. Last, but not least, our Community Awards Night will take place on May 14. Students who will be receiving awards will receive letters inviting them to the awards program on April 30.

Please check out the update below related to our testing dates for 6th and 7th Grades. We apologize in advance for updating when some of our standardized tests are given, but our AITS Department feels much better about us not having wifi issues if we only test 2 grade levels per day instead of school-wide. Please note that our 8th Grade testing dates did not change.

This issue of our RCE Update for Families will be our final update for this school year. Our hope is that this electronic newsletter has helped to keep you informed about the events happening at RCE. Feel free to pass along feedback about how we can better communicate with families about what is happening on our campus.

Star Wars Day at RCE on Friday, May 4th!

In a galaxy far far away there is a Star Wars Day at RCE. Everyone is encouraged to wear their favorite Star Wars t-shirt or dress as their favorite Star Wars character at school on Friday, May 4th. Masks will not be permitted because we want to see who the force is strong with! Best student outfits will be recognized on Friday during all lunches. Let the force guide you as you plan for Friday. May the 4th be with you!
Student Announcements

Click to see the scrolling announcements that your student sees during the day.

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Chromebook Update

As we prepare to being end of year testing this month, it is important that every student has a functional and charged device. Throughout the month of April, over 100 devices were sent off for repairs. We have just a small handful of students still awaiting replacements this week. Please remind your student to take care of their device in the weeks ahead and to charge it each night. If your student has lost his/her device, please encourage him/her to tell an administrator. The charge for a lost Chromebook is $240, and replacement chargers cost $27. This money can be paid in the main office.

If you have any questions about using Schoology at home or regarding internet security options, please checkout the links below, which provide a wealth of information.

Schoology Parent Resources

These documents provide information about creating an account, adding students to existing accounts, and setting up your parent account in Schoology.

Securly Information

Beginning October 11, 2017, you can receive a weekly email from Securly.com that will show you a preview of your child’s online activity. Click here for details!

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Afterschool Drop-in Tutoring & Archery Club

We are very excited about our RCE After-School Tutoring offered free of charge to all students of any grade level afterschool Tuesdays & Thursdays until 5 PM. Free snacks are provided and certified teachers are available to help students specifically in Math and ELA. Students also have an opportunity to participate in our Archery Club during this time. The last day is Thursday, May 10th! If you have any questions, please call the Main Office at 397-4200.
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Excuse Reminder

Families, please remember that per South Carolina laws regarding student attendance, that notes/excuses are to be turned in within 3 days of returning to campus. Also please make sure you pay attention to the return date written on excuses that a doctor writes for your student. Staff at the Front Desk are required to check the return date on medical excuses to insure students are returning when the doctor has given permission for the student to return to school.
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My School Bucks Online Payments

Set up an account to be able to pay fees for things at RCE.

RCE Bell Schedules

Access this document to see our regular schedule along with several modified schedules that may be used during the year.