RRCS Parent Newsletter

Volume 1 Number 3 (May 22, 2020)

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Principal's Brief

Greetings Cougar Nation,

We pray that you all are staying safe and healthy during this pandemic. It is hard to believe that we have come to the end of another year already! This last quarter has been challenging as we navigated a new normal away from the traditional school setting. I want to thank all of you for your support, for providing spaces for students to complete assignments and be engaged with their teachers and for ensuring we stayed connected during this remote learning period. I don't believe that we have seen the last of the remote learning and I know we are more prepared as a result of this to tackle the continued challenges that this pandemic will create.

As we close out the school year, I want to share some information with you that will answer questions about report cards, graduation for the class of 2020, returning items to school, picking up instruments, picking up medications and cleaning out lockers. Please take a moment to review the information to ensure a smooth process.

We hope you all enjoy the short break from school. Right now, the county is in the process of revamping the year-round calendar. Please expect changes to the start date and end date for the 2020-2021 school year. As soon as the Board approves the revisions information will be shared with you. This of course is contingent on guidance from state and local health officials and our Board of Education.

Yours in Education,

Felix M. Keyes


Important Information/Updates

Schedule for Student Materials Collection and Pick Up

Students will be allowed to come to the school on scheduled days the week of June 1st-5th, 2020 to retrieve personal items (instruments, medications, locker clean-out) and return any materials that belong to the school (Hardback textbooks, library books, etc.) As we continue to follow social distancing guidelines and guidance from state and local health officials we are limiting the number of people on campus at one time. The following guidelines will be in place:

  • All students and parents must adhere to their assigned day in order to limit the number of persons in the building at one time.
  • Facial coverings are required and gloves are recommended.
  • We ask parents and students to maintain the required 6 ft spacing requirement while in the building.
  • Do not linger and gather in the hallways and exit the building once you are finished with the process.

The Schedule will run as follows:

Tuesday June 2nd: 6th Grade, 11th Grade and 12th Grade Students (12:00- 6:00 PM)

Wednesday June 3rd: 7th and 9th Grade Students (12:00- 6:00 PM)

Thursday June 4th: 8th and 10th Grade Students (12:00- 6:00 PM)

Friday June 5th: Any Student who missed their assigned day (Siblings in multiple grades may also come on this day. (8:30- 11:30)

Device Collection (Laptops)

Students in grades 6th-11th that borrowed a device (Chromebook) from the school for remote learning will keep these devices through the summer. Students will return their device at the beginning of the 2020-2021 school year to whatever school they are assigned. There will be opportunities for summer bridge learning to ensure students are prepared for the next level.

ONLY Seniors and students who are moving outside CCS will need to return devices to the school on their assigned day the week of June 1st-5th. Diplomas will be held if devices have not been returned.

Report Cards

Final Report Cards will be mailed on June 3rd for middle and high school students. If students have a lost book that has not been paid for, report cards will be held. (If you have a different address we will need proof of address prior to June 1st).

Students in grades 9th-11th will have the option of keeping their final numeric grade to be counted in their GPA or receive the PC19 (passing) or WC19 (not passing) grade. A form will be sent home in the report card for parents and students to sign stating their wishes for the final grade. They may choose which grades they keep and which ones they prefer the passing or failing code. These forms will need to be returned to the school during the summer or at the start of the new school year. Forms should be returned to Rangel McLaurin, HS Counselor.

Summer Feeding Sites

Cumberland County Schools will continue to offer Lunch daily through the summer via Summer Meal Feeding Sites. Summer Feeding Program will begin on June 1st. Please visit the CCS website to access Summer locations. Reid Ross is NOT a summer feeding site.

Graduation 2020

Final details concerning graduation should be finalized early next week. I will send a detailed newsletter for Senior Parents with specific information for our school early next week. Please look for this important newsletter.

Student Schedules 2020-2021

Student Schedules for the 2020-2021 school year will be mailed in late June. Information about Open House and Orientations for the new year will be sent at that time. Please make sure we have correct addresses and phone numbers so you receive this important information.