RCE Family Update

10.3.21 - #RCEfamily


What a great time of year! We have just a few updates to share with you.

The last update focused on our Covid numbers and procedures. Since the late August/early September peak, positive cases have dropped by 88%. While we still have positives, you are doing a great job keeping your children at home and having them tested when they don't feel well. Please continue to be safe outside of school!

Water Bottles:

We encourage students to bring a water bottle with them each day. We have several water bottle fillers around the school. If your child would like a water bottle, the National Guard has donated some, and they're in Mr. Culpepper's office.


These are an essential school supply for students as they work and learn on their Chromebooks. We have some available at school, but not nearly enough for everyone. Wired earbuds can be purchased for less than $10, and we encourage students to bring a pair from home.

School Starts @ 8:30am:

If you don't make it by 8:30am, please pull around to the front office to sign in.

Christmas Help:

If you are interested in sponsoring a student for Christmas or if you need assistance, please contact our Guidance office at (864) 397-4200.


The PSAT will be given to 8th grade students who have signed up and paid, on Wednesday, 10/13. Students will need to bring a calculator and a #2 pencil.

Please scroll down for other important dates and information. If you need anything at all, please don't hesitate to call (864) 397-4200 or e-mail me anytime!

Thomas Preisig


RC Edwards Middle

Important Dates for October

Monday, 10/11 - No School

Tuesday, 10/12 - Teacher In-service - No School

Wednesday, 10/13 - 5:30pm - RCE football home vs. Gettys - Go Lime Green - Mental Health Awareness game (see below). Wear lime green to school and to the game in the evening.

Friday, 10/15 - PICTURE DAY (see form below)

Monday, 10/18 - Report Cards go home!

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Covid Testing Locations

Please do not send your RCE student to school with any Covid symptoms. Below are links to local Covid testing sites.

Pickens County COVID Testing - Nettles Park conducts daily testing through Clemson University

SCDHEC Testing Locations

Keep your child out of school pending the results of a Covid test. Let our school nurse, Kristen Osborne, know if you get a positive result - kristenosborne@pickens.k12.sc.us or call 397-4207.

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New SDPC Communication App

If you haven't already, make sure that you download the new SDPC App to get the most up-to-date information for SDPC and RCE.

My School Bucks Online Payments

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

Free and Reduced Lunch Application

Even though all meals are free for the 2021-2022 School Year, there are other financial supports available to familes who qualify for meal assistance. Families must reapply each year to receive this opportunity. Only one entry needed per family.

Yearbook Order Form

This year will be asking all families interested in buying a Yearbook to please go to the Josten's website to make this purchase. A limited quantity of Yearbooks will be for sale on the day of Yearbook distribution. Reserve your copy in advance!

Schoology Parent Resources

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

Student Handbook

This is an excellent resource regarding student policies and procedures for our school for the 2021-2022 school year!