RCPS Community Partnerships

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Community partners were welcomed by this sign to the first Community Engagement Forum held at Turner Ashby High School on October 11, 2019. Participants heard from Dr. Oskar Scheikl about the direction of RCPS, enjoyed a locally-grown lunch catered by the TAHS FFA, and then met in small groups to discuss ways to partner to benefit RCPS students.

What are "Community Partnerships" in RCPS?

There are literally hundreds of community partnerships in Rockingham County Public Schools. Individual schools develop and maintain valuable partnerships and the school system as a whole does as well.

RCPS has partnerships with:

*businesses and corporations

*non-profit agencies

*educational institutions

*civic groups

*faith-based organizations

*community foundations

*government agencies

*benevolent and philanthropic individuals and families

*others

What is the purpose of a Community Partnership in RCPS?

To partner with us to enhance our ability to achieve our vision, mission, and goals concerning

the education and welfare of our students and families.

What kinds of Community Partnerships are there in RCPS?

Community Partnerships can serve different kinds of functions. Here is a link to a document that gives examples of three "levels" of partnership involvement in RCPS. Each level is as valued as another - they just serve different purposes.

Click here to see the Community Partnership Categories

How can I become a Community Partner of RCPS or a school in Rockingham County?

Please contact the building principal of the school you would like to partner with, or call Rockingham County Public Schools' Community Engagement Coordinator, David Burchfield, at 564-3207 for more information.
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The United Way of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County is a vital Community Partner of Rockingham County Public Schools. In this picture, Superintendent Dr. Scheikl is being presented with a certificate from the UWHR for being one of the top 20 organizations that contribute through the United Way campaign. The UWHR does much good work for our children and families, including donating books for our 400 PreK students to take home three times a year.