Rankin Elementary News

One Town One School One Goal

May, 2020

Rankin is a wonderful place where students experience personal growth and success through the positive support of faculty, parents, and the community.

LAST Chance to Get a 2019-20 Yearbook!!

Due to the large number of calls and emails requesting yearbooks, our yearbook company has agreed to extend the sale for yearbooks through this Friday at 5:00 pm. If you missed out on the yearbook sale that ended May 15, don't miss this last opportunity. We do not have extra yearbooks available at the school.


Use this link to order a 2019-20 yearbook: https://vando.imagequix.com/g1000775410#login


If you ordered a yearbook by May 15, you will receive it on June 8 or 9 when you on our Drive -Thru days and times.

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Each of our 5th grade students received a yard sign last week, compliments of our wonderful PTA! Usually these last two weeks of school are filled with activities and events to help them end their time at Rankin in a memorable way! Although we can't do these things now, we want to make their last days as Roadrunners as special as we can! Enjoy the photos of the students who caught us in the act as we dropped signs! We are going to miss this wonderful group of students, but we know they are going to have great success at their middle school.

Drive Thru End of Year Event

We will close out the school year for all students on Monday, June 8 and Tuesday, June 9. We will follow the schedule below for parents to return and pick up items for their child(ren). If you have multiple children who attend Rankin, you'll be able to pick up on the same day and time. You will need to let your child's teacher know which grade level day and time you plan to pick up so we can have their belongings ready for you. On both days, we ask that you please stay in your car and be patient as this will be a new process for everyone. We want to do our best to social distance during this event.



  • If you checked out a chromebook and charger, you will return it at this event.
  • Enter the parking lot on West Central Avenue (the car arrival and dismissal drive).
  • Staff will be working each station, so there will not be a need to leave your vehicle.
  • Upon entering the lot, you will see the first station near the entrance to the primary building. This station will be where you drop Rankin library books and/or classroom library books.
  • Once you pass this station, you may begin to form two lines, as we do for arrival and dismissal. You will pull to one of the four labeled stations. Two cars will be at each station. You will give Mrs. Kelly or Mrs. Friday your child's first and last name and teacher's name.
  • Staff will collect your child's bag of belongings and bring it to your car. If you have medication at school, you will need to sign for it. A staff member will bring a clipboard to your car.
  • If you checked out a chromebook and charger, you will proceed to the chromebook return station, which is the last station as you exit the parking lot. You will return the chromebook and charger at this station. Staff will collect your child's bag of belongings and bring it to your car. All GCS chromebooks will be disabled during the last week of school.
  • Please be patient. The wait time will give families and staff the opportunity to send air hugs and waves to one another.


Monday, June 8


  • PK / Kindergarten 10:00 am
  • 1st Grade 11:30 am
  • 2nd Grade 2:00 pm


Tuesday, June 9


  • 3rd Grade 10:00 am
  • 4th Grade 11:30 am
  • 5th Grade 2:00 pm


Make-up Day


  • Friday, June 12 1:00-3:00
  • If you cannot make the grade level day and time above, let your child's teacher know that you will come on Friday, June 12.

Lunch is Served!

“Grab and Go” Meal Program: We will continue to offer “grab and go” meals on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Meals will be available for pickup from 10:30 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. at our 20 locations. A meal for Friday will be provided to students on Thursday.

Questions or Concerns?

Please contact us.

Address: 301 W Central Ave, Mount Holly, NC,

Email: dskelly@gaston.k12.nc.us

Phone: 704-836-9136

Website: gaston.k12.nc.us/rankin

Twitter: @PrincipalDKelly

Facebook: Ida Rankin PTA