RCE Family Update

Back-to-School 2022-2023

Welcome Back!!!


We hope everyone has had a relaxing summer! We've spent a great deal of time preparing for the 2022-2023 school year and can't wait to have our students on campus!


Below you will find information for the beginning of school, including 6th grade rookie camp and 7th/8th grade registration. Please take time to read through this information and reach out to us with any questions.


Enjoy the rest of summer and we'll see everyone soon!


Thomas Preisig

Principal

Rookie Camp & Registration

Our 6th Grade Rookie Camp and 7th & 8th Grade Registration dates are below.


During Rookie camp parents and guardians will have the opportunity to stay for an informational meeting while students are in their classes. Student pickup will be at Noon.


For Registration, students will be able to walk the school and meet their teachers after schedule pickup.



Makeup registration will be Monday, August 1st from 12-3:00pm

Registration Gateway

If you have not completed the Registration Gateway (link) for your student, please take a minute to do so. It is very important to have accurate, updated information for all students. Thank you for taking the time to update.

Lunch Prices for 2022-23

The free lunch program has ended this school year. Breakfast will cost $1.50 and lunch will cost $2.35. I encourage you to take a minute to fill out the free and reduced lunch application below to see if your family qualifies.
Free and Reduced Lunch Application

Families must apply above to qualify for free or reduced lunches. Only one entry needed per family.

After School Care

We will not be offering after school care for the 2022-23 school year. Interest has dropped to just a few students over the past few years and the program was unsustainable. We apologize for any inconvenience this causes.

Regular Bell Schedule

We've remained committed to a 6 period day at Edwards Middle. This schedule allows for 1 hour in each period and the opportunity to participate in several related arts classes. This schedule has also allowed us to include several Pickens County Career and Technology courses for our 8th graders.
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Bus Transportation Application

This form needs to be completed for all students who need bus transportation. Transportation will use this information to determine routes.

RCE Panther Athletics


Eligibility

Per the South Carolina High School League (SCHSL), all 7th and 8th graders are eligible to play sports. 6th graders can contact individual coaches for possible managing opportunities.


Daniel High offers the following fall sports to RCE 7th and 8th graders: girls golf, girls tennis, swimming and cross country. Please see Daniel High (link) for more information.


Participation

Anyone interested in playing football or volleyball need to have their 2022-23 paperwork complete in PlanetHS (link) prior to participation.


Football - 1st day of practice is August 2nd from 3:30-5:30pm

Volleyball - Tryouts are August 3-5 at 3:30-5:00pm


Information

Please see our RCE Athletics Website (link) for information about participating in our SCHSL sanctioned teams.


Tickets

Edwards Middle and Daniel High will continue using Hometown Ticketing for all ticket sales. Ticket prices for all 2022-23 athletic events will be $6 and will be open to purchase 3 days prior to each event. RCE Tickets (link)


Booster Club

The RC Edwards Athletic Booster Club supports all student athletic programs through purchasing equipment, uniforms, meals, maintenance, and many other things. Without the booster club, our athletic programs would not be able to run accordingly. Use the following link below to become a member of our booster club. RCE Athletic Booster Club (link)

Join the RCE PTSO for the upcoming school year!

Greetings RCE Families,

Because of YOU, the 2021-22 school year was a successful one for the RCE PTSO.

Your membership dues, donations, and time spent volunteering provided over $3000 in teacher grants, a staff appreciation breakfast every month, a staff treat every month, and Teacher Appreciation gift cards and celebration.


On behalf of the PTSO Board, teachers, and staff of RCE, THANK YOU!


Please help make the 2022-23 school year just as successful by joining the PTSO.


Every person and any amount makes a difference! Help support the RCE Huddle program, fund grants, provide equipment for students at recess, and much more this upcoming year! Please click the link below to see how you can sign-up to be a member of our PTSO.

Paying for School Fees at RCE

MySchoolBucks will be our primary way of accepting fee payments. The only fee that every student needs to pay is the $25 Tech It Home fee that is required to receive a student device in SDPC. For our Grade 8 students taking Algebra 1, we do encourage all students to have access to a TI-84 graphing calculator. Students can purchase their own (TI-84CE is also an option) or rent one from RCE for $6. These fees can be paid through the MySchoolBucks button below. RCE would prefer that families use MySchoolBucks prior to attending a registration event.
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My School Bucks Online Payments

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

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!

Need to talk to the School Nurse or drop-off medications on campus?

Nurse Miller will be on campus during Rookie Camp and Registration. If you would like to drop-off medications at school or meet with her to discuss student health concerns, please email her (christinamiller@pickens.k12.sc.us) or call (397-4207) to set up an appointment.

Chromebook Update

All families are reminded that every student needs to pay the $25 Tech It Home device fee to cover a comprehensive insurance policy for your SDPC issued device. This fee can be paid via MySchoolBucks (button above).


Any new students enrolled in PCVA who need to pick-up a student Chromebook, should come to school at RCE from 1:30-2:30 during registration.


Every teacher at RC Edwards Middle uses Schoology to post assignments and grades. 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.

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.

School Supply List for 2022-2023

Please remember that the South Carolina Tax Free Weekend will be held after school starts this year (August 5-7). Our Teachers will keep this in mind as they plan instruction during the first week of school.
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Student Handbook

This is an excellent resource regarding student policies and procedures for our school for the 2022-2023 school year!