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. 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. Click here to find out more!
Volunteer Opportunities in RCPS
Although currently our health and safety guidelines due to the COVID-19 pandemic prevent volunteers from being in our schools, there will be countless ways to volunteer in RCPS once we are able to fully reopen! From helping out in a PreK to primary grade classroom on a regular basis to going on a field trip to supporting the booster programs at the high school level, there are myriad possibilities for your involvement and gifts of time and effort. Click here to find out how you will be able to help!
The Rockingham Educational Foundation, Inc. (REFI) is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit tax-exempt philanthropic organization that shares a vision of enhancing education in Rockingham County Public Schools (RCPS). We work to increase private support for educational activities that benefit students and staff and fosters creative approaches to education through early literacy, educational grants, scholarships, the teacher supply depot, and teacher recognition. REFI is managed by a volunteer Board of Directors made up of business, community, and educational leaders. Click here to go to REFI's website.
RCPS Social Media Use Guidelines
The use of social media in Rockingham County Public Schools, VA (RCPS) is intended to promote constructive and effective communication with and between stakeholders in the school division, our schools, and the community.
The purposes of social media communication may include posts to announce, to inform, to educate, to recognize, to celebrate, to build awareness and understanding, to clarify, to entertain, and to share and promote the mission, vision, goals, programs, and initiatives of RCPS. Discourse and communication on RCPS social media should be professional, respectful, and pertaining to these goals.
Posts and comments on RCPS social media will be monitored by division staff. Communication of the following kinds will be prohibited:
- Profane, vulgar, or obscene
- Libelous, defamatory, derogatory, or name-calling
- Discriminatory, hateful, or racist
- Threatening or harassing
- Commercial endorsements, conducting private commercial transactions or engaging in private business activities
- Promoting partisan political views or endorsing political campaigns or candidates
- Sharing confidential information about students or staff
- Personally naming students without parent permission
- Copyright violations
- Information that could reasonably compromise individual or public safety
Rockingham County Public Schools reserves the right to remove (hide or delete) any posts or comments that violate these guidelines. Repeated violations of these guidelines may lead to a person being blocked from viewing the RCPS Facebook page.