Amended Requirement of Meningococcal Conjugate Vaccine

Link to memo in English

Link to memo in Spanish

The Health Department will be providing immunization clinics on the following dates:

Wednesday, July 20 and 27 (Appointments are available between 12:45 and 3:30.)

Wednesday, August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 (Appointments are available between 2:00 and 5:45.)

You must call 540-574-5102 to schedule an appointment.

If you have any questions or concerns you may contact either the school nurse at the high school your child attends or you may contact Scott Hand, Director, Pupil Personnel Services at 540-564-3228 or through email at shand@rockingham.k12.va.us.

RCPS High School Graduation Dates

East Rockingham High School Thursday, June 9, 2022, 7:00 pm: Atlantic Union Bank Center

Spotswood High School Friday, June 10, 2022, 7:00 pm: Atlantic Union Bank Center

Broadway High School Saturday, June 11, 2022, 2:30 pm: Atlantic Union Bank Center

Turner High School Saturday, June 11, 2022, 10:00 am: Turner Ashby High School

Kindergarten Registration and PreK Applications

Kindergarten Students NEW to RCPS for the 2022-2023 School year: Click Here for the registration form in English Click here for the registration form in Spanish

Documentation required:  Birth Certificate, proof of residency and immunizations.  Children must turn 5 by September 30, 2022 to start Kindergarten.

Applications for thePreK programs: Application form in English

Application form in Spanish

County children who will be four (4) years old on or before September 30, 2022, will be eligible to apply for the PreK program at the elementary school in the child's attendance area. Age eligible County resident PreK students should apply for these programs during the same times as the Kindergarten registration dates. Application interviews and screening times will be scheduled with the parent by each school. PROOF OF INCOME WILL BE REQUIRED WHEN APPLYING FOR THE PREK PROGRAM. In order to register, each child will need a birth certificate, and proof of residency for their (911) address. NOTE: A copy of a current physical examination form and a complete immunization record MUST be provided before a child begins school.

COVID Health and Safety Strategies Update- 3/21/22

Dear RCPS Community,

As we return to school from what I hope was a relaxing spring break, I want to update you on our COVID-related health and safety strategies. As a result of the decreasing COVID numbers as well as legislative and regulatory changes at the state and federal level, most restrictions have now been lifted. Students and staff are no longer required to wear masks on buses and in school. Restrictions on chaperones for field trips or classroom visitors have also been lifted, and a number of field trips have been approved by the school board.

Families who have COVID-related health concerns for their student or their family are encouraged to have their student wear an appropriate mask consistently and correctly. It is important to remember that this safety measure is not an option when students are eating. As a result, we are using additional spacing for students with those concerns. This means that for the time being, space in the lunch areas is still limited and eating with your student is not yet possible, particularly in schools where lunch space is already limited. Your school will communicate with you once this last restriction can be lifted.

Lastly, RCPS has the option to have students and staff at the middle and high schools participate in weekly PCR COVID tests. This is completely voluntary and simply an option offered by the Virginia Department of Health. If there is sufficient interest, we will send official consent forms home on which families can indicate that they want their student enrolled in this option. Please only complete this survey if you have at least one middle or high school student in your household and would like for that student to participate in the weekly COVID testing program or you are a staff member at a middle or high school who wants to participate. The results of this survey will determine whether or not we implement this program.

https://forms.gle/​v9fSxQySNoVKHNH78

Sincerely,
Oskar Scheikl
RCPS Superintendent