News & Announcements

RCS Closed for Face-to-Face Instruction on Thursday, October 29

The National Weather Service has issued a Tropical Storm Warning for our area. Tropical Cyclone Zeta will affect local weather and travel conditions as the storm approaches western North Carolina overnight tonight and passes through the region tomorrow. Along with some periods of heavy rain that may lead to isolated flooding, tropical storm force winds are expected across all of Rutherford County. We anticipate sustained winds of 30 to 35 miles per hour, with wind gusts of 40 to 45 miles per hour, increasing the risk of downed trees and power lines and creating unsafe travel conditions – especially for high-profile vehicles like school buses.

In anticipation of the storm’s arrival and impact, Rutherford County Schools will be closed for face-to-face instruction on Thursday, October 29. We will observe an Optional Teacher Workday for school employees and a remote learning day for all students. School employees should exercise caution on area roadways and should communicate with their immediate supervisors if any adjustments to their reporting times are necessary to ensure their safe travel.

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NEW School Health Dashboard

RCS has developed a local School Health Dashboard that identifies, defines, and tracks seventeen key indicators within four categories in order to monitor important school health conditions, evaluate the effectiveness of school health strategies and activities, and inform important local decisions about school operations. The School Health Dashboard also represents a transparent resource for parents, families, and community members aimed at ensuring they have clear, timely, and accurate information about actual health conditions within Rutherford County Schools.

Back to School 2020 Guide for Families & Student Intent Form

Rutherford County Schools is pleased to announce important back-to-school plans for the 2020-2021 school year. The district website has been updated with a Back to School Guide for Families that explains both learning programs offered, as well as a required Student Intent Form. This form must be completed by parents or guardians by Tuesday, July 28, 2020.

RCS Parent Update | July 23, 2020

During a special called meeting last night, the Rutherford County Board of Education established that our schools will reopen for remote learning only until Tuesday, September 8. Absent any additional action by the Board during its meeting on Tuesday, September 1, Rutherford County Schools will make two instructional models available to students beginning on Tuesday, September 8.

2020-2021 School Reopening Plan Draft| July 22, 2020

Rutherford County Schools remains deeply committed both to the health and well-being of students, employees, and the broader community and to its mission to prepare all students for lifelong learning in partnership with families and communities. The proposed 2020-2021 School Reopening Plan (“Plan”) outlines specific arrangements for reopening schools in a safe, healthy, and responsible way. The Rutherford County Board of Education is expected to take action on the adoption of this plan at a special called meeting on July 22, 2020.
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