Updated: Apr 1
Announcement for 4-1-20
School will be closed next week to families in observance of Spring Break. We will continue to provide grab and go breakfast and lunch each day except Friday, April 10, 2020. Beginning Monday, April 13, 2020, our school will only open on Mondays from 8am - 4pm until further notice. Please make arrangements to pick up your instructional packets on Monday only. We appreciate all you have done to help us educate our students during this challenging time. If you have concerns or additional questions, please contact us at 336-627-7068.
Extended Absence due to Covid-19
Note: As with any online resource list, please be sure to review these resources prior to your child’s use. We at RCS have tried to provide helpful websites for K-12 grade students but we do not own many of these sites. Please, always monitor your child during their time online!
Remote Learning Preparation and Precautions
Spectrum Offer (To ease the strain on consumers amid the coronavirus pandemic, Charter Communications will offer free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have Spectrum service up to 100 Mbps. To enroll, call 1-844-488-8395. Installation fees will be waived for new student households. For eligible low-income households without school-aged children, Charter offers Spectrum Internet Assist, a low-cost broadband program delivering speeds of 30 Mbps.)
During this time RCS Technology Services has also released access to our Guest wireless network outside our school locations. All of our normal restrictions and protections on this network will still apply. For all those who need it please feel free to take advantage of our drive through internet connectivity. When asked for credentials users can use the following credentials:
Technical Help- Please call our RCS Help Desk- Please note: we are experiencing a lot of calls and they can email the help desk and leave a number and we will call them back.
Home Support for Healthy and Active Kids from CATCH, Playworks and Action for Healthy Kids
Student Remote Learning/Online Safety
Common Sense Media- Reviews for what your kids want to watch (before they watch it)
Students can access book through the SORA App- This houses the RCS Digital Library and NC Kids Digital Library
SORA- Digital Books App- Help with SORA
Student’s log in using the first part of their email and their password: MMDDYYYY
Additional Parent Resources provided by our Department of Public Instruction
Student Access to RCS Resources- What’s to do?
Online Educational Resource Area Where to Access? What can you do?Discovery Education- Grades K-12 Science, Social Studies, Math Access for Students- Students (and parents/caregivers) can access their Discovery Education accounts from any device 24/7 with single sign-in district log in the NCEDCloud HERE.Go on Virtual Field Trips Engage in Games & Interactives directly from the student landing page for self-directed learning experiences.Explore ideas for Student Exploration.
Canvas - Grades 6-12All Grade Level and Specific Course Curriculum Grades 6-12Access for Students- Students (and parents/caregivers) can access their Discovery Education accounts from any device 24/7 with single sign-in district log in the NCEDCloud HERE.Access for Parents- Parents can monitor their student’s class activities, assignment due dates and grades using the following:Canvas Parent-Student-Connections InstructionsCreating a Pairing Code (student perspective) Instructions
Grade Level and Course specific content taught by their regular classroom teacher. Activities Assignments, Quizzes and Assessments Projects Collaborations Google Classroom- Grades K-12 All Grade Levels have access. Access for Students in Grades 3-8- Student passwords are set to the student birthday- (Month, Day, Year, r, ?) MMDDYYYYr? (ex: If student birthday is February 19, 2003 then their password would be 02192003r?)
Grade Level and Course specific content taught by their regular classroom teacher. Activities Assignments, Quizzes and Assessments, Projects, Collaborations, iReady K-8 Access for Students:Username: first part of their Rockingham County email address (do not include @rock.k12.nc.us) Password: has not changed - same as throughout the school year - each school needs to specify their format for passwords.
Leveled practice for math skills iReady Family Center http://i-readycentral.com/familycenter/ Smarty Ants K-2 Access for students Username: teachers first initial and last name (ex. jsmith) Note: some schools may have changed to teacher email address if this does not work Password: student id number (same as lunch number) Note: if this does not work, dojo your child’s teacher for assistance. Phonemic awareness and early literacy skills practice in game like program.
Achieve 3000 3-8 Access for students: rock.k12.nc.us email - if entire email does not work, leave off the @rock.k12.nc.us and use the beginning letters and numbers. Password: if your student does not remember their password, dojo your child’s teacher. Leveled informational text instruction and assignments related to social studies and science topics.
Overdrive and SORA- digital library resources. K-12 SORA- Digital Books App Help with SORA Student passwords are set to the student birthday- (Month, Day, Year) MMDDYYYY (ex: If student birthday is February 19, 2003 then their password would be 02192003)Digital books are filtered by SORA according to school age range.The Walking Classroom Access all 26 podcasts and lesson plans here
AP Student Information