Click icon for
System Resources

RCSS is now on Facebook...
Outside of the system, click on
the link to view the site.


Have an idea that could improve
 our school system?

Click for the Continuous
Improvement Plan!

Today, 4/20/2014
High: 68 Low: 50
Slight chance rain
22% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 4/21/2014
High: 77 Low: 53
Partly sunny
5% chance of precipitation.

System News

RCSS was named again as one of the top-ranked school districts for its "use of technology to govern the district, communicate with students, parents and the community, and to improve district operations" in the tenth annual Digital School Districts Survey for 2013-2014.  This year RCSS placed 4th in the Large Student Population District Category.  To view the article published by the Center for Digital Government, please click here!

IT'S TIME TO APPLY...COME BE A PART OF THE ASPIRING LEADERS INITIATIVE.  Applications are due no later than noon on May 16th.  Click the graphic above to learn more and start your application!!!

Special Needs Scholarship 
Are you a parent of a student who receives special education in our school system and interested in the Georgia Special Needs Scholarship program? The Georgia Special Needs Scholarship (GSNS) Program web page contains all information regarding the program. Read more at the Georgia Department of Education GSNS website.
Click here for more information about the Special Education Scholarship program.

University Health Care System is providing FREE cardiac screening for student athletes. 
Saturday, April 26th
8 a.m. - 12 p.m.


The following schools are involved in major renovations through our SPLOST Building Program.  For important information and project updates, please click on the school name below:

Alternative Education Center
Butler High School
Copeland Elementary School
Glenn Hills High School
Laney High School
Murphey Middle School
Tutt Middle School
Westside High School

School Improvement Grant 1003(g) 
It was made official by the Georgia State Board of Education that Glenn Hills High, T.W. Josey High, and Lucy C. Laney High will receive School Improvement Grants and Title I, Part A, Section 1003(g) ARRA School Improvement Grants.

The RCSS AHERA Management Plan is available for public inspection.

The RCSS Indoor Air Quality Plan is also available for public inspection.

Human Resources Corner

Mark your calendars! The time is drawing near for you to call SubFinder (706-826-4658) and pre-register for the 2014-2015 school year. During May 1-31, you must call the SubFinder number, enter your pin, and listen for the option to pre-register. (You CANNOT pre-register on line.) Failure to pre-register by the end of May will be considered your request to have your name removed from the Active Substitute List for RCSS. Assurance Letters are no longer mailed to Active Substitutes. You will then need to fill out a GCIC form (found at the “Substitute Center”).  There isn't a charge for the CGIC form, however, Mrs. Young will need to have it sent/brought to her (room 210, Central Office) no later than June 30, 2014.

Click the box above to access the Employee Newsletter.

Are you interested in a career with the Richmond County School System? Click here to view Job Openings.

School News

Laney JROTC Cadets supported and participated in the Saving Our Sons community event that was held at Lucy Laney Gym on March 15, 2014.  Operation Save Our Sons is a national initiative, launched in Jacksonville, Florida, designed to equip teenage males, particularly African-American with the life skills needed to be successful and productive. This initiative, which creates partnership between several organizations is designed to inspire males to strive for excellence for the sake of their personal future, the community, and the country. The Operation Save Our Sons initiative will empower young boys to maximize their potential for positive civic impact through contributions to their families and their community.

Richmond County attended a Georgia School Nutrition Conference during Spring Break and received the “Gold Scroll Award” for Outstanding Achievement.  The categories included: Education and Professional Development, Advocacy, Legislation, Membership and Public Image.  Congratulations to our School Nutrition Program!!!

To find out more information, click on the Fire FiveK logo.  Please make plans to participate or volunteer on April 26th!

Langford Middle School has completed the International Baccalaureate MYP Authorization process and we are pleased to announce that we are officially an IB World School. Thank you to all stakeholders for your support and commitment to the Middle Years Programme. For more information, click here. Go Lions!

Westside High School Gifted Students win first place in the Community Problem Solving Competition.  The students' project used plastic bags to create bed mats for the homeless in our community!  To see the article featured in The Augusta Chronicle, please click here.  Way to Go Westside!!! 

RCSS announces the Winners of the International Student Media Festival.  The students and their sponsors put forth a great deal of effort into creating these projects and their hard work paid off!  Congratulations!!! 

Public Information

Community Survey
Superintendent Qualifications

Please participate in this brief survey to express your preferences for Richmond County School System Superintendent qualifications.

CSRA Transition Resource Fair
Saturday, April 26, 2014
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Grovetown High School
2010 Warrior Way, Grovetown, Ga 30813
Click here for more information.

Upcoming Events

Sat, Apr 12 - Sun, Apr 20
Barnes & Noble hosts "Educator Appreciation Days"
Tuesday, April 22
RCT Federal Credit Union Annual Meeting @ 5:30
Hains Elementary School Family Engineering Night @ 6:00 PM
Fri, May 2 - Fri, May 16
RCSS Online Surplus Auction
Friday, May 2
School Lunch Hero Day

Mon, May 5 - Fri, May 9
School Nutrition Appreciation Week
Saturday, May 10
2014 March of Dimes Walk at Lake Olmstead

RCSS Connections

RCSS Call Messaging System...are you receiving phone messages in error and would like to be removed from our calling list?  Click here.

Do you need homework help?  How about free tutoring?  Click here for more information about the programs offered at the public library.




A Parent Guide to Destination Math and A Parent Guide to Destination Reading are available to give insight on using the Houghton Mifflin website. The web address is


Mrs. Denise Turner of Warren Road Elementary School named the 2014 Teacher of the Year


CONGRATULATIONS to ALL of our Teachers of the Year!!!
To view the Teacher of the Year from each school, click here.