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Today, 4/24/2014
High: 83 Low: 61
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Tomorrow, 4/25/2014
High: 85 Low: 57
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System News

RCSS was named again as one of the top-ranked school districts for its "use of technology" and placed 4th in the Large Student Population District Category.  Read more...

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.


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

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

In April, a team of educators from RCSS and GRU presented their research and collaborative work on New Teacher Induction at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) National Meeting in Philadelphia, PA.

(Pictured above - Dr. Judi Wilson, Dept of Teacher Education at GRU, Mr. James Davis, Teacher at C.T. Walker and Dr. Rosemary Vaughan, Race to the Top Program Manager)

Tutt Middle School's Golf Team wins Championship.  They are Back-to-Back Champions!!!  


RCSS Performance Learning Center is featured in an article on the U.S. Department of Education blog site.  To view the story, click here.  

7th Grade Math Teacher Shaves Head for CRCT!

Mr. Cooper shaved his head in support of SCMS students who signed a pledge promising to give 100% on the CRCT. As part of their pledge, students agreed to stay focused and carefully review all their answers on the test.

Laney JROTC Cadets supported and participated in the Saving Our Sons community event that was held at Lucy Laney Gym on March 15, 2014.


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!!!

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!

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 on Saturday, April 26th at 9:00 a.m.

University Health Care is providing FREE cardiac screening for student athletes on Saturday, April 26th at 8:00 a.m.

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

Upcoming Events

Thursday, May 1
Bayvale Title I Summer Enrichment Workshop/Dinner @ 6:00 PM
Fri, May 2 - Fri, May 16
RCSS Online Surplus Auction
Friday, May 2
School Lunch Hero Day

Saturday, May 3
Deer Chase Elementary PTA Mega Party @ 10:00 a.m.
Mon, May 5 - Fri, May 9
School Nutrition Appreciation Week
Monday, May 5
GHMS Title I End of the Year Parent Involvement Meeting @ 10:00 AM or 5:00 PM
Tuesday, May 6
Monte Sano Title I End of the Year Parent Involvement Meeting @ 10:00 AM

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.