Back to School We're Back together for Fall 2021

We're Back Together!

  • The start of the school year is an exciting time for us all. Our students, teachers and staff anticipate this time together to learn and share experiences. 

    Many parents and community stakeholders have questions about the return to school and the resources highlighted on this page are to help ensure that our return is a positive experience for our families and community. 

    We have compiled a Back to School Guide to highlight our school system COVID-19 safety protocols, tips for preparing your family for back to school and some helpful checklists. 

Start Dates

  • Elementary Students (Pre K - 5th Grade) start on August 5

    K-8 Schools, Middle Schools, High Schools, eSchool start on August 9 

Open House

  • Open House for Middle and High School were held on August 2 from noon - 6 p.m. 

    Open House for Elementary and K-8 were held on August 3 from noon - 6 p.m. 

    This was an opportunity to visit the classroom and meet teachers, receive school supply lists and pick up class schedules. 

DPH and CDC Guidance on Masks

  • Beginning August 2, 2021, masks will be required for all (K-12) students, staff, and visitors to all Richmond County School System facilities and on school buses, regardless of vaccination status.

    The School System will continue its partnership with the DPH to implement best practices in COVID-19 response and reporting. According to CDC and DPH guidance, students or staff identified as close contacts to a positive case for COVID-19 will not have to quarantine if both are properly wearing masks in the school setting.

First Day of School Signs

  • Download an official RCSS First Day of School sign to be part of your back to school pictures and use #RCSSBACKTOSCHOOL for your social media posts.