To mark the 50th anniversary of the day GCS became a fully integrated school district, we are hosting a Commemorative Exhibit at the Upcountry History Museum on Monday, February 17, from 3-6 p.m. Admission is free and the public is invited. The exhibit will include a video produced by the GCS Communications Department, curated historic artifacts, and live history makers who can share their first-hand memories of integration in GCS. This exhibit is on Presidents Day because the 17th is the actual anniversary of this historic event. Find additional details HERE.
Students are not allowed to carry over the counter medications including cough drops at school. Parents will need to fill out a form to allow over the counter medication to be kept in the health room for student to access. An adult must provide an unopened bottle/package with the form directly to the heath room. Students are not allowed to bring the medication to the health room.
Illnesses are beginning to creep up in our area. Please remind your child to cover their cough, wash their hands frequently (especially after using the bathroom or blowing their nose).
Per district policy:
· If your child has a fever (100.4 or higher), they should not come to school. They must be fever free for 24 hours without medication to return to school.
· If your child is vomiting or has diarrhea, they should not attend school. They should be diarrhea free for 24 hours before returning to school. They should also be able to eat 1-2 meals without vomiting before coming back to school.
· If you follow these policies, this should help prevent the spread of these illnesses.
The ACE Awards (Advocates for Character and Education) was created by Greg Blatt, Founder and Executive Director of Coaches 4 Character. It is an annual award given to 72 male and female students from each of the 35 Greenville County middle and high schools. This award is designed to honor true “unsung heroes” who all too often are not recognized for their accomplishments. The selection process, established by Greenville County school counselors, focuses on identifying and selecting students who often go unnoticed for one reason or another, but have accomplished great things in their community, church or school.
If you would like to nominate an 8th or 12th grader, complete and submit a nomination form (available in the School Counseling office) or go on-line to the ACE Awards tab of the Coaches for Character Website to submit. Nominations open Monday, October 14, 2019 and must be submitted by January 31, 2020. An ACE Awards Advisory Committee at each school will choose finalists from among those nominated to complete an application for the ACE Award. One male and one female will be chosen from each middle and high school in Greenville County. All ACE award recipients will be recognized at the ACE Awards ceremony in the spring.
“Who will represent your school?”
• Accepts the challenge of difficult work
• Tries hard, doesn’t quit, gives best effort
• Leadership among peers/enjoyed by others
• Good character on a consistent basis
• Educational growth
• Unusual commitment to learning despite various obstacles
• Plans for future
• Contributes to school or community in a special way
Yearbooks are NOW ON SALE! Order yours today using the links below.
Interested in receiving text messages about school cancellations and other schedule changes?
The GCS Alert Form-English and GCS Alert Form-Spanish can be found by clicking the appropriate link. The form is only for parents who currently have a landline listed as their “Primary Contact Phone” and wish to receive texts about school cancellations or other emergency schedule changes. Parents who already list a cellular phone as their primary contact will not need to take action to receive this service. Additional information from the District can be found HERE.
Scroll through the RCMS "Art Gallery" - Our students are so talented, keep checking back for new entries!
Parents, please be reminded that our school policy regarding early dismissal asks that parents not seek an early dismissal after 2:45. Early dismissals at any time are disruptive to the school day and are particularly problematic in the last 30 min. of our instructional day.
RCMS Grade Level Policies can be found HERE and also under the Parent and Student tabs, above.
Spirit Nights: Spirit Nights are fundraising nights when restaurants give a percentage of their sales during the time frame to the school. Be sure to mention Ralph Chandler when you order! Check our calendar for all Spirit Night opportunities!
Free Breakfast for Students - All students can receive a school breakfast for free regardless of their status.
Meal prices are as follows: Student Lunch Paid $2.50 - Reduced Lunch $.40
GCS announces a Clear Bag Policy for those attending athletic events.
Tickets for RCMS Athletic Events now available to purchase online through GoFan.com, Click the Link to go to the RCMS Page YOUR GOFAN HOMEPAGE LINK: https://gofan.co/RalphChandlerPanthers On game day, bring your phone and show purchase, it's that simple!
All students interested in playing any athletic sport MUST fill out Athletic Packet in full and turn in to Coach McCartney. If a Physical is at the High School, it is the student's responsibility to get a copy for RCMS. You can find the Athletic Handbook HERE.