RGS Events

Greenville County Schools Job Fair

HR Operations will host a job fair on next Tuesday, October 27th, from 5-7 pm at Golden Strip Career Center, Greenville, SC.  All three hourly work groups (Bus Drivers/Aides, Custodian and Food Service) will be represented. Flyer for Job Fair

Optimistic October 2020

unity Day

Join us in celebrating Optimistic October. 

This month we will be learning about Bully Prevention and promoting unity.

Please see our Optimistic October Calendar and encourage your kids to participate by choosing and activity off of the calendar and submitting it to their school counselor’s google classroom.  We will be sharing the pictures and activities with the school.

**October 21st and 22nd we will be celebrating Unity Day!!!  We wear “Orange” to show that we are together against bullying, and united for kindness, acceptance and inclusion. We want our students to wear orange on the day that they are in school.  We will participate in a Unity Parade and Walk.

**October 28th and 29th is Pinktober and we will wear Pink in celebration of National Breast Cancer Awareness.  We want our students to join us and wear pink on those days.



5th and 8th grade opportunity for Magnet Academics

Open House Events for Greenville County Schools Magnet Academics will occur throughout October. The first application window is open from Monday, November 2 - Monday, November 30. Events Link

Phased-in plan to return elementary students in all grades (enrolled in our traditional school) to full-time, in-person instruction over the next month

In order to keep dismissal consistent, students will be picked up as they normally do no matter if their sibling is present. Only change is Friday pick up is 2:15.

Below is the tentative schedule for returning K4/K5 and grades 2-5 to full-time, in-person school.  This schedule is contingent on necessary supplies arriving on time and continued stability in COVID-19 quarantine and isolation numbers, particularly among school employees and students.  Please note this plan does not impact students in the GCS Virtual Program.

4K & 5K

Week of October 12 - Students will attend Monday or Tuesday, based on color group. Students will attend Wednesday & Thursday, October 14 & 15
Week of October 19 is the first full week of attendance (4 days because October 23 is a professional development day) 
Week of October 26 will be first full 5-day week      

1st Grade

Week of October 12 - will be first full 5-day week

2nd Grade

Week of October 19 - Students will attend Monday or Tuesday, based on color group. Students will attend Wednesday & Thursday, October 21 & 22
Week of October 26 will be first full 5-day week

3rd Grade

Week of October 26 - Students will attend Monday or Tuesday, based on color group. Students will attend Wednesday & Thursday, October 28 & 29
Week of November 2 will be first full week (4 days because Election Day is Nov. 3) 

4th Grade & 5th Grade

Week of November 2 - Students in Blue and Green color groups will attend Monday. Tuesday (Nov. 3) is a school holiday due to Election Day – no students attend. 
All elementary students will attend Wednesday and Thursday, November 4 & 5
Week of November 9 is first full 5-day week

2nd Grade Students take CogAT and Iowa Assessments

Students in second grade will be administered the CogAT and Iowa assessments as part of South Carolina’s Grade 2 Gifted and Talented Assessment Program. SC State Board Regulation 43-220 requires districts to test all enrolled students (in-person and virtual attendance plans). Testing is conducted at the student’s enrolled elementary school.

We encourage your child to test, as these assessments are screeners for qualifying to participate in our South Carolina Gifted and Talented Program (Challenge). The test results are also used to determine placement in the Charles Townes Center (CTC) at Sterling School for Highly Gifted students. Complete criteria for Challenge and CTC can be found on the Greenville County Schools website: https://sites.google.com/greenvilleschools.us/gifted-talented/gt-criteria.

Although the primary purpose of these assessments is to identify students for the Gifted and Talented Programs, student results can be useful to teachers as they examine their instructional practices and can help them identify teaching strategies for all students.

We have scheduled your student to participate in the CogAT and Iowa assessments on the following dates. Students must take all three tests in order to be eligible for GTT program.

Student Test Dates Test Date
Brick and Mortar CogAT 2 days October 27 and October 28 Iowa 1 day October 29
All Virtual Students CogAT 2 days October 30 and November 4 Iowa 1 day November 6

*Due to the uncertainty of and impact surrounding COVID-19 affecting schools’ schedules, all dates are subject to change. 

If you do NOT want your child to participate in this testing opportunity, please complete the form below by Tuesday, October 13. If you have any questions, please contact Meri Heather Acton at 864-452-1204 or at  macton@greenville.k12.sc.us. This will be the only opportunity students have this year to take the CogAT and Iowa assessments. If you have questions about the Gifted and Talented Program and/or CTC, please contact Jane Snyder at 355-4821 or at jsnyder@greenville.k12.sc.us.

Virtual Procedures for each day of testing

Opt-out form

Basketball Tryouts

Basketball tryouts will take place on Nov. 9. Players need to have a physical using the GCS paperwork and also turn in the COVID waiver (paperwork on athletics page).   

Girls Tryout time: 3:30-4:45                                     Boys Tryout time: 5:00-6:30

Attendance Information

Welcome to the Rudolph Gordon School Attendance Information Page. You can find answers to questions you may have regarding your child's attendance here. Please feel free to call our school office for any questions at 864-452-1203

A parent/guardian must fill out this form for ALL absences or it will remain unexcused. Submit This Form For Your Child's Absence.

Doctor's Excuse: Fill out the form AND email a Scanned Doctor's Excuse to asaunders@greenville.k12.sc.us

Detailed information about eLearning and Virtual Programs

GCS Coronavirus (COVID-19) Monitoring & Response Bulletin

GCS Coronavirus (COVID-19) Monitoring & Response Bulletin

South Carolina School Report Card Information

South Carolina School Report Cards

Below is the link to our School Report Card, released October 1, 2019 by the State Department of Education.  Based on a number of factors, each school in the state has been rated as excellent, good, average, below average, or unsatisfactory.

These report cards factor in multiple data points, test scores and surveys. The report attempts to measure a school’s academic achievement, student progress, college and career readiness and school climate. The reports will also include data on English Learners’ Progress, Student Safety, and Financial information. High School reports will factor in graduation rates.

If you have any questions or concerns related to our school’s ratings, feel free to contact our principal via email or phone.

RGS Report Card link

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