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Community Alert: No Credible Threat

Community: NO CREDIBLE THREAT

Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office and Rutherford County School System have been made aware of a social media message circulated through Snapchat threatening students and school personnel at a school described as "Central High School." The message was supposedly posted by “Alex Anderson” (who is not a student at any school in Rutherford County).

This message has been broadly recirculated through the school community and throughout the county.

School officials and law enforcement personnel appreciate all the calls, texts, and tip line calls alerting us to this message and the potential threat it expresses.

We have investigated the source of the message and its recirculation within the local school community. However, at this time, we do not believe the message is connected to a school in Rutherford County or poses any threat to students or employees at a school in Rutherford County.

Investigations into the social media post have been conducted in several communities with a "Central High School" around the country, and the post appears to target Central High School in St. Joseph, MO, not R-S Central High School.

At all times, the safety of the students and schools in Rutherford County are our top priority.

We will continue to monitor social media activity, investigate real and potential threats, and take every step necessary to ensure a safe school environment.

Capt. Leon Godlock, School Resource Officer Supervisor

Capt. Chris Lovelace, Rutherford County Schools Investigator

Contact Information:
CAPT. LEON GODLOCK
Support Service
828-287-6395
leon.godlock@rutherfordcountync.gov

RCS Application for Participation in Remote Learning Program | 2021-2022

As required by State law and public health guidance, Rutherford County Schools provided a remote learning program during the 2020-2021 school year. At this time, it is unclear whether State law and public health guidance will continue to require a remote learning program during the 2021-2022 school year. However, Rutherford County Schools is preparing for the possibility of a remote learning program by collecting applications for participation. A final decision about the actual availability of a remote learning program is subject to applicable State guidance.

Rutherford County Schools will accept applications from Monday, May 10, through Friday, May 28. A separate application must be submitted for each child seeking admission to the remote learning program.

Applicants will be notified of their tentative admission status, pending applicable State guidance, by Monday, June 14.

To apply online, please visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JYRL7W2.

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RCS Learning Program Intent Form | Middle and High Schools Only | March, 2021

Rutherford County Schools is currently operating all middle and high schools under Plan B, and students in grades 6-12 may participate in either the Hybrid Learning Program or the full-time Remote Learning Program. On Thursday, March 11, the North Carolina General Assembly and Governor enacted a new state law allowing, but not requiring, local boards of education to transition middle and high schools to Plan A for the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year. The Rutherford County Board of Education ("Board") will meet soon to review that new legislation and evaluate local middle and high school operations.

In the event that the Board transitions local middle and high schools from Plan B to Plan A, students currently participating in the Hybrid Learning Program will automatically transition to a full-time Face-To-Face Learning Program, and students participating in the full-time Remote Learning Program will remain in the full-time Remote Learning Program. 

However, we recognize that some parents may want to CHANGE their child's learning program if the Board transitions local middle and high schools from Plan B to Plan A in the coming days and weeks. Please use this questionnaire to request such a change to your child's learning program. The deadline for submitting this questionnaire is 12:00 Noon on Tuesday, March 16, 2021.

RCS Inclement Weather Announcement: Remote Learning Day | Thursday, February 18, 2021

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for Rutherford County and surrounding areas. A winter storm approaching our area overnight tonight is expected to produce significant ice accumulations on area roadways, trees, and power lines through mid- to late-morning tomorrow. Dangerous travel conditions and downed trees and power lines are likely.
In anticipation of those conditions, Rutherford County Schools will observe a remote learning day for all students at all grade levels, and an Optional Teacher Workday for all school system employees, on Thursday, February 18. Eligible employees who face hazardous travel conditions tomorrow are authorized to telework pursuant to policies 7503 and 7550. Eligible employees who elect to telework tomorrow should promptly communicate with their immediate supervisors regarding those arrangements.

RCS Inclement Weather Announcement: Two Hour Delay | Monday, February 8, 2020

Following the winter storm that affected our region this weekend, our school transportation team has identified isolated patches of black ice on roads within our county, along with some roads where lanes have been narrowed by downed trees. Rutherford County Schools will operate on a two-hour delay today in order to provide school bus and other drivers the benefit of sunlight and improved visibility as they travel along area roadways this morning.

Driver's Education Class | Face-to-Face Class Offered at RS Middle School

WHO: Any student who is 14 and a half years old, or very close to that age.

WHERE: RS MIDDLE SCHOOL GYM

WHEN: MAY 18-MAY 27—Must Register by May 15

TIME: 3:30-6:30 WEEKDAYS, 8:00-2:00 on SATURDAY (NO CLASS ON SUNDAY)

HOW DO I REGISTER?:
 Visit this link to register
mtnpro.com/school-classes

NOTE: MUST BRING LAPTOP or IPAD to complete the course.

You will use the registration link to register and pay the fee for the class. Once you pay, you are in the class. If you are on the waiting list for the WRESA online course, do not worry, if you take this one you will be removed from that list.

PARENTS MUST DROP OFF STUDENTS IN BACK AT THE BASEBALL FIELD.

RCS 2021-2022 School Calendar | Stakeholder Feedback Survey

Rutherford County Schools (RCS) is conducting this survey to gather input about the 2021-2022 school calendar. Due to state calendar law changes, the 2021-2022 Balanced Calendar adopted by the Rutherford County Board of Education in March, 2020, must be revised to comply with new calendar requirements. In December, the Board reviewed three calendar models.

The Board values stakeholder feedback. Please provide your feedback by completing this survey by 11:59 PM on Tuesday, January 5, 2021. The Board will use these survey results, along with other information, to inform calendar development for the upcoming school year.
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