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Back-to-School 101

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Your one-stop-shop for Back-to-School information for Rockdale County Public Schools in Conyers, GA.

First Day of School:
July 30, 2024

Open House Dates:

Middle School (Grades 6-8) Open House - Tuesday, July 23, 2024, 3-6 p.m.
High School (Grades 9-12) Open House - Wednesday, July 24, 2024, 4-8 p.m.
Elementary School (Grades PK-5) Open House - Thursday, July 25, 2024, 3:30-6:30 p.m.

Early Learning Center (ELC) at RCA - Thursday, July 25, 2024, 9-11 a.m.

Please check your school website (CLICK HERE) for specific times.

Infinite Campus Parent Portal (Forms, Information Verification, Grades):

REQUIRED ANNUAL UPDATE: All returning parents/guardians must verify their contact information and sign forms (Annual Update) in the Infinite Campus Portal. Students will not receive a school-issued laptop/device until the Annual Update is completed.

Forms are signed online in the Infinite Campus Portal.

New parents/guardians must register for Infinite Campus Portal to sign forms (Annual Update), view grades, report cards, attendance and more. For directions on how to set up your account and more information, Students will not receive a school-issued laptop/device until the Annual Update is completed.

Your child's GTID (Georgia Testing ID) is also available in your Infinite Campus Portal.

Student Registration (online only):

Registration Information (CLICK HERE)


RCPS School Year Calendars and Important Dates
Report Card Dates and Test Dates

Typical School Year Student Hours:

Elementary Schools,  7:35 a.m. - 2:10 p.m. 
Middle Schools,  8:45 a.m. - 3:55 p.m. 
High Schools,  8:05 a.m. - 3:05 p.m. 
Non-Traditional Schools (check with school).

Clear Bookbag Requirements and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

All bookbags (backpacks) carried by students in Grades 1-12 must be clear. Clear bookbags are optional for Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten students. Students will carry their laptops in the school-issued, non-transparent laptop bag. Students participating in an extracurricular activity are permitted to carry non-transparent bags to store items pertaining to their particular activity (i.e. band, athletics, etc.). Upon entry into the school, all extracurricular activity bags must be stored in lockers or designated areas. All bags are subject to search. Additionally, the maximum size for non-transparent bags that students will be permitted to carry during the school day, such as lunch kits, pencil bags and purses, will be 6” x 9”.

 CLICK HERE for more details and Frequently Asked Questions.

School Supply Lists:

Please check the links below or your school's website for your school's school supply list.

Barksdale Elementary
C.J. Hicks Elementary
Flat Shoals Elementary
Hightower Trail Elementary
Honey Creek Elementary
J.H. House Elementary
Lorraine Elementary
Peek's Chapel Elementary
Pine Street Elementary 
Shoal Creek Elementary 
Sims Elementary 

Conyers Middle School
Davis Middle School
Edwards Middle School
Memorial Middle School

For high schools and non-traditional schools, check with your school and attend Open House night (see dates above) for class-specific supplies and reading assignments.

Free School Supply Giveaway Events:

RCPS Back-to-School Bash
Saturday, July 20, 2024, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at Rockdale County High School, 1174 Bulldog Circle, Conyers, GA. Clothing closet, well visits, immunizations, haircuts, face painting, Zumba, music, student registration assistance, school supplies distributed (while supplies last) and more. No registration needed to attend the RCPS Back-to-School Bash. For more information, contact [email protected]

(If you know of school supply giveaway events that can help RCPS students, please contact [email protected])

Summer Reading (Grades K-12)

Summer Math Recommendations (Grades K-12)

Transportation and School Zones:

School Zone search

Bus Route search

School Meals:

Menus and Prices

MySchoolBucks (cafeteria online payment)

Register for Free and Reduced Lunch


Athletic Physical Evaluation Forms, Emergency Information & Consent Forms, High School Athletics Pages, Student Athletic Aide Program, and more.

Parent Handbook and Forms

Dress Code

Please check with your school for school-specific dress guidelines.

Attendance Protocol


School and Department addresses, phone numbers, websites


Receive notifications, view event calendars, job opportunities and more. On Google Play and Apple's App Store, search "RCPS" or "Rockdale County Schools"

School Messenger:

Calls will be sent to the primary phone number you submitted to the school when you enrolled. You will be able to update your phone number and email address with your Infinite Campus Annual Update or at your school's open house. To update your address, you must visit the RCPS Student Registration office with proof of residency.

Kindergarten Orientation:

Please check your school's website (CLICK HERE) and contact your school for information on Kindergarten Orientation programs.

Middle School Orientations:

CLICK HERE for information on summer Middle School Bridge programs.