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New Transportation Form for 2021-22

Greenville County Schools is asking ALL families who will have a student or students enrolled for the 2021-22 school year to complete a new Transportation Request Form. The form should be completed for EVERY student, including bus riders, car riders, walkers, bicyclists, and daycare bus riders.

It is very important to complete the form so GCS can efficiently plan for how students will arrive and depart campuses daily. It is particularly important for students who have moved or changed schools.

In order to ensure school bus transportation on the first day of school, forms are due by Wednesday, July 15. School bus requests submitted after July 15 may not be routed for the first day of school. Forms can be returned to Mrs. Hopkins in the main office or emailed to her at ephopkins@greenville.k12.sc.us

 


Enrollment for Summer Virtual PE Classes Begins Monday, April 26

Rising 7th and 8th grade students who wish to have more space for related arts classes can enroll in Summer Virtual PE beginning Monday, April 26. These courses do not carry high school credit, but will allow for an additional related arts slot in a student's schedule. Courses cost $125 unless a student qualifies for a reduced fee based on economic hardship. For more information and the application forms, please visit the LINK HERE. The forms can be filled out online and emailed to your grade level counselor, or printed and turned in. See your counselor with any questions!


Virtual Academy Students Testing Information

The South Carolina College-and Career-Ready Assessments (SC READY) are statewide assessments in English language arts (ELA) and mathematics, while the SCPASS is a statewide science assessment. SC READY is administered to students in grades 3-8. SCPASS is administered to students in grades 4 and 6.

Students are required to test on-site at their brick-and-mortar schools of enrollment. Remote testing is not available. Students are to bring their charged, school-issued device on each test day. Students enrolled in the GCS Virtual Program (GCSVP) will participate in testing on the following dates. 

SUBJECT TEST DATE
ELA Session 1 - Writing (Grades 6-8) April 29
ELA Session 2 - Reading (Grades 6-8) April 30
Science (Grade 6 only) May 6
Mathematics (Grades 6-8) May 7


Complete information in English and Spanish can be found HERE.


Brick-and-Mortar Students Testing Information

The South Carolina College-and Career-Ready Assessments (SC READY) are statewide assessments in English language arts (ELA) and mathematics, while the SCPASS is a statewide science assessment. SC READY is administered to students in grades 3-8. SCPASS is administered to students in grades 4 and 6.

Students are required to test on-site at their brick-and-mortar schools of enrollment. Students are to bring their charged, school-issued device on each test day. Students will participate in testing on the following dates. 

SUBJECT TEST DATE
ELA Session 1 - Writing Tuesday, May 4, 2021
ELA Session 2 - Reading  Wednesday, May 5, 2021
Science (Grade 4 & 6 only) Tuesday, May 18, 2021
Mathematics  Tuesday, May 11, 2021


Complete information in English and Spanish can be found HERE.


2021 Standardized Testing Calendar

*Released 3/29/2021-The Standardized Testing Calendar for Ralph Chandler can be found here. 

SCREADY, SCPASS Testing information from the District (English/Spanish)


Middle School District Art Show

By showcasing the talents of our Middle Level artists in this virtual show we are hopeful that our students will find confidence in their abilities and the courage to keep trying and growing artistically. Our Greenville County Middle School Visual Art Department recognizes that finding passion and developing creativity is a crucial developmental stage and one that is essential for the formulation of critical thinking skills. Together with their teachers, our students invite you to view their images, reflect on the ideas behind their work, and enjoy their showpieces.

The following RCMS students have work on display: 


Ralph Chandler Middle School Named School to Watch!

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Schools To Watch is a national designation awarded to middle level institutions of learning that embody the ideals of four domains: Academic Excellence, Social Equity, Developmental Responsiveness, and Organizational Structures and Processes, which ensure the implementation of effective educational practices for the young adolescents of our nation as outlined by the ongoing work of The National Forum to Accelerate Middle-Grades Reform and the Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE).

We have received our initial designation joining only twenty-five schools in the state of South Carolina and only 450 nation wide, we are now a showcase school for the National Forum to Accelerate Middle-Grades Reform. Read more HERE.


Student Chromebook Repairs

Student Chromebooks that require repair may be swapped out for another device at one of our four Career Centers.

Virtual Students: Monday-Friday, 8 AM – 4PM at any career center location.

In-person Students: Bring your Chromebook to the media center for repair/replacement. On eLearning days, you may bring your Chromebook to the nearest career center location for repair. 

GCS students may call 355-HELP for assistance with Chromebook issues.

Donaldson Career Center
100 Vocational Drive
Greenville, SC 29605

Enoree Career Center
108 Scalybark Road
Greenville, SC 29617

Golden Strip Career Center
1120 East Butler Road
Greenville, SC 29607

Harley Bonds Career Center
505 North Main Street
Greer, SC 29650
(Use Main Street entrance)


RCMS Happenings....

Greenville County Schools Releases the 2021-22 Calendar-Find more information HERE

2020 School Report Cards are now available. View Ralph Chandler Middle School's Report Card HERE 

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. 

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

Library News:


RCMS Panther Sports News!

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For the LATEST SPORTS NEWS,  UPDATES, and FORMS-CLICK ON THE BIG RC!

GCS announces a Clear Bag Policy for those attending athletic events.

Details on the Clear Bag Policy can be found HERE, along with Frequently Asked Questions.


 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.