Parent & Student Resources
On this page you will find a number of resources to help you navigate the RCS school system as well as important forms, enrollment information, and student programs. Click on a thumbnail below for more information.
Links and Resources
Rockingham County Schools utilizes the Alert Now: Connect 5 Phone Notification Service.
Click HERE for our latest Connect 5 Phone Message.
Your child’s school will be utilizing the Alert Now: Connect 5 service for:
Back to School
End of Grade Testing Dates
Report Card Distribution
Make Up School Day Reminder
Attendance / Absence Notification
The district will be utilizing the Alert Now:Connect 5 service for:
Weather Related Information
Other Important Information
To update your primary and emergency contact information, please call your child’s school.
To receive a replay of school and district messages sent to your phone, call 1-855-4-REPLAY or 1-855-473-7529.
Anyone who accidentally opted out of their RCS/school automated phone calls can easily opt back in. Call 855-502-7867 and select option 2. The call MUST be made from the opt-in phone number, which means schools cannot add a phone number for families. We don't want you to miss any important messages!
Frequently Requested Info
Below is a list of frequently requested info as well as link to helpful resources for both parents and students.
In order to provide more efficient and secure service, effective March 24, 2016, all 3rd Party Requests for Student Records, education verifications, corporate verifications, or related student records MUST be made using our secure online request system.
The online request form can be found here.
The work permit form may be printed from the NC Department of Labor website. Follow these instructions to complete the process correctly:
Students should complete the first section of the form to provide information about themselves: name, address, etc.
The employer completes the section about the job, business name and address, etc. and the employer signs the form.
The parent or guardian signs the form.
The student takes the form to either the Rockingham County Department of Social Services (in the Governmental Center in Wentworth) or to the Employment Security Commission office (across from Rockingham High School in Wentworth).
The student must provide proof of age (a photo id with birth date or a birth certificate) and the student must sign the form in the presence of the issuing officer. Do not sign the form until the issuing officer at the agency directs you to do so!
College Entrance Exams
The SAT is given at McMichael High School each October and May. Students may also take the exam at nearby locations in Guilford County in November, December, January, March or June. The College Board website provides excellent information to help students prepare for the test, in addition to online registration.
College Preparation Links
Jostens (Yearbook ordering)
Herff Jones (Graduation items and class rings)
Local News and Events Links
Local, State, and Federal Links
Parents’ Guide to Student Success (listed below in English and Spanish) was developed in response to the Common Core State Standards in English language arts and mathematics that more than 40 states have adopted.
Created by teachers, parents, education experts, and others from across the country, the standards provide clear, consistent expectations for what students should be learning at each grade in order to be prepared for college and career.
The National PTA® created the guides for grades K-8 and two for grades 9-12 (one for English language arts/literacy and one for mathematics).
The Guide includes:
Key items that children should be learning in English language arts and mathematics in each grade, once the standards are fully implemented.
Activities that parents can do at home to support their child's learning.
Methods for helping parents build stronger relationships with their child's teacher.
Tips for planning for college and career (high school only).
Parent Monthly Newsletters:
Below are a number of resources for both students and parents.
Do you need help setting up a parent Canvas?
Please click HERE for instructions on HOW TO SET UP PARENT CANVAS.
Homework Assistance Line (336) 623-3689
Rockingham County Schools’ Homework Assistance Line (“HAL”) is served by licensed teachers for students in grades
K-12. Students or parents may call and have a teacher help them work out problems or explain assignments in core and advanced subject areas.
Days / Hours of Operation:
Monday-Thursday 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm, beginning in September after Labor Day and ending one week before End-of-Grade Tests.
The Homework Assistance Line is closed every teacher workday, holiday, day before a holiday and when schools are closed or released early due to bad weather.
Parent & Booster Organizations
We are appreciative of the support parents and community members provide for our school and school programs. We invite everyone to get involved and provide help and resources to make McMichael High School the best we can be!
McMichael AFJROTC Boosters
The McMichael AFJROTC Boosters organization provides financial support for AFJROTC programs and activities beyond the level of funding provided by the United States Air Force budget.
Membership fee: None
The Freedom Foundation fundraiser is the primary source of support for AFJROTC. Cadets solicit sponsorships from family and friends through a mail-based program.
AFJROTC students sell “The Card,” for $10.00 each. “The Card” can be used at local restaurants and businesses to receive discounts for goods and services.
Booster funds were used to build an office area within the AFJROTC classroom which is used by cadet leaders. Booster funds are also used to supplement expenses for AFJROTC field trips.
AFJROTC Boosters business is conducted during the weekly Corps meetings each Wednesday after school.
McMichael Athletic Family Pass
McMichael Athletics offers a family pass to all IMMEDIATE family members in a household. Each family member must show their card at events in order to enter games. The family pass is used to encourage and support to athletic teams and student athletes at McMichael High School.
$175 per year
Admission to all regular season athletic events held at McMichael High School (NCHSAA regulations prevent the use of this privilege at tournament games).
McMichael Band Boosters
The McMichael Band Boosters organization is actively involved our school’s band program. In addition to providing financial support, Band Boosters are actively involved as chaperones and field crews for competitions and performances. Membership is open to all McMichael parents, as well as members of the community.
Meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of each month.
Meetings begin at 7:00 p.m. in the band room.
President- Blair Comer
1st Vice-president: Jacinta Tuck
2nd VP: Kevin McGuire
3rd VP: Allison Brown
Treasurer: Dianna Gunter
Secretary: Jennifer Bell
The Band Boosters organization welcomes visitors to their new website at www.mcmichaelbands.org
The Band Boosters sponsor the Phoenix Festival of Bands each fall as their primary fund raising event. Marching bands from North Carolina and Virginia converge on the McMichael campus to participate in musical and marching competition, providing an afternoon of exciting entertainment for Western Rockingham County! This year’s event is scheduled for .
An annual fruit sale is conducted in October and November each year. Members take orders for fresh citrus fruits and pecans which are delivered in early December, in time for holiday use and baking! Contact any Band Booster member or call the school in October to place an order.
McMichael Choral Boosters
The McMichael Choral Boosters organization actively supports our school’s choral program. In addition to providing financial support, the Choral Boosters serve as chaperones, act as assistants for performances, and provide help at festivals and community events. Membership is open to all McMichael parents, as well as members of the community.
Membership fee: none
Meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month.
Meetings begin at 6:30 p.m. at Rio Grande in Madison.
Mary Smith-Vice President/Treasurer
The McMichael High School Chorus is under the direction of Daniel Tolodziecki.
Our parent, teacher, student organization that has been created to support our students throughout the school year.
School Improvement Team (SIT)
G.S. §115C-47 (38) mandates the duty of local boards to ensure each principal establishes a school improvement team and that the composition of the team complies with G.S. §115C-105.27 (a).
G.S. §115C-105.27 (a) also directs schools to establish a School Improvement Team (SIT) to develop a plan to improve student performance. School improvement teams shall consist of the following members:
the principal of the school;
representatives of the assistant principals;
representatives of instructional personnel;
representatives of instructional support personnel;
representatives of teacher assistants assigned to the building;
representatives of parents of children enrolled in the school.
Representatives of the assistant principals, instructional personnel, instructional support personnel, and teacher assistants shall be elected by their respective groups by secret ballot. Participation in the school improvement planning process by the personnel noted above is a legal requirement.
To access our School Improvement Plan: indistar.org Username: GuestS17172 Password: GuestS17172
Adapted from: North Carolina School Improvement Planning Implementation Guide
Be There is a multimedia campaign designed to inspire families to become more involved in their children's education.
The Idea Behind the Be There Campaign –
Constant inspirational reminders to Be There for children that will change behaviors and make connecting with children the new norm throughout our nation.
Be There Goals:
• To improve student achievement through increased family involvement.
• To align parent activities with state/district goals.
• To support educators by making it easier for parents to become effective partners.
• To show families that simple, easy connections with children make a huge difference.
For more information about Be There, visit their website at www.bethere.org
PBIS = Positive Behavioral Intervention Support
Below is an overview of our PBIS Program