Rockbridge County Public Schools

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    Located at the southern base of the Shenandoah Valley, our school system serves about 2,500 students in kindergarten through 12th grade. The mission of Rockbridge County Public Schools is to prepare every student to succeed and to contribute to a better world. We strive to develop and unleash the powers of every student’s mind. We believe that every student deserves an academically-challenging education in a safe and nurturing environment which will allow him or her to become an active participant in society. We invite you to learn more about our school district and its many programs for Rockbridge County residents of all ages. Click here for more information


  • Kindergarten Registration

    Children must be (5) five years of age on or before September 30, 2020.  You should register your child at the school in the attendance zone in which you live.  If you need help determining which school is in your attendance zone; please contact Kirstie Campbell at the Transportation Office (540) 463-5437.

    Registration for all Rockbridge County Elementary Schools will begin on Monday, April 13, 2020. Please contact your child’s school to request a registration packet.

    Central Elementary School (540) 463-4500

    Fairfield Elementary School (540) 348-5202

    Mountain View Elementary School (540) 261-2418

    Natural Bridge Elementary School (540) 291-2292

    The following items are required but we can assist you with this documentation if you do not have it at the time of registration:

                Your child’s birth certificate

                A copy of your current utility bill

                A copy of your lease or mortgage agreement

                A copy of your child’s immunizations

                A completed physical form from your child’s doctor dated after August 12, 2019


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  • RCPS 2020-21 Calendar/Information

    The adjusted calendar for the 2020-21 School Year was approved at the June 17, 2020 School Board Meeting.  Please click on the link below to see the approved calendar.

    RCPS 2020-21 Calendar

    Information Letter about the 2020-2021 School Year




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  • SUMMER Meal Request/Form

    Meal requests for Tuesday will be accepted until Monday at 5:00 pm.
    Meal requests for Thursday will be accepted until Wednesday at 5:00 pm
    Next week's meal request form will be posted on the previous Friday at 8:00 am.

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    SUMMER Meal Distribution Information (English)

    SUMMER Meal Distribution Information (Spanish)

    Corona Virus Information


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  • Meal Order for Week of July 13 - July 17

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  • ODU Department of Communication Disorders and Special Education Parent Survey

    The Department of Communication Disorders and Special Education at Old Dominion University (ODU) is conducting a study entitled, Parent Reports of Executive Functions in Students with Intellectual Disability.  To conduct the study, they need the participation of parents of children ages 5-18 years old who have been diagnosed with intellectual disability who are willing to complete a short online survey.  If you are interested in participating in this survey, you will find it below.  Please note that all responses are anonymous.  

    ODU Parent Survey


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  • Rockbridge County School Board Approves Renaming the Athletic Stadium Complex at RCHS

    News Release


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  • Virginia Preschool Initiative Program


    Rockbridge County Public Schools is now recruiting for the 2020-2021 Virginia Preschool Initiative Program. This program is designed to provide a high-quality preschool environment for children who live in Rockbridge County and who will be 4 years old by Sept. 30, 2020.

     Interested parents and guardians should contact to schedule a phone appointment.

    For more information and a list of the documents needed to apply, please email or call 540-463-7386 Ext 248. Please leave a message so that we can return your call.

    Children are not admitted on a first-come, first-served basis, and are not guaranteed acceptance into the program. State eligibility criteria will be considered first to fill available slots. Remaining slots may be filled with local criteria. 


    Rockbridge County Public Schools encourages families of children with special needs to apply; if children require special accommodations, families should notify school staff members when scheduling the appointment. There is no cost for the program for families and transportation will be provided for preschool students in accordance with the school division’s transportation guidelines. Rockbridge County Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age in its programs and activities.



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  • School Board Meetings

    Regular Meeting

    The next regular monthly meeting of the Rockbridge County School Board will be held on Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.  The meeting will be held via electronic means pursuant to the Continuity of Government Ordinance. School Board members and RCPS Staff members will be participating remotely. 

    As the COVID-19 public health emergency continues, the location and nature of future School Board meetings will determined on a meeting by meeting basis.  The July 14, 2020 School Board meeting will be held via “Zoom” video communications.  Citizens are encouraged to join our meeting by logging into Zoom using the following address link:

    At this time, because there will be no public attendance for this meeting, citizens are encouraged to submit public comment in writing to the following email address:, or by U.S. mail to Rockbridge County School Board Office, Attention:  Public Comment, Clerk of the School Board, 2893 Collierstown Road, Lexington, VA 24450.  Comments will be read aloud to the board.  The standard two-minute limit will be observed, but the full text of the comments will be provided to the Board in writing. We apologize for this inconvenience.






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  • Employment Opportunities

    Click HERE to view employment opportunities with Rockbridge County Schools for the  2019-20 school year.


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