10/29/2020 COVID-19 Update for Families

COVID UPdate for Families

On Thursday, 10-29-2020, Rockcastle County Schools Superintendent Carrie Ballinger was notified by the Rockcastle County Health Department that our community COVID-19 incidence rate had risen to 37.6, due to a recent rise in cases.  This increase means our county continues to be in the Red status overall.  As a result, and out of an abundance of caution,… Continue Reading 10/29/2020 COVID-19 Update for Families

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Food Service Update 10/29/2020

Brooke Asher

 Please note: There will be no meal services Monday and Tuesday (Nov 2-3). Don’t forget to visit your nearest Rocket Refuel site to  pick-up free school meals each day of NTI. Meals are for all children 18 and under. Participation is appreciated and also helps our food service program thrive. We hope to see you!… Continue Reading Food Service Update 10/29/2020

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Rocket Relaunch Plans for Rockcastle County Schools

The Rockcastle County Board of Education has designed our reopening plans to ensure the health, safety, and well-being of all students, staff, and families. Our plans were developed in coordination with local health officials, guidance from the Kentucky Department of Education and district Task Force Committees, comprised of district and school staff, parents,… Continue Reading Rocket Relaunch Plans for Rockcastle County Schools

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Infinite Campus Attendance Error

Attendance Error

Rockcastle Families,

Our student data system, Infinite Campus, is currently showing unexcused absences for many of our students.  This is a system error and we are actively working to correct this information.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

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Technology Help Desk for Parents/Students

Rockcastle County Schools Instructional Technology Help Desk will be available to assist parents and students with technology issues during virtual learning. Call 606-256-1111 for assistance.

Help Desk Flyer (Printable)

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2021 Jackson Energy Scholarship


Jackson Energy sponsors an essay scholarship program each year that awards nine $2,000 scholarships to outstanding students in our service area.

Essays for the 2021 Scholarship Essay Contest will be accepted from September 1, 2020 thru November 30, 2020. For information on the essay topic and how to submit, download the

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    #StopTheSpread #MaskUpRockcastle

    WEar Your Mask

    Rock students ask our community to “mask up” to stop the spread of COVID-19.

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    Superintendent Ballinger Speaks at SESC Press Conference

    Carrie Ballinger

    On Wednesday, October 28th, Superintendent Ballinger, along with other regional superintendents, attended a press conference to discuss education legislative priorities for 2021. Special thanks to Southest-South Central Educational Cooperative, Kentucky Association of School Superintendents and others for organizing this event.

    Watch the press conference>>>


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    2021 Rogers Scholars Program

    application guide

    Rogers Scholars—The Center for Rural Development’s flagship youth program—provides leadership and college scholarship opportunities to help upcoming high school juniors in Southern and Eastern Kentucky develop the skills they need to seize their potential as the region’s next generation of business and entrepreneurial leaders.

  • 2021 Rogers Scholars Information
  • Rogers Scholars Application Guide

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    Pumpkins Aren’t Just for Carving!

    Over the past week, the 4th grade students from MVES learned that pumpkins aren’t just for carving. First, a special thanks goes out to Sigmon’s Farm for helping supply each student with a pumpkin, and also special thanks to the parents for helping gather supplies for these students to decorate their pumpkins with. The students… Continue Reading Pumpkins Aren’t Just for Carving!

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    Rockcastle FFA Poinsettia Sales


    Rockcastle FFA is currently selling poinsettias. The deadline to order is Wednesday, November 18th and there are 4 colors available: Red, White, Pink and Jingle Bell (Red with white spotting). Flowers are $10 each.  For churches that would like to purchase several, please contact  Matthew.Whitaker@rockcastle.kyschools.us to work out the details.

    Delivery will be between December… Continue Reading Rockcastle FFA Poinsettia Sales

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    RCHS Lady Rockets Volleyball 🏐 47th District Champs

    Volleyball Champs

    Congratulations to the RCHS Lady Rockets Volleyball team for winning the 47th District Championship!

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    10/23/2020 COVID-19 Update for Families

    COVID UPdate for Families

    ⇒ 10-23-2020 – COVID-19 Update Letter from Superintendent Ballinger

    October 23, 2020

    Rockcastle County School Community,

    I have been monitoring the community incidence rate of Rockcastle County and working daily with our local health department to track our COVID 19 data. Yesterday evening, I was notified that our community incidence rate is currently 32.5,… Continue Reading 10/23/2020 COVID-19 Update for Families

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