three teachers wearing masks

The COVID-19 pandemic has presented school communities with previously unimaginable challenges. At the conclusion of 2019-2020 school year, our school staff set about planning how to safely and effectively navigate these challenges.  Building on lessons learned from our sudden shift to virtual instruction last Spring, parent feedback, and guidance from state and local officials, RCS developed both its School Reopening Plan and Continuous Learning Plan (CLP). Our Guiding Principles influenced the development of these plans and continue to affect our decisions in response to not only the threat of COVID in our area, but also in pursuing our goal to effectively educate our students.

COVID Updates

Free COVID Testing for Students and Staff
Jennifer Ewing

RCS is now offering free COVID testing to students and staff.

RCS is now offering free on-site COVID testing for students and staff!  See details below.


Who:  Students and Staff

When:  Monday-Friday 8:15- 9:15

Where:  RCS

Cost:  FREE through the ELC COVID testing grant!

Please call the school to schedule an appointment time at 423-272-7651. 

Rapid testing with results in 10 minutes

Current Status

As of August 9, 2021

  • School will start normally with our Return to School Guidelines in place.

Click here to read the Return to School document.

Check the website, Facebook, or with your child's teacher for further information.

Tennessee State School District COVID Dashboard

UPDATED Morning Drop-off Traffic Flow - Feb. 1, 2021

Aerial map of RCS with traffic flow arrows

Return to School Guidelines After Exposure or Symptoms

First page of the PDF file: CovidExposure24Aug21

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