For Parents

SEMESTER EXAMS (GRADES 9-11)
*Semester exams for grades 9-11 will be Monday, May 22 for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th periods. We will run a regular schedule. Students may check out at the end of the period of their last test of the day with a parent note. Phone calls will not be accepted.
*Tuesday, May 23 exams for 5th, 6th, and 7th period will be given at the beginning of the day (periods 1st, 2nd, and 3rd). Students may check out at the end of the period of their last test with a parent note. See our schedule below for classes/times.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 24 is MAKE UP EXAMS. STUDENTS SHOULD COME ONLY IF THEY HAVE AN EXAM(S) TO MAKE UP FROM MONDAY OR TUESDAY.

Students in grades 9-11 who are exempt from semester exams, are not required to come to school next week.

GRADES 5-8
Next week is a regular week for students who do not take semester exams. Wednesday, May 24 is the last day of school for grades 5-8.

HAVE A SAFE AND HAPPY SUMMER BREAK!

The Alabama's Continuous Improvement Plan is developed each year as a guide for our school. Click the link below to view the 2016-2017 plan.

ACIP 2016-2017

For information on the Title I meeting for this school year, click on the link below. If you have questions concerning Title I, you can contact either the RHS or RES office.
Annual Parent Title I 2016-17.pptx

The Ranburne schools have a plan to keep our schools focused on our mission and to continually improve the quality of education for all our students. Click the link below to see a summary of the plan developed by RHS and RES.

RES and RHS One Pager.pdf


9th Grade Orientation

Students entering the 9th grade in the fall of 2016 can find the Alabama High School Diploma options in the link above. This is the presentation given by our counselors to the parents and students of the 8th graders (Spring 2016). 
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2016-2017 Supply List for grades 9-12



2016 Summer Reading List for grades 9-12
*Summer reading list is the same for 2017. Click on the link to see a list of choices for summer reading. Please remember that you can not choose a book you have completed a project for last year or in previous years.

 ACT Aspire Parent Guide.pdf 

RHS Bulldog Band

2016-2017 School Calendar


Supply List for 7th-8th grade 2016.pub

supply list for 5th-6th grade 2016.doc



Procedures for School Delays, Dismissals, or Closings



Dear Parent/Guardians,



It is that time of year again where decisions will have to be made concerning school closings or delays due to severe weather situations.  When the weather is bad, the Cleburne County School District follows a set of guidelines for deciding if school will be open or closed. The district must make a decision that is the best for all students. For many of our children school is the warmest place for them to be. Many of you work jobs that don’t allow you to go in late due to cold temperatures which means finding someone to watch your children or leaving them unsupervised. This also creates a financial hardship for many families. We realize our decisions may create an inconvenience with your individual circumstances. Therefore, we encourage and strongly support you in making the decision that is best for your child (ren). You are always the best judge of your child’s health and safety.


What is the process for deciding when schools are closed, dismissed early, or delayed due to severe weather conditions?


The Superintendent, the Transportation, Building, Maintenance, Safety, and Security Coordinator, and the Transportation Supervisor review the weather conditions and travel county roads beginning early in the morning. They talk with Cleburne County EMA, Heflin Police, Ranburne Police, and Cleburne County Sheriff’s Department, and school district staff to see if all roads and buildings are accessible and safe for students and staff. The administration makes the decision whether to close or delay schools by 5:30 a.m. or earlier when possible, and then communicates this decision to all local news outlets, employees, and to parents via Schoolcast phone and text message. The decisions must be made before the first bus pulls out to pick up students.

The decision for early dismissal follows the same protocol. The Superintendent, the Transportation, Building, Maintenance, Safety, and Security Coordinator, and the Transportation Supervisor review the weather and road conditions. We talk with Cleburne County EMA, Heflin Police, Ranburne Police, and the Cleburne County Sheriff’s Department. We must consider the amount of time our longest route takes to drop off students and return the driver safely back to their home base. We also, when possible, serve lunch before students leave school knowing that for some children there may not be enough to eat at home. But our final decision is based on safety.

There may be times when the temperature is low enough over several days that we must consider delaying due to concerns over bus mechanical issues. Bus transportation is one of the safest and most dependable ways for children to get to school but there are limitations. We do not want to have drivers and students stranded on the side of the road in bad weather conditions.

The decision we make on early dismissal, delayed, or closed schools must take into account the road and weather conditions throughout the county. Although the road and weather conditions might be good in your area our decision must be made county wide. We have multi-handicapped students from every part of the county that ride buses to attend multi-needs classes at CCES, CCMS, and CCHS.   Therefore we must follow state and federal attendance laws and make county wide decisions.


How you can find out if schools are closed, dismissed, or delayed?

On days when the weather is bad, listen to any local radio or television station, friend us on Facebook at Cleburne County Schools, for information about school delays or closings. If during registration you have provided a main contact phone number you should be receiving a school cast call and/or text notifying you of any changes. If you are not receiving the calls please contact your school office to check or update your phone number.

Why school is delayed two or three hours? Why not a specific start time?

           

           All schools in Cleburne County do not have the same school day start or end time due to the fact that some schools are feeder schools to larger schools. CCHS and CCMS have students that travel from PGES/Hollis Area and FES. These students grades 7-12 ride buses to FES and PGES and then take a connecting bus to CCMS or CCHS. They have a longer travel time and arrive at CCHS and CCMS later. This is due to the number of available buses and transportation cost effectiveness. Therefore, it is impossible to have all schools start and end at the same time    

School Day start times:

RES:    7:30                CCHS:  7:30

RHS:   7:25                CCMS: 7:30

PGES: 7:20                CCES:   7:35 FES:    7:20

If school is delayed how do I know what time the bus will pick up my child?

           The bus will run its regular route delayed by the same amount of time as school is delayed. For example-If school is delayed 2 hours and your child is normally picked up at 6:30 AM then the bus will pick up your child at 8:30 AM.  We will be asking bus drivers to stop at homes - anytime the temp is below 25 degrees.  

How would I be notified if Cleburne County Schools or a particular school is closed for other reasons?


If you have a question about whether schools or a particular school will be closed for reasons

other than severe weather, we will communicate via local radio or television station, friend us on Facebook at Cleburne County School District for information about school closing or delaying. If during registration you have provided a main contact phone number you should be receiving a school cast call and/or text notifying you of any changes. If you are not receiving the calls please contact your school office to check or update your phone number.

If schools are closed, all activities, practices, and games are canceled!

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation. The decision to open or close schools during inclement weather brings out some of the strongest community reactions – no matter which way we go with our weather decisions. It is our intention to make the best decision possible. It is hard to predict the weather just ask James Spann! We will always err on the side of caution. We appreciate your understanding of the difficulties in making this decision, and your support in helping your child and our employees get to school or home safely on bad weather days. Please know that we will use safety considerations in making all of our weather decisions.