Welcome, Rachel Carson Panthers!
2020-21 School Year and Virtual Learning
Our "2020-21 School Year" page is where we will post updates, reminders, bell schedules, and other logistical information from Principal Stokes and our school admin team to parents during this school year.
Our "Virtual Learning" page, is devoted to providing ongoing resources to help student and their parents during virtual learning.
The RCMS PTA Virtual Book Fair Starts Friday, November 20!
The RCMS PTA Virtual Book Fair starts Friday, Nov. 20 at 3 pm! All proceeds benefit RCMS. Last year’s book fair profits allowed us to purchase over 100 new EBooks and Audiobooks for our students. Click here to access the site and start shopping!
Change in Schedule: November 24, 2020 Will Be an Asynchronous Day for Students.
Please read this letter from Mr. Stokes regarding the change in schedule for Tuesday, November 24, 2020
RCMS Annual Food Drive
RCMS is gearing up for our annual food drive! Food donations begin now and last through December 18. Click here for more details and information.
We need Photos for the Yearbook!
The yearbook staff is working behind the scenes in the hopes that we will be able to produce a Rachel Carson Yearbook this year. Because a yearbook is dependent upon pictures, we are asking for YOUR help. Please consider submitting photos to help us work towards our goal! Follow the directions below to send in your photos. This week we are asking for submissions of summer photos, back to school photos, classroom at home photos, and selfies of students in their favorite masks! Click here to see how to submit your photo.
COVID-19 Health Metrics
In making determinations regarding in-person instruction, FCPS will consider the Centers for Disease Control Core Indicators. View the data.
In-School Instruction – Form Needed
Parents/guardians who chose in-school instruction for their child will receive a health screening commitment form where you will agree to completing a daily health screening prior to sending your student to school. Forms must be received at school electronically or by hard copy before your child returns to in-school instruction. Students whose parent/guardian have not returned a signed form will be required to complete a health screening and have their temperature taken daily by school staff until the form is received.
No-Cost Meals for All FCPS Students through June 30, 2021
Grab and Go service hours are 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday (excluding holidays). Bus routes for food distribution are operating Monday through Friday. Breakfast and lunch will be available at no-cost Monday-Friday at all schools with in-person instruction. Specific information about meal distribution locations and bus distribution schedules are available.
Parent Technology Help Desk
To support families who are working with their children during distance learning, Fairfax County Public Schools now has a Parent Technology Help Desk. The number is 1-833-921-3277 (833-921-FCPS). It will be answered by staff 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., seven days a week. If the help desk is unable to solve the issue on the phone with the parent or guardian, they will enter a ticket on the parent’s behalf and the request for help will be transferred to the appropriate FCPS team.
Report safety issues online or by text message using the Safety Tipline. You may choose to identify yourself or remain anonymous.
Upcoming Events at Rachel Carson Middle School
Mental Health Resources: 24/7 Emergency Numbers
CrisisLink Regional Hotline
Dominion Hospital Emergency
Mobile Crisis Unit