Enrolling Your Child

Welcome back!  The first day of school is August 11, 2021.
This section includes helpful resources to ensure that you and your child are ready for the first day of school.  Find all of your back-to-school information, including bus stop information, open house and registration events, and more.  

2021-2022 Online Enrollment and Registration

For students returning to an RCS school for the 2021-2022 school year, use the following steps:

If you do not have a PowerSchool Parent Portal account, the following information will help you create a new PowerSchool Parent Portal Account:  

     Before you begin, you  must have the following:

  •    An email address (for example Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail, etc.)
  •    The student's PowerSchool access ID and access password.  If you do not have the Access ID and Access Password,  please      call (765) 973-3300.


After you have the preceding information, continue with the following steps:

  •  Click HERE to access the PowerSchool Parent Portal. www.powerschool.rcs.k12.in.us/public
  • Enter your Parent Portal Username and Password. If you forget your username or password, click the "Forgot Username or Password?" link to recover your username or password.
Once you enter the PowerSchool Parent Portal, click the Returning Student Registration button located on the left side under the Navigation menu.

                            * After you enter the Date of Birth for the student, it will take you to the enrollment information for the student.

                                 The information should already be populated from your current information in PowerSchool. Please make changes                                   to any area that needs updated.


A red error message will appear if you have missed a required field.  At the end of the form it will show a summary for you. A red dot will display next to a section if you have missed anything.  Click on the red dot and it will take you to the area that you have missed a required field. You may also go to the section that has a red dot by clicking on the name of the section on the left side of the screen.

Once you have updated your information it will take you to a Next Steps screen where you can print your information.

                        * Save and Sign out by clicking on the circular button that has your initials on the top right of the screen.

                     **This will need to be done for each returning student.

If you do not have internet access or if your student is new to RCS, please visit your child’s school on July 28, July 29 or July 30 to register.    Locate the school to which your child will attend. To do this, click HERE to see a list of our school boundaries.



Helpful Links

Grade 7 through grade 12: Fees will vary based on individual student schedules.

*Please note: Payment plans are available. Please contact your school for more information.

To apply for Free Textbook Assistance, click HERE

Transportation Flyer


General Information about Bus Transportation

  • Students should arrive at the assigned bus stop at least ten (10) minutes before the scheduled bus stop time.

  • Parents/Guardians should assure that students dress appropriately for the weather, rain gear for inclement conditions, proper footwear for walking to and from and waiting at the bus stop.

  • The bus stop and the school bus are considered an extension of the classroom and students are expected to observe the same code of discipline expected in the school classroom.

  • Students are not allowed to eat, drink or chew gum while on the school bus.

  • Students are expected to abide by the school bus driver’s instructions while boarding the bus, on the bus and when departing the bus, at the bus stop or school location.

  • Expect school bus delays the first weeks of school due to traffic congestion around school buildings, schools regulating dismissals, and students becoming familiar with their bus drivers.

  • If you’re driving behind a bus, allow a greater following distance than if you were driving behind a car. It will give you more time to stop once the yellow lights start flashing.

  • It is illegal to pass a school bus that is stopped to load or unload children.

  • If the yellow or red lights are flashing and the stop arm is extended,
    traffic must stop.


School Start and End Times for 2021-2022
Preschools (Monday- Friday) 
Morning Classes 8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. 
Afternoon Classes 12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Elementary Schools (Kdg-4th grade)
Regular Day 7:50 a.m. - 2:40 p.m.
Early Dismissal (Tuesdays) 7:50 a.m. - 1:40 p.m. 
2-Hour Delay 9:50 a.m. - 2:40 p.m. 

Test Intermediate School (5th and 6th grade)
Regular Day 8:00 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Early Dismissal (Tuesdays) 8:00 a.m. - 2:34 p.m. 
2-Hour Delay 10:00 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. 

Dennis Middle School (7th and 8th grade)
Regular Day 8:15 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. 
Early Dismissal (Tuesdays) 8:15 a.m. - 2:49 p.m. 
2-Hour Delay 10:15 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. 

Richmond High School (9th-12th grade)
Regular Day 8:15 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. 
Early Dismissal (Tuesdays) 8:15 a.m. - 2:49 p.m. 
2-Hour Delay 10:15 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. 

Hibberd Program Building (3rd-8th grade)
Regular Day 8:28 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Early Dismissal (Tuesdays) 8:28 a.m. - 2:34 p.m.
2-Hour Delay 10:28 a.m.- 3:15 p.m. 
Community Youth Services (Kdg-12th grade)
Regular Day 7:30 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.
Early Dismissal (Tuesdays) 7:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 
2-Hour Delay 9:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.