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Family Checklist & FAQs

First page of the PDF file: FamilyEngagementChecklist_FINAL_English-Spanish

Download the Family Checklist here in English and Spanish

Family Checklist

Fall Enrollment

  • Do I know my student’s current zoned school?
  • Is my 5-year old enrolled in kindergarten?
  • Is my 3 or 4-year old enrolled in RPS Preschool?

Revised 2022-23 Bell Schedule & Calendar

  • Am I aware of the updated 2022-23 calendar changes?
  • Am I aware of the new Preschool bell schedule?
Bus Stops
  • Do I know where my bus stop is?


Division and School Communication


  • Am I signed up for Remind, the division’s texting application?
  • How do I find my student’s school website?
  • Am I subscribed to RPS Direct, the Superintendent’s daily email?
  • Do I follow RPS on social media?
  • Is my current address, phone number, and email updated with my student’s school?
  • Download the Remind app on the Apple App Store or Google Play Store. Learn more at
  • Visit and click on:
  • ‘Our Schools’ to access each school website and each principal’s contact information
  • Subscribe to RPS Direct by visiting
  • ‘Stay Connected’ social media icons on the bottom of the homepage to follow us!
  • Contact your student’s school to update your contact information. 


Welcome Center & English Learner Support


  • Do I need translation/interpretation services, school enrollment support, or English proficiency screening for English Learner (EL) eligibility?
  • My student needs English language support. What supports are available? Who do I contact?
  • Call 804-230-2980 or 804-780-6195, option 2.
  • Visit for English Learner support.
  • To access an interpreter, look for the phone number following “For Interpretation:” at the bottom of your school’s website.


Exceptional Education Academic Support


  • My student has an IEP. What supports are available? Who do I contact to schedule an IEP meeting or set up services?


Housing Assistance


  • Do I need support or additional resources for housing?


Family Support Line & Community Resources


  • What if I have other questions about reopening, student enrollment, technology support and other issues that affect students and families?
  • Where can I go for additional support?
  • Call the Family Support Line at 804-780-6195 to connect (in English or Spanish) with an RPS employee who can assist you with your questions and direct you to additional resources.
  • Visit for a list of community resources and programs.


Engage with Us!


  • How can I stay connected with RPS, learn about events, updates, and stories?