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Welcome to Rappahannock Elementary School

"Home of the Junior Panthers"



Important Message from RCPS



Dear RCPS Family,
As ordered by Governor Northam this afternoon, RCPS will be closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. However, we will continue to support our students and families during this time. RCPS will continue to offer free school meals for students. Also, we will continue with instruction the best we can throughout the remainder of the school year. 


At this time, we are asking for your assistance in providing feedback so that we can create an instructional plan for the remainder of the school year. We ask that all parents who are able to take the following survey to determine digital needs and internet availability within the community. If you know of any families that may not have access to this survey, but would benefit from learning more about internet access or device availability, please have them call Dr. Bolt at 540-671-1491. We sincerely thank you for your continued support throughout this unprecedented situation. 

To access the survey, CLICK HERE.



Nutrition Department


RCPS Nutrition Department has bagged lunches available for students while school is closed. All children under 18 qualify for a free meal. Meals can be picked up at the School Board Office or delivered to homes. Children must be present at the time of pick-up/delivery. To set up lunch pick-up/delivery, please call or text our Meal Access Hotline at 540-671-0153. 



The Rappahannock Food Pantry is also available to any Rappahannock County resident. They have drive-thru hours on Tues/Thurs from 12 - 4pm and Saturdays 10am - 2pm. 



We are an equal opportunity provider. 






Please click here to view the RCES School Improvement Plan.

Please contact Principal Gates with any feedback or suggestions.







 Supply lists for the 2019-2020 school year can be found using the link below.

Please Click Here to View Supply List


 RCPS Athletic's Homepage


Please Click on the link below to view Rappahannock County Elementary School

RCES Report Cards

RCES Handbook

 Morning and Afternoon Procedures:

Children may arrive at school between 8:00-8:20. A reminder to parents who drive their children to school: only use designated drop zone area to let your child out of the car. We have adults present to safely watch them cross.

Any child arriving after 8:20 needs a tardy slip from the front office.

Parents who prefer to walk their child to the building must park and come in through the main entrance. Children will be escorted to class, as needed, from the lobby area.


In the afternoons, car riders are brought to the front lobby at the final bus call, around 3:30. If you pick your child up, you must park and come into the lobby to sign your child out. Children will be brought to you at 3:30. Parents will be asked to wait in our new foyer area.

We ask that parents plan to wait until the 3:30 pick up time, as we want to protect our instructional time at the end of the day.

Any changes in afternoon pick up or bus transportation need to be sent in by note the morning of the change, or called in NO LATER THAN 2:00 to ensure the messages get to the children and teachers.


Thank you for your cooperation!