Rushville Consolidated High School
1201 Lions Path - Rushville, IN 46173 • Ph: 765-932-3901 Fax: 765-932-4051
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RCS Board of School Trustees on Proposed Change to School Board Organization Plan

On January 10, 2022, the school board approved a proposed change to the School Board Organization Plan to create more evenly populated election districts. The proposal would consolidate the existing 7 board election districts into 3 election districts, with 2 members elected from each district, and 1 member filling an at-large seat. We believe this adjusted configuration would allow for more participation from the community, consistent with applicable law and principles of good governance.  More detail information can be found in the Board menu in Board Information.

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Updated COVID Guidance

Dear RCS Families and Staff,

Hello, I hope you had an outstanding break and are ready to begin the new semester.

Our Opening of School Plan is being updated to reflect the new guidance from the CDC and Indiana Department of Health in regards to isolation and quarantine. The Updated K-12 Guidance can be found in the Information menu above.

We are still under the mask/face covering requirement until further notice. In addition, the federal mandate requiring masks on buses is in place until at least March 18th.

Your continued cooperation is much appreciated.

Thank you, and take care.

Sincerely,

Dr. Matt Vance 

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Covid Protocols (Updated November 28, 2021)

 Dear RCS Families and Staff,

Hello, I hope you had an enjoyable Thanksgiving Break.
As we return on Monday, we are still under the mask/face covering requirement. We will see what the numbers are this week and I will let you know if this changes.
Thank you and have a great week!

Dr. Matt Vance 

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Covid Protocols (Updated November 12, 2021)

 Dear RCS Families and Staff,

Our protocols in regards to requiring masks/face coverings in Rush County Schools states if the 7 Day County Positivity Rate is 10% or greater, mandatory masking will be required in buildings for a minimum of two weeks. The current 7 Day County positivity rate is 13.24%. Therefore, beginning Monday, November 15th, Rush County Schools will require masks/face coverings to be worn during the school day until at least Thanksgiving Break.

Your cooperation is much appreciated!

Dr. Matt Vance

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Covid Protocols (Updated November 1, 2021)

Dear RCS Families and Staff,

On Tuesday evening the RCS Board of Trustees approved an adjustment to our Opening of School Plan. The change involves a new system for determining if masks/face covering will be required. From this point forward masks/face coverings will required if the following data points are met:

  1. If a building/corporation reaches 5% of students positive then we would do a mask mandate for that building or corporation for a minimum of two weeks.
  2. If a building/corporation reaches 20% of students positive, we would look at closure or e-learning for that building/corporation.
The following county data points will be implemented:
  1. 7 Day County positivity rate >/= 10% - Mandatory Masking in buildings for a minimum of two weeks.
  2. 7 Day County positivity rate >/= 20% - Possible School Closure/E-Learning

At this time we do not meet any of the above metrics, therefore masks/face coverings are now recommended but not required.

Please note the following:

  • This is subject to change.
  • Other factors such as staffing could impact operations.
  • This will be reviewed weekly.
  • Students and Staff who are symptomatic, or waiting on test results should stay home from school.
  • We will follow the Control Measures for contact tracing set by the Indiana Department of Health. Those who are identified as close contacts through contact tracing will be notified and could be subject to quarantine.
  • The federal bus mandate for masks on buses is still in place.
  • There are 3 ways that one can be exempt from quarantine:
    • Be fully vaccinated
    • If tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 90 days
    • When a mask is being worn during the school day by the individual deemed in close contact.

We are trying to keep our students and staff safe and healthy while keeping schools open and as normal as possible. Your continued cooperation and patience is greatly appreciated.

Dr. Vance 

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COVID Protocols (Updated 9/29)

September 29, 2021

Dear RCS Families and Staff,

The RCS Board of Trustees has voted to extend the face covering/mask requirement through October 22nd. The decision was based on a recommendation from the Rush County Health Department and Rush County's current status of high community spread. It is believed that progress is being made and this will get us through the current surge. Hopefully after Fall Break we can make an adjustment. The primary goal remains to keep students and staff healthy, in school on a daily basis, and minimize absenteeism due to contact tracing.

I appreciate the cooperation from our students, families, and staff.


Dr. Vance

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COVID-19 Update

 Dear RCS Families and Staff,

Last evening the RCS Board of Trustees approved an adjustment to our Opening of School Plan. The change involves a requirement for face coverings/masks to be worn inside of our facilities effective Thursday September 9th. This is a result of several factors which include:

  • Last Week Governor Holcomb issued an Executive Order stating that all schools must follow the Control Measure in place from the Indiana Department of Health. This left us with the choice of either quarantining all unvaccinated close contacts or requiring face coverings/masks. Up to this point our number of students who were deemed in close contact is over 600. Our goal is to keep kids in school and students/staff from being quarantined. Those who are identified as close contact in a classroom and are not showing symptoms will not be required to quarantine. Close contacts will still be identified and parents will be notified. This Order is currently in effect until September 30th. The federal mandate for face coverings/masks to be worn on school buses is in effect currently until January.
  • Our number of positive students increased significantly in the last week, as well as our number of positives in Rush County. Area hospitals are starting to see an increase in activity as well with positive patients.
  • We work closely with the Rush County Health Department on our procedures, and the recommendation has been made for us to implement a face covering/masking requirement.

Face coverings/masks will be a requirement at RCS until September 30th. This could change if the Governor's Order is extended or our local situation makes us feel it is necessary. We are trying to keep our students and staff safe and healthy while keeping schools open and as normal as possible. We are attempting to avoid a closure/virtual setting. I understand this may not be a popular decision for some. Your continued cooperation and patience is greatly appreciated.

Sincerely,

Dr. Matt Vance, Superintendent
Rush County Schools 

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Yearbook Pickup!!!

Last year's seniors may begin picking up their yearbooks in the main office after 10 a.m. on Monday, August 16th.

This year's students will have their 2020-2021 yearbooks delivered in school next week. 

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Principal's Welcome

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Welcome!

The faculty and staff at Rushville Consolidated High School (RCHS) are committed to helping our students learn, grow, and thrive! It is our desire to maintain a safe learning environment that includes addressing students' academic, social, and mental well-being. Our motto: "Excellence is Our Expectation" is evident in all aspects of our school. It is the expectation that students, faculty, and staff strive each day to achieve excellence and to not settle for anything less. We do not want RCHS to be a good school; we want it to be an excellent school in all ways!

RCHS has a long tradition of demonstrating Lion pride and excellence in: academics, athletics, social behavior, and in a wide variety of clubs, organizations, and activities. For a school of less than 700 students, RCHS offers a vast range of curriculum opportunities including fine arts, vocational programs, dual-credit, and Advanced Placement (AP) courses. Students have the potential of earning one year or more of college credits. The Opportunity School is another educational environment in which our students learn and complete coursework at their own pace. Regarding technology, we are a One-to-One School with every student utilizing a Chromebook. RCHS athletes compete in the majority of the Indiana High School Athletic Association (IHAA) sports offerings. We have an extensive variety of clubs, organizations, and activities that affords our students the chance to dynamically connect with the school and community. There is something for everyone at RCHS!

As the Proud Principal of RCHS, the following quote from Vince Lombardi exemplifies the concept of excellence that I desire for students. "The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor." I hope that you enjoy your visit to our site and please feel free to contact me if I may be of assistance.


Go Lions!

Rob Hadley

RCHS Principal 

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Lion's Snack Shack

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 The Lion's Snack Shack Food Pantry is available to Rush County Schools' students and their families. The Lion's Snack Shack is open the 3rd Thursday of each month from 4PM to 6PM. It is located at RCHS in Room 169, which is accessible through the parking area located off Sexton Street and across from the Community Building. If a family needs help between pantry date, please contact Nanette Scanlan at RCHS at (765)-932-3901.

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Rushville Consolidated
High School

Rob Hadley, Principal
1201 Lions Path
Rushville, IN 46173

V: 765-932-3901
F: 765-932-4051

Aimee Puls, Asst. Principal
Mark Mendoza, Dean of Students

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It is the policy of the Rush County School Corporation not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or disability in its educational programs or employment policies as required by the Indiana Civil Rights Act, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Equal Pay Act of 1973, Title II, Title IX and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. ” Questions and concerns should be directed to the Title IX, Title II, and Section 504 Coordinator as follows: Dr. Matt Vance, Superintendent of Schools c/o Rush County School Corporation, 330 8th St., Rushville, IN 46173 Phone:  (765) 932-4186