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RSS Cancels Classes for Students on May 16, 2018

The Rowan-Salisbury Board of Education voted to make May 16 an optional teacher workday. Students will not attend school on this day. The board made this decision because of the shortage of available substitutes to cover the anticipated teacher absences. Teachers are requesting leave in order to support a rally for public education in Raleigh on May 16th.

Dr. Moody has closely monitored the escalating number of leave requests by RSS teachers throughout the week. It is critical that our schools remain safe while providing the highest level of instruction that we can offer to our students. Safety is our top priority, and there are not enough adults to monitor student instruction on this day.

This is how closing schools on May 16 will unfold at RSS.


Students would not need to make up this missed school day.


MAY 16 would be an optional teacher workday.


Parents should be encouraged to check with their child’s before and after school daycare providers for available options.


RCEC would need to operate on a regular schedule, since May 16 falls on the last day of reviews before their state exams.  The Early College follows a different schedule than our other traditional schools.


AP exams scheduled on May 16 could be rescheduled to another date according to the College Board. There would be a waiver for makeup fees and the results would still be delivered on schedule.  There is also an option to continue the testing on this date, if there would be certified staff available to supervise the process.


There are planned field trips scheduled on May 16 that could continue on schedule. Principals will make decisions on how to proceed.


Middle and high school conference and state playoffs would continue as planned – since these schedules are established by the state. Families would be encouraged to check with their schools to confirm the scheduling.


Many RSS employees are paid only when students are in school, such as teacher assistants, school nutrition staff and school bus drivers. They would have the option to take annual leave, take leave without pay or participate in training that may be offered on this date. These options will be handled by each site and through individual departments.


All RSS high school graduations will continue on schedule.  

We thank you for your support.

Lunch will be served from 11am to 1pm and will be free for students. You must eat at the school.

Elementary Schools

  • China Grove Elementary
  • Cleveland Elementary
  • Granite Quarry Elementary
  • Rockwell Elementary

Middle School

  • Corriher-Lipe Middle

High Schools

  • East Rowan
  • Carson High
  • North Rowan High
  • Salisbury High
  • South High
  • West High

Elementary & Middle School Menu

  • Cheese Steak Flatbread
  • Chicken Tenders
  • Tater Tots
  • Banana
  • Choice of Milk

High School Menu

  • Hamburger/Cheeseburger
  • Chicken Tenders
  • Tator Tots
  • Banana
  • Choice of Milk


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