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News from Barksdale Elementary

Barksdale Elementary School

Summer Information


Summer Office Hours at BES

Monday-Thursday 8:00-1:00

Call for availability


Open House

August 3, 2021
4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.

To assist with limiting the number of families in the building at one time, we ask that you follow these guidelines for times to come.

If your youngest or only child is in PK, K or 1st grade please come at 4:00.

If your youngest or only child is in 2nd or 3rd grade please come at 5:00.

If your youngest or only child is in 4th or 5th grade please come at 6:00.

First Day of School

Students return August 5, 2021

Summer Reading Guidelines

Summer is almost here and during this time, we want students to find an escape in reading books! This summer, Rockdale County Public Schools has made it a priority to keep our students engaged in reading by implementing a Summer Reading Challenge. 

Please click HERE for our parent letter and program details.

Please click HERE for our summer reading log.

Title I Plans Revision Meeting FY22

Barksdale will conduct a Title I plans revision meeting on Monday, April 26, 2021 from 2:30-3:30.  The meeting will be held through a Teams meeting.  The link will be posted here on Monday, April 26th. 

Click the link below to access the School Title I Plans letter.

School Title I Plans Letter

Virtual Mentors

In just 30 minutes per week, you can change someone’s life.

YOU have the Power of One to make a difference in a student’s life.

Be a virtual mentor and make a positive difference in the life of a student. If you are a caring adult who has at least 30 minutes a week to spend with a student, you have the necessary skills for the job. As a virtual mentor, your role will be to:

• Meet with your student mentee virtually once a week for at least 30 minutes throughout the school year. *

• Offer guidance and support.

• Engage in conversation with your mentee.

• Assist with homework or classwork.

• Discuss goals and career options.

• Encourage your mentee’s academic, emotional, and social development.


* RCPS understands that business obligations may from time-to-time prevent you from keeping an appointment with your mentee. In the event of a conflict, please contact Deborah Neason, so your mentee can be informed and the meeting rescheduled. Your mentee considers your presence the most important part of the Mentoring program.

It is easy to become a virtual mentor . . .

Visit the Rockdale County Public Schools website at and click on “Community” to navigate to the Mentoring page.

Complete the online Mentor Application.

Participate in a background check. (There is no cost to you for this service.) Once your completed application is processed by RCPS Student Support Services, you will be contacted regarding a background check. All mentors must complete a

background check before being assigned a student.

Await your assignment. You will be assigned to a student within four weeks of an approved background check.

Attend a brief virtual orientation via Microsoft Teams.


Contact Deborah Neason, District Mentor Specialist for more information.

April Student of the Month

Carter Smith              Taylor Marshall             Ja'Veon Johnson             Joslyn Matthews 

Jaida Son                    Terra Kinney                  Ian Land                          Oliver Silva Croy

Thomas Acosta          Summer Harris              Luke Remy                      Allison Rico

Phoenix Croak           Jerrod Brandon             Meghan Wright              Maddison Hambrick

Hemi Jackson            Tinsley Cothran             Thomas Sollars               Santiago Caudillo-Alverez

Nevaeh Suber           Charles Gover                Kevin Booker                  Justin Bradshaw

Justus Peace 

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