Celebrating 25 Years!
Welcome to ParentSMART!
Rock Hill Schools - Parent Education Partnership
“Where Parents are at the Heart of Education.”ParentSMART began in 1995 as a mandate from the South Carolina State Department of Education under Act 135. The mandate stated that all school districts in the state would create Parent Education programs to support parents in their role as their child’s best and first teacher. Over the past 21 years, ParentSMART has grown into much more, supporting families in their role as the child’s most influential teacher. Through our partnerships, both formal and informal, ParentSMART has evolved into a one-stop shop, Family Resource Center dedicated to empowering families in order for their children to become successful in school as well as in life. Our vision is that all families will have the knowledge, power and courage to reach their greatest potential today and in the future. Our mission continues to align with the Early Learning Partnership and the Family Resource Centers in York County which states that “ParentSMART and the Rock Hill Family Resource Center provide leadership, educational support and resources, to implement quality programs that strive to engage and empower parents in their role as their child's first teacher. The Center offers a family-focused environment that welcomes culturally and socio-economically diverse families."
Happenings & Events
Inclement Weather Reminders from ParentSMART:
If Rock Hill Schools are on a delayed opening schedule due to weather related issues, or if there is early dismissal –
Family Literacy classes are canceled and Home Visits will be delayed or rescheduled.
If Rock Hill Schools are closed, ParentSMART is closed; Family Literacy classes and Home Visits are canceled.
Parents and guardians who have children in 4K (Central or ATC), Elementary, &/or Middle and High School, will be notified via the notification system (telephone call) from the District when schools are closed or delayed due to inclement weather.
(It is important to keep the school notified of any telephone number changes.)
Information about school closings due to inclement weather will be announced on the Rock Hill Schools app, website, social media and through local/Charlotte, NC news media.
Local News Media - CN2 and WRHI Charlotte Television Stations - WBTV, WSOC, WCCB and WCNC