James S. Rickards High School

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Important Announcements

  • Parents:

    Personal VPNs and proxy servers typically can be used to bypass security systems that are put in place to protect LCS staff, students, and resources.  We have been blocking personal VPN and Proxy use when accessing these resources for more than a year now.  We are seeing an increased use of VPN/Proxies by students.

    We ask that you please make sure your student knows and understands that if they are connected to a VPN/proxy service (on their cell phone, as an example) an attempt to connect to district resources (examples: Office365, Focus, Canvas, etc) their accounts will be automatically disabled by the LCS security system.  At that point, they can no longer access our resources.  This then requires the Techcon (Mr. Smith) to reset their password and then the block released by Leon County Schools district technology services.  This can take time for this to occur as these are both manual processes (resetting the password/unblocking the student) resulting in the student not being able to access possibly needed resources for school work.

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  • Parents, please visit https://forms.office.com/r/duRLq8MZRd and complete the SIP survey.

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  • 2022 IB Diplomas and Transcripts are in: The 2022 IB Diplomas and IB Transcripts have arrived from Cardiff, Wales, UK.  2022 IB graduates or their parents can pick them up from Dr. Williams. Please email or call ahead so Dr. Williams can leave your IB Diploma and/or IB Transcript at the front office, in case he is not available when you carrive on campus.

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  • Rickards High School and Share Your Heart FOOD PANTRY – Please contact Ms. Dorilus the school Social Worker at dorilusn@leonschools.net if your family has a need.  

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  • For the LCS Nondiscrimination Notification and Contact, please click here.

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Principal's Message

  • Mr. Douglas Cook - Principal






    Email: cookd3@leonschools.net 

    Phone Number: 850-414-5500

    Dear parents and guardians,

    Thank you so much for attending our Freshman and Senior Parent Nights this week!  We enjoyed sharing information with you regarding getting your student to graduation and beyond.  We also thank you for your patience with the uncertainty of Hurricane Ian.  While we have great sympathy for what our fellow Floridians are facing in the wake of Ian in the weeks and months ahead, we are grateful we were able to remain in school this week.  As always, your child’s safety is a TOP priority. 


    Mr. Douglas Cook,


Weekly Updates


Safe Schools Statement

  • Safe Schools

    Pursuant to federal law, students may not be denied a public education. As such, Leon County Schools is committed to providing a world class education in a safe environment for all students--regardless of immigration status.

    LCS administrators will continue to enforce Board Policy 5540 in relation to non-DCF law enforcement investigations involving students on campus. This policy requires parents’ consent in order to provide access to students unless there is a warrant or an exigent/emergency circumstance such as an investigation involving a missing child.

    LCS counselors have been trained to provide support for students and families who may be impacted by changes to federal law. The safety and security of all our students will continue to be our top priority.

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