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RPS WILL BE CLOSED TODAY, TUESDAY, January 22, 2019 DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER.
01/22/2019
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Is your child eligible for Kindergarten? It's time for kindergarten registration!
01/06/2019
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Facilities Task Force
Find out the latest information on the Facilities Task Force and Boundary Changes.
11/28/2018
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National Merit Semifinalists Announced
09/17/2018
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All your back to school information in one place!
06/29/2018
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02/07/2018
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09/01/2017
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RPS WILL BE CLOSED TODAY, TUESDAY, January 22, 2019 DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER.











 

RPS WILL BE CLOSED TODAY, JANUARY 22, DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER

  • School Age Child Care will be open 8:30 AM - 4 PM at Northrop Education Center.
  • All Community Education/PAIIR and Preschool daytime and evening classes for early childhood, youth, adults, and adults with exceptional abilities are canceled.
  • Hawthorne Education Center is closed.
  • All community building reservations are canceled.
  • All Professional Growth Academy classes are canceled.
  • All after-school activities and athletics are canceled.
  • The RPS School Board Meeting scheduled for this evening is still To Be Determined. We will update our communication on our website, Facebook, and Twitter with this information once a decision has been made.
  • Staff do not report. Please contact your supervisor with inquiries. 

 

 

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Is your child eligible for Kindergarten? It's time for kindergarten registration!

Children who will be five years of age on or before September 1, 2019 are eligible for kindergarten. If your child is eligible for kindergarten but will not be attending the 2019-2020 school year, please call (507) 328-4200 or email Registration@rochester.k12.mn.us so that we may update our records.

You can register online by visiting http://www.rochester.k12.mn.us/…/registration___recor…/forms or by visiting the Registration & Records Office M-F 8 AM - 4:45 PM at the Edison Administration Building (615 7th St. SW).

WHAT YOU'LL NEED TO REGISTER:
1. Immunization Record (The most recent record you have. We realize your child may not be up to date if they have not yet turned five years old).
2. Certified Birth Certificate (not hospital certificate). Bring your Certified Birth Certificate and we will create a photocopy, no need to purchase an additional certified copy.
3. Early Childhood Developmental Screening Summary (only if your child was screened in another school district).

IMPORTANT NOTE: Non-public students must enroll in Rochester Public Schools to receive transportation, standardized testing, and other student support services. Students planning to attend St. Pius, St. Francis, or Holy Spirit are automatically enrolled in Rochester Public Schools.

For more info on kindergarten, visit: www.rochesterce.org/OnMyWay2K


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Find out the latest information on the Facilities Task Force and Boundary Changes.
Facilities Task Force

Update from November 27, 2018

SCHOOL BOARD MEETING:

  • The goal of the meeting was to determine which information would be placed on a community survey, to be administered by School Perceptions.
  • The task force presented middle school boundary option for a new middle school. This was information only, no decisions were made.
  • The board recommended survey base questions and requested to see the survey question at an upcoming (early January) school board meeting. 

 

BASE SURVEY QUESTION CONCEPT:

  • Build a new 720 capacity elementary school on property the district currently owns in the NW
  • Reconstruct Bishop elementary to a 720 capacity school
  • Reconstruct Longfellow elementary to a 720 capacity school
  • Build a new 1200 capacity middle school in the SW on property the district would need to purchase (40 acres +/-, with an 80 +/- option for a future HS and ES). 
  • Safety and security upgrades to occur at schools without a secure entrance

The facilities task force has also recommended specific district program moves to increase capacity and balance diversity district-wide (such as socio-economic status and ethnicity). This information may not present itself on the community survey, but the information has been discussed at length over the past several months in both citizen voice and school board meetings. Programming changes have not been determined by the school board and will not be determined until later in the referendum process.

  • 45/15 schedule at Longfellow and/or Pinewood elementary schools
  • Montessori program relocates to Hoover
  • Spanish Immersion and Newcomer programs relocate to Bishop and Bamber elementary schools
  • Highly Gifted programming may potentially expand to all middle schools; Friedell middle school building would be repurposed

ADDITIONAL SURVEY QUESTION CONCEPTS:

  • Reconstruct Churchill to a 600 – 720 capacity building
  • New lighting and sound systems at all 3 HS auditoriums
  • Close 3 pools at the middle schools, add a competition pool at Century, correct depth at Mayo for equity and to reduce operating costs and Long Term Facilities Maintenance work
  • Site equity for the 3 HS; turf, restrooms, concessions, and storage

ANTICIPATED NEXT STEPS:

  • Citizen Voice Question and Answer event on December 17 from 5:30-6:30 in the Edison Board Room.
  • The Project Oversight Committee (POC) is working with School Perceptions (this is an independent research firm that specializes in conducting surveys for public schools) to design a draft survey during the month of December.
  • The intent of the survey is to help gauge the community’s interest in a referendum and at what cost.
  • The task force will review the survey questions later in December.
  • The school board will review the survey questions in early January.
  • Once approved by the school board, the survey will be mailed to all residents in the district and is administered by School Perceptions in January/February. 
  • Residents may take the survey via an online method or a mail-in model during the month of January and/or February.
  • The survey will be available in multiple languages.
  • Survey results will be presented to the task force and school board in early March.
  • After the results are reviewed, the school board will potentially make a decision on referendum questions and values.

 

 

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National Merit Semifinalists Announced

 











Nineteen Rochester Public Schools Seniors Named National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists 

Rochester, MN The National Merit Scholarship Program announced last week that 283 students from Minnesota have been named semifinalists for 2019. Nineteen of those students are from Rochester Public Schools. The Minnesota seniors are among about 16,000 semifinalists named as part of the annual academic competition. The students, who were selected based on scores on a PSAT qualifying test, will compete for some 7,500 scholarships worth more than $31 million, to be awarded this spring. 


The complete list of semifinalists is below: 


CENTURY HIGH SCHOOL 

Brooks Boie 

Anjali Goradia 

Helen Jiayi Jin-Lee 

Michelle Mai 

Jared Nathan 

Grace Odell 

Nathan Schatz 

Breanna Shen 

Tracy Zhang 


JOHN MARSHALL HIGH SCHOOL 

Luke Sztajnkrycer 


MAYO HIGH SCHOOL 

Isabella Dunbar 

Yuxuan Geng 

Ardaas Kanwar 

Sandhya Kumar 

Claire McLellan-Cassivi 

Ingrid Wilder 

Katherine Williamson 

William Yang 

Marcus Yao 

 

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Kids getting on a school bus

Start off the school year right.
Here you will find school supply lists, calendars, health forms, and more.

School Year Calendars
 
School Supply Lists

Meet the Teacher Dates
 
Student Nutrition Information
 
Transportation Forms and Questions
 
Skyward Family Access
 
Student Health Services







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Get the 2018-2019 Calendar Here!
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The school board approved the 2018-2019 calendar with a pre Labor Day start for District schools. See the highlights below:


• First day of school – August 27, 2018

• Last day of school – May 31, 2019

• Graduation – May 25, 2019






Looking for the 2018-2019 Calendar? 


Click the image below for a printable version.