To provide a quality education in a caring atmosphere for students to attain the necessary skills and knowledge to become lifelong learners and contribute to a diverse, interdependent and changing world.

Points of Pride
Points of Pride

Ensuring a world-class education by focusing resources on developing and enhancing assets which include people, innovative partnerships, state-of-the-art technology and facilities.

Points of Pride
Points of Pride

Challenging students through dynamic cultural experiences to be empowered global stewards, and inspiring them to have a positive impact on their community, country, and world.

Points of Pride
Points of Pride

Developing innovative, self-directed learners who think critically, communicate effectively, and persevere to positively impact the world.

Superintendent's Spotlight

RCS recently hosted a literacy summit to share information regarding current research and best practices in literacy. We continue to take a comprehensive approach to ensuring literacy across all grade levels. Teachers play a critical role, but we also value and appreciate family and community partnerships to ensure student success. The literacy summit brought those key stakeholders together to share their beliefs about what literacy looks like in our schools and creates dialogue to enhance a vision for a world-class educational system.

Weather-Related School Closing Information

Many families ask about the criteria for determining weather-related school closings, delays or early releases. The foremost factor in the decision to cancel school is student safety. Influencers can include snow accumulations, weather forecasts, road conditions, and wind chill temperatures. The district uses weather information from the AccuWeather at www.accuweather.com.

Learn more about weather-related school closing information here.


Hugger and Musson School Closure on April 10

For the students only at Hugger and Musson Elementary Schools - RCS will be closing school on Monday, April 10.   As part of our commitment to providing a safe and smooth transition during bond renovations, a moving company has been hired to transport items to the newly constructed area during spring break at those two schools.   As a result, Monday, April 10, will be no school for students to give the staff an opportunity to unpack supplies.  Classes for Hugger and Musson will resume on Tuesday, April 11.  Thank you for your continued support.   

RCS Year One Construction Projects

Hometown Hustle

Please plan to join in the fun during our 5K walk/run on Saturday, May 13, 2017. The race starts at 8:30 a.m. at Chief Financial Credit Union, 200 Diversion Street. The RCS Foundation is an independent non-profit 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization working in partnership with the school district. Funds raised by the Hometown Hustle support the district's global awareness initiatives. For more information, call 248-726-3190. Online registration is available at: https://runsignup.com/Race/MI/Rochester/hometownhustle.

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Respect Code

Rochester Community Schools will provide a district climate that prohibits acts of harassment or bullying and eliminates prejudice and discrimination. All Rochester Community School District members have the right to be safe, valued, and respected.

RCS Respect Code

SAFE - All individuals are entitled to a physically, emotionally and intellectually safe learning and work environment. 

VALUED - All individuals are entitled to be valued. Various customs, lifestyles, and backgrounds contribute to an enriched learning environment.

RESPECTED - All individuals are entitled to be treated equitably. Education increases awareness and understanding and promotes human dignity.