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Dear New Family to Rochester Community Schools,

Welcome! We are pleased that your family has chosen Rochester Community Schools as the place for your student(s) to learn and grow. We offer an academically rigorous curriculum, individual and team athletics programs that build a student’s self-confidence and competitive spirit, and a variety of performing and visual arts programs that have been honored at local, state and national levels. Students are engaged in state-of-the-art facilities that include computer labs, distance learning opportunities and video production, just to name a few. We are proud of our student’s academic performance and the positive feedback we receive from parents and students. We are consistently ranked in the top 5% on academic performance indicators, and in a recent survey conducted by the city of Rochester Hills, the district was identified as one of the top reasons for 99% resident satisfaction!

As new parents to our district you may have a number of questions about our curriculum, programs and services. Your best resource is our website at www.rochester.k12.mi.us where you will find a wealth of information about our district, ranging from individual buildings and departments to overall district goals and performance data. Your building principal, secretary, and teachers can provide you with specific school information. For all other inquiries, you are welcome to call the district phone number at 248-726-3000, where our friendly, knowledgeable District receptionist will be able to direct you to the right person or department. The district’s email communication tool is SchoolMessenger, which you will receive automatically if you provided an email address on your child’s emergency card. If you would like to add or change your email information, please contact the school secretary.

Rochester Community Schools relies on parents who are involved and interested in their child’s school. I would encourage you to become familiar with your school’s Parent Teacher Student Organization (PTSA), volunteer at school and participate in periodic district parent informational meetings. As Superintendent, I host monthly community coffees that are designed to focus on a particular topic, followed by informal dialogue. Check the web site for the next upcoming date and times. Again, welcome to Rochester. If I can be of assistance to you and your family, please do not hesitate to contact me at rshaner@rochester.k12.mi.us.


Robert Shaner, Ph.D.