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Welcome to the Rochester Community Schools Curriculum Department Website!

Michael Behrmann, Executive Director of Elementary Education, 248.726.3130
Carrie Lawler, Executive Director of Secondary Education, 248.726.3131

Karen Gelardi, Director of School Improvement and Supplemental Programs, 248.726.3129
Robin Carter, Instructional Equity and CTE Programs Specialist, 248.726.3179

Now Available!  RCS (K-12) Core Academic Curriculum Mapping Website for Parents!

RCS announces its Annual Martin Luther King Day Celebration which will take place on Thursday, January 11, 2018 at the Rochester High School auditorium from 6:30-8:00 PM.  The Curriculum Department will be sponsoring a short essay, poetry, and multimedia contest as well as a program cover design contest.  Please see the files below for more information and entry forms.  The contest deadline is December 14, 2017. Click here for RCS Essay, Poetry, Multimedia, and Cover Design Contest 2018 information and forms

PA 306: Third Grade Reading Information

In October 2016, Public Act 306 (Third Grade Reading Law) was signed into law. The law has many aspects that are geared toward achieving literacy success for students in grades K-3. The major component of the law requires that 3rd grade students who do not pass the State of Michigan Reading Assessment beginning in the spring of 2020 are retained (held back from going on to 4th grade the following year). Parents should note that there are several "good cause exemptions" that would allow students to proceed to fourth grade. Other components of the law have been implemented for the 2017-18 school year. All students in grades K-3 must be assessed, using Michigan Department of Education (MDE) approved diagnostics. Based on these assessments, students in grades K-3 who have identified "reading deficiencies" are to be placed on Individual Reading Improvemnt Plans (IRIP).  Please click here for more information and parent resources regarding PA 306.

M-STEP Parent Report Informational Video

The video above is a resource that the Michigan Department of Education has created to help parents interpret their students' M-STEP Parent Reports.

New: Everyday Math Parent Resources

We are pleased to provide "Quick Start" reference guides to help you access the array of online resources that Everyday Math provides.  Click here for additional information for your child's ConnectEd (Everyday Math online resources) account.

RCS introduces Chinese language and culture exposure in elementary and middle school!  View the video below to learn more about Chinese and our District's Strategic Plan!

Click here to access our Chinese Instruction Page.

Rochester Community Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, creed or ancestry, age, sex, marital status, height, weight, familial status, arrest record or physical and mental disabilities in accordance with the Elliot-Larson Civil Rights Act (ELCRA) MCL 37.2206, Persons with Disabilities Civil Rights Act (PWCRA), MCL 37.1206, Title II, Title VI, and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendment Act of 1972, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act and the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (8U.S.C., Section 1324A Et.Seq.) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. In addition, individuals will not be excluded from, or be denied, the benefits of participation in any program or activity for which the Board is responsible. Rochester Community Schools has designated the following individuals as Compliance Coordinators: Title IX, Title II and Section 504 – Students: Assistant Superintendent for Instruction, 501 W. University, Rochester, MI 48307 (248)726-3106; Equal Employment Opportunity/Section 504 for non-students: Executive Director of Human Resources, 501 W. University, Rochester, MI 48307 (248)726-3110