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Welcome to the Rochester Community Schools Curriculum Department Website!

Pamela Jones, Asst. Superintendent of Elementary Education, 248.726.3130
Carrie Lawler, Asst. Superintendent 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 Kindergarten Registration Night

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at your neighborhood school!

McGregor Elementary School's will be held on March 28th!

(Click here for more information)

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.

Beginning on April 9, students in grades 3-8 will begin taking the 2018 M-STEP (Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress) over a testing window that stretches from mid-April through the end of May.  Under state and federal law, all students are required to take a state assessment annually each spring. In Michigan, all students in grades 3-8 take the M-STEP, which is our state's summative evaluation, meaning that its primary use is to tell us how well our district's curriculum and instruction align to Michigan's rigorous standards. The state also uses the data from the M-STEP in their efforts to hold schools accountable.  Each year since its inception in 2015, the state has made upgrades in the M-STEP experience for students and teachers by reducing testing time and improving test administration processes.  Please take a moment to view the video and access some of the other resources on this page.  Click here to access more information regarding M-STEP and other state testing (SAT, PSAT, WorkKeys, etc.)

M-STEP 2018 Parent Informational Video

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