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District Update due to the Coronavirus, COVID-19

Rochester Community Schools Administration building will be open starting July 6, by appointment only. Please reach out to us if you are interested in setting up an appointment: 248-726-3166

RCS Virtual Campus

If your Student is already enrolled here at RCS please visit RCS Virtual Campus to learn more about our Virtual Campus and to register.

If your Student is not yet enrolled with RCS you will first need to register through Online Registration to their home school, then you may proceed with the RCS Virtual Campus registration.  Please e-mail any questions regarding RCS Virtual Campus to: RCSVirtual@rochester.k12.mi.us

 

Kindergarten Online Registration Update

The format for kindergarten registration night was adjusted as we comply with the governor’s stay-at-home executive order. RCS has moved to an online registration platform. Click here for details about Online Registration.

Students that are currently enrolled in the 2019/20 school year TK program will automatically be transitioned to their home school for the 2020/21 Kindergarten program. You DO NOT need to re-enroll if they are a current TK student in Rochester Community Schools. You will be notified in the summer to update your information via ParentVUE for the 2020-21 school year.

2020/21 Online Registration Update for all students new to RCS.

RCS has moved to an online registration platform. Click here for details about Online Registration.

  • If you have ANY questions regarding registration, please reach out to: 248-726-3166
  • If you are having technical difficulties or questions, please contact rcsvuehelp@rochester.k12.mi.us
  • If you have Curriculum questions, please contact 248-726-3130 for Elementary and 248-726-3131 for Secondary

RCS has already confirmed that it plans to: resume in-person instruction in the fall, build an all-virtual learning option for families, and be prepared with a robust remote-learning plan that could be enacted quickly in case of a public health crisis resurgence.

ENROLLMENT REQUIREMENTS

  • STUDENT'S BIRTH CERTIFICATE - Required by State Law. Certified translation required if not in English.

  • PARENT/GUARDIAN PICTURE ID
  • PROOF OF RESIDENCY - Only the documents listed below will be accepted as proof of residency. ROCHESTER COMMUNITY SCHOOLS RESERVES THE RIGHT TO VERIFY RESIDENCY DOCUMENTATION PROVIDED AT THE TIME OF ENROLLMENT.  ENROLLMENT MAY BE DELAYED DURING VERIFICATION PROCESS.
    • ESTABLISHED RESIDENT - Own a home: Most current property tax statement and current utility bill. Lease/Rent: Lease/Rental agreement and current utility bill.  Names of all residents must be on lease agreement.
    • NEW RESIDENT - Closing papers (if closing occurred within six months) or purchase agreement or new lease/rental agreement AND verification of utility activation.
    • RESIDING WITH A RESIDENT WHO OWNS THEIR HOME - If you are residing with a resident who owns their own home, you must provide the resident's current property tax statement and current utility bill. In addition, you and the resident must complete the Shared Household Affidavit form and have it signed by a notary. This form is ONLY AVAILABLE AT THE OFFICE OF STUDENT ENROLLMENT
    • RESIDING WITH A RESIDENT WHO LEASES/RENTS - If you are residing with a resident who leases or rents, you must provide their current lease/rental agreement and current utility bill. YOU AND YOUR CHILD'S NAME MUST BE ON THE LEASE AGREEMENT. In addition, you and the resident must complete a Shared Household Affidavit form and have it signed by a notary. THIS FORM IS ONLY AVAILABLE AT THE OFFICE OF STUDENT ENROLLMENT.
  • GUARDIANSHIP - Only a parent or legal guardian may enroll a child. The district does not accept Petition for Guardianship papers. The guardian must present a court-appointed Guardianship Order and the placement plan AT THE TIME OF ENROLLMENT. If a child is residing with a grandparent, the grandparent must provide the parent's birth certificate to prove that they are in fact the child's grandparent.
  • CURRENT IMMUNIZATION RECORDS -  CLICK BELOW FOR A LIST OF REQUIRED IMMUNIZATIONS.  Michigan Law requires all children to have ALL required immunizaitons or a valid waiver from the Health Department on file PRIOR TO STARTING SCHOOL. http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/hcp/child-adolescent.html
  • VISION SCREENING (Kindergarten only) – If you do not currently have this document, please still register. You can submit your Vision Screening document to your elementary school building when school starts.
  • NAME AND ADDRESS OF PREVIOUS SCHOOL ATTENDED
  • If child is receiving special education services, please provide the student's current Individual Education Plan (IEP)
  • Secondary students should bring an unofficial transcript of their grades to their counseling appointment.  Elementary students should bring a copy of their last report card.
  • If there are special custody restrictions, providing legal documents at the time of enrollment will help Rochester Community Schools ensure your child's safety.

    Questions regarding student enrollment may be addressed to the Student Enrollment Office, 248-726-3000.