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Community Town Hall Meetings

Three separate virtual town hall meetings were held on Tuesday, July 28, where the work of our district’s pandemic task force was shared and learning options for the upcoming school year were discussed. To watch the recorded virtual town hall meetings, please click on the following links:

Elementary Families (grades K-5): https://youtu.be/6YI5VhA26wU

Secondary Families (grades 6-12): https://youtu.be/mN9jxn2KK5I

Special Education Information: https://youtu.be/EhJpuRlVu60

Learning Forward - Planning for the 2020-21 School Year Videos and Presentations

Emerging Science of COVID-19 – RCS plan for the 2020-21 school year (Part Three) Video:

Click here to download the Emerging Science of COVID-19 - RCS plan for 2020-21 school year (Part Three) presented on July 27, 2020.

Operations Safe Start Phases – RCS plan for the 2020-21 school year (Part Two) Video:

Click here to download the Operations Safe Start Phases – RCS plan for the 2020-21 school year (Part Two) presented on July 27, 2020.

Learning Options - RCS plan for the 2020-21 School Year (Part One) Video:

Click here to download the Learning Options - RCS plan for 2020-21 school year (Part One) presented on July 27, 2020.

Planning for the 2020-21 School Year Video:

Rochester Community Schools provides learning options for the 2020-21 school year: in-person instruction and the RCS Virtual Campus.

A glimpse at in-person learning for the 2020-21 school year:

Dr. Shaner discusses in-person learning for the 2020-21 school year with WXYZ-7 Broadcast Journalist Jenn Schanz.

RCS Covid-19 Preparedness Response Plan Video and Presentation

Click here to download the RCS Covid-19 Preparedness Response Plan for Employees presentation.

Pride in Excellence

The Rochester Community School District is part of a treasured community that is rich in tradition, where partnerships between families, schools, and businesses are integral for student success. Our mission is to provide a quality education in a caring atmosphere so all students can attain the necessary skills and knowledge to become lifelong learners and contribute to a diverse, interdependent and changing world.

With thirteen elementary schools, four middle schools, three high schools and one alternative high school, nearly 15,000 students residing in the Greater Rochester area have the advantage of receiving a world-class education from Michigan’s premier school district. Programs and services include: Pre-Kindergarten classes for children, ages 3 and 4 years; comprehensive K-12 curriculum; adult education courses; special education for ages 0-26; award-winning art and music programs; before and after-school child care; and community enrichment programs.

A History of Excellence

Shaner-4 Rochester Community Schools has a rich history that dates back to 1827, when townships with 50 families or more were required to have a schoolmaster. At that time, it was generally assumed that three months of schooling was reasonable. In 1889, the original school building was built at Fourth Street and Wilcox. In 1916, the first high school was built on the same site, which currently serves as the Administration Building. At present, the Rochester Community School District includes 523 acres of property encompassing 66 square miles primarily within the City of Rochester, the City of Rochester Hills, and Oakland Charter Township. The district employs approximately 1,500 staff members. "With an annual operating budget of $183 million and a skilled, caring staff, we are poised to continue the tradition of academic excellence that has been established over generations." ~Superintendent Robert Shaner, Ph.D.