- How do I register?
- What classes do you currently offer?
- What if the class I prefer is full?
- What ages does your program serve?
- Do you follow the Rochester Community Schools calendar?
- How is tuition calculated? When is it due?
- Do you offer free preschool?
- What is your illness policy?
- What do I do if my family takes an extended vacation while the program is in session?
Rochester Community Schools uses Eleyo for all fee-based programs.
This includes Pre-K, School Age Care (SAC), Enrichment, Athletics, and more.
2023-2024 School Year
Registration began for families who have children currently enrolled in a Pre-K class and RCS staff on 03/06/2023.
Registration began for new families who live in the Rochester Community Schools boundaries on 03/20/2023.
Registration for out of district families will open August 1, 2023 (if spots remain).
If the class section that you prefer is full, you may enroll in that class and be placed on a waiting list. At that time you will fill out all of the necessary information and enter your payment method, however, you will not be charged until you are added into the class. You will be contacted if an opening in your desired class section becomes available.
RCS Pre-K serves children ages 3-5.
Our Pre-K 3 classes serve children who turn 3 on or before December 1st of that school year.
Our Pre-K 4 classes serve children who turn 4 on or before December 1st of that school year.
We recommend that children who turn 3 on or before September 1st of that school year enroll into our Pre-K 3 classes.
We recommend that children who turn 4 on or before September 1st of that school year enroll into our Pre-K 4 classes.
There is a $75 non-refundable registration fee for each child. Tuition is set as an annual cost. We divide the total annual cost into equal payments for all programs so that families have a consistent invoice. This provides balance over the year rather than a large invoice for months with five weeks and a different invoice in months where there are only two weeks of school.
Pre-K 3, Pre-K 4, and Blended
10 equal installment payments. The first installment payment is due July 1st so that we are able to plan for staffing. After that installment payments are due:
September 1st October 1st November 1st December 1st January 1st February 1st March 1st April 1st May 1st
Full Day Pre-K & Pre-K 4 (4E419)
20 equal installment payments. The first installment payment is due August 1st so that we are able to plan for staffing. After that installment payments are due on the 1st and 15th of each month from August 15th - May 15th.
Families registering after September 1st must pay tuition balance prior to child attending first day of school.
Yes! Families interested in the Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP) are encouraged to complete a pre-eligibility application. GSRP is a free preschool program for children who turn 4 on or before December 1st and whose families meet eligibility guidelines. Priority is given to children who turn 4 on or before September 1st and whos families meet eligibility guidelines.
For more information, please visit the RCS GSRP Page.
The following policy is taken from our Parent Handbook:
Regardless of the precautions taken at home or school, your child may become ill during the course of the school year. If your child becomes ill you will be called and asked to pick up your child. If you are unavailable, we will call someone on your Emergency Card. The child should be picked up within one hour of being notified. If your child has been absent due to a contagious disease, such as strep throat or pink eye, you may be required to present a doctor's note documenting that the child is able to return to school.
There are times when a child should not be sent to school. These times include when a child has:
- A fever (temperature of 100 degrees or more)
- Child must be fever free for 72 hours (without fever reducing medication) in order to return.
- Diarrhea or vomiting
- Child must be symptom free for 24 hours in order to return.
- Discharge or redness of the eyes
- Discharge from the ear
- Green or yellow discharge from the nose
- Persistent or productive cough
- Sore throat
- Skin rash
- Ringworm (exclusion is not necessary unless the contact with others could promote spread), lice, hand-foot-mouth or any other communicable disease listed on the Oakland County Health Division Communicable Disease Reference Chart.
Parents must notify the school if a child has a communicable disease or an extended illness. When applicable, the school will notify families of an illness. A doctor's note for treatment of a communicable disease or an extended illness may be required for re-admittance to school.
In the event of an extended vacation you have two options:
Continue to pay tuition so as to ensure your child's spot in the class upon your return.
Withdraw the child from the program. Per the Withdrawal Policy a 14 day notice is required. If there is space in your child's class when you return, you may register for the same class by calling the office at 248-726-3022.
Registration for the 2023-24 school year opened 03/06/2023 for current Pre-K families and RCS employees.
Registration for new Pre-K families located in Rochester Community Schools opens on 03/20/2023.
Registration for out of district families begins 08/01/2023, if spots remain.
There is a non-refundable registration fee of $75.00 per class (paid by credit card at the end of the online registration process).
Families registering after September 1 must pay tuition balance prior to child attending the first day of school.
If you would like to make make changes to any information that you entered during the registration process please send a detailed email to email@example.com.
WAIT LIST: All waiting lists are managed within the online system. Once a class is full you have the option to enroll in that class on a "Wait List". Please limit your request to two (2) alternate choices. You will be contacted if an opening in your desired class becomes available.