Friday, February 16, 2024

Good Morning Students, Parents and Staff!


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Looking Ahead

2/16 11:15 Dismissal - SIP Day * Today *

2/19 No School - Presidents Day

3 /8  11:15 Dismissal - SIP Day ( End of 3rd Quarter)

3/11 No School

4/1 - 4/5 Spring Break

No Volleyball Practice tonight!

Due to weather and travel issues

Double Routes 2-16-24

Bus 10 / 19

Bus 25

*All transportation questions need to be directed to the Bus Garage (217)498-9834

Dress up Days for February

Tuesday, Feb. 20 - wear black clothing

Thursday, Feb. 29 - anything but a backpack day 

Rochester Band Fundraiser

The Band Boosters principal fundraiser is our annual Antonio’s pizza sale. 50% of all pizza sales revenue benefits the 5th through 12th grade Rochester Band Program by funding new instruments/equipment.  To reach our revenue goal, we need to sell 1500  pizzas! (Customers are also allowed to donate money to the Band Boosters in support of the band program)  

Sales take place from February 15th through March 1st. Order forms are due March 1st to your band director

Students will come home with the forms today February 15 or Friday February 16th .  More information will also be included in an email from their band director. Questions? Contact Rochester Band Booster President- Lydia Hicks @ lhicks101505@gmail.com

RJHS Girls Track

RJHS girls track and field will have an informational parent meeting Tuesday, Feb 27th at 6:30pm in the cafeteria. This meeting is for all 6-8th grade girls and their parents interested in track and field this season. Regular practice will begin March 4th at 3:20 at RJHS. 

Girls track pre-season will begin this week for girls currently not in Volleyball. 

7th graders will meet on Wednesdays 

8th graders on Thursdays through the month of February. 

Workouts are completely optional and will run 3:15-4:15. See Mr. Johnson for more information.

RJHS Boys Track

Hello 6th-8th grade “Boys” athletes and parents.

Track & Field season is quickly approaching. Coach Nelson (Boys HC) is excited for our season to start. We are going to have a “Parent Meeting” Tuesday, February 20th at 5:15 in the JH Cafeteria/Gym. If your athlete is going to participate in "Boys" track & field or they are thinking about it, make sure you attend. ALL information regarding the season, schedule, team/school rules, transportation, and uniform/apparel will be presented to you. Please make your best effort to be in attendance. 

Please click on Rschool Activities to complete your registration. ***Please make sure you have a current physical on file or your athlete will not be allowed to practice or participate in meets. $75 athletic fee is due before the first track meet. 

Start of Practice

All Boys 6th-8th grade will officially start practice on Monday, March 4th. 

Thank you 

Coach  Nelson 

Central Illinois STEM Fair Tickets Available

Ticket registration is open for the 2024 Central Illinois STEM Fair, to be held Wednesday April 10 from 6-8 pm at the RAC. Last year the STEM Fair hosted 77 exhibits and attracted over 500 attendees from 20 different schools in Central Illinois.  The STEM Fair showcases locally-available STEM activities for students covering a wide range of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.  Reserve your free ticket today at https://central-illinois-stem-fair.odoo.com/

*Central Illinois STEM Fair Volunteers

The Central Illinois STEM Fair planning committee is looking for parent volunteers to help with running this annual event.  No experience necessary!  The time required can be as little as one hour on the day of the event.  Jobs the day of the event include helping with ticket taking and registration at the door and helping with cleanup at the end of the day.   We also need a volunteer to help with planning the event.  The organizing committee meets once a week and handles a variety of logistics and publicity tasks that help to make this the biggest K-12 STEM event in Central Illinois.  This is a great way to learn about all the great STEM activities for students.  Please email rochesterstemfair@gmail.com if interested.

Attendance Reminder

Dr./Dentist/Ortho.  Notes

Make sure that Doctor’s notes are being brought to the Jr High office after the appointment or if your student has been sick.  That note will change that absence in Skyward from a parent excuse - AE to a doctor excuse - AD. Remember that students get 10 parent excused absences (AE) in a school year.  After 10 they will be considered unexcused (AU).  You can have your student bring in the note to the office or you can email the note to cjones@rochester3a.net .

Mental Health Days: you are allowed 5 mental health days in a school year, but those are also part of your 10 excused absences (AE) that were mentioned above.  If 10 absences have been taken, all absences going forward will be marked as unexcused unless there is a doctor’s note for that day.


If you are interested in ordering a yearbook, they will cost $20.  You will need to go to inter-state.com/order enter code 82183K.  If you need a paper copy of instructions to order, they can be picked up in the office with Mrs. Jones.


Safe2Help is a 24/7 program for students, staff, and families to share school safety issues, find resources to get help, and find encouragement to help others.  Anyone can call to talk to a trained staff member about abuse, bullying, depression, self-injury, or suicidal thoughts for themselves or other students.  You can access Safe2Help by calling 844-4-SAFEIL, texting SAFE2(72332), or emailing help@safe2helpIL.com.


February Menu



11:15 Dismissal - No lunch served


No School - Presidents Day


Rocket Line - Mac n’ Cheese

Corner Crust Pizza - Vegetable

Custom Bros Grill - Curly Fries