Friday, January 6, 2023
Good Morning Students, Parents and Staff!
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1/9 Map Testing - Math
1/11 Map Testing - Reading
1/13 12:15 Dismissal
1/16 No School - Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Double Bus PM Routes 1-6-23
Bus #4 - Ran by Bus #12
Bus #10 - Ran by #20
Bus #19 - Ran by Bus #2
*Any transportation changes need to be made before 2:00, so we can get students where they need to go.
*PLEASE DIRECT ANY QUESTIONS REGARDING LATE BUSES TO THE BUS GARAGE. THEY CAN BE REACHED AT (217)498-9834
RJHS Yearbook (Order for 22-23 school year)
Rochester Junior High Yearbooks are on sale NOW!
Yearbooks are on sale for $20 each until January 31st. Go to inter-state.com/order with the code 72570H. (That is a zero not an O). Please keep a copy of your digital receipt for your records. Students will be bringing a flier home too! Any questions, email email@example.com.
Few reminders about RJHS:
The doors at RJHS open at 7:30.
The tardy bell rings at 8:05 which means that students should be in class, ready to learn by 8:05.
School is dismissed at 3:05.
Lunch is 12:22 - 12:52
Students should bring a plastic water bottle (with a lid). Water fountains are not available, although we do have bottle filling stations.
Parent drop-off & pick-up is on the NORTH side of the building, near the auditorium doors (across the parking lot from the football field). Buses will drop-off & pick-up on the SOUTH side (route 29 side) of the building.
Please make sure your student's chromebook is charged and ready to go tomorrow morning!
Student phones should be turned off and out of sight during the school day, although students are allowed to use them at lunch time. Airpods/earbuds/headphones are only to be used in class when directed by the teacher such as when students are independently watching videos for instruction.
Students should report directly to their first period (Learning Lab) class upon arrival.
Lockers will only be used before school, at lunch time, and after school.
Dress Code – Dress for Success
Rochester Junior High School is committed to preparing students for the next steps in their lives such as high school, college, career, and postsecondary life success. The “Dress for Success Norms” encourage students to keep their focus on learning, maintaining age-appropriate expectations, and providing an environment that allows students to feel comfortable and to express their individuality appropriately. Rochester staff have taken great strides to ensure that these straightforward Dress for Success Norms apply equally to both male and to female students. We strive to enforce these rules respectfully and without judgment.
DRESS FOR SUCCESS WHAT TO WEAR:
All students must follow these norms at school and all school-sponsored events. This includes, but is not limited to, school activities, field trips, and school-sponsored afterschool programs.
Students should dress appropriately for school, wearing clothing that is well-suited for a school environment.
Clothing will completely cover torso through top of chest, including backside in non-see-through materials.
The front and back of a shirt (or top of any kind) must be connected by at least 2 inches of fabric over both shoulders
Clothing must cover all undergarments.
Head and face will be uncovered. Appropriate headgear may be worn for warmth and protection outdoors and inside for religious reasons or special circumstances.
Clothing, accessories, and visible tattoos that display or promote negative messages are not permitted. These could include, but are not limited to, illegal or prescription drugs, gangs, weapons, alcohol, or tobacco-related information, obscenities, putdowns, stereotypes, sexual innuendo, plainly offensive subject material, or disruptive activities.
Safety is paramount. Footwear (sneakers, boots, sandals, etc.) must be worn at all times. State law specifies that safety glasses must be worn in shops and labs when working with machinery and/or chemicals. Pierced jewelry that presents a safety hazard, spiked apparel, spike accessories, animal collars, or chains that can be used as weapons are prohibited.
OUTSIDE THE NORMS:
When a student’s outfit does not meet the Dress for Success Norms, he or she will be asked politely to address the issue. This can be done in whatever way the student feels works best for him or her. Options include, but are not limited to, the following:
Adjusting the fit of the clothing (if possible to do so and meet the guidelines)
Putting on something else that is already at school (PE uniform, jacket, etc.)
Calling home and requesting a change of clothes R
Rochester staff will address noncompliance with the Dress for Success Norms in a respectful and professional manner; our intent is not to shame individual students for their wardrobe choices. We would expect that no student should need to be asked more than twice, in one year, to adjust their attire to meet the norms. Having to ask more than twice becomes an issue of disrespect rather than an issue about dress.
We appreciate parent and student cooperation in our efforts to make our Dress for Success Norms and their enforcement fair, balanced, and gender-neutral.
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.
Sign Up for Student Health Services:
We want all students to have access to student health services. With Hazel Health, students now have access to doctor visits right from the school nurse’s office, and virtual visits from home.
We’re launching our health services program for this school year, and we want to make sure your family has access to these services all year long. Our district is hosting a Consent for Care Drive to ensure 100% of families learn about our student health services from Hazel Health. With Hazel, students can immediately speak with a Hazel doctor right from school or at home.
On-demand health services include:
Medical treatment: For stomach aches, headaches, sprained ankles, asthma concerns, and everything in between
Medication: Prescriptions written or over-the-counter provided at school when needed
Coordination: With family physician and return to school communications
Parents - Please sign the Consent for Care form to ensure your child has access to these services:
If you have already completed the form, thank you! Help us reach 100% of families by reminding your fellow Rochester families to opt-in or opt-out of this new service.
Rocket Line - Beef Quesadilla
Corner Crust Pizza - Hawaiian
Custom Bros Grill - Corn Dog
Rocket Line - Turkey & Swiss Sub
Corner Crust Pizza - BBQ Bacon Chicken
Custom Bros Grill - Wings