Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Good Morning Students, Parents and Staff!


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Looking Ahead:

1/31 Yearbook orders are due *Today*

2/1 RHS registration forms due (Tomorrow)

2/10 Early Dismissal 12:15 

2/13 No School - Presidents Day

2/17 Winter Wonderland Dance 

3/10 End of 3rd Quarter

RJHS Yearbook *Due Today*

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 brezba@rochester3a.net. 

Double Bus Routes 1-31-23

Bus #4 - Ran by Bus #12 

*Any transportation changes need to be made before 12:00, so we can get students where they need to go. 


Jazz Band Lasagna Night

Join us Monday, February 20 th in the Rochester JH/HS Cafeteria for our annual

Lasagna Jazz Night!  The RIS 6th grade jazz band, RJHS jazz band, vocal jazz, and RHS jazz band & vocal jazz will perform.  Tickets must be purchased by February 13th for the event.  Food will be served from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm. See the attached flyer for more information.  No meals may be purchased at the door.  Tickets available at this link or scan the QR code on the flier.  


Dr. Notes

Make sure that Doctor’s notes are being brought to the Jr High office after the appointment.  That note will change that absence in Skyward from a parent excuse - AE or an unexcused absence -AU to a doctor excuse - AD.  Students are only allowed 6 AE absences in a school year, after that they will be counted as unexcused - AU.  

Rochester Education Foundation Fundraiser

February 11th

See Flier attached.

Preschool Screenings for 23-24 school year

See attached flier for Pre-K screening information

STEM Fair is back!

The Rochester Athletic Complex will be the site of the 2023 Central Illinois STEM Fair on Thursday March 30, from 6 to 8 pm.  The STEM Fair will feature science, technology, engineering, and math clubs and activities from Rochester and throughout Central Illinois.  This event is free and open to all K-12 students and their families from Rochester and other area schools.

To reserve your free ticket for you and your family, go to https://centralillinoisstemfair.eventbrite.com and click on Reserve a spot.  Teachers, if you would like to exhibit your STEM curriculum or after school activity, answer YES to the exhibitor question on the ticket reservation to claim your spot.  Questions?  Contact Sheril Flynn or Stephanie Zeidler, or email rochesterstemfair@gmail.com.

Online Safe Online Smart (Digital Safety Webinar)

The office of the Illinois Attorney General has provided a webinar on Online Safety on January 24th at 6:30pm.  Parents and students are welcome to attend.  Flier for Online Safe Online Smart Here is the link to register: Online Safety Webinar


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.

Lunch Menu:

January Menu

February Menu



Rocket Line - Baked Penne

Corner Crust Pizza - Sausage & Mushroom

Custom Bros Grill - Curly Fries

Salad Bar


Rocket Line - Chili Cheese Hot Dog

Corner Crust Pizza - BBQ Chicken

Custom Bros Grill - Bosco Sticks

Salad Bar