Thursday, February 2, 2023
Good Morning Students, Parents and Staff!
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2/10 Early Dismissal 12:15
2/13 No School - Presidents Day
2/17 Winter Wonderland Dance
3/10 End of 3rd Quarter
Valentine Candy Grams
Student council is selling Candy Grams. Buy now till February 10th. Grams get delivered on Valentines Day!
Double Bus Routes 2-2-23
Bus #4 - Ran by Bus #2
Bus #12 - Ran by Bus #3
*Any transportation changes need to be made before 12:00, 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
Rochester Education Foundation Fundraiser
See Flier attached.
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 flier for more information. No meals may be purchased at the door. Tickets available at this link or scan the QR code on the flier.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 - Donut Holes & Sausage
Corner Crust Pizza - Pepperoni & Sausage
Custom Bros Grill - Bacon Cheeseburger
Rocket Line - Grilled Cheese & Tomato Soup
Corner Crust Pizza - Hawaiian
Custom Bros Grill - Corn Dog