Thursday, February 9, 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
Fun Friday “Valentine’s Edition”
This Friday for the Valentine’s Day Edition of Fun Friday, please dress in Valentines colors. Colors to wear: Red, Purple, Pink, or White.
Valentine Candy Grams **last day to buy!!**
Student council is selling Candy Grams. Buy now till February 10th. Grams get delivered on Valentines Day!
Double Bus Routes 2-9-23
Bus #4 - Ran by Bus #2
Bus #12 - Ran by Bus #3
Bus #25 - Ran by Bus # ?
*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.
Track & Field season is quickly approaching. Coach Chris Johnson (Girls HC) and Coach Nelson (Boys HC) are both excited for our season to start. We are going to have a “Parent Meeting” Wednesday, February 22nd at 5:15 in the JH Cafeteria/Gym. If your athlete is going to participate in 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
8th grade Girls ONLY will practice Wednesday -Thursday, March 1st & 2nd. Then 6th-8th grade Girls will all officially start on Monday, March 6th. All Boys 6th-8th grade will officially start practice on Monday, March 6th.
RYAA Softball Registration
RYAA 2023 softball registration is now open!
We are fielding 8u, 10u, 12u, and 14u teams. Early Bird rate until February 28th. Registration closes March 15th. More info at https://www.ryaasports.org/
Jazz Band Lasagna Night
Join us Monday, February 20th 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.
Mental Health Days and Parent Excused Days
Students are allowed six (6) parental absences (A-E) in one school year. Five (5) of those can be Mental Health Days (M-E). After six (6) parental absences, they will be marked as unexcused unless we receive a doctor’s note. Please make sure your student is bringing in their doctor’s notes so you do not use up your parents' excuses.
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 or an unexcused absence -AU to a doctor excuse - AD.
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 - Chicken Lo Mein
Corner Crust Pizza - Meatball
Custom Bros Grill - Bacon Cheeseburger
Rocket Line - Beef Quesadilla
Corner Crust Pizza - Buffalo Chicken
Custom Bros Grill - Mini Corn Dogs