ROCORI District Office

November 2020: Community Update

Mission

The mission of ROCORI Schools is..."Making a difference today to create a better tomorrow."

School Board Member Update

With the Election of 2020 complete, we would like to congratulate Lynn Schurman and Sunny Hesse for their continued service as ROCORI School board members.

Welcome Chuck Hentges as a newly elected school board member effective January 1, 2021.

We would like to thank Shannon Humbert for the last 4 years of service as a school board member.

COVID Announcements and Reminders

Technology Device, Materials Pick-up, and Daily Schedules have or will be coming from your building SMORE newsletters

Learning Model Calendars

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Continue Reporting COVID Related Quarantine/Positive Cases


It is very important for families to continue to report COVID-19 related illnesses and positive test results to the school office during the period of December 8th to January 8th. This information is critical to our ability to keep track of school-specific case rates and community spread which is used to assist us in bringing students back to hybrid and in-person instruction as outlined.

CDC COVID Reminders


  • Practice social distancing
  • Wear masks
  • Check your health daily
  • Clean and Disinfect high touch surfaces
  • Stay home if you are sick



Thank you for your cooperation in these precautions!

Distance Learning Meal Pick Up Times

*Students attending Spartan Spot will be served breakfast and lunch at CSE.

*Children attending Kid Care will be served breakfast and lunch at the DEF Building.

*SPED Students will be served breakfast and lunch while in school.

*Students at home can pick up meals daily: (Meal Up Times)

Secondary Building door 13 from 7:30-8:00 & 11:00-12:00

DEF Building parking lot from 11:00-12:00

John Clark Elementary (Rockville) parking lot from 7:30-8:00 & 11:00-12:00

Richmond elementary in front of the school from 7:30-8:00 & 11:00-12:00

Families may also request a weekly pick up by contacting Chris Barker at 320-685-4921 or barkerc@rocori.k12.mn.us. Weekly pick up will be on Monday and will be at the same location and time as the daily pick up unless special arrangements need to be made.

December 1- 3: Meals Served In School

December 4: No Meals Available

December 7: Meal Pick Up

December 8-18: PK-2 Meals in School & 3-12 Meal Pick Up

December 21 & 22: Meal Pick Up

December 23 – January 1: No Meals Available

January 4-8: Meal Pick Up

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Spartan Online School

December 8th begins the 2nd Trimester of Spartan Online K-12. We learned a lot in our 1st Trimester and will continue to do so throughout the year. We have found many students have excelled with our online program. This has been a great opportunity for students to discover new strengths in a new learning atmosphere.

A reminder to parents, students need to login daily for attendance. If your child is ill or unable to work on lessons, please contact Steph Ruegemer at 685-4908, ruegemers@rocori.k12.mn.us.

Spartan Field from above

The field has been in use for two football games and soccer during recess times already!
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ROCORI Public Schools can accept open enrollment for students in certain grade levels for the 2020-2021 school year

The resolution to close enrollment on August 24th was put in place to keep ROCORI Schools capacity at safe levels in response to COVID-19. The resolution allows for open-enrollment at each grade level until it reaches enrollment capacity.


The first month of school is now over and our enrollment has been consistent. At this time we have limited room for enrollment in Kindergarten, 1st grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade. Please note that at the elementary level you will be assigned to a building that has room. We have limited room at the middle school in grades 6 and 7 and limited room in the HS grades 9-12. Please contact the Cold Spring Elementary office (grades K-5) or the ROCORI Secondary office (grades 6-12) to see if your child will fit into the open programming.

What is happening in ROCORI Community Education!

Check out opportunities here: https://rocori.ce.eleyo.com/


Check out childcare needs here: https://www.rocori.k12.mn.us/community-ed/spartan-spot

ROCORI ACTION PACKS

ROCORI'S WEEKEND FOOD PROGRAM


Programming is continuing for our students. The goal is to provide easy, quick and nutritious weekend meals to elementary students in Rockville, Cold Spring and Richmond. Click on the link below to sign up if you need support or to donate to help out this vital program.

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FARMERS TO FAMILIES FOOD BOX PROGRAM

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Final product for approval at December 14th Board Meeting

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ROCORI District Goals 2020-2021

As we work to finalize our new strategic plan these are the goals that ROCORI Schools will be working on during the 2020-2021 school year.
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December Events

  • District Staff Development meeting December 4 2020 at 7:00 am
  • No School: Professional Prep/Development December 4, 2020
  • No School: Professional Prep/Development December 7, 2020
  • District Response to Intervention December 11, 2020 at 7:00 am
  • Teaching and Learning committee meeting on December 14, 2020 at 5:00 pm
  • District Committee Chair Meeting December 18, 2020 at 7:00 am
  • Regular School Board meeting December 14, 2020 at 6:30 pm
  • No School: Vacation December 23 to January 1st