ROCORI SECONDARY SCHOOL NEWSLETTER

NOVEMBER 19

NO SCHOOL NOV. 25TH & 26TH

TRIMESTER 1/TERM 2 ENDS DEC. 3RD

INCLEMENT WEATHER

We can all feel that indeed winter is coming, and we want families to be prepared for the potential for a school cancellation due to inclement weather. Our goal on these days will be to provide flexible options that can still engage our students via technology, but we will not be expecting them to be on a screen the entire day between 8:00 am – 3:00 pm either.

If the Superintendent cancels schools due to inclement weather, families will receive a skyward alert by 6:00 am informing them the day is an E-Learning Day. Staff will have items placed on Schoology by 8:30 am. High School students will have approximately 30 minutes of engaged time for each class in their day and middle school students will have approximately 20 minutes of engaged time for each class in their day on an inclement weather day. Staff will be available to respond to email and Microsoft Teams messages between 9:00 am – 2:30 pm.

FLEXIBLE CONFERENCES

Our goal is to engage our families with meaningful feedback on your student academically, socially and emotionally. Our hope is this flexible conference option provided your family additional opportunities to connect with our staff. If there is a course or an area of your student’s day you have concerns with, please reach out anytime to our staff and know that we will find a time to connect with you. Our goal is to provide additional opportunities to connect with our families, but that is not limited to the parent / teacher conference window.

ATTENTION SENIORS

Attention Seniors: Diploma orders and cap and tassel orders are due December 1st. If you have any questions, please call Dee at 320-685-4911 or by email at torborgd@rocori.k12.mn.us

Thank you

RHS FALL THEATER PRODUCTION - NOV. 19TH, 20TH & 21ST

NOEL COWARD'S PRIVATE LIVES - A COMEDY

7:00pm Friday, November 19th & Saturday, November 20th

2:00pm Sunday, November 21st

Tickets are $5 for Students & $7 for Adults

TICKETS SOLD AT THE DOOR!

BARNES & NOBLE BOOK FAIR

We will be having a Barnes and Noble Bookfair on December 8th-12th. This is a great opportunity for folks who may be interested to purchase those materials, but will also help benefit Rocori Middle/High School. They work a little differently than a traditional bookfair. Nothing is done here at Rocori. It is all done online and in-store. Things that qualify for credit toward us are:

-Books

-Movies

-Music

-Educational toys and games

-Gifts

-Cafe Items

Basically anything EXCEPT purchasing gift cards qualify. I’ve attached 2 flyers…one for the online dates and one for the in-person dates. I also attached a pre-order sheet for their Café if you want to pre-order items for the holidays. Anything purchased on that qualifies us. You just need to tell them its for the Rocori Fair and give them the code below.

The only thing you need for instore and online when you checkout is the Bookfair ID: 12618112

SPARTAN ONLINE STUDENTS

The end of the tri-mester is December 2nd, all courses needed to be completed by 3:00 on December 2nd. If you are wanting to return to in-person learning at the Secondary, please contact your child's counselor to ensure scheduling has been updated.

HEALTH OFFICE INFORMATION

Update Vaccinations:

If you have had any new vaccinations since last school year, please send that information to Missy Boucher in the Health Office so we can update your student file.

If your student has received the COVID vaccine, and you are willing to share that information, you can send a picture of your vaccination card to Mrs. Boucher. This would assist us in effectively and efficiently contact tracing within our building. Sharing this information with our school health office would be voluntary.



CLICK HERE FOR HEALTH SERVICES WEB PAGE

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RMS STUDENTS TO TAKE CLIMATE SURVEY

The week after Thanksgiving RMS students will be taking a 30 question school climate survey. This survey is based on a 2014 survey that was given to RMS students. This survey has been updated and revised. This is a school developed survey for staff and students to get a better picture of how students see their school and feel about their school. Once the survey is complete students and staff will review the data. If you would like to preview the survey it will be available in the office from 7:45am – 3:30pm. If you do not want your student to participate in the survey you will need to email Mr. Nelson at nelsonj@rocori.k12.mn.us before Monday, November 29

2021 MCA SCORES

Your child should have received their Spring 2021 MCA score report in their English class. Students have been told to bring them home to their parents. Please ask your child for their MCA report.

MIDDLE SCHOOL YEARBOOKS

The 21-22 ROCORI Middle School yearbooks are for sale in the office or on RevTrak. The cost is $35.00.
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ALL NIGHT GRADUATION PARTY

Hello 2022 Senior parents,

We need your help in planning one of the biggest events for your high school seniors, the “All-Night Graduation Party”!

INFORMATIONAL MEETING
When: Monday, November 22, 6PM
Where: Media Center, ROCORI High School

The all-night graduation party is a special night for your seniors following their high school graduation ceremony in May in which they get to hang out with their classmates, feast on amazing food, participate in carnival type games and win some amazing prizes. In 2021, we were able to give out over $11,000 in donated prizes. The all-night graduation party has been a long-standing tradition at ROCORI and we would like to assure this continues for our 2022 graduates.

This event is made possible by parents! So, we need each one of you! Please consider joining us for an information meeting to learn about this fun event and how you can get involved no matter your time limits.

We realize this is short notice, if you are unable to attend but are willing to help or simply want to learn more about this amazing event, please, email, text or call us directly. We want to make this transition to the next class an easy and fun process. Email: seniorallnightgraduationparty@gmail.com

Thank you in advance for your willingness to assist,

Kimberly Thielen Cremers, 763-221-4746

Michelle Orth, 320-493-2500

2021 All-Night Graduation Committee Co-Chairs

HIGH SCHOOL YEARBOOKS

There is a small supply of 2021 yearbooks available for purchase in the school office for $55 each (cash or check only). Please see Jane at the Activities desk.


The 2022 yearbooks are available for purchase on RevTrak or in the school office for $55. Please order yours to reserve a copy for this school year, with a May delivery date.

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WE ARE HERE FOR YOU!

Administration:

Ryan Hauge - Secondary Principal, grades 6 - 12 - hauger@rocori.k12.mn.us

Josh Austad - Assistant Principal, grades 9 - 12 - austadj@rocori.k12.mn us

Jake Nelson - Assistant Principal, grades 6 - 8 - nelsonj@rocori.k12.mn.us

Joel Baumgarten - Activities Director - baumgartenj@rocori.k12.mn.us


Counselors:

Craig Lieser - Guidance Counselor grades 9 - 12 - lieserc@rocori.k12.mn.us

Shelly Collison - Guidance Counselor, grades 9 - 12 - collisons@rocori.k12.mn.us

Marsha Gilbertson - Guidance Counselor, grades 6 - 8 - gilbertsonm@rocori.k12.mn.us

Amy Olson - Guidance Counselor, grades 6 - 8 - olsonamy@rocori.k12.mn.us