NRMS Student Orientations 2022

North Rockford Middle School

North Rockford Middle School

Principal: Lissa Weidenfeller

Assistant Principal: Al Reickard

Student Activities/AD: Jen Domagalski

Counselors: Karla Koops-Fikse and Angie Ohlman

Welcome NRMS Students!

Class of 2027, 2028, & 2029

Important Dates

7th and 8th Grade Student Orientation: August 10th

6th Grade Student Orientation: August 11th

Make-up Orientation: August 15th

1st Day of School: August 22nd

Dear NRMS Students and Parents:

Welcome to the 2022/2023 school year! We hope you are having a wonderful summer and getting ready for a great school year ahead. It's hard to believe that our first day of school is less than a month away on August 22nd! In order to prepare for the upcoming school year, we have scheduled an in-person orientation for our students. We look forward to seeing our students and welcoming them back to school!

Prior to the student orientation, we need all families to complete the student verification process prior to their child's scheduled orientation date. You will receive a verification email from our district prior to the scheduled orientation dates.

We anticipate the student orientation process to take approximately 30-45 minutes. Our orientation is an "Open House" style orientation and parents are welcome to attend; however, it is not mandatory. During orientation, students will complete orientation stations and no formal presentations will be held.

Student Orientation Stations

  • Student Schedules/Locker #'s
  • School Pictures/Student ID's
  • Laptop Distribution
  • Locate/Visit Classrooms
  • Practice Locker Combination
  • Lunch Accounts
  • Yearbooks/T-Shirts/Family Donations

Our office reopens on Monday, August 8th, if you have any questions.

Thank you,

NRMS Administration

(616) 863-6300

7th & 8th Grade Orientation: August 10, 2022

Our 7th and 8th-grade student orientation is scheduled for August 10th from 8:00 am to Noon. It is highly recommended that all students attend. Please enter the building using your designated area listed below.



8:00 am to Noon

7th Grade Students

Enter through the MAIN ENTRANCE

8th Grade Students

Enter through the ATHLETIC ENTRANCE


A-E 8:00 am-9:00 am

F-K 9:00 am-10:00 am

L-R 10:00 am-11:00 am

S-Z 11:00 am-12:00 pm

6th Grade Orientation: August 11, 2022

Our 6th-grade orientation program is open to 6th-grade students and families. It is highly recommended that all 6th-grade students and a parent/family member attend. Please attend during the timeslots listed below.



8:00 am to 11:00 am

6th Grade Students

Enter through the MAIN ENTRANCE


A-F: 8:00 am to 9:00 am

G-Q: 9:00 am to 10:00 am

R-Z: 10:00 am to 11:00 am

6th, 7th, & 8th Grade Make-up Orientation: August 15, 2022

Open to 6th, 7th and 8th grade students who are unable to attend their assigned dates. It is highly recommended for all students who may have missed orientation.



8:00 am to 10:00 am

Enter through the MAIN ENTRANCE



Rockford Public Schools is partnering with Lifetouch + Shutterfly for school pictures for the 2022/2023 school year. Lifetouch has an 85-year tradition of delivering high quality and great value to families. All students MUST at least get their picture taken for their school ID. If you are interested in purchasing a picture package, you may click on THIS LINK to go to the Lifetouch online portal. All orders will be finalized at this link.

School Name: North Rockford Middle School

Picture Day: Will be taken during student orientations, as well as ID cards.

Picture Day ID: EVTT8X4SX

ID Cards

ID CARDS - ID cards are issued to all students and should be carried out at all times during school and at school-sponsored events. The ID card is not only for identification purposes but is also coded for admittance to the Library Information Center, for the school lunch program, and for issuing textbooks

Family Access Accounts

Once again for, the 2022-2023 school year, RPS will use an electronic system for the verification of student information. Parents will be able to submit changes to demographic information by means of Family Access. Parents will receive an email outlining the steps to be taken to review and submit any changes to phone numbers, and other relevant information. We highly encourage all families to set up a FA account, as it is the district’s main source of communication with parents. Please visit our website at & click on the Family Access link (upper right-hand side) or please feel free to contact the main office of our student’s school for additional assistance.


If you have medication that you would like to drop off during orientation, our healthcare assistant will be here to assist you. Please bring all medications in their original container. Paperwork will need to be signed in order for our staff to distribute medication. If you have any questions, please call (616) 863-6300 after August 8th.

School Lunch Accounts and e-Funds

There will be a Food Service cashier available during the August orientation dates should you want to deposit money into your student’s account(s). This should alleviate some of the confusion that occurs during the first week of school. If you are sending a check, please make it payable to Rockford Food Service. Menus will be available online prior to orientation. These may be viewed under the Services/Food Service menu option at Lunch prices are posted on the menu.

Also available online will be the 2022-23 Free and Reduced Application and instruction sheet. Should you qualify, your child is eligible for both breakfast and lunch. Meals based on the State of Michigan requirements are at a reduced rate of .30 cents for breakfast and .40 cents for lunch. A description of a qualifying Type A meal is provided on each menu. The Free and Reduced packet can be viewed, obtained, and downloaded from our webpage, under the Service Menu, and either mailed to Rockford Food Service at 4100 Kroes Rd, Rockford, MI 49341 or emailed to Applications also are available from the school offices.

For those who participated in the Free and Reduced Meal Program the previous year, there is a one-month grace period or Sept. 30 deadline, whichever comes first, at the start of the school year, to allow you time to renew your application. Failure to submit an application will result in removal from this program. We accept applications throughout the entire school year. Applications will also be available in the main offices. If you have any questions, call 863-6037.


The e-Funds for Schools program will allow you to choose several payment options to use when paying for your student’s lunch and other school items. You will have the ability to have payments automatically withdrawn electronically from your checking account or charged to your credit card; you also have the flexibility to pay at any time using the school’s website.

For further information, go to: and choose e-Funds or contact the Food Service department at your student’s school.

Lockers and Backpacks

We will be returning to the use of lockers and students will not be permitted to carry backpacks. Lockers were eliminated due to contact tracing both last year and the year prior, and that will not be our reality for the 22-23 school year. The elimination of backpacks creates more space in classrooms and will grow our students in organization and planning!

NRMS Athletics

NRMS Athletics Information

FALL SPORTS INFORMATION: See the document below.

  • Boys Tennis
  • Co-ed Cross Country
  • Football
  • Girls Volleyball
  • Sideline Cheer

Important Dates

Aug. 22 - First Day of School

Aug. 26 - No School

Sept. 2 - No School

Sept. 5 - No School

Sept. 21 - Early release - 12:00

Sept. 27 & 29 - Parent/Teacher conferences

Oct. 19 - Early Release - 12:00

Nov. 11 - Early Release - 12:00

Nov. 23-25 - Thanksgiving Break

Dec. 19-Jan 2 - Winter Recess

Jan. 24 & 26 - Parent/Conferences

Feb. 20-21 - Mid-winter Break

Mar. 3 - Early Release - 12:00

Mar. 30-31 - No School (Spring Break)

Apr. 3-7 - No School (Spring Break)

Apr. 26 Early Release - 12:00

May 29 - No School - Memorial Day

June 1 & 2 - Early Release - 12:00

June 2 - Tentative Last Day of School

June 5-9 - Reserved for Make-Up Days

Student Accident Insurance

Rockford Public Schools in conjunction with First Agency, Inc., provides secondary medical insurance coverage for our students. This coverage is for all school-sponsored activities, school-supervised activities, and time spent in school, including interscholastic athletics, in accordance with the terms and limitations of the policy.

The above coverage is secondary to a family’s medical insurance. As a service to students and their families, the district is also making available a student accident insurance plan that may be purchased at a very nominal cost.

Parents may purchase this coverage ON-LINE (with credit card @ Please follow the directions by choosing STATE(MI) and SCHOOL DISTRICT (Rockford Public Schools) All questions regarding this coverage may be directed to First Agency Inc.

Toll free @ (800) 243-6298

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