The RCS Virtual Download
January 28, 2022
Happy Friday Virtual Voyagers and Families,
Thank you for another great week at the Virtual Campus. One of the highlights of our week is when our elementary students access our bookroom to check out different items from our collection. The Bookroom is open on Fridays from 11AM-1PM. Please check with your child's teacher if you would like to arrange a time for your family to visit this resource at our campus.
Quite a few students from our middle and high schools within Rochester Community Schools have enrolled at the Virtual Campus this semester. This is exciting as it is a sign that our program is becoming more attractive for our students and it also means that our students will have greater opportunities for collaboration with peers. Please let us know if you have any questions about your child's schedule, and we will be happy to provide the necessary supports.
Below you will find updates for events and important information. On behalf our faculty and staff, have a wonderful weekend.
Virtual Campus Important Dates
February 21-22 - No School Midwinter Recess (TK-12)
Global School Play Day: February 2, 2022
Elementary Science Day - In Person Learning Opportunity!
Hello TK-5 Virtual Voyagers!
We are excited to announce RCS Science Day at Adams High School.
Thermo Fisher Scientific company has a great science outreach program and are hosting a STEM opportunity for our elementary schools, March 1st-March 3rd (during the school day).
Virtual students will need to provide their own transportation to and from Adams High School for this event.
Volunteers and VC teachers will be there to help facilitate the experiments, as well as Thermo Fisher. Please see the general schedule below.
Each grade level group will be at Adams for 1 hour, during the school day. Once we know how many students are interested, the organizers will be able to plan out a schedule and provide specific times.
March 1st: Grades 4-5, Invisible Ink
March 2nd: Grades K-1, Oobleck
March 3rd: Grades 2-3, Elephant toothpaste
Please complete this Google Form for each of your TK-5 students by Wednesday, Feb. 2nd: https://forms.gle/C8oTu6mPLbmYMgJs6
Book Room- Now Open to Grades TK-5!
When: Fridays from 11:00AM - 1:00PM (when school is in session)
Where: The Schultz Campus 1440 John R. Rd, Rochester Hills, MI 48307
Enter using the main entrance (on the north side of the building) and staff will direct you to the book room
We can't wait to see you! Happy Reading Voyagers!
Virtual Campus Winter Interactive Activities
Staying warm inside this week? Looking for something to do? Then check out our Winter Choice Board, chalked full of fun and interactive activities you can access throughout the winter months.
To access the choice board, follow the link: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1DJL9_z_nMXtuuNyOl5yrptKHMKzgdypF3xzZonRo-jo/edit?usp=sharing
All Day Absence Reporting
Check Out This Tutoring Opportunity!
Chromebook Pickup and Technical Support
As a reminder, all RCS students are required to have a district device for use in the classroom.
If you do not yet have an RCS device, please schedule an appointment by using this link: https://form.jotform.com/203207837751153.
Families may use this checklist to ensure an efficient device pick-up.
- Device deployments will take place at the RCS Administration Center, located at 501 W. University Dr.
- Directions and available times will be provided during appointment sign-up.
- For faster service, please arrive with a completed Student Device Loan Agreement.
- High-school students may pick up their own device, as long as the agreement form is signed by a parent or guardian.
We truly appreciate your support in providing our students with the necessary tools and resources for a productive year of growth and learning.
If you already have your Chromebook device, we strongly recommend viewing these Chromebook tutorials to remind you how to take care of your device and get signed into Zoom:
- Chromebook Do’s and Don’ts: https://youtu.be/GakzWneZqzk
- How to Sign into Zoom on a Chromebook: https://youtu.be/O6zXGySnozQ
Getting Logged Into Your Chromebook
For our elementary students or those new to the district, we have a tutorial to walk families through how to access your student’s login information on ParentVUE: https://youtu.be/R2NqkOlgQNA
For our secondary students, we have a tutorial that walks students through how to navigate StudentVUE. This will be most helpful to our 6th graders as they now have full access to the platform: How to Use StudentVUE- https://youtu.be/w8CMwxzZf9E
Just like students new to middle school may get locker jams or our little friends may need help finding their classroom cubby, there may be some virtual snags that happen as we kick-off our new school year. Should you run into any technical issues (that are not Brightspace related), we recommend the following steps:
- Visit our district Family Technology Support Page. There are tutorials and information on many of our common technology tools including: ParentVUE and StudentVUE, Zoom, Flipgrid and Seesaw.
- If that does not solve your problem, complete a Technology Support Form and our district technology support staff will get back to you as soon as they are able.
- If you still have questions or need assistance, please contact Julie Rains at email@example.com
Virtual Campus Seniors are invited to all of the home school building culminating events like Senior Portraits. Please be sure to stay up-to-date by checking in with your home school's "Senior Class Information" website.
Check out the links below to connect to each High School's Senior Page:
Adams HS - CLICK HERE
Rochester HS - CLICK HERE
Stoney Creek HS - CLICK HERE
Rochester Community Schools Virtual Campus Academic Administrator Amanda McKay firstname.lastname@example.org