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.


Jeff Frankowiak


Virtual Campus Important Dates

February 21-22 - No School Midwinter Recess (TK-12)

Global School Play Day: February 2, 2022

Get ready Virtual Campus students for a day filled with playful learning on February 2, 2022! Your VC teachers, along with our district partners like Math Coaches Mike Gittner and Kim Mroczek (pictured below), are busy at work behind the scenes creating fun ideas students can play throughout the month of February. Learn more about Global School Play Day. Stay tuned throughout next week to learn more!
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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).

Key Information

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:

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Book Room- Now Open to Grades TK-5!

We are excited to announce that our Virtual Campus Book Room is now open to all Virtual Campus elementary students!

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:

All Day Absence Reporting

With sniffle season upon us, please take a moment to review the ParentVUE Absence reporting information. You can now report all day absences via ParentVUE. Absences can be reported for a full day or for multiple days. All absences can also be reported using our attendance line 248.726.5900.

Middle and High School Book Return

Now that the new semester has officially begun, please be sure to return any Literature books that were checked out for Semester 1. Books can be dropped off at the Schultz Campus Office on weekdays from 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM.

Check Out This Tutoring Opportunity!

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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:

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:

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:

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-

Technology Troubleshooting

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:

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. If you still have questions or need assistance, please contact Julie Rains at

Senior Update


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:


Rochester HS - CLICK HERE

Stoney Creek HS - CLICK HERE

RCS Virtual YouTube Channel

Please subscribe to our RCS Virtual YouTube Channel where we post videos to help keep you updated, organized, and share fun communtiy events!

About Us

Rochester Community Schools Virtual Campus Principal Jeff Frankowiak

Rochester Community Schools Virtual Campus Academic Administrator Amanda McKay