ROCORI SECONDARY SCHOOL NEWSLETTER

October 15, 2021

MEA WEEKEND IS OCTOBER 21ST & 22ND - NO SCHOOL

TERM 2 BEGINS MONDAY, OCTOBER 18TH

OCTOBER IS NATIONAL BULLY PREVENTION MONTH!


October is National Bullying Prevention Month! This reminds us that students, parents, teachers, and school administrators all play a role. Positive change comes as we begin to emphasize respect and inclusion on campuses across the country.


On Wednesday, October 20th, the ROCORI School District is celebrating Unity Day by wearing orange to take a stand against bullying.


WEAR and SHARE ​ORANGE to come together in one giant message uniting our nation for kindness, acceptance, and inclusion, and even the world, to visibly show that we believe no child should ever experience bullying.

NOVEMBER 5TH - NON-STUDENT DAY

NOVEMBER 8TH PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES - NON-STUDENT DAY

Please be aware that November 8th is a non-student contact day at ROCORI Schools. Our parent / teacher conferences at ROCORI Secondary School this fall will happen again in a flexible format to provide more opportunities to meet with families. Teachers will be making contacts home and offering an invitation to meet virtually, via phone call, or in person. If you would like to meet, we will schedule a meeting that works for your family. Our staff will be working hard to make parent / guardian contacts but please be aware that we will always work to hold a meeting for any concerned parent regarding their student.

SPARTAN ONLINE STUDENTS

Reminder the end of the first term is Friday, October 15th. If you have not signed up for the parent updates, please contact your child's teacher. Student's need to be logging in daily for attendance purposes and assignment completion. If your child is unable to participate in classes that day, please contact Steph Ruegemer at 685-4908 or ruegemers@rocori.k12.mn.us. Information on conferences will be coming out to families soon, please look for information in your newsletter, Skyward and emails.


LIFETOUCH PICTURES

If you ordered school pictures through LifeTouch, you can pick them up in the High School Office.

ALC FAMILIES

We have had a great start to the school year and all the students have been making great progress. Next week we will be having some fall festivities with pumpkin carving and other activities. Night school will be starting October 25th running Monday- Thursday 3:00-5:00, parents will be contacted for supports in this area for each student. A quick reminder on attendance, if your child needs to leave for an appointment or is Ill, please contact Steph Ruegemer at 685-4908 or ruegemers@rocori.k12.mn.us.

HEALTH OFFICE INFORMATION

  • Update Immunizations if you have not already done so.
    • 7th Grade: Tdap & Meningococcal
    • 12th Grade: 2nd Meningococcal


  • Any New Health Issues please let Missy in the Nurse’s office know
  • Update care plans for 2021-2022 School year
  • All Prescribed Medications being taken at school need to have a Dr Note in the Nurse’s office.
  • All medications Need to be kept in the Nurse’s Office unless discussed
  • 6-8 - All Over the Counter Medication must be kept in the Nurses Office with a School form signed
  • 9-12 All Over the counter Medications must have a form on file sign to have in school Nurses Office.


CLICK HERE FOR HEALTH SERVICES WEB PAGE

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MIDDLE SCHOOL YEARBOOKS

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

WINTER SPORTS SIGN UP GRADES 6-8

We will have winter sports sign up during lunch on October 18th-20th. Students will have the chance to sign up for a fall sport of their choice.

STAR TESTING ROUND 2 WILL BEGIN THE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 1ST

TIPS ON STARTING A NEW SCHOOL YEAR

Starting a new school year can carry a mix of emotions, including anxiety, stress, and frustration. This link shares tips for navigating this school year with mental health and resiliency in mind.
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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.

ATTENTION CLASS OF 2022

Attention class of 2022

Please watch TEAMS the first week of November. You will be receiving a form to complete regarding ordering your diploma.

Our sales representative will be here on Wednesday November 10th during homeroom for a presentation of the graduation cap and tassel ordering process.

On Wednesday, November 17th our representative will be here during lunch for placing orders.

Please email torborgd@rocori.k12.mn.us or call 320-685-4911 with any questions.

COLLEGE & CAREER PLANNING

College and Career Planning-October is College Is Knowledge Month


Senior/junior families should watch for more information on these upcoming events:


Wednesday, October 27th-College Application Night @ 5-7:00pm (Innovation Center)

Wednesday, November 10th-FAFSA Completion Event @ 5-7:00pm (Innovation Center)

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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