The RCS Virtual Download

January 21, 2022

Happy Friday Virtual Voyagers and Families,

This week, Rochester Community Schools honored the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and during one of our community events, we were reminded to pause and find the joy in all things. This messages has resonated with us here at the Virtual Campus, perhaps now more than ever. We sincerely appreciate the patience, flexibility, and understanding of all our our Voyager families as we continue to build and navigate the start of our second semester. And amidst a whirlwind of new classes and teachers, schedules, new schedules and technology puzzles, we also find the joy. The fresh start of a clean slate, opportunities to connect with new teachers and classmates, learning about our favorite subjects, and finding the support of our learning community. Schedules will be finalized, Zooms accessed, and Brightspace navigated. And through it all, these joyful moments are those that will stick with us. Those that we will remember and carry with us long into the future. We wish you all the best this week and throughout the rest of the school year.

With warmth and appreciation,

Jeff Frankowiak


Virtual Campus Important Dates

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

Virtual Campus Hosts the American Math Competition!

Students from all around Rochester Community Schools visited the Virtual Campus today to participate in the American Math Competition (AMC) facilitated by Jack Barraclough, our very own secondary math teacher. The AMC 8 is an annual math challenge open to students who are currently in middle school and beyond. The questions are loosely connected to the math curriculum, but are more problem-solving in nature. When our students expressed interest in participating, Mr. Barraclough went above and beyond to make this event possible, and the students shared their appreciation. When asked about their favorite part of the event, students shared:

  • "It's pretty fun. Just doing the problems to see if you have the knowledge to do it. To challenge yourself."
  • "If you finish at the top of the leaderboard, there's a prestige associated with it."

We wish all of our mathematicians good luck as they await their final scores! We are proud of you all for taking the time to participate.

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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!

The Annual 4th Grade Egg Drop

Fourth grade students in Mrs. Rabbideau and Mr. LeClair's classes recently visited the Virtual Campus to participate in our annual Egg Drop. Students in both classes were tasked with creating contraptions to protect an egg as it was dropped off of the top of the Schultz Campus roof. Students generated everything from parachutes out of plastic bags to multi-layered bubble wrap coverings. It was amazing to see the innovation and creativity at play from our fourth grade students. We can't wait to see what you come up with next!

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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Pledge of Allegiance Leaders

The Virtual Campus is always looking for tiny patriots that would love to share their voice and lead our classes in the Pledge of Allegiance. Visit our Flipgrid site here and follow the filming directions. Share your video and your child might see their pledge in their Morning Meeting! We are so proud to share that we have over 80 submissions to date! Way to go Voyagers!

NOTE: All videos are moderated and must be reviewed by staff prior to being viewable to other learners so they will not show up right away on our community Flipgrid.

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