Class of 2025
August 5, 2021
Rockford Freshman Center
Derek Dillon, Assistant Principal (email@example.com)
Jennifer Lutz, Counselor (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Holly Normington, Counselor (email@example.com)
Welcome to the Freshman Center!
We are thrilled to welcome the Class of 2025 to the Rockford Freshman Center! The RFC Staff are incredibly proud to offer a ninth grade experience that nurtures students as they transition from middle school to high school. We have a great deal of pride in our school, staff, students, and community and look forward to working with you next school year.
We look forward to meeting your student during orientation. In the meantime, please reach out (using e-mail contact information above) if you have questions, comments, concerns or just need to chat. Our first priority is a smooth transition to high school!
Class of 2025 Orientation
Orientation is required for freshmen. Please make every effort to get your student here on the scheduled day anytime between 8 a.m. and noon. Make-up is August 16 for those who cannot make it on August 11. Reminders and additional information will be sent out prior to August 11, but we've included the general format for your planning purposes.
During the orientation, students will be photographed and will receive a student ID badge. All students will need an ID throughout the year to check out textbooks, use library materials, and purchase lunch. Please remind your student to dress for a school photo.
Once students receive their ID, they will receive the necessary textbooks for the first trimester. Students may elect to look around the building, find and organize their locker, and locate first trimester classes.
There is no formal presentation. Depending on the volume of students, it will take around 20-45 mins to get through all the stations. Parent attendance is not required, but they are welcome to accompany their student unless there are restrictions on indoor capacity at that time.
School Portraits through Lifetouch
Bring Your Own Device
Rockford High School students have the opportunity to continue learning with the support of technology, often called 1:1. Rockford elementary and middle schools issue a device to every student, but at high school, students are encouraged to provide their own device if possible. Please see the information on the district technology webpage for more details about device minimum requirements, etc.
Students who do not bring their own device will have the opportunity to use a school-issued Chromebook. There are insurance options for families who use a school device. This information is also available on the district technology webpage.
August 11 - Orientation Class of 2025
August 16 - Make-Up Orientation Class of 2025August 23 - First Day of School for Students
August 27 - No School for Students
September 3 and 6 - No School for Students
September 22 - Early Release for Students