The RCS Virtual Download

February 11, 2022

Greetings Virtual Voyagers and Families,

Before we head into the weekend, I wanted to extend my gratitude to our students, faculty, staff and families for all of the support with our Count Day procedures. As we mentioned previously, this process is directly tied to our school funding and allows us to offer this learning pathway.

Now that we are well underway into the 2nd semester, we want to make sure our students are successful in their courses. Please remember that there are three different formats for our Virtual Campus:

  • Brightspace
  • Edgenuity (self-paced)
  • Michigan Virtual/BYU (3rd Party Vendor)

In each of these cases, a certified Rochester Community Schools teacher is there as a primary contact and support for our students. We have designed our program to match a wide range of student learning styles, but there are dangers about falling behind with much of the experience comprised of flexible self-paced content. To that end, we wanted to extend an additional offer of support to our secondary students. Next week, our Virtual Campus secondary teachers are offering coaching sessions from 2:00 - 3:00PM on live Zoom calls. More specific information and our sign-up is included below.

Have a great weekend!


Jeff Frankowiak


Virtual Campus Important Dates

February 8th - 1st Semester Report Cards are available in ParentVue

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

Set-Up for Success

Please see the additional information below. To sign up, please click on the following link:
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Elementary Yearbook Orders

Virtual Campus Elementary Yearbooks are now available to order! Please use the link below to directly order from Kaiser Studio. Home shipping is available for an additional fee.
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Zoom Update

This week, our video conferencing program, Zoom, received an updated on student-issued Chromebooks. This update involves students taking a few necessary steps in order to ensure that they are able to access their live classes. The information below will walk you through step-by-step in order to complete the installation of the new application

Step 1: Have students restart their Chromebooks

Step 2: Have students follow the guidance document to login to Zoom and consolidate their accounts to the new application UPDATED_ Sign In to Zoom on Chromebook.pdf

Step 3: Students should log into Zoom with their Google credential issued by Rochester Community Schools

A video tutorial has also been created to walk you through this process:


Please do not hesitate to contact the Virtual Campus Main Office at (248)726-5900 with any questions.

Global School Play Day! Let's Play!

A Warm Hello Voyagers,

Looking for something fun to do in this winter weather? Then we have the thing for you!

How it Works: Click on the boxes below to access fun video links you can play for Global Play Day! Then, feel free to share what you played today or another play idea with our learning community. Click here to access the videos: Global School Play Day!

To access more Tesselation ideas from the Patterns video, you can click on the following links: Digital Pattern Blocks: AND Making Paper Tesselations:

THEN, share your playful adventures by sharing your thinking on our community Flipgrid:

We are so proud and AMAZED by the high quality videos shared by our Virtual Campus students. Let's keep the fun going and continue to share our thinking on Flipgrid. Please feel free to email with any questions: We are so looking forward to hearing more about your playful adventures!

Have Fun!

Announcing: Virtual Campus Clubs!

Are you interested in joining a club at Virtual Campus? Then this is the place for you! Join your classmates and teachers in Book Club, Art Club, or Game Club this spring.

How can I learn more? Please complete the interest form, and we will contact you to follow up in the coming weeks:

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Middle School Authors in April - Varian Johnson!

Varian Johnson will visit Rochester April 25th-29th, 2022. In March and April, middle school students will be preparing for his visit by reading and discussing his book, The Parker Inheritance, in their language arts class. Prior to his visit, Varian Johnson will provide us with a pre-visit video giving us some insight into his work space and routines. During his visit, Mr. Johnson will give an in person presentation on his writing process to each grade level at each student's home school. Find out more about Varian Johnson in our introduction video here:

Does your student need a book for class? Our book sale is going on NOW through March 1st. Follow this link to order: The Parker Inheritance will be read by all 6-8th graders at the Virtual Campus and is $4.00 for a paperback and to $8.50 for a hardcover. Book delivery will happen during a pick-up day in early-mid March (an email will be sent with details). Any books purchased will be sent home with an autograph slip that can be filled out and returned with the book if you would like the book(s) signed. Book collection for autographing will take place the week before the author’s visit in the Schultz Campus/ACE High School lobby.

Elementary Students - Stay tuned for more information coming soon about our elementary authors!

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.
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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