ROCORI District Office

December 20th 2019: Community Update

Core Values

At ROCORI, we are...

Respectful, Open and Honest, Compassionate, Optimistic, Ready, and Inclusive

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The District is CLOSED:

December 24th

December 25th

December 31st

January 1st

Classes Resume January 2nd, 2020

December/January Events

  • December 23rd - January 1st : Students on Winter Break
  • January 3rd - District Technology Committee
  • January 10th - District Staff Development Committee
  • January 20th - No School for Students
  • January 24th - Early Out for Students
  • January 24th - District Curriculum and Instruction Committee
  • January 31st - District Response to Intervention Committee

ROCORI Community generosity has helped 81 families through donations to the Angel Account.

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You can donate to the angel account through REVTRACK, our online payment center at ROCORI. Just log into REVTRACK and choose the ANGEL Account Button on the Main Menu. In addition, you can send a check (To ROCORI) or connect with our Food Service Director, Chris Barker ( to find out more information. ROCORI Schools thanks you for your generosity and Helping Make a Difference Today for a Better Tomorrow!

ROCORI Middle School Students Give Back!

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Automated External Defibrillators

The ROCORI School District is partnering with the Advocates for Health to bring Automated External Defibrillators stations at multiple locations throughout the district. Thank you to the cities of Cold Spring and Richmond for partnering on this benefit to our communities.

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Spartan Parade of Champions 2019

The ROCORI Activities Department has created a new tradition at ROCORI to celebrate state entrants at the end of the fall and winter seasons. (Spring will happen too late as school will be out) We have a number of students who have achieved state in both individual and team contests. These athletes went to the outlying buildings as a group and marched the halls. In each building, the band played the Spartan Song and greeted the students as they marched through. This allowed for all ROCORI students in Rockville, Cold Spring and Richmond to be included in the celebration of success.

Click on the picture below to play the video from the parade.

ROCORI Budget Information

ROCORI School Board passed its revised budget at its December 16th School Board Meeting. Enrollment increases over the past year have helped paint a positive financial picture. Revenue increases as enrollment increases, but so do necessary expenditures in order to serve our students. It is our responsibility to educate our students and maintain good business practices at the same time. ROCORI has balanced the needs of an increased student population while still putting dollars into our fund balance. Not an easy task but thanks to the hard work of all staff we have accomplished that feat. The key line to look at is the highlighted line in the first block called unassigned. See the document attached and further explanation.

Any questions can be directed to Brad Kelvington or Beth Bertram in the District Office.

Calendar Development Input Needed

ROCORI is seeking input from the community as it develops the 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 School Calendars. Each school building will be holding a session inviting you in to have a face to face discussion. Building leaders will be sending information to you on the dates and times of the meetings. If your not able to make the meeting we will have a survey link for you to give input. Input given will be used in discussion by the District Calendar Committee to develop the next years calendars. Thank you in advance for your input!

CSE Kids Playing on Snow Hills! Embracing MN's Seasons!

Playing on snow hills are great fun for kids!

Transportation Message

Last evening and again on January 1st, as a reminder, you received and will receive a voice message from me on transportation. It reads like this:

Beginning January 2nd, 2020, to accommodate changing weather conditions, we are making updates to bus pick up times. All students riding Voigt’s busses (these are bus numbers that begin with 4) and students riding Richmond bus numbers 10, 13, 17, 18, and 20 will have a 5 minute earlier pick up time in the morning.

Again, any students riding a Voigt’s bus and Richmond bus numbers 10, 13, 17, 18, and 20 will be picked up 5 minutes earlier when we return from break January 2nd.

Thank you!
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