ROCORI Secondary School Newsletter

August 20, 2021

MEET OUR ADMINISTRATION

Mr. Josh Austad - High School Assistant Principal (grades 9 - 12)

Mr. Jake Nelson - Middle School Assistant Principal (grades 6 - 8)

Marsha Gilbertson - Middle School Guidance Counselor (A-L)

Amy Olson - Middle School Guidance Counselor (M-Z)

Craig Lieser - High School Guidance Counselor (L-Z)

Shelly Collison - High School Guidance Counselor (A-K)

A MESSAGE FROM MR. GUETTER

Good Afternoon ROCORI families-

Welcome Back! We are less than three weeks from the start of the 2021-2022 school year. With that in mind, it is time to take care of some “back to school” items. This year we will once again be kicking off our school year with entrance conferences. Our entrance conferences will be on Tuesday September 7th and Wednesday September 8th from 9:00 AM-7:00 PM. Please see information below for instructions on how to complete the needed items in Skyward as well as sign-up for an entrance conference for your child/children. When you are in the building for your conference, we also ask that your student have their school picture taken. Lifetouch photography will be set up in the high school gym. The activities office will be open and guidance counselors will be available as well during the conference time to answer questions and offer assistance. We are looking forward to another great year at ROCORI. Thank you for your support and cooperation as we work to get the school year off to a great start.

Have a great weekend.

Nate

BACK TO SCHOOL SKYWARD FAMILY ACCESS OPENS AUGUST 23RD

All Families are required to update their family information regarding, phone, address, etc. on a yearly basis. It will also take you to several other required and optional forms including the Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) and information that is required for you to have access to a Macbook device for the school year. These things must be completed before your child will be able to access their schedule for the 2021-22 school year. Please login into Skyward Family Access and you will find the link for this in your messages. Please note, you may need to maximize your screen to see the “complete step 1” button on the bottom of the page once you are in the update process.

Open house conferences are also available for scheduling, conferences will take place with your homeroom advisor for high school and Spartan Time for middle school. If your child receives Special Education services or EL services, please sign up to conference with their case manager. You can access this in the Conference tab in the menu on the left of the page. Please have your conference scheduled by September 5th. If you do not have your parent access information please email Roz at jungelsr@rocori.k12.mn.us for high school and Shannon at molitors@rocori.k12.mn.us for middle school.

Do you excel in Online? Learning??

Spartan Online is the new online school that ROCORI Secondary will be offering for learners in 6th-12th grade. If you are interested in this platform of learning, please contact your child's school counselor or the Director of Online Steph Ruegemer at ruegemers@rocori.k12.mn.us

Educational Benefits Application is Online

ROCORI families can fill out a free and reduced application using a paper or an online application. Both forms can be found on the district website under SERVICES then FOOD SERVICES Click the box “Application For Educational Benefits”. This is also available under the skyward family registration update. Paper copies can also be picked up at any school office. For any questions contact: Chris Barker, Food Service Director, at 320-685-4921 or barkerc@rocori.k12.mn.us.

ROCORI Homecoming

Students! Are you a good artist? Do you like pizza as a prize? Would you like to be a part of ROCORI Homecoming tradition and design our button for this year? Send your design to Matt Captain captainm@rocori.k12.mn.us by September 6th. The button must be circular in shape and the team we are playing is the Hutchinson Tigers. Happy drawing!

LIFETOUCH SCHOOL PHOTO'S

Photo's will be taken during your entrance conference. This will take place in the high school gym. Forms are available at the entrance of the gym or in advance in the foyer by door 1 at the secondary building. Questions please let us know.

STUDENT PUBLICATIONS

From time to time we like to submit to our local newspapers and social media articles about what is happening at ROCORI. If for any reason you do not want your student's photo published, please email torborgd@rocori.k12.mn.us

DISTRICT ANONYMOUS TIP LINE

SEE IT, HEAR IT, REPORT IT

text or call 320-247-9297 24 hours a day 7 days a week

PLEASE TAKE A MOMENT TO READ THE ATTACHED FOR ROCORI ACTION PACKS

ROCORI Action Packs are a gift from our community to students who may not have enough food at home over a weekend. Packs are intended to extend the free breakfast and lunch programs provided at our schools into your home. Packs may also be (but do not have to be) in addition to services provided by our local ROCORI Area Food Shelf.
Each Pack includes quick, easy, nutritious meals and other foods. Packs are sent home with students at the end of each school week in a confidential manner. In the past, Packs have included 10-12 food items. Pack contents may change throughout the year, and may include fewer, different, or varied foods

PARKING PERMITS

Parking permits will be required for any student driving to school this year. Forms are available to complete through skyward and payment can be made on Revtrak. You can also pick up forms in the main office and we can provide receipts for payment. The cost per year is $50.00 or $25.00 for 3 terms. If you complete your application online, remember you will still have to come in and pick up your permit. Any questions, please call Dee at 320-685-4911.

STUDENT PLANNERS

Student planners will be available to purchase again this year in our school store. 8.5 x 11 for $4.00 or the 5.5 x 8.5 for $3.50.

K-12 TAX BENEFITS

ROCORI HIGH SCHOOL DAILY SCHEDULE

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ROCORI MIDDLE SCHOOL DAILY SCHEDULE

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