Rochester Community MS
650 Zebra Lane
Rochester, IN 46975

Tel: 574-223-2280
Oscar Haughs, Prin.
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Restructuring News at RMS - Weekly Updates

May 14, 2021

6th grade orientation is Tuesday, May 18th @ RMS from 6-7 PM.

5th grade orientation is Thursday, May 20th @ RMS from 6-7 PM. 

May 7, 2021

Administrative team met and decided on a plan for special education.

RMS administration met with PE and art teachers from Riddle to firm up plans.

RHS and RMS administration met and discussed time schedules for shared teachers.

April 30, 2021

RMS met with 5th grade teachers again to discuss 5th grade orientation which is coming up on Thursday, May 20th from 6-7 PM. We were also able to discuss many other details for next year.

RCSC administrators and directors continued their discussion on special education services and how to move forward.

April 23, 2021

RMS met with 5th grade teachers to decide on room placements for our 5th grade classrooms.  We were able to give the team a tour of RMS and show them some exciting new opportunities for the 5th graders as well!

RCSC administrators and directors met with elementary specials teachers, secondary elective teachers, and our special education teachers as well to work towards an exciting plan for next year.

Board Meeting Dates

May 4th - Board Meeting Study Session @ 4:30pm
May 17th - Board Meeting at the Learning Center @ 6:30
June 8th - Board Meeting Study Session @ 4:30pm
June 21st - Board Meeting at the Learning Center @ 6:30

RCSC Restructioning Frequently Asked Questions

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Q: How separated will the 5th graders be from the 6th and 7th grade classes? Passing Periods? Lunch? Specials?

A: The 5th grade classes will have their own hallway with classes right next to each other just as they do at Riddle. They will have a separate lunch and will not be in the hallway during 6/7th passing periods. The 5th grade will have their own elective (specials) classes as well, just as they do currently.

Q: Will 5th grade still switch between classes as they currently do at Riddle?
A: Yes, the plan is to keep this the same.

Q: Will 5th grade be sent out to the parking lot with the rest of RMS to be dismissed?
A: No, we will have a monitored dismissal for 5th grade.

Q: Will 5th grade be moved to RMS athletics instead of youth?
A: No, 5th grade will remain in our youth sports program and will not participate in RMS sports.

Q: Will 5th graders have an opportunity to visit RMS before the start of the next school year?
A: Yes, the upcoming 5th grade will have 2 dates to come and visit RMS. 5th Grade Orientation will be May 20th, 2021 at 6PM; and 5th Grade Riddle to Middle will be July 30th, 2021 at 8AM-12PM. 6th Grade will also have both opportunities as always as well. Their dates are as follows: 6th Grade Orientation will be May 18th at 6PM; and 6th Grade Riddle to Middle will be on July 29th, 2021 at 8AM-12PM.

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    8th Grade Study Tables

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      Rochester School Corporation
      690 Zebra Lane
      Rochester, IN 46975

      Tel: 574-223 2159
      Jana Vance, Supt.


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      Rochester Community HS
      1 Zebra Lane
      Rochester, IN 46975

      Tel: 574-223-2176
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      Rochester Middle School
      650 Zebra Lane
      Rochester, IN 46975

      Tel:  574-223-2280
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      Oscar Haughs, Principal
      Cassie Murphy, Asst. Prin.
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      Rochester, IN 46975

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