Image of students unloading from school busses to get to the first day of class. Text Reads %22Back to School 2019%22

We are so excited to welcome students back for the 2019-2020 school year! Below is important information and resources for our families and students to prepare for the next school year. 

First Days of School

  • Longfellow First Day of School: July 24th
  • Longfellow Kindergarten First Day of School: July 26th
  • First Day of School: September 3rd
  • First Day of Kindergarten: September 5th

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Meet the Teacher and Schedule Pick-up

We want to make sure the transition back into the school year is seamless. Come to Meet the Teacher night or your student's schedule pick-up to help ease them back into the classroom.

Step into Learning

Step Into Learning is an altered start to the traditional start of the school year. Some of our elementary schools, Bishop, Folwell, Franklin, Montessori at Franklin, Gibbs, Sunset Terrace, and Washington, will use the first two days of school, September 3rd and 4th, as student conference days. Parents and guardians will make an individual 30-minute appointment in August (be watching for communication from your individual school soon). During this appointment, parents and guardians will have the opportunity to meet their child’s teacher(s), have their child assessed, visit with the school nurse, set up their lunch accounts, explore the school’s PTSA and more. Schools participating in Step Into Learning will not have SACC available on September 3rd and 4th. The first full day of school for students grades K-5 will be September 5th

Families talking with teachers on the First Day of School at Longfellow Elementary School

If you're ready to start filling backpacks and school bags, you'll find school supply lists by using the Teacher List website below.

School
Supply Lists provided by TeacherLists

First page of the PDF file: Are your Kids Ready? MDE Immunization Law PDF

Immunization Notice:

Are your kids ready? Use the MDE Immunization PDF to see what vaccines your student should receive. For more information and resources on where to schedule appointments, visit the Back to School Immunization web page.

 

Meet the Teacher and Step into Learning Dates

Elementary Schools

School Date and Details
Bamber Valley Thursday, Aug. 29th, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Bishop Tuesday, Sept. 3rd, 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM*
Wednesday, Sept. 4th, 8:00 AM - 3:45 PM*
*Times will be scheduled individually
Churchill | Hoover Thursday, Aug. 29th, 3:00 - 5:00 PM
Elton Hills Thursday, Aug 29th, 11:00 AM -1:00 PM
Folwell Tuesday, Sept. 3rd, 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM*
Wednesday, Sept. 4th, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM*
*Times will be scheduled individually
Franklin and Montessori at Franklin Tuesday, Sept. 3rd, 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM*
Wednesday, Sept 4th, 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM*
*Times will be scheduled individually
Gage Thursday, Aug. 29th, 3:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Family Dinner from 4:00 PM -7:00 PM
Gibbs Tuesday, Sept. 3rd, 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM*
Wednesday, Sept. 4th, 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM*
*Times will be scheduled individually
Jefferson Thursday, Aug. 29th, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Longfellow 45/15 Thursday, July 18th, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Lincoln K-8 Thursday, Aug. 29th, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Pinewood Thursday, Aug. 29th, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Riverside

Meet the Teacher will be held on Thursday, Aug. 29th, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Riverside is hosting a Back to School Picnic on
Thursday, Aug. 22nd, 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Sunset Terrace Tuesday, Sept. 3rd, 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM*
Wednesday, Sept. 4th, 8:00 AM - 3:45 PM*
*Times will be scheduled individually
Washington

Tuesday, Sept. 3rd, 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM*
Wednesday, Sept. 4th, 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM*
*Times will be scheduled individually

Kindergarten Orientation will be Tuesday, Sept. 3rd, 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
New to Washington Orientation will be Tuesday, Sept. 3rd, 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Middle Schools

School Dates and Details
Friedell Tuesday, Aug. 20th, 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM - Schedule Pick-up
Tuesday, Sept. 10th, 6:00 PM - Open House
John Adams Wednesday, Aug. 21st, 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM - 6th Grade Schedule Pick-up
Thursday, Aug. 22nd, 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM - 7th and 8th Grade Schedule Pick-up
Thursday Aug. 29th, 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM - Meet the Teacher for all grades
Kellogg Thursday, Aug. 29th, 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM - Meet the Teacher and Schedule Pick-up
Willow Creek Thursday, Aug. 29th, 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM - Schedule Pick-up

High Schools

School Dates and Details
Century Monday, Aug. 19th, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM - 9th Grade Schedule Pick-up
Tuesday, Aug 20th, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM - 10th - 12th Grade Schedule Pick-up
John Marshall Thursday, Aug. 15th, 3:00 PM - 6:30 PM - 9th Grade Schedule Pick-up
Friday, Aug. 16th, 10:30 AM - 3:00 PM - 10th - 12th Grade Schedule Pick-up
Mayo Tuesday, Aug. 13th, 4:45 PM - 6:45 PM - 9th Grade Schedule Pick-up
Tuesday, Aug. 13th, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM - 9th Grade Orientation
Wednesday, Aug. 14th, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM - 10th - 12th Grade Schedule Pick-up
Wednesday, Aug. 28th, - 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM - Open House

Transportation

Bus route information will be mailed out to families mid-August. 

For general information, please contact transportation services at (507) 328-4260 or visit their web page.

Nutrition Services

Watch for the free- and reduced-priced meal application that will be mailed home at the end of July. 

Breakfast and lunch menus will be posted on their web page in late August.

Child Care

School Age Child Care provides high quality services for students in preschool through fifth grade. Our program  provides child care for before- and after-school, and on most non-school days.
Learn more about SACC on their web page.

Enrollment

New to the district? Welcome to Rochester Public Schools! Make sure your student is enrolled in RPS so we can prepare for them this fall! 

Get started on the Welcome web page.