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Counselor Alpha Updates

This year due to balancing caseloads, there has been a change in students counselors. Please see below for the updated chart:

A-BOQ

Jennifer O'Toole-Seyka

BOR-C

Melissa Kinney

D-H

Aliyah Caggins

I-MI

Chris Green

MJ-SAL

Dianna Sorentino

SAM-Z

Kelly Messing-Mirabito

RATS Theatre Presents...

The Rochester Alliance of Theatrical Students (RATS) is proud to announce our 2022 Musical Production of ANYTHING GOES. Performances will be held  November 17th -20th. Auditions will be held on September 8th with all the vital information provided at our first RATS meeting on Wednesday, August 31st at 2:45 in the auditorium.

The Rochester Alliance of Theatrical Students (RATS) is looking for an adult mentor to work with our Costume crew for our productions this year. If you have experience working with costumes (or know someone who does) and would be interested in helping out this year, please contact Mr. Gollon (fgollon@rochester.k12.mi.us).

Welcome to the 22-23 RHS School Year!

Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year! 

We hope you are having a relaxing and memorable summer break! We wanted to share information regarding some important upcoming events. Please save these dates and we will send out more detailed information as they approach. 

Online Registration

RCS High School online registration will open on August 15, 2022. An email will be sent out on the morning of August 15th with instructions and links. The registration process will include updating necessary contacts, health documents, waivers, and various optional purchases. All other registration items will be conducted during the first week of school. Students will receive books and take school pictures during the first week of school. 

Class Schedule Release 

Student schedules will be available on Synergy starting on August 15th. Please have your student check their schedule and connect with their counselor if there are any questions or concerns.

Annual Verification 

The annual verification process in ParentVUE is now available! This will allow you to update your child's emergency contacts, health information, etc. For more information and instructions, please visit our ParentVUE help page by going to Families/Community > ParentVUE from the top-right menu on the district website (www.rochester.k12.mi.us).

  • After you log in to ParentVUE, there is an ‘Online Registration' button at the top which will start the annual verification process.
  • Make sure you select '2022-23 Annual Verification (Ecard Updates)' in the dropdown. If you have a previous registration started, delete it and start over.

Link Crew 9th Grade Orientation

The Rochester Link Crew will be holding their freshman orientation on Thursday, August 18th from 8:00 am - 12:00 pm at Rochester High School. More detailed information will be sent out next week. We are very excited to welcome the Class of 2026!  

Open House

All students are welcome to come tour the high school, check out your locker, and find your classrooms on August 24th from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm.

First Week of School

August 29, 2022, is the first day of school. This will be a half day of school for students. We will not have school on Friday, September 2nd, and Monday, September 5th. 

Picture Day

Students will get their pictures taken during the school day on Wednesday, August 31st.  

Falcon Frenzy 

The 2022 Falcon Frenzy family tailgate event will occur on September 1st from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. The varsity football game against Rochester Adams will take place at Rochester High at 7:00 pm on this date. Please check out our upcoming athletic events at www.rhsfalcons.com/events or visit our social media pages.  

Homecoming Week 

Homecoming week will be October 3rd – October 8th. The Pep Rally will take place on October 6th. The Homecoming football game will take place at 7:00 pm on October 7th. The Homecoming dance will be on October 8th at 7:00 pm. 

Technology

Students are reminded to bring their district-issued device (Chromebook) with them to school every day. If you are in need of a device, please contact the RCS technology department at https://www.rochester.k12.mi.us/about-us/departments/technology-services

Social Media

Please feel free to follow Rochester High School on social media for more information: 

  • Facebook - Rochester High School Falcons 
  • Twitter - @RHSFalcons
  • Instagram - @RochesterHighSchool 
     

We are excited to get the 2022-2023 school year started!

Transcripts

If you are a senior and have already requested a transcript this year, please note that transcripts are not released to colleges until you meet with your counselor on September 7th during 5th hour. Colleges are aware of this and should not expect your transcript sooner.

22-23 Annual Verification is Now Open!

Hello RCS Parent/Guardian,

The annual verification process in ParentVUE is now available! This will allow you to update your child's emergency contacts, health information, etc. For more information and instructions, please visit our ParentVUE help page by going to Families/Community > ParentVUE from the top-right menu on the district website (www.rochester.k12.mi.us).

  • After you log in to ParentVUE, there is an ‘Online Registration’ button at the top which will start the annual verification process.
  • Make sure you select '2022-23 Annual Verification (Ecard Updates)' in the dropdown. If you have a previous registration started, delete it and start over.
  • If you have an address change, please contact the Enrollment Office after completing annual verification.

Only a parent/guardian residing at the student's home address may complete and submit an annual verification. All parents may update their own phone numbers and email address in the My Account section at any time.

For tech support with ParentVUE, please contact rcsvuehelp@rochester.k12.mi.us. Include your information along with your child’s name and school.

Thank you,

Technology Services
Rochester Community Schools

Falcon Frenzy
Falcon Frenzy
August Dates
dates
Athlete Registration

Falcons,

We are very excited to announce that the Rochester Community Schools Athletic Department for Adams, Rochester, and Stoney Creek have partnered with Final Forms, an online forms, and data management service. Final Forms allows you to complete and sign athletic participation forms for your students. The most exciting news is that Final Forms saves data from season to season and year to year, meaning that you will never need to enter the same information twice! Final Forms also pre-populates information wherever possible, for each of your students, saving you time. You may review your data at any time to verify it is current. You will be required to sign your forms once per year and after any update.

Click on the Parent Playbook here to get started in Final Forms. If you require any support during the process, scroll to the page bottom and click “Use Support”.

Students also need to pay to participate in any sport they are in.  This can be found at the following link: https://www.rochester.k12.mi.us/athletics/pay-to-participate

We are asking that ALL parents of athletes use Final Forms. Please register at:  https://rochester-mi.finalforms.com/ and follow the prompts to create your account, create your students and sign your forms.

With the help of our Athletic Booster Club, our concession stands will still be available at most home games. However, the concession stands are cash only.

Thank you for your assistance in streamlining our paperwork processes. Please contact the athletic department at 248-726-5414 with any questions, thank you.

Dean Allen, Athletic Director 

Babysitter Safety Class
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Summer Homework Assignments for AP Courses 2022-23

Certain Advanced Placement courses have assignments for students to complete over the summer in order to be prepared with background knowledge to start their learning in the fall.

See the list below and email the teacher with any questions.

Course Name:

Teacher:

Assignment:

AP Biology Mrs. Slomka Access Mrs. Slomka's Google Classroom link to get the summer homework.
AP Chemistry Mrs. Rosell Read Mrs. Rosell's letter regarding enrolling in her Google Classroom and things to do over the summer to prepare.
AP Language Ms. Frisby and Mr. Kowal Download the attached summer reading information sheet.
AP Literature Mr. Gollon Download the attached summer reading information sheet.
AP Physics Mr. Campbell

Instructions on Google Classroom for AP Physics Fall 2022 (code afqdrwa)First 2 UTexas assignments. Must sign up ahead of time and get accepted into course by me.

  • HW#1 is due Sun 8/21
  • HW #2 is due Sun 8/28
  • Textbook Ch2 (see assigned numbers on GC) … due END of week#1 (Thurs. Sept. 1)
  • Textbook Ch 3 (see assigned numbers on GC) … due END of Week #2 (Fri Sept. 9).
AP US History Mr. Zwolinski Access Mr. Zwolinski's summer Google Classroom (code kih3d5x) that includes access to a PDF article to read.  There will be an online quiz at the start of the first week.
Language Arts 9 Honors

Mrs. Facca

Ms. Youngs

Download the attached summer reading information sheet.
Language Arts 10 Honors Ms. Kefallinos Download the attached summer reading information sheet.