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Countdown to Kindergarten
Posted on 04/10/2018
The countdown for Kindergarten at Rochester Primary School for the 2018-2019 school year is underway. The countdown calendar includes information on ...
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RSD Student Safety Update
RSD Student Safety Update
Posted on 03/29/2018
Recent acts and failed attempts of violence in schools, public venues and workplaces across our nation have taught us that working together is essent...
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Student Freedom of Expression and Assembly
Posted on 03/09/2018
The Rochester School District proudly supports the free expression of student opinion and has developed guidelines assuring that students are able to...
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Talking to Children About Violence: Tips for Parents and Educators
Talking to Children About Violence: Tips for Parents and Educators
Posted on 02/22/2018
High profile acts of violence, particularly in schools, can confuse and frighten children who may feel in danger or worry that their friends or loved...
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Emergency School Closure Information
Posted on 02/21/2018
The following information is for reference in the event that the schools are closed/delayed/released early due to inclement weather or other emergenc...
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RSD Launches Mobile App to Keep Community Informed and Involved
Posted on 01/17/2018
Rochester School District launched an official mobile app designed to enable parents, staff, students, and the broader community to stay informed...
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Upcoming Events


Olympia Junior Programs

First & Second Grade Field Trip
Mr. Popper's Penguins -April 17, 2018

Olympia Junior Programs.
Excursión de primer y segundo grado
Pingüinos del Sr. Popper - 17 de abril de 2018


Countdown to Kindergarten

2018 Kindergarten calendar:

March 5 - start of Kindergarten registration - Registration packets will be available at the Rochester Primary School office starting March 5th - students MUST be registered before they can be screened at Round-Up.

April 18 - Kindergarten Parent Information night - 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
* Visit classrooms and meet teachers
* Parent program in library
* DINNER provided by Rochester School District
* Free childcare provided by RESERVATION ONLY (360-858-1765)

May 16 - Kindergarten Round-Up - please sign up for a time after you complete your registration. It is very important that you arrive on time for your appointment, our schedule is tight and we may have to reschedule late arrivals.

Please contact Carrie Teagle (360-858-1765) to schedule Preschool tours of RPS classrooms in May or June

Cuenta regresiva a Kínder

Calendario para Kínder 2018: 

Marzo 5 - Empiezan las inscripciones para Kínder - Los paquetes para las inscripciones están disponibles en la oficina de la escuela primaria de Rochester comenzando Marzo 5 - los alumnos DEBEN inscribirse antes de programarse para su evaluación inicial.  
Abril 18 - Noche de información para Padres- 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

          * Conocer los salones y a las maestras

          * Programa para papás en la biblioteca

          * CENA proporcionada por el distrito escolar de Rochester

          * Cuidado de niños gratuito, SOLO CON RESERVACION (360-858-1765)         
Mayo 16 - Evaluacióninicial para Kínder - Por favor anote a su hijo después de inscribirlo. Es muy importante que llegue a tiempopara su cita, si no lo hace podríamos programarlo para otro día.
Por favor llame a Carrie Teagle (360-858-1765) para programar un recorrido prescolar de los salones de la escuela primaria en Mayo o Junio.

TOGETHER! Right from the Start Program prepares Kids for Kindergarten.

Rochester Primary School ASB Fundraiser
$1.00 Hat Day's

Friday, April 20, 2018

If your child would like to wear a hat all day at school, please send them to school with $1.00 on the day of the fundraiser. Thank you for your participation.

May 28, 2018-Memorial Day

RPS FAST Meetings

Tuesday, May 1, 2018, 6:00 PM
Tuesday, June 5, 2018, 6:00 PM

All Meetings are held in the RPS Gym on the stage. Daycare is provided.


ACT Friday - Starting on September 8, 2017 all students will be released 75 minutes early on Fridays for Academic Collaboration Time (ACT), with the following exceptions: Fridays during conference week will remain half-days; the last day of school prior to winter break will remain half-day; and Friday, June 8th is a full day due to finals at Rochester High School. 


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Lifelong Learning,Rewarding Careers & Productive Citizenship

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About Us

Welcome to Rochester Primary School, home of the Explorers!
Rochester Primary School is located on the I-5 corridor just 20 minutes south of Olympia and less than 10 minutes north of Centralia. We have approximately 525 students enrolled in grades K-2 with an average class size of 24. Over 60 dedicated staff members work here to help our students be successful. Rochester Primary School strongly appreciates and encourages participation by parents and other community members. 
We look forward to working with you and your children. RPS has a talented staff that provides the best possible education to our students. The hard work and dedication of the staff at RPS is admirable. RPS staff goes above and beyond to assure that each and every student has their needs met. We have solid reading, writing, listening, speaking, math, science, social studies, arts and physical education programs. At RPS, we have fully implemented an intervention program in reading,and we are revamping our intervention in math. Teachers meet regularly in professional learning communities during ACT time each Friday to focus on using the most effective instructional strategies to support our students in their learning. Our staff holds high expectations for learning for all of our students at RPS, and we maintain the belief that all of our students are fully capable learners.

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