Recent News

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Jan Watson, EWU in the Classroom Award Winner
Posted on 06/28/2018
Welcome to Jan Watson’s engaging classroom at Rochester High School. It is in this room over the last four years high school juniors and seniors enro...
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13 Reasons Why Season 2
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Parent Resources for 13 Reasons Why - Season 2
Posted on 05/18/2018
Many of you have heard about, and possibly watched, the popular Netflix show 13 Reasons Why. With the upcoming release of the second season (Friday M...
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Crime Stoppers
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Report Crime
Posted on 04/30/2018
Help law enforcement solve crime in your community. If your tip leads to an arrest you may be eligible for a reward up to $1,000. (remember the tip #...
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RSD Student Safety Update
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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
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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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Upcoming Events

Announcements

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER

Open House is Monday, August 27, 2018 5:00-7:00pm
First day of school for first and second grade, August 29, 2018
First day for kinders A-L is September 4, 2018
First Day for kinders M-Z is September 5, 2018
All kindergarten students return to
school on Thursday, August 6, 2018



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

http://www.thurstontalk.com/2017/12/22/together-right-start-program-prepares-kids-kindergarten/


RPS FAST Meetings for 2018-2019

Tuesday, September 4, 2018,  6:00 PM
Tuesday,  October 2,  2018,      6:00 PM
Tuesday,  November 6, 2018   6:00 PM
Tuesday, December 4, 2018    6:00 PM
Tuesday, January 8, 2019         6:00 PM
Tuesday, February 5, 2019       6:00 PM
Tuesday,  March 5, 2019           6:00 PM
Tuesday, April 9, 2019               6:00 PM
Tuesday, May 7, 2019                6:00 PM
Tuesday, June 4, 2019              6:00 PM

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


Announcements

ACT Friday - Starting on September 7, 2018 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 7th is a full day due to finals at Rochester High School. 


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Preparing Students For…

Lifelong Learning,Rewarding Careers & Productive Citizenship

By Embracing…

Accountability, Adaptability & Academic Excellence

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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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