Recent News

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Change to School Board Meeting
Posted on 07/20/2018
Please be advised that the Rochester School District Board of Directors has rescheduled the business meeting and work session scheduled for Wednesday...
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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
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
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
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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Upcoming Events


Rochester School District and the Facilities Advisory Committee is seeking your input to assist in the development of a Long Range Facilities Plan. Please share your thoughts by completing a 5 minutes survey.
Back to school 2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR


August 29 - First Day
August 27 - Open House -All Schools
September 3 - No School

2018-19 School Supply Lists
(updated 7/20/2018)

New student registration paperwork

88th Annual All-School Reunion & Potluck

July 21, 2018 (Always the 3rd Saturday in July)

No need to RSVP! Invite your classmates.
Doors open at 10:00 a.m. for sign-in and visiting.
12:00 noon is potluck lunch with coffee, punch, and table settings are provided by the Alumni Association.
Bring your favorite dish to share.
RHS Alumni Association program begins at 1:00 followed by more visiting. We will have our large display of historical documents and photographs in addition to the extensive collection of Rochester High School yearbooks. We hope to see you there!

R.E.A.C.H. Essentials Bank

The R.E.A.C.H. Essentials Bank is run by the RHS Transitions program and they are always accepting donations.
R.E.A.C.H. Essentials Bank will be open again on the following days:
September 10th, October 15th, November 13th, December 10th, January 14th, February 11th, March 11th, April 15th, May 13th, and June 10th.

Get test reminders for upcoming dates; download the free app REMIND in iTunes or Google Play store. Text @reacheb to 81010 to join.


Items needed for donations:

  • Shampoo*
  • Conditioner
  • Toothpaste
  • Floss
  • Deodorant (men & women)*
  • Body Wash
  • Shave Cream*
  • Razors*
  • Tissues
  • Toilet Paper
  • Laundry Soap
  • Dish Soap
  • Travel Size Conditioner
  • Paper Towels
  • Baby Wipes
  • Diapers (any size)- size 4 & 5*
  • Feminine Hygiene Products*

(* most needed items currently)

Donation boxes are located at IGA, Rochester School District Office, and at every Rochester School (when they are in session).


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About Us

Rochester School District is located in Thurston County, approximately 20 miles south of Olympia, right off Interstate 5. Rochester is a beautiful country, bedroom community with tremendous recreational, cultural, and social activities readily available within the local and surrounding areas. Our economy is fueled by agriculture, logging, public service, and industry in nearby communities. We are located approximately halfway between Seattle and Portland, 90 miles from White Pass Ski Resort, and only 60 miles from the ocean beaches.

Rochester School District is committed to the education of the community’s youth. We have an enrollment of approximately 2300 students in five schools. Our school district takes great pride in developing educational programs that prepare students for a successful adult life. As a result of this pride and commitment, each member of Rochester’s educational family sets high self-performance expectations. When the occasion necessitates, the district searches for committed, quality professionals to add to its staff. Our mission is to provide a quality education that will empower our individual students to become caring, competent, responsible citizens who value education as a lifelong process.

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