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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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RMS Student Kyle Wilson's Attendance Poster
RMS Student Attendance Poster Selected As a Winner!
Posted on 01/08/2018
This past fall, as part of a Attendance Awareness effort, OSPI asked students to create their own poster to represent positive attendance....
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Learn! Support! Act!
Learn! Support! Act!
Posted on 01/02/2018
A new tool from Ready Washington is designed by parents, for parents, to share information and resources about supporting students' education....
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Upcoming Events


Spring Conferences for K-12 

March 27-30, 2018


No School and all offices closed
April 2-6, 2018.

20th Annual Young Author's Conference

Who: All Kindergarten -8th grade students in Rochester Schools
Where: GMES
When: April 21, 2018 from 10 am - 2 pm
Cost: FREE (Option T-Shirt $10.00)

*Registration Deadline: March 29, 2018  
Young Author's Registration

Rochester Scholarship Association's 6th Annual Spring 5K
It's a Warrior Color Run

When: Saturday, April 28, 2018
Time: Registration 8:30 am   Race starts at 9:00 am
Where: Rochester High School

Registration Forms and more information is available at:
Rochester Scholarship Association

Countdown to Kindergarten

2018 Kindergarten News:    Noticias de Kindergarten
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.


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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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