School Beat

Managing Your School Lunch!

August 20, 2015 // 0 Comments

By John Henry, Director of Food Service Rockford Public Schools recently added a new school lunch payment system for paying and controlling school meal accounts. This new system, from a company called Meal Magic Corporation, allows parents direct control in managing their child’s account. Through a user-friendly link on our website called, parents [...]

Getting Ready for the 2015-2016 School Year!

August 13, 2015 // 0 Comments

Once again for the 2015-2016 school year, Rockford Public Schools will use an electronic system for verification of student information. Parents will enter changes to demographic information by utilizing an electronic system by means of Family Access. In August, parents will receive an email outlining the steps to be taken to review and submit any changes to phone numbers [...]

Rockford Public Schools Spanish Preschool

August 6, 2015 // 0 Comments

by Lisa Jacobs, Executive Director of Community Services and  Jane Downs, Director, Rockford Child Care and Preschool Services Rockford Community Services is offering two sessions of Spanish preschool this fall. This introduction to Spanish will be taught with a hands-on, Montessori approach.  In the 35 week program, students will be introduced to the Spanish language [...]

Immersion education: the students’ perspective

July 30, 2015 // 0 Comments

By: Lissa Weidenfeller,  Principal, North Rockford Middle School Immersion education in the United States is a form of bilingual education in which native English speakers are immersed in classrooms that use another language to teach the students the district’s curriculum. The purpose of this type of education differs from traditional second language classes as [...]

RPS Teaching and Learning Annual Report

July 23, 2015 // 0 Comments

Rockford Public Schools is a highly respected school district because the primary focus is on teaching and learning. In an effort to capture all that is taking place within the areas of teaching and learning, I have developed the first annual “Teaching and Learning Report”. This report will be presented annually to the Board of Education, administrators, staff and [...]
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