School Beat

School Beat

September 3, 2015 // 0 Comments

Dear Rockford Community: I hope you and your family had a relaxing summer, and are now looking forward to an exciting 2015-16 school year. The RPS’ Board of Education and staff are looking forward to providing all of our students with an exemplary education, supported by the active involvement of our students, staff, parents and community. Recently the Detroit Free [...]

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 [...]
1 2 3 23