Latest News

Latest News

  • Uniform Reminders and Sweatshirt Orders
    As a reminder, jackets or sweatshirts worn during the school day must be a Rochelle logo jacket/sweatshirt (available from Risse Brothers), a Rochelle Sweatshirt, OR be solid black, grey, or navy. No large print, images, hoods, or multiple colors permitted. Other items can be worn to stay warm during arrival at school but cannot be worn throughout the day. Items may be pull-over or zipper-style. Please label all jackets and sweatshirts with the student’s name so they can be returned if separated from its owner. Outerwear items with attached hoods are only permitted for arrival/departure to school. No hooded outerwear items can be worn during the school day. Click here to download the Sweatshirt Order Form. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)
  • School Tours
    Interested in seeing more of Rochelle?  Complete the form below to reserve your space on a school tour.  All tours are at 9:00am or 1:00pm. Thursday, Nov. 8 Tuesday, Nov. 13 Thursday, Dec. 6 Tuesday, Dec. 11 Thursday, Dec. 20 – 9:00am only Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)
  • Middle School Student ID Badges and Lanyards
    Updates & reminders regarding Middle School students’ ID Badges and Lanyards: Any breakaway style lanyard is acceptable (the breakaway feature is a safety requirement) and images or words must be acceptable ID badges must be worn around the neck daily and be visible at all times Students are encouraged to store their ID badge in their back pack or agenda pocket at the end of the day Students without an ID badge will have a new one made and are responsible for the $5 replacement fee (per new ID badge) to be paid within 3 days Student who owe for replacement ID badges (on the obligation list) cannot attend field trips, special assemblies, or play on sports teams until they pay the obligations Thank you for your assistance with this new district safety policy. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)
  • Volunteer Background Check Fee to Remain at $25 Through End of 2018
    The Polk County School Board has decided that the fee to cover volunteers’ background checks, as well as their badge and handbook, will remain $25 through the end of the calendar year. Polk County Public Schools will be using more extensive volunteer background checks as part of our security measures to protect students and staff. The district will incur an additional charge for the statewide and national background checks. However, through the end of 2018, the cost to volunteers will remain $25. We are exploring other funding sources to help offset the cost of background screening for volunteers on an ongoing basis. More information will follow. For more information on volunteering with Polk County Public Schools, please visit our website:www.polkschoolsfl.com/getinvolved. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)
  • Remind
    Don’t miss out!  Join our Rochelle Remind text group and stay in touch with what’s going on around the school.  Send a text message to 81010, with the message @rsaward.   Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)
  • Reading at Home
    Did you know that reading aloud is the easiest and most effective way to turn children into lifelong readers?  Studies show that simply reading for 20 minutes every day can significantly increase the chances of your child’s educational success in the future.  Click here to view a 10-minute webinar on how you can help your child with reading at home! Thank you for partnering with us in your child’s education! Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)
  • The Results are In…
    At the end of last year, we asked parents, students and staff to participate in a Climate Survey.  The results are in and we’d like to share with you.  Click the links below to view each category.  Thank you for participating! Parent Climate Results Student Climate Results Staff Climate Results Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)
  • Panther’s Den Clothes Closet
    The Panther’s Den will be open on Wednesdays, July 18, 25, and Aug. 1, from 11 am – 2 pm for families to shop for gently used, discounted uniforms. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)
  • 2018-2019 Backpack Policy
    Polk County Public Schools will NOT be imposing a districtwide ban on backpacks and lunchboxes, and will NOT be requiring clear backpacks or lunchboxes for the 2018-19 school year. We hope this information will be helpful for families as you shop for school supplies and prepare for the new school year. Please know that we will continue to work with our law enforcement partners to keep our campuses safe. For more information on our new School Safety Guardian program, please visit https://tinyurl.com/yc6pr3qw Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)
  • Kindergarten Round Up
    Kindergarten students who have been accepted to Rochelle School of the Arts are invited to our Kindergarten Round Up. When:     Thursday, April 26th Time:      4:30-6:00pm Where:   Rochelle Media Center What: Bring your incoming Kindergartner to see our campus and enjoy stories, snacks and other activities while registering for school. Risse Brothers will be onsite for students to try and/or purchase school uniforms. Mrs. Ward, principal, will present important information for parents.  Her presentation will be offered at 4:45, 5:15 and 5:45pm. Please bring: Student birth certificate and Social Security card. Student Immunization 680 Form (Kindergarten shots must be completed) Student School Physical Form (dated within last 12 months) 2 proofs of current residence showing name and address (mortgage/document lease agreement signed by tenant and landlord, property tax record, rent receipt, utility bill, voter registration, gov. benefits, current Florida driver’s license, automobile registration or insurance) Receive a FREE school T-shirt and goody bag when registration is complete. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)
  • Title 1 Input
    As a Title 1 school, family engagement is a priority at Rochelle School of the Arts.  You may be aware of our Title 1 Compact and our Family Engagement Plan.  While we still have weeks to go in this school year, we are already looking ahead at how we can make next year even better…and we need your help! Click here to see the current Compact, which outlines how the parents/family, the entire school staff, and the students will share the responsibility for improved student academic achievement. Click here to see the current Family Engagement Plan, which outlines the ways Rochelle School of the Arts plans to increase involvement and engagement among our families. What changes would you like to see?  What would make these documents more meaningful for you?  Please complete the form below to send your comments to our Title 1 Facilitator, Kim Mayes. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)
  • Welcome to Rochelle Reception
    Families new to Rochelle are invited to attend our Welcome to Rochelle Reception. Tuesday, April 10, 2018 6:30-7:45pm Check-in at our Theater for an overview of our program.  Gather important information on school uniforms and the Parent Contract.  Catch a glimpse of our student performers, showcasing our outstanding arts program and STEAM integration.  Then be sure to stay for a tour of the school. Please bring all registration documents if you have not already turned them in to the office (1st – 8th grade only requires 2 proofs of residency).  There will be an opportunity to meet administration and ask questions. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)
  • FSA Testing
    Students in grades 3-8 will be involved in state testing beginning April 16th.  Please see the schedule below: 8th grade May 7-8 Math 60 minutes (3 sessions) computer based   End of Course Exams Algebra May 9-10 90 minutes (2 sessions) computer based Geometry May 9-10 90 minutes (2 sessions) computer based Students and parents/guardians are encouraged to visit the FSA Portal (https://fsassessments.org/) as it provides helpful resources and additional information for state assessments.   All testing will occur in the morning, so please make sure students arrive on time. Please review the following policies with your child before testing: Electronic Devices—Students are not permitted to have any electronic devices, including, but not limited to, cell phones, smartphones, and smartwatches, at any time during testing or during breaks (e.g., restroom), even if the devices are turned off or students do not use them. If your student is found with an electronic device, his or her test will be invalidated. Testing Rules Acknowledgment—All FSA tests include a Testing Rules Acknowledgment printed in the student’s test and answer book that reads: “I understand the testing rules that were just read to me. If I do not follow these rules, my test score may be invalidated.” Prior to testing, test administrators read the rules to students, and students acknowledge that they understand the testing rules by signing below the statement in their test and answer book. Discussing Test Content
  • 2014-2015 SPAR
    To view our School Public Accountability Report (SPAR), please click here. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)
  • Middle School Lunch Bunch
    Middle school students who would like to use their lunch time to read on a regular basis can sign up for our new Middle School Lunch Bunch.  Lunch Bunch will provide students a supervised, quiet space to eat lunch and read (and take AR tests). Middle school teachers will supervise these students in their classroom, while they eat lunch and read quietly.  These students should bring their books with them to the lunchroom, where the designated teacher will meet them.  Because Lunch Bunch is a privilege, students who abuse the privilege will be asked to leave.  Click here to sign up for Lunch Bunch. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)
  • Volunteer Photos
    Photos of our volunteers will be taken on the 1st Wednesday of each month.  If you are in need of a volunteer photo, please meet in the office from 8:00-8:30 on the dates listed below: Wed. May 2 Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)