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Dear RPS Families,

At Rochester Public Schools, we are dedicated to providing our students and staff with a safe and culturally responsive environment to learn and work. We strive to provide the support our students need to stay in school and learn. The Student Handbook is designed to assist the district in accomplishing its mission to inspire, challenge, and empower all students with the knowledge and skills required to reach their full potential, to contribute to future generations, and to become involved members of a global community. This Student Handbook is aligned with RPS’s Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports Model, a best-practice model that has an emphasis on school-wide systems of support that include proactive strategies for defining, teaching, and supporting appropriate student behaviors to create positive school environments. Each school adopts its own Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports Plan, using Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (“PBIS”) to reinforce good behavior and emphasizing keeping students in school.

We want to encourage a learning environment of mutual respect and problem-solving among all students and staff at every school. Please take some time to read this important document and discuss it with your children. Together we can help our students stay in class and school so they can take advantage of the many learning opportunities available to them every day. At the back of the Handbook you will find a form to complete, indicating you have read the Handbook or you can complete the acknowledgement in Skyward. Please complete the form and return to your school principal or complete the acknowledgement through Skyward's Student Information Verification. If you have questions or concerns about this handbook or the supports we offer, please contact your child’s Principal or our Office of Elementary and Secondary Education at (507) 328-4300.

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Michael Muñoz

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