Rochester School Corporation
690 Zebra Lane
Rochester, IN 46975

Tel: 574-223 2159
Jana Vance, Supt.

    Rochester Community School Corporation

    School Board Approved Re-Opening Plan 1/24/2022



    Columbia and RMS students: meals can be picked up @ Columbia by the Kindergarten doors (inside the fenced area).
    Riddle and RHS students: meals can be picked up @ RHS by the Zebbie doors.  

    *If you have students in multiple buildings, pick 1 location to pick up for all of your students.*
    Meals can only be picked up by a parent/guardian (i.e. no neighbors or family friends) per state regulations.

    Press Release January 18, 2022

    Rochester Community School Press Release 

    January 18, 2022

    Rochester Community Schools Staff and Parents, 

    As you are aware, the Covid virus continues to be a problem for all businesses including Rochester Community School Corporation. 

    Due to a shortage of staff in all areas from teachers, to instructional assistants as well as transportation, food service and maintenance we have been forced to make the decision to go to virtual learning. 

    EVENTS & ACTIVITIES:  All athletic and extra-curricular activities will continue as scheduled for as long as we can sustain this area.    

    SCHOOL: Wednesday, January 19th - Rochester Community Schools will begin E-Learning.  Teachers and staff will report during contracted time.  E-learning will take place beginning at 10:00 am tomorrow, Wednesday the 19th, and we will resume in-person learning again on Monday, January 31, 2022. 

    Working with the Fulton County Health Department, they have determined that next week Covid cases in the county should be at their peak.  

    We will share additional information regarding lunch plans, and procedures, as well as other important updates over the next couple of days. Please be watching for additional information on the RCSC website/Twitter/Facebook to be shared.

    Should you have questions regarding this information, please contact our Central Office at 574-223-2159. 


    Jana Vance, Ed.S


    Rochester Community School Corporation







    ESSER III Spending Plan


    School Board Meeting (September 20th)

    Bus Routes (please click here to view)

    Free Meals for ALL Students:

    The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has approved all schools to offer free lunch to all students regardless of income.  Those schools that offer breakfast will be able to offer free breakfast to all students as well.  This means students will receive their meals for FREE this school year.  Please see the attached .pdf for more information.  


    Steps to prevent illness:

    CDC Main Website

    Rochester Community School's Continuous Learning Program


    Rochester Community School Corporation Athletics

    We are asking that ALL parents of athletes use FinalForms.
    Please register at:     -- now and electronically complete ALL forms!
    Thank you in advance!

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    • Central Office

      Rochester School Corporation
      690 Zebra Lane
      Rochester, IN 46975

      Tel: 574-223 2159
      Jana Vance, Supt.


      Special Services Dept

      1818 Park Road
      Rochester, IN 46975

      Tel: 574-223-1600
      Fax: 574-223-1599
      Jen Shank, Director
      Brandee Lewis, Compliance Coord.
      Brenda Gaerte, Asst. Compliance Coord.
      Amy Bode, School Pyschologist
      Barb Swank, Adminstrative Assistant

      School Board Members

      Katie Miller - President
      Casi Cowles - Vice President
      Jennie Smith - Secretary
      Tom Schwenk - Member
      Kyle Rensberger - Member
      Joe Murphy - Member
      Kyle Mclochlin - Member

      High School

      Rochester Community HS
      1 Zebra Lane
      Rochester, IN 46975

      Tel: 574-223-2176
      Fax: 574-223-3401
      Oscar Haughs, Principal

    • Middle School

      Rochester Community MS
      650 Zebra Lane
      Rochester, IN 46975

      Tel: 574-223-2280
      Cassie Murphy, Principal
      Lukas Schoenhals, Assistant Principal 
      Nathan Kreamer, Counselor


      Columbia Elementary
      1502 Elm St.
      Rochester, IN 46975

      Tel: 574-223-2501
      Fax: 574-223-0530
      Jason Snyder, Prin.

      Riddle Elementary
      302 Barkman St.
      Rochester, IN  46975

      Tel: 574-223-2880
      Fax: 574-223-1539
      Luke Biernacki, Prin.

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