Principal's Welcome


Welcome to East Rockford Middle School, home of 839 students in sixth, seventh and eighth grades.  ERMS is proud to be recognized as both a Michigan Blue Ribbon Exemplary School and a fully accredited school by AdvancED.   Additionally, we have once again been identified by the Michigan Department of Education as a school that has made Adequate Yearly Progress.

Educating the whole child is a core philosophy at ERMS and we offer a strong balance between academics, cocurricular activities and after-school programs.  Additionally, we implement various student intervention programs to target unique student needs that include special services, gifted and talented, speech and language, occupational and physical therapists, and a student assistance team.

The East Rockford Middle School staff is comprised of 52 certified teachers, two counselors, a media specialist, office assistants, special services, food service personnel, a health aid, a security officer and custodians.  We are committed to providing an educational experience focused on the needs of preparing middle school students.   We also pride ourselves on our partnerships with our highly involved parents and our combined vision of achievement for all students.  Working together, East Rockford Middle School provides a positive educational experience and effectively prepares students for their next steps in life.

  Mike Ramm, Principal

  East Rockford Middle School

Announcements and Information

Fall 2015 Orientation Information **All families are asked to view the orientation packet, which is being updated, and will be posted in early August.**All students may purchase a yearbook by completing the form in the packet.  Please attach a check (payable to ERMS) for $25 and bring it to orientation.**7th and 8th grade students may purchase a planner for $4 at orientation.  They may be paid for in cash or check (payable to ERMS).  This must be paid separate from the yearbook.  Planners are sold while supplies last.**All parents are encouraged to complete the Parent Volunteer Availability form and bring it to orientation.
6th Grade Information6th Grade Team Notifications will be sent the second week in August. 6th Grade orientation programs are for students and their parents/guardians. 6th Grade Fine Arts and Health Quest student orientation time 8:00-9:45 a.m.6th Grade Structures and Comm Tech student orientation time 10:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.6th Grade Earth Keepers student orientation time 1:00-2:25 p.m.
7th Grade Information7th Grade orientation programs are for student and their parents/guardians.7th Grade student schedules will be available at orientation.7th Grade students are asked to attend orientation by last name if possible.7th Grade students that are NEW TO ERMS are invited to a special meeting at 9:30 a.m.7th Grade Last Name A-H orientation time 8:00-9:00 a.m. (end time is approximate)7th Grade Last Name I-Q orientation time 10:00-11:00 a.m. (end time is approximate)7th Grade Last Name R-Z orientation time 12:00-1:00 p.m. (end time is approximate)
8th Grade Information8th Grade orientation programs are for students and run as an open-house format. Students may come any time within the window and will need approximately 30 minutes to accomplish tasks.  8th Grade student schedules will be available at orientation.8th Grade students are asked to attend orientation by last name if possible.8th Grade students that are NEW TO ERMS are invited to a special meeting at 9:30 a.m.8th Grade Last Name A-M orientation time 8:00-9:30 a.m. 8th Grade Last Name N-Z orientation time 10:00-11:30 a.m. 
Student Report Form for Mean Behavior Please use the link to find the form.  This may be turned in to the main office, guidance office, or library at ERMS.  

Earn cash for our school 

Clip and Turn In Box Tops for ERMS.  6th grade students should turn in to their magnet teachers.  7th and 8th graders may also turn box tops in to containers in the office based on their lunch period.  

Annual ERMS fundraiser includes magazine sale and personalized photo products.  Shop now by using the link.

Additional Listings
 Attendance: 616.863.6559
 Counseling: 616.863.6140

Administrative Staff
Assistant Principal
  Jeremy Karel

Student Activities
  Kevin O'Rourke

Staff Websites
6th Grade Art
unications/Technology Magnet
Mrs. Cavalli
Earth Keepers Magnet
Structures Magnet
Healthquest Magnet
Fine Arts Magnet

Upcoming Events

6th Grade Orientation - Aug. 25

7th Grade Orientation - Aug. 26

8th Grade Orientation - Aug. 27

Make Up Orientation All Grades - Aug. 31

First Day for Students - Sept. 8

PAC Meeting - Oct. 14
Parent Advisory Council
All parents are invited
9:00 a.m.
350 N. Main Street | Rockford, MI 49341 | 616.863.6320
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