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Please contact your student’s school office for more information.




Middle Schools: 7:00am–2:40pm
RFC: 7:00am–2:30pm
RHS: 7:00am–3:45pm


The Gale Research In Context databases have excellent and informative essays and texts related to the topics covered.  They also link thoroughly screened articles and web pages.  The linked sites are verified, vetted and have very high validity for research purposes.  The In Context databases are must use resources for the student researcher.   All images in the databases are copyrighted but are available for use in student projects and teacher produced curriculum resources under fair use guidelines with proper citation.

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Library Services News

Battle of the Books 2019 – 4th Time is a Charm

  Rockford Public Schools has a strong sense of tradition. A tradition that has continued is the academic competition of the Battle of the Books. The Battle of the Books…

“Chillin with Chillie”: An Innovative Approach to School Counseling and Student Support

Students at North Rockford Middle School will soon be seeing a new member of the school counseling department and she will belong to the whole school. Chillie, a 3-year old…


The final DHK Community Education and Prevention Series event of the year will be offered on March 19th from 4:45 – 8:00p.m.!  This event will provide valuable information, tools and…

School Resource Officer coming to RPS

As part of the Rockford Public Schools’ ongoing security initiative since 1998, the district will welcome Kent County Sheriff Deputy Eric Brunner as its School Resource Officer effective January 7,…