Welcome to Rockford Public Schools! Whether you are a new or a former RPS family, we are excited about you becoming a Rockford RAM!  Rockford Public Schools has a longstanding track record of preparing students for their next steps in life. We are committed to academic programs that support the needs of the whole child.  Please review the following information: Here are some reasons we believe you will love Rockford Public Schools!

Below are directions and links to enroll for the 2021/22 school year.  If you are enrolling for the current school year, please contact the building which your student will attend.

Your enrollment request will be reviewed within two business days at which time you will be contacted by a RPS staff member.  Welcome!


Required Enrollment Documentation

In order to enroll your child(ren) into Rockford Public Schools, we will need the following:

Proof of residency in Rockford with parent/guardian’s name and residential street address (no P.O. boxes):

You must physically reside within the Rockford Public School District boundaries to be considered a resident.  Two items are needed for proof of residency: a utility bill and either a tax statement, house buy/sell agreement, or lease agreement.  If you do not reside in our district, you may apply for schools of choice.

Copy of Original birth certificate.

The Michigan Missing Children’s Act (MCL 380.1135) requires that you provide a copy of the child’s original birth certificate when you are enrolling in school. If you do not meet this requirement within 30 days, the school must notify local law enforcement.

Complete immunization records.

If your child is entering a Michigan school for the first time, please provide the school with a record showing that your child has received all of the required immunizations or a vaccination waiver from the current year. Required Childhood Immunizations for Michigan School Settings

The proof of immunizations must be returned to the school your child will be attending on or before the first day your child attends school.

Copy of IEP.   (if special services are required)

Copy of Transcript.   (grades 9-12 only)

2021-22 Student Enrollment Directions

Scenario #1:  All Kindergarten Students 

  • Definition:  All kindergarten students enrolling for the 2021-22 school year
  • Kindergarten students enroll by using the identified button below


Scenario #2:  New and Former Students 

  • Definition: Parents/Guardians currently do not have any students enrolled in a Rockford Public School 
  • Kindergarten students enroll by using the identified button below
  • Students in grades 1-12 enroll using the identified button below


Scenario #3:  Current RPS Family Enrolling Additional Child(ren) 

  • Definition:  Families that have a child enrolled during the current school year (2020-21) and are enrolling an additional child for 2021-22
  • Kindergarten students enroll by using the identified button below
  • Parents/guardians enrolling a student in grades 1-12 should login to Family Access and complete the New Student Enrollment questionnaire


Rockford Virtual Programming:  

Rockford Public Schools intends to offer two educational options (face-to-face and virtual) for students in DK-12th grade during 2021-22.  Included in the enrollment process is a Method of Instruction question.  Select “Rockford Virtual” if you wish to enroll your child in our virtual program.  Confirmation of enrollment will be communicated over the summer. 


Enrollment Questions:  rpsenrollment@rockfordschools.org or call (616) 863-6320





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