Orientation is required for freshmen. Please make every effort to get your student here on the scheduled day. Make-up is August 14 for those who cannot make it on August 9. Reminders and additional information will be sent out prior to August 9, but we’ve included the general format for your planning purposes. Please use this link to sign up for an arrival time.
The general format is described below for your planning purposes:
- School Portraits – During the orientation, students will be photographed and will receive a student ID badge. All students will need an ID throughout the year to check out textbooks, use library materials, and purchase lunch. Please remind your student to dress for a school photo. Parents/guardians may choose to order portraits as well. Please reference the email from Lifetouch or simply order ahead at mylifetouch.com using your student’s ID number.
- Chromebooks – Once students receive their ID, they will proceed to the library. Students who are borrowing a school-issued Chromebook will check it out in the library.
- Device Authentication (Chromebooks of Bring Your Own Device) – Students who are bringing their own device (BYOD) for school will bring it to orientation. All students, whether borrowing a school device of bringing their own, will access the RPS wifi for the first time at orientation. This will ensure that the device will work well on day one.
- Learn the Building – Students may also elect to look around the building, find and organize their locker, and locate first trimester classes.
- Monetary Donation (optional) – Donations of cash or check are accepted at orientation and will be used throughout the year for student and staff recognition and activities. Checks can be made out to Rockford Freshman Center. Thank you for considering!
- Drop Off Medications and/or Forms (optional)
There is no formal presentation. Depending on the volume of students, it will take around 20-45 mins to get through all the stations. Parents are welcome to accompany their student, but it is not required. Please CLICK THIS LINK to access updates from Rockford Freshman Center. This information is also available in Family Access.