Rochester Elementary School EC-1                                                                                

707 W Main

Rochester, IL 62563

(217) 498-9778 

(217) 498-9160 (Fax)

“A Tradition of Excellence”



Friday, May 31, 2019





Friday, May 31st:  No EC/Pre-K AM or PM due to Early Dismissal


Friday, May 31st:  Last Day for RHS Poms Lil’ Sis Summer Camp Forms (See Below)


Friday, May 31st:  Last Day of School, Early Dismissal at 11:45 am (All transportation changes to the office by 10:00 am)



New Student Enrollment Dates

You are welcome to enroll your new student any time during regular District Office hours or stop by one of our new student enrollment days.  The new student enrollment days will be held at the Rochester School District Office at 4 Rocket Drive, on Monday, June 3rd, Tuesday, June 4th and Monday, June 24th from 3:00pm-6:30pm. Please call 217-498-6210 for more information concerning student enrollment.  See attachment below.


RHS Poms Lil’ Sis Summer Camp

Rochester High School Rocket Poms are excited to announce that the fifth annual summer camp will be help Tuesday, June 25th – Friday, June 28th.  If interested, please return the bottom portion of form and payment by Friday, May 31st.  Form with additional information is attached.


Bus registration for the 2019-2020 school year is now available on the district website.  

While it may seem early, our goal with bus registration is to have an accurate count of bus riders to plan routes and stops during summer break.  Our hope is that by the end of July you could look on Skyward and see your child’s bus#, stop location, and pickup time for next school year.


Even if you child rode in the past you must register for the coming school year.  If you do not register your child, there may not be enough room them on the bus.  Kindergarten students who have already registered for the bus at kindergarten registration do not have to register online a second time.

The transportation department looks forward to serving your student for the upcoming school year.  If you have any questions call the transportation office at 498-9834.

Thank you, Mr. Matt Hilsabeck, Director of Transportation


Last Day of 2018-2019 School Year

The last day of the current school year is Friday, May 31st with an early dismissal of 11:45am. No Early Childhood/Pre-K classes AM or PM due to the early dismissal. Please have all transportation changes to the office by 10:00am on May 31st.


Lost and Found

The EC-1 building has many item in the Lost and Found.  If your student has lost anything, please have them check the Lost and Found located in the lobby/Commons Area.  All items not claimed will be donate during the summer break.


Rochester STEM Fair set for Wednesday September 11


SAVE THE DATE! The 5th annual Rochester STEM Fair will be held on Wednesday September 11 from 6-8 pm.  All Rochester students, parents, teachers, and staff are invited.  And like last year this fair will be open to all schools in central Illinois.  This year's fair expands to two hours, more colleges recruiting for their STEM programs, and more opportunities for K-12 teachers to exhibit STEM curriculum.


If you can spare a few hours over the summer (flexible) to help organize the STEM Fair, please email  We also need high school student volunteers to help with photos, video, social media, and ideas for improving the fair.  Contact us if you're interested.


Follow the updates on the STEM Fair website at and on social media throughout the summer.  Questions? email



Lunch Menu

To add money to your account, please send check with identified information on the memo line or by credit card on Skyward at the Food Service Tab. Daily lunch price: $2.30/day includes milk and milk separately is $0.55.

To contact Aramark Services, please call 498-0139.

Please Note: Birthday treats are purchased ONLY through Aramark (School Food Service provider) and will be distributed during the students’ lunch hour. All orders must be placed and paid for in advance.  The birthday treat form is available on the Rochester3a website.




Friday, May 31st- No Lunch Served-Early Dismissal