Rochester School Mission Statement
We believe that the Rochester School exists to create a caring community of learners where courtesy, respect for self and others, as well as cultural differences, and acceptance of differences among people are fostered in an inviting and safe environment.
We encourage students to be responsible for their own behavior and learning. The school has a responsibility to teach children to solve problems, to become critical thinkers, to develop basic skills, and to acquire knowledge. Our objective is to promote high academic and ethical standards because we believe that high expectations challenge all people to higher levels of performance. High expectations apply also to our faculty and staff, who should receive the support and training to improve their skills.
A collaboration among students, teachers, administrators, parents, and community members is essential in order for students to become independent, self-disciplined, life-long learners who are prepared for the changing demands of society and citizenship.
With this Mission as a guide, Rochester School will set high but realistic goals and will regularly assess our progress in achieving those goals.
Facility and staff agree to carry out the following responsibilities to the best of their ability:
· To encourage a lifelong interest in learning.
· To teach academic skills in reading, literacy, writing, math, science, and social studies.
· To appreciate individual learning styles.
· To develop independence and responsibility.
· To have students learn to get along with others.
· To develop communication skills.
· To teach students to learn to make decisions and choices.
· To foster problem solving skills.
· To develop technology skills by using computers and other electronic devices.
· To understand and appreciate other cultures and individual differences.
· To become aware of world issues and the influences on all of us.
· To understand our responsibility to respect and preserve the natural environment.
· To develop an appreciation of music and art.
· To have students learn about good health, including personal health, and alcohol and drug awareness.
· To develop physical fitness skills.
· To learn good sportsmanship.
Student agree to carry out the following responsibilities to the best of their ability:
· To come to school ready to learn and work hard.
· To bring necessary materials, completed assignments, and homework.
· To know and follow school and class rules.
· To communicate regularly with my parents and teachers about school experiences so that they can help me to be successful in school.
· To limit TV watching and instead, study or read every day after school.
· To respect the school, classmates, staff, and families.
Families agree to carry out the following responsibilities to the best of their ability:
· To provide a quiet time and place for homework, and monitor TV viewing.
· To read to my child or encourage my child to read every day.
· To ensure that my child attends school every day, gets adequate sleep, regular medical attention, and proper nutrition.
· To regularly monitor my child’s progress in school.
· To participate at school in activities such as school decision making, volunteering, and/or attending parent-teacher conferences.
· To communicate the importance of education and learning to my child.
· To respect the school, staff, students, and families.
Our mission is to instill in our students the qualities of a life-long learner: Respect, Ownership, Cooperation, Kindness, Education, and Teamwork.
Respect: Honor personal space and ideas
Ownership: Pride in our environment and belongings
Cooperation: Listening and following directions
Kindness: Being polite and good to others
Education: Value learning and accept challenges
Team: Share, care and work together