Step Into Learning 2020
Rochester Public Schools

Step Into Learning creates a meaningful opportunity for students and parents to engage with their elementary school before the first day of school in fall 2020.

Many of our elementary schools have been researching ways to improve our Meet the Teacher Time in the fall, as well as make the first week of school more productive. In the first month of school, much of our time is spent assessing students. Several of our elementary schools (Bishop, Ben Franklin/Montessori at Franklin, Folwell, George Gibbs, Sunset Terrace, and Washington) have been utilizing an alternative start, called Step Into Learning at the beginning of the school year. Additional schools were approved for the alternative start at the December 10, 2019 school board meeting. This will allow for more efficiency and relationship building with our families beginning in fall 2020.

Parents will register through Skyward (usually in August) for a 30-minute conference to meet the teacher.
     ~ It will give us a quiet opportunity to talk to you and your child before school starts.
     ~ Your child’s teacher will assess your child
     ~ You can have school photos taken
     ~ You can visit the nurse
     ~ Get your lunch account set up
     ~ PTSA
     ~ Much more

More information will be shared with parents/guardians from the school's principal. 

The following schools will participate in Step Into Learning in 2020. Please note, the school district calendar for 2020-2021 has not been approved nor published yet. 

  • Bishop,
  • Franklin / Montessori at Franklin,
  • Folwell,
  • Gibbs,
  • Sunset Terrace,
  • Washington,
  • Bamber Valley,
  • Elton Hills,
  • Jefferson,
  • Lincoln, and
  • Pinewood