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October 2019

Rock River Charter School

What’s Rockin’ at RRCS?

October, 2019

Rock River Charter School assists students academically, socially, and emotionally in a safe supportive learning environment while guiding them on their journey to becoming successful adults of good character.


The success of Rock River Charter School relies on parents/ guardians, students and staff working together, which means communicating on a regular basis.  Charter staff has set the goal of contacting parents/guardians monthly.  For this to occur, it is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to update and maintain a phone number and address where Rock River Charter School can reach families.  If homes have caller ID or Call Manager, it is a requirement of Rock River Charter School that the calls be accepted. Feel free to ask the front desk for help if you need help updating information.

Short Fridays

  • October 11, 2019
  • October 18, 2019


Important Dates in October

  • October 1, 2019      BTC Visit for RRCS Students
  • October 3, 2019      TrANS Program
  • October 4, 2019     Manufacturing Day
  • October 10, 2019   Pasta Palooza
  • October 14, 2019   Scoopie Night (4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.)
  • October 17, 2019   TrANS Program
  • BTC Exploration Days
  • October 30, 2019   Reality Check ~ Event for Seniors
  • October Conferences
  • October 22 Regular Schedule for Alt Ed and RAMP / Conferences until  7:00 p.m.
  • No School for GED and E-Learning / Conferences 8:00 a.m. -7:00 p.m.
  • October 2 No School/ Conferences 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • October 24 No School/ Conferences 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • October 25 No School/ Break Day


If you will be moving from your current home address please contact Rock River Charter School office at 608-752-8273 as soon as possible to determine what paperwork you will need to fill out for your child to continue attending his/her current school.  Please note: if you are moving to an address outside the School District of Janesville in most cases your child is eligible to continue attending the School District of Janesville as long as you complete the appropriate paperwork within the required timeline.

If you have any questions about school placement for a particular address please contact Open Enrollment Specialist Deen Hartley at 743-5152.  The New Student Enrollment Office is open year round.

If you are the parent of an elementary student and will be moving over the summer months when the elementary schools are closed, please contact Open Enrollment Specialist Deen Hartley at 743-5152 or the New Student Enrollment Office at 743-5072 or 743-5153 to complete the appropriate paperwork.

Public School Open Enrollment Timelines

The State of Wisconsin has announced the application period for open enrollment (also known as public school choice) begins in February for the following school year.  Open Enrollment laws permit children to attend a public school in a school district other than the one in which they live. 

The open enrollment application period for the 2020-2021 school year is from February 3, 2020 – April 30, 2020.  Parents are encouraged to apply on-line at  Although on-line application is recommended, paper applications may be obtained from the Department of Public Instruction or any school district after February 3, 2020 and must be delivered (hand-delivery is recommended) to the nonresident school district during the application period. Paper applications to attend Janesville must be submitted to the Open Enrollment Specialist in the New Student Enrollment Office no later than 4:00 p.m. on April 30th (a postmark does not constitute timely submission).  Applications turned in prior to February 3rd will be returned as not valid and must be resubmitted after February 3rd but before April 30th at 4:00 p.m.

Enrollment in a requested school or program is subject to space and other limitations and is not guaranteed. Transportation is the responsibility of the parent. Habitual truancy may result in recommendation for the student to return to their home district.

Under School District of Janesville board policy, students who attended the district under open enrollment the previous year are not required to reapply for the following school year.

An application is required for each sibling in the family.  For example, if a family has one child in elementary school that has been approved for open enrollment and a new student entering kindergarten next year, the student entering kindergarten must apply for open enrollment in order to attend the School District of Janesville.

Parents will be informed in June whether their open enrollment applications have been approved or denied.  The student’s school or program placement will be provided in June.

If you have questions, please contact the Open Enrollment Specialist at 743-5152.