Visit D Wing on Thursday December 14th

We will have a D wing visit for Gonic Parents on Thursday December 14th from 4 to 6 p.m.

This will give you a chance to the see D wing at RMS.  We will still be finishing lots of details, but you can see the classrooms.

You can park behind the Middle School and enter D wing.  We should have signs or someone to direct you.



Meeting on Wednesday December 13th

I will be at McClelland School at 5 p.m. tomorrow and 6 p.m.  I will share the basic information twice. I will provide some basic information about bus drop off and pick up, parent drop off and pick up, breakfast, lunch, recess, specials, recess, nursing services, guidance services, Rochester Child Care and then answer questions.  I will also share information about the roof structure.

I believe parking will be at a premium around the Middle School since it is the elementary school band concert beginning at 7 p.m.  The students will need to be there by 6 p.m.  We will not be able to visit RMS because of the concert, but will have some photos on the presentation.

For this event, park in the back lot of McClelland School and enter by the side gymnasium doors.

I hope to post the presentation materials on this site before tomorrow evening.

No School tomorrow at Gonic School

We will not have school tomorrow, December 12, 2017 because of the ongoing structural concerns in the roof.  We will also be closed, as already announced on December 13, 14, 15, 2017.  We will reopen on December 18th.  Students will be split between Gonic and D-Wing at RMS on the 18th.

The school concert will held as scheduled tomorrow December 12th, unless the entire school system has a snow day.  With the weather forecast that is possible.  If the concert is postponed, it will be held after the holidays.

I am sorry for this week long closing.

D Wing Information

I wanted to make sure everyone knows that D Wing at RMS was not sitting empty.  We had seven classrooms being used.  We have moved seven teachers into traveling Unified Arts teachers, which then allows D wing classrooms to take over those classrooms.  So, RMS is in the midst of that double switch.

Gonic School

We have sent out the Honeywell Instant Alert for school cancellation at Gonic School for December 11, 2107.  There is still snow on the back roof.  Based on the recommendation of the structural engineers, we are worried about students in the building with any snow load on the roof.

Rochester Child Care will be available for daytime care tomorrow, if your child goes to before or after school care with them.  Drop off is at the back of the Community Center between the Head Start and Health and Human Services Staff entrance.

I will have additional updates later this evening.

Meeting time adjustment on December 13th

The meeting at McClelland School on December 13th will be in two phases. I will begin at 5 p.m. for anyone that wants to come early and to help elementary band parents.  I will then start the same presentation at 6 p.m.  I hope this helps a little with the schedule.


I should have additional posts this afternoon.  I will try to put the most important information in one post.  



Here is the information letter that was sent home December 8, 2017.

Gonic Letter #2 12-8-17-2n2biqz


We have had a few questions that I thought it might be helpful to answer.

Lunch Questions:  At this time, we are planning to provide lunch delivered to Gonic School, prepared by the current Gonic staff. The week of December 18th will probably be cold lunch, with logistics completed for delivering hot meals starting January 2nd.

3 to 5 students at RMS will use the Middle School cafeteria.  They will have Middle School options, but will only be charged elementary prices.  They should be eating around 12:30 which is the same time they currently eat at Gonic School.

Breakfast will probably a bag lunch provided and eaten in the classroom at both locations.  I would remind everyone that breakfast is free for students.  Please take advantage of this option.

Bus Questions:  All students will ride their normal buses from the same pick up location.  Students in grade 3 to 5 will remain on the bus and go to the Middle School.  If your child is a walker in grades 3 to 5, we will run a bus from Gonic School leaving at 8:25 a.m. going directly to the Middle School.  Times may change after we meet with the bus company next week.  At this time, parent drop off would be at Gonic and RMS.

Before and After School Child Care

I met with the Rochester Child Care staff today.  We will be able to find space at Gonic School for the K to 2 students, and at the Middle School for the grade 3 to 5 students.  We will finalize locations next week, but I am certain we can accommodate before and after school care.

It was explained to me that parents will need to pick up and drop off at both locations if you have a student that is K to 2, and one that is 3 to 5.

I am also sorry to say that the Rochester Child Care doesn’t have daytime staff available to cover next week when we don’t have school.  I am sorry for that inconvenience. I was just told by Rochester Child Care that daytime care can be provided.  They have the staff, we are just finalizing the space.  Look here for information later today.  Next Wednesday through Friday, and if we have a snow day earlier, Rochester Child Care will provide care at the Community Center for their current before and after school students.   There will be someone on site from 7 a.m. on, enter at the back of the community center.  It is the former cafeteria, now called the community room.