Incoming Sixth Grade Information

Dear 5th Grade Families,

We are very excited to begin the transition process to Rotolo Middle School for the 2017-2018 school year.  Our goal is to support incoming sixth grade students and their parents in their transition to the middle school.  Our first opportunity to get to know your child will take place the week of January 9 with visits to our elementary schools  from Rotolo Middle School Counselors and Administration.

Please see the following schedule for the student presentation:


January 11 Hoover-Wood Elementary School J.B. Nelson Elementary School Louise White Elementary School
January 12 H.C. Storm Elementary School Grace McWayne Elementary School Alice Gustafson Elementary School


Important Resources

Course Presentation

Course Handbook

Please listen to this ScreenCastify for information about how to select courses for the upcoming school year.

Course Confirmation Information

Math and ELA placement will be communicated in May with course information.  Course information will include Exploratory courses, Math, and ELA placement.    Math and ELA course placement is determined using multiple MAP scores and historical data trends.  Additionally, if your student receives the supports and services through an IEP, the course placement will be discussed and finalized at their IEP transition meeting.

Upcoming Important Dates

April 24 Louise White & Grace McWayne visit Rotolo during school day
April 25 Hoover-Wood  & J.B Nelson visit Rotolo during school day
April 26 H.C. Storm l & Alice Gustafson  visit Rotolo during school day
April 27 5th Grade Step-Up Night for Students and Parents (6:00 p.m.)
April 28 Coffee with the Principal for 5th Grade Families (9:00-11:00 a.m.)
May 2017 Course Confirmation Process

 Additional Helpful Informational Links

Curriculum Information and Supports

Core Classes and Descriptions

Exploratory Classes and Descriptions

Multi-Tiered System of Supports & Special Education

Building Administration


School Counselors

Julie Neece (Class of 2023)

Cara Leigh Heidgen (Class of 2022)

Julie Webb (Class of 2024 – incoming sixth graders)

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at 630-937-8710 or by email at