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Communication

Rochester Catholic Schools is committed to delivering accurate, timely and informative communication messaging. Our communications team handles media inquiries, press releases, system marketing, website, and other tasks that involve sharing important information with RCS families and the community. This page is designed to help staff, coaches, and volunteer groups publicize their events and efforts. Please see the categories below for help with specific concerns.

RCS desires that students and their families are the recipients of effective communication that supports Rochester Catholic Schools visibility and reinforces the value of the RCS mission.

Electronic Communication

Weekly School Broadcasts
Rochester Catholic Schools will enroll families to receive our electronic school specific broadcast email, delivered every Friday. We strongly encourage our parents to read our weekly broadcast as it includes important news, dates, and information regarding school activities and events.

Monthly RCS Stakeholder
Stay connected to the happenings and exciting events at Rochester Catholic Schools by subscribing to the RCS monthly Stakeholder, delivered to RCS alumni and friends. Click here to subscribe!

RCS News & Events Calendar

A popular feature of the website is our custom calendar - an online browser can now view all school calendars with just a few clicks!

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Social Media

Rochester Catholic Schools is visible and connected with online and mobile platforms that include Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. These online social media platforms are used for sharing content and information that is aligned with the vision and mission of the Rochester Catholic Schools system.

If you are looking to create a social media account on behalf of RCS, you must first meet with RCS Communications Specialist in the Department of Advancement to discuss the system's social media policies as well as strategy, goals, messaging, and best practices. Please email advancement@rcsmn.org to set up a meeting.

RCS Community Calendar/Advertising for Businesses

The Rochester Catholic Schools supports the many facets that our local community has to offer. To learn more about events that align with the RCS mission, visit our community calendar.

To publish and event on the RCS Community Calendar email advancement@rcsmn.org to submit an event for consideration.

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Weather & Emergency Closure Notifications

Rochester Catholic Schools will send out electronic messages related to inclement weather conditions.

Please know that the actual determination about weather related closures are made by the Transportation Department of the Rochester Public Schools in cooperation with the bus companies. Media announcements are made on local television stations (KTTC and KAAL) as well as virtually every local radio station and their web sites. As well, all RCS website home pages, Rochester Catholic Schools Facebook, and Twitter announcements will be posted.

Publicity /Media Relations

Requests for publicity/media relations should be directed to the Department of Advancement (advancement@rcsmn.org) communication staff. The RCS communications staff serve as the designated liaison between the school system and the community. RCS communications will collaborate with local newspapers, television, and radio outlets and facilitate reporters’ access to classrooms, staff, and events.

Please email advancement@rcsmn.org for any media inquiries.

RCS Brand Guidelines/ System Logos

The RCS brand identity serves as an important asset and tool to help us tell our story in a compelling and cohesive way. The brand standards that have been established provide direction and help to clarify ambiguities that may exist when we create media and communications for our schools and school system.

The guidelines in this resource apply to every school and person that is communicating on behalf of Rochester Catholic Schools. Thank you for treating the RCS brand with care and intentionality, it is our face and visually represents our organization.

The RCS system logos and official fonts are available for use by printers by contacting the Department of Advancement. In no case should these logos be modified from their original design. Please review and adhere to the logo style guide created by the designer.

Clubs and teams should submit t-shirt and poster designs using the logo for approval to the Department of Advancement (advancement@rcsmn.org) prior to printing.

RCS Brand Guide

Media Images

Pursuant to law, RCS will not release any personally identifiable information without prior written consent from parent or guardian. RCS must request permission for each child’s photo and personally identifiable information to be published on the system website or printed material.

All written consent forms can be obtained in each school’s main office. It is to be noted that RCS in not responsible for the actions of external media sources that violate this expectation regarding the protection of personal identifiable information.

Staff

Laura Smith
Communications & Marketing
Department of Advancement
lsmith@rcsmn.org
(507) 424-1817

Share Your RCS Story

There are many ways to communicate and share YOUR RCS story!

Email advancement@rcsmn.org - we want to hear from you!