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Historic School

John Clark Elementary School was built in 1936 as a Works Progress Administration (WPA) project. Before additions were made to the school it was known as the only “all-granite” school in the country.


Our school practices Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) which is the practice of teaching and reinforcing the positive behaviors that we want to see in our students.

Family Groups

Each month our 5th graders group up with a student from every other grade and teach a short lesson on character education. We always start the year with lessons that focus on our PBIS tenents of being Respectful, Responsible, and Kind.


News and Announcements

Kindergarten students reading

Dear Parents/ Guardians of the Class of 2032!

Your child's academic journey starts now, and we are excited to have your family join the ROCORI tradition of excellence.  We invite your child to become a Spartan at the ROCORI All District Kindergarten Registration, which will be held on Tuesday, February 26th from 3:30-6:30 p.m. at Cold Spring Elementary. This opportunity is for all parents and students who will be 5 years of age by September 1, 2019. This is an important time to introduce you and your child to the program and help to answer questions as your child begins his or her academic career.

Kindergarten is offered in an All-Day/Every-Day format.  This program is tuition free and fully funded by the State of Minnesota! If your child will participate in the school lunch program, there is a fee for lunch.

What will you and your child be doing at Registration Day?

  • Meet the teachers
  • Meet the principals
  • Meet  other families
  • Complete Registration Forms
  • Ask questions
  • Explore Classrooms

The doors will open at 3:30 pm where you can begin exploration and paperwork.  Please allow enough time to complete paperwork and ask questions. The registration form is enclosed to complete prior to attendance. The classrooms will also be open until 6:30 pm where you can meet our District Kindergarten staff and explore the learning environment. We highly encourage you to attend one of the two informational sessions, either at 4:15 or 5:15 in the media center to hear from the ROCORI Kindergarten Teachers and Elementary Principals about the upcoming school year. (Please enter Door #1; flag pole side of school).

 What will you need to bring to be prepared?

  • Completed Registration Form or
  • Information to Complete Form including:
  • Your Family Contacts
  • Your Emergency Contacts
  • Your Daycare Contacts
  • Your Work Contacts

We look forward to meeting you and your future Spartan on ROCORI Kindergarten Registration Day! 

What if I cannot make it/ or will not be attending ROCORI Public Schools?

Please contact the Cold Spring Elementary office (320-685-4951) if:

  • You cannot attend our Registration Day, but still plan on attending school this fall.
  • You do not plan to send your child to Kindergarten this fall.
  • You plan to send your child to another school/District.

If you have any questions, please contact the Cold Spring Elementary school office at 685-4951 or contact us by email.


Birthday Ideas for Parents

In an effort to comply with new wellness policy requirements, model healthy behavior, be more equitable and conscious of allergies, ROCORI Schools will no longer be celebrating children's birthdays with birthday treats. Teachers and staff will continue to recognize your child's special day. This will be done through special activities and projects, recognition, etc. If your family would still like to send 'birthday treats', we are asking that they be non-food items. Below is a list of suggestions. Please do not feel obligated to send anything, this is only if you wish to.


  • B u b b l e s
  • W a t e r C o l o r s
  • C r a z y S t r a w s
  • P e n s / P e n c i l s
  • B r a c e l e t s
  • B o o k f o r t h e c l a s s r o o m
  • S u n g l a s s e s
  • B i r t h d a y P i n s / B u t t o n s
  • B o o k m a r k s
  • G l o w s t i c k s
  • B o u n c y B a l l s
  • S t i c k e r s

Another great episode of “Josh Hunt” is here! Episode 4 is all about STEM engineering. From the youngest learners in kindergarten to the oldest learners in high school at ROCORI, see how their hands-on exploration of engineering takes place.