2016-17 student schedules and teacher assignments not yet finalized
District officials recently learned that 2016-17 draft schedules
and teacher assignments have been viewable via the Parent Portal
before being finalized by the district. This access is no longer
available, and any schedule or assignment that was viewed prior to
today should be disregarded.
Click for schedule and assignment release dates
Latter and Reville re-elected as BOE president, vice-president
District Board of Education members voted
unanimously July 12 to elect James Latter to his fourth term as
board president and Edward “Teddy” Reville to a third term as vice
president, during the board’s annual reorganization meeting.
Summer Adventures in Reading letter to parents/guardians
Students enrolled in summer Adventures in
Reading have already been pre-registered for this program. This
notice is for those students and their families:
Summer Adventures in Reading is just around the corner. This program
is offered to children who would benefit from additional reading
instruction during the summer months and/or are currently working
below grade level. Adventures in Reading is an instructional
opportunity dedicated to offering enriching and fun access to
reading and writing.
for full letter and drop off information.
2016-17 Elementary School supply lists are out
Supply lists for A.W. Becker and Pieter B. Coeymans are now
available for the 2016-17 school year.
Free and reduced-priced meals available for qualifying Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk
RCS participates in the National School Lunch Program
providing nutritious meals for students free or at a reduced price of 25
Free or reduced priced meals are provided daily based on household
size and income. All information is kept strictly confidential.
whether your family qualifies for this program all you need to do is
complete an application available at your child’s school or contact the RCS
Food Service Department at 756-4508.
Only one application needs to be
submitted per household. You will be notified within in 4-5 business days if
you qualify for the program.
An application package is mailed home to all
parents in late August. Parents are encouraged to submit the completed
application to their child's school or district office BEFORE the start of
school each year.
Click for more
Summer Volleyball Camp begins Aug. 1
Registration for the Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk
Volleyball Camp is now open for girls entering grades 2 –12 for the
2016-17 school year. The camp will be held Aug. 1-4 at the RCS High
School, grades 2-5 from 5 – 5:45 p.m., and grades 6-12 from 6 –
Click here for more information and registration. [PDF]
Caps off to the class of 2016
As the 133 graduating seniors from RCS’ Class of 2016 sat together
for the last time during Saturday’s graduation ceremony at the
Albany Convention Center, they were regaled with stories from their
time at RCS and inspired with words of wisdom.
RCS seniors have final say before parting with high school
Assistant Superintendent Brian Baily asked graduating seniors about
their experience at Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk. While their responses
ranged from humorous to inspiring, each answer registered with the
parting seniors during the graduation ceremony on Saturday, June 25.
See what the
seniors had to say.
Fall Sports Medical Clearance
To be medically cleared, a student-athlete
must have a current
SPORTS PHYSICAL (within one calendar year of the season start
date) and must submit a
HEALTH UPDATE FORM to the high school nurse within 30 days of
the season start date.
Fall Sport Physical Dates
National Junior Honor Society inducts 23 new RCS Middle School
On Wednesday, May 25, Honor Society students from
Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk High School tapped 23 Middle School students
to be inducted into the National Junior Honor Society.
Students were surprised with their nominations during ninth-period
class and inducted at a ceremony later that evening.
A.W. Becker students lend a hand at Regional Food Bank
More than 150, two-pound bags of granola will be to be sent to
families in need around the Capital Region after A.W. Becker student
volunteers packaged the granola for the Regional Food Bank of
Northeastern New York on Wednesday, May 25.
Job shadowing provides students with valuable life experience
Nearly 30 Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk High School students participated
in a job shadow event at the New York State Boards Association
giving them an opportunity to speak with employees in various career
fields to learn the skills needed to be part of the global
Congratulations to the 2016 RCS Valedictorian and Salutatorian
Natalie Spindler is the Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Class of 2016
valedictorian with a 99.91 grade-point average. Salutatorian is
Jessica Bianchi with a 99.77 grade-point average.
Read more about
Spindler and Bianchi
Three RCS students among inductees into National Technical Honor Society
Fifty-seven Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE)
students were inducted into the National Technical Honor Society
(NTHS) on Monday, May 23. Among those inducted were three
Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk students: Zackery Burns who is studying
electrical trades; Brian Netkin who is in the criminal justice
program; and Slade Young who is in the informational technology
Eighteen students inducted into RCS High School National Honor
In a special ceremony on May 16 at the
Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk High School, 18 students were inducted into
the National Honor Society.
To be selected, candidates must first have a cumulative grade point
average of 90 percent or higher and then be selected by members of a
Faculty Council for meeting high standards of scholarship, service,
leadership, and character.
RCS voters approve $44.5 million budget, bus and library propositions
Residents of Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk took to the polls today,
approving a $44.5 million budget for the 2016-17 school year, as
well as the bus purchase proposition, community library vote and
With 655 in favor and 317 opposed, residents approved the
$44,500,531 budget for the 2016-17 school year. The budget calls for
an increase in total spending of 2.92 percent, or $1,263,801, from
the 2015-16 school year and a tax levy increase of 1.63 percent,
which equals the district’s limit based on the state’s tax levy cap
calculation. The budget maintains all current student programs at
RCS students recognized for leadership in physical education
Nearly 30 Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk elementary and middle school
students were honored at the Sandra G. Morley Physical Education
Student Leadership Awards on May 2 at Hudson Valley Community
RCS partners with Junior Achievement to prepare students for
About 20 Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk High School students in a Career
and Financial Management class recently had the opportunity to learn
from a volunteer from Junior Achievement of Northeastern New York as
part of the Junior Achievement Career Success program.
RCS musicians bring home NYSSMA awards
Earlier this month, the Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Music
Department continued its long tradition of participating in the New York
State School Music Association Solo/Ensemble and Major Organization
On April 1 and 2, 106 students from grades 5-12 participated in the
Solo/Ensemble Festival at Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake High School. Each
student was evaluated by a trained NYSSMA adjudicator in solos that
ranged in difficulty from level one through level six, with level six
being the most difficult level of performance.
Middle School Legacy Ball will bring generations together
Students to honor grandparents and senior citizens