RCS High School

2025 Rt. 9W

Ravena, NY 12143

518.756.5200 ext. 2000

Fax: 756-3534

 

Tom DiAcetis, Principal

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Our Mission is to be an exemplary 21st–century learning community whose graduates are well prepared to excel in a complex, interconnected and changing world.

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New tardy procedure is pretty straightforward

The high school's new tardy procedure is pretty simple: "The school day begins at 7:30 AM daily. Students will be considered tardy to school/class if they are not in class when the tardy bell rings" it begins.

The tardy procedure goes hand-in-hand with another change this year that makes it even more critical that students arrive at school on time: first period begins at 7:30 AM. Homeroom will be held between first and second periods. If a student comes to school late, he or she will be missing the beginning of first period. [read the rest of the tardy procedure here - PDF]

Fall sports clearances set for this week

The dates and times are as follows:
Monday, August 10 from 4:00pm – 7:00pm
Tuesday, August 11 from 4:00pm – 7:00pm
Wednesday, August 12 from 8:00am -12:00pm (the school doctor will be in to provide physicals and conduct physical maturity tests for Advanced Placement Process)

All exams will be held in the HS Health Office.

UPDATE
Herbicide applied to the high school football/soccer field on Friday, July 31

Herbicide was applied early Friday afternoon - July 31 - to the high school football/soccer field. The purpose of the herbicide application was to re-establish a healthy, dense grass surface for the safety of student-athletes.

The company that applied the herbicide indicated that the field should not be used for 72 hours after the application - which was until early afternoon on Monday, Aug. 3. RCS employees will be striping the fields today - Tuesday, Aug. 4 - and a football camp is expected to begin on Wednesday, Aug. 5.

Proper notice was given to parents, students, staff, neighbors and those individuals who have previously requested such notice. [read the notice here - PDF]

RCS welcomes new teacher who will teach UHS college-level physics

The Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk High School Science Department is excited to welcome Darius Romero as our teacher of physics.  Mr. Romero comes to us with six years of experience in the physics classroom.  As you may know, RCS has been seeking accreditation to teach a SUNY Albany University in the High School (UHS) physics course and Mr. Romero has the educational background required by SUNYA to instruct this course. [READ MORE - pdf]

Regents exams to be held Aug. 12 and 13; review sessions in early August

RCS students planning to take the NYS Regents exams on Aug. 12 and 13 (PDF) should consider one of these review sessions beginning on August 6 (PDF).

RCS Class of 2015 Commencement

The morning of June 27, in bittersweet fashion, we said goodbye to another senior class. Please join us in wishing the Class of 2015 our most heartfelt congratulations and best wishes as they venture into the beginning of their bright futures. We are so proud and we'll miss seeing you in our halls! [VIEW PHOTOS]

  

 

Student photoRCS students receive nearly $73,000 in scholarships and awards at annual ceremony

Nearly $73,000 in scholarships and awards were disbursed during the annual Senior Awards Night this year - with most of the 47 students and their families in attendance for the recognition on June 4.

Seniors were recognized, some receiving Hall of Fame honors, certificates of achievement, medal and a total of more than $72,850 in scholarships and awards. Presenters including teachers, representatives from the military, local business representatives and individual donors made the night a huge success.

High School parent Jeanette Wayand-Reif made the delicious desserts for the evening. [READ MORE]

 

 

 

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EVENTS Calendar

Thursday, August 27

Grade 9 Orientation, 6-7 p.m., HS

Tuesday, September 1

Board of Education meeting, 6 p.m., HS

Wednesday, September 2

Staff Development Day - STAFF ONLY

Thursday, September 3

Staff Development Day - STAFF ONLY

Monday, September 7

Labor Day - NO SCHOOL

Tuesday, September 8

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL - GRADES 1-12

UPK and Kindergarten Welcome Start (by appointment only)

Wednesday, September 9

UPK and Kindergarten Welcome Start (by appointment only)

AW Becker PTA

Fall Continuing Education In-Person registration, 6:30-8 p.m., HS aquatic lobby

Thursday, September 10

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL - UNIVERSAL PRE-KINDERGARTEN

Kindergarten Welcome Start (by appointment only)

Friday, September 11

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL - KINDERGARTEN

AW Becker PTA Spirit Gear Drive, Sept. 11-21

Sunday, September 13

Rosh Hashahah (begins at sunset)

Monday, September 14

PB Coeymans Entertainment Book sale thru Sept. 28

Tuesday, September 15

Board of Education meeting, 6 p.m., HS - Recognition Awards

Wednesday, September 16

PB Coeymans PTO, 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, September 17

Middle School Open House, 6:15 p.m.

Friday, September 18

AW Becker Back to School Barbecue, 4:30 p.m.

Monday, September 21

PB Coeymans Book Fair thru Sept. 25

Tuesday, September 22

High School Open House, 6:30 p.m.

Yom Kippur (begins at sunset)

Wednesday, September 23

AW Becker Open House, Grades 3-5, 6:30 p.m.

PB Coeymans Open House, Grades 1-2, 6:30 p.m.

Fall begins

Thursday, September 24

AW Becker Open House, Grades 1-2, 6:30 p.m.

PB Coeymans Open House, Grades 3-5, 6:30 p.m.

Friday, September 25

College Caravan for Seniors, 8:30-9 a.m., HS library

Monday, September 28

AW Becker Fall Pictures

Friday, October 2

AW Becker Apple Run

PB Coeymans Cross Country Run

Middle School Picture Day

Saturday, October 3

SAT, 8a.m. to 1 p.m., HS

Monday, October 5

PB Coeymans Fall Fundraiser goes home

Thursday, October 8

Class of 2017 Ring Ceremony, 7 p.m., High School

Friday, October 9

Emergency Early Release Day (15 minutes early dismissal)

Homecoming Pep Rally

Homecoming football game versus Hudson, 7 p.m., High School

End of five-week interim period, MS/HS

Saturday, October 10

Homecoming Dance, 7 p.m., High School

Monday, October 12

Columbus Day - NO SCHOOL

Tuesday, October 13

Board of Education meeting, 6 p.m., AWB - Recognition Awards

Wednesday, October 14

AW Becker PTA

PB Coeymans PTO, 6:30 p.m.

PSAT, 8-11 a.m., High School

Thursday, October 15

High School Picture Day

Friday, October 16

PB Coeymans Apple Run

Monday, October 19

National School Bus Safety Week, Oct. 19-23

Wednesday, October 21

AW Becker PTA Fall Book Fair, Oct. 21-26

PB Coeymans Fall Pictures

Thursday, October 22

Superintendent's Conference Day (Early Dismissal UPK-12)

AW Becker Literacy Night

High School concert, 7:30 p.m., High School

Monday, October 26

PB Coeymans Fall Fundraiser due

Tuesday, October 27

Board of Education meeting, 6 p.m., HS

Saturday, October 31

Halloween

Sunday, November 1

Daylight Savings Time Ends

Tuesday, November 3

Election Day

Wednesday, November 4

GCMEA Fall All-County Music Festival at Catskill HS, 3-8 p.m.

Friday, November 6

GCMEA Fall All-County Music Festival at Catskill HS, 3 p.m./7:30 p.m. concert

Saturday, November 7

AW Becker PTA Pancake Breakfast fundraiser, Applebees

Tuesday, November 10

Board of Education meeting, 6 p.m., PBC - Recognition Awards

Wednesday, November 11

Veterans Day - NO SCHOOL

Friday, November 13

End of first marking period, UPK to grade 12

Monday, November 16

American Education Week - Nov. 16-20

Wednesday, November 18

AW Becker PTA

PB Coeymans Hands-On Science, 6-7:30 p.m.

Thursday, November 19

Parent Conferences K-12 - STAFF ONLY
Please contact your child's teacher or school counselor to schedule an appointment.

Friday, November 20

NYSSMA Area All-State Festival at Saratoga Springs HS, 1-5 p.m.

Saturday, November 21

NYSSMA Area All-State Festival at Saratoga Springs HS, 1-5 p.m.

Monday, November 23

Parent Conferences (Early Dismissal, UPK-8)

Tuesday, November 24

Parent Conferences (Early Dismissal, UPK-8)

Board of Education meeting, 6 p.m., HS

Wednesday-Friday, November 25-27

Thanksgiving Recess - NO SCHOOL

Thursday, November 26

Thanksgiving Day

Wednesday, December 2

AW Becker Grade 5 Band/Chorus Holiday Concert, 7 p.m., at AW Becker

Thursday, December 3

PB Coeymans Grade 5 Band/Chorus Holiday Concert, 7 p.m., at PB Coeymans

NYSSMA Conference All-State Festival at Rochester

Friday, December 4

AW Becker PTA Cookies With Santa

NYSSMA Conference All-State Festival at Rochester

Saturday, December 5

NYSSMA Conference All-State Festival at Rochester

Sunday, December 6

NYSSMA Conference All-State Festival at Rochester

Hanukkah (begins at sunset)

Tuesday, December 8

Board of Education meeting, 6 p.m., MSRecognition Awards

Wednesday, December 9

AW Becker Grades 2 and 4 Holiday Concert, 7 p.m., at the High School

PB Coeymans Cookies with Santa, 6:30-8 p.m.

Thursday, December 10

PB Coeymans Grades 2 and 4 Holiday Concert, 7 p.m., at the High School

Tuesday, December 15

Grade 6 Holiday Concert, 7 p.m., at the High School

Wednesday, December 16

AW Becker PTA

Alternate Concert Snow Day

Thursday, December 17

Grades 7 and 8 Holiday Concert, 7 p.m., at the High School

Friday, December 18

End of five-week interim period, MS/HS

Monday, December 21

High School Holiday Concert, 7:30 p.m., at the High School

Tuesday, December 22

Alternate Concert Snow Day

Winter begins

Thursday-Friday, December 24-January 1

Holiday Recess - NO SCHOOL

Friday, December 25

Christmas Day

Friday, December 31

New Year's Eve

Monday, January 4, 2016

Classes resume

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Board of Education meeting, 6 p.m., HS

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Jaime Mormile Invitational Wrestling Tournament, 7 a.m., HS gym

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

PBC PreK and Kindergarten Registration and Fun Fair, 4 to 6 p.m.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Superintendent's Conference Day (Early Dismisal, UPK-12)

Monday, January 18, 2016

Martin Luther King Jr. Day - NO SCHOOL

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Board of Education meeting, 6 p.m., HS

Tuesday-Friday, January 26-29, 2016

NYS Regents exams

Tuesday, February 9

Board of Education meeting, 6 p.m., HS

Monday-Friday, February 15-19

Winter Recess - NO SCHOOL

Tuesday, February 23

Board of Education meeting, 6 p.m., HS

Tuesday, March 8

Board of Education meeting, 6 p.m., HS

Thursday, March 10

Parent Conferences (Early Dismisal, UPK-8)

Friday, March 11

Parent Conferences (Early Dismisal, UPK-8)

Tuesday, March 22

Superintendent's Conference Day (Early Dismissal, UPK-8)

Board of Education meeting, 6 p.m., HS

Friday, March 25

Good Friday - NO SCHOOL

Tuesday, April 5

Board of Education meeting, 6 p.m., HS - 2016-17 budget presentation and approval

Tuesday, April 19

Board of Education meeting, 6 p.m., HS - BOCES budget vote

Monday-Friday, April 25-29

Spring Recess - NO SCHOOL

Tuesday, May 10

Board of Education meeting, 6 p.m., HS - 2016-17 budget hearing

Tuesday, May 17

2016-17 school budget vote, 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., RCS High School gym

Tuesday, May 24

Board of Education meeting, 6 p.m., HS - if needed

Friday, May 27

Contingent Snow Day* if one emergency day has not been used

Monday, May 30

Memorial Day - NO SCHOOL

Wednesday, June 1

Common Core NYS Regents exams

Tuesday, June 14

Board of Education meeting, 6 p.m., HS

Tuesday-Thursday, June 14-23

NYS Regents exams

Thursday, June 23

LAST DAY OF SCHOOL

Saturday, June 25

Class of 2016 graduation
9 a.m. Empire State Convention Center, Albany

Tuesday, June 28

Board of Education meeting, 6 p.m., HS

 

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