RCS District Office
P.O. Box 100
15 Mountain Road
Ravena, NY 12143
(518) 756-5200
Robert K. Libby,

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Information regarding closings and delays can be found on the district homepage as they are announced.


Make sure your computer is displaying the LATEST news on the page! Some computers cache the page in memory; hitting the shift key while refreshing the page in your browser will help the most current information to load. Another strategy is to hit the F5 key on your keyboard to refresh the page.

In addition to the traditional school closing information broadcast on local television/radio stations and posted on this web site, RCS also uses its Global Connect direct automatic phone system to communicate to parents and guardians in the event of an unexpected early dismissal, weather delays and cancellations, notifications of school emergencies and specific community outreach messages.

The success of this notification system depends upon the district's system calling the correct phone numbers in order of priority. Please make sure your child's school has this information updated regularly each school year, when you purchase a new cell phone, if you move, if you change daycare providers, etc.

The first phone number on the priority list will be used as the primary emergency contact phone number. Then, if additional numbers are available and are made available to our database, the system will also contact those numbers. If there are parents/guardians living in separate locations, please include the phone numbers for them as the additional contact numbers.

While this system offer numerous advantages, it however, CANNOT dial extension numbers. Therefore, please use a number that will directly reach you.


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Delayed openings mean all schedules will be delayed either one or two hours. Bus pickups will be approximately one or two hours later than the scheduled time. However, please continue to monitor all opening delays, as they could turn into school closings depending on the weather.

When the weather becomes inclement during the day and driving conditions become poor, please stay tuned to news about early dismissals through the methods discussed on this page. Please arrange for any changes in drop-off locations for students in the event of an emergency school closing in advance, if necessary. If you have not done so already, please contact your child's individual school for more information on how to make these arrangements.


Continuing Education

Please note, when school is closed, Continuing Education classes will be canceled and made up at the end of the session.