Annual Notifications

The Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Central School District is required to provide the following notifications to parents on an annual basis.
They have been posted online for your convenience.

If you have any issues accessing any document on this page, please contact Stephanie Hunter at (518) 756-5200 ext. 6017.

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Child Abuse Hotline Notification
Parents’ Bill of Rights for Data Privacy and Security (2014)
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
Public relations use of student data/photos
Fire Inspection
Pesticide Notification
Non-discrimination
District-Wide Safety Plan
Asbestos Management Plan
Anti-Idling Law
Annual Professional Performance Review Plan
Special Education Quality Assurance (SEQA)
Child Find
Website Accessibility Statement
New York State ESSA-Funded Programs Compliant Procedures

Child Abuse Hotline Notification

If you suspect a child is being abused or maltreated (neglected), report it by calling 1-800-342-3720, a toll-free 24-hour hotline operated by the New York State Office of Children and Family Services. If you believe a child is in immediate danger, call 911 or your local police department. Information about reporting child abuse and maltreatment (neglect) is available online at http://ocfs.ny.gov/main/cps/.

Parents’ Bill of Rights for Data Privacy and Security (2014)

The Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Central School District is committed to ensuring student privacy in accordance with local, state and federal regulations and district policies. To this end and pursuant to U.S. Department of Education regulations, the district is providing the following Parents’ Bill of Rights for Data Privacy and Security.

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

As required under FERPA, the district would like to inform parents/guardians, and students 18 years of age or older currently in attendance, to their right to:

  • inspect and review the student’s education records,
  • request that records be amended to ensure that they are accurate and not misleading, or otherwise in
  • violation of the student’s privacy or other rights, and
  • control disclosures from the student’s education records, with certain exceptions.
  • file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Central School District to comply with the requirements of FERPA.

Address of the Office that administers FERPA:

Family Policy Compliance Office
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20202

Public relations use of student data/photos

From time to time, school district officials may release student information (name, address, grade level, photograph, art work, academic interest, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, terms of school attendance and graduation, awards received, etc.) for use in school district publications or within school building websites, or to the media for public relations purposes.

Parents who object to the release of their child’s information and/or photograph should notify their child’s building principal in writing on or before October 1 in any school year.

Fire Inspection

Notice is hereby given that the annual inspection for of the Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Central School District school buildings for fire hazards which might endanger the lives of students, teachers, employees therein, has been completed and the report thereof is available at the offices of the Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Central School District at 15 Mountain Rd., Ravena, NY 12143 for inspection by all interested persons.

Pesticide Notification

The Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Central School District may use pesticide products periodically throughout the year. The Pesticide Neighbor Notification Law requires school districts to maintain a list of staff and persons in a parental relation who wish to receive 48-hour written notice prior to the application of pesticides. Written notifications will include the date, locations and product used for each application.

For further information or to be placed on the school-specific 48-hour notification list, please contact the facilities director at (518) 756-5200 ext. 7001.

Non-discrimination

The Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Central School District does not discriminate in employment or in the education programs and activities which it operates on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, age, ethnicity, religion, race, or handicap in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972, or §504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the NYS Human Rights Law. Inquiries regarding this non-discrimination notice may be directed to Section 504/Title IX Coordinators, Fred Engelhardt at (518) 756-5200 ext. 6003 or Joanne Moran at (518) 756-5200 ext. 6000.

Annual Notification of District-Wide Safety Plan

The Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Central School District has developed a District-wide School Safety Plan and confidential Building-level School Safety Plans for each building as required by New York State Safe School Against Violence in Education (S.A.V.E.) Law. This law requires the district to annually provide written information to all students and staff about emergency procedures. As required, the District-wide School Safety Plan was originally submitted to the New York State Education Department in June 2001. Each confidential Building-level Emergency Response Plan was originally submitted to the local police and New York State Police in June 2001.

The District-wide School Safety Team annually reviews the District-wide School Safety Plan. The Building-level School Safety Teams annually review the confidential Building-level Emergency Response Plans. All updates are approved by the Board of Education prior to re-submitting them to the New York State Education Department and the local police and New York State Police respectively.

The district will provide training throughout the year and will conduct at least eight fire drills, four lockdown drills and conduct a district-wide drill to test sheltering plans and/or early dismissal. Emergency evacuation information is posted in each classroom and Emergency School Closing information can be found in the district calendar. For more information concerning the District-wide School Safety Plan, please contact the school at (518) 756-5200.

Read the District-Wide Safety Plan.

Asbestos Management Plan

In accordance with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) of 1987 (40 CFR Part 763), the Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Central School District is required to give annual notification stating that the Asbestos Management Plan for each building is available and kept in the main office. These records are available for review during normal business hours.

Six-month periodic asbestos surveillances as well as a triennial inspection are required in pursuant of AHERA. If any asbestos projects are scheduled in the future, all work shall be conducted according to all applicable local, state and federal regulations.

For more information, please contact the director of facilities at (518) 756-5200, ext. 7001.

Anti-Idling Law

The Anti-Idling Law prohibits the idling of a diesel or non-diesel fueled engine for more than five consecutive minutes except to maintain temperatures inside the vehicles during the cold or hot weather when it is required by certain regulations and the operation of equipment.

Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Schools Transportation Department monitors compliance with the Anti-Idling Laws. When loading or unloading our buses at school, buses are shut off during those times. The school is also responsible to ensure visitors at our school follow the same rules and regulations regarding the idling of buses.

APPR – Annual Professional Performance Review Plan

APPR stands for Annual Professional Performance Review and it is the process by which teachers and principals are evaluated in New York state. The intent of APPR is to assist educators to improve the quality of instruction in schools and, in turn, to improve students’ performance and readiness for colleges and careers. District APPR plans must meet strict state guidelines and be negotiated with local unions. Under state guidelines, APPR takes into account classroom observations and student performance. Teachers and principals across New York ultimately receive an overall effectiveness rating every year.

View Plan

Special Education Quality Assurance (SEQA) Review

The New York State Education Department P-12: Office of Special Education has initiated a Special Education Quality Assurance (SEQA) Special Education Programs and Services Focused Review in the Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Central School District. The purpose of this review is to assess the district’s compliance with selected federal and state laws and regulations governing the education of students with disabilities.

The review will be conducted by the SEQA Eastern Regional Office and will include representatives from the school district. The review process will involve a review of school records of a representative sample of students with disabilities, classroom visitations and interviews. In addition, meetings of the committee on special education will be observed. Further information may be obtained by contacting the SEQA Eastern Regional Office at (518) 483-6366 and/or by contacting the Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Central School District at (518) 756-5200 ext. 3032.

Child Find

The Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Central School District is committed to assuring all children, including children who are homeless children or are wards of the state and children attending private schools, and who may be in need of special education and related services, are identified, located, and evaluated. Parents and guardians who are concerned with their children’s learning, social skills, behavior, speech/language, motor or physical development can connect with their county of residence (if under 3 years of age) or- if school age- the principal of their school, to make a referral for evaluation.

Contacts:

For children under three years of age:

Albany County Department for Children, Youth and Families – (518) 447-4820
Greene County Public Health Nursing Service – (518) 719-3600

For children 3-21 years of age:

School Principals

  • RCSHS – Tom DiAcetis (518) 756-5200 ext. 200
  • RCSCSD MS – Pam Black (518) 756-5200 ext. 3000
  • PB Coeymans Elementary School – Hakim Jones (518) 756-5200 ext. 4000
  • AW Becker Elementary School – Debra Neubart (518) 756-5200 ext. 5000
  • Office of Special Services – (518) 756-5200 Extension 3082 (Prek – Grade 5) – (518) 756-5200 Extension 3033 (Grades 6-12)

Website Accessibility Statement

It is the goal of the Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Central School District that the information on our website be accessible to individuals with visual, hearing or cognitive disabilities.

Good faith efforts have been made to ensure that our site complies with New York State standards on website accessibility (New York State OFT Policy, P04-002, Accessibility of State Agency Web-based Intranet and Internet Information and Applications).

The majority of pages in our site are available in HTML format that can be deciphered by screen readers. Some documents are in Adobe PDF format, which require Adobe Acrobat Reader to view. If you do not already have Adobe Acrobat Reader on your computer, you can download it for free from the Adobe website.

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If you are unable to access any page(s) in our site, please email our District Webmaster with detailed information on the location of the page or document you were attempting to access. Be sure to include your name, email address and phone number so that we may contact you to provide the information in another format.

Please note that some pages on the Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Central School District Website contain links to third party sites, which are not within our control and may not comply with accessibility standards. The district is not responsible for the content or accessibility of third party sites.