Letter to Families & Staff; 10-21-2022

If you have any questions, please reach out to your student's building. This newsletter includes:

New Information =

  • Upcoming Important Dates 
  • Elementary School Playground Update
  • School Bus Safety Week
  • Elementary School Libraries Update

Important Reminders =

  • Winter Sports Registration
  • RCS COVID-19 Management Plan 22-23
  • Resource - “Who to Contact and When” Guide
  • Resource - RCS District Fundraiser Page

Reminders =

  • RCS Celebrations & Stories
  • RCS Aquatics Center Reopens
  • 21-22 School Year Grade 3-8 NYS Testing Results 
  • Direct Links

New Information

Upcoming Important Dates (Click here to access the RCS calendar):

This/Next Week:

Later in the Month:

  • Thursday, November 3: AWB Fall Picture Make-Up Day
  • Saturday, November 5: Operation Recognition Ceremony, 10 a.m. @ HS
  • Tuesday, November 8: Staff Development Day, Staff Only, no students in attendance
  • Wednesday, November 9: Board of Education Meeting & AWB Student Recognition Awards at HS, 6:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, November 10: PBC Fall Picture Make-Up Day 
  • Thursday, November 10: End of First Marking Period (MS/HS)
  • Thursday, November 10: End of First Trimester (PK-5)
  • Friday, November 11: Veterans Day - No School & District Closed
  • Saturday, November 12: HS Drama Club Cabaret, 6:00 p.m. at HS
  • Mon., Nov. 14 - Fri., Nov. 18: American Education Week
  • Thursday, November 17: Parent University - Special Education, 6:00 p.m.
  • Friday, November 18: MS Drama Production, 7:00 p.m. @ High School
  • Saturday, November 19: MS Drama Production, 7:00 p.m. @ High School
  • Sunday, November 20: MS Drama Production, 2:00 p.m. @ High School
  • Tuesday, November 22: Middle School Fall Picture Make-Up Day
  • Wed., Nov. 23 - Fri., Nov. 25: Thanksgiving Recess, No School (District closed 11/24 & 11/25)

Elementary School Playground Update: Earlier this week, we shared this notice on our website regarding an update to the replacement schedule for both elementary school playgrounds. 

School Bus Safety Week: This week is National School Bus Safety Week! It is important for our families and community to always be mindful on and around our school buses, together we can keep our students and community safe! This week is the perfect time of year to refresh your memory about bus safety. Click here to review our bus safety guidelines

Elementary School Libraries Update: Please click here for updates regarding the elementary school libraries and book exchange for the 22-23 school year.

Important Reminders

Winter Sports Registration: Today, Friday, October 21, modified sports registration opens for students in grades 7 and 8 and last Friday, Junior Varsity and Varsity sports registration opened for students in grades 9 through 12. To learn more about the registration process and sports offered in the winter, please click here

RCS COVID-19 Management Plan 22-23: Last month, we shared with families specific information regarding our COVID-19 Management Plan for the 22-23 school year. As always, families are urged to keep students home from school who are ill, regardless of whether their symptoms are COVID-19-related. Families can view or download the RCS COVID-19 Protocols Quick Guide for determining when their child can return to school (click here). Read the full COVID-19 guidance for the 22-23 school year here. If you are unsure if your student should come to school, please view our When to Keep Children Home Due to Illness Form for more information. 

Resource - “Who to Contact and When” Guide: We have created a “Who to Contact and When” Guide for RCS families and community members, located on page two of our RCS Wall Calendar and on our website. This document was created to help ensure that questions and concerns from our community are addressed in the most efficient and effective manner possible. It outlines who you should contact first for information in a particular area, as well as the next step if your concern is not addressed. Staff contact information can be found on the second page.

Resource - RCS District Fundraiser Page: Last year, we launched our District Fundraising page on our website, you can access it here. This is a central location for our school community to view current fundraisers and details about each. There is also a google form for organizations to submit their pre-approved fundraisers to be listed on the webpage. Click here to see a list of the current fundraisers!


RCS Celebrations & Stories: There is a lot of exciting and interesting stuff happening at RCS! Check out what has been happening around our district here.

RCS Aquatics Center Reopens: The RCS High School Aquatics Center was closed for the month of September to renovate the pool mechanical room. We are pleased to announce that the renovations are complete, and the Aquatics Center has reopened. Please click here for more information

21-22 School Year Grade 3-8 NYS Testing Results: The Northeastern Regional Information Center (NERIC) will be mailing home results from the 21-22 New York State Grade 3 through 8 tests over the next month. These results will not be coming from RCS. If you have any questions regarding the results once you have received them, please reach out to your student’s teacher. If you do not receive them by November 1, please contact your student's school building. 

Direct Links:

If you have any questions about anything covered in the letter, please reach out to your student’s building for clarification. Thank you.