If you have any questions, please contact your student's building. This newsletter includes:
New Information =
- Dismissal Reminders for today, Thursday, November 10
- District Closed Tomorrow - Veterans Day
- RCS Welcomes new School Business Administrator, Jesse Boehme
- Section II Athletics to offer ‘digital tickets’ for Sectional events, including the upcoming football game
- Upcoming Important Dates
- Upcoming Parent University on 11/17/2022
- RCS Celebrations & Stories
Important Reminders =
- Winter Sports Registration
- RCS COVID-19 Management Plan 22-23
- Resources - Affordable Connectivity Program
- 21-22 School Year Grade 3-8 NYS Testing Results
- Direct Links
Dismissal Reminders for today, Thursday, November 10: As a reminder, for today, Thursday, November 10, AWB and PBC Elementary Schools dismissal time will follow the regular Friday dismissal schedule for all students, including PK, as today is the day before a holiday. Parent pick-up will start at 2:50 p.m., and all other students will be dismissed by 3:00 p.m. There will be no homework club at either elementary school. After-school childcare programs will be held. Additionally, there is no 10th-period, 10th-period buses, or 5 o’clock buses for the Middle and High Schools.
District Closed Tomorrow - Veterans Day: The District is closed tomorrow, Friday, November 11, in observance of Veterans Day. An important day to pay respect and honor to all those individuals who have served in the United States Armed Forces. This past Saturday, an Operation Recognition Ceremony was held in partnership with VFW Auxiliary Post 9594 and Unitas Memorial Veterans Association to present high school diplomas to those Veterans who exited school without graduating. Click here to learn more about the ceremony.
RCS Welcomes new School Business Administrator, Jesse Boehme: At the Wednesday, November 9, Board of Education Meeting, Mr. Jonathan (Jesse) Boehme was appointed as the new School Business Administrator. Read more about him here!
Section II Athletics to offer ‘digital tickets’ for Sectional events, including the upcoming football game: For the 22-23 fall athletic contests, Section II Athletics announced that it will introduce GoFan digital ticketing for spectators to purchase tickets to ‘sectional only’ events, including the Varsity Football Section II Class B Super Bowl game this Saturday, November 12, against Lansingburgh, at Shenendehowa High School. Click here to learn more and access the link to purchase tickets online.
- Thursday, November 10: No 10th-period at MS/HS & 3:00 p.m. dismissal time at Elementary schools
- 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
- Mon., Nov. 14 - Fri., Nov. 18: HS Instant College Admissions Week
- Thursday, November 17: Parent University - Special Education, 6:00 p.m.
- Friday, November 18: MS Drama Production - Disney’s Frozen Jr., 7:00 p.m. @ High School
- Saturday, November 19: MS Drama Production - Disney’s Frozen Jr., 7:00 p.m. @ High School
- Sunday, November 20: MS Drama Production - Disney’s Frozen Jr., 2:00 p.m. @ High School
Later in the Month:
- 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)
- Monday, November 28: Middle School Q1 Honor/Merit Roll Recognition Ceremony, 6:30 p.m. @ HS
- Tuesday, November 29: Parent Conferences (Early Dismissal for grades PK-8)
- Wednesday, November 30: Parent Conferences (Early Dismissal for grades PK-8)
- Wednesday, November 30: High School Picture Make-Up Day
- Tuesday, December 6: 7th & 8th Grade Band and Chorus Winter Concert, HS @ 7 p.m.
- Wednesday, December 7: AWB 5th Grade Band and Chorus Winter Concert, HS @ 7 p.m.
- Thursday, December 8: PK-12 Parent Conference Day - Staff only, no students in attendance
- Thursday: December 8: PBC 5th Grade Band and Chorus Winter Concert, HS @ 7 p.m.
- Tuesday, December 13: PBC 2nd & 4th Grade Concert, HS @ 7 p.m.
- Wednesday, December 14: Board of Education Meeting, 6:00 p.m. & PBC Student Recognition Awards at HS, 6:30 p.m.
- Thursday, December 15: AWB 2nd & 4th Grade Concert, HS @ 7 p.m.
- Friday, December 16: End of the Q2 five-week interim period (MS/HS)
Upcoming Parent University on 11/17/2022: The Office of Student Support and Special Education will be holding its second Parent University on Thursday, November 17, from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. in the RCS High School library. Various informational vendors will be present, click here for more information.
RCS Celebrations & Stories: There is a lot of exciting and interesting stuff happening at RCS! Check out what has been going on around the district here.
Winter Sports Registration: Modified winter sports registration is open for students in grades 7 and 8, and Junior Varsity and Varsity winter sports registration is open 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: Families are urged to keep students home from school who are ill, regardless of whether their symptoms are COVID-19-related. Click here to view or download the RCS COVID-19 Protocols Quick Guide for determining when your student can return to school or read the full COVID-19 management plan 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.
Resources - Affordable Connectivity Program: The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is a U.S. government program that helps many low-income households pay for broadband service and internet-connected devices. Learn more about this program or apply here. To learn more about additional community resources, visit the RCS Community Resource Guide on our website here.
21-22 School Year Grade 3-8 NYS Testing Results: The Northeastern Regional Information Center (NERIC) has mailed home results from the 21-22 New York State Grade 3 through 8 tests over the last 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 have not received them, please contact your student's school building.
- RCS COVID-19 Protocols Quick Guide for determining when your student can return to school
- RCS COVID-19 Management Plan 22-23
- 22-23 School Year Information Guide
- Board of Education
- Contact your student's counselor
- School Calendar
- Code of Conduct
- Who to Contact and When Guide
- Transportation Information
- Staff Directory
- Download RCS Connects!
- SchoolTool Parent Portal
- Food Service Menus
- Click here to see a list of the current fundraisers!
If you have any questions about anything covered in the letter, please reach out to your student’s building for clarification. Thank you.