Letter to Families & Staff; 01-06-2023

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

New Information =

  • Resources - “Who to Contact and When” Guide
  • Upcoming Important Dates

Reminders = 

  • Upcoming Capital Improvement Project Vote on Monday, January 9
  • Two New Facility Dogs Joining RCS in January 2023
  • RCS Senior Hannah Vanderzee Scored 1,000th Career Point
  • Spring 2023 Continuing Education Offerings Brochure
  • RCS Attendance Poster Contest
  • RCS COVID-19 Management Plan 22-23
  • Direct Links

New Information

Resources - “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.

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

This/Next Week:

Later in the Month:

  • Monday, January 16: Martin Luther King Jr. Day, No School & District Closed 
  • January 17 - 19: Fastbridge Mid-year Testing at Middle School (in school)
  • Tues., January 24 - Fri., January 27: High School - NYS Regents & Midterm Exams 
  • Thursday, January 26: Parent University - Special Education, 4:00 - 6:30 p.m. *New date & time*
  • Friday, January 27: End of 2nd Marking Period (MS/HS)
  • Monday, January 30: Second Semester Begins (MS/HS)
  • Wednesday, February 1: Board of Education Meeting at High School, 6:00 p.m.


Upcoming Capital Improvement Project Vote on Monday, January 9: At the Wednesday, November 9 Board of Education Meeting, the Board unanimously approved a $15 million capital improvement project proposal. The referendum for this proposition will be put before voters on Monday, January 9, from 1:00 - 8:00 p.m. in the High School Main Gym. Click here to learn more or click here to watch the Information Night that took place this week. 

Two New Facility Dogs Joining RCS in January 2023: In January, we will have two new facility dogs joining us here at RCS! The Middle School will be welcoming Rosy, and Pieter B. will be welcoming Odie. We can’t wait for their arrival! The next school to receive a Facility Dog will be A.W. Becker Elementary, and in total, we plan to have eight Facility Dogs district-wide, click here to learn more

RCS Senior Hannah Vanderzee Scored 1,000th Career Point: Congratulations to Senior Hannah Vanderzee for scoring her 1,000th Career Point at the Girls Varsity Basketball Game on Monday, December 19. Hannah is only the third girl in RCS history to reach this accomplishment. Click here to learn more! 

Spring 2023 Continuing Education Offerings Brochure: The RCS Central School District is proud to launch its Continuing Education Program's offerings brochure for the spring 2023 session! The district offers Continuing Education courses for our community in the fall and spring of each year. As a reminder, the brochures are no longer mailed home; printed copies can be picked up from locations around the district or printed off our website. Click here to learn more and view the offerings brochure.

RCS Attendance Poster Contest: We have launched a student attendance poster contest to bring awareness to the importance of being in school. The winning posters will be used around our schools and community, as well as in a social media campaign to encourage students to be an attendance H.E.R.O (Here, Every day, Ready, On Time)! Click here to learn more! 

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 Information Sheet to learn more.

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.