Letter to Families & Staff; 01-13-2023

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

New Information =

  • District Closed this coming Monday, January 16
  • High School Regents & Midterm Information and Schedule 
  • RCS Attendance Poster Contest - Due next week! 
  • Residents Approve $15 million Capital Improvement Project Proposal
  • Resources - “Who to Contact and When” Guide
  • Upcoming Important Dates
  • RCS Celebrations & Stories

Reminders =

  • Spring ‘23 Continuing Education Offerings Brochure
  • RCS COVID-19 Management Plan 22-23
  • Direct Links

New Information

District Closed this coming Monday, January 16: As a reminder, there will be no school, and the district will be closed this coming Monday, January 16, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, a day that commemorates the life and work of Dr. King, an important leader in the American Civil Rights Movement.  

High School Regents & Midterm Information and Schedule: The High School has shared Regents and Midterm Exam information, as well as the schedule, via email and on our website. Please view that information here. The exam period runs Tuesday, January 24, through Friday, January 27. If students do not have an exam, they should NOT report to school. Monday, January 23, will follow the regular High School Schedule

RCS Attendance Poster Contest - Due next week: 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! Posters are due by the end of the regular school day on Friday, January 20. 

Residents Approve $15 million Capital Improvement Project Proposal: On Monday, January 9, RCS residents voted to approve the $15 million Capital Improvement Project Proposal. The results of the vote were ratified at the January 11 Board of Education meeting. Click here to learn more about the vote. 

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:

  • 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.
  • Tuesday, February 7: Staff Development Day (Early Dismissal PK-12)
  • Wednesday, February 15: Board of Education Meeting at High School, 6:00 p.m.
  • Monday, February 20: Presidents’ Day, District Closed & No School
  • Monday, February 20 - Friday, February 24: Winter Recess, No School
  • Monday, February 27: Classes Resume for All Students 

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. 


Spring ‘23 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 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.