RCS MS/HS currently placed on “Lock Out”

Due to a verbal threat made against an RCS school staff member, the district has issued an immediate “lock out” for the middle and high school until further notice.  At RCS, we take all threats seriously, whether they contain specific details or not. While following district protocol, we have gone into “lock out” and will …

RCS MS students utilizing Naviance

  Recently, RCS Middle School eighth graders researched career and educational opportunities through Naviance software. Students were able to review and identify areas of interest and begin thinking of their future. Students accessed the software platform which enables them to conduct specific research and is utilized as a learning tool that can enable them to …

RCS part-time employee facing criminal charges

On December 19, an RCS High School student reported becoming ill after receiving a vape pen that contained THC. RCS administrators, in conjunction with the Albany County Sheriff’s Office, investigated the incident. As a result of the investigation, an RCS part-time lifeguard was interviewed by law enforcement and was formally charged for endangering the welfare …

Lafarge demolition scheduled for Saturday, December 21, 2019

The RCS district was made aware of a demolition project scheduled at Lafarge North America for Friday, December 20. Although the demolition is planned to occur away from the school campus, Lafarge North America was very responsive to district concerns about any disruption to classes and quickly rescheduled the demolition for Saturday, December 21. The …

Weather Posting: RCS will be on a two-hour delay

RCS will be on a two-hour delay this morning, Tuesday, December 3rd, in order to clear snow from the storm.  There will be no am UPK or Career and Technical Education.  Any additional updates, if needed, will be shared by 7 am. 

A.W. Becker Elementary early dismissal for potential gas leak

Today, the A.W. Becker Elementary School was dismissed early due to a potential gas leak. Students were organized and evacuated from the building. Students were placed on school buses and transported home. Currently, first responders are canvassing the building to ensure the safety of the school. All safety measures were followed by our students, faculty …

RCS student arrested over video incident

On November 25, an RCS High School student posted a video on social media which allegedly contained a consensual sexual encounter that was recorded on our high school campus.  Students brought the incident to the attention of school administrators who immediately contacted the Albany County Sheriff’s Office. As a result of their investigation, the student …

RCS district experiencing phone issues

Due to an accident in the New Baltimore area, please be advised that the Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk CSD is experiencing disruption issues regarding incoming phone calls to the district. To alleviate concerns, please be advised that each RCS building has an alternative emergency number that can be used during this time. The estimated completion time for repairs …

Vandalism at RCS High School – Letter to Parents

Dear Parents and Guardians, On October 22, the RCS High School was alerted to hate-filled vandalism that was left on a bathroom wall. School officials and local law enforcement immediately investigated and, with the help of students and staff, were able to identify the perpetrator of the vandalism. This was a serious violation of the …

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