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First Day of School
Find Your Teacher
Opening Day Letter From Your Principal
All you need to know about this school year is just a click away!
Classroom Communication Just Got Easier
Welcome Days for 6th and 9th Graders
Education Doesn’t Stop After Graduation
New Transportation App
Some RCS Buildings are approved for free Breakfast and Lunch
FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL
Mark your calendars, the start of classes is September 7, 2023. Check out this year's digital version of the RCS wall calendar here.
FIND YOUR TEACHER
Letters have gone out this week with your student(s) 2023-2024 teacher assignments. If you have any questions regarding their teacher assignment, please contact your student’s counselor, please click here for contact information.
OPENING DAY LETTER FROM YOUR PRINCIPAL
Next week is the start of a new school year. Each building principal has written a letter to students and families.
THIS SCHOOL YEAR INFORMATION IS JUST A CLICK AWAY!
Check out the 23-24 School Year Information Guide for everything you need to know about this school year. From Parent Drop-off to food service menus this document is linked on every school’s page.
CLASSROOM COMMUNICATION JUST GOT EASIER
Staff have been working diligently this summer to transition to a new student management system called Synergy. This system will replace SchoolTool and has features that will improve the efficiency, accuracy, and security of maintaining our student records. Click here to read the article about the changes ahead. Note this change to a new student management system will not be complete at the start of the school year. This slower transition to synergy is to ensure all staff have the opportunity for training.
WELCOME DAYS FOR 6TH AND 9TH GRADERS
On Wednesday, September 6, 9th graders will get the opportunity to walk their schedule, find their lockers, and pick up their Chromebooks from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Transportation to this event will be provided. 6th graders and their families had this opportunity on Wednesday, August 30. Check out these newsletters from the Middle and High School Principals: 6th Grade Orientation and 9th Grade Orientation.
EDUCATION DOESN’T STOP AFTER GRADUATION
The RCS Central School District announces offerings for its Continuing Education program for the Fall 2023 session. There will be an in-person registration on Thursday, September 14, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Aquatics Center Lobby, located in the rear of the RCS High School, near the stadium. Check out the offerings and where to find printed copies around our community here.
School supply lists for the 2023-2024 school year can be found here!
If families do not have the ability to acquire the supplies on any lists provided, please contact your building principal so arrangements can be made.
NEW TRANSPORTATION APP
Click the link for Important Transportation Information for the 2023-2024 School Year, where you will information on Stopfinder. This school year, families will have expanded access to their student's transportation assignments through a new engagement phone app called Stopfinder. In this easy-to-use app, view transportation assignments and securely share your student's bus schedules with caregivers. Check out more information about Stopfinder here.
SOME RCS BUILDINGS ARE APPROVED FOR FREE BREAKFAST AND LUNCH
RCS was recently notified that our Elementary and Middle school students’ reimbursable meals will be free this school year, 2023-24. The three schools have qualified under the USDA and SED guidelines for CEP, Community Eligibility Provision. The High school did not qualify. High school students may purchase meals with no increase in price. All families in our community are encouraged to explore those resources that may be available to them based on their household incomes; in this way, our high school may also be included in future Community Eligibility. To learn more about food services, how to load your mySchoolBucks.com account, and to view the September menus, please click here.
DOWNLOAD THE APP
Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Central School District has introduced a new app for mobile phones! During times like these, it couldn't be more important to stay up-to-date with news from administrators, student stories, important district news, cafeteria menus, and even emergency notifications. Watch our video tour here: https://youtu.be/4wCDWahViIU
You can download the app for free on both Google Play or the Apple App Store.
Download for Android: https://bit.ly/30CW6E0
Download for iPhone: https://apple.co/31eOs1m
If you have any questions about anything covered in the letter, please reach out to your student’s building for clarification. Thank you.
Brian Bailey, Ed.D. Superintendent of Schools