Important Transportation Reminder Friday, October 6, 2023

Good Afternoon, 

We are writing to remind families about some important dates and transportation events that are coming up over the next few days. If you have any questions, please reach out to your student’s main office. 

1) District-wide Emergency Early Release Drill, Friday, October 6: Each year the entire RCS school district must complete an emergency early release drill that requires us to evacuate our students and staff approximately 15 minutes before their dismissal time. This drill helps prepare us in the case of an emergency that would require us to transport our entire district home or to another location prior to the end of the school day. Our drill is set for this Friday, October 6, 2023. In working with transportation to get the students home as soon as possible, here are the plans for each building:

  • Middle & High School: Students will be released at 1:42 p.m. BOCES CTE is closed this day, please click here for more information regarding the options for CTE students. HS athletes who have practice or a game will report to the HS athletic field bleachers and MS athletes who have practice or a game will report to outside of the MS gym.

  • AWB & PBC Elementary Schools: Students who get picked up will be released at 2:35 p.m. and students who take the bus will be dismissed starting at 2:45 p.m. Due to the nature of the drill, please remember that students will be getting home early and for students in Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten, someone does need to be home to get them off the bus. The after-school childcare program will be held in both PBC and AWB.

2) The entire RCS District is closed next Monday, October 9 for the Federal Holiday. 

3) Tuesday, October 17, 2023: Staff Development Day, Early Dismissal PK-12. 

  • Elementary Schools: On Tuesday, October 17, 2023 parent pick-up will begin at 12:15 p.m. and buses will depart at 12:30 p.m. All students will eat lunch prior to dismissal. After-school childcare programs will be held. Parents/guardians should be prepared for their students to be home 3 hours earlier.

  • Middle and High School: Students will dismiss at 11:07 a.m, there will be PM CTE this day.

Thank you