Annual Notifications

The Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Central School District is required to provide the following notifications to parents on an annual basis.

They have been posted online for your convenience.

If you have any issues accessing any document on this page, please contact Deirdre Buckley at (518) 756-5200 ext. 6017.

Table of Contents

Annual School Safety Plans (District-wide)
Annual Fire Inspection Report
Annual Professional Performance Review (APPR): APPR Plans & Obtaining Teacher/Principal APPR Scores
Anti-Idling Law
ARP ESSER Fund Reporting
Asbestos Management Plan
Attendance Policy
Body Mass Index
Child Abuse Hotline
Code of Conduct
Concussion
Dignity for All Students Act (DASA)
Ed Law 2D & Parents’ Bill of Rights for Data Privacy and Security
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
Disclosures without prior consent
Disclosure to School Officials with Legitimate Educational Interests
Other Disclosures Without Consent
Dominic Murray Sudden Cardiac Arrest Prevention Act
Fiscal Transparency Documents
Free and Reduced-Price Meals
Freedom of Information Law
Grade Promotion and Placement Policy
Hand Sanitizer Use
Homeless Student Policy
Influenza Materials
Integrated Pest Management
Instructional Technology Plan
Lead Testing
Military Recruiters and Institutes of Higher Education Access to High School Student Information
New York State Report Cards
Non-discrimination Policy/Equal Opportunity Policy
Participation in Graduation Ceremonies by All Eligible Students
Public relations use of student data/photos
Release of Student Directory Information
School Budget Documents
School-level Spending Reports
School Meals: Meal Charge Policy & Prohibition Against Meal Shaming
Smart Schools Investment Plan
Student Privacy (Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment)
Standard Work Day and Reporting Resolution: Elected and Appointed Officials
Title IX
Website Accessibility Statement

Annual Notification of District-Wide Safety Plan

District-Wide Safety Plan can be found here.

The Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Central School District has developed a District-wide School Safety Plan and confidential Building-level School Safety Plans for each building as required by New York State Safe School Against Violence in Education (S.A.V.E.) Law. This law requires the district to annually provide written information to all students and staff about emergency procedures. As required, the District-wide School Safety Plan was originally submitted to the New York State Education Department in June 2001. Each confidential Building-level Emergency Response Plan was originally submitted to the local police and New York State Police in June 2001.

The District-wide School Safety Team annually reviews the District-wide School Safety Plan. The Building-level School Safety Teams annually review the confidential Building-level Emergency Response Plans. All updates are approved by the Board of Education prior to re-submitting them to the New York State Education Department and the local police and New York State Police respectively.

The district will provide training throughout the year and will conduct at least eight fire drills, four lockdown drills and conduct a district-wide drill to test sheltering plans and/or early dismissal. Emergency evacuation information is posted in each classroom and Emergency School Closing information can be found in the district calendar. For more information concerning the District-wide School Safety Plan, please contact the school at (518) 756-5200 ext. 7002.

Annual Fire Inspection

Notice is hereby given that the annual inspection for 2021 of the Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Central School District school buildings for fire hazards which might endanger the lives of students, teachers, employees therein, has been completed and the report thereof is available at the offices of the Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Central School District at 15 Mountain Rd., Ravena, NY 12143 for inspection by all interested persons.

Annual Professional Performance Review (APPR): APPR Plans & Obtaining Teacher/Principal APPR Scores

APPR stands for Annual Professional Performance Review and it is the process by which teachers and principals are evaluated in New York state. The intent of APPR is to assist educators to improve the quality of instruction in schools and, in turn, to improve students’ performance and readiness for colleges and careers. District APPR plans must meet strict state guidelines and be negotiated with local unions. Under state guidelines, APPR takes into account classroom observations and student performance. Teachers and principals across New York ultimately receive an overall effectiveness rating every year.

More information regarding the Annual Professional Performance Review process at RCS and how to obtain scores can be found here.

Anti-Idling Law

State law requires school districts to take steps to minimize the idling of the engines of school buses and other school vehicles on school grounds. The Anti-Idling Law prohibits the idling of a diesel or non-diesel fueled engine for more than five consecutive minutes except to maintain temperatures inside the vehicles during the cold or hot weather when it is required by certain regulations and the operation of equipment.

Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Schools Transportation Department monitors compliance with the Anti-Idling Laws. When loading or unloading our buses at school, buses are shut off during those times. Students should be instructed about the importance of getting on and off buses in an orderly and efficient fashion to minimize loading and unloading time. Bus engines should also be off while parked at sporting events and other school activities. The school is also responsible to ensure visitors at our school follow the same rules and regulations regarding the idling of buses. Exceptions to this “no idling” policy can be made in cases of emergency, mechanical issues, or for necessary heating.

ARP ESSER Fund Reporting

Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk (RCS) Central School District has received a federal coronavirus relief package of $2,886,000 through the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Elementary and Secondary Emergency Relief (ESSER) fund allocations and $1,764,373 as part CRRSA.

This funding will be used primarily towards addressing academic loss and supporting social-emotional and mental health needs of students resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. Based off of feedback from various shared decision-making committees, which included teachers, community members, school leaders, families, and students, RCS has utilized funds for the following programs and activities:

  • Enriching Summer School Activities (ie. RCS Discovery Camp);

  • Extending after-school academic tutorial programs at our elementary levels

  • Adding additional staff to address the academic and social-emotional needs of students (ie. Social Worker);

  • Revising elementary English Language Arts curriculum to meet academic needs and better align to NYS Learning standards;

  • Creating virtual tutoring opportunities for students who may be sick due to COVID;

  • Creating and offering additional extracurricular opportunities for students (ie. clubs);

  • Providing professional development around therapeutic interventions for students who may be experiencing trauma;

  • Offering transitional services to students during the summer, especially key grade levels such as Pre-Kindergarten to kindergarten or 8th to 9th grade.

As required by state education law, the district must maintain a more detailed ARP ESSER plan and must post this plan on its website. This plan is designed to outline how these funds will be used. The plan for RCS is available here.

Please click here for more information on the Spending Plan for Federal Stimulus Funds.

Asbestos Management Plan

In accordance with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) of 1987 (40 CFR Part 763), the Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Central School District is required to give annual notification stating that the Asbestos Management Plan for each building is available and kept in the main office and collectively at the RCS Warehouse. These records are available for review during normal business hours.

Six-month periodic asbestos surveillances, as well as a triennial inspection, are required in pursuant of AHERA. If any asbestos projects are scheduled in the future, all work shall be conducted according to all applicable local, state, and federal regulations. The next three-year re-inspection is required to be performed in 2025.

For more information, please contact the director of facilities at (518) 756-5200, ext. 7002.

Attendance Policy

Being present in school is essential for students to make academic progress. The objective of the district’s comprehensive attendance policy is to promote student attendance and identify the process used to address issues related to unexcused absences, incidents of tardiness, and early departures. The district utilizes a variety of strategies to encourage student attendance, including sharing information with students and families, family outreach, and imposing sanctions if needed. Communication about attendance expectations and addressing attendance issues is an important part of the policy.

The RCS Attendance Policy can be found here.

In general, the following types of absences, incidents of tardiness or early departures are considered excused:

  1. Personal Illness

  2. Sickness or death in family

  3. Medical Appointments

  4. Court Appearances

  5. Religious Observance

  6. Quarantine

  7. Military Obligation

  8. Pre-approved college visits for H.S. juniors and seniors

  9. Any other absence excused at the discretion of the Building Administrator.

  10. Take your child to work day

In general, the following types of absences, incidents of tardiness or early departures are considered unexcused: Absence for any reason not included in the list above is an unexcused absence. Absences for reasons set forth above for which a student does not have pre-approval from the District or for which the student does not provide an appropriate note or documentation within three (3) school days of their return to school will also be recorded as an unexcused absence.

Parental requests excusing their child from school for reasons not included above (i.e., to get a haircut, to go shopping, to go on a family trip, or not stating a specific reason) are unexcused absences under state law. Excuses that a student "overslept" or had "car trouble" are also unacceptable and will constitute an unexcused absence or tardy.

The school will notify parents/guardians when unexcused attendance issues reach specific thresholds identified in the policy. This notification includes letters, phone calls, and potentially household visits, depending upon the extent of the attendance issues.

Body Mass Index

New York state requires schools to track each student's body mass index (BMI) and weight status category as part of school health examinations. Every year, the New York State Department of Health surveys some schools for the number of students in each weight status category. If the Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Central School District is surveyed by the state, the district will share summary group data only. No names and no information about individual students are sent.

The Ravena-Coeymans Selkirk Central School District has been selected to be part of the survey for the 2022-2023 school year. If you would like more information or would like to opt-out of the sharing of this data, parents must contact their student's school nurse, click here for contact information.

Child Abuse Hotline Notification

If you suspect a child is being abused or maltreated (neglected), report it by calling 1-800-342-3720, a toll-free 24-hour hotline operated by the New York State Office of Children and Family Services. If you believe a child is in immediate danger, call 911 or your local police department. Information about reporting child abuse and maltreatment (neglect) is available online at http://ocfs.ny.gov/programs/cps/.

 Child abuse hotline poster

Code of Conduct

Concussion

New York state requires tackle football programs to provide information about concussions and sub-concussive blows, and the injuries that might occur as a result of such blows, to the parents/guardians of all children participating in tackle football programs. The Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Central School District is providing materials on our Athletic webpage (click here) so that you are aware of the risks of concussion and other brain injuries.

DASA (Dignity for All Students Act & Bullying)

The goal of the Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) is to provide students with a safe, supportive educational environment that is free from discrimination, intimidation, taunting, harassment and bullying. Some of the law requirements include: establishing anti-harassment and discrimination policies, creating school training programs, and including a course in civility, citizenship, and character education in the curriculum for every grade level. To view the policies and process for reporting harassment, bullying, and discrimination, visit https://www.rcscsd.org/page/dasa.

Ed Law 2-D & Parents’ Bill of Rights for Data Privacy and Security (2014)

The Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Central School District is committed to ensuring student privacy in accordance with local, state and federal regulations and district policies. To this end and pursuant to U.S. Department of Education regulations, the district is providing the following Parents’ Bill of Rights for Data Privacy and Security.

  A student’s personally identifiable information cannot be sold or released for any commercial or marketing purposes.

  • Parents/guardians have the right to inspect and review the complete contents of their child’s education record, including any student data maintained by the the RCS school district

  • State and federal laws protect the confidentiality of personally identifiable information and safeguards associated with industry standards and best practices, including but not limited to, encryption, firewalls, and password protection must be in place when data is stored or transferred.

  • A complete list of all student data elements collected by the state is available for public review in an Excel file at http://www.p12.nysed.gov/irs/sirs/ (NYSED Data Elements List).

  • Parents/guardians may also obtain a copy of this list by writing to the Office of Information and Reporting Services, New York State Education Department, Room 863 EBA, 89 Washington Avenue, Albany, New York 12234.

  • Parents/guardians have the right to have complaints about possible breaches of student data addressed. Complaints should be directed to the Data Privacy Officer, Carol Eckl at (518) 756-5200 ext. 6014

New York State Education Law gives you the right to information about how the  Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Central School District is safeguarding student and staff data.

Read the Bill of Rights (Parents’ Bill of Rights): Parents' Bill of Rights for Data Privacy and Security

Review our Data Security and Privacy Policy: Privacy and Security for Student Data and Teacher and Principal Data Policy

Review our Third-Party Contract Supplemental Information here.

If at any time the district learns that student and/or teacher/principal data has been compromised, parents/guardians will be notified, and the data breach will be reported to the state Education Department. Parents who have concerns or complaints about data privacy or security may file a complaint by contacting the Data Privacy Officer, Carol Eckl at (518) 756-5200 ext. 6014

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

The federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) provides parents/guardians and students who are 18 years of age or older (known as “eligible students“) with certain rights with respect to the student’s education records. Parents/guardians and eligible students have the right to:

  • Inspect and review the student’s education records within 45 days after the day a request for access is received by the school. These requests should be submitted to your child’s school Principal;

  • Request the amendment of the student’s education records that the parent/guardian or eligible student believes are inaccurate, misleading or otherwise in violation of the student’s privacy rights;

  • Provide written consent before the school discloses personally identifiable information from the student’s education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent as outlined below;

  • File a complaint with the USDOE concerning alleged failures by the district to comply with the requirements of FERPA. The name and address of the office that administers FERPA are: Family Policy Compliance Office, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW, Washington, DC  20202.

Disclosures without prior consent:

Release of Information to Other Schools: Upon request, the school discloses education records without consent to officials of another school or school district in which a student seeks or intends to enroll, or is already enrolled if the disclosure is for purposes of the student’s enrollment or transfer.

Disclosure to School Officials with Legitimate Educational Interests

One example of disclosure that can take place without consent is to school officials with legitimate educational interests. Such officials typically include a person employed by the school or school district as an administrator, supervisor, instructor or support staff member, but it can also include health or medical staff, law enforcement personnel, school board members, as well as contractors, consultants, volunteers or other parties who meet certain conditions. A school official typically has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review a student record to fulfill his or her professional responsibility.

Other Disclosures Without Consent

Disclosure of personally identifiable information from a student’s education records is permitted without the consent of the parent or eligible student if it meets certain conditions, such as if the disclosure is:

  • To officials of another school, school system or institution of postsecondary education where the student seeks or intends to enroll, or where the student is already enrolled;

  • To authorized representatives of the U.S. comptroller general, the U.S. attorney general, the U.S. secretary of education or state and local educational authorities;

  • In connection with applications or determinations for financial aid;

  • To state and local officials or authorities to whom information is specifically allowed to be reported or disclosed by a state statute that concerns the juvenile justice system;

  • To organizations conducting studies for, or on behalf of, the school that meet certain requirements;

  • To accrediting organizations to carry out their accrediting functions;

  • To parents/guardians of an eligible student if the student is a dependent for IRS tax purposes;

  • To comply with a judicial order or lawfully issued subpoena;

  • To appropriate officials in connection with a health or safety emergency;

  • To an agency caseworker or other representative of a state or local child welfare agency or tribal organization that is authorized to access a student’s case plan;

  • To the secretary of agriculture or authorized representatives of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service for national school lunch and nutrition programs.

Designated as “directory information” by the district: The RCS School district has designated the following types of information as directory information: name, grade, awards, activities, athletics, photographs, etc.

Dominic Murray Sudden Cardiac Arrest Prevention Act

The goal of the Dominic Murray Sudden Cardiac Arrest Prevention Act is to promote safe interscholastic athletics participation and to prevent incidents of Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) in student athletes. The law requires districts to provide information to parents/guardians of student athletes prior to the student’s participation in any interscholastic athletics. The law also requires teachers who coach extra-class athletic activity and coaches to hold a valid certificate of completion of a first aid knowledge and skills course offered by a nationally recognized organization. To view information about SCA and the Dominic Murray Sudden Cardiac Arrest Prevention Act, visit our Athletics page here.

Fiscal Transparency Documents

You can access the RCS fiscal transparency documents on our Budget, Taxes, and Financial Audits page here.

Free and Reduced-Price Meals

Freedom of Information Law

For access to RCS’s records under the NYS Freedom of Information Law, please contact the District Clerk by mail, email or in person. Reach us by mail at 15 Mountain Road, P.O. Box 100, Ravena, NY 12143, email at sstarr@rcscsd.org or in person by visiting the RCS District Office at 15 Mountain Road, Ravena, NY 12143 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday. There is a fee for copies made in person.

Here is the FOIL Request Form for RCS. Requests should state that information is being sought under the Freedom of Information Law and provide a brief description of the public records requested. Please be as specific as possible (i.e. relevant dates, names, descriptions, etc.).

The district’s Clerk will acknowledge receipt of any FOIL requests within five business days. The nature of the request will determine how quickly the information can be provided.

For more information regarding RCS’s records requests, contact the district clerk at (518) 756-5200, ext. 6000.

For more information about the Freedom of Information Law, visit the Committee on Open Government website.

Grade Promotion and Placement Policy

Decisions about student promotion and placement are at the discretion of the building principal. These decisions are guided by recommendations of teachers and staff members, past academic performance, and parent/guardian input. Past academic performance refers to a variety of indicators of student achievement and growth. The district’s promotion and placement policy was adopted by the board of education following a review by the district administration.

Hand Sanitizer Use

The Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Central School District will be making alcohol-based hand sanitizers available in its school buildings. If parents/guardians wish to opt their child out of using it, they should send a written notice to the school. Please send all requests to your student’s school nurse. You can find their contact information here: https://www.rcscsd.org/page/health-services

Homeless Student Policy

Influenza Materials

Integrated Pesticide Management

The Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Central School District may use pesticide products periodically throughout the year. New York State Education Law requires schools to provide written notification to all parents/guardians and staff members regarding the potential use of pesticides periodically throughout the school year. The district maintains a list of all individuals who wish to receive 48-hour prior written notification of certain pesticide applications. If you would like to receive 48-hour notifications of pesticide applications that are scheduled to occur, please contact the facilities director at (518) 756-5200 ext. 7002.

In the event of an emergency application necessary to protect against an imminent threat to human health, a good faith effort will be made to supply written notification to those on the 48-hour prior notification list. Some pesticide applications are not subject to notification requirements, including anti-microbial products, EPA-designated biopesticides and exempt materials, and when a school remains unoccupied for a continuous 72-hours following an application. For more information on requirements, please contact the school’s pesticide representative, the facilities director at (518) 756-5200 ext. 7002.

Instructional Technology Plan

As required by Commissioner’s Regulation 100.12, the Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Central School District maintains an Instructional Technology Plan to help support achievement and engagement through the seamless integration of technology into teaching and learning, improve learning experiences for students and increase equitable access to technology-rich learning experiences for students and staff.

You can view the district’s instructional technology plan here.

Lead Testing

State law requires school districts to sample all water outlets currently or potentially used for drinking or cooking purposes in buildings that may be occupied by students and to submit those samples to a state-approved lab for analysis. Testing last took place in January 2021 and must be completed every three years thereafter, unless the state Commissioner of Health requires testing sooner.

The state established an action level of 0.005 milligrams of lead per liter. If a sample from a water outlet exceeds this level, schools must take steps to prevent the use of the outlet for drinking or cooking purposes until it is remediated and follow-up testing confirms it is no longer above the action level.

School districts are required to report the results of all water testing to the state Department of Health, the state Education Department and the local health department, and to post the results—along with remediation plans, if required—on the official district website. Our results are below.

Links to Lead Testing Results can be found here.

The updated HS Lead Testing Results can be found here.

Click here for Lead Results from the September 2022 Water Fountain Samples

Military Recruiters & Institutes of Higher Education Access to High School Student Information

Pursuant to federal law, the RCS School District must provide to military recruiters and institutions of higher education, upon request, the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of high school students. Parents/guardians or students age 18 or older who do not want this information released to military recruiters and/or institutes of higher education should contact Shannon Ruso in the High School Guidance Department at (518) 756-5200 ext. 2007.

New York State Report Cards

New York State Education Law requires school districts to make report cards and accountability report information available on district websites. Click https://data.nysed.gov/profile.php?instid=800000055435  to view the report card.

Non-discrimination Policy/Equal Opportunity Policy

The Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Central School District does not discriminate on the basis of race (defined as, but not limited to, ancestry, color, ethnic group identification, and ethnic background, as well as traits historically associated with race including hair texture and protective hairstyles), color, national origin, creed, disability, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, military status or any other protected status in its educational programs, employment or any other activities. Further, it is unlawful for an employer to retaliate against any individual because that person filed a complaint, opposed any unlawful practice or testified or assisted in an investigation or proceeding. Any inquiries and complaints regarding non-discrimination in the district may be referred to Fred Engelhardt at (518) 756-5200 ext. 6003.

Participation in Graduation Ceremonies by All Eligible Students

New York State Education Law requires the RCS School District to inform students and parents/guardians of the district’s policy that all eligible students are allowed to participate in a high school graduation ceremony and associated graduation activities with their graduating class (i.e., the 12th-grade class with which such student entered into ninth grade). This includes students who have been awarded a Skills and Achievement Commencement Credential or Career Development, and Occupational Studies Commencement Credential. Students are not required to participate in Graduation if they’re not comfortable and that the superintendent will take into consideration each student’s preference, as well as any feedback from the committee on special education.

Public relations use of student data/photos

From time to time, school district officials may release student information (name, address, grade level, photograph, art work, academic interest, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, terms of school attendance and graduation, awards received, etc.) for use in school district publications or within school building websites, or to the media for public relations purposes.

Parents who object to the release of their child’s information and/or photograph should notify their child’s building principal in writing on or before October 1 in any school year.

Release of Student Directory Information

Consistent with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), the district has designated certain categories of personally identifiable student information that it may release without prior written consent. This is known as “directory Information.” 

The purpose of doing this is to enable student activities and accomplishments to be publicized and for the creation of such publications as the annual yearbook, programs for graduation, concerts and other special events, sports activity sheets and honor roll or recognition lists. 

Achievements are typically publicized on the school website and through school district social media, press releases to the local media and official district publications. Directory information can also be disclosed to outside organizations without a parent’s/guaridan's prior written consent. Outside organizations include, but are not limited to companies that manufacture class rings or publish yearbooks.

The district has designated the following types of information as directory information: name, grade, awards, activities, athletics, photographs, etc.

If you do not want any or all of these types of information released pertaining to your student without your prior written consent, please send this request in writing to your student's school principal by Oct. 1, 2022. While the district will honor the request of any parent/guardian who has submitted written notification opting their student out of the release of directory information, the district is not responsible for media that cover news happenings, sporting events or other school events that are open to the public, such as plays and musical performances.

School Budget Documents

New York State Education Law requires the Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Central School District to provide a detailed statement of the amount of money which will be required for the ensuing year for school purposes, specifying the several purposes and the amount for each. These documents can be accessed on our Budget, Taxes, and Financial Audits page here.

School-level Spending Reports

All New York school districts that receive Foundation Aid are required to annually submit a detailed statement of the total expenditures projected to be allocated to each school in the district for the current budget year, 2022-23. Because the Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Central School District receives Foundation Aid, we have submitted this information to the state and are also required to provide the statement on our website. It is important to note that this is based on budgeted allocations and not actual expenses. 

Click here to view our Financial Transparency Report

School Meals: Meal Charge Policy &  Prohibition Against Meal Shaming

Smart Schools Investment Plan

As required by the Smart Schools Bond Act (SSBA) Implementation Guidance, the Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Central School District must post a final Smart Schools Investment Plan on its website. This plan is designed for the district to participate in the Smart Schools Bond Act of 2014. The act authorized the state to finance $2 billion for educational technology and infrastructure to improve learning and opportunity for New York students.

RCS’s plan is available here.

Student Privacy (Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment)

The Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment provides parents/guardians with certain rights regarding the conduct of surveys, collection and use of information for marketing purposes and certain physical exams. In particular, if a survey is funded in whole or part by the U.S. Department of Education, parents/guardians have the right to consent before students are required to complete a survey that asks about any of the following protected areas:

  • Political affiliations or beliefs of the student or student’s parents/guardians;

  • Mental or psychological problems of the student or student’s family;

  • Sexual behavior or attitudes;

  • Illegal, anti-social, self-incriminating or demeaning behavior;

  • Critical appraisals of others with whom respondents have close family relationships;

  • Legally recognized privileged relationships, such as with lawyers, doctors or ministers;

  • Religious practices, affiliations or beliefs of the student or student’s parent; or

  • Income, other than as required by law to determine program eligibility. 

Parents/guardians will also receive a notice and an opportunity to opt students out of the following:

  • Any other survey that asks about the above protected areas;

  • Any non-emergency, invasive physical exam or screening required as a condition of attending school or school functions, with the exception of physical exams or screenings required or permitted by state law (e.g. hearing, vision or scoliosis); and

  • Activities involving collection, disclosure or use of personal information collected from students for marketing or to sell or otherwise distribute the information to others. 

Parents/guardians have the right to inspect any surveys that ask about the above protected areas, as well as surveys created by third parties that are used to collect personal information from students for marketing purposes and instructional materials used as part of the curriculum.

The school district will directly notify parents/guardians of its student privacy policy at the start of each school year and after any substantive changes. Parents/guardians will also be provided with reasonable notification of specific activities or surveys covered by this policy and the ability to opt their child out of such activities.

These rights transfer from the parents/guardians to their child who is at least 18 years old or an emancipated minor.

Anyone who believes their rights have been violated may file a complaint with: Family Policy Compliance Office, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20202.

Standard Work Day and Reporting Resolution: Elected and Appointed Officials

As required by the New York State and Local Retirement System, the Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Central School District is posting the adopted Standard Work Day and Reporting Resolution for Elected and Appointed Officials. Click here for this resolution.

Title IX

It is the policy of the Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Central School District to provide a learning and working environment that is safe, welcoming, and free from discrimination on the basis of sex. Title IX requires the school district not to discriminate. Click here to view the district’s full harassment and non-discrimination policy. Reports of sexual harassment can be made at any time, including during non-business hours using the telephone number or e-mail address, or by mailing to the office address listed for the Title IX Coordinator:

Fred Engelhardt
fengelhardt@rcscsd.org
(518) 756-5200 ext. 6003

P.O. Box 100, 15 Mountain Road,
Ravena, NY 12143

Website Accessibility Statement

It is the goal of the Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Central School District that the information on our website be accessible to individuals with visual, hearing, motor, or cognitive disabilities.

As a district, we are committed  to ensure that our site complies with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0, set forth by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) to the best of our technical ability.

The majority of pages in our site are available in HTML format that can be deciphered by assistive technologies. Some documents are in Adobe PDF format, which require Adobe Acrobat Reader to view. If you do not already have Adobe Acrobat Reader on your computer, you can download it for free from the Adobe website.

Some features on this site may require the Adobe Flash Player to view. If you don’t have the Adobe Flash Player, please visit the Adobe website to download a copy.

If you require assistance or wish to report an issue related to access any page(s) or documents on our site, please email our Communications Office, communications@rcscsd.org, or call the Communications Desk at (518) 756-5200, ext. 6017 with detailed information on the location of the page or document you were attempting to access. Be sure to provide us with your name and contact information so that we may provide you with the information in another format.

Please note that some pages on our website contain links to third-party sites, which are not within our control and may not comply with accessibility standards. The district is not necessarily responsible for the content or accessibility of third-party sites.