COVID-19/Coronavirus Updates & Resources

For updated information from the school district, including important notices, reentry efforts, learning resources, food distribution plans, child care resources and more, please visit the COVID-19/Reentry page.

Parent & Student Resources

Parent Portal

Login to the RCS Parent Portal

Parents or guardians who would like a Parent Portal account should complete the Parent Portal Registration Form and return it to their child’s building office, or to the Registrar at 15 Mountain Road in Ravena.  Please be prepared to show your ID to the school staff receiving the form.  If you have additional questions about the Parent Portal, contact Carol Eckl (518-756-5200, ext. 6014).

Parents’ Bill of Rights for Data Privacy and Security

The RCS 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.

PBIS initiatives

PBIS is a team-based systematic approach in teaching behavioral expectations throughout the school. It is based on a proactive model which teaches the behaviors, reinforces and recognizes students who are able to model these behaviors and has systems in place to support students who have a difficult time or may present with more challenging behaviors. Read more about PBIS efforts at RCS.

Want a better understanding of Common Core Standards in New York?

Take a look at EngageNY, a helpful webpage aimed at giving you a better understanding Common Core.

State Report Cards

The New York State Education Department releases School Report Cards on every public school and district in the state. Based on some key assessments taken by students in New York public schools, the report cards provide achievement data on districts and schools, as compared to their past years’ performances and to other similar schools. Report cards are released each spring for the previous school year.

Academic Intervention Services

NYS mandates that all public school districts offer Academic Intervention Services (AIS) to any student who is falling behind in meeting state standards. Students are identified for AIS according to their performance on the state ELA, math, and science exams in grades 3-8. RCS students who score in Performance Levels 1 and 2 are eligible to receive AIS in the designated subject area.

English as a Second Language

RCS offers English language learners appropriate programming in English as Second Language (ESL) classes, at all grade levels K-12.

Special Education Programs and Services: Assisting all children

The RCS School District provides individualized instruction, accommodation of alternative learning styles, appreciation for diversity and promotion of healthy lifestyles. The district has specialized programs to assist and support all children in meeting their highest potential.

For information regarding special education, visit the Special Education page.