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About Our District

  • Collage of Rye Area NY public venues The City of Rye is located in southern Westchester County, New York, on the shore of Long Island Sound, 25 miles from New York City. Approximately 15,000 residents enjoy 5.5 miles of water vistas, nature and wildlife preserves, and open spaces, in addition to an active downtown, a municipal golf club, walking trails and history dating back to the 1600s.

    The Rye City School District includes three National Blue Ribbon elementary schools of Excellence serving grades K-5. Rye Middle School, also a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence, serves students grades 6-8, and Rye High School, ranked among the top high schools in the country by U.S. News and World Report and Newsweek Magazine, provides a full range of curriculum opportunities at Regents, honors and Advanced Placement levels for ninth through twelfth graders. The Academy at Rye High School is a school of innovative learning, offering rigorous instruction that is interdisciplinary and founded in real-life applications through a largely project-based learning model.  

    The mission of the Rye City School District, in partnership with the community, is to ensure that every student is capable of becoming a life-long learner who can thrive in a global environment as a self-reliant and socially responsible citizen. To realize this mission, our schools will provide an engaging, challenging, personalized program that supports each individual’s talents and potential, in a fiscally responsible manner.

District News

  • RCSD Community Update: 12/3/21

    I believe I might have experienced a Hanukkah miracle. As you may know, the New York State Department of Health has a new Commissioner. Dr. Howard Zucker resigned a few months ago and Dr. Mary Bassett took the reins of the department just this Wednesday. I managed to wait until Thursday to send an email introducing myself and sharing some opinions about where we need to head in terms of navigating COVID in the schools across the State. The miracle occurred last night when I received an actual response from Dr. Bassett -- something I had never experienced in my previous attempts of engaging with the NYS DOH Commissioner. This causes me to be cautiously optimistic that we may be able to exert some practical influence on future decision-making from the NYS DOH. Fingers crossed!

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  • RCSD November Superintendent's Bulletin

    Please read the November Superintendent's Bulletin here.

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  • Service Details and Counseling Resources: 11/22/21

    As we navigate a tragic loss, it is important to share that we are continuing to provide resources and support for students and teachers. Mental health professionals are onsite at RHS for students and staff all day today in the Library Media Center, Counseling Suite, and Conference Room A. We continue to receive counseling assistance from the Middle School and Elementary School Counselors and Clinicians as well as neighboring school districts and community organizations. The BluePath Service dogs are also back to provide support and comfort during community lunch. These supports will continue to be available for the remainder of the school week.

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  • RCSD Community Update: 11/19/21

    It has been a very difficult day at Rye High School. Morgan was a wonderful person. Anyone who knew him even a little was treated to his bubbly personality, his quick wit, and his unfailing kindness. He will be very much missed. Students and teachers were deeply impacted by the loss of one of their own. Our counselors, faculty, and staff have been incredible in providing support. We are truly grateful for the assistance of the Rye Youth Council and the Harrison and Pleasantville schools, all of whom have provided counseling support, and for the Rye Police Department for bringing four BluePath service dogs to the school to provide canine comfort. Support is available over the weekend and in the days to come. Please see the earlier email from RCSD Communications with contact information and bereavement resources.

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  • Counseling Resources Available Today/This Weekend: 11/19/21

    In the wake of the tragic loss of one of our students, we recognize that there may be a number of students, families, faculty, and staff who are in need of grief counseling and/or support over the weekend. Counselors and psychologists will be available to meet in person at Rye High School tonight (Friday) until 7:00 p.m. Please use the main entrance after school hours. Should you prefer to speak to a counselor over the phone, please call 914-967-6100, ext. 6000. All interactions with counselors will be kept private and confidential.

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  • RCSD Community Update: 11/12/21

    I hope everyone had a meaningful Veterans’ Day holiday yesterday. Midland School students had a chance to watch a terrific video of active and retired members of the United States Military sharing their thoughts and hopes on Veterans Day put together by Midland PTO members Kristan Watson and Paige McCarthy. The veterans' inspiring words (and their close ties to the Midland School family) make this a moving tribute to our country's brave men and women in uniform.

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  • RCSD Community Update: 11/5/21

    On Tuesday evening, the Director of the CDC approved a CDC panel recommendation that the Pfizer vaccine be approved for emergency use in children ages 5-11. This allows for vaccinations for this group to begin immediately. We hope that the school district will be authorized to become a vaccine site, however, we are still waiting on County and Department of Health approval. I will of course reach out to our elementary school parents if we are granted permission, but in the meantime, I understand that local pharmacies and pediatricians’ offices are vaccinating. I have also been in touch with Greenwich Hospital and they will vaccinate New York residents. Although they have no appointments currently available, they recommend checking back here as they will release additional slots:

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  • RCSD October Superintendent's Bulletin

    Please read the October Superintendent's Bulletin here.

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  • RCSD Community Update: 10/29/21

    It was great fun to visit the schools today and see students in costumes participating in outdoor parades and generally having a wonderful time celebrating the lead-up to one of the all-time favorite kid holidays. Mother Nature, which left us fairly unscathed with this week’s nor'easter, is bringing some more unsettled weather to town on Saturday, causing the Osborn Scare Fair to be rescheduled from Saturday to Tuesday, November 2. Children will be off from school for Election Day, so come on down to Osborn School from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

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