Welcome to the Rye City School District Technology Department
Technology allows our teachers to infuse their classrooms with digital learning tools. Building upon students' 21st-century skills, technology improves teaching and learning by increasing student engagement and motivation throughout rigorous, differentiated instruction.
To integrate technology into the curriculum, all learning spaces are equipped with desktop computers, Smart Boards, mobile technology, and Wi-Fi connectivity. iPads, laptops, Chromebooks, Apple TVs, 3D printers, as well as science probes and other dedicated hardware and software complete the standard classroom. Technology empowers students to become confident, independent critical thinkers, and enables learning anytime, anyplace, at any pace.
RHS BYOD Program for 2023-24 School Year
Dear Rye High School Students and Families,
Welcome (a bit in advance!) to the 2023-2024 school year. We hope you are enjoying a well-deserved summer break and are looking forward to the upcoming school year. As a reminder, all Rye High School students are required to bring their own computing devices, charger, and headphones to school every day for use in the classroom. We have learned that consistent student access to technology is a must, as it helps ensure students stay connected and continue learning both in and out of the classroom.
While in school, the use of these devices is restricted to educational purposes, and all students must use the District’s Google Apps for Education platform to access online resources and to communicate. Families that meet federal income guidelines may qualify for a District-issued device through the RCSD device loan program. Please complete the application (click here for the application: English/Spanish) if you believe you qualify for this program.
The minimum requirement for student devices is an Internet-capable tablet or laptop that can access Google Drive and other approved websites designed by RCSD. Our goal is to provide students with in-class access to online resources, course materials, assignments, and interactive tools during class. While cell phones can be a good resource, they cannot serve as a required device because they do not provide students with the full functionality of our applications. All devices will have Internet access via the school’s wireless network when on campus. We strongly believe that by the time students reach High School, the device they use for computing becomes a matter of personal preference. We want students to use the device that is most comfortable and which will maximize their learning.
For more information, including device recommendations, please click here.
All students are individually responsible for any equipment they bring to school, as well as any additional costs incurred while using the device in school. The Rye City School District is not liable for damaged, lost, or stolen equipment. Rye City School District staff are not able to provide technical support for personal devices brought to school. All students must adhere to the Code of Conduct and the Acceptable Use Policy related to their devices. When students use technology inappropriately while on the school network, the same consequences apply as per the Code of Conduct, regardless of who owns the device.
Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions.
Thank you for your assistance, and we look forward to seeing you and your students in September!
Dr. Kaitlyn Sassone
Director of Technology/CIO
PowerSchool Parent Portal Accounts
*If you are new to the district, a parent portal account will be created for parents/guardians and students in grades 6-12. Credentials will be sent to you. If are a parent/guardian with an existing account and need to add a student, please contact Meghan LaBella
Dr. Kaitlyn Sassone
Director of Technology/Chief Information Officer
914-967-6100 Ext 1150
Instructional Technology Coach Grades K-5
914-967-6100 Ext 1155
Caroleann Del Juidice
Instructional Technology Coach Grades 6-12
914-967-6100 Ext 1154
914-967-6100 Ext 1151
914-967-6100 Ext 1152