District News

  • Back to School Night Information

    The school year is off to a great start. Everyone is excited to be back! We are looking forward to speaking with you this Wednesday, September 22nd from 6-8 p.m. during our annual Back to School Night.

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  • RCSD Community Update: 9/17/21

    Week one is in the books. Thank you to everyone who helped make the start to school so smooth this year. I think it is in no small part due to the tremendously positive attitude of our students, faculty, and staff. We truly are Garnet Strong!

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  • RCSD Third-Day Message: 9/15/21

    Three days in! It has been a terrific start to school this year. Students and faculty alike are thrilled to be back together in what feels like a more typical September.

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  • RCSD Facilities Update: 9/12/21

    After an extraordinary cleanup push by our facilities and custodial staff, teachers and staff were able to return to the schools on Thursday and Friday to complete classroom set-up for the launch of the 2021-2022 school year.

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  • Remediation Progressing; All Schools Will Open Monday: 9/8/21

    I am pleased to inform you that our remediation efforts are progressing as planned and we are on track for welcoming students back to all schools in person on Monday, September 13. Our team, along with contractors, has been working tirelessly to make the necessary critical repairs to be ready to open on Monday. Our full staff and faculty will be on site tomorrow and Friday to make final preparations in classrooms. We look forward to seeing everyone back on campus. Stay well.

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  • RCSD Community Update: 9/5/21

    I hope you and your families are recovering well after tropical storm Ida. The impact of the storm on Rye has been significant with damage to homes, businesses, community spaces and, unfortunately, our schools. Across the district, all school buildings sustained flood damage. We will need to slightly alter our opening schedule to allow for clean up, repair and classroom set up that was delayed because of the storm. The school year will now begin for all students in person on Monday, September 13th.

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  • RCSD Fall Opening Update: 8/25/21

    I hope you’ve had a good summer. Thank you so much for all of your support and flexibility as we navigated the pandemic over the past two years. We are excited that our schools will be fully open for in-person learning. Our first day of school is Thursday, September 9. In August, the District received guidance regarding school opening from the New York State Education Department (NYSED) based on CDC and American Academy of Pediatrics recommendations. On August 24, incoming Governor Kathy Hochul directed the Department of Health (DOH) to institute universal masking for anyone entering New York schools. In addition, the Governor announced that all school employees will be required to show proof of vaccination or participate in regular COVID testing. We expect more details on this order in the coming days. This is a fairly lengthy communication as there is much to share.

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  • RCSD School Opening Update for Next Week

    I hope you and your family are enjoying the summer. I am writing with an update regarding school opening in September. More detailed information will follow in the coming weeks, but I wanted to outline some of the more critical components of the 2021-2022 school year that we know based on guidance from the New York State Education Department, CDC, and the American Academy of Pediatrics and impacted by the recent increase in cases in Westchester County resulting from the Delta variant:

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  • Revised RCSD Masking Guidelines Based on CDC Guidance: 8/2/21

    The District has received updated mask guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American Academy of Pediatrics' due to the surge in the Covid Delta variant. Effective immediately, mask-wearing will be required indoors for all vaccinated and unvaccinated persons. The District also still requires that everyone continue to monitor their health status prior to entering a school building and stay home when appropriate.

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  • RCSD July Community Update: 7/23/21

    I hope you and your families are having a wonderful summer! Back to School: I’ve been hearing from quite a few of you asking about what school will look like in the fall. The simple answer is that we’re not entirely sure. We have not received any guidance from the State as of yet; we are hopeful that they will issue some soon. I can tell you that we are expecting and planning that our schools will be fully open with no remote programming. As soon as we receive any information, I will communicate that out to the community.

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  • Revised Guidelines Affecting Summer School

    The District has received updated guidance from the Department of Health relevant to summer school. Effective immediately, the online daily health screening questionnaire will no longer be required prior to students or faculty/staff entering a school building. However, we are still requiring that everyone continue to monitor their health status prior to entering a school building and stay home when appropriate.

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  • RCSD June Superintendent's Bulletin

    Please read the RCSD June Superintendent's Bulletin here.

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  • RCSD Community Update: 6/25/21

    Phew. We made it. While I have enjoyed sending these weekly missives to the community, I have most certainly not enjoyed the driving force behind them. I believe that you will not be hearing from me nearly as often next year. However, I do intend to continue with frequent District-wide communications.

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  • Summer Padlet Activities for Elementary Students

    We hope that you and your families are well. As we begin to look towards the start of summer, we wanted to make you aware of the virtual resources that will be available after the close of school on June 25th.

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  • RCSD Summer Programs

    The Rye City School District is offering three programs to support learning to begin in the summer 2021. The following is a description of each program, including process for student selection and program design:

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  • RCSD Community Update: 6/18/21

    Thank you to the many of you who turned out for the Class of 2021 graduation float parade this past Sunday. It was a beautiful day and the seniors had a terrific time. Thank you to the Rye Police Department for the traffic assistance and to the Fire and Police Departments for the emergency vehicles that participated in the parade.

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  • RCSD Community Update: 6/11/21

    I hope everyone will turn out in droves this Sunday at 11:00 a.m. for the Class of 2021 graduation float parade. The 10-float parade starts at the train station, makes its way down Purchase Street, winds its way around Fireman’s Circle, then proceeds down Milton Road before ending in front of the High School on Parsons Street. We hope the whole community will come out to cheer on our seniors.

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  • RCSD Community Update: 6/4/21

    I hope everyone had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend. As the school year begins to wind down, we have much to celebrate and be thankful for.

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  • RCSD May Superintendent's Bulletin

    Dear RCSD Community Member, Read the May Superintendent's Bulletin here.

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  • RCSD Community Update: 5/21/21

    Please remember that there is no school next Friday, May 28, due to the snow/emergency giveback day. I will also not be sending a community update that Friday. If there is new information from the State or Department of Health related to the schools, I will communicate that separately.

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