District News

  • Focus on Excellence Budget Newsletter

    Coming soon to mailboxes around Rye. Read the RCSD Focus on Excellence Budget Newsletter here first.

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  • A Time of Concern

    It is not a surprise the last few months have been a challenge. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought anxiety, discomfort, and concern to our students, and left them with a multitude of questions.

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  • RCSD Civility Statement

    As the events of the past few weeks have unfolded and protests and riots continue across the United States, it is clear that our country is in need of both healing and a willingness to discuss who we are and what we hope to be as a society.

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  • RCSD Reopening Task Force

    At last night's Board of Education meeting, I made a presentation sharing the work of the Rye City School District Reopening Task Force. The guiding principle of the task force is to define a safe, operationally-sound, and high-quality instructional program with a structured, consistent day for our schools.

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  • Annual RHS Senior "Lip Dub" Video

    As you may know, at Rye High School there is a proud tradition known as the "Lip Dub" video.

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  • Susan Dullea to be Named RCSD Director of Health, Physical Education and Athletics

    I am pleased to share with you that the District will soon have a new Director of Athletics. I am recommending that the Board of Education appoint Ms. Susan Dullea as Director of Health, Physical Education and Athletics, effective July 1, 2020.

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  • Class of 2020 Graduation Caravan Details

    In just a few days, we will celebrate and honor our seniors with the first-ever Graduation Caravan from 2:00 to 4:00 on Sunday, May 31st.

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  • RCSD End of Year Update

    As you know, Governor Cuomo’s Executive Order closed schools for the remainder of the school year with a continuation of remote learning. Our school year was to have ended on Friday, June 26.

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  • Letter to RHS Seniors and Parents re Graduation and Prom

    As you know, the New York ‘PAUSE’ order for Westchester County forbids gatherings of people, and therefore we cannot bring graduates and families together in-person for a traditional graduation ceremony on May 31 as we had hoped and planned. While this is incredibly disappointing, we are committed to celebrating the Class of 2020 and creating a memorable day of recognition in the Rye community.

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  • COVID-19 Health Alert

    On Friday, May 8th, the State issued an advisory about a syndrome observed in children and its potential association with COVID-19. Pediatric Multi-System Inflammatory Syndrome may cause a persistent fever, inflammation of blood vessels, rash, abdominal symptoms (pain, vomiting, diarrhea), and cardiovascular symptoms.

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  • Senior Internship Program

    This spring has been challenging. It is important to be able to continue with as many of the senior traditions as possible. After much discussion, we are moving ahead with the Senior Internship program, remembering the importance of maintaining social distance and personal safety.

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  • RCSD Schools to Remain Closed for the Remainder of the School Year

    Today in his daily press conference, Governor Cuomo announced that all New York State schools will remain closed for the remainder of the school year due to the coronavirus crisis. Remote learning is to continue for the remainder of the school year, and our buildings and campuses will remain closed.

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  • AP Exam Day Resources from The College Board

    Advanced Placement testing is set to begin in a few weeks. Students and faculty have been preparing for these exams as they worked through their AP course curriculums all year.

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  • Please Help Advocate for Public Education

    We are writing today to ask for your help in our advocacy efforts to protect public education in New York State. COVID-19 has paralyzed and ravaged Westchester County and has significantly impacted the fiscal stability of NY State.

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  • Rye High School Principal Announcement

    I am so pleased to share with you that Rye High School will soon have a new Principal. I am recommending that the Board of Education appoint Dr. Derek Schuelein as Principal of Rye High School, effective July 1, 2020.

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  • RCSD Remote Learning Update

    Yesterday, the stay-at home-order extended to May 15 and our schools will remain closed until further notice and remote learning will continue.

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  • RCSD Schools to Remain Closed Until April 29; Regents Exams Canceled

    Yesterday, Governor Cuomo extended the statewide stay-at-home order until April 29. This applies to schools, so our buildings and campuses will remain closed.

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  • Remote Learning and Reading Resources

    This coming week, during what was to have been our spring break, teachers have posted low-key learning activities for our students.

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  • Rye Art Responds Community Chalk Art Project

    Rye students and families, you have the power to bring smiles to the community!

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  • RHS/RMS 3rd and 4th Quarter Grade Weighting

    After extensive conversations with faculty, department coordinators, and administrators, and in conjunction with Superintendent Byrne and Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment Sheryl Goffman, we have made a decision about grading for quarters 3 and 4 of the 2019-20 school year for RMS and RHS students.

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