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  • 2021-22 School District Budget Vote and Board of Education Election Information

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  • Learn More About the BOE Candidates

    On May 18, the community will vote on the school district’s annual budget for the 2021-22 school year. It will also vote to elect Board of Education members. Three seats are up for election this year. Current Board members Callie Erickson and Chris Repetto have announced they will seek reelection; Kelly Smith-Powers will not. There are eight candidates on the ballot:

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  • Board of Education LWV Candidates Forum May 6

    On May 18, the community will vote on the school district’s annual budget for the 2021-22 school year. They will also vote to elect Board of Education members. Three seats are up for election.

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  • RCSD Community Update: 4/30/21

    To use a Derby metaphor, we are in the final stretch of the school year. Less than two months are remaining, but those will be busy days indeed. I am hoping they are happy and healthy days for you and your families.

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  • RCSD April Superintendent's Bulletin

    Dear RCSD Community Member, Please click here to read the April Superintendent's Bulletin from the RCSD website. Enjoy the weekend!

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  • HS Community Service Hours: 4/30/21

    We wanted to take this opportunity to reach out regarding the school’s program requirement for community service. Generally, Rye High School requires 60 hours of community service for all students prior to graduation. Given the challenges students may have faced in securing these hours due to Covid restrictions, we have opted to reduce the requirement by 15 hours per year for that time period.

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  • RCSD Community Update: 4/23/21

    On April 12, the NYSED Board of Regents (the governing board of NYS schools), launched an initiative to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion across all NYS schools. They created a draft framework of guidance for all schools to work towards called The NYS Board of Regents Framework on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in New York. The guidance recognizes that there is no single answer that will solve society’s pervasive problems. It further explains that NYSED and NYS Schools will be part of a holistic and inclusive solution to racism and bigotry. With an expectation and charge that local school districts will begin the important work of creating sustainable change that will create learning communities that are more diverse, equitable and inclusive, this is the strongest challenge yet that the Board of Regents has given to schools.

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  • Letter to the community about the District’s Race, Inclusivity and Community Task Force: 4/23/21

    In recent weeks, the Board of Education has received several comments (via email and at our public Board Meetings) about the Race, Inclusivity and Community Taskforce. We are writing this letter in response to those inquiries and to provide more detail about the formation of the task force.

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  • AP Exams - Digital Platform

    Please take these steps now to prepare for your Digital AP Exams next month.

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  • Increased Mental Health Supports for RCSD Students, Families, and Faculty/Staff

    As part of the District’s COVID Recovery Plan, we are committed to providing increased mental health support in our schools. As discussed at the April 6 Board of Education meeting, we are partnering with Effective School Solutions (ESS) in this important work.

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  • RCSD Community Update: 4/16/21

    Things are feeling a lot more “business as usual” over at the High School these days. This week, RHS students and faculty participated in the traditional spirit week activities in preparation for tomorrow’s 3:00 p.m. Rye Harrison football game. Students, faculty, and staff dressed in red, white, and blue, beach attire, and even robes and pajamas. An after-school pep rally is planned for high school students (only) today to pump everyone up for The Game. Unfortunately, New York State Department of Health regulations prevent fans from gathering in Nugent Stadium, but players are allowed to invite two spectators each so there won’t be a shortage of socially distanced cheers on Sunday. The game will be broadcast live on the LocalLive free streaming service for the wider Rye and Harrison communities to watch: https://events.locallive.tv/school/rye-hs

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  • RHS Senior Activities Update

    I am writing with some exciting news. Despite the challenges presented by COVID-19, the RHS Senior Activities Committee is finalizing plans to safely celebrate the conclusion to senior year for the class of 2021 and to recognize this wonderful milestone in a student’s academic career and life journey.

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  • International Travel Quarantine Update

    I am writing to provide an update regarding international travel quarantine requirements. As of this morning, the New York State Department of Health and Westchester County have updated their quarantine requirements to more closely reflect CDC guidance. As a result, asymptomatic people are no longer required to quarantine or test for COVID-19 after international travel.

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  • RCSD Community Update: 4/9/21

    I hope you and your families had a terrific spring break. This week, we welcomed back to full-time, in-person school our 11th and 12th graders. We are thrilled to have every student who wants to be back in the schools, and the kids seem so happy to be back together with their classmates. Things are feeling quite pre-COVID, with the exception of masks, desk shields, and social distancing, of course.

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  • RHS 4th Quarter In-Person vs. Fully-Remote Instruction

    I hope this letter arrives to find you and your loved ones healthy and safe. As we enter the fourth quarter and the home stretch of the school year, we continue to plan with health and safety as our top priority. To help us in our planning, we are once again reaching out to families to ask them to make a decision as to whether their student(s) will choose to remain fully remote for the fourth quarter or will attend school in person. The fourth quarter begins on April 15 and ends on June 25.

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  • Please Welcome Dr. Patricia Murray, RCSD Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment

    As many of you know, the District’s Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment, Sherri Goffman, is retiring at the end of the school year after five years of service to the District. Sherri first came to Rye as the Interim Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Assessment and Instruction in 2016. She has greatly expanded the District’s professional learning efforts and curriculum development and will be greatly missed, but we wish her all the very best as she heads off to enjoy retirement.

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  • RCSD March Superintendent's Bulletin

    Please read the March Superintendent's Bulletin. Enjoy the break!

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  • RHS Interim Announcement: 3/31/21

    I hope you are enjoying spring break and getting some much-needed downtime. I am writing to provide an update on our RHS Interim Principal search. I have recommended that the Board of Education appoint Dr. Martin Fizgerald as interim Principal of Rye High School, effective Monday, April 5.

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  • RCSD Community Update: 3/26/21

    This week, we welcomed back to full-time, in-person school our 9th and 10th graders. We are thrilled to have them back in the building. As many of you recall from pre-COVID days, dismissal time can be fairly wild with both RMS and RHS students flowing out of the buildings simultaneously. On Wednesday afternoon, things got a little hairier (pun intended) when a groundhog inserted himself into the process. I’m told that said groundhog lodged himself under a parent’s car on Parsons Street during dismissal and refused to budge. Fortunately, a member of the Rye Police Department was on hand for traffic control and was able to remove the groundhog. I am confident this will make it to the Police Blotter next week. Wednesday evening, Evans Anderson, a sixth grade student at RMS sent me a blow-by-blow account of ‘Groundhog Gate’ as he called it. Evans shared, “The adult told us to back up from the groundhog. Even more adults started arriving, turning into a full blown traffic jam.” The perfect combination for a little bit of chaos, a stubborn groundhog, lots of cars and several hundred middle school students!

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  • Rye High School Update: 3/25/21

    Dr. Derek Schuelein recently advised the District that he intends to resign his position as Principal of Rye High School at the end of the school year to pursue other professional opportunities.

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