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RCSD Community Update: 6/25/21

Dear RCSD Community,

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. 

Thank you to the community for being flexible and adaptable through the challenges of remote learning, hybrid learning, quarantine after quarantine, face shields, social distancing, desk shields, health assessment forms, and significant changes to almost every aspect of school life this year.  

While most of us are not yet thinking about the return to school in September, I am optimistic that given the positive trends in declining COVID-19 rates, that we will have a typical return to school. The District is preparing for a full-time, in-person program for the fall for all students, K-12. While there certainly are some positive takeaways from this school year that will remain in place for the fall, there is simply no replacement for full-time in-person school.                

Author Gregory S. Williams said, “On the other side of a storm is the strength that comes from having navigated through it. Raise your sail and begin.”

Congratulations, all, on having weathered the storm that was the 2020-2021 school year.

Sail on!


Eric Byrne, Ed.D.

Superintendent of Schools