Members of the Rensselaer City School District Community,
We are now in the second half of the 2022-23 school year. So far, we have been lucky with unseasonably warm winter weather. This morning, Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow and predicted 6 more weeks of winter. I’m not sure if this will mean 6 more weeks of our mild winter so far, or if it will be colder. We do know that tomorrow will be our coldest day so far. Overnight Friday will dip below zero and feel much colder with the wind chill. These temperatures are not new to us, but we haven’t seen them since last year.
This is a good time for a reminder about weather appropriate clothing. Being prepared is a skill that we all work to model and teach our students. Please review with them how to stay warm.
Additionally, our bus drivers are instructed to pick up any students that they see walking in the morning and put them on the warm bus. There is no need to spend more time in this cold than necessary.
As always, we appreciate the community partnership in education and safety. The dedication to ensure that all students get to school on time and in a safe manner will teach our future generation commitment, dedication, and reliability. Thanks to everyone working together on this.
Our school has also been asked to have parents fill out a Digital Resources Questionnaire in an effort for the state to make decisions on policy and funding. If you can, please log into SchoolTool and fill this form out. We always appreciate your help.