Planning for December

Members of the Rensselaer City School District Community: Hopefully everyone had a relaxing and safe Thanksgiving break.  We hear that the parent teacher conferences were productive and feedback will help us reframe and improve instructional delivery in this new world of education.  See the message from Mr. Palmer about how we are working to provide […]

COVID-19 Notification

Members of the Rensselaer City School District Community: Our school has been informed by the Rensselaer County Department of Health that an 8th grade student has been diagnosed with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). This student has not been in the building for weeks.  There is no new exposure and no new risk in attending school […]

COVID-19 Notification

Members of the Rensselaer City School District Community: Our school has been informed by the Rensselaer County Department of Health that two students have been diagnosed with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). They are a 2nd grade student that has not been in the building since October 15 and a 9th grade student that has not […]

Update and Happy Thanksgiving!

Members of the Rensselaer City School District Community: As we see the infection rate continue to rise in the region, we encourage everyone to be safe by limiting exposure, wearing masks, and washing hands.  Please see a detailed regional message that our neighboring schools are sharing concerning the current COVID-19 status.  For those of you […]

Concerns-U Christmas Baskets

Concerns-U is organizing Christmas baskets for families in the city.  Sign up ends at the end of November.  If you would like help with your family holiday wish list, the sign-up information is below: Assistance Form Assistance Form (Page 2)  

COVID-19 Notification

November 16, 2020 Members of the Rensselaer City School District Community: Our school is informing parents and guardians that an 8th grade student has been diagnosed with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). This person has not been on school premises since November 10th.  We are currently contact tracing the situation and all students identified as contacts […]

Enhanced Screening and Travel Planning

Members of the Rensselaer City School District Community: We all need to remain diligent together as a community if we want to keep school open as the COVID-19 infection rate continues to rise.   We are continuing the enhanced screening process and minimize risk related to COVID-19.  The most important improvement at this time is to […]

COVID-19 Notification

November 9, 2020 Members of the Rensselaer City School District Community: Our school is informing parents and guardians that a student in our Rensselaer Jr/Sr High School has been diagnosed with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). This person has not been on school premises since October 29th.  This situation has not created an exposure in the […]

Important Information – End of First Quarter

Members of the Rensselaer City School District Community: Once again, we would like to compliment our students and parents for handling our pivot to remote learning in grades 9-12 with grace and poise.  The collaboration and understanding is always heartwarming. As local data is watched carefully,  the COVID-19 infection rate seems to be rising a […]

COVID-19 Case

November 4, 2020 Dear Parents/Guardians: Our school is informing parents and guardians that a student in Rensselaer Junior Senior High School has been diagnosed with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). This person was on school premises the week of October 26, 2020 and did have direct exposure with classmates and teachers.  Each of the students and […]