Message from Mr. Kardash

Members of the Rensselaer City School District Community: Rensselaer County informed us today that we have a student that tested positive for COVID-19.  This student had previously elected for fully remote instruction, therefore, has no contact with other students on school property.  All contact tracing procedures were followed by the county. As we all work […]

Meal Pickup for Remote Instruction

Members of the Rensselaer City School Community: Beginning on 9/10/20, we will have meal pick-ups on Fridays at the following locations and times: Rensselaer City School Building (by loading dock) from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm Salsbury Place Restaurant, 1204 Washington Ave from 10:00 am to 11:30 am The Mansions at Technology Park (rental Office) […]

Last Minute Reminders

Members of the Rensselaer City School District Community, We are here!  School is opening on Tuesday!  We can’t wait to see these kids. There are still many questions coming in, so here are some quick reminders: Due to COVID-19 social distancing requirements, we are in a hybrid model.  Students have been designated to group 1 […]

Freshman Orientation

This is a recording of our 9th grade orientation. The information shared will be helpful for any 9th grader that missed the orientation or for any other student that may have questions about the upcoming school year. I have also included the document on remote learning that was referred to in the orientation. You will be receiving information from your teachers about google […]

Bus Routes

The bus routes are available.  We will be uploading the specific stop information into SchoolTool on Friday, 9/4 so that new students know where to go.  Returning students should be at the same stop as last year. South Side Jr. Sr. – These runs will begin on Tuesday, 9/8 South Side Elem – These runs […]

Board of Education Special Meeting

Members of the Rensselaer City School District Community, There will be a special meeting of the Board of Education this evening at 6:30 p.m. to complete last minute staffing adjustments to begin the year, The agenda is posted on the website.  There will be no presentations and no live stream.  The brief meeting will be […]

Latest information on the start of school

Members of the Rensselaer City School District Community: We are getting closer to opening day!  We are hearing the excitement from many teachers that miss the kids, and we can’t wait to bring this empty building back to life, even if it is a little different than we are used to.   We still have a […]

Van Rensselaer Elementary School Expectations and Virtual Tour

Mr. Palmer has recorded a series of videos to help our students feel welcome and comfortable as they come back to school on September 8th.  We know that traditional orientation isn’t an option this year, so he went digital!  Time to pop some popcorn and spend some time with your Elementary Principal. Student expectations and […]

Reopening Plan Quick Reference

There is an overwhelming amount of information available to understand the district opening plan.  This quick reference is to help organize it for our community: Full Plan Testing Contact Tracing Remote Instruction Summary Presentation FAQs NYS Department of Health Rensselaer County Department of Health Center for Disease Control