Quarantine and Isolation Protocols

Members of the Rensselaer City School District Community: The district and the county have received multiple reports of students and families not following CDC guidelines on quarantine and isolation.  This type of reckless behavior can put the entire community at risk.  It is our duty to each other to take action to reduce exposure.  The […]

COVID-19 and Modified Football

Members of the Rensselaer City School District Community: The district has been notified of one staff member and two students that have tested positive for COVID-19.  The staff member and one of the students have not been in the building and did not pose any new risk of exposure.  The second student was last in […]

Elementary Pick-Up and Meal Service

Members of the Rensselaer City School District Community: We are getting incrementally more efficient at our elementary pick-up process.  Today, all buses were dismissed and students were delivered to parents by 3:18pm.  In an effort to further improve the process, we will adjust our parking just a bit to accommodate the need to use the […]

Football and Community Teamwork

Members of the Rensselaer City School District Community: Tonight we held our first varsity football game since 2018.  There was plenty of energy as everyone was excited to have a game to watch.  We lost, but our kids played with heart.  As they work to resurrect the Rensselaer football program, these players are learning lessons […]

First Day Excitement and Reminders

Members of the Rensselaer City School District Community: The new school year has begun!  There is nothing better than seeing classrooms full of engaged and excited students.  Thanks to all of the parents, teachers, aides, bus drivers, secretaries, maintenance workers, cleaners, and every other title for working together and making it such an enjoyable experience […]

Last Minute Answers to Questions

Members of the Rensselaer City School District Community: Tuesday is the first day of school, and we are all thrilled to see the kids! Most of the last minute questions have revolved around: 1) Schedule (Can be found in SchoolTool) 2) Transportation (VRES & JrSr High schedules are posted.  Individual stops can be found in […]

New Guidance from NYS

Members of the Rensselaer City School District Community: Yesterday, we received guidance that answered many questions about this year.  The New York State Department of Health finally issued interim guidance for classroom instruction this school year and a Commissioner’s Determination on COVID testing in schools.  The 12-page guidance document addresses the minimum expectations for instruction […]

New information about testing and mask mandates

Members of the Rensselaer City School District Community: There are still some questions about what, exactly, school will look like next week and beyond.  Unfortunately, we are still getting new information about testing and mask requirements on a weekly or daily basis.  What we know is that this team will do what it takes to […]

Updated Bus Runs, Student Data Privacy, and Volleyball

Members of the Rensselaer City School District Community: We have updated our Welcome Back page to include the latest JrSr and VRES bus run information.  Each child’s transportation information is also located in SchoolTool.  If there is any information that you need that is not yet listed in that page or located in SchoolTool, please […]

Back to School Information

Members of the Rensselaer City School District Community: With the first day of school around the corner, many people have questions.  Just like last year, we have put together a page on our website that hopefully answers most of those.  Please visit our Welcome Back page for information on supply lists, school times, drop offs, […]