COVID-19, Distancing, and End of Year Activity Update

Members of the Rensselaer City School District Community: We were notified today that a Van Rensselaer elementary student has been diagnosed with COVID-19.  This person was last in the building on Thursday.  All contact tracing has been completed and our elementary nurse has called each household that was affected. Our reopening team met on Friday […]

COVID-19 Update

Members of the Rensselaer City School District, We were notified late last night that a Jr/Sr high school student has been diagnosed with COVID-19.  We were able to confirm this case with the Rensselaer County Department of Health today.  This person was last in the building on Monday.  All contact tracing was proactively completed last […]

Returning from Spring Break

Members of the Rensselaer City School District Community: Hopefully everyone enjoyed the beautiful weather over break.  We are excited to welcome back Group 2 (North) on Monday, April 12. If your student will be in the building this week, please remember to fill out the weekly confirmation of daily screeners.  Many people were able to […]

Spring Break

Members of the Rensselaer City School District Community: Spring break is here!  There will be no instruction on Friday, 4/2 as our break will begin after school today.  We will welcome back Group 2 (North) on Monday, April 12.  It feels like it has been years since our last spring break.  Oh wait – it […]

Spring has Sprung

Members of the Rensselaer City School District Community: Our district has been informed of two remote students that tested positive for COVID-19.  These cases represent no new risk or exposure in the building.  Don’t forget that this is spirit week #2!  Show your spirit and join in on the fun! With spring here, it is […]

COVID-19 Update

Members of the Rensselaer City School District, We have been notified that a Jr/Sr high school student has been diagnosed with COVID-19.  This person was last in the building today.  All contact tracing has been completed.  Our nurse is currently contacting the parents of each student that had contact.  She will go over appropriate quarantine […]

COVID-19 Update

Members of the Rensselaer City School District, We have been notified that a staff member has been diagnosed with COVID-19.  This person was last in the building on Tuesday, 3/9.  All contact tracing has been completed.  Due to the nature of the position, several staff members have been identified as contacts and are in quarantine.  […]

COVID-19 Update and a Spirit-Filled Month of March

Members of the Rensselaer City School District Community: Our district was informed today of two students that tested positive for COVID-19 over the weekend.  Due to the timing of the cases, they were not subject to contact tracing in the building.  We appreciate our partnership with the local department of health as they keep us […]

Update to School Messenger

Members of the Rensselaer City School District Community, We have recently updated SchoolMessenger to allow us to send voice, email and SMS text messages to BOTH parents/guardians as well as to students (Grades 5 and up have email). You may also receive broadcasts via the app(recommended), which can be found at https://go.schoolmessenger.com/#/home To sign up, […]

COVID-19 update and Pick-Up/Drop-Off Tips

Members of the Rensselaer City School District Community: Our district was informed this weekend of two remote students that tested positive for COVID-19 over break.  These reported cases represent no new risk or exposure in the building.  We were also notified that a substitute teacher has tested positive.  No school-related exposure has been identified in […]