Snow, Sports, and Feedback

Members of the Rensselaer City School District Community: We made it to the last week in January before our first legitimate snow storm of 2021!  Since we are not sure how the roads will look in the morning yet, we ask that families with students in the building this week check the local news media […]

COVID-19 Notification

Members of the Rensselaer City School District Community: Our school is informing parents and guardians that a student at Van Rensselaer Elementary school has been diagnosed with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). This person was last in school on Thursday,  1/14.  This case represents no new exposure or risk within the building. We continue to work […]

Upcoming Week

Members of the Rensselaer City School District Community: Our school is informing parents and guardians that a staff member has been diagnosed with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). This case poses no new risk or exposure to students. We look forward to welcoming Group 1, grades Pre K – 12, back to school on Monday.  As […]

COVID-19 Update and Planning for Phase 3

Members of the Rensselaer City School District Community: We have been watching the regional and county “7 day average” infection rate closely since the beginning of the month.  The rate seemed to have peaked over a week ago and has steadily decreased since then. We continue to see a few cases in the district, but most […]

COVID-19 Notification

Members of the Rensselaer City School District Community: Our school is informing parents and guardians that a high school student has been diagnosed with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). This person was last in school on Wednesday, 1/13.  All students and staff identified as contacts are being called directly with specific quarantine instructions. This quarantine, in […]

COVID-19 Notification

Members of the Rensselaer City School District Community: Our school is informing parents and guardians that a teacher has been diagnosed with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). This person was last in school on Monday,  1/11.  All students and staff identified as contacts have been called with specific quarantine instructions. We continue to work closely with […]

COVID-19 Notification

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 was last in school on Thursday,  1/7.  All students identified as contacts are being called by our nurses with specific quarantine instructions. We also have […]

Taking Precautions

Members of the Rensselaer City School Community, We thought that the COVID-19 infection numbers were trending downward compared to last week, but the county reported a record number yesterday.  The district was also notified about another remote student that tested positive.  This case poses no new risk or exposure.  The district remains focused on what […]

Testing, Consent, and Safety

Members of the Rensselaer City School District Community: Our school is informing parents and guardians that two staff members have been diagnosed with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Both have not been on school premises since December so the cases pose no new risk or exposure.  We have been working on our testing plan in coordination […]

Parental Consent for Rapid Antigen Testing

Members of the Rensselaer City School Community, Our district has been notified of a Van Rensselaer Elementary student that tested positive for COVID-19.  The student has not been in the building and the case represents no new exposure or risk. Governor Cuomo stated yesterday that schools will soon be required to perform COVID-19 testing. Our […]