Partnership in Safety and upcoming Spring Break

Members of the Rensselaer City School District Community: Thanks to everyone that came and participated in our input session and Board of Education meeting last Thursday.  It was a great conversation about our community partnership in safety.  Our Board also approved a budget to present to the public in May.  We will have plenty of […]

Safety Update

Members of the Rensselaer City School District Community: Thanks to everyone that came out and supported our drama club this weekend.  The students put on a great rendition of “Freaky Friday”.  Seeing their passion and joy during and after the performance is always heartwarming. This event was a true sign of normalcy.  After the events […]

Partnership in Safety

Members of the Rensselaer City School District Community: We experienced a situation today that I have not seen before.  One of our students let two students from another school into the building so that they could fight two of our students.  We work hard to keep the building locked and safe for the school day, […]

Sign Up for Notifications

Members of the Rensselaer City School District Community: Hopefully, most people were able to take advantage of our unplanned extended weekend.  It looks like we will have most of our drivers back to start the week normally.  Hopefully we won’t find ourselves in that position again anytime soon.   There was some feedback about some people […]

Remote Instruction for 6-12 on Friday

Members of the Rensselaer City School District Community: We have experienced a shortage of drivers this week.  We apologize for the resulting inconveniences and thank you for your patience and understanding.  On Friday, 3/25, Grades 6-12 will pivot to remote learning due to an extreme the lack of drivers.  Our few remaining drivers have pieced […]

Improved Communications, New Monitoring Tool, and Letter of Advocacy

Members of the Rensselaer City School District Community: We have several new resources and announcements for the community today: SchoolMessenger Community access We are excited to announce that community members may now sign up for our SchoolMessenger broadcasts. You can choose which broadcasts to receive, such as Elementary School, Jr Sr High School, Budget, Community […]

Changes in masking as of March 2nd

Members of the Rensselaer City School District Community: At a press conference this afternoon, Governor Kathy Hochul announced the end of the mask mandate in schools, effective Wednesday, March 2. She cited improving metrics for making this decision, including a decrease in COVID cases and hospitalizations, as well as new guidance from the CDC. This […]

Steps Toward Normalcy

Members of the Rensselaer City School District Community: Our February break is fast approaching.  We see some warmer weather predicted in the next two weeks.  Hopefully this means a return to some enjoyable outside activities. We have good news related to being outside.  The district has been advised that we no longer need masks outside.  […]

Happy Groundhog Day!

Members of the Rensselaer City School District Community: Happy Groundhog Day!  Apparently Punxsutawney Phil has predicted six more weeks of winter.  Those of us ready for warmer weather can still keep hope knowing that he only has a track record of being correct 50% of the time.  Keep your fingers crossed.  As many of us […]

Mask Questions

Members of the Rensselaer City School District Community: Due to a court decision in Nassau County last night, there have been many questions about mask requirements today.  The school had plenty of conflicting direction concerning this matter today, but we successfully kept the distraction out of the classrooms and stayed focused on instructing and supporting […]