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 […]

Welcome Back!

Members of the Rensselaer City School Community, Happy New Year!  We are excited to welcome back our Group 2 North students this week.  As a reference, parents can always find which group is scheduled for live instruction on the school calendar.  Each week has been scheduled through the rest of the year. With the increasing […]

COVID-19 Notification

December 30, 2020 Members of the Rensselaer City School District Community: Our school is informing parents and guardians that an elementary teacher has been diagnosed with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). This person was last on school premises on December 23rd.  All students identified as contacts have already been called this by our nurse with specific […]