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 […]

COVID-19 Update and Standardized Tests

Members of the Rensselaer City School District Community: Our district was informed today of two elementary students that tested positive for COVID-19 over break.  This represents no new risk or exposure in the building. We were also informed that Rensselaer Academy will pivot to remote instruction due to a case.  Our operations have been purposely […]

Welcome Back From Break!

Members of the Rensselaer City School District Community: It is our collective hope that everyone had a memorable and safe February break.  We are excited to welcome back group 2 students on Monday, Feb 22. As a reminder, students in grades 1 and 2 can now attend in person every week! We are no longer […]

Elementary Bus Routes Beginning 2/22/2021

Members of the Rensselaer City School District Community, We have adjusted the elementary bus routes to safely transport student while bringing in 1st, 2nd, and hopefully soon 3rd grade students on both weeks. Note that your stop should not have changed, but the bus picking you up may have.

Winter Sports

Members of the Rensselaer City School District Community: The New York State Department of Health announced last week that high-risk winter sports would be authorized to start practice and competition beginning February 1 if permitted by local health authorities. Rensselaer County has indicated support for this updated guidance publicly, but our neighboring counties have not […]

Support for a Tragic Loss

Dear RCSD School Community, We are deeply saddened by the loss of Alexis Dominowski, an 11th grade student that attended Rensselaer Jr./Sr. Highschool. She passed away on 1/26/21 from a brief illness (not COVID related). Alexis had been participating remotely in school this year and has two sisters (6th and 9th grade) that attend school […]

Read for Ronald McDonald House

Dear VR Parents and Families, Our school is once again participating in the Read for Ronald McDonald House Charities program (Read for RMHC)! The program supports Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Capital Region (RMHC-CR), an organization dedicated to supporting children and families, especially those struggling with childhood illnesses and injuries. They work to keep […]

Virtual Special Education Parent Session

You are invited to a Virtual Special Education Parent Session this evening at 5:30pm. The Session will provide parents with an opportunity to meet our new Director of PPS, Dr. Amy Prabhakaran, learn about what they can expect from the Special Education Department to support their child during virtual learning, and prepare for CSE meetings […]

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 […]