Football and Community Teamwork

Members of the Rensselaer City School District Community: Tonight we held our first varsity football game since 2018.  There was plenty of energy as everyone was excited to have a game to watch.  We lost, but our kids played with heart.  As they work to resurrect the Rensselaer football program, these players are learning lessons […]

First Day Excitement and Reminders

Members of the Rensselaer City School District Community: The new school year has begun!  There is nothing better than seeing classrooms full of engaged and excited students.  Thanks to all of the parents, teachers, aides, bus drivers, secretaries, maintenance workers, cleaners, and every other title for working together and making it such an enjoyable experience […]

Last Minute Answers to Questions

Members of the Rensselaer City School District Community: Tuesday is the first day of school, and we are all thrilled to see the kids! Most of the last minute questions have revolved around: 1) Schedule (Can be found in SchoolTool) 2) Transportation (VRES & JrSr High schedules are posted.  Individual stops can be found in […]

New Guidance from NYS

Members of the Rensselaer City School District Community: Yesterday, we received guidance that answered many questions about this year.  The New York State Department of Health finally issued interim guidance for classroom instruction this school year and a Commissioner’s Determination on COVID testing in schools.  The 12-page guidance document addresses the minimum expectations for instruction […]

New information about testing and mask mandates

Members of the Rensselaer City School District Community: There are still some questions about what, exactly, school will look like next week and beyond.  Unfortunately, we are still getting new information about testing and mask requirements on a weekly or daily basis.  What we know is that this team will do what it takes to […]

Updated Bus Runs, Student Data Privacy, and Volleyball

Members of the Rensselaer City School District Community: We have updated our Welcome Back page to include the latest JrSr and VRES bus run information.  Each child’s transportation information is also located in SchoolTool.  If there is any information that you need that is not yet listed in that page or located in SchoolTool, please […]

Back to School Information

Members of the Rensselaer City School District Community: With the first day of school around the corner, many people have questions.  Just like last year, we have put together a page on our website that hopefully answers most of those.  Please visit our Welcome Back page for information on supply lists, school times, drop offs, […]

Welcoming ALL students back to in-person learning for 2021-22

Members of the Rensselaer City School District Community: You may have seen some other schools releasing reopening plans for this year.  We are excited to be planning for a full return to in-person school for all students this year.  Creativity and collaboration are critical as our administrative team continues working with our reopening team to […]

Registration Reminder & Other Announcements

Members of the Rensselaer City School District Community: *We still have some unreturned Chromebooks, iPads, and hotspots from last school year.  Please return any devices that you may have to the JrSr High office M-F between 8am and 2pm as soon as possible.  Invoices for missing devices will be sent shortly.  Mr. Palmer would like […]

Summer is Here!

Members of the Rensselaer City School District Community: *We still have some unreturned Chromebooks, iPads, and hotspots from last school year.  Please return any devices that you may have to the JrSr High office M-F between 8am and 2pm as soon as possible.  We are excited to welcome back a record number of students for […]