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 […]

Food deliveries on Wednesday are REINSTATED.

Members of the Rensselaer City School Community, We have some GREAT news to share with you.  In true Rensselaer fashion, some parents and staff members have volunteered to help distribute meals on Wednesday to make sure the kids of our city don’t miss out due to the quarantine.  This is a story of a community […]

Meal Deliveries Canceled

Members of the Rensselaer City School Community, We have been notified by the Rensselaer County Department of Health that a 10th grade student has been diagnosed with the COVID-19 virus.  This student is has been on remote instruction and has not been in the building.  This case poses no new risk or exposure. We have […]