Vaccination Availability

Members of the Rensselaer City School District Community: Vaccinations: New York State has announced that all children ages 12-15 are eligible to receive the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine.  Parents who would like their children to receive the COVID-19 vaccine should contact their pediatrician or visit the following website to view and schedule appointments: https://am-i-eligible.covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov. You can […]

More Budget Information

Members of the Rensselaer City School District Community: I have a couple of quick announcements to share with you. Budget Vote: If you missed our annual budget hearing and still have questions, we will be holding another information session at the Volunteer Ambulance Hall on Wednesday at 7 p.m. The budget newsletter is, in the […]

Budget Hearing, Mental Health Week, and Vaccinations

Members of the Rensselaer City School District Community: I have a few important announcements to share with you. Budget Vote: Our annual budget hearing will be held on Thursday, May 6 at 6 p.m. outside of the High School office and will also be live streamed.  Meghan Heimroth and I will present the budget information, […]

Online Catfishing and Student Safety

The State Police have issued a serious warning about an uptick in catfishing schemes targeting teens.  Online predators target teens, gain their trust, convince the teens to send them compromising pictures and then threaten to expose them unless the teen pays them off. In one such instance, 15-year-old Riley Basford of Potsdam was lured into […]

Budget, End of Year, Bringing Students Back, and COVID-19

Members of the Rensselaer City School District Community: I have a few important announcements to share with you. Budget Vote: On April 20, our Board of Education adopted a budget for public vote with a proposed 8.8% tax increase.    The vote will take place on Tuesday, May 18 from noon to 9 p.m. in the […]

COVID-19 Update

Members of the Rensselaer City School District, We have been notified that a Jr/Sr high school student has been diagnosed with COVID-19.  This is a remote student so this case represents no new exposure or risk in the building. We have been notified that a VRES student has been diagnosed with COVID-19.  This person was […]

COVID-19, Distancing, and Budget

Members of the Rensselaer City School District Community: I have a few important announcements to share with you. COVID-19 notification: We have been notified that a remote Jr/Sr High School student has been diagnosed with COVID-19.  This person has not been in the building and poses no new risk or exposure in the building.   […]

COVID-19, Distancing, and End of Year Activity Update

Members of the Rensselaer City School District Community: We were notified today that a Van Rensselaer elementary student has been diagnosed with COVID-19.  This person was last in the building on Thursday.  All contact tracing has been completed and our elementary nurse has called each household that was affected. Our reopening team met on Friday […]

COVID-19 Update

Members of the Rensselaer City School District, We were notified late last night that a Jr/Sr high school student has been diagnosed with COVID-19.  We were able to confirm this case with the Rensselaer County Department of Health today.  This person was last in the building on Monday.  All contact tracing was proactively completed last […]