Final Week of School in 2020

Members of the Rensselaer City School District Community: In the past couple of days, we have had students identified by the county as testing positive for COVID-19.  After further investigation, we can report that one of them is a student on remote instruction and the other child is not enrolled in RCSD.  There is no […]

COVID-19 Notification

Members of the Rensselaer City School District Community: WE HAVE RECEIVED UPDATED/CORRECTED CONTACT TRACING INFORMATION SINCE OUR LAST NOTIFICATION RESULTING IN FURTHER CONTACT TRACING AND A SHORTAGE OF AVAILABLE TEACHERS IN 9-12. Our school is informing parents and guardians that an 11th grade student in Rensselaer Junior Senior High School and a 6th grade student […]

COVID-19, SNOW DAYS, & HOLIDAY SPIRIT EVENTS

Members of the Rensselaer City School District Community: COVID-19 We have been informed of another positive case for an elementary student that has been on remote instruction.  There is no new risk or exposure related to this case. SNOW DAYS With a quick glance at the upcoming weather forecast, we can see a possible storm […]

COVID-19 Update

Members of the Rensselaer City School District Community: We were notified today of an elementary student on remote instruction that has tested positive for COVID-19.  This student has not been in the building and poses no new risk. UPDATE – A second elementary student was also identified.  This student is also on remote instruction and […]

Planning for December

Members of the Rensselaer City School District Community: Hopefully everyone had a relaxing and safe Thanksgiving break.  We hear that the parent teacher conferences were productive and feedback will help us reframe and improve instructional delivery in this new world of education.  See the message from Mr. Palmer about how we are working to provide […]

COVID-19 Notification

Members of the Rensselaer City School District Community: Our school has been informed by the Rensselaer County Department of Health that an 8th grade student has been diagnosed with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). This student has not been in the building for weeks.  There is no new exposure and no new risk in attending school […]

COVID-19 Notification

Members of the Rensselaer City School District Community: Our school has been informed by the Rensselaer County Department of Health that two students have been diagnosed with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). They are a 2nd grade student that has not been in the building since October 15 and a 9th grade student that has not […]

COVID-19 Notification

November 16, 2020 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 has not been on school premises since November 10th.  We are currently contact tracing the situation and all students identified as contacts […]

Enhanced Screening and Travel Planning

Members of the Rensselaer City School District Community: We all need to remain diligent together as a community if we want to keep school open as the COVID-19 infection rate continues to rise.   We are continuing the enhanced screening process and minimize risk related to COVID-19.  The most important improvement at this time is to […]