Steps Toward Normalcy

Members of the Rensselaer City School District Community: Our February break is fast approaching.  We see some warmer weather predicted in the next two weeks.  Hopefully this means a return to some enjoyable outside activities. We have good news related to being outside.  The district has been advised that we no longer need masks outside.  […]

Happy Groundhog Day!

Members of the Rensselaer City School District Community: Happy Groundhog Day!  Apparently Punxsutawney Phil has predicted six more weeks of winter.  Those of us ready for warmer weather can still keep hope knowing that he only has a track record of being correct 50% of the time.  Keep your fingers crossed.  As many of us […]

Mask Questions

Members of the Rensselaer City School District Community: Due to a court decision in Nassau County last night, there have been many questions about mask requirements today.  The school had plenty of conflicting direction concerning this matter today, but we successfully kept the distraction out of the classrooms and stayed focused on instructing and supporting […]

Internet Subsidies, Free Tests, & COVID-19 Update

Members of the Rensselaer City School District Community: We hope that everyone takes the time to take advantage of the federal Affordable Connectivity Program to help pay for your broadband services.  Every household with a student in our district is eligible for $30 per month toward Internet service.  That is $360 per year! There is […]

Remote Instruction on Friday

Members of the Rensselaer City School District Community: We are struggling with a shortage of drivers again on Friday.  Unfortunately, grades 6-12 will need to move to remote instruction for our early release day.  Mr. Pitaniello has shared the schedule that students will need to follow from home.  We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience.  We […]

Early Dismissal

Members of the Rensselaer City School District Community: Don’t forget that we have an early dismissal on Friday, 1/14 to allow for staff development.  PK and 6-12 will dismiss at 11:45 and K-5 will dismiss at 12:30.  There is no school on Monday, 1/17 as we observe Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.  Enjoy the early […]

Preparing for COLD Weather

Members of the Rensselaer City School District Community: If you have not seen the weather forecast for Tuesday yet, it will be COLD.   The temperature will be just above zero with a wind chill of around -10 degrees.  While this doesn’t fall into a frostbite danger zone, we can all agree that these temperatures […]

Updated Isolation & Quarantine Guidance

Members of the Rensselaer City School District Community: Beginning this week, our school in coordination with the Rensselaer County DOH will implement and honor the new NYS guidance based on CDC recommendations regarding isolation and quarantining.  Our nurse has reached out to each student & staff member that is in isolation or quarantine to verify […]