Updated bus runs for the week of 10/13

Members of the Rensselaer City School District Community: Hopefully everyone has a nice and relaxing long weekend planned.  As we return on Tuesday, we will be in the second week of “Phase 2” of our reopening plan.  We have some updated bus schedules to share.  Most students have no changes, but some had to be […]

Appreciation and Gratitude

Members of the Rensselaer City School District Community: We want to express our appreciation for the student, parent, and community support this morning.  Today was a stressful day for many of us due to COVID-19.  Parents were very understanding and cooperative in swiftly picking up students that were identified as contacts.  Everyone clearly wanted to […]

COVID-19 Notification

October 6, 2020 Members of the Rensselaer City School District Community: Our school is informing parents and guardians that a student in Van Rensselaer Elementary School has been diagnosed with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). This person was on school premises on 10/5/2020 & 10/6/2020 and did have direct exposure with classmates and teachers that were […]

Students without Chromebooks

5-12 Any student in Grades 5-12 who still has not picked up their Chromebook should either:   1.) Bring in the signed paperwork (last 2 pages of the Laptop Handbook) and insurance money ($15/student) and turn it in to the IT Dept in the morning. We will deliver chromebooks to classrooms in the afternoon. They must […]

Athletic Contest Procedures

The first few weeks of school have flown by. We are excited to have sporting events and competitions starting next week. This message is to remind everyone that with sports starting next week there are some new rules that we must follow. There will only be 2 spectators allowed per student athlete at all contests. This […]

New Bus Run Information

Members of the Rensselaer City School District Community: We are excited to be able to provide the updated busing information for VRES and our JSHS to support phase 2 of our reopening plan beginning Monday, 10/5.  This will allow us to bring first graders and certain at-risk students throughout the district in for both weeks […]

Phase 2 of Reopening

Members of the Rensselaer City School District Community, It has been wonderful having our students back in school for these past three weeks!  All of the processes that our reopening team designed seem to be working.  Thanks to all of the parents, students, and staff members that have managed all of this change with collaboration […]

Message from Mr. Kardash

Members of the Rensselaer City School District Community: Rensselaer County informed us today that we have a student that tested positive for COVID-19.  This student had previously elected for fully remote instruction, therefore, has no contact with other students on school property.  All contact tracing procedures were followed by the county. As we all work […]

Meal Pickup for Remote Instruction

Members of the Rensselaer City School Community: Beginning on 9/10/20, we will have meal pick-ups on Fridays at the following locations and times: Rensselaer City School Building (by loading dock) from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm Salsbury Place Restaurant, 1204 Washington Ave from 10:00 am to 11:30 am The Mansions at Technology Park (rental Office) […]

Last Minute Reminders

Members of the Rensselaer City School District Community, We are here!  School is opening on Tuesday!  We can’t wait to see these kids. There are still many questions coming in, so here are some quick reminders: Due to COVID-19 social distancing requirements, we are in a hybrid model.  Students have been designated to group 1 […]