Freshman Orientation

This is a recording of our 9th grade orientation. The information shared will be helpful for any 9th grader that missed the orientation or for any other student that may have questions about the upcoming school year. I have also included the document on remote learning that was referred to in the orientation. You will be receiving information from your teachers about google […]

Bus Routes

The bus routes are available.  We will be uploading the specific stop information into SchoolTool on Friday, 9/4 so that new students know where to go.  Returning students should be at the same stop as last year. South Side Jr. Sr. – These runs will begin on Tuesday, 9/8 South Side Elem – These runs […]

Board of Education Special Meeting

Members of the Rensselaer City School District Community, There will be a special meeting of the Board of Education this evening at 6:30 p.m. to complete last minute staffing adjustments to begin the year, The agenda is posted on the website.  There will be no presentations and no live stream.  The brief meeting will be […]

Latest information on the start of school

Members of the Rensselaer City School District Community: We are getting closer to opening day!  We are hearing the excitement from many teachers that miss the kids, and we can’t wait to bring this empty building back to life, even if it is a little different than we are used to.   We still have a […]

Van Rensselaer Elementary School Expectations and Virtual Tour

Mr. Palmer has recorded a series of videos to help our students feel welcome and comfortable as they come back to school on September 8th.  We know that traditional orientation isn’t an option this year, so he went digital!  Time to pop some popcorn and spend some time with your Elementary Principal. Student expectations and […]

Student Passwords

We have been working on a way to put student passwords into SchoolTool and we got it working this morning. It’s only done for Grades 4-6 so far. These were the students having the most difficulty. Grade 4 used Clever badges last year  and Grades 5 and 6 has a lot of students that can’t […]

Chromebook Handout Information

The Chromebook Handout days will be as follows: Monday, August 24 12-3pm Tuesday, August 25  3-6pm Wednesday, August 26  9am-12pm Monday, August 31 3-6pm Friday, September 4th 12-3pm Steps required to pick up your students Chromebook (Grades 5-12) Watch the video embedded in the Grade 5-12 Chromebook form, complete the form and certify that you […]