RCS District Office
P.O. Box 100
15 Mountain Road
Ravena, NY 12143
(518) 756-5200

Robert K. Libby,


August 25, 2016

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Our Mission is to be an exemplary 21st–century learning community whose graduates are well prepared to excel in a complex, interconnected and changing world.

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Summer Notices:

  • Grade Six Orientation will be held 10-11:30 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 24 at the middle school

  • Grade 7/8 schedule pickup will be held noon-1 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 24 at the middle school

  • Grade Nine Orientation will be held at 6 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 25 in the high school gymnasium

The County Route 101 entrance to the middle/high school campus will be closed Wed., Aug. 24 between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. for maintenance.

2016-17 bus routes are posted

The 2016-17 school year bus routes for the four Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk schools are now posted on the Transportation page.
Students and families will see buses on the roads running their routes on Wed., Sept. 7 – this will be a practice run only designed to give families a better idea of what time the bus will arrive on the first day of school, Sept. 8. Buses will be stopping at each designated bus stop but will not be picking up or dropping off any students during this preliminary run.
Click for bus run schedules


NYS Department of Education releases the 2016 3-8 ELA and math assessment results

The results for the 2016 grades 3–8 English Language Arts (ELA) and mathematics assessments are out, released earlier this month by the New York State Department of Education (NYSED). Test marks for Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk show both growth in proficiency, as well as areas that need support. However, NYSED cautions the 2016 proficiency scores are not directly comparable to 2015 ratings, as changes were made to the exams and testing environment this year. [read more]

Download the 2016-17 RCS School Calendar

Please note that the dates included in the printed calendar are subject to change. download full calendar here [pdf]

Fall sports begin in August

Make sure to check the Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk athletics page for updates on the fall sports season, including starting dates for practices, tryout dates, medical clearance information and more.

RCS Renovations on schedule for student arrival in September

No one driving past any of the four schools in the Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk School District can miss evidence of the construction under way - whether it is the temporary chain-link fence ringing A.W. Becker, the orange caution tape surrounding areas of Pieter B. Coeymans or the large construction vehicles lumbering across the middle and high school campus.
The capital project renovations began last spring, continued into the summer and are on track to allow for the uninterrupted return of staff and students at the beginning of September. [read more]

Student vaccination requirements for the 2016-17 school year

New York state now requires students entering seventh and 12th grades to be vaccinated against meningococcal disease.
Does your child need to be vaccinated before the start of the 2016-17 school year to meet this requirement?
The answer depends on more than just your child’s age and grade level. When, or if, a child has previously been vaccinated for meningococcal disease will determine when shots will be necessary under the state’s new requirements that go into effect Sept. 1, 2016. [read more]
See all student vaccination requirements here.

Dates for fall sports medical clearance and sports physicals announced

To be medically cleared to play a sport, a student-athlete must have a current SPORTS PHYSICAL (within one calendar year of the season start date) and must submit a HEALTH UPDATE FORM to the high school nurse within 30 days of the season start date.
Fall sports medical clearance and sports physicals will be held on Thursday, August 11 from 12:30-3:00p.m., and Wednesday, August 17 from 1-3 p.m. in the high school gym.
Both days student-athletics can obtain medical clearance with the school nurses (Health Update Forms must be turned in at that time) and Sports Physicals and APP Physical Maturity Testing with the school doctor will also be available. More information

2016-17 student schedules and teacher assignments not yet finalized

District officials recently learned that 2016-17 draft schedules and teacher assignments have been viewable via the Parent Portal before being finalized by the district. This access is no longer available, and any schedule or assignment that was viewed prior to today should be disregarded. Click for schedule and assignment release dates

Latter and Reville re-elected as BOE president, vice-president

District Board of Education members voted unanimously July 12 to elect James Latter to his fourth term as board president and Edward “Teddy” Reville to a third term as vice president, during the board’s annual reorganization meeting. [read more]

2016-17 Elementary School supply lists are out

Supply lists for A.W. Becker and Pieter B. Coeymans are now available for the 2016-17 school year. See lists

Free and reduced-priced meals available for qualifying Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk families

RCS participates in the National School Lunch Program providing nutritious meals for students free or at a reduced price of 25 cents.
Free or reduced priced meals are provided daily based on household size and income. All information is kept strictly confidential.
To see whether your family qualifies for this program all you need to do is complete an application available at your child’s school or contact the RCS Food Service Department at 756-4508.
Only one application needs to be submitted per household. You will be notified within in 4-5 business days if you qualify for the program.
An application package is mailed home to all parents in late August. Parents are encouraged to submit the completed application to their child's school or district office BEFORE the start of school each year. 
Click for more information


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