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
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
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
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.
Download the 2016-17 RCS School Calendar
note that the dates included in the printed calendar are subject to
download full calendar here [pdf]
Fall sports begin in August
Make sure to check the
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.
Student vaccination requirements for the 2016-17 school year
New York state now requires students
entering seventh and 12th grades to be vaccinated against
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,
See all student vaccination requirements here.
Dates for fall sports medical clearance and sports physicals
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.
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.
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.
Free and reduced-priced meals available for qualifying Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk
RCS participates in the National School Lunch Program
providing nutritious meals for students free or at a reduced price of 25
Free or reduced priced meals are provided daily based on household
size and income. All information is kept strictly confidential.
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.
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