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    Kwame Donko-Hanson | P.Kwame.Donko-Hanson@RCSDK12.ORG  
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    Students Report     9:00 a.m.
    Dismissal               3:30 p.m.

    Students Report    7:30 a.m.
    Dismissal               2:30 p.m.
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    World of Inquiry School No. 58

    We Are Crew, Not Passengers

    Expeditionary Learning | Intellectual Investigations | Active Citizens

    World of Inquiry School No. 58, the only K – 12 school in the RCSD, fosters culturally responsive learning experiences grounded in Expeditionary Learning practices. Expeditionary Learning promotes student agency by teaching youth to take responsibility for their own learning and become active citizens who advocate for equity in their school, community, and society.

    Students engage in a rigorous and well-rounded curriculum that integrates math, ELA, science, social studies, arts, music, and fitness within a learning expedition. They also participate in two grade-level learning expeditions, which are long-term intellectual investigations that connect learning to real-world experiences through interdisciplinary projects. Students also participate in two Outward-Bound excursions that challenge their mental and physical well-being.

    Educators strive to ensure instructional practices are culturally relevant by connecting students’ cultural references to academic skills and concepts through expeditions and case studies. Through these learning experiences, students build on the knowledge and cultural assets they already possess. They engage in critical reflection of their own lives and society, resulting in becoming engaged and ethical citizens who contribute to a better world. All stakeholders, including parents, are a vital part of the school community and crew.  

    Our annual Senior March is happening on Tuesday, December 20th. This very special tradition is an opportunity to celebrate our eldest Griffins as they march to City Hall to be greeted by Mayor Malik Evans and mail their letters of intent that share their plans for the future.




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    Welcome Families




    You may read the full Letter to Families here

    August 12, 2022

    Dear World of Inquiry Crew,

    I am excited to welcome you back to school for the 2022-2023 school year. It's amazing how fast the summer is flying by. I hope this letter finds you all healthy and well. We are excited and working diligently to welcome back our scholars. Our theme for this year is Recommit, Reboot, Reconnect. Our dedicated staff is excited about getting back to the core values of our school to provide an array of engaging and challenging learning experiences to all our students to put them in a confident position to be agents of positive change in our world. 

    Our staff understands the important relationship between success and failure in the ongoing process of improvement. As educators, we strive to model that truth. We will do our utmost to celebrate successes, while helping our scholars navigate the disappointment of failures through Empathy and Caring (support). “All learning is social/emotional.” No one can learn at their highest level if they do not feel safe, secure and respected. We will continue to work tirelessly to ensure that our students are learning at a high level because they are respected, challenged, supported and cared for. That is our commitment to students and families.

    We are looking forward to a productive partnership with you to ensure our children can achieve their highest potential. We recognize that in order to be successful in school, our children need support from both the home and school. We know a strong partnership with you will make a great difference in your child’s education. As partners, we share the responsibility for our children’s success and want you to know that we will do our very best to carry out our responsibilities. We ask that you guide and support your child’s learning by ensuring that he/she:

    1) Attends school daily and arrives on time in uniform, ready for the day’s learning experience

    2) Completes all homework assignments given by teachers

    3) Reads daily to develop a love for reading and to improve literacy skills

    4) Shares school experiences with you so that you are aware of his/her school life

    5) Informs you if he/she needs additional support in any area or subject

    6) Knows that you expect him/her to succeed in school and go on to college

    Please consider joining our School Base Planning Team (SBPT) or our Parent Teacher Crew (PTC) as our students can greatly benefit from your involvement and contributions to the school’s program and its operations.

    I have included a copy of the Crew Compact so that you and your child can review the crew commitments together. If you have any questions about the expectations, please feel free to contact me or to discuss them with your child’s teacher. It is very important that you and your child are fully informed regarding standards related to appropriate behavior for a safe and productive school year.

    The wonderful WOIS staff and I feel privileged to be a part of this school family. We thank you for your support and look forward to meeting you.

    Here few updates as we prepare to reopen school in September:

    School Uniform: Please refer to the school website at for information on:

    • uniform policy and links to the vendors 

    • school supply list

    Crew Compact: included in this mailing. We implore all crew members to review the crew compact to review your commitments.

    Health and Safety: All students must have completed all immunizations by September 21. Contact  your health provider today to inquire about your child’s immunization status. If your child does not have a health provider or insurance contact Monroe County Department of Health to schedule an appointment located at 111 Westfall Rd. you may call 585-753-5150

    School Hours:

    Grades K-6                                   Grades 7-12

    Students Report     9:00 a.m.     Students Report    7:30 a.m.

    Dismissal               3:30 p.m.      Dismissal               2:30 p.m.


    ·   Please be on the lookout for a letter from RCSD Transportation Department with your child’s transportation for the 2022-2023 the last week of August.

    ·   Elementary students and all students with special transportation will continue to ride yellow buses.

    ·   Secondary students will be returning to RTA. Please note that RTS adheres to the NYS COVID guidelines and thus ALL RTS bus riders MUST wear face covering in order to ride the bus.

    7th Grade Student Orientation: Monday, August 22, 2022 at 6:00 pm


    P. Kwame Donko-Hanson, Principal




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    Kwame Donko-Hanson, Principal

    Jennifer Johnson, Assistant Principal Gr. 11-12

                         Assistant Principal Gr. 9-10


    Jessica Flanders,  Assistant Principal Gr. 7-8

    Donna Enright, Athletic Director

    Jamie Bickom, Administrative Community Site Coordinator




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