The Department of Health, Physical Education and Athletics serves to coordinate and oversee educational/athletic funding to schools for the modified and interscholastic sports programs for middle and senior high school students throughout the District. It also supports school programs and initiatives, (e.g. curriculum development, equipment purchases, uniforms, transportation, security, technology, etc.) The athletic department remains fiscally responsible by combining teams where necessary, while providing adequate opportunities for participation. The department also works with Section V, keeping them abreast of our sports, the impact on sectional classifications and numbers of new teams that impact Section and State competitions. The Rochester City School District continues in its efforts to improve the character, sportsmanship and academics of our student athletes through many initiatives that affect our spectators, student/athletes and coaches. The climate of our schools is highly impacted by the support the District provides for our students and the success they experience through sports. Currently, our athletic program consists of 16 schools, 110 modified teams and 210 interscholastic sports teams with over 2,300 student/athlete participants.
The department ensures compliance with all state and federal regulations. It also monitors program effectiveness and accountability through various data collection (e.g. Fitness Gram, BMI (Body Max Index), GPA’s, SHI (School Health Index), and Study Hall etc...) The department serves all RCSD stakeholders in providing services in the area of Health, Physical Education and Athletics, from individual school buildings to district-wide offices, from parent engagement to district operations, instructional supports within schools and across district.Directory of Coordinators of Health, Physical Education and Athletics
David Boundy - firstname.lastname@example.org
Donna Enright - email@example.com
Joe LaPietra - firstname.lastname@example.org
Grow-out schools (K-8 & 7-8)
Dave Michelson - email@example.com
Grow-out schools (K-8 & 7-8)
Brendon O'Toole - firstname.lastname@example.org
Wilson Commencement & Early College
Eric Robinson - email@example.com
Richard Roche - firstname.lastname@example.org
School of the Arts
Robert Thomas - email@example.com
NE @ Charlotte Campus & NW @ Douglass Campus
Chris Golamb - firstname.lastname@example.org
Matt McCormick -Matthew.McCormick@RCSDK12.ORG
Hello Parents of Students in Grades 7 through 12,
Athletes can register to participate and learn more about which sports are available to you by visiting www.rcsdk12.org/familyID. Students must have an updated physical exam within the last year! Registration opens 30 days prior to the season start date. If a student needs an updated physical exam, please speak with your school athletic coordinator for details. We truly look forward to your participation in our athletic programs!2023-2024 High School & Modified Sports Start Dates
August 21, 2023
August 19, 2023 Football only
Registration Begins July 22, 2023
November 13, 2023
Registration Begins October 13, 2023
March 11, 2024
Registration Begins April 11 2024
September 6, 2023
August 31, 2023 Football only
Registration Begins August 7, 2023
October 30, 2023 (Mod I)
Registration Begins September 30, 2023
January 2, 2024 (Mod II)
Registration Begins December 3 2023
March 25, 2024
Registration Begins April 25, 20232022-2023 Athletic Information
Requalification forms required for Sports Participation before every seasonAthletic Eligibility Requirement and FormsAPP Athletic Placement ProcessTransfer and Extension of Eligibility Rules and FormsAthletes must be athletically certified and have a current updated physical.
Athletic TrainersListed below is a brief bio for each Athletic Trainer.
David Di Pasquale, ATC
I was born and raised in Rochester New York. I live in the city of Rochester in the Highland Park Neighborhood with my wife, Susan. I have three children, Christine, Stacy and Joseph. I graduated from East High School and attended Monroe Community College where I received my Associates Degree in Physical Studies, and a Certification in Coaching Theories. I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education and a minor in Athletic Training from SUNY College at Brockport, and studied for my Master’s Degree online at the United States Sports Academy in Athletic Training. I was a substitute teacher in Physical Education and coached soccer in the Penfield school district. I held the position of Assistant Athletic Trainer at Monroe Community College, the Rochester Rhinos Soccer Club, as well as the Rochester Rattlers Lacrosse team. I was Head Athletic Trainer for the Rochester Rhinos Soccer Club. The Rochester Razorsharks Basketball team, and the Rochester Lancer’s Soccer Club. In my spare time, I enjoy doing custom upholstery on auto interiors, and spending time with my family. I have been a Buffalo Bills season ticket holder for many years.Lisa Burns
Mrs. Burns began her athletic training career at SUNY Brockport. While working on her undergraduate degree in physical education and health, she was also a member of the SUNY Brockport Swimming and Diving team. Lisa remained at Brockport to complete her master’s degree in health education. Since graduating from Brockport, Mrs. Burns has worked as an athletic trainer and fitness coordinator for LeRoy Physical Therapy and Village Fitness. In her spare time she enjoys swimming, running, and hiking. Mrs. Burns is very excited to be working with the students and staff members of the Rochester City School District.
Ms Goff was born and raised in Rochester, NY. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training from Charleston, WV in 2006. Chevonne continued her education at California University at Pennsylvania where she received her Master’s degree in 2007. Chevonne has been a Certified Athletic Trainer for 9 years. She began her career at Legacy high school in Las Vegas, NV where she remained until she decided to relocate back to New York. She accepted a position at Cicero North Syracuse high school in Cicero, NY where she remained for 4 years. Currently, Chevonne is an Athletic Trainer in her beloved hometown of Rochester, NY where she is employed by Rochester City School District.
Ms. Carney is a certified athletic trainer for the Rochester City School District. She received her Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training at Ithaca College in May of 2014. During her four years at Ithaca College, Jamie pursued research with regards to body image in female athletes, as well as patellofemoral pain syndrome and spiral metacarpal fractures. Her passion for athletics has ranged from participating on the women's varsity soccer team at Ithaca College to supervising a "Fun Fitness" camp for children at University of Rochester. Growing up in West Irondequoit, she was excited to come home and accept a job offer from RCSD doing what she absolutely loves.
Welcome to the Rochester City School District's Athletic Web Page. The purpose of this page is to foster and improve communication between all stakeholders of our athletic program. I hope you find this website useful.
It is the belief of the Rocheter City School District that athletes will grow mentally, physically, and socially through their involvement in sport. Hopefully, this growth will result in a healthy lifestyle, which will be prevalent throughout their lives.
As the Executive Director of Health, Physical Education and Athletics, I thank you for your support.If you are unable to find the information that you are looking for, please contact us by phone or email.
Executive Director of Health, Physical Education and Athletics
Office Phone: 585-262-8281
Secretary to Executive Director of Health, Physical Education and Athletics
Office Phone: 585-262-8205Links