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    12/19/20 Update From Our Principal:


    Dear School 16 Families,


    Over the past few weeks, our office staff contacted all parents about their preferred choice of learning for their children through the remainder of the school year. Families chose to continue with the fully remote learning model or switch to the hybrid/in-person learning model with two days of in-person learning. Those families who did not respond with a selection or were undecided will remain remote and continue to receive four days of virtual learning. Wednesdays will continue to be an asynchronous/independent day of learning for all students.


    Today Superintendent Lesli Myers-Small Announced RCSD Reopening Plan:

    “Phase 2 for grades PreK - 6 will begin on Monday, February 8, 2021 for our general and special education students. These students will receive four days of instruction: two consecutive days will be hybrid/in-person and two days will be fully remote. Wednesdays will be completely asynchronous/independent learning. In most circumstances, students will keep their existing teachers.


    While our hybrid students attend class in-person, remote students will join using zoom for a part of the school day. Teachers will teach remote and in-person students at the same time using Seesaw and Google classrooms as our primary learning platforms. Hybrid/in-person learning will also include asynchronous/independent learning opportunities for all students. Teachers will utilize a variety of methods to ensure that our students are engaged and have access to high-quality experiences every day.


    In January, our families of students in Pre-K - 6 will receive a letter with their child’s school, teacher’s name, and information about the return to school for hybrid/in-person learning, as well as transportation.  Families will also receive the Back-to-School Guide that can be found online at Back-to-School Guide, as well as the Consent Form allowing the District to test students for COVID-19.”


    We're so excited to welcome students back to the building on February 8th

    Our School Hours:

    • PreK: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

    • Kindergarten-Grade 6: 9:00 am to 3:30 pm


    We are halfway through Quarter 2 of remote learning!

    Let's make a strong finish in the last five weeks by encouraging our students to focus on their learning and strive to do their best. The last day of the quarter is 1/31/21.


    Current Remote Learning Model for K-6:

    • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday- teachers and students work together online 9:00 am to 3:30 pm.

    • Wednesdays-students work independently and all teachers are available to students and families for 2 hours to help with learning. Please check with your child's teacher for the Wednesday Virtual Office Hours.


    Our School Attendance Goal is 100% attendance. Let's accomplish this together!

    • PreK students start online at 10:00 am with their teachers

    • Kindergarten-6 students start online at 9:00 am with their teachers.

      • K-6 teachers are required to take attendance by 9:15 am. Your child will not be marked “present” after 9:15 am. If your child arrives after 9:15 am, your child's attendance will change to Tardy-unexcused or excused, depending on the situation. This process takes time for teachers and office staff when a large number of students arrive late from over 20 classrooms.

      • The District sends out "robo-calls" mid-morning, if a student arrives after 9:45 am parents may receive a "robo-call" stating their child is absent. If your child is marked “absent” for a Specials class, parents will receive a “robo-call” at 7:00 pm about this absence. If you receive these calls, please contact our office staff at 235-1272 to verify your child's attendance. We appreciate you making every effort to help your child succeed in school by arriving on time at 9:00 am (K-6) or 10:00 am (PreK) and ready to learn.

    Upcoming Events:

    12/24-1/3/21: No School: Christmas Recess & New Year’s Day

    1/4/21: All students and staff return to learning

    1/18/21: No School: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

    1/31/21: Last day of Quarter 2

    2/8/21: District Reopening-Phase 2: hybrid/in-person learning begins


    Important Update on District Reopening Plan:

    To view video, click on photo below or this link:



    Have you moved or changed your telephone numbers recently?

    If so, please contact our office staff as soon as possible. Don’t miss important information sent out by the district and our school.


    Helpful RCSD Resources and Numbers:


    I wish all of our School 16 families a relaxing break along with health, peace and strength for the upcoming New Year. Thank for all you do each day in supporting your child’s academic and social emotional growth. Stay in touch with your School 16 family by following us on Twitter and Facebook at @rcsdsch16. Please reach out to us with any questions you may have. We are here for you every day: e-mail: or telephone: 585-235-1272. 


    All my best,

    Ms. Lisa Garrow, Principal



Parent Information

  • NEW Learning Resources

    We have created NEW online educational resources while schools are closed.

    RCSD Learns offers students learning opportunities by grade level. Please click here RCSD LearnsIf your child does not know their student ID or password, please call our support hotline at 585-262-8700.

    ROConnect offers online educational resources such as: BrainPOP, Destiny (many library resources & activities), Google Classroom Student's teacher may have assignments set up here), MyON (books to read), Raz-Kids (books to read), Quaver Music, World Book and Zearn Math (lessons assigned by teacher). Use Google Chrome when accessing ROConnect. Please click here ROConnectStudents, be sure to go to "Sign in with Google". 

    Important Information

    Families, do you need help accessing RCSD services provided by Student Placement, Transportation, or Special Education?

    Please contact At Your Service by telephone 324-SERV (7378) or e-mail by clicking here: atyourservice@rcsdk12.orgWe’ll respond within 24 hours to help. We want to ensure our families have the best access to services provided within the District. Thank you.

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