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Family and Community Engagement Forum

  • Please join us for the RCSD Annual Family and Community Engagement Forum on November 4, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., at East High School, 1801 East Main Street. This year’s event has a lot to offer, including free giveaways, lunch with the Board Commissioners, and activities for the whole family. 

    This forum is an opportunity to discuss important topics currently impacting the District and our community.  District staff will be on-hand to provide information about RCSD services and programs and scheduled break-out room sessions will hold discussions on topics like school reconfiguration, board governance, social-emotional learning, school safety, academic achievement, and special education. There will also be a powerful lunch keynote from students involved with Student Leadership Congress, My Brother's Keeper, and the Photovoice Project.

    Show up early! There will be a Community Resource Fair beginning at 10:30 am that will continue throughout the event. RCSD Parent groups and community vendors will engage families about additional services, programs, and opportunities to be involved.

    Free fun, age-appropriate activities and childcare support are available for students in PreK3 through 12th grade (ages 3-17) who attend with their caregiver.    

    This event is hosted by the Rochester Board of Education in collaboration with the RCSD Office of Parent Engagement.

Forum Event Registration

  • Walk-ins are welcome but pre-registration is strongly encouraged to assist with planning for breakout sessions, food, and childcare / youth activities during the forum.  | Register now / Regístrate ahora

2023 Breakout Sessions

  • In addition to a general session on the RCSD Comprehensive School Reconfiguration Plan and a keynote by students, each adult participant is asked to participate in a breakout informational session during the forum. Participants will be asked to choose from the following topics during online registration:

    • Academic Achievement: Importance of literacy
    • Board Governance: Board roles and responsibilities, board annual goals, and advocacy
    • Safety and Security: Districtwide Safety Plan, Emergency Response Guide for families, and School Safety best practice
    • Social Emotional Learning: Tools for social-emotional well-being for families to use at home
    • Special Education: Overview, evaluation process, Committee on Special Education (CSE) Meeting, and services students receive