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Superintendent's Blog Week of 11/30
11/30/2020
The Superintendent's blog week provides an update on what may be coming in the next few weeks, a reminder about elementary schedules, information about the school COVID report card, a final reminder to please vote for the Great American Rivalry Series (please vote daily and often), and reminders about the school COVID toolkit and the cohort schedule adjustment coming in a few weeks.
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November Student Accomplishments
11/30/2020
November Student Accomplishment section of the Rome Sentinel- RFA Ceramics
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Superintendent's Blog Week of 11/23
11/23/2020
The Superintendent's blog this week discusses giving thanks every day, has a reminder about cohort adjustments for this week, a reminder about the COVID toolkit, a reminder about the NYS travel requirements, and a reminder about the COVID school report card.
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Worker of the Week - Daniele Muratore, 11.18.20
11/18/2020
Daniele Muratore, Head Custodian at Stokes Elementary School is the spotlight for November 18
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Superintendent's Blog Week of 11/16
11/16/2020
The Superintendent's blog this week discusses the opportunities we have as a group related to COVID, a change in days for cohorts in grades prek-8, a reminder about the NYSDOH COVID Toolkit, a reminder about the NYS travel rules, a reminder about the return of pre-k this week, and information about how to vote in the Great American Rivalry Series.
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November Spotlight: Supported Learning Paves the Way
11/13/2020
The Rome City School District Supported Learning Department provides students with comprehensive special education programs and supports.
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Worker of the Week- Master Sergeant Della Pray
11/11/2020
Thank you Veterans! Wednesday Worker of the Week: United States Air Force Veteran Master Sergeant Della Pray
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Superintendent's Blog Week of 11/2
11/02/2020
The Superintendent's blog this week discusses the opportunities that we have every day, asks for your support in voting for the Great American Rivalry Series and RFA's representative, has information about NYSED's new parent dashboard, has an update on NYS travel requirements, and new information about a child care cost scholarship for school employees.
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Rome Hospital Foundation Donates Protective Shields
10/30/2020
Rome Hospital Foundation delivered five cases of face shields to the Rome City School District Thursday, Oct. 29 to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 as students return to in-person learning.
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National Principals Month
10/23/2020
Thank you Rome City School District Principals!
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Superintendent's Blog Week of 10/19
10/19/2020
The Superintendent's blog this week is a tribute to the Board of Education, has a brief update on the return of students, information on our upcoming community forums, a reminder about the NYSDOH preK-12 Toolkit, information about Chromebook distribution this week, information about a hand sanitizer give away event tomorrow, a warning from the Oneida County Overdose Response Team, and a reminder about no school for students on Friday, October 23.
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Staff Spotlight
Wednesday Worker of the Week- Keanu Walker
10/14/2020
Wednesday Worker of the Week: Keanu Walker Keanu is the first smiling face that greets you at District Office! Congratulations, Keke!
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Superintendent's Blog for the Week of 10/12
10/12/2020
The Superintendent's blog this week provides a brief update regarding the return to in-person learning for students, a congratulations to our district PR team, and reminders about the NYS COVID school report card and the preK-12 toolkit.
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October Spotlight on Food Services
10/09/2020
This month we recognize the Food Services staff in the Rome City School District for their hard work in keeping our students fed.
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Wednesday Worker of the Week Kicks Off Today!
10/07/2020
Wednesday Worker of the Week for October 7, 2020. 24 Year Food Service Worker, Lori Milone
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Superintendent's Blog Week of 10/5
10/05/2020
The Superintendent's blog this week has information from the NYSDOH that will change the way schools must operate for now, a reminder about the State's COVID report card, a brief update on the return to in-person learning, and information for anyone interested in joining the Girl Scouts.
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Join Our Team
09/30/2020
Instructional and Non-Instructional vacancies. Apply online OLAS
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September Spotlight
09/30/2020
Each year, October 2 marks National Custodial Workers Appreciation Day. This coming Friday, please take an extra moment to appreciate the women and men who spend each day working to ensure that our facilities are clean, operational, and safe.
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Superintendent's Blog Week of 9/28/20
09/28/2020
The Superintendent's blog this week discusses preparations for students to return to in-person learning and a new survey to help us have the most accurate information possible, has information about the NYS COVID School Report Card, some information about acceptable use and expectations for remote learning, a thank you to our custodial team, an announcement about the Community Eligibility Provision, and a reminder about school immunization requirements.
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Community Eligibility Provision
09/25/2020
All students enrolled at Rome City School District are eligible to receive a healthy breakfast and lunch at school at NO CHARGE to your household each day of the 2020-2021 school year.
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Superintendent's Blog Week of 9/21
09/21/2020
The Superintendent's blog this week discusses some items related to school reopening and state budget items, has an athletic update, and reminders about STAR screenings, school immunizations, and student health screenings.
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Superintendent's Blog Week of 9/14
09/14/2020
The Superintendent's blog this week talks about the vast emotions that everyone is feeling as schools reopen, has information on kindergarten screening, grades 1-3 STAR screening, school immunization requirements, a reminder about parent portal, PeachJar, the student health assessment requirements, and then a reminder for the location on general information related to COVID and reopening. Have a great week!
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RCSD 2020-21 Calendar - Grab and Go Meals
09/09/2020
Rome City School District Printed Calendar is in the mail!
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RCSD Virtual Supply Lists and Schedules
09/08/2020
RCSD Virtual At-Home Supply Lists and Schedules for First 6 Weeks of Virtual Learning!
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Superintendent's Blog Week of 9/7
09/07/2020
The Superintendent's blog this week discusses the opportunities that we have ahead of us if we work together, more information on accessing technology devices, information on the student health assessment requirements, and a reminder on where you can find all things reopening!
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Senator Gillibrand Visits Staley
09/02/2020
Thank you Senator Gillibrand for visiting and recognizing the Connected Community Schools​ food pantry!
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A Message from the Superintendent of Schools
08/12/2020
School Reopening Announcement: Letter and Video from the Superintendent of Schools, Peter C. Blake
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Instructional Model Request Form for Parents
08/03/2020
Please complete the Instructional Model Request Form. Responses to this form must be completed no later than Friday, August 14, 2020.
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Superintendent's Blog Week of 7/20
07/20/2020
The Superintendent has created this blog post for the community with some basic information about the reopening of schools in September.
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2020-21 Instructional Choice Survey
07/15/2020
Please take a moment to complete this form for EACH student in your household.
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RFA Graduation Banner Photos
06/30/2020
Album of the 2020 Rome Free Academy banner photos!
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RFA Top Ten Class of 2020 Receive Commendations
06/25/2020
Congratulations to the RFA Top 10 Class of 2020 who received a Resolution for commendation at last night's (6.25.20) Board of Education meeting.
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RFA Senior Awards- Live 6/23 at 7PM
06/22/2020
The RFA Senior Awards beginning at 7PM on Tuesday, June 23!
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Pre-K Registration Website
06/15/2020
Pre-K Registration Website 2020-2021 https://sites.google.com/romecsd.org/ecp/home Please follow the above link to access all paperwork for the Pre-K Registration! Any questions, please feel free to contact the Pre-K Main Office at 315-334-1250.
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2020 Senior Spotlight
06/10/2020
Congratulations to the 2020 Senior Class!
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Cap and Gown Delivery
06/09/2020
Check out the photos from the Cap and Gown Delivery!
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Superintendent's Blog Week of 6/8
06/08/2020
The Superintendent's blog this week discusses COVID-19 and the Governor shifting gears frequently, budget vote reminder, info about the absentee ballot list, a reminder about kindergarten/pre-k registration, and 6/26 RFA spirit day!
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RFA Students Earn NYS Seal of Biliteracy
06/01/2020
On Wednesday, May 27, Rome Free Academy had five students present in various languages in order to earn the New York State Seal of Biliteracy, which acknowledges their high level of proficiency in English and a world language.
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Superintendent's Blog Week of 6/1
06/01/2020
This week's blog discusses the initial process of re-opening schools for the fall, an update on the ballots for the budget vote, has information about the budget hearing, addresses kindergarten and Pre-K registration, and has information about an RFA spirit day presented by the class of 2020.
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Superintendent's Blog Week of 5/25
05/24/2020
The Superintendent's blog this week discusses Memorial Day, information on a statewide ThoughtExchange, a virtual monument tour through Assemblywoman Buttenschon's office, a Facebook update, and information for the 2020-2021 proposed budget.
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New Facebook Page
05/19/2020
Unfortunately, we are no longer able to access our previous official Facebook page. The new official page of the Rome City School District is https://www.facebook.com/romecsdny/
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"Light the Night" Friday night - photos by John Clifford
05/18/2020
"Light the Night" Friday night. 2020-05-15 - Photos by John Clifford, Rome Sentinel
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Superintendent's Blog Week of 5/17
05/17/2020
The Superintendent's blog this week has info about the 2020 Graduation Ceremony, info about the 2020-2021 proposed budget, instrument return date/process, an update on kindergarten and pre-k registration, and an update regarding our Facebook page!
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RFA Knightly News 5.15.20 Ft. Mr. Lebaron
05/15/2020
Check out this episode of RFA Knightly News: Quarantine Edition featuring RFA Principal Mr. Lebaron
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RFA Knightly Newscast - 5.12.20 Edition
05/12/2020
🎉Today's newscast provides important updates for RFA students, an interview with the girls' golf team and their coach, and introduces a new segment called "Cooking with the Colonel."🥘👨‍🍳
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Superintendent's Blog Week of 5/10
05/10/2020
This week's blog has a Mother's Day message, information about a parent support group survey, a reminder that BOE petitions are due tomorrow at 5:00 p.m., information about a new concern related to COVID-19 for children, and an update about the district's Facebook page.
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Deadline for BOE Petitions
05/05/2020
Petitions for anyone interested in running for the Board of Education are due by Monday, May 11.
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Superintendent's Blog Week of 5/3
05/03/2020
The Superintendent's blog this week discusses Teacher Appreciation Week, provides an update on COVID-19, provides an update on the budget vote and Board of Education elections, and has information about an initiative from Assemblywoman Buttenschon.
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Support and Resources Available to Help Families during COVID-19
04/29/2020
With schools temporarily closed to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), families must juggle work, homeschooling children, and new levels of stress and anxiety.
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Superintendent's Blog for the Week of 4/27
04/27/2020
The Superintendent's Blog this week recognizes School Library Month, a reminder of the current ThoughtExchange that is ongoing regarding the budget development, a COVID-19 update, and a reminder about our technology supports.
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Thought Exchange Regarding the 2020-21 Budget
04/24/2020
Rome City School District is excited to announce a new ThoughtExchange to gather information from our community regarding the 2020-2021 budget.
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April is School Library Month
04/22/2020
April is School Library Month and the Rome City School District (RCSD) thanks its 7 librarians and 9 library aides for all they do to keep our students engaged.
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Superintendent's Blog Week of 4/20
04/19/2020
The Superintendent's blog this week thanks the amazing clerical staff of the Rome City School District, offers congratulations for our music community on being named a Best Community for Music Education once again, provides updates on health resources for students and families, a reminder about our COVID-19 information page, and our technology support contact information.
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Google Classroom Help
Google Classroom Cheat Sheet
04/17/2020
Google Classroom Cheat Sheet for Students
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Superintendent's Blog Week of 4/13
04/13/2020
The Superintendent's blog this week includes several updates regarding the Coronavirus situation, information about RFA's Virtual Spirit Week, information about child care needs for essential workers, and information about technology help for those in need.
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Rome Named Best Communities for Music Education
04/07/2020
Rome once again recognized by NAMM for the 2020 Award for Best Communities for Music Education
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Board of Education New Email for Community Questions
04/01/2020
NEW! A new email address has been set up for the community to ask questions of the Board of Education. The email address is asktheBOE@romecsd.org.
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City of Rome and RCSD Extends the Property Tax and School District Tax Payment Deadline
03/31/2020
The City of Rome, NY Mayor, Jacqueline M. Izzo and Rome City School District - Rome, NY School Superintendent, Peter Blake today announced that they have extended the property tax and school district tax payment deadline from April 30, 2020 to May 29, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Superintendent's Blog for the Week of March 29
03/29/2020
The Superintendent's Blog this week (March 29) discusses the concept of home learning, information for child care needs for essential workers, technology support information, some information for families from the New York State Education Department, information for mental health supports, information regarding Spring break, and a reminder about the RCSD Coronavirus information site.
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Student Resources During Closure
03/17/2020
Follow the link to your school for access to student resources complied by teachers while school is closed.
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Food Service Grab and Go Program
03/16/2020
The Rome City School District announces its participation in the COVID-19 relief food Service with a Grab & Go Program. Under this program, nutritious Breakfast & Lunches will be provided to ALL Rome City School District students free of charge at the following sites starting Thursday, March 19th, 2020 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
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Superintendent's Message - 3.16.20
03/16/2020
An important message from the Superintendent - 3.16.20
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Superintendent's Blog for the week of March 16
03/15/2020
This week's Superintendent's blog is devoted 100% to updating everyone on the current state of affairs for the Rome City School District. Please stay tuned for updates regarding how the Coronavirus is impacting our community.
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ThoughtExchange Launch
03/12/2020
We are excited to announce (and try) a new feedback gathering platform that our district has at our disposal. ThoughtExchange is a platform for people to share and rate ideas/thoughts that are related to a specific question. The current state of affairs surrounding the Coronavirus is the perfect opportunity to gather your thoughts/concerns so that we can provide feedback.
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Superintendent's Blog for the week of 3/9
03/09/2020
The Superintendent's blog this week discusses the importance of interpretation of info, the nomination period for the OD Teen All-Stars, Strough Middle School Drama Club presentation, and info about the Oneida County Youth Bureau Teen/Adult Awards!
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RFA's Top 10 Class of 2020
03/03/2020
Congratulations to Rome Free Academy's top 10 for the class of 2020!
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Superintendent's Blog Week of 3/2
03/02/2020
The Superintendent's blog this week discusses what NY State schools have done, and continue to do, in preparation for the Coronavirus, congratulations to Staley PE teacher Diane Penella, kindergarten registration reminder, and an update on the RFA Travel Club Meeting.
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February Feature
02/29/2020
Congratulations to these Strough students who received an overall average of 100 in Mrs.Comfort's first semester Art class!
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Take Advantage of Rome's Text Messaging Service
02/28/2020
Our school utilizes the SchoolMessenger system to deliver text messages, straight to your mobile phone with important information about events, school closings, safety alerts and more.
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RFA Black History Club Selling Candy Bars for Till Sign
02/26/2020
The Black History Club promotes better relationships between students, by attempting to rid cultural barriers through education and understanding. They are selling candy bars for a cause.
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Superintendent's Blog Week of 2/24
02/24/2020
The Superintendent's blog this week has some preliminary budget information, information about kindergarten registration, an RFA Travel Club announcement, information about the RFA/Rotary shoe drive, and information about a free local bullying workshop.
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Strough Students Get an Eyeopener on Effects of E-Cigarette Vapor on Living Cells
02/14/2020
On February 14th middle school students were able to see firsthand the effects of e-cigarettes as they studies cells under a microscope.
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Gator Families Enjoy Art Night with Snowman/Valentine's Day Theme
02/13/2020
On Wednesday, February 12th Gansevoort Elementary families created snowman paintings with a Valentine theme.
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