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Smart Schools Investment Plan Approved
06/07/2018
On Monday, June 4th, New York State approved Rondout Valley Central School District’s $1,251,369 spending plan for upgrading and expanding our Technology Infrastructure. This plan calls for upgrading and expanding the district’s computer network and results in full wireless connectivity in all schools.
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Health Examination and Screening Requirements
06/06/2018
Information for Public Schools Regarding Changes in Health Examination and Screening Requirement Effective 7/1/2018 - Section 136.3 regarding Health Examinations and Screenings will change. The new regulations for health examinations for attendance will be required for new entrants and in grades Pre-K or K, 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, and 11.
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Rondout Valley High School WISE - Celebrating 20 Years!
05/30/2018
To all WISE Graduates, Parents, Mentors and Community supporters; Come Celebrate WISE 20 at the High Falls Cafe on June 3rd. Play Golf from 12:00-4:00 ($40.00 includes golf, cart and BBQ). Just come for the BBQ 4:00-7:00 ($10.00). Hope to see you all at this fun, informal event!
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Reading LIT Camps
Reading LIT Camps for Summer 2018
05/24/2018
The READING LIT Camp is an opportunity for Rondout Valley CSD students to participate in a summer literacy program that combines innovative, research-based reading and writing activities with an engaging and interactive approach. Please click to learn more and to register your child for READING LIT camp.
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Summer STEAM Camp 2018
STEAM Camps - Summer 2018
05/24/2018
The STEAM camps [science, technology, engineering, arts and math] is an opportunity for Rondout Valley CSD students to participate in a hands-on, project-based learning experience.
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Board of Education Meeting Time Change
05/18/2018
Please note that the Board of Education Meetings will begin at 7:00 p.m. beginning at the next meeting, May 22, 2018.
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2018-2019 Calendar Photo Contest
05/18/2018
The District is now accepting submissions for the 2018-2019 school calendar photo contest!
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After School Activities Cancelled
05/15/2018
All after school activities are cancelled for today, Tuesday, May 15th due to the weather forecast. The budget vote will continue as planned until 9:00 PM.
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Update to Urgent Message 5/15/18 4:41 PM
05/15/2018
Update: 5/15/18 4:41 PM Students are being dismissed at this time.
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Statement Regarding Transfer of Parcel
05/10/2018
Statement Regarding Transfer of .31 Acre Parcel to Town of Marbletown
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Facility Requests - New Online Portal
Facility Requests - New Online Portal
05/07/2018
Rondout Valley Central School District is now accepting Facility Requests through an online portal. Users will need to register, and can then submit facility requests.
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Recent Incident at the High School
05/07/2018
As you are undoubtedly aware, there was an incident in the high school cafeteria earlier in the week that involved a racial slur being used. I want to assure you all that we have been investigating the incident and working with all of the involved parties to have an appropriate resolution to the situation.
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2018-2019 Budget
04/30/2018
2018-2019 proposed budget information is now available to the community. Below, you can view the budget presentation and the budget newsletter.
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2018-2019 School Calendar
04/26/2018
The 2018-2019 school calendar was approved on April 18, 2018 by the Board of Education.
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Meet the Candidates & Public Budget Hearing - Tuesday, May 1, 2018
04/26/2018
Meet the Candidates and Public Budget Hearing will be held on Tuesday, May 1st at 6:00 PM in the Intermediate/Junior High School Lecture Center. To read a brief biography for each candidate, please click read more.
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Important Information - Last Week of School Schedule (June 18th - June 22nd)
04/19/2018
Please review this important information regarding the school schedule for the last week of school for the 2017-2018 school year (June 18th - June 22nd).
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Stone Pony Chicken Bbq Take-out Dinner
04/16/2018
Stone Pony Chicken Bbq Take-out dinner orders to support The Fireboat John J. Harvey Project are taking place now!
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The College Process - Planning and Finances
04/10/2018
Representatives from SUNY Ulster and the Rondout Valley CSD will share insights about the college process.
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Senior Palooza 2018
04/06/2018
Our students and staff cordially invite and welcome our senior citizens to a morning event filled with music, art, food and conversation.
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Public Information – Press Release
04/02/2018
Petitions nominating candidates for the office of member of the Board of Education of the Rondout Valley Central School District will be available online at Rondout.k12.ny.us and at the District Office, Kyserike Road, Accord, beginning on Tuesday, March 6, 2018.
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Universal Pre-Kindergarten Lottery Applications available now!
03/27/2018
Universal PreKindergarten Lottery Applications are now available for the 18/19 school year! Student must be a resident of Rondout School District and must be 4 years old on/before December 1st of 2018.
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Kindergarten Registration for September 2018
03/23/2018
Kindergarten Registration dates for September 2018 have been announced for Kerhonkson and Marbletown Elementary Schools.
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Charles Tadduni honored as 2018 Principal of the Year
03/22/2018
Tadduni was chosen by the School Administrators Association of New York State and the National Association of Elementary School Principals.
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Snow Day Update
03/14/2018
As of March 14, 2018, the District has utilized nine emergency/snow closing days. In the Board of Education approved 2017-2018 Calendar we allocated six days and have gone over by three days. We have developed the following plan to address this matter.
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RVCSD partners with Family of Woodstock to offer text/chat hotline
03/09/2018
Rondout Valley Central School District is proud to partner with Family of Woodstock in providing a text/chat hotline for individuals who need assistance.
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Dr. Joseph G. Morgan
Rondout Valley Announces its Next Superintendent of Schools
03/06/2018
In a unanimous vote held on Tuesday, March 6, 2018, the Rondout Valley Board of Education appointed Dr. Joseph G. Morgan as its next superintendent of schools.
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Safety Recommendation
03/01/2018
First and foremost, thank you for supporting our students, staff, and entire educational community during my tenure as Superintendent of Schools. As a community we have always tackled challenges collectively and effectively.
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District Wide Safety
02/22/2018
We continue to practice a variety of safety drills with our students and staff including lockout and lockdown on a regular basis.
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RVHS Presents GREASE The Musical!
02/21/2018
Rondout Valley High School will be presenting the all time musical favorite Grease! Shows are Friday, February 23rd, Saturday, February 24th at 7:00pm, as well as Sunday the 25th at 2:00pm.
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Little Caesar's Pizza Kit Annual Fundraiser
02/16/2018
Rondout Valley Fireboat John J. Harvey Project Presents…..our Little Caesar’s Pizza Kit Annual Fundraiser!
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When To Keep Your Child Home From School
01/26/2018
Please keep ill children home from school until they no longer have a fever or signs of a fever (chills, feeling very warm, flushed appearance, or sweating) without the use of fever reducing medicine like acetaminophen or ibuprofen as recommended by the Center for Disease Control (CDC).
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BOE Meeting Time Change
01/19/2018
The Board of Education Meetings will start at 7:30 p.m. instead of 7:00 p.m. effective January 23, 2018 through May 15, 2018.
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Specifications and Proposal Form for Student Transportation
01/12/2018
The Board of Education of the Rondout Valley Central School District, Accord, New York, hereby invites the submission of sealed Proposals from reputable and qualified school bus transportation companies for furnishing student transportation services in the Rondout Valley Central School District for a five-year (July 1, 2018-June 30, 2019 to July 1, 2022-June 30, 2023) period.
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Cold and Flu Season
01/10/2018
We are again in cold and flu season. In order to minimize the risk of becoming infected by these viruses it is important to practice simple preventative actions daily. The following are easy, helpful suggestions for you and your student.
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Pre-payment of School Taxes
12/27/2017
We have received inquiries regarding prepaying school taxes in advance of 2018 to avoid the implications of the new tax law. Our school district is not able to accommodate pre-payment of school taxes for federal tax purposes.
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Main Campus Phones Operational
12/27/2017
The phones on the main campus are back up following our scheduled outage.
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Main Campus Phone Outage Scheduled
12/21/2017
Please be advised that the telephone system on our main campus will be down on Wednesday, December 27th beginning at 1:00 PM. This will affect the District Office, High School, Junior High School, and Intermediate School. We anticipate the outage to be short in duration, and will post another news item when the phone system is back up and running.
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Winter Concert
High School Winter Concert
12/07/2017
Join us on Thursday, December 14th, to hear our band and chorus students performing contemporary, classical, popular, & seasonal favorites!
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HS Incident Update
11/14/2017
Please note the attached analysis report related to the incident at the High School from Dr. Michael O'Rourke, Administrator/Staff, Industrial Hygienist, Ulster BOCES Risk Management.
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High School Update
11/13/2017
At about 2:00 PM today, smoke was detected in the High School Auditorium. All students were safely evacuated and dismissed.
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Rondout Valley Safety Drill Overview
11/07/2017
Yesterday the District conducted an unannounced safety drill at the District Office, High School, Intermediate School and Junior High School. You may not know but districts are required by state regulation to conduct several unannounced safety drills in each building during the school year.
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Superintendent Search
Survey for Superintendent Search
11/06/2017
In an effort to engage the whole Rondout Valley community, the Board of Education is taking input from our community in order to ensure that everyone will have the opportunity to share their opinions directly with the Board of Education. The Board of Education has elected to proceed with a closed search in order to have the highest caliber candidates apply to our school district. While our search will remain confidential, the Board of Education would desire and value all input from all stakeholders.
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Hurricane Relief Fundraising Event
10/12/2017
A fundraising event to benefit Texas, Florida, and Puerto Rico, is taking place on Saturday, October 21st in the Stone Ridge Towne Centre.
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Superintendent Search
09/27/2017
The Board of Education is currently seeking 15-20 community members to participate in a focus group for the Superintendent Search process.
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District Health & Wellness Committee - Members Wanted
09/20/2017
We are looking for committee members to serve on our District Health & Wellness Committee. We welcome new members to the committee and encourage current members to continue to be part of the committee.
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Hall of Pride 2017 Inductees
Alumni Hall of Pride
09/19/2017
The purpose of the Hall of Pride is to highlight the accomplishments of Rondout Valley alumni.
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School Attendance Matters
09/18/2017
The Rondout Valley Board of Education, Superintendent of Schools and District Staff strongly believe that school attendance is critical to the academic success of our students.
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RVCSD - Where Families and Young Minds Flourish
09/15/2017
The beauty of rural living abounds throughout the towns served by the Rondout Valley Central School District. Mountain vistas, meandering streams, and family farms are common throughout the District, which serves the Ulster County towns of Rochester, Marbletown, Rosendale, and Wawarsing. But don’t let the quaint appeal of these agriculturally based towns fool you into thinking our community is isolated.
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Live weather report available at Rondout Valley High School!
09/08/2017
Our new weather station, the Rondout Valley WeatherSTEM, funded by a “Bullet Aid Grant” from Assembly member Cahill, is now live!
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New SRO Deputy Wilber
09/05/2017
We welcome our new SRO, Deputy Wilber to the District, who will be working with us for the 2017-2018 school year. We wish Deputy Tom Sharon the best as he begins his career as an SRO at the Onteora School District.
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Opening Day Agenda for Employees
08/28/2017
The agenda for opening day for employees, which is Tuesday, September 5, 2017, has been posted.
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Technology Staff Development in August
08/10/2017
Technology workshops for teachers will be held the weeks of August 21st and August 28th.
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High School Graduation Live Stream
06/22/2017
This evening's graduation ceremony, taking place at 6 PM, will be live streamed.
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Budget Vote Exit Survey Results
05/25/2017
Questions utilized for our budget exit survey were developed through guidance provided by the New York State School Boards Association.
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2017-2018 Budget Passes
05/16/2017
The 2017-2018 budget was passed by District voters on 5/16/17.
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2017-2018 Proposed Budget Information
05/15/2017
The 2017-2018 proposed budget information is now available to the community. Please remember to vote on Tuesday, May 16th.
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Preview of New District App
RVCSD Mobile App - Available Now!
03/27/2017
Here at Rondout Valley Central School District, we value communication. That is why we’ve built a mobile app for our District, which is available now on Android and Apple devices! For quick access to District News, Upcoming Events, Menus, our Parent Portal, and more, download our free app today!
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Parent Letter re:Later Start Time Committee
Parent Letter re:Later Start Time Committee
03/20/2017
I am reaching out to you directly in an effort to explain the Later Start Time (LST) Committee’s intent, process and next steps as it pertains to the school district’s start time
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Petitions nominating candidates for the office of member of the Board of Education of the Rondout Valley Central School District are now available.
02/24/2017
Candidates for the Board of Education must be at least 18 years old, qualified voters in the Rondout Valley Central School District and able to read and write. They must have been residents of the District continuously for one year before the election.
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Grant Funding Information
01/04/2017
We encourage you to visit our grant funding information page. Please click the read more button to visit the link.
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Water Testing Updates
01/03/2017
For up to date Water Testing Information, please click the read more link below. New information posted on 1/3/2017.
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Preliminary Smart Schools Investment Plan Approved
12/14/2016
The Preliminary Plan Phase II Smart Schools Investment Plan was approved at the December 13th Board of Education Meeting.
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Later Start Time Committee Information
11/22/2016
Please click here to access information about the Later Start Time Committee Information.
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Science Lab Initiative Announced for the 103rd NYS Assembly District
10/28/2016
The Benjamin Center for Public Policy Initiatives at SUNY New Paltz and New York State Assemblymember Kevin Cahill (Ulster, Dutchess), announce the Science Lab Initiative (SLI), a collaborative undertaking funded by a $500,000 capital grant to support the creation of science and technology labs in school districts in the 103rd NYS Assembly District.
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