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Superintendent's Blog Week of 5.3.21
05/03/2021
This week's blog is in recognition of Teacher Appreciation Week, has information about the NAACP's Meet the Candidates night, a reminder about the annual budget hearing, and congratulations to our RFA Girls' Swim Team.
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Superintendent's Blog Week of 4/26
04/26/2021
The Superintendent's blog this week discusses the home stretch of the school year, a vaccination clinic opportunity for RFA students, a tutoring program for RFA students, has a congratulations to our RFA VEX Robotics team, has information about an upcoming STEM virtual conference opportunity, and has information for students, families, and staff regarding mental health resources and suicide prevention.
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April 28th
RFA Vaccination Clinic
04/23/2021
A vaccine clinic will be held at the Rome Free Academy small gym on Wednesday, April 28, from 8 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
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20-21 RFA National Honor Society Ceremony
04/22/2021
The Virtual Rome Free Academy National Honor Society Ceremony will premiere Thursday, April 22nd at 7PM on our YouTube channel!
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Shine On!
2021 Virtual STEM Conference
04/22/2021
NASA has scheduled the downlink with the International Space Station for SUNY Plattsburgh’s Shine On! Look to the Stars conference during Expedition 65 on May 6, 2021. The downlink is part of a one-day virtual conference available to all PK-8 classrooms throughout New York state and is slated to feature NASA astronauts Megan McArthur and Shane Kimbrough, members of NASA’s Space X Crew-2.
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Junior Prom and Senior Ball Details
04/21/2021
Check out the details of the Junior Prom and Senior Ball
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RFA Honor Society Offering Tutoring
04/21/2021
The RFA Chapter of the National Honor Society will be offering tutoring for high school students in grades 9-12. All tutoring will be done virtually and can be requested by any student.
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RFA Black Knights Winterguard Earns "Excellent" Rating!
04/15/2021
The Rome Free Academy Black Knights Winterguard concluded their 2021 season on April 9 earning an "Excellent" rating from the championship judging panel. This was the team's eighth championship performance in the Mid-York Colorguard Circuit.
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Superintendent's Blog Week of 4/12
04/12/2021
The Superintendent's blog this week discusses the return of full-time in-person learning, recognizes the district for being named a Best Community for Music Education again this year, has information about the AFRL Challenge this past week, provides SED's most recent Parent Newsletter, has information about Board of Education petitions, and an update on student vaccination requirements for 2020-2021
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Two RFA Students Place 3rd In Virtual AFRL Challenge!
04/09/2021
During spring break (April 5-9) two RFA juniors participated in virtual challenge exercises with area high school students. Dominick Cangialosi and Stone Mercurio competed in the first-ever Virtual Challenge Competition – sponsored by the Air Force Research Laboratory Information Directorate and supported by the Griffiss Institute.
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Music Program Receives National Recognition
04/09/2021
The Rome City School District has once again been honored with the Best Communities for Music Education designation from the NAMM Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education.
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March Spotlight: ‘How School Libraries Have Evolved’
03/31/2021
School libraries can be a relaxing place to curl up with a book, browse the computer, conduct some research or participate in group activities. But a year ago that all changed when librarians had to adapt to the new changes and guidelines due to the pandemic. This meant readapting the way things were done, but still delivering services to students and teachers.
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Superintendent's Blog Week of 3/29
03/29/2021
This week's blog has some information regarding the return to full-time instruction on April 12 (including a link to our FAQ and an email address to ask questions), information about the 2021-2022 proposed budget, a reminder about the upcoming Spring Break, information about running for the School Board in 2021, and a reminder about the Emergency Early Dismissal drill this week.
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Walk for Autism
April is Autism Awareness Month- Join the Walk!
03/24/2021
On behalf of the Rome CSD, Supported Learning Department, please join us in celebrating Autism Awareness Month!
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Superintendent's Blog Week of 3.22.21
03/22/2021
The Superintendent's blog this week discusses the return of students to full-time learning, has the 2021-2022 calendar, has information about a new resource for RFA Career and College planning, has information about running for the school board this year, and a reminder about the emergency go-home drill
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Superintendent Letter: 3.21.21
03/21/2021
The Rome City School District will be reopening schools for full-time in-person learning on Monday, April 12, 2021
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NYSED Assessments/Regents Updates
03/20/2021
Letter from NYSED on testing and June/August Assessments FAQ's
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PLEASE COMPLETE ONLINE SURVEY 'Return to Full In-Person Learning Form'
03/19/2021
As we look into options and prepare for a FULL in-person learning option for our students, the Rome City School District is working to determine the number of students we can expect to return to in-person learning this Spring.
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Superintendent's Blog Week of 3.15
03/15/2021
The Superintendent's blog this week asks for families to complete a quick survey regarding a full return to in-person learning at some point this Spring, provides a summary of this past week's parent task force meeting with the Board of Education, has a reminder about March 19, provides notice about the Emergency Go Home drill coming in the future, and has a link to the Commissioner's newsletter.
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Parent Task Force Thought Exchange Responses
03/12/2021
Read the reports from the Parent Task Force held on Wednesday, March 10th.
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John Joy 4th Grader Wins Black History Month Essay Contest
03/11/2021
Congratulations to John E. Joy 4th grader, Parker Emery on his winning essay for Black History Month (February).
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Spotlight
Nominate a Staff Member to be Spotlighted!
03/10/2021
Do you know a staff member who should be spotlighted?! Nominate a Rome City School District staff member for Wednesday Worker of the Week!
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Congratulations
RFA Class of 2021 Top 10
03/09/2021
Congratulations to the Top 10 of the RFA Class of 2021!
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Superintendent's Blog Week of 3/8
03/08/2021
The Superintendent's blog this week discusses the last year, has new information about an Art Contest through Walgreens, a reminder about March 19, some information about our Winter Scholar-Athletes, and a reminder about kindergarten registration.
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Community Equity Pledge
Take the MV Equity Pledge
03/03/2021
Rome City School District is participating in the Mohawk Valley Equity Pledge program through the Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties.
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Superintendent's Blog Week of 3/1
02/28/2021
The Superintendent's blog this week discusses educational philosophy for all students, has information from SED for parents, a reminder about Kindergarten registration, a reminder about the MV Equity Pledge, and has information about YMCA program.
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Joe Palmer
Wednesday Worker of the Week: Joe Palmer
02/24/2021
Joe Palmer, Building Maintenance Mechanic – Buildings and Grounds
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Superintendent's Blog Week of 2/22
02/21/2021
The Superintendent's blog this week includes information that brings us closer to a full re-opening of schools (and includes a link to a ThoughtExchange to assist in the process of returning to full in-person learning), has a reminder about the NYS travel requirements for those that away during vacation, has information about kindergarten registration, has information for RFA and Strough students regarding the Science Fair, and has a reminder about a virtual college fair.
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Winter Recess Travel Reminder
02/18/2021
A letter from the Superintendent - February 18, 2021
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Operation Valentine's Special Delivery
02/12/2021
Elementary students from Bellamy, John Joy, Ridge Mills, Staley and Stokes elementary schools made valentines for special delivery to nursing homes, essential workers at Rome Memorial Hospital and the Rome Fire Department.
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Superintendent's Blog Week of 2/8/21
02/08/2021
The Superintendent's blog this week discusses Black History Month, has an update to the NYSDOH PreK-12 Toolkit, has information about kindergarten registration for 2021-2022, a reminder about mid-winter recess next week, and has information about BigFutures Day by the College Board.
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Superintendent's Blog Week of 2/1/21
02/01/2021
The Superintendent's blog this week discusses the half way point of the school year and moving forward into the second semester, a reminder about the hybrid schedule, an update on winter athletics, and an update on yellow zone designations.
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January Spotlight
01/29/2021
January 2021 Spotlight: School Nurses
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Superintendent's Blog Week of 1.24.21
01/24/2021
The Superintendent's blog this week discusses some of the things that are necessary to help get schools back to a more normal environment, information on the testing process including a video of a sample test, has information on winter athletics changes, provides some information on the state budget, and a reminder about changes to the hybrid schedule.
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Superintendent's Blog Week of 1.18.21
01/18/2021
The Superintendent's blog discusses the dream that Dr. King had for our country, some information on the return to hybrid learning, information on a change to the hybrid schedule, information on the testing requirements, and some discussion on the future.
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Superintendent's Blog Week of 1/11/21
01/11/2021
The Superintendent's blog this week discusses an Equity Pledge that is ongoing in our region, has an update on the anticipated return of hybrid learning, an update on winter sports, an update on Yellow Zone requirements, and an update on the vaccination situation.
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Superintendent's Blog Week of 1/4
01/04/2021
The Superintendent's blog this week discusses the opportunities in 2021, reminder about the reopening of schools, an update about a return to hybrid learning, info about the yellow zone designation, and an update on COVID vaccinations.
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RFA Select Choir Presents: Silent Night
12/18/2020
We may be apart, but we can still make music together. RFA Select Choir presents: Silent Night!
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1 Million Pounds of Food Given out to Families Since March
12/16/2020
Connected Community Schools Food Pantry at Staley Elementary hit a milestone today, December 16, 2020.
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Superintendent's Blog Week of 12/14
12/13/2020
The Superintendent's blog this week discusses the year 2020, has a reminder to vote for RFA's Tommy Dunn in a national poll, has information about Community Schools' Operation Elves, a congratulations to our scholar athletes, and a reminder about an upcoming schedule adjustment! ​
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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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Spotlight
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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