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Introducing Parent Square
07/22/2021
We are excited to announce that we adopted a new form of school-to-home communication at the Rome City School District called ParentSquare.
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Apply Online for Job Opportunities
06/30/2021
If you are interested in job opportunities within the RCSD you are encouraged to apply online at www.OLASJobs.org/mohawk
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Congratulations!
Staff Spotlight- All RCSD Staff!
06/23/2021
It's the last Wednesday of the school year! This Wednesday Worker of the Week goes out to all of our amazing staff members who have persevered through this challenging and unprecedented year! You made it!
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Superintendent's Blog Week of 6/21
06/21/2021
This week's blog has a dedication to the Class of 2021, has updated information regarding the commencement ceremony next week, has a reminder about registering your Parent Square account for next month, has information for parents about sextortion concerns growing amongst teenagers, and a short Father's Day message for all of our Dads out there
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RFA Class of 2021 Grad Walk
06/16/2021
Soon to be RFA graduates from the Class of 2021 walked the hallways of the Strough Middle School, Rome Elementary schools and the Clough Pre-K program today (June 16).
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Superintendent's Blog Week of 6/14
06/14/2021
vThe Superintendent's blog this week discusses the Juneteenth holiday, has information about Parent Square, has information about graduation, has information about NYSED's Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Education project, and recognizes our Spring scholar-athletes
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ESSER Plans
06/14/2021
Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Funding Plan (CRRSA/ARP) 2021
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Student Thought Exchange
06/10/2021
We need your input on "What are the most important things about being a student during the pandemic that you feel the adults in your school need to know about?"
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Rockin Robin
All-City Elementary Chorus Performs Virtually
06/08/2021
In lieu of concerts, the elementary choral directors collaborated on a virtual project for the end of the year. 5th and 6th grade chorus students individually recorded themselves singing a 2-part "Rockin' Robin".
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Superintendent's Blog Week of 6/7
06/07/2021
The Superintendent's blog this week provides what we hope will be one last COVID update regarding masks in schools, has basic information regarding RFA's graduation, reminders about the 21-Day Challenge and Early Childhood Registration, has information about Regents exams for this month, and some information about the last day of school.
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Senior Ball 2021
06/07/2021
Senior Ball was held on Saturday, June 5th at Breezes Banquets and Event Center in Utica!
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Shrek the Musical
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Superintendent's Blog Week of 5.31.21
05/31/2021
This week's blog discusses Memorial Day, has information about a current ThoughtExchange we are conducting, has information about joining the MVCC 21-Day Challenge, has information about streaming Shrek the Musical, a reminder about Early Childhood registration for 2021-2022, and a reminder about a schedule change for Elementary schools and the Early Childhood Program.
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Denti Presents: 101 Dalmatians Kids
05/28/2021
Louis V. Denti Elementary School’s Drama Club has been working on a socially distanced musical since the middle of March. They were able to present Disney’s 101 Dalmatians KIDS for limited audiences on May 25th and May 26th. The high-energy 30-minute musical, designed for elementary school-aged performers, is based on the classic Dodie Smith novel and the beloved Disney films. ​
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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Challenge
MVCC 21 Day Challenge
05/28/2021
The Rome City School District is encouraging our school community to participate in the Mohawk Valley Community College 21-day Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Challenge that will begin on Tuesday, June 1st.
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Share Your Thoughts
ESSER ThoughtExchange
05/27/2021
We need your input on "What thoughts do you have on how we should utilize the federal stimulus funds allocated to the district?". To gather your feedback, we're using a tool called ThoughtExchange. All of our voices matter, so your participation is crucial and valued.
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Superintendent's Blog Week of 5/24
05/24/2021
The Superintendent's blog this week discusses the journey of the past and the short stretch in front of us, has information about the county vaccination pod this week at Strough, has a thank you to the community, has information about Early Childhood registration, has information for RFA's Shrek the Musical, and has an update on school health requirements for 2020-2021.
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Health Examinations
School Health Examinations (2020-21) Update
05/21/2021
The NYS Education Department (NYSED) is extending the timeframe for students to provide a health examination for school attendance for the 2020-21 school year.
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5/26
Vaccination POD at Strough Middle School
05/18/2021
There will be a Vaccination POD held at Strough Middle School in the gymnasium on Wednesday, May 26th from 4pm-7pm. This is for students age 12+.
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MVEDD Broadband Quality Survey
05/17/2021
Mohawk Economic Development District, Inc (MVEDD) is hosting a brief online survey for both residents and businesses in Herkimer and Oneida Counties. We want your opinion on your broadband quality and service.
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Summer LEAP
Job Openings: Elementary Summer LEAP "444" and (ESY) Program
05/14/2021
The Rome City School District is actively recruiting staff for our various summer programming options
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2021-22 Board of Education Candidates
05/13/2021
Here are the five 2021-22 Board of Education Candidates running for three seats
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Junior Prom and Senior Ball Details
05/12/2021
Check out the details of the Junior Prom and Senior Ball
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Superintendent's Blog Week of 5.10.21
05/10/2021
The Superintendent's blog this week discusses mother's day a bit, has information on the Board of Education candidates and the upcoming budget vote, and has information about the Juneteenth holiday. ​
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Rome Early Childhood Program Registration
05/10/2021
Rome Early Childhood Program registration information for 21-22!
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Nurses Day
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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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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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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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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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