Updates and Resources re:COVID-19 and Online Learning

Greetings to our RACS Family,
 
Updates 08.17.2020
Rochester City School District recently made a change in its reopening plan. This does not affect the RACS Reopening Plan which was prepared by our own stakeholders.
 
Updates 07.31.2020
We submitted our Reopening Plan for 2020-21 School Year to the NYSED and NYSDOH. Please click on this link to see the RACS Reopening Plan.
 
Updates 05.01.2020
Governor Cuomo announced that all schools will remain closed for the remainder of this, the 2019-2020, academic year. We will continue to provide our students with distance learning for the rest of this school year.
 
Updates 04.16.2020
Please note that as per the Governor's Executive Order, we will not be returning to school any earlier than May 15. The Governor will reassess further school closures at that point. Our staff will continue providing distance learning.
 
Updates 04.07.2020
Please click here for helpful information from the NY State of Health for our families.
Please click here for detailed information in regards to the Regents exam cancellations and what that will mean for the students.
Please click here for grading policy updates for the middle and high school courses.
 
Updates 04.06.2020
Please note that as per the Governor's announcement, we will not be returning to school any earlier than April 29. The Governor will reassess further school closures at that point. Additionally, the Board of Regents canceled the June Regents exams. Detailed guidance on what that will mean for high school students will come out tomorrow, April 7.
 
Updates 03.31.2020
As a result of the Governor’s recent Executive Order, RACS will not have spring break next week as planned and our staff will continue providing distance learning. This will allow our students to have time and support to make up work. More information regarding specific plans will follow from your child’s Principal and Teachers. 
 
We will review our status on an ongoing basis and update you as we learn more. Grades 3-8 ELA, math and NYSESLAT state testings have been canceled for this year. No word on Regents exams yet and we do not expect to hear for some time.
 
Online learning began on Wednesday, March 18. Please check emails, Remind text and ClassDojo messages from your teachers and principals regularly.
 
Sign up for the RACS Middle School or High School Remind Account!
Text @racsm for middle school and @racshs for high school to 81010
 
Please contact us with any questions and concerns.
 
For Elementary School, email Ms. Kier at kier@rochester-academy.org
For Middle School, email Ms. Dwyer at dwyer@rochester-academy.org
For High School, email Ms. Stevens at stevens@rochester-academy.org
 
Please Take Care and Be Safe!
 
Mehmet Demirtas
Director/CEO
 
Here are some helpful resources:
 
Free internet: Spectrum is offering free internet for students during this time!  Please call 1-844-488-8395 to arrange this if you don't have internet at home. 

Free meals: There are free meals available!  Info:   https://www.wxxinews.org/post/information-meals-school-age-kids 
 

Call, text, or chat with your local 211 to speak with a community resource specialist in your area who will help you find services and resources that are available to you. They are available 24/7 to help you access the best local resources and services to address any need. Please refer to their website to learn more about their services http://211.org/pages/about or simply call 2-1-1