RCSD Parent and Teacher Resources
This website is a work in progress and resources will be added regularly to support teachers and parents in the move to continuous learning. We cannot thank our staff and community enough for all their support and understanding during this time.
Most Recent Communication to our Community
May 29, 2020
Superintendent’s Recent Community Message
Distance Learning Schedule/Resources
We know that many families would like to continue with a learning plan for students this summer. Our staff has pulled together the most critical skills to work on and developed a model schedule. Below is a link to a schedule with resources:
Summer Meal Program Through RCSD
See image below.
Parent Distance Learning Survey
In RCSD, we value parent feedback. As we look toward fall 2020, we have a chance to grow upon the distance learning model we are currently implementing. While we all want to return to school full-time, we need to gather parents’/guardians’ feedback, to improve and plan for multiple situations and instructional models. Planning allows us to be ready if we need to make dramatic school and lifestyle changes in the future.
Please take a moment to complete the survey. A separate survey is required for each child currently enrolled in RCSD. The survey will close on June 1st.
Summer Social Services Support For Families
The California Department of Social Services is supporting Parents Anonymous in the launch of the new California Parent and Youth Helpline, which provides support and resource referrals to parents and youth during the current COVID-19 pandemic. We are requesting your assistance in promoting the helpline by sharing the below information with your contacts and placing the logo on relevant websites:
The California Parent and Youth Helpline provide support and resource referrals to parents and youth during the current COVID-19 pandemic, 7-days a week from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Call or text 1-855-4APARENT (855-427-2736) for services in English, Spanish and other languages. For more information, please visit: https://caparentyouthhelpline.org/
May 19, 2020
Dear RCSD Families and Staff,
I hope this communication finds you and your family healthy, and doing well, considering our circumstances. Allow me to thank you for your grace and patience during this most unusual school year. Education is truly an endeavor of the heart, mind, and soul, and every day you engage learning from home, you demonstrate that. Thank you!
As we complete the 2019/20 school year, we all wonder what school looks like on August 6, 2020. The real answer is: I don't know yet.
We are working with the State Department of Education, Placer County Office of Education, Placer County Health, and guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on options for the 2020/21 school year. These options will include a full-time distance learning model for those parents who are not comfortable sending their children to school this fall. We will make final decisions after careful consideration of potential scenarios that follow physical distancing guidelines and ensure the health and safety of our students and staff.
Over the next two weeks, you will receive several surveys and requests for feedback: 1) 2020 RCSD Parent Planning Survey, 2) Distance Learning Feedback (a. Parent form and b. Staff form), and 3) a Middle School Boundary Presentation and Feedback communication. Your input is critical to our decision-making processes. I encourage you to review each communication and provide honest feedback.
Finally, Governor Newsom announced a 10% funding reduction to all public school districts in the state. This reduction equates to roughly a $12-14 million yearly cut in funding for RCSD. Educating children is a people business; therefore, 85% of our budget is people. A $12-14 million yearly cut in funding will have a profound and lasting impact on the programs and services we can provide our children.
As we face substantial challenges, I know we'll get through it with collaboration, community support, and an unconditional commitment to caring for our children.
I appreciate your partnership and look forward to reviewing your feedback as we continue to work together to serve all children in Roseville.
May 8, 2020
Teacher Appreciation Week
Thank you to all the families that joined us in celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week this week. It is not too late to send an email, post a picture, or share a story about the joy a teacher brings to your child. #ThankATeacher #RCSDTeacherWeek
-Professional Development Day
On May 18, all RSCD teachers will not be online with students. Instead, teachers will be learning about new curriculums that will be implemented in the 2020-2021 school year and will be working with colleagues planning lessons for the remainder of the school year. Students WILL NOT be assigned new work on this day. Instead, we suggest independent reading, catching up on incomplete assignments, or engaging in an enrichment activity.
Enrichment Activities are located here: RCSD Continuous Learning Website Parent Resources
-Last Day of Instruction
May 27 will be the last day of online instruction for students. Teachers will be cleaning their classrooms and organizing student materials on May 28th and 29th for parent/guardian pick-up the first week of June.
-Registration for the 2020-2021 School Year
If you have not done so, please be sure to register your child for the 2020-2021 school year. We are making plans for classes already and need to know if your child will be attending. You may have also received a reminder email this last week from your child’s school.
Please go to RCSD Registration
If you need assistance with enrollment, please call your child’s school between the hours of 8:30-11:30 am.
EduTyping Now Available for all Students in Grades 1-8
Part of the Roseville City School District Digital Literacy plan, all students in grades 1-4 were given access this school year to a typing program called EduTyping. Edutyping was kind enough to give the program to all 5th-8th grade students in our District for free from now until August 2021. The goal of this program is to help students improve their typing fluency. Here are instructions on how students can log into EduTyping. EduTyping Login Instructions
Book Drive for Summer Reading
We will be putting together books for sharing during our summer feeding program. If your family has books to donate, please collect the books, put them in a box, and label them with a date the books were boxed up and last touched. Books have to sit for two weeks, based on the Public Health Department Guidelines, to ensure it is safe to touch and read a book. Because we can’t wipe down pages, there are no other ways to be sure that the entire book is safe to read and free from the virus. Boxed up books will be able to be dropped off the first week of June when picking up your child’s schoolwork and materials. Thank you for sharing the joy of reading with others!
Mental Health Resources
We miss seeing your children every day and know this can be a challenging time for families. We are here to support you and your family as we work through this unprecedented time.
If you would like to connect with one of the mental health professionals in the district or need additional support during distance learning, please fill out this non-emergency form. After we receive your request, someone will be in contact with you within 48 business hours.
Remember: THIS FORM IS FOR NON-EMERGENCIES ONLY!
If you or a family member are in crisis or have an emergency, please access one of the following options immediately:
- Call: 911 for emergencies
- Call: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
- Text: LISTEN to 741741
Today is National School Lunch Hero Day
We want to take a moment to celebrate our RCSD School Lunch Heroes that feed children breakfast and lunch throughout the year. They are also on the front lines working to ensure that children continue to be fed during these trying times. Here is one of our schools celebrating their staff - TJ Lunch Heroes. For more information about breakfast and lunch feedings during distance learning, please visit RCSD Food and Nutrition Resources.
Teacher Appreciation Week
We hope you will join us in celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week all next week. Each day we will virtually celebrate our teachers with different activities and messages of encouragement. Be sure to mark your calendar to help celebrate our heroes! #ThankATeacher #RCSDTeacherWeek
Google Classroom Student Tutorials
The following resource has Google Classroom Student Tutorials in many languages, including Russian, Spanish, and Arabic. Google Classroom Student Tutorials
Happy National Principal Day
During these COVID-19 learning days, the principals and assistant principals have been diligently working to ensure that students and staff are supported. Be sure to take a moment to send a positive message to your child’s principal and assistant principals. These are leaders making a difference each day!
Join the City of Roseville and families across our district in celebrating Roseville. Snap a photo or put a sign in your window to demonstrate the strength of our community even while staying at home! Visit #WeareRoseville for window signs and ways to celebrate our community online. Here are a few of our RCSD educators celebrating #WeareRoseville!
April 24, 2020
We in Roseville City School District want to start out by thanking all of you – parents, guardians, and students. We realize that distance learning can be challenging. We wanted to let you know that we are so proud of your efforts over the first two weeks and so thankful for your teamwork! his would not be a successful endeavor without you! Many parents and guardians are still working and trying to balance school with so many added pressures at home – we recognize this and say Thanks! Many of our students in Roseville City are also working so hard, connecting with their teachers, completing and submitting tasks, and facing the challenges of learning independently.
For all that you have done and for all you continue to do, the entire RCSD staff wants to say THANK YOU!
Parent Resource Page - Please remember to check out our Parent Resource Website Page to find support and recent communication documents.
3rd-Trimester Report Card - At the end of the school year, all students (TK-8) will receive one of the following two comments, for each teacher, on their report card:
The student participated in Distance Learning and will be going on to the next grade level.
Interventions were provided, including site administrator and psychologist/counselor, and the student rarely participated in Distance Learning. The parent should set up a meeting with the site administrator prior to school starting in 2020-2021.
This code would be used only if interventions such as the use of a counselor and multiple supportive outreach attempts have been exhausted.
Elementary students will also be provided with the following information on their 3rd-Trimester report card:
Two sentences on what the student has done well throughout the school year.
One sentence on a skill or area that the student could continue to work on.
Have a wonderful weekend and remember to reachout to your
child’s teacher or administrator if we in RCSD can assist you further.
We are here for you!
April 17, 2020
Thank you for organizing your household and your children to take on distance learning. There were thousands of children online this week, engaging in quality lessons and using many technology tools. My children were busy learning about Ancient China, cause and effect, using the metric system, PE activities, and animal adaptations. Here is one of our teachers, Mr. Blake, celebrating distance learning: Blake Video
Teachers have been and will continue to develop thoughtful lessons, providing feedback to students, and being thankful for teaching students during this challenging time. Our teachers are committed to providing engaging learning for all students for the remainder of the school year (May 28th). Students may use Google Classroom to engage with their teachers including asking questions. Parents may also email teachers with any questions you may have to support learning.
Professional Development Day
On May 18, all RSCD teachers will not be online with students. Instead, teachers will be learning about new curriculums that will be implemented in the 2020-2021 school year and will be working with colleagues planning lessons for the remainder of the school year.
Snap A Photo
Snap a picture of your child while they are doing distance learning and share on social media with the hashtag #RCSDchampions. We want to celebrate the learning that children are doing at home while we miss seeing them in person!
RCSD Continuous Learning Website
Visibility of Student Online Activity with Securly
To maintain ongoing compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) and Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA), we have partnered with Securly. Securly’s cloud-based web filter will support keeping students safe while logged in with their RCSD Kids Account. Securly scans emails, docs, and drives to provide full visibility into our students’ online activity and notifies District Leadership of any student searches containing signs of cyberbullying, self-harm, or inappropriate content.
With the SecurlyHome app, you can have a real-time view of your child’s activity. The District has created accounts for the primary contacts for each student in PowerSchool (typically Parent/Guardian). Those contacts will receive an automatic email from Securly Support, or email@example.com with your Get Started guide. When asked to “Enter your school registered email,” please use the email you use with PowerSchool, and not your child’s email address.
Ongoing RCSD Student Device Loaner Program
Please contact your child’s teacher or principal if you need to check-out a Chromebook to ensure your child can participate in distance learning.
Support with District Issued Mobile Devices
If you are experiencing difficulty using the mobile device assigned to your child, please contact your child’s teacher for support.
If the mobile device assigned to your child has been lost, stolen, or damaged, or is not charging, please complete the Student Mobile Device Lost, Stolen, Damage form as soon as possible. A member of the RCSD Technology Services team will reach out to schedule a time to exchange the device and/or charger for another.
Additional Internet Supports
To find out whether your household qualifies for low-cost, high-speed internet access at home, please feel free to reference the below resources:
If you are unable to establish internet access with any of the above service providers, please click here to complete the RCSD Internet Support Services. Your child’s principal will follow-up with you to identify a solution.
We hope that your family is able to enjoy the nice weather and finds time to celebrate one another!
Previous Communication to our Community
April 10, 2020
Dear Roseville City School District Parents and Guardians,
During the time of school closures, Roseville City School District (RCSD) teachers were quite busy planning learning for students, which will begin Tuesday, April 14, 2020. RCSD teachers have been thrust into learning new skills, developing new lessons, and doing all of this work while taking care of their own family and friends. In my thirty-year career, I do not remember when so much was asked of school employees in such a short and demanding period. I believe each of our teachers is committed to providing engaging learning for the remainder of the school year from April 14 through May 28.
Teaching and Learning
Hopefully, your family was able to pick up any necessary instructional materials that were organized and distributed before Spring Break. If you were unable to do so, please contact your school principal or child’s teacher to schedule a materials pick-up time as soon as possible. While school is being done away from the traditional classroom, all students must have what they need to engage in learning for the remainder of the school year.
Teachers will begin daily lessons on April 14th and will provide families with a two-week calendar to support planning based on the specific needs of each home. There will be both online classwork as well as independent work, such as daily independent reading and exercise.
Teachers will be engaging with their students in both recorded lessons in Google Classroom and live meetings through both Zoom and Google Meet. RCSD staff believes that relationships and human engagement is critical to support both the socio-emotional health of children as well as allowing children to have some weekly interactions with both staff and other classroom students.
Over the last few weeks, we have been addressing the privacy concerns about Zoom. We have developed protocols and practices to minimize privacy concerns during our time doing Distance learning. Along with creating a District Zoom Business account, which enables RCSD to configure Zoom with multi-level authentication, the following are some of the practices that will allow our student meetings to be private:
Zoom is now integrated with Clever, the student sign-in portal that is monitored by the District
The District will not share student information with Zoom
Students can use Chromebooks to access Zoom
The District has pushed default security settings to all teachers using Zoom through Clever. These settings include Waiting Room, which locks who can enter a meeting, and ways to prevent students from sharing their screen or private chats.
Over the next few days, please speak with your children about how they will be starting school and how excited the teachers are to engage with students. Here are a couple of ways to support learning at home:
Please review and bookmark our Parent Resource Website Page
Create a learning space for students where they can access their student materials as well as the necessary technology
Write out a visual schedule for your child based on your child’s teacher/s
Talk with your children each day about what they are learning
Plan in time for your child’s independent reading
Provide time for student exercise (there will be teacher support)
Let your child’s teacher know if your child is stressed
Know teachers are doing their best and appreciate continuing to receive feedback to support students
Food and Nutrition Resources
Currently, RCSD has four school sites serving meals. Those sites are Woodbridge Elementary, Cirby Elementary, Eich Middle School, and Buljan Middle School. All four school sites will serve meals from 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM. Students can pick up a breakfast and lunch meal combination at the same time. All meals will be served in grab-and-go bags for students to take home. Due to social distancing, we will not be providing areas for students to congregate and eat on the school sites.
We are all going to have successes, we are all going to have failures, and we all have a responsibility to ask for help and assume that everyone is doing their best. We in RCSD are working together as a district to support every family and every student. Please do not hesitate to reach out to your child’s teacher if your child needs instructional resources and/or socio-emotional supports from our counseling and psychology staff. For more information on Mental Health and Wellness Resources go to our Parent Resource Website Page.
Please continue to be safe and healthy, find time to laugh and acknowledge what you are grateful for, and give yourself grace as we continue to be surrounded by uncertainty.
April 3, 2020
Dear RCSD Families,
Thank you for your patience and collaboration as we transition for our classroom-based instruction to a continuous learning model. Our teachers and staff are working diligently to make the learning experiences engaging and meaningful for your children from April 14 - May 29, 2020.
Unfortunately, we've reached a point where it is clear that we are not able to bring students back to school this academic year. According to Placer County Health Officer Dr. Aimee Sisson, "Based on modeling of the COVID-19 outbreak in California and in Placer County, it will not be safe for students to return to school in a traditional in-person model through the end of May and into early June." Governor Newsom and State Superintendent of Public Instruction Thurmond echoed these sentiments earlier in the week. Therefore, with a heavy heart, the Roseville City School District Board of Education decided to close all schools for in-person instruction through June 30, 2020.
However, this does not mean the school year is over. Teaching and learning will continue. Technology support and lunch service will continue. Communication will continue. Our love and support for you and your children will continue. Please tell your children how much we miss them. We can't wait to see them in person this August.
Please access the Parent Resources tab at the RCSD Continuous Learning Page for information related to Food and Nutrition Services, Technology Resources, Mental Health and Wellness, Community Resources, and all District Communications. All teachers, administrators, and district office staff are working remotely. Please reach out to any of us by email if you have any questions or concerns.
Finally, please adhere to all public health guidelines. The safety of our community depends on our collective actions. May you and your family remain safe and well.
P.S. Lunch service will continue at Buljan Middle School, Eich Middle School, Cirby Elementary School, and Woodbridge Elementary School during Spring Break except for Friday, April 10. We plan to serve enough food for two lunches and two breakfasts on Thursday, April 9.