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Adam’s Update (2.12.20)

Colleagues, You may have heard about Superintendent Dade's speculation that, if we do not receive additional funding from the State, the District may not be able to meet payroll this year and may have to make up to 800 layoffs. He said this yesterday while testifying...

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Adam’s Update (1.29.20)

Colleagues,Here’s a brief update and some timely reminders: - 100th Episode. This week’s Rochester Teachers Care video <https://youtu.be/vO1UyogbLDM> represents the 100th episode of the series that began in March, 2017. It features the work of Jen Finewood, a...

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Adam’s Update (1.23.20)

Colleagues, Yesterday you received a copy of the RTA Representative Assembly resolution condemning the District’s disastrous strategy for mid-year cuts and calling for the restoration of teacher layoffs and needed services for our students. Here’s a brief update on...

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Adam’s Update (1.8.20)

Colleagues, Here’s a brief update about several topics currently salient and a couple announcements about workshops available to you: - Layoffs. The original number of proposed teacher layoffs was 168. That number was reduced to 155 and then, just hours before...

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Rochester Teachers Care

 

This video focuses on Maria Milford, her awesome interactions with her students and some of the amazing things that are going on at School #44.

Rochester Teachers Care

This video focuses on Chris Fields from East and the work he does with his students and their book club.

Rochester Teachers Care

A video highlighting what sixth grade teacher John Martin Cannon is doing with his students, their families, and the community.

Rochester Teachers Care

Rochester Teachers Care is a weekly series from the RTA that highlights exemplary work and dedication of our colleagues in service to our students. This video focuses on what Tanya Homer is doing for her students at School #52.

Rochester Teachers Care

This video focuses on what some retired teachers are doing for some schools in the RCSD with the RRTA’s Books for Kids program.

Rochester Teachers Care

This video focuses on the Math and Movement and the great work by Gina Cordaro.

Parking for the Rally to #SpareOurStudents

The Rally to #SpareOurStudents is December 19th at 4:30 p.m. at 131 West Broad Street. Parking will be at a premium. You are strongly encouraged to carpool from your schools. You may also park at the RTA offices (30 North Union Street) and carpool from there. Below...

SPECIAL 411 WEEK OF RTA SOLIDARITY

from Aimee Rinere/RTA Treasurer... We are asking all RTA Faculty Reps to help us get the word out to our members with the following actions throughout the week. We NEED everyone to call, write, show up and be heard! Monday: Encourage all teachers to sign up to speak...

Action Committee Requests

Colleagues, First and foremost, thank you for all you do for our union and our students! It has been a challenging few months so far this year and we are not through it yet! The Action Committee has three urgent requests.  INVITE:  Please invite our colleagues,...

PD Seminars for December

There are still six free professional development seminars scheduledfor December in the Rochester Regional Office (starting next week).Please send this email to your members in case any of them areinterested in attending. Here is a link toour...

The Media’s Misrepresentation of RCSD Teacher Absences by Chris Widmaier

Since they used my picture and video from my classroom as an example of the kind of teacher that is exhibiting a high rate of absenteeism (never mind the fact I’ve been absent for the last year and half because I left the Rochester City School District) I feel like I should respond with my own thoughts. I also feel like I should respond because our community needs to just plain stop buying into the lazy RCSD teacher narrative as the reason our school system is the way it is.

Corrected Seniority Lists

We have corrected the district’s mistakes on the seniority lists and are able to confirm a member's seniority number. Please email one of us at: Margaret Sergent msergent@rochesterteachers.com Aimee Rinere arinere@rochesterteachers.com  Matt...

Two Deputy Superintendents let go by RCSD

Dear Colleagues, Today the services of our two Deputy Superintendents, Dr. Elizabeth Mascitti-Miller and Dr. Cecilia Griffin Golden, were discontinued for reasons of economy and reorganization.  When I arrived in Rochester in July, I told staff what an...

Email RTA To Recieve Your Seniority Number

The RTA has found that the district has provided us with flawed seniority lists.  We are in the process of correcting them as fast as we can.  If you have already contacted us for your seniority number, please email us starting on Monday, November 18, 2019...

Free DASA Training from NYSUT November 16th

NYSUT will be offering another free DASA training for teachers and teaching assistants who need this training for their certification on Saturday, November 16th, at the Rochester Regional Office (30 N. Union St, 1st-floor conference center, Rochester, NY 14607) from 9...

#WRIGHTBYYOURSIDE

Officer Denny Wright, a police officer in the community of Rochester NY, serving us for more than 22 years and is the husband and father of two RTA members. On Friday, October 4th, 2019, Denny was having lunch with his daughter, and left to respond to a domestic...

A message from Superintendent Dade

From communications@rcsdk12.org (Tue, 10/8/2019 5:46 PM) Please see the following message from Superintendent Terry Dade. Dear Colleagues, At this evening’s Board of Education Audit Committee meeting, I reported on the District’s budget deficit, which first came to my...

Making Strides Walk 2019

This year’s Making Strides Walk is October 20th – at Frontier Field beginning at 8:30 am. Please consider creating a team and walking for a great cause. To donate, click on the following link: http://bit.ly/RTABreastCancerWalk Please be sure to stop by the RTA tent...