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Adam’s Update (3.30.20)

Colleagues, Thank you to the many RTA members who have called or emailed NYS Senate leaders urging them to provide the needed additional funding that our students and their educators need. If you haven’t already done so, please do it before the State budget is...

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Adam’s Update (3.27.20)

Colleagues, The newly proposed Rochester City School budget for the 2020-2021 school year targets programs for our most vulnerable students such as Special Education, the Bilingual Academy and the Young Mothers Program. It also calls for significant reductions of...

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FAQs (3.26.20)

Colleagues, As promised, the following represents answers to the most frequently asked questions that we’ve received from RTA members this week: - How long will our schools be closed?  We do not yet know. It will depend on the advice, guidelines and directives...

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Adam’s Update (3.23.20)

Colleagues, I hope that you are staying healthy and taking good care of yourselves and your your loved ones. This update is intended to keep you informed about some current work-related issues and to respond to some frequently asked questions that we are receiving: -...

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Frequently Asked Questions (3.17.20)

compiled by Aimee Rinere, Margaret Sergent, Matt Lavonas Will teachers be paid? The District agreed with us that teachers would continue to receive their full normal compensation if the District determined to close a school or to close all schools (Section 41-10.a.2...

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Adam’s Update (3.16.20)

Colleagues, As you may already know, our schools will be closed for at least two weeks. What happens after that clearly depends on developments in this rapidly evolving public health crisis. Superintendent Terry Dade reached out to us today to alert us that later this...

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Meals Provided for RCSD Students at 16 locations

Meals for RCSD students will be available at Wilson Foundation, East, Monroe, Freddie Thomas, School #5, School #42, and Jefferson from 8 am-2:30 pm (M-F) each school day schools are closed. In addition to the school sites the following recreation centers in the city...

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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.

Broken Pieces via Michelle Kanealey

From: Kanealey, Michelle M Sent: Friday, December 20, 2019 8:04 AMTo: White, Van <van.white@thelegalbrief.com>; cynthiaelliott1938@yahoo.com; Davis, Judith <Judith.Davis@rcsdk12.org>; Hallmark, Elizabeth F...

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...