Rochester Teachers Care

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Voluntary Transfer Process Open Now

Voluntary Transfer Applications for the 2019-2020 school year will be accepted online from Friday, February 8, 2019 through Friday, March 22, 2019 at 4:00 pm at http://schooltransfer.rcsd.dom (on the RCSD intranet)

Is your school new to receivership?

RTA will be meeting with RTA faculty representatives shortly.
A FAQ will be distributed at that time.
In the meantime, we continue our recommendation that all teachers in receivership schools put in for voluntary transfers when that process starts in February.

NEW SLO Deadlines


SLOs must be completed and submitted by teachers by the following dates:
·         Semester 1 (S1) SLOs: Friday, December 21, 2018 
·         Full Year (FY) SLOs: Friday, February 15, 2019
·         Semester 2 (S2) SLOs (currently locked, will be unlocked at the start of S2): Friday, March 15, 2019

Adam’s Update (Jan/Feb 2019)

Colleagues,Here’s a brief update on some timely reminders and current issues:- Rochester Teachers Care. This week’s Rochester Teachers Care video <https://youtu.be/ZBGbRopqUiQ> features Kelly Follman from the RISE Community School. Through arts and culturally...

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Adam’s Update October 2018

Colleagues, I am pleased to inform you that we have successfully concluded negotiations for a new Annual Professional Performance Review (APPR) agreement. The one year pact will apply for the current school year and may be re-negotiated thereafter. The new agreement...

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Adam’s Update (September 2018)

Colleagues, I hope that you had a good summer break and enjoyed it with family and friends. As we welcome you back to the new school year, we also want to inform you about some salient issues and about our ongoing efforts on your behalf. - Less testing and no more...

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News You Can Use Now

Social Discovery Lab –

Series of Professional Development workshops: Feb – April 2019

Baobab Cultural Center, 728 University Ave, Rochester, NY 14607

“How do the forces of power and freedom shape black identity and what are the consequences? Analyzing the creation, recognition, affirmations, and expressions of black identity through artistic and historical works.”

Click here for full information

Scholarships Available from the RTA

The Rochester Teachers Association, through its Scholarship Committee, awards scholarships to needy and deserving college-bound students.  Final selections will be based upon academic achievement, financial need, character and leadership ability. Click on the...

Nominate your fantastic Science/STEM teacher for the

Air Force Association — Teacher of the Year

Attention new teachers/new members

If you have any questions about how your salary was set, please notify Martha at maskerade6@aol.com

NYS PD Requirement for Professionally Certified Teachers

100 hours must be taken over each 5-year cycle.
IT IS THE TEACHER’S RESPONSIBILITY TO KEEP TRACK OF THESE HOURS.
THE STATE MAY AUDIT AN INDIVIDUAL’S COMPLIANCE AT ANY TIME FOR 8 YEARS.
PLEASE DOWNLOAD AND KEEP A COPY OF YOUR 17-18 PD.

Our TURN: Revitalizing Public Education and Strengthening Our Democracy Through the Collective Wisdom of Teachers

See Executive Summary here

See Final Report here