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Job Share Deadlines

Current job sharing teachers who wish to stay together are required to notify the District (Dr. Christopher Miller/ by March 1st of the intent to either continue OR discontinue the job share as of September 2021. Teachers seeking new job...

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Retirement Deadline

If you are retiring and plan on receiving any accumulated monies from the Absentee Reduction Plan (Section 60, page 121), you must notify the District by this Friday, February 26th of this intention.

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Questions to the Superintendent & the BOE

Based on the comments of teachers that have been back in the building for the last four week I have the following questions: Will the classroom trash be emptied daily?Will teachers have keys to the classrooms?Will students be required to wear masks?Will any rules be...

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Letter to the BOE & Superintendent

Good evening Board Members and Superintendent L Myers-Small Speaking to you tonight on the eve of Phase two about communications. Our members communicate with our students every single day.  It is our most important duty to our students.  It is what we do...

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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.

Special Subject & Support Services Q&A

 For Special Subjects and Support Services Teachers Returning   on   January 4th: Initial Answers to Frequently Asked Questions Question:  Who is returning on January 4th? Answer:  Initially the District identified 95 Special Education...

Attending Physician’s Statement/COVID Leaves

If you are seeking a COVID leave we are encouraging members to have a physician fill out the Attending Physician's Statement and submit to the District as soon as possible. Click to download the following: Attending Physician's Statement Form (must be filled out by a...

 Rumor Control During these uncertain times, there are increasingly frequent and inaccurate rumors spread especially through FB and other social media. Such misinformation, often promulgated by uninformed sources, is unhelpful and causes unnecessary alarm and...

FAQ’s on Reopening Phases 1-3

Below are FAQs on Reopening Phases 1-3 Initial Questions and Answers for Returning 1/4/21 Teachers (From the Special Ed Teachers meeting 12.10.20) Special Subject & Support Services Q&A

Introducing CIT Lead Teacher-Mentor OFFICE HOURS via Zoom

The Career in Teaching (CIT) Program is offering teachers drop-in mentor support before school, midday, and after school with regular CIT Mentor Office Hours via Zoom. Need some advice about an instructional challenge?  Some assistance with writing IEPs?  Some...

Professional Development Opportunities for RTA Members

 The Career in Teaching Department and the Rochester Teaching Academy are collaborating to bring our members three professional learning opportunities centered on Restorative Practices.  Each two-hour session will be facilitated by a CIT Lead Teacher/Mentor and will...

Thinking About Retiring?

Dear Staff:   Attached please find information regarding a virtual retirement information meeting that is being held next week on Thursday, December 10 from 4:30 to 6:00 PM.  If you are interested in attending please register using the following...

2021 Retiree Healthcare Information

If there are any questions please call Charlie Dean at 865-1735. MVP Healthcare Information Meeting To see the video of the MVP Healthcare presentation from November 12, 2020 click on the link below. You will need to input the Passcode when prompted....


Committees have been established by negotiated contracts and RTA's Rules and By-Laws.  Each committee is designed to provide a special service to RTA members.  Serving on these committees are over 220 RTA members, appointed by the RTA President, with consent...

PRESS RELEASERCSD UNIONS CHALLENGE THE DISTRICT’S PROJECTED BUDGET DEFICIT All four unions, representing Rochester City School District’s approximately 6000 employees, Association of Supervisors and Administrators of Rochester (ASAR), Board of Education Non-Teaching Employees (BENTE), Rochester Association of Paraprofessionals (RAP) and Rochester Teachers Association (RTA), have issued a joint open letter to the RCSD Board of […]