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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...

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Happy Thanksgiving

Colleagues, On this Thanksgiving, I am so grateful for the opportunity to represent you. You are this community’s everyday heroes. Often without recognition, you always do all that you can for your students - way beyond the call of duty. Your dedication and...

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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...

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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 […]

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Retiree Virtual Open Enrollment Links

MVP Retiree Open Enrollment Meeting 2PM to 3:30PM  Join Zoom Meeting:  Meeting ID: 931 6997 4244 Passcode: 971249 One tap mobile+16465588656,,93169974244#,,,,,,0#,,971249#   Excellus Retiree...

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Adam’s Update (11.2.20) Vote!

Colleagues, Having escaped totalitarianism many years ago, I feel so fortunate to live in a free and democratic society where we, as citizens, can make a difference by exercising our right to vote. We must cherish that and never take it for granted.  If you haven’t...

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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.

Times & Locations for Early Voting

 TIMES FOR EARLY VOTING, November 2020 PRIMARY Saturday, October 24, 9:00 am-3:00 pm Sunday, October 25, 9:00am-3:00pm Monday, October 26, 9:00am-5:00 pm Thursday, October 29, 11:00am-8:00pm Friday, October 30, 9:00am-5:00 pm Saturday, October 31, 9:00am-3pm Sunday,...

Representative Assembly Meeting Dates

            For your convenience and opportunity to plan ahead, I wish to inform you of the scheduled dates for the regular monthly meetings of the RTA Representative Assembly during the 2020-2021 school...

Statement on the Tragic Death of Daniel Prude

Dear Colleagues, As we again experience deep sadness and hurt, this time over the tragic death of Daniel Prude in our own community, our nation looks to educators to help teach our children that it is indeed possible to live in peace and to create a world with racial...

Interested in Mentor Support?

Professional support is voluntary, confidential peer coaching from a CIT Lead Teacher-Mentor to support and strengthen your practice.  We encourage you to request professional support if you will be transitioning to a new school building, new grade level, or new...

Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with sample schedules

About the Virtual Instructional Model The schedules are samples.  Teachers should use their professional judgement in conjunction with the needs of their students to provide the best instruction possible. In the PreK-2 the 15 minute break is for the...

2020-21 Teacher Pay Dates

2020-21 Pay Dates 9/11/20 9/25/20 10/9/20 10/23/20 11/6/20 11/20/20 12/4/20 12/18/20 12/31/20 1/15/21 1/29/21 2/12/21 2/26/21 3/12/21 3/26/21 4/9/21 4/23/21 5/7/21 5/21/21 6/4/21 6/18/21 * 7/2/21 * (22nd and last paycheck) Spread a check dates: 7/16/21, 7/30/21,...

RTA Hotline Postings

Due to phone issues at RTA Office, we are posting the following jobs. School 9 Elementary K-3  School 17 Special Education 1-6  School 17 Bilingual Special Education 1-6  School 45 Elementary  You must be in the tenure area to secure the job....