Roseville City School District

Superintendent’s Message
December, 2019


A New Year and a New Decade is on the Way!

And just like that, we find ourselves at the close of the decade. With 2020 on the horizon, you’d think I’d become nostalgic over the last ten years. You’re not wrong – in fact, I’ve become nostalgic over the last 150 years as we celebrate the District’s sesquicentennial all year long. However, the future looks so bright that I can’t help but keep looking forward to the goals, milestones, and growth at our fingertips.

This month, the District will name the principal of Riego Creek Elementary, the newest member of our community of schools. Selecting leadership for a school site is a critically important endeavor. We will continue to focus on maintaining high standards in choosing candidates who embody what we call the 4 Cs: character, competence, commitment, and care for our students. It’s always rewarding to welcome a new member to the RCSD family, and it’s equally exciting to realize this means we are that much closer to opening our 20th school.

The new decade also signals a renewed commitment of the Roseville City School District Foundation (RCSDF) and its mission to be a resource for our schools. Through community partnerships and participation, coupled with their fundraising initiatives, the Foundation has donated $25,000 annually for many years to support our districtwide music program. 

Perhaps this is the best time for me to say that if you’d like to continue to support the special programs made available through RCSDF, I’d like to invite you to join me Friday, January 24, 2020, at the annual Comfort Food Cook-Off, hosted by our Foundation. You won’t want to miss this fun event, and trust me when I say, you can enjoy the delicious comfort food guilt-free knowing the funds raised support our music education program. Come hungry and spend a child-free evening sampling each principal’s comfort food dish while they represent their school and compete for the throne of Best Dish. Learn more at


Derk Garcia