To our community, families, students, and staff, as I write this article in the middle of March, our schools are closed through April 13, 2020, in an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19. We are all living with uncertainty, and because of that, I want to thank you for your patience, understanding, and support. We will continue to convey important information on our website, so make sure to bookmark rcsdk8.org for the most up-to-date information.
I’m often asked about our district and what factors make it unique. For me, it always comes down to the people and our 4C Philosophy. They must demonstrate Character, Commitment, Caring, and Competence.
I wanted to learn more about the factors that led Roseville City School District families to choose to send their children through our doors. I call this the RCSD Factor. For some families, it was our specialized programs, such as International Baccalaureate (IB), Positive Behavior Interventions and Support (PBIS), Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID), Transitional Kindergarten (TK), and our district-wide music program. For other families, it’s the walkability and safety of their neighborhood school, access to before and after school childcare, the high-quality educators, the consistent educational pathways offered from TK to high school graduation, and the proven higher education success of many RCSD alumni.
For families like Otilia Agrigoroae’s, it’s the sense of community and genuine care from RCSD staff that define their RCSD experience.
“We are so happy to be in the Roseville City School District! We moved to Roseville mid-year a few years ago, and our kids were welcomed so well by the students, teachers, and staff. We love the genuine care and respect shown to the students and families. We love the intentional recognition of positive behavior and accomplishment,” said Otilia. “One of my favorite moments was receiving a positive call from the principal at Diamond Creek, with my child present in her office to hear the kind words expressed about him, and then be able to tell him, through happy mom-tears, how proud I am of him!”
In these increasingly uncertain times, our staff remains committed to providing positive experiences and a safety net for all families and students. At the end of the day, the RCSD Factor is really about our people, our unwavering educators and administrators, involved parents and families, curious and bright students, and the sweeping need to tackle the challenges ahead of us together. I’d love to hear the factors that led you to becoming part of the RCSD family.
Again, I want to thank you for the support you’ve provided to our schools and staff during these unprecedented times. While we may not always have the answers, we will continue to share information as it’s available and do our best to convey it in a timely manner.