Roseville City School District

Superintendent’s Message
June 2021


As we approach the Summer of 2021, we are all entering the season with a much brighter outlook. For my family, our priority over the next two months will be focusing on the things that truly matter in life–the “things” that give us gratitude, peace, and occasion to make memories. 

My hope for all RCSD staff, families, and students is that we take this time to unplug. The need to recharge (and no, I don’t mean our laptops and phones!) has grown, and this summer is shaping up to be an opportunity to do just that. I will be spending time investing in my relationships and family, hugging and spending time with those I’ve deeply missed. I will also be prioritizing my health and wellness, inside and out. We hear a lot about self-care and there’s a reason for that – it’s vital and it makes a difference. Talk with your family and children about what self-care means to them and ways they best recharge. Their unique answers may surprise you!

Another aspect of summer that gives me gratitude is RCSD’s annual free summer meals program. Having food on the table is something many of us take for granted, but that’s not the case in every family. The free summer meals program helps to ensure all children 18 years and under receive a nutritious meal they can count on. In 2019, our summer meals program provided 18,102 meals, but last year in the thick of the COVID-19 pandemic, we served 145,451 meals as the need to put food on children’s tables grew exponentially. I am thankful for this program and our ability to keep our community’s children fed and healthy.

This year’s program, sponsored by the United States Department of Agriculture, runs Monday, June 7, 2021, through July 30, 2021, at six schools throughout Roseville. The best part is there is no registration required! Participating locations include Antelope Crossing, Barrett Ranch Elementary School, Buljan Middle School, Eich Middle School, Silverado Middle School, and Woodbridge Elementary School. To learn more about locations, dates, and times, call 916-771-1675, ext. 50248.

Enjoy the long summer days full of sunshine and a renewed focus on self and wellness. I know that’s what I will be striving to do!


Derk Garcia