Roseville City School District Community Newsletter December 2018
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Happy Holidays, #RCSDChampions

2018 - 2019 RCSD Helpful Web Links

  • View the 2018-2019 school year calendar here.
  • View 2019-2020 registration information here.
  • Look over bell schedules here.
  • View our breakfast and lunch menus here.
  • Sign up for free/reduced meals here.

Important Dates to Remember

December 21: Minimum Day - all schools
December 24 - January 7: Winter Break - students not in school
January 7: Teacher Work Day - students not in school
January 8 - 30: Open enrollment for transfer students

Click here to view the 2018-19 calendar.

2019-2020 Online Registration begins January 8th, 2019! Click here to register!

RCSD in the News
KCRA, CBS 13, Style Magazine, Roseville Press Tribune, West Roseville News, Roseville Area Chamber of Commerce... Oh, my! Keep up with our district on social media using the hashtag #RCSDChampions.
Putting fruits and veggies to a vote
Welcome, new district board members
Roseville City School Board welcoming two new members December 13
Roseville City School District Update
Our foundation is music to our ears
Roseville City School District Board of Education Update
On Thursday, December 13, 2018, we will welcome our two newest Board members at an official swearing in ceremony at the District Office.

Rob Baquera and Valerie Gross join the five-member school board in its mission to maximize learning for each and every one of our students. They will help focus on providing the best possible educational program to meet the needs of all students attending our schools. With their help, our #RCSDChampions will continue to be offered quality instruction and the opportunity to become the best they can be! Welcome, Rob and Valerie!
Camp Fire Causes District Closure 
On Friday, November 18, the Roseville City School District elected to close all campuses and district sites due to the poor air quality following the devastating Camp Fire. RCSD is going through the process to seek a waiver for this missed school day. We should know if the waiver is approved by the California Department of Education in February 2019.
Child Nutrition Update
Mandarins and Vegetarians!
RCSD provides school meals that offer a variety of fruits, vegetables, vitamins, and minerals. Keeping this priority, we have partnered with local, award-winning mandarin farmer Highland Orchard Mandarins in Penryn to offer our students fresh, local produce!

Did you know mandarins pack a synephrine punch, a natural antihistamine known for relieving cold and allergy symptoms? It's an amount up to six times more than is found in orange juice! They are also a rich source of Vitamin C, folate, beta-carotene, and lycopene.

We now also offer a daily vegetarian option at each of our 19 schools. Many of our students receive a majority of their daily nutrition during the school day, and we don't take this lightly! Serving students the healthiest of options is what we strive to do every day!
Child Nutrition Helpful Links

Principal Spotlight
Manny Villalpando

Spanger Elementary School

I began a career in education... in 2001. After college, I worked in the private sector as a marketing associate and coached basketball in my free time. What I realized quickly was I received the most joy and fulfillment from working with kids. This prompted me to go back to school and pursue a career in teaching!

I became an educator because...  I was fortunate to have a few teachers who went above and beyond to ensure my success. These incredible teachers became my inspiration to become a super teacher to a new generation of kids.

My favorite Spanger tradition... has been the strong relationship with Roseville High School. Our students get to work with past Spanger students weekly through the Rec Admin Program. In addition, we participate in their Homecoming Parade, Dancing Feet Program, and Winter Show. Spanger is truly a community school.

I went to college at... University of California, Santa Cruz. I was an Economics major with a minor in Business. I then attended National Hispanic University to complete my Multiple Subject Teaching Credential. I completed my current education journey at San Jose State University where I earned a masters in Education Leadership.

In my spare time... I enjoy working out, bike riding, and doing carpentry work with my 12-year-old son.  My family also enjoys trips to the beach and eating tasty meals. 

Keep up with Mr. Villalpando and the Spanger Spartans on Facebook!

Facilities Update

As one of the largest elementary schools in the district, Orchard Ranch makes sure to continue supporting it's growing enrollment with additional resources. The campus has added new portable classrooms with plans to place four more over winter break. Additionally, RCSD is planning to place two additional portables at Fiddyment Farm Elementary during the summer of 2019. 
Tommy Apostolos Fund Annual Shopping Spree

Every Christmas season for 30 years, RCSD has partnered with the Tommy Apostolos Fund to purchase new clothes and shoes for children in need in Roseville. This year, the shopping spree was held at Kohl's on Fairway Drive Saturday, December 1, and more than 400 students received coats, shoes, socks, and other winter essentials. 

Each child is nominated by their teacher at Roseville area schools and is then paired with an adult volunteer who takes them on a $120 spree through the racks of Kohl's in search of shoes, coats and other essentials.

To learn more or to get involved, visit the Tommy Apostolos Fund website!
The Roseville City School District Foundation (RCSDF) recently donated $25,000 to our elementary and middle schools to help purchase additional musical instruments and supplies for the 2018-19 school year, expanding the music education program re-introduced district-wide in 2016.

Since 2016, the Foundation has contributed $140,000 to the program and is committed to making annual donations each year of at least $25,000.

These donations are possible because students and parents participate in our annual fundraising events, such as the Run4Roseville Schools (save the date - April 28, 2019!), and also because of the generous Roseville community who support our mission.

To learn more or to get involved, visit the RCSDF website!
Superintendent's Corner
With a new year upon us, thankful is a feeling and an action that is at the forefront of
my mind. The holiday season is a time of reflection and giving thanks to each individual who makes an impact on who we are. Here are just a few of the reasons I feel thankful every day:

I am thankful to YOU, our ever-growing community of #RCSDChampions. I am thankful our children have the privilege of learning alongside outstanding teachers, principals, and support staff. Together, you create the community and culture that allows our children to develop into engaged learners.

I am thankful for the culture within our schools. At each of our sites, I witness respectful interaction and collaborative problem-solving. This positive environment fosters an effective and inclusive educational setting for staff and parents. I am thankful for your willingness to adapt and remain focused on creating the best outcomes for our children.

I am thankful for our growth and our growing pains. We have experienced increased enrollments, new school construction, modernization projects, and endless maintenance of our facilities in order to accommodate our growing student body. There is an unspoken pledge of responsibility at each of our school sites to continue bringing our children the very best of each resource.

I am thankful to the custodial, maintenance, clerical, food services, and support staff who work to provide a safe and healthy environment for our children and staff year-round. You are the glue that holds our district family together, working on the front line with children, families, and so much more.

We have a culture that guides all of our practices, decisions, and perspective. It is our “why.” Simply put: We place our students at the center of every decision we make, and it’s this conviction that guides what we do each day. Our #RCSDChampions support, value, inspire, and empower our students and each other to reach their full potentials, both academically and socially.

I am always blown away by the commitment you show our children, challenging them to think critically, collaborate, and offer their creativity and kindness. Because of you, our children have a desire to learn. I am honored to be a part of this family.

I hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday season.


Derk Garcia
Find & Follow!
Each school has a dedicated Facebook page where they post updates, school events and messages from the principal. You can find each school at RCSD "School Name" for example "RCSD Brown." 
You can also follow the District on Facebook here, Instagram here and Twitter here. We often use the hashtag #RCSDChampions so follow us that way too!

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