Roseville City School District Community Newsletter December 2020
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Happy Holidays, #RCSDChampions!

RCSD Helpful Web Links

  • View the 2020-2021 school year calendar here.
  • Reopen and Remain Open Guidance here.
  • Complete the Annual Household Eligibility Form here.

Important Dates to Remember

  • December 21, 2020 - January 1, 2021: Winter Break, no school
  • January 4: Staff Development; no school
  • January 18: Martin Luther King Jr. Day; no school
  • February 8: Lincoln's Birthday; no school
  • February 15: President's Day; no school

COVID-19 Resource Links

The Free Meal Program Continues! 
We are pleased to serve grab-and-go breakfast and lunch to ALL students in the district for the remainder of the school year! Thanks to a federal grant, RCSD will be able to offer free meals to anyone under age 18 at Roseville City and Dry Creek schools. 

Students attending school in person will have their meals sent home with them, and pickup is available daily from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at any school site for all other students. 

RCSD’s nutrition department serves nourishing meals complete with whole grains, fresh fruits and veggies, and low-fat milk. Through a partnership with the Life Time Foundation, the district has removed high-fructose corn syrup, trans fats, artificial flavors, and more from 80% of its menu items. 
New District Faculty & Staff
RCSD has hired nearly 30 new staff members this year. We are thrilled to have this group of qualified personnel to support our operations, students, and families.

Welcome, #RCSDChampions!
We’re Still Growing!

Even with all our new hires, RCSD still has several open positions. We are looking for employees to fill permanent and short-term roles, and we are also looking for substitutes. 

Current openings include:  
  • Permanent positions
  • Elementary Cafeteria Lead
  • Cafeteria Site Cashier
  • Cafeteria Worker
  • Instructional Assistant
  • Secretary
  • Meal Duty Supervisor
Short-Term positions:
  • Office Specialist
Substitute positions:
  • Teachers
  • Instructional Assistants
  • Cafeteria/Cashier Workers
  • Custodians
  • Clerical/Secretary 
RCSD offers a dynamic, mission-driven career environment that contributes to the success of our students and families. For more information or to apply for an open position, please take a look at RCSD’s EdJoin page. We invite all qualified applicants to get started!

If you have any questions about full-time, classified job openings, you can contact Lori Orr at or 916.771.1600 x 50151. For questions about substitute postings, please contact Melinda Pon at or 916.771.1600 x 50154.
2021 - 2022 Online Registration Coming Soon!
Registration season is coming! Be an #RCSDChampion and register online beginning January 5th, 2021. 

If your student is brand new to RCSD this school year, you should have received a letter from your school with instructions on how to access your PowerSchool Parent Portal account. This account is needed to complete your online returning student registration.

If you do not receive a letter by January 8th, 2021, please contact your school site.

Save this link and check back for more information!
Maintenance and Facilities Update
Buljan Middle School is getting a fresh look with new grass at the front of the school! 

COVID-19 Safety Measures
The RCSD maintenance crew kept hard at work replacing schools’ HVAC system filters with MERV 13 filters, which circulates cleaner air. The team has also installed plexiglass shields for office staff throughout district and school offices to better protect against the spread of COVID-19.
RCSD In The News

KCRA recently highlighted RCSD’s return to on-campus learning and went live on site at the brand new Riego Creek Elementary School! Watch the clip here.

ABC 10 also covered the return to campus from Eich MIddle School, where Principal Darren Brown explained some of the safety protocols students and staff are following. Watch the full clip.

The latest issue of Growing Up Roseville includes an update from RCSD Superintendent Derk Garcia. 

Shopping For a Cause

While many things are different this year, what is not changing is the Tommy Apostolos Fund's dedication to Roseville families. With a little creativity and flexibility, they continue the festive and heart-warming tradition of the Kids Shopping Days to provide teacher-recommended RCSD students with winter essentials.

Every year, hundreds of volunteers ascend upon Kohl's to outfit students with winter essentials. This year is no different. In fact, more than 450 students were nominated to receive new coats, shoes, pajamas, and more. 

Please visit the Tommy Apostolos Fund website for more on how to donate or get involved.

RCSD Board Update
The Roseville City School District Board of Education swore in newly elected trustees Julie Constant and Meghan Krafka during its December 15th regular meeting. Let's learn more about the hardworking trustees to help shape our district!
Rob Baquera, President

A father of three daughters, Rob was elected to the board in 2018. He is a committed community volunteer and has worked on the boards of the Rotary Club of Roseville and Safe Kids Placer County, among others. Rob has a background in crime prevention, site security, and crisis communication. In his free time Rob enjoys outdoor activities, family travel, and game nights.
Valerie Gross, Clerk

Valerie was elected to the board in 2018. She is a parent of two students in the District and has served as president of the Stoneridge Elementary PTC and a member-at-large on the Community Priorities Advisory Committee for the City of Roseville. Professionally, Valerie works as a realtor in the Sacramento area. She moved to Roseville from the Midwest with her family a few years ago. 
Julie Constant, Trustee

Julie Constant won reelection to the RCSD Board of Education in 2020. She was first elected to the board in 2016 and has volunteered with her children’s school PTA, site council, parent booster club, and in the classroom. Julie holds a Masters in Governance from the California School Board Association.
Alisa Fong, Trustee
A proud mom of two high school boys, Alisa has been on the board since 2016. She also volunteers on the board of the Roseville City School District Foundation and serves as a delegate to the California School Boards Association. Professionally, Alisa is an attorney and property manager, and in her free time, she enjoys traveling, running, and spending time outdoors with her family. 
Meghan Krafka, Trustee

A mother of two and longtime RCSD parent, Meghan was elected to the board in 2020. She also serves on the City of Roseville Local Sales Tax Citizens’ Oversight Committee. As a board member, Meghan plans to focus on fiscal responsibility and supporting teachers. She works as a vice president of finance in the private sector and is a licensed CPA. 
Superintendent's Corner

I’ve got to admit, the holiday season inevitably makes me nostalgic, and this year is no different. Rereading my superintendent’s article from December 2019, I came across this statement: “The future looks so bright that I can’t help but keep looking forward to the goals, milestones, and growth at our fingertips.” It’s clear that at this time last year, we had no idea what was looming around the corner. 

Despite the recent setbacks, I would like to recognize the hard work of our staff, families, and students that allowed us to still chase our goals and reach the milestones and growth we had hoped for. November 4, 2020, we welcomed nearly 200 students to our 20th school, Riego Creek Elementary School, for the very first time. I’ve been to several grand openings for new schools, and I am confident that I’ve never experienced the palpable thrill and relief from the students and families as I did on that day. The genuine care and commitment exhibited by the Riego Creek staff have affirmed my commitment to our District culture of placing children at the center of every decision that we make.

As we look at the growth we have experienced as a District, I’m not looking at numbers. I’m looking at the growth demonstrated by the maturity and kindness of our students. They have been through so much, but I am proud to see them becoming vital members of our school and local community. The growth of our staff members’ toolboxes as educators is second to none. We knew that our teachers were superheroes, but now they have sharpened the skills they never expected to need, blowing me away with their ability to broaden their skillset and act as a north star for their students, leading the way with grace and flexibility.

So while you cannot compare this year to last year (talk about apples to oranges!), I can’t help but feel like we were still able to chase our goals and reach the milestones and growth we hoped for - they just look different than expected.


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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