Roseville City School District Community Newsletter March 2019
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RCSD Helpful Web Links

  • View the 2018-2019 school year calendar here.
  • View the 2019 - 2020 school year calendar here.
  • View 2019-2020 registration information here.
  • Look over bell schedules here.
  • View our breakfast and lunch menus here.
  • Learn more about our free and reduced meals here.

Important Dates to Remember

March 6: Minimum Day, elementary schools only
April 15 - 22: Spring Break, no school
May 27: Memorial Day, no school
May 28-30: Minimum Day, all schools
May 30: Last day of school
May 31: Teacher Work Day
August 8, 2019: First Day of 2019-20 school year

Click here to view the 2018-19 calendar.

Prepare for next year with the 2019-20 calendar.

Open Enrollment

Registration is live for all new and returning families! 
The sooner you register, the more time we have to plan our next year.

To register, click here!

Serving #RCSDChampions in TK through 8th grade.

Need help registering?

Join us for Registration Support Nights on April 23rd, May 21st and June 6th from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM at the District Office, 1050 Main Street, Roseville, CA.


RCSD in the News
Find RCSD in our local media and publications!

We've been highlighted by KCRA, Roseville Press TribuneWest Roseville News, and the Roseville Area Chamber of Commerce. You never have to look far to get an update on what's new in the District. In fact, don't miss these adorable Jefferson TK students who were profiled on KCRA here or the news about Cooley Middle School's latest award here

Keep up with our District on social media using the hashtag #RCSDChampions!
Staff Spotlight
Jerry Jorgensen
Assistant Superintendent

Jerry Jorgensen, Roseville City School District Assistant Superintendent of Personnel Services, was recently named Association of California School Administrators Region 2 Human Resources Administrator of the Year. Jerry manages student enrollment, negotiations, the District wellness program and leads new teacher on-boarding. All of this has been accomplished while the District has doubled in size during his tenure.

Jerry's work around being proactive in hiring, his work in negotiations, the Wellness Committee that has positively impacted the health of employees, and his work in supporting the radical growth in the District has made him a foundational leader in our organization. Let's get to know a little more about Jerry...

I went to college at... Humboldt State University.

I began a career in education... at Upper Lake High School in Lake County as a Social Science, Health, Driver's Education, PE teacher, and Men's Basketball and Women's Volleyball Coach. Then I progressed through administrative positions at three different high schools before receiving the opportunity to come to Roseville as RCSD's Assistant Superintendent.  

I became passionate about the Personnel Department because... offering a great education for our students is about the people you bring into the schools and the District in all positions. Everyone plays a role in developing and maintaining a nurturing and positive culture for each other and our students. The Personnel Department sets the tone for all of this.

My favorite RCSD tradition... are
 the recognition events, thanking the staff for their service to our students and each other. Delivering the rose to certificated staff on the day they become permanent employees-- it's a special day - the relief on their faces and then the smiles are pretty awesome. 

In my spare time... I spend time with my family. Grandchildren are amazing! I also go to the gym, work in the yard, I'm involved in my church and am trying to teach myself guitar - yikes!

A few things people say about Jerry...

"Our District culture revolves around the Four C's: Competence, Character, Commitment and Care for our students. Jerry embodies all of these traits in his work for RCSD."
Derk Garcia, Superintendent

"Jerry is an advocate for all students. He makes decisions that keep student needs as the focus and continually encourages and advocates that all educators in our system do the same."
-Jamey Schrey, Deputy Superintendent of Educational Services

“Jerry has always been a person you could call upon to get a direct answer for anything related to our District. His trusted input has always been invaluable, not only to me, but to everyone in our District.”
-Marc Buljan, Director of Personnel

"Jerry was extremely helpful and supportive throughout the recruitment and hiring process, which can typically be a nerve-wracking experience. I felt encouraged and comfortable as a new, incoming teacher."
-Kayla Hubbard, Third Grade Teacher

Sargeant Elementary Works to Become IB School

Sargeant Elementary, our elementary school on our eastern boundary, began the International Baccalaureate (IB) certification process three years ago. Staff began taking part in IB training and creating their required, trans-disciplinary units. All grade levels created and taught three units last year, and three more will be created this school year.

Sargeant will apply this month to become an authorized IB School offering the Primary Years Programme and will have a site visit in the fall, with the hope of certification in the following months. Sargeant students eventually move on to W. T. Eich, the only stand-alone IB middle school in Placer County. 

To learn more about IB, click here or read below--we can quiz you later!

The profile of an IB Learner: 
  • Inquirers: Students develop their natural curiosity.
  • Knowledgeable: Students explore concepts, ideas, and issues that have both local and global significance.
  • Thinkers: Students think critically to engage themselves in figuring out complex problems.
  • Communicators: Students express themselves and information through a variety of modes of communication.
  • Principled: Students act honestly and with a strong sense of fairness, justice, and respect for the dignity of the individual, groups, and communities.
  • Open-minded: Students appreciate their own cultures and personal histories and are open to the perspectives, values, and traditions of other individuals and communities.
  • Caring: Students show respect and compassion towards the needs of others.
  • Courageous: Students approach unfamiliar situations with courage, as well as defend their beliefs.
  • Balanced: Students understand the importance of intellectual, physical, and emotional balance to achieve personal well-being.
  • Reflective: Students give thoughtful consideration to their own learning and experience.
Congratulations to Principal Rachael Peck and her extraordinary staff for taking the initiative to create this opportunity for our students. 

Stay tuned for more information!
Come grow with us! RCSD is hiring, and we want you to join the family.

Search for Roseville City School District openings here!
Facilities Update

Our Facilities Department has been hard at work beautifying and maintaining our school sites such as giving Sargeant's library a fresh new look!
Welcome to RCSD!
Jeremiah Johnstone has joined the District in our newest position, Facilities Project Manager. This new position will manage new school construction, temporary classroom plans, and help to modernize our 19 existing schools. Welcome, Jeremiah!
Did you know that Warren T. Eich Middle School is the only stand-alone IB middle school in Placer County? Learn more here and follow Eich on Facebook!
To date, the Roseville City School District Foundation has donated $140,000 to our District’s music education program and we are excited to continue this investment for the upcoming school year. On Thursday, May 16th, the RCSDF will present a check to the Roseville City School District Board of Trustees to benefit the 2019-2020 music education program. The funds will be used to purchase additional musical instruments and supplies for our elementary and middle schools!

You have probably heard that the Board of the RCSDF decided not to hold the Run4Roseville Schools in the spring of 2019. Over the next several months, RCSDF will re-evaluate their fundraising strategy, with the goals of creating events and programs that provide maximum benefit to Roseville schools and students.

We are excited about the potential for RCSDF and look forward to sharing ideas in the coming months! Thank you for your continued support of the RCSDF and our Roseville students!

To learn more or to get involved, visit the RCSDF website!
Superintendent's Corner
It’s one thing to talk the talk, but it’s a whole ‘nother ball game to walk the walk. So, when Roseville City School District says that we pride ourselves on our commitment to excellence in education, we work to put those words into action. Our ultimate goal is to maximize learning for each and every one of our students.  Additionally, we strive for all of our children to be proficient in Common Core State Standards and to progress towards college and career readiness. One major way we do this is by analyzing our state testing scores and implementing action items and a strategic plan to help our students improve in the areas and programs where we see a need.

Between March 25 - May 10, 2019, RCSD will administer the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) for all of the students in third through eighth grades. Each school site will provide specific testing dates within this window to prepare families and their students.

All students will be tested in math and English Language Arts, while fifth and eighth-grade students will also be tested in science. These tests will consist of a series of questions that adapt to the student’s responses. Along with other measures of learning and in consultation with their teachers, these tests are one of the many high-quality yardsticks we use to assess where our students are in their learning, while also helping our schools know where to improve their programs. After the results are analyzed by the state, parents will have access to their student's results through RCSD's online parent portal, PowerSchool. This will allow a year-to-year progress comparison.

How can students arrive at school on testing days prepared to do their best? Below are our tips that can help make assessment days feel like a breeze!
  • Nothing can replace the brain-boosting power of a solid night’s sleep and a healthy, balanced breakfast. This is how #RCSDChampions are made!
  • Students can practice some of the sample questions with practice tests here. This helps reduce testing anxiety and improve understanding of testing instructions.
  • Students can bring snacks to avoid a mid-day hunger slump. We recommend string cheese, apples, raisins, and carrots.
  • Remind students that the goal is for them to do their best. As long as they give it their all, remind them that you and RCSD are proud of them!
For more information about state testing, click here!

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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