Roseville City School District Community Newsletter May 2020
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Superintendent's Corner

In the last week of the 2019-20 school year, the questions are swirling more quickly than we can find the answers. What will school look like next year based on future guidelines from the State of California? Are we moving closer to transitioning into Phase 3? What does our District budget look like in the year ahead? Have our children gone stir crazy-(er)? Our District doesn’t pretend to have all the answers, but here’s what we do know:

We know that we are grateful for our #RCSDChampions, each and every one. We celebrated Teacher Appreciation Week this month, and it was a much-needed chance to reflect on our appreciation of the educators who have poured their heart and soul into their digital classrooms. I hear stories of teachers spending hours on Zoom, checking in with students, being introduced to a student’s favorite toy, and watching a student practice the indoor cartwheel they’ve been working on for weeks. This special connection between student and teacher transcends computer screens.

Our staff is dedicated, and so are the families who have had to become homeschool teachers. Parents and caretakers are spending hours learning new concepts and ways of learning right alongside the students, while often managing other children, careers, and a house that I’m sure has laundry waiting to be folded and a meal waiting to be prepped. 

Some families may even be finding it challenging to provide meals for their children amid job loss, financial uncertainty, and a break in the supply chain. This is what makes our 2020 Summer Meal Program more critical than ever before. Beginning May 29, 2020, breakfasts and lunches will be available at select RCSD campuses Monday through Friday for all children 18 and younger. In 2019, our summer meal program provided 18,102 meals, and while we’re expecting an increase in need this summer, you can rest assured we are up for the challenge. More details are included in this newsletter and are on our website at

As I am writing this, I wish I could offer more insight into how the COVID-19 crisis will be impacting the 2020-2021 school year. Our District is working closely with state officials, Placer County Health, and the Placer County Office of Education to make the best decisions for our children, staff, and community within the future guidelines. Whether we are given the green light to open classrooms in August, or we’re told to stay the digital course, you can be confident in our commitment to providing the highest quality education, resources, and support to all of our students and families. You can also trust that when we do get any information, we will be conveying it to families and staff right away. 


Derk Garcia
Roseville City School District

RCSD Helpful Web Links

  • View 2020-2021 school year calendar here.
  • View 2020-2021 registration information here.

COVID-19 Resource Links

Important Dates to Remember

  • May 27: Last day of school
  • August 6: First day of school
  • September 7: Labor Day; no school

RCSD In The News

During distance learning, the RCSD music teachers are singing for students from their hearts and homes. Check out their video on Good Day Sacramento here to lift your spirits!
Vencil Brown is a former Roseville City School District teacher, and some may say a local celebrity. That's what happens when you have a school named after you. Mr. Brown still lives in Roseville and enjoys visiting Brown Elementary and interacting with students. In this video, created for our District's 150th-year celebration, Mr. Brown recalls memories from his days as a student.
There is still time to register! Be an #RCSDChampion and register online here. We're saving a spot just for you!
RCSD Parent Spotlight
We'd like to shine a light on the incredible work of Kristen Wagner, parent/volunteer/art docent coordinator at Crestmont Elementary School. Kristen's four children attended Crestmont, and she's been a devoted volunteer for 16 years. This year alone, she saved 7 classrooms from not having an art docent, which meant every student had a chance to enjoy creating art. She recruited other parents to help and provided them support along the way.

"Truly Kristen epitomizes school volunteerism. We are sincerely thankful for the hundreds of hours that she spent at Crestmont," says Principal Jeri Farmer. 

From all of the #RCSDChampions, hats off to you, Kristen!
Congratulations to RCSD Classified Employees of the Year Matt Montgomery and Mark Ormes, and Teachers of the Year Sara Carrari and Nicole Cochran! We are so proud that you are part of the #RCSDChampion family. Thank you for your dedication to your students. The year has been tough, but you are tougher!

Big congratulations to RCSD and Placer County Office of Education Classified Employee of the Year Danielle Bingel! Ms. Bingel is a passionate and effective educator who strives daily to ensure that every student she serves has their needs met. She creates strong and meaningful relationships with students, not only in her own classroom, but around campus. Danielle can be counted on to greet everyone she sees with a smile and a kind heart. She is dedicated to delivering high-quality lessons in her small group instruction with rigorous expectations for her students. Her work ethic embodies ethical values, strong work principles, and ambition. She is truly an asset to the classroom she serves and our school community as a whole. Congratulations, Ms. Bingel!
Riego Creek Elementary
Construction Update

Hey there, Raptor families! Riego Creek construction is rolling along, and buildings are beginning to look like real-life classrooms. Take a peek below at the campus coming together. We are looking forward to welcoming you to campus as soon as it is safe to do so. Follow us on Facebook for more inside looks at the progress of our newest RCSD school!

Please note, if you have registration needs or questions about our school, our secretary Ms. Stacey, can be reached Monday - Friday between 8:30 - 11:30 am at (916) 771-1900.
Maintenance and Facilities Update
The RCSD Maintenance and Facilities Department has been hard at work to get our 20 schools clean, repaired, and ready for the 2020-2021 year.
  • Spanger Elementary has enjoyed a newly painted campus.
  • We have been moving portables to Chilton Middle School for the next school year due to increasing numbers.
  • Our new steam weed killing equipment makes for safer, clearer lawns. We do not use pesticides, and this new machine is now used to control weeds on campuses.
  • Roof and HVAC pit ladders are being installed at all sites.
We find ourselves in challenging times, but challenges present opportunities. At the RCSDF, we’re exploring a number of opportunities for staying connected and providing a platform for kids to continue to thrive. In an attempt to connect with the community and Roseville’s kids, we are launching a series called “Digital Days: Free Fun at 4!” This virtual series seeks to connect local businesses with Roseville families in a fun, educational, interactive, and engaging way.
The concept is simple: 10-30 minute virtual lessons, exhibits, or interactive tutorials each Thursday at 4:00 PM hosted on YouTube, and streaming to Facebook Live. From gymnastics and martial arts to music and cooking, with the magic of a digital platform, the possibilities are endless! We’d love to feature your business in our series and introduce our audience to your brand.

What’s Required?
  • 10-30 minutes of programming
  • Pre-event planning meeting
  • Logo and promotional materials (images, infographics, video, etc.)
What’s Provided?
  • Digital promotion and advertising for your business prior to the event
  • Full IT setup and management during the event
  • Posting of the event to RCSDF social platforms and YouTube with tags and links to your site following the event
  • Exposure!
We appreciate your consideration and would love the opportunity to discuss our series and this opportunity in further detail. To get started, email us at We can't wait to connect with you!
It's here. It's happening. It's Kindergarten! Register your child today at!
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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