Roseville City School District Community Newsletter September 2021
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Happy fall, #RCSDChampions!

RCSD Helpful Web Links

  • View the 2021-2022 school year calendar here.
  • Visit the RCSD website here.

Important Dates to Remember

  • September 30 - October 1: No school; teacher workday
  • November 1: No school; teacher workday
  • November 11: No school; Veteran's Day
  • November 15-19: Elementary school conference week schedule
  • November 22-26: Fall break
Annual Household Eligibility

Just a reminder that if you haven’t yet completed your Annual Household Eligibility form, do so TODAY! In addition to potentially qualifying your child to receive up to $500 from the state’s CalKIDS college savings program, completing this form helps RCSD. 

For every form completed, RCSD’s receives supplemental state grant funding, which supports the following at your child’s school:

  • Mental & Health Services - helping fund school counselors and health aides.
  • Class size reduction - helping fund smaller class sizes in Transitional Kindergarten and 4-5 grades.
  • Foster youth and homeless services - helping fund resources for both foster youth students and students experiencing homelessness.
  • Music & Elementary PE - funding a portion of the teachers’ salaries for these programs. 
  • AVID and IB programs - helping to fund school sites that have AVID and IB programs.
  • Technology - helping to ensure students and staff have internet connectivity.
  • Intervention Services - helping fund staffing for intervention teachers and other intervention support providers.
  • World Language Program - helping fund world language teachers at all four of our middle schools.

However, parents/guardians must ACT NOW and complete the state’s Annual Household Eligibility form to qualify their child for the $500 and to help provide RCSD with supplemental funding. All forms must be completed by October 1, 2021

Accessing the Household Eligibility Form, to fill out the form please:

  1. Go to:
  2. Enter your PowerSchool parent portal username and password.
  3. On the far left, click on “Household Eligibility Form”
  4. Select the income for your household size.  If your income is over the amount listed, please select, “If your total annual household income exceeds the ranges above, check here:”
  5. Please put your name, date, and name again at the bottom
  6. Click submit
  7. Please use the tabs at the top left to complete one form per child enrolled in RCSD.

The 3-minute video below explains more about the form and how to complete it for your child(ren).
Annual Household Eligibility How-To Instructional Video

If you do not have access to your parent portal account, please contact your student’s school and they will be able to create an account for you or assist you with completing the form.

We appreciate you taking the time to complete this and your continued support.

School Construction
As our district grows, so does the need to plan for new schools to make room for all these young people in our community. We are reviewing options for our next elementary school in the Westbrook development. We anticipate construction starting in March with an opening in August 2023. 

We are not stopping there! The next elementary school construction on deck is within the Winding Creek/Creekview neighborhood. We anticipate the design to be completed this school year with the potential for a two-story building. Construction could begin in 2024, depending on the pace of development. 
Update from our Maintenance Team
Exiting Catheryn Gates Elementary School just got a bit easier, thanks to our dedicated maintenance crews. They updated street markings to help drivers navigate parking lots, which can be quite tricky during rush hour.

Quick pro tip:  Leaving for drop-off or pick-up five minutes earlier can make a world difference on commutes times!
RCSD Foundation News 
By Renee Perez, President
Roseville City School District Foundation

The RCSD Foundation exists to enhance, expand, and enrich the education of each child in the Roseville City School District. ​​Last year, our efforts provided technology and hotspots to students. This year, we plan to resume offering Partners in Education grants to teachers and we’ve also committed to providing $25,000 towards the District’s music education program. Both of these funding initiatives will support every student in RCSD and are made possible through contributions from our corporate and community partners. 

RCSD Foundation Board Members
Renee Perez - President, DVS Residential Appraisals
Geoff Goolsby - Vice President, The Goolsby Group
Karen Sakala - Treasurer, Sutter Health
Derk Garcia - Secretary, Roseville City School District
Justin Caporusso - Board Member, Caporusso Communications
Tracy Mendonsa - Board Member, ClearCaptions
Jeff Willoughby - Board Member, California Department of Fish & Wildlife
Alisa Fong - Board Member, Roseville City School District Board of Trustees
Julie Hirota - Board Member, St. John's Program for Real Change
Lou Catalano - Board Member, MUN CPAs
Jeff Short - Board Member, North State BIA 

The Foundation is fortunate to have the support of our volunteer board members. We couldn’t operate without their time and talents. Click here to learn more about RCSD Foundation. 
Worth a Mention!

Earlier this month, Jefferson Elementary School celebrated one of its own heroes. Crossing Guard “Mr. Jim” celebrated 15 years of helping students cross the street to safely arrive at school. The occasion was marked with unveiling a bench in his honor and a small reception with students, Principal Kirsten Acke, staff, and PTC representatives. 

The District relies on the City of Roseville crossing guards throughout the District to safely, consistently, and with devotion help students in the morning and afternoons. 

These positions are always hard to fill, so our hats are off to Mr. Jim and the many others who are always there to lend a helping hand. 
Tommy Apostolos Fund News
A special thank you to the donors, volunteers and shoppers who come together to support the Tommy Apostolos Fund (TAF), also known as the"Tommy A Fund." Supporters came together recently for the "Tommy A" Fundraiser Dinner, including district principals and staff who served dinner to the guests. 

TAF raises funds to provide clothing, school supplies and other necessities to RCSD students for the Kid's Shopping Day in December. Students are referred by their teacher on the basis of need and thankfully for more than 30 years, volunteers have generously stepped forward. To learn more, visit
Hiring News
Have you heard? We’re hiring! As a growing district, we are thrilled to know that we provide jobs to many RCSD family members and members of our local community. While we have full-time positions available such as Secretary at Junction Elementary, we also offer part-time roles that may align with your child’s school hours. We know it’s a challenge to balance work with raising a family, so roles like Instructional Assistant and Cafeteria Site Cashier may offer hours that will allow you to pick up and drop off your child at school with time to breathe. We have dozens of open positions available that range in flexibility. Check out our open positions at We’d love to have you join our #RCSDChampions family!
Superintendent's Corner

Fast fact: Did you know that Roseville’s population has grown more than 23% since 2010? That means Roseville City School District is growing too! With 11,300 students across 20 school sites (and one Virtual Academy), our District continues to expand, welcoming new students, families, and staff. This school year, we have welcomed 65 new teachers, three new principals, an executive director of communications, directors of educational services, a program specialist, and additional counselors at each middle school. What this means for our students is expanded programs and supports along with smaller class sizes. 

What this means for our community is jobs added to our local economy. We are currently hiring bus drivers, instructional aides, and substitute teachers, both classified and certificated. Some of these roles are the perfect fit for candidates looking for flexibility in their schedule, particularly for parents who want their work hours to fall within their child’s school schedule. If this sounds like you or someone you know, send them to for a full list of our 30+ available positions. We love watching our RCSD Champions family grow! 

Growth, in all forms, makes us proud at RCSD, which is why we can’t wait to watch our students’ growth this year! Outside of the traditional classroom curriculum lies enrichment that can be found in our programs such as Project Lead The Way (PLTW), Career Technical Education (CTE), World Language, and the Elementary Music Program. PLTW introduces students to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) concepts and allows them to grow with confidence and interest in these areas. The program allows them to be problem solvers and employ critical thinking. 

CTE courses are offered at each of the four RCSD Middle School sites. These courses teach our students to think critically with applied math and science, develop problem-solving skills and hone the technical proficiency required of college students and employees in a competitive, global economy. World Language and the Elementary Music Program expose students to culture, linguistics, and a rich engagement in music that enhances their education in other areas.

We hope that this school year finds you and your students poised for growth academically, socially, and physically. We look forward to watching them soar!


Derk Garcia

Find & Follow! 
Each school has a dedicated social media pages 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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