Roseville City School District Newsletter February 2017
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The Roseville City School District (RCSD) serves more than 10,000 preschool through eighth grade students in 18 unique schools. Offering specialized programs, such as International Baccalaureate (IB), GATE, AVID, Career Technical Education (CTE)  courses, art and music education, the District focuses on maximizing student achievement while exceeding parents' expectations. Several campuses within the District have earned prestigious awards, such as California Distinguished School and National Blue Ribbon School. Learn more about us here. 
Now Enrolling New Students
The Roseville City School District is excited to announce the launch of our Online New Student Registration portal for the upcoming 2017-2018 school year. Registration is now open for New Students (only) to the Roseville City School District.
This system is a secure and green process, which allows the Roseville City School District to verify all student demographic, emergency, and medical information for your student prior to the start of the upcoming school year.

We encourage all new families to complete the online registration process. Your new student’s registration will not be complete until the forms have been submitted online. If you do not have access to technology, we can help! Just reach out to your student's school of residence, and you can make an appointment to use a school computer to complete the process. 

For returning students, we will send an email in the spring to complete their online registration process.

Please check the District website at to get started!
Orchard Ranch Will Open August 2017

Our District's newest school is on target to open in the Fall of 2017 and can accommodate 600 students at full capacity. Orchard Ranch Elementary is located west of Westbrook Boulevard and north of Pleasant Grove Boulevard at 4375 Brookstone Drive. If you have questions about which school your student(s) is scheduled to attend, please visit our website at
Foundation News! 

Comfort Food Cook-Off Was Music To Our Ears... And Bellies!

Over 300 people gathered to support the District’s music education program at the first-ever Comfort Food Cook-Off at BMR Napa AutoCare Center. Our principals and their helpers whipped up delicious comfort food. Thank you to all the chefs, volunteers, sponsors, and Bill McAnally for making it a fun-filled event that directly supports music education.

Since it was a cook-off and our principals are a “wee” bit competitive, choosing a winner was tough! However, the 300 taste testers voted, and the winners were:

Best Appetizer: Woodbridge Elementary
Best Entree: Kaseberg Elementary
Best Dessert: Fiddyment Farm Elementary

Mark your calendars for the 2017 Run4Roseville
Sunday, April 23rd @ 8:00 AM

On Sunday, April 23rd, 2017, you're invited to the annual Run4Roseville. This is an all-ages run for the entire family that you don’t want to miss! Whether it’s the 5K, 1 Mile, or Lil’ Ones 100 Meter Dash, you can run as an individual, with your family, or on a team. For general race information and registration, please click here.

Since 2005, Run4Roseville has welcomed more than 6,000 runners and has raised $300,000 to benefit students within the Roseville City School District. This is a community run that brings together students of all ages, parents, grandparents, teachers, and community and business leaders to support and enrich our children's education.

Funds raised from this event are made available to each and every classroom in the Roseville City School District for needs, such as music, technology, visual and performing arts, and other enrichment programs. 

Updates from the “Kitchen!”

Our Food Services Department is making significant updates to its menus, nutrition education programs, equipment, and lunchrooms, thanks, in part, to grant funding from Life Time Foundation. Our breakfast and lunch menus can be found online here, and remember to use EZSchoolPay, which is an easy and secure payment method.

Important Dates to Remember

March 10:  Marks the end of 2nd Trimester
April 10-14:  Spring Break (Students return to school Tuesday, April 18)
April 17:  No School  - Teacher Work Day
April 23:  Run4Roseville
May 29:  No School, Memorial Day
June 13:  Last Day of School!

Click here for the 2016/17 school calendar. 

Substitutes Needed!
Do you know someone who is interested in becoming a substitute, or perhaps it's YOU?! The District is currently accepting applications for certificated teacher subs. Please visit our webpage for more information. Lois Nakamoto is available to answer questions and can be reached at or 771-1600, Ext. 154.
Principal Spotlight
Karen Calkins serves as principal at Cooley Middle School. Here's your chance to get her know her better!

I was led into education because... I always loved writing and people, and in college, I narrowed it down to English and kids. In addition, I grew up the daughter of the best teacher I know, my father, who taught high school Chemistry for 38 years​.

My favorite Cooley tradition is...​ our "Cobra Strike" greeting. Mr. Saldana created a greeting that is taught to all students and staff. Instead of a handshake, high five, or fist pump, we make our hands into a cobra and "strike."​

The most rewarding part of being a principal is... the great responsibility to make sure that students and staff love school - or most of it - every day. To ensure that this happens, I get to work with so many teams of smart and passionate and creative and loving people.​

My hobbies are...​ I love flea markets, thrift stores, yard sales, and the half-price Goodwill Sales.

My family includes... My husband, Duane, who is the Woodshop Rocks teacher at Buljan Middle School, and we have a daughter who is a senior in college, and a son who is a freshman in college. We also have two dogs and a cat. And we all love being a part of RCSD! ❤​
Cooley Middle School’s “ReCycle” Bike Drive was a Huge Success!
It was cold, windy and rainy, but that didn’t stop our amazing community from driving to Cooley on an early Saturday morning in January to donate their used bikes! Over 135 bikes were donated to Cooley’s Geared Up! class, where students refurbish used bikes using STEAM concepts, and then donate them to those in need. Plus, more bikes have been donated since the event. Cooley accepts any bike in any condition during school hours. Even Good Day, Sacramento showed up to interview Cooley teacher, Mr. Jackie Musick, to learn more about the Geared Up! program.
2017 Roseville City School District Teachers of the Year
The District is thrilled to announce Stephanie Sugano and Christi Robertson have been selected as the Roseville City School District Teachers of the Year. They will both represent the District for the 2017/18 school year. 
Ms. Sugano (l) teaches Music at Cooley and Chilton Middle schools, and Ms. Robertson (r) is a 4th grade teacher at Stoneridge Elementary School. They are pictured here with Assistant Superintendent, Jerry Jorgensen. 
Congratulations Superintendent Garcia and Principal Ancker
Two of our administrators were recently recognized for their excellence in leadership and educational innovation by the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA).
Congratulations to our very own Derk Garcia, who was named Superintendent of the Year in Placer County, and Chilton Middle School Principal Jeff Ancker, who was named Middle School Principal of the Year in Placer County. Thank you both for all that you do for our students and staff! 

RCSD in the News!

  • Cooley Middle School Geared Up! coverage with Good Day Sacramento here
  • RCSD Superintendent and Principal Earn Top Honors here

Roseville City School District Facebook Page Reaches 1000+ Followers

Social media has become a primary mode of communication for many people. To ensure that you are up-to-date and stay informed about district happenings, be sure to follow RCSD's Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Each school also has a dedicated Facebook page where they post school events, updates, and messages from the principal. Search by RCSD and school name, for example "RCSD Brown." We'll look forward to you following along.

Superintendent’s Corner
Every week, I push pause on the task at hand and leave the office. That's right, I grab my keys and leave the building, knowing where I am headed will keep me focused and mindful of the magnitude of our work at Roseville City School District. 
Where do I go? I'm off to a place far greater than the confines of the office. I make a point of leaving the District Office so that I can spend time in classrooms with students and teachers, which gives me a perspective that isn't found in an office. Engaged, inquisitive students greet me as they do any new adult in the classroom, and before long, they forget about my presence and continue their learning, which often takes place in small groups, with technology and in the presence of the true hero -- their teacher. I see problem-solving in action and hear conversations that contribute to learning and growth.
Thank you to our principals and staff for always welcoming me and sharing the challenges and successes that come with education. Sharing a few minutes each week is fulfilling, knowing the decisions I make as your superintendent impact that classroom.
As we move towards the second half of the year, I look forward to watching our 19th school, Orchard Ranch, prepare for a new generation of students who eagerly await their first days at a brand new campus. Just to provide some perspective, the last school we opened a few short years ago, Fiddyment Farm, is already full, with SEVEN kindergarten classes. That's a record.
As always, I welcome parents and families to contact me with any questions or concerns. I can be reached at
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