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Roseville City School District
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Superintendent’s Message
August, 2019

Back to School!

August is when we all head back to school and begin reminiscing about what did over the several weeks of summer break. I’d like to share what our District did over the summer!

Perhaps most noteworthy, we began summer by breaking ground on our 20th school, Riego Creek, located near Crawford Parkway and Fiddyment Road. We were joined by our board of education trustees, District staff, city council members and our construction team, all of whom took part in shoveling the first mounds of dirt!

We attribute our growth to the quality of life Roseville offers, our award-winning schools and our city continually ranking high for millennial and retiree homebuyers. Growth has been so steady that District enrollment has increased 45% since the year 2000. We are expected to reach 25 schools and 16,000 students within the next 20 – 25 years, which means planning for the future is a top priority.

Our facilities crews were also hard at work this summer. Taking advantage of empty classrooms, they work in expedited time frames to paint exteriors, upgrade grounds and provide ongoing maintenance that is challenging to do with hundreds of eager students buzzing about! Many thanks to our teams who work all summer long so our students can learn in safe and comfortable surroundings!

Plans are also coming together to celebrate the 150-year anniversary of our District. Where chalkboards, notebooks, and wooden desks were once classroom essentials are now SMART boards, Chromebooks, flexible seating, and the parents’ favorite…PowerSchool! What began as a District of 44 students has matured into a hub of innovative education serving nearly 11,500 students – and counting!

RCSD is proud of where we began, how far we’ve come and where we’re going. Stay tuned to District news, our 150-year celebration and back to school updates on our Facebook page.

Until next month,

Derk Garcia

Superintendent

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Superintendent’s Message
July, 2019

Summer fever has hit our house and between movie nights, blasting music and video game tournaments, it can be challenging to really connect (and disconnect!) with my boys. I hear parents lament about this frequently: How do you get your kids to unplug from their devices and focus on the human interaction that helps develop their social skills, emotional intelligence, and kindness? Well, I have a few tricks my up sleeve!

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Superintendent’s Message
June, 2019

Ah, summer’s in the air and our students are enjoying time off from school with their families. While our #RCSDChampions are spending the summer recuperating from another school year on their educational journey, the Roseville City School District keeps hustlin’ and bustlin’!

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Superintendent’s Message
May, 2019

Time to Wrap it Up!

The end of each school year traditionally is a time to reflect over the many goals and milestones we accomplished this year. We usually scratch our heads and think—”Where did the year go!?” While we take a look back, we are also looking forward to new opportunities and ways to grow that will allow us to prepare our students to succeed. I’d like to share with you why I believe why this school year shaped up to be one of the most productive and memorable for me as your superintendent. 

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Superintendent’s Message
March, 2019

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.

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Superintendent’s Message
February, 2019

Each year, many of us create lists: things we’d like to change, improve or focus on in our lives. 

But what about creating a list that takes stock of what we love about our lives and communities? Things that make us who and what we are. This year, I’d like to list a few things I appreciate most about Roseville City School District:

Our staff. They bring their best to the classroom each day, investing time, energy and genuine care into their students. Their commitment to academic excellence raises the bar with each passing year.

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Superintendent’s Message
January, 2019

A new year signifies a blank slate and an opportunity to start fresh with goals. While most feel a renewed sense of purpose with a new calendar year, those of us in education acknowledge our year really starts with the school year. January is the time when both of those calendars come together. As we welcome 2019, our district is already preparing for the 2019 – 2020 school year. Yes, that’s right! It’s time to enroll new, returning and transferring students.

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Superintendent’s Message
November 2018

As we “fall” into a new school year routine and a new season, I am feeling extra thankful to lead a school district full of eager and ready-to-be challenged students and staff. What more could I ask for?

Our families, staff and school board members create a community of schools, making each day a valuable opportunity for our more than 11,000 students to shine. This fall, while I give thanks to the familiar faces I get to work alongside every day, I am pleased to welcome two new school board members who will join our hard-working and dedicated team of RCSD Champions.

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Superintendent’s Message
October, 2018

The Roseville City School District community of students, staff, parents, and guardians is growing! Your child spends so much of their time with us, learning, creating and growing every day. This requires enough resources to sustain their curiosity, desire to learn and provide the facilities needed to support all our students. Here is a snapshot of our District by the numbers:

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Superintendent’s Message
September, 2018

Roseville has been a growing community since its incorporation in 1909. Did you know that 100 years ago, the city’s population hovered around 4,000 residents? With the city’s daytime population now around 135, 000, our school district is serving more than 11,000 TK-8th grade students in 19 schools. That’s the highest enrollment we’ve experienced to date!

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Superintendent’s Message
August, 2018

The Board of Education and I would like to welcome you to the Roseville City School District and the 2018-19 school year.  More than 11,000 TK – 8th-grade children arrive every day ready to learn in one of our nineteen safe and caring schools.  Teachers and classified staff work diligently to provide meaningful learning opportunities for every child, while engaged parents are active in their school communities.  All indicators are pointing in positive directions for Roseville City.