Superintendent

Roseville City School District
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January 2023
Superintendent's Article

Welcome to the second half of the school year. Like many of you, I’m eager for a new year and a fresh start. 

We have so much to be proud of at RCSD. As we move into 2023, I encourage each of us to keep looking ahead with an eye on how we can work together to best serve our students – not just today but far into the future. We have overcome a lot in recent years, so let’s keep moving forward. There’s no need to look back – that’s not where we’re going! 

We are ramping up for some great things at RCSD this month and through the rest of the school year. Here are a few highlights I’d like to share: 

Enrollment: It’s time to enroll your child for the 2023-2024 school year! Whether you’re an incoming kindergarten family or a returning family enrolling in middle school, both new and returning students can learn more and access registration here.

Hiring: We are currently hiring for several positions in the district, and we are working hard to ensure all our new employees align with RCSD’s 4 C’s: Competent, Caring, Committed, and with true Character. These values serve us well, so if you know anyone who fits the bill, please share

District growth: Our region, and therefore our school district, keeps growing! We are taking several steps to prepare for this ongoing growth, including the opening of Westbrook Elementary School in the Sierra Vista development.

Transitional Kindergarten (TK) and Kindergarten: In the 2023-24 school year, TK is moving from 3.5 hours per day to 5 hours per day, and Kindergarten is moving from 5 hours to 6 hours. We believe this will have a tremendous academic and social benefit for our children!

Extended Learning Opportunity Program (ELO-P): Be on the lookout for a new afterschool program at every elementary school in the 2023-24 school year.  Right at School contracted with RCSD to coordinate our ELO-P program and provide onsite afterschool care for every family who needs their children in a supervised setting after school.  You can learn more and access registration here.

Happy New Year!

Derk Garcia

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December 2022
Superintendent's Article

December is truly one of my favorite times of year on campus – excited kids, staff members looking festive, and the general air of joy as we count down to a fun winter break and holiday season. 

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November 2022
Superintendent's Article

Has anyone noticed how busy life has felt this academic year? Instead of getting caught up in the word “busy,” I like to think of it from the standpoint of life being full. Full of people, full of activity and full of fun! I encourage each RCSD family to make November a month of kindness and gratitude. 

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October 2022
Superintendent's Article

Professional Development Makes All the Difference!

I’ve always loved watching our school district operate similar to a little city within a city. Each and every one of us–staff, admin, students, educators, volunteers and families–plays an important role in our district. Like cogs in a clock, we all work best when we’re working together and given the tools to do the job. So it’s important to me that everyone receives the support and resources they deserve so they can do and feel their best.

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Superintendent’s Article
September 2022

Welcome to the 2022/23 School Year! 

I’ll just say it – I love the familiar schedule and predictability of the school year – and I know many families do, too! As we welcome the rhythm of the academic year, I think most of us are feeling a sense of optimism for what looks to be the most “normal” start to school we’ve had in a long time. 

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Superintendent’s Article
August 2022

With the snap of a finger, we’re back in action at Roseville City School District! August can be full of excitement and nerves for students and staff alike, especially if it’s their very first day at RCSD. That said, I’d like to give a warm welcome to our newest students, staff, and families – Welcome to the Roseville City School District’s 2022-23 school year!

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Superintendent’s Article
June 2022

The parking lots at each of our school sites look emptier than normal. After all, it is summer! But what you may not see is the work that goes on behind the scenes to keep our schools well kept and ready for fall. Each summer and during most holiday breaks, RCSD staff prepare for students’ return on August 11, 2022. This means classroom cleaning, software updates, hiring of new staff members and Maintenance and Facilities Department projects galore.

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Superintendents Article
May 2022

May Means a Strong Finish! 

May means many things at RCSD. The school year is winding down, the weather is beautiful and we’re celebrating Staff Appreciation Week throughout the first week of May. Why do we celebrate staff during this week if we truly appreciate them all year long? Well, because they deserve it. This week, RCSD staff are celebrated across the district and throughout each of our departments. It takes a whole lot of us to provide the services, programs, facilities and resources it takes to support nearly 12,000 students.

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Superintendent’s Article
April 2022

Spring has sprung and that means we’re seeing growth all around us. The fields at our sites are green, our students are growing in ways we always work toward and our district itself is growing to support the population growth of the City of Roseville. Our growth can be summed up in one of my favorite quotes from author Anaïs Nin, “And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” This means that when the time has come to grow, we must grow.

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Superintendent’s Message
February 2022

I blinked in August and now it’s February 2022. The march of time is never lost on me as I watch each of your children grow up before my eyes at our 20 school sites. And since February is the month of love, I can’t help but become sentimental over how quickly time passes when you’re doing something you love. I love working alongside RCSD staff and administration, watching them dedicate countless hours to professional development, classroom prep, and showing up as their best selves for their students.

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Superintendent’s Message
January 2022

There’s something about January that screams “fresh slate.” Maybe it’s the cold, calm mornings or the post-holiday break energy of our students, but each January feels like a new beginning, even though it’s often a mid-way point for our school year. Students and staff are excited to see each other, new projects and units are kicking off in each classroom and our District is preparing for the 2022-23 school year.

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Superintendent’s Message
December 2021

If you’ve been a frequent reader of these monthly articles, you’ll know how much the holiday season means to me. Our students are bubbling over with excitement, staff members are filled with the holiday spirit, and my house is filled with too many sweets. This holiday season feels extra special with a renewed sense of gratitude and joy.

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Superintendent’s Message
November 2021

The season of giving thanks is here! Arguably my favorite time of year, November reminds us to pause and find gratitude in all things big and small. It reminds me how thankful I am to watch our 8th graders work towards the end of their RCSD academic journeys and our TK-ers just beginning theirs. It reminds me how thankful I am for our staff who have reached retirement and those who are just beginning their careers in education. From beginning to end, I am thankful to have been part of so many paths here at RCSD.

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Superintendent’s Message
October 2021

The Beauty of Fall Traditions 

October begins a truly festive atmosphere at each of our school sites, something I look forward to every year. With Halloween, Thanksgiving, and fall decor, the spirit of autumn lives right here at RCSD. What I will love most about this fall semester is visiting our schools and observing the outstanding teaching, learning, and support that occurs in every classroom. Your children are truly loved and cared for by our staff members. 

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Superintendent’s Message
September 2021

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

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Superintendent’s Message
August 2021

And just like that, school is back in session. While I hope you all enjoyed a summer of catching up with friends, family and enjoying the fresh (hot!) air, I can’t help but relish the blank slate the start of a new school year offers. After whirlwind school years in 2019 through 2021, many families might be asking at the start of this year, “What has changed?” 

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Superintendent’s Message
July 2021

Aside from the kind of heat that makes me retreat to the air-conditioned indoors, I love July. We are solidly in the middle of summer break, and this midway point of the season usually finds me relaxed and ready to tackle large projects, but I miss our bustling school communities. One program that does keep several of our sites busy throughout the summer is our free summer meals program. With no questions asked and no registration needed, this program feeds anyone 18 years and under with free breakfasts and lunches at select campuses in the area.

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Superintendent’s Message
June 2021

As we approach the Summer of 2021, we are all entering the season with a much brighter outlook. For my family, our priority over the next two months will be focusing on the things that truly matter in life–the “things” that give us gratitude, peace, and occasion to make memories. 

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Superintendent’s Message
May 2021

When I was a young student (once upon a time), I was impacted by positive experiences and mentors who inspired me to become an educator. Public education is meaningful to our students and our community, and it’s because of the special folks who make up a school district such as our own.