8:00 AM - 3:00 PM Superintendent's Conference Day
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM SCHOOL OPENS
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Masque & Mime's 13th Annual Flea Market - 9AM - 4PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM SCHOOL CLOSED - Offices Open
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Back to School Night - 7:00-9:00 PM
An important message to RCK 10th, 11th & 12th grade students and families:
Beginning with the 2014/2015 school year, the Wappingers Central School District has moved to a “house cohort plan” for delivering improved counseling and administrative services. In this organizational plan, the grade level guidance counselors are “housed”, 2 counselors per grade, in the grade level administrators’ offices. This plan is now being utilized by both Roy C. Ketcham and John Jay High Schools.
For the class of 2017 (current 10th graders), the counselors are Mrs. Diane Klemm and Mrs. Jennifer Soltish, who will be housed in Ms. Caroline Pidala’s office, the administrator for the class of 2017.
For the class of 2016 (current 11th graders), the counselors are Mrs. Antoinette Sarna and Ms. Suzanne deSimone, who will be housed in Mr. Giovinazzi’s office, the administrator for the class of 2016.
For the class of 2015 (current senior class), the counselors are Mrs. Kalah Boscia and Mr. David Townsend, who are housed in the former guidance office suite along with Mr. David Seipp, the administrator for the class of 2015.
We believe that this “house cohort model” has many advantages for our students. If you’d like any further information, please feel free to contact my office at 298-5100 x 31004.
An important message to RCK Freshman and parents (Class of 2018):
You should have recently received the Freshman Orientation letter inviting you to Freshman Orientation here at RCK, which will be held on Aug 25. Parents, please make every effort to attend orientation as I will be presenting the new “house cohort plan” at that time. I look forward to meeting with you at Orientation.
On this date, 12 years ago four passenger airliners were hijacked by 19 al-Qaeda terrorists so they could be flown into buildings in suicide attacks. Two of those planes, American Airlines Flight 11 and United Airlines Flight 175, were crashed into the North and South towers, respectively, of the World Trade Center complex in New York City. Within two hours, both towers collapsed with debris and the resulting fires causing partial or complete collapse of all other buildings in the WTC complex, as well as major damage to ten other large surrounding structures. A third plane, American Airlines Flight 77, was crashed into the Pentagon (the headquarters of the United States Department of Defense), leading to a partial collapse in its western side. The fourth plane, United Airlines Flight 93, was targeted at Washington, D.C., but crashed into a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania after its passengers tried to overcome the hijackers. In total, almost 3,000 people died in the attacks, including the 227 civilians aboard the four planes. The great majority of these civilians were Americans, but there were also citizens of other nations who lost their lives. It also was the deadliest incident for firefighters in the history of the United States.
The loss of civilian lives as a result of this heinous crime against humanity is unprecedented in our history, far exceeding the tragic attack on Pearl Harbor where 2,402 Americans were killed, the great majority of whom were American soldiers.
This morning, our Marquee sign has a very important message on it. It reads, “We, Remember 9/11”! As you leave today, take a look at it and personally reflect on what that means to you! At this time, let us stand as one proud school in solidarity and respect for these innocent lives who were lost on September 11, 2001.
Please stand for a Moment of Silence! “We Remember 9/11!”
Dear Parents/Guardians & Members of the RCK Community:
Effective immediately we have initiated more enhanced security measures. Though we welcome our parents, guardians and community members to our school, please be aware that in order to enter our school visitors must provide photo identification at our single point of entry door. This will continue to be the protocol during the course of the instructional day. Once admitted into the building you are required to sign in and display identification, as usual. In light of recent events, I am certain you will understand and appreciate these enhanced security measures.
As always, we welcome our parents, guardians and community members to our school.
Tom Stella, Principal
This is a very special time of the year. One that calls for much reflection. I call upon our students to remain vigilant in their studies and to focus on proper planning and preparation.
Students, with your good effort, many of your resolutions will be realized! To our entire learning community, my best wishes for a very healthy and happy Holiday season!
The Board of Education approved a change to the 2014-2015 WCSD School Calendar. (Friday, 4/24/15 originally scheduled as a Superintendent's Conference Day, will now be a REGULAR SCHOOL DAY). (Friday, 3/20/14, originally scheduled as a regular school day, will now be a Superintendent's Conference Day). A third half day for elementary students ONLY has been added-11/24/14).
M&M will be hosting it's 13th ANNUAL FLEA MARKET on Saturday, September 6, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at RCK. If you have any items you would like to donate, please bring to the school after 2:00 p.m. Items will be accepted through Friday, 9/5.
Parents will follow their child's day 1 schedule on this night. This evening is intended to provide a general overview of the curriculum. If parents would like to discuss their child's individual performance, an appointment must be made through the guidance office. Parents will be able to sign up for the Parent Portal in room 212 throughout the evening. Please call Ms. Darlene Seckler at 298-5100 ext. 31004 with any questions.
In 2002 President Bush signed the No Child Left Behind Act. This mandate has a provision that requres districts to provide, upon request, student names, addresses and phone numbers to miliary recruiters. To exercise your right to have this information kept private, please click above to opt out. You will need to sign the form and send back to the school. A copy will be mailed home to all Juniors and Seniors.