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     The first day of school for the 2017-18 school year will be extra special for Redwood City School District (RCSD) students and teachers. An event that is rarely seen, an eclipse of the sun, will take place on the very same day when RCSD students return to school after summer break, the first day of school, Monday, August 21, 2017.

     In Redwood City, students and teachers will experience a partial solar eclipse at 10:15 a.m., which will last for close to two minutes. As this is a very rare phenomenon, the school district is taking advantage of this event to create an educational opportunity provided by its teachers for students to learn together about the planet Earth, the sun, the moon, and how the eclipse is formed.

     This first day of school will be a special educational event for RCSD students as they participate in these engaging, organized, and safe learning experiences. 

    Parents who have questions about the specific activities for their schools are invited to contact their school.



    El 21 de agosto de sera el primer día de clases del nuevo ciclo escolar 2017-18 y un día único para los estudiantes y maestros de el Distrito Escolar de Redwood City, porque, además de darles la bienvenida a los estudiantes después de sus vacaciones de verano, habrá un eclipse total de sol.

     En Redwood City, el eclipse sólo se alcanzará a ver parcialmente a las 10:15 a.m. y durará apenas dos minutos. Los excelentes maestros del distrito escolar aprovecharán este fenómeno para enseñar a los alumnos acerca del planeta Tierra, el sol, la luna y los eclipses.

     Los educadores del Distrito Escolar de Redwood City están orgullosos de poder ofrecer a sus alumnos de RCSD esta oportunidad de aprendizaje y que, a la vez, cuidará del bienestar de los estudiantes.

     Si usted, como padre de familia, tiene preguntas acerca de las actividades de aprendizaje le invitamos a que se comunique directamente con su escuela.


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Points of Pride

  • Selby Lane and Garfield were awarded 2017 J. Russell Kent Awards from the San Mateo County School Boards Association (SMCSBA) for innovative practices. Since 2010, RCSD schools have been awarded eighteen Kent Awards. 
    Henry Ford School and North Star Academy were selected by the Educational Results Partnership (ERP) and the Campaign for Business and Education Excellence (CBEE)  to receive the title of 2016 Honor Roll school. 
    Garfield Community school has won the 2016 Celebrate Literacy Award from the San Mateo County Reading Association (SMCRA) for for their exemplary K-3 Foundational Skills practices. The SMCRA recognizes programs for their significant contributions to reading instruction and literacy projects in San Mateo County.
    Adelante Spanish Immersion School has been awarded 2nd Place by the Embassy of Spain for the prestigious Spanish Immersion School of the Year. Principal Hiltbrand attended the awards ceremony at the Spanish Embassy in Washington, D.C. on May 27.
     Gold Ribbon
    Five of our schools -- Clifford, Hoover, Roosevelt, Roy Cloud and Taft -- were recently named Gold Ribbon Schools, the highest honor from the California Department of Education.  This award replaces the California Distinguished School Award.

    In March Redwood City School District was one of two school districts in California selected as recipients of the 2016 Multiple Pathways to Biliteracy District Recognition Award.

    Adelante School and North Star Academy were  selected by the Educational Results Partnership (ERP) and the Campaign for Business and Education Excellence (CBEE)  to receive the title of 2015 Honor Roll school. 

    Hoover Principal Amanda Rothengast has been named Principal of the Year Region 5 of the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA), and Roosevelt Principal Trish Girardi Multiplier Award was selected as the “2015 Multiplier of the Year in Education” a national award given by The Wiseman Group, a Silicon Valley leadership research and development firm.  Mr. Girardi was selected from among an international pool of nominees and was honored at an event in San Francisco in April.  Ms. Rothengast will be honored at an awards dinner in late April.



    For more information about the Non-Discrimination Policy, please contact Leslie Crane, Director of Human Resources, Title IX, Equity Compliance Officer, 750 Bradford St, Redwood City, CA 94063,, 650-482-2251, if you have further questions.  

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