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RCSD welcomes its community, neighbors, and friends to learn more about the school district that serves our community's children. In this section, we tell the stories of our students, teachers, staff, programs, schools, and initiatives that make RCSD a great school district.

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Mathematics Curriculum Handbooks

After a two-year process to select and pilot the K-5 mathematics instructional materials, the K-5 Mathematics Adoption Committee, made up of teachers from throughout the school district and led by staff development instructional coaches, is recommending the Imagine Learning Illustrative Mathematics K-5 Math as the K-5 mathematics curriculum.

Read More about Interested in the Mathematics Curriculum for K-5? RCSD Invites Community to Review Proposed Instructional Materials
Adelante Selby students working on a STEAM project

On November 8, 2022, California voters went to the polls and helped pass Proposition 28: Provides Additional Funding for Arts and Music Education in Public Schools. As a result, RCSD will receive $1,009,548 for its 12 schools.

Read More about Students to Access Additional Arts, Music, and STEAM Offerings thanks to California Voters
Taft School Mental Health Counselor leads a social-emotional lesson

The Collaborative, initiated in 2020, has proved to be highly successful in expanding school mental health support and delivery. With the implementation of this partnership, at least 75 percent of Redwood City School District (RCSD) students indicate they now feel comfortable speaking with a counselor, recognize their school counselor, and know where to go to access counseling on campus. Accomplishments of this strategic alliance most recently earned a 2023 Stanford Community Partnership Award.

Read More about Stanford Community Applauds District Partnership of Research and Practice to Support Student Mental Health
CNS staff at Adelante Selby Spanish Immersion School starts cutting the oven-baked eggs for the new breakfast sandwich

Several new items are making their way onto the menu that are sure to satisfy hungry students this spring, especially during those lingering chilly mornings. The items are cooked early in the morning and are hot and ready for children visiting the cafeteria.

Read More about ‘March’ Into a Great Day With School Breakfast. CNS Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Talks New Tasty Menu Choices.
A group of Taft students celebrating with their teacher and principal

The Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) framework provides universal support for each branch of every student's needs–academic,  behavioral, and social-emotional. MTSS provides proactive, data-driven support for all students from the ground up. As students return to in-person teaching and learning after the lockdown caused by the pandemic, RCSD is prioritizing the MTSS framework to address the needs of each specific child based on their experiences during the lockdown. 

Read More about My School Keeps Talking About MTSS, But What is it? Breaking Down the Multi-Tiered Systems of Support
Adelante Selby students holding their certificates

Reclassification is the process in which a student, who learns another language or languages at home before English, is initially classified as an English Learner (EL) and later demonstrates English language proficiency. In RCSD, students speak 37 different languages at home including Arabic, Mandarin, Polish, Russian, Samoan, Spanish, and Vietnamese.

Read More about More than 200 RCSD Students Make an Academic Stride as English Proficient