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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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Mandarin Immersion Chinese Bridge Competition Winners

The student honorees applied what they have studied in RCSD’s Mandarin Immersion Program by participating in the national contest hosted by the Chinese Consulate of San Francisco this June, exhibiting their linguistic and cultural talent. 

Read More about Non-Native Speaker Mandarin Immersion Students Showcase Language Skills in National Chinese Competition
North Star Academy Front Sign

Beginning in the the 2022-23 school year, Redwood City School District (RCSD) will move forward with implementing several district actions to improve the enrollment process at North Star Academy (NSA) and increase access for all qualified students, including those from the Bayside schools, where fewer students have traditionally moved to North Star in 3rd grade. These new steps first started as ideas generated by the North Star Forward Committee, which was charged to study the impact NSA has on all other RCSD schools.

Read More about North Star Academy Forward Committee Outcomes
Hoover Students Cut the Ribbon Officially Opening their New Gym

In 2021-22, Redwood City School District (RCSD) students at both Hoover and Taft schools celebrated the completion and grand opening of the Measure T Construction and Modernization Project for their respective schools. The projects at both school sites are part of several projects in Phase I of the school district’s Bond Program, which is modernizing and improving all schools across the school district.

Read More about Hoover and Taft Students Celebrate Modernized Learning Spaces
Mr. Carlos Reyna and Ms. Patrinia Redd

This new school year, a veteran Redwood City School District (RCSD) employee will lead the organization’s Department of Technology while the District’s Director of Health and Wellness returns in 2022-23 for her first full school year with RCSD. 

Read More about District Leaders for 2022-23: Director of Technology and Director of Health and Wellness
North Star Academy Front Sign

The recommendations are the culmination of a process that included a districtwide committee, North Star Forward, which was made up of parents, teachers, administrators, and former NSA students. The purpose of the North Star Forward committee is to minimize the sense of division between NSA and other schools in the district by addressing and recommending solutions for specific areas where NSA is having an impact on other schools’ enrollment, academic performance and school culture, and building understanding for the mission and purpose of the school.

Read More about Superintendent to Present North Star Forward Recommendations to Board of Trustees
Child leaning against a tree while reading

Keeping students actively engaged and eager to learn throughout the warm summer days can seem an arduous task with busy schedules, but our Administrators have shared a few helpful tips to keep children entertained while mastering academic and social skills. Summer Break is a great time to reset and refresh but also offers more flexible time to explore, create, and grow. 

Read More about What Are You Doing this Summer? … Make Summer Fun and Full of Learning with these Learning Tips from RCSD Administrators