Our Stories and Initiatives
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.
2022-23 COVID Protocols in RCSD Schools
2022-23 COVID Dashboard
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This school year, the California Department of Education (CDE) added a new component, which is the percentage of students participating in each of the five fitness components of the California Physical Fitness Test.
American Heart Month focuses on cardiovascular health, including how to reduce risks of heart disease through exercise and nutrition. Child Nutrition Services (CNS) has student heart health in mind year round.
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.