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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Research shows that k-8 students who read four or more books over the summer are better prepared for the coming school year and do not go down the ‘summer slide’—the loss of reading and learning skills that can occur during the summer break.
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.
The last school bell has rung for the more than 20 professionals who are marking the end of their professional careers in education with Redwood City School District (RCSD).
The path to becoming a tenured teacher in California has many steps. Teacher induction is a professional development program required by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) to clear a teacher's preliminary credential in the State of California. The program serves to foster continual growth and a collaborative learning community for educators as they work with mentors within their school site and the district.