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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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An audience watching a competition

Demonstrating knowledge and enthusiasm for the Chinese language, 50 Redwood City School District (RCSD) students took part in the 47th annual Chinese Mandarin Speech Contest. Students from Orion Alternative School and Kennedy Middle School prepared and practiced speeches to be presented in Mandarin, competing with more than 350 peers from a total of 33 California schools.

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Two teachers smiling at the camera

Required by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC), an Induction Program clears a teacher's preliminary credential in the State of California. It is typically a two-year program that incorporates mentoring and is designed to offer support, guidance, and orientation for first-year teachers. 

Read More about Meet the 2023 Graduates of the RCSD Induction Program
Child Nutrition Services staff members in the kitchen at Garfield School

Child Nutrition Services serves more than 7,000 meals daily to Redwood City School District elementary students in addition to preparing snacks for the onsite preschool program. What motivates these everyday heroes? Hear from some of our professionals who are up early in each school cafeteria. 

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A group of graduates wearing their caps and gowns

Soon promoting from eighth grade, nearly 750 Redwood City School District (RCSD) students are ready to take on high school–and the bright futures that await them. While every student has their own strengths, middle school teachers agree that the Class of 2023 has some defining attributes.

Read More about Meet the Class of 2023: The Caring Adults Who Had the Privilege to Teach them Introduce this Year’s Graduates
Dr. Stefanie Baker, Executive Director of the National Urban Alliance for Effective Education (NUA), pictured with staff

During the recent School Board meeting held Wednesday, April 19, Dr. Stefanie Baker, Executive Director of the National Urban Alliance for Effective Education (NUA), an RCSD partner, thanked the Board of Trustees for their support of “thoughtful dialogue around equity and pedagogy” in RCSD. The NUA’s “Pedagogy of Confidence” involves three phases in understanding and learning: Developing, Deepening, and Demonstrating. This aligns with RCSD’s core belief that children learn and succeed when we act on the principle that every child can and will learn.

Read More about National Partner Highlights Instructional Practices of Teachers at Clifford School