The mission of the Renaissance Academy Charter School of the Arts is to provide children an enriched and rigorous education through the humanities and arts integration leading to success in college, careers and life.
Join us today at 5pm for RA’s town hall meeting. Click the link below to join. Join with Google Meet: https://meet.google.com/wah-umjd-zsa
Good morning RA friends and families. Today is the RA Town Hall meeting. Join us via Google Meets at 5pm. The link will be shared prior to the meeting via Facebook and student emails. We hope you will join us tonight. Have a great day and stay safe.
Due to the holiday on Monday, next week meals will be served on Tuesday from 12-1 only.
Due to the holiday on Monday, next week meals will be served on Tuesday from 12-1 only.
Congratulations to our raffle winners from last week! You will be contacted about receiving your prize! K-2: Tyasia Holford 3-6: Nalis Miller Family Prize: Stacey Jernigan Jr. We can't wait to see who wins next week! https://youtu.be/1Ih4AqV6iMY
Monroe County Drive-Thru Food Distributions. Pre-registration is required. Each registrant will receive 30+ pounds of groceries. To pre-register for an emergency food box distribution please call 2-1-1 or text 898-211 today. First to call, first to be served. There are only a few dates left for the month of May. Call today!
Greetings RA Families, As a reminder, Renaissance Academy has compiled a list of essential resources to support you and your family during this difficult time. The resource list can be accessed by clicking on the link below or go to RA’s website and Facebook page. Family Resources COVID-19 https://docs.google.com/document/d/1lqBVQevg7BLa7W9jFkGg4qEL9Kwfjc7Tgr7QMca_Mko/edit?usp=sharing
Hello Families! Do you need a mask? Please click the link below for sites in Monroe county distributing masks. shorturl.at/ekqBX
RA Community Town Hall today at 5:00pm! Hello RA! Please join school administrators and staff today at 5:00pm for a virtual town hall. Administrators will provide updated information to families and answer any questions community members and families may have. We can't wait to see everyone's faces! Simply click the link below at 5:00pm to join us! meet.google.com/zco-cwkn-feb
Parenting Village is providing Virtual Circles for Parenting Support. Free and open to all parents & caregivers. For more information call (585) 270-1832. Find Zoom info on their Facebook & Instagram pages or on their website: www.parentingvillage.org
**RA Virtual Town Hall Tomorrow** Hello RA! Tomorrow at 5:00pm Renaissance Academy will be hosting the first virtual town hall. During this town hall, community members can hear from school administration, get up-to-date information regarding COVID19 as it pertains to education, and ask questions. We are anticipating some staff and faculty joining as well. Please click the link found in your student's RENACAD email or in the news section on www.renacad.org.
This upcoming Tuesday, May 12th @ 5:00pm, RA will be hosting the first Virtual Town Hall. We will provide parents and family members with important information, review family and community resources, and answer any questions you may have. We may even raffle off some RA swag for those who attend! We will send a google meet link to ALL STUDENT EMAILS prior to the event. We look forward to seeing our incredible parents!
Hello RA Families, As a reminder, RA's Virtual Staff Appreciation Week 2020 will kick off this week from May 4th - May 8th. We have provided a daily schedule of activities that students and parents can follow to honor their teachers and RA staff. No money is required, just your time. Don’t miss out! Take time to show your love and appreciation towards the teachers and staff at RA. For instructions and a list of scheduled activities, click on the link below, go to the school’s website or Facebook page. Much Thanks, RA Leadership Team https://docs.google.com/document/d/1svLWOMfh3HKfLclwOdLD-crZKp9HqSTGq9p71ArBQdk/edit?usp=sharing
Greetings RA Families, Renaissance Academy has compiled a list of essential resources to support you and your family during this difficult time. The resource list can be accessed by clicking on the link below, or go to RA’s website and Facebook page. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1dMmJt1oht9X7cUqdRY33hlMtFZRu8dzsShcEYaM8fT4/edit?usp=sharing
Good Afternoon Families, Just a reminder, we will be providing meals for the week on Mondays and Thursdays only between 12 pm and 1 pm. This week we are serving breaded chicken breast sandwich, turkey sandwich, chicken corn dogs and uncrustables. If you are still in need of a chromebook, families can pick one up at this time. Have a great week!
Hello RA Families, The New York State Charter School Association in collaboration with ROC The Future's Parent Engagement Collaborative Action Network (PECAN) will host a Parent Engagement Meeting on Monday, April 27th @ 5:30 pm. This is a great opportunity for charter parent voices to be heard. How has COVID-19 impacted you? With the impact of COVID-19 spreading far and wide, we want to know from parents, what is working, what's not, and what additional support would be helpful. We invite you to our Zoom meeting on Monday, April 27th at 5:30pm to join the conversation. You are welcome to participate by computer or phone. This community-wide conversation is hosted by our Parent Engagement Collaborative Action Network (PECAN) and is open to all parents. Register in advance for this meeting: https://zoom.us/meeting/regist... After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. SURVEY LINK To help us do a community check-in, we want to collect your feedback in advance of the meeting by completing the parent COVID-19 impact survey. in English: https://forms.gle/Z9V9Pvn2KTWs... en español: https://forms.gle/JMT9qsDUYDP1... Please share this survey link far and wide as we want to collect a comprehensive response representative of all neighborhoods and parents. Complete the survey here. https://docs.google.com/forms/... This correspondence is also available in Spanish here. https://rocthefuture.org/april... Register today!
Reminder: Parent Network of Western New York is hosting a Family Fun Hour! Scavenger Hunt today, Thursday, April 23 @ 5:00 PM. An hour of fun for the whole family. They will be engaging families in a Scavenger Hunt in our own homes and interacting via webcam. Families do not need to bring anything but themselves. For more details checkout RA's website and Facebook page to view the flyer. Join from your computer, tablet or smartphone. https://parentnetworkwny.org/wp-content/uploads/Family-Fun-Hour-Scavenger-Hunt-04-23-2020-1-1-719x930.jpg.
Greetings RA Families, Please take a moment to review the April edition of the Home & School Connection and the Math & Science Connection Newsletters. We have also included a COVID-19 Special Edition for Parents and Children. Click on the links below. HOME & SCHOOL CONNECTION: http://www.rfecustomer.com/Pubs/202004/899344_HS0420_E.pdf?ID=3401 MATH & SCIENCE CONNECTION: http://www.rfecustomer.com/Pubs/202004/899344_MI0420_E.pdf?ID=6962 COVID-19 SPECIAL EDITIONS: PARENTS AND CHILDREN: http://www.rfecustomer.com/Pubs/202004/899344_HS20xx626E.pdf?ID=6242 PARENTS AND YOUNG CHILDREN: http://www.rfecustomer.com/Pubs/202004/899344_EY20xx628E.pdf?ID=8704
Hello RA Families, Although we are not sure if social distancing will still be in affect this summer we wanted to share the Rochester KidsOutAndAbout Summer Newsletter April 20, 2020, that includes the 2020 Virtual Camp Fair link and Master Guide to Summer Camps. Click on the link below. Please continue to stay healthy and safe. https://mailchi.mp/kidsoutandabout/rochester-2020b-camps?e=026856f82c
Hello RA Families, Starting tomorrow April 20th, we will be providing meals for the week on Mondays and Thursdays only between 12 pm - 1 pm.
Hello RA Families, Starting next week, we will be providing meals for the week on Mondays and Thursdays only between 12 pm - 1 pm. Have a fabulous day!
RA’s annual enrollment lottery will be held tomorrow, April 15th at 9am. Due to the COVID 19 restrictions on social gathering, our lottery will be recorded live, and a link will be posted on our website at www.renacad.org upon the conclusion of the lottery. Results can also be seen on the Good Schools Roc website by logging into your individual account. Thank you!
Good Evening RA Families, Transportation forms for 2020-2021 school year should be submitted before April 15th. RCSD families should send the form directly to Renaissance Academy Attn: Mrs. Foreman at 299 Kirk Road Rochester, NY 14612, faxed to 585-225-4201, or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Here are the links for transportation form RCSD:https://www.rcsdk12.org/Page/887 Greece:https://www.greececsd.org/Page/289 Gates:https://www.gateschili.org/domain/28 East Irondequoit:https://www.eastiron.org/Page/4230 Have a great weekend.
Greetings RA Families: Here is your Daily Digest of online / virtual events, activities, and resources to help get you through the COVID-19 crisis. We are sending daily digests of virtual events so you can scan the list each day and click on what interests you. —Debra Ross, publisher https://mailchi.mp/kidsoutandabout/rochester-digest-april-7-2020?e=026856f82c Be sure to go to the KidsOutAndAbout website daily to see what virtual events, activities, and resources are posted.
Greetings RA Families, Please take a few minutes to complete this survey regarding RA's Distance Learning by Friday, April 10th. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1uL0god5Iw3h4EB_i29mJL_NxSJ7k4hRVGgywcmTdFGQ/edit?ts=5e8b0d9a We appreciate your feedback.
Hello RA Families, Kids Out and About.com has posted 250+ Creative Ways to Keep Your Family Sane During the COVID-19 Crisis, as well as some homeschooling tips. Click on the link or copy and paste the web address below to view the information. https://mailchi.mp/kidsoutandabout/rochester-250-ideas?e=026856f82c Feel free to share these links on social media, too. You have friends who need the info! Stay healthy and well.
EAT HEALTHIER WHILE SAVING MONEY Join Nutrition Educators for a guided tour of the supermarket. Spend less time grocery shopping. Make the best choice for your family. Plan easy and delicious meals while saving money. $5 Healthy Food Gift Card. THE EVENT WILL TAKE PLACE AT PRICE RITE, WALMART AND TOPS. Refer to flyer for more details on Facebook and RA's website. Sponsored by Foodlink, Cooking Matters, and Cornell University Cooperative Extensions.
Hello RA Families! Out of an abundance of caution Renaissance Academy will close immediately until further notice. All students were sent home with instructions in a packet should this occur. Please refer to the letter, our facebook page, or www.renacad.org for the instructions. We will be sure to update you with any future announcements. Thank you!
Hello Families! The following events have been temporarily cancelled until further notice. Saturday, March 14 - Family Skate Party Thursday, March 19 - Family Science Night Wednesday, March 25 - RAFFA Meeting Thursday, March 26 - Teacher Appreciation Meeting If there is any change, we will send a message out again. Thank you.
On the following dates students may dress down for $1 each day! The money raised is being used by the Staff Appreciation Committee for festivities to honor our staff during the week of May 4th - 8th. FRIDAY: March 13th & 27th, April 17th & 24th PLEASE BRING THE MONEY THE DAY OF AND GIVE IT TO YOUR TEACHER. Any questions, please contact Jamie Sebastian @ 225-4200 x248. Thank you RA family in advance for your support!
Hello RA Families! Are you interested in enrolling your child in session three of our after-school Encore program?! If so, please fill out the following form, https://forms.gle/qqDgMBnK5H9Q3fgWA, by Friday, March 13th. You must submit one form per child. Encore Session Three begins the week of March 30th and ends the week of June 5th. If you would prefer to register your child on a paper registration form, or if you have any other questions or concerns, please reach out to Mrs. Tobeck at 225-4200, Ext. 233 or email@example.com.
Greetings RA Families Can you believe that we are one week away from our annual family and friends skate party? The fun will take place next Saturday, March 14th from 11 am - 2 pm at Skate Luvers Roller Palace located at 1684 Adirondack St., Rochester, NY 14606. There will be games, music, rollerskating, prizes, bounce houses and even a movie theater all for just $10, and you pay at the door. Be sure to spread the word and tell your family and friends to join as we have fun and raise money for RA. We hope to see you all next Saturday. Have an awesome weekend!
What a wonderful Reading Week we have had here. We had guest readers in every classroom. Tomorrow is PAJAMA DAY and a special visit from children's book author Pam Rapoza! We can't wait to reveal the shopping spree winners from our Myon Challenge!
Greetings RA Families, we have a slight change to our calendar. Due to the NYS testing dates falling on Wednesday March 25th, and Wednesday April 22nd, we will not have an early release day. Both of those days will be regular dismissal at 3:30. Transportation has also been informed of the change. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the front office at 585-225-4200.
Happy Read Across America week! Don't forget to get your students logged into Myon! All students have an account on www.myon.com. Students are able to log on and read many titles. The 2 students who log the most minutes on Myon will earn a Barnes and Noble Shopping Spree!
Parents and Families don't forget- it's Read Across America week! Tomorrow we are celebrating Where The Wild Things are with WACKY HAIR DAY!
Renaissance Academy Presents: MOVIE NIGHT Friday, March 6, 2020 from 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm. There is no charge for this event, however, there is a limit to the first 100 spots! Students will stay after school and must be picked up by parents by the end of the program. Snacks will be provided. Please return form by Tuesday, March 3, 2020.
RA Families, we need your voice and support. As a reminder, our Parent Committee Meeting for Staff Appreciation Week is tonight, Wednesday, February 26th at 6:30 pm in the cafeteria. Come ready to brainstorm ideas and participate as we prepare for Staff Appreciation Week 2020. Dinner will be provided. There is still time to RSVP. Contact Mrs. Felton at 225-4200 x209. Please use the cafeteria entrance, door #7 and park in the visitors parking lot. Thank you in advance for your support and we look forward to seeing you tonight!
SAVE THE DATE! Our next RAFFA meeting is Wednesday, March 25th at 6 pm. Please mark your calendars and plan to attend. Important information will be shared. NY State Assessment - Ben Koch, Building Principal Missing and Exploited Children - Prevention, Reporting, and Resources Jennifer L. Boutte - Candidate for Monroe County Clerk Childcare for RA students and siblings ages 4 -12 will be provided. Dinner and Prizes. If you have not attended all year, please don’t miss this opportunity. We look forward to seeing you there. Contact Mrs. Felton at 225-4200 x209 to RSVP by Monday, March 23rd.
Let's get together and show our RA staff how much we appreciate them on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 from 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm. The focus of this meeting is to brainstorm ideas and assign tasks for Staff Appreciation Week (5/4 - 5/8). Dinner will be provided. Contact Mrs. Felton at 225-4200 x209 to RSVP by Monday, 2/24. PLEASE BRING IDEAS AND PARTICIPATION.
Calling all RA families to attend a parent committee meeting for our Staff Appreciation Week that will take place in May. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 26, 2020, from 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm. Dinner will be provided. Please bring your ideas and participation. Contact Mrs. Felton at 25-4200 x209 to RSVP by Monday, February 24th. We look forward to your involvement!
Black History Month Fun Fact of the Day! Condoleezza Rice and Martin Luther King, Jr. started college when they were just 15 years old. She studied political science at the University of Denver; he majored in sociology at Morehouse College in Atlanta.
Happy Black History Month! The celebration of Black History Month began in 1926 and was created by Carter G Woodson. The month of February was chosen to coincide with the birthdays of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln.
Renaissance Academy Charter School of the Arts will be at the GoodSchoolsRoc Charter School Fairs: Wednesday, February 5th from 6:00 - 8:00 pm Saturday, February 8th from 1:00 to 3:00 pm Rochester Public Library, Kate Gleason Auditorium located on the first floor of the Bausch & Lomb building - newer building across the from Rundel. 115 South Ave, Rochester, NY 14604 There will be activities for children.
We look forward to seeing you at our next RAFFA meeting, this Wednesday, January 29, 2020, from 6 -7:15 pm. The educational topic is “Interpreting your child's I Ready scores - Ben Koch, Building Principal. Community Resource Topic: Foodlink presents: "The Benefits of Fruits and Vegetables" along with a demonstration and tasting. The YMCA will also be in attendance for a brief discussion / Q & A- "Aftercare at RA". Dinner and childcare will be provided for RA students and their sibling's ages 4 -12. As always, we will have prizes to giveaway. Please call Mrs. Felton at 225-4200 x209 to RSVP.
Dear RA Families, I wanted to share with you that we had a slight issue in the building of which you should be aware. Earlier today we were having our boilers serviced and one of the boilers was emitting gas into the building. The gas was NOT at a dangerous level but we chose to evacuate the building as we cleared out the gas and checked all areas with a gas meter. The students were amazing during the evacuation and you should be very proud of them. They exited the building quickly and quietly and remained outside respectfully while they waited to come back into the building. Again, the building is completely safe and we are "back in business" children are back in the classrooms and joyfully learning! I hope you have a wonderful day! Dr. Cozine
As a friendly reminder, our next RAFFA meeting is, Thursday, January 29, 2020 from 6 -7:15 pm. The educational topic is “Interpreting your child's I Ready scores - Ben Koch, Building Principal. Community Resource Topic: Foodlink presents: "The Benefits of Fruits and Vegetables" along with a demonstration and tasting. The YMCA will also be in attendance for a brief discussion / Q & A- "Aftercare at RA". Dinner and childcare will be provided for RA students and their siblings ages 4 -12. And as always, we will have prizes to giveaway. Please call Mrs. Felton at 225-4200 x209 to RSVP by Monday, January 27th.
Good Evening RA Families, In observance of Martin Luther King Jr., there will be no school on Monday, January 20, 2020. Have a great weekend.
REMINDER: RA has been in discussion with the YMCA of Rochester to provide aftercare at our school site. We are surveying our parents to see if there is interest. Please click on the link below and complete the brief survey by Friday, January 17, 2020. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfwX69O9W6pwbfxNoN6KHcwMz7qLInAlhc5kSmuEMtowRlpPw/viewform?usp=sf_link
RA PARENT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! Volunteers are needed for our upcoming Math Night 1/23 (4 needed) and Science Night on 3/19 (3 needed). Volunteers will serve dinner to RA families, assist with cleaning up, put leftover food away, and wash a few utensils and/or aluminum pans. Please contact Mrs. Felton 225-4200 x209 by 1/17/20. Thank you!
RA presents Family Math Night on Thursday, January 23, 2020. Free fun night for the whole family. Dinner will be served from 5:30 - 6:00 PM. Math Games & Arts and Math Integration Activities from 6:00 - 7:00 PM. Space is limited to the first 60 students and their families. Be sure to check your child's backpack for the flyer and submit your form by Thursday, January 16, 2020 to the Front Office.
RA has been in discussion with the YWCA of Rochester to provide aftercare at our school site. We are surveying our parents to see if there is interest. Please click on the link below and complete the brief survey by Friday, January 17, 2020. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfwX69O9W6pwbfxNoN6KHcwMz7qLInAlhc5kSmuEMtowRlpPw/viewform?usp=sf_link
All busses except for Bus H have left the school. We will alert you when the bus has left.
Busses are beginning to leave the school. Please be prepared to receive your children.
Families of RA. Power is currently down at RA. Power is not expected to return until after 3:30. We anticipate bus transport home within the hour. Please feel free to come pick up your student at the front door. Phones are currently down at school. Please stay posted.
Tomorrow, October 8 is Picture Day at RA. Students should wear there RA logo polo and khaki pants or skirt.
Hello RA Friends and Families! Just a friendly reminder that today is a half day at RA. Dismissal is at 1pm today. Have a great day.
Hello RA! Don't forget, today is a full school day. 8:00am - 3:30pm. Have a great day!