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    Creating widespread awareness of appropriate kindergarten and age-level targets among parents and child-care providers significantly increases the number of students entering kindergarten with grade-level skills.

Welcome to Rensselaer Central Primary School!

Take a look back at the dedication of the Rensselaer Central Primary School.
Fall, 2013
Welcome to Rensselaer Central Elementary Schools. Rensselaer Central Primary School and Van Rensselaer Intermediate School are the two schools that serve elementary age students in our community. RCPS serves students in PK through second grade, while VRIS serves students third grade through fifth grade. Great things are happening in both schools and it is my privilege to be leading them both.

You will find that we have a lot to offer our elementary students. We have a remarkable Full Day Preschool program for students who are 4 years old or one year prior to Kindergarten. We have Extended Care before and after school. We have strong Art, PE, and Music programs along with awesome Technology. Every student from Kindergarten through second grade has an iPad mini to use throughout the school day. At VRIS, every student has an iPad that they use both at school and at home. It is truly amazing to witness what our students K-5 are doing with technology.

You play a vital part in the educational process of your son or daughter and you are needed. Your child’s success relies heavily upon parental/guardian support and contact. I encourage you to contact your son/daughter’s teacher frequently. Communication is the key to success.

It is my goal that students will leave our buildings with the essential skills to be successful at their next educational experience.

Thank you, in advance, for all you do and will do to contribute to the success of RCSC Elementary Schools and our students. Our staff is excited for a wonderful school year with many great educational experiences. I look forward to seeing you soon!

Andrew J. Jones,


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