Notices & Events

All Parents:

Daily Attendance Form Starting on Monday, March 30, we will be reaching out to all students with an automatic email invitation to fill out a very brief google form, so we can better monitor who all is participating remotely, and who may need help.  

Parents of PK-3rd graders may need to help your child, or fill out the form.  Parents who are helping need to log OUT of their regular email, and log IN to their child's rencharter email account.  If you need help finding that email address, please email Michelle at michellecardona@rencharter.org.  You can also call her at (929) 314-4903 for assistance.

The form will require their first and last name, grade and class (in a drop-down list), a check-list of online platforms they used today (such as Zoom, Google Classroom, etc.), and an open-ended question that asks if they need support with anything.

Please look for the form every day between 3:00 and 3:30 PM, and your students have the rest of the day to fill out the form.  This will be coming DAILY for the duration of the Shelter-In-Place mandate.

Thank you for your cooperation and support of your children in their online learning experience.

Online Learning Parent Guides - Please read this important letter regarding Student Expectations During Online Learning; Expectativas de los estudiantes durante el aprendizaje en línea.

Below you will find your child's online schedules and guides from teachers. Parents, please use the following contacts for:

  1. If you need help with technology problems please email us and we will do our best to help you.
  • PK-5: michellecardona@rencharter.org
  • 6th-8th: katieschmelzer@rencharter.org or dawncahill@rencharter.org
  • 9th-12th: lauriezic@rencharter.org
  1. Your student will need to download the ZOOM app in order to participate in Zoom live classrooms. Please download by following this LINK: ZOOM

  2. To participate in Google Classroom, your child must use their rencharter.org email address. Please contact Michelle Cardona if your child cannot access that email account - michellecardona@rencharter.org, or call (929) 314-4903.

  3. To communicate absences - If your child is sick and cannot participate in any of the learning activities: michellecardona@rencharter.org, or call (929) 314-4903.

  4. To request general information or generate feedback: Parent Coordinators, peggyheeney@rencharter.org, or pierinaarias@rencharter.org

Introduction to Renaissance Online Learning - Parent Letter

ZOOM Instructions for Students

Elementary School - Pre-Kindergarten - 5th Grade

Middle School - 6th to 8th Grade Parent Guide; NEW Student Schedules

High School - HS Parents, here is the link for the TRCS High School website. Is it being sent directly to students, to their 'rencharter.org' email addresses. This website is a work in progress; more information will be available as the week progresses.

Here is the HS Schedule by Grade.


Compass Explore Urban Sustainability and Design Summer Program Applications for the summer 2020 Urban Agriculture and Permaculture program for 3rd-5th graders will be available in March. See the Program Description HERE; and our summer program Safety Plan HERE.

High School Unwrapped - All 8th grade parents and students will be invited to a special open house presentation about our high-school in the fall. Stay tuned for more information! In the meantime, you can check out last year's power-point here: TRCS HS Unwrapped! to learn about the Renaissance High School experience.

INFORMATION ABOUT SNOW STORM SCHOOL CLOSINGS:

In case of bad weather, we may decide to do one of the following things:

* close school for the entire day
* delay the start of school, or
* dismiss students at an earlier time.

Renaissance will generally follow the decision made by the Chancellor of the New York City department of Education. The Chancellor will make his decision by 6:00 AM.

Please read this notice and keep it handy throughout the winter season.