Student Support

Cyberbullying Protocols: New protocols in place to fight Cyber-Bullying. Download this important Letter to Parents here.

Child Abuse: If you suspect an incident of child abuse or neglect, please read this important Information; en espanol aqui.

DASA Coordinator: (Dignity for All Students Act): Read the full statement in our Discipline handbook below; Suzanne Arnold, suzannearnold@rencharter.org; 718-803-0060, ext 205.

Foster Care Point of Contact: Suzanne Arnold, suzannearnold@rencharter.org, 718-803-0060, ext. 205.

Special Education and 504 Coordinator: Elizabeth perez, lizperez@rencharter.org, 718-803-0060, ext. 207.

The Student Support Team was established to provide support for students to help prevent discipline code infractions. This support takes many forms, including a Peer Mediation program, Advisories, support to individual students, support to parents and legal guardians through conferences and parent meetings, and support to our teaching and learning staff to provide professional development related to discipline and intervention.

Student Support has at its philosophical core the belief that any disciplinary action is meant to educate the student to understand why his/her conduct was inappropriate and to guide the student in a way that will help him/her avoid committing future infractions. Discipline is not a punitive response, but rather one to promote self-reflection and responsibility for one’s actions.

High personal standards of courtesy, decency, proper language, honesty, respect for others, and morality shall be maintained. Further, pursuant to the New York State Dignity for All Students Act (“Dignity Act”) and its regulations, TRCS is committed to providing an educational environment that promotes respect, dignity and equality. Acts of discrimination and harassment, including bullying, cyberbullying, taunting or intimidation, are detrimental to student learning and achievement. TRCS expects all of its community (students,parents, teachers, staff and the administration) to foster civility and to prevent and prohibit conduct that is inconsistent with the expectation of respect, dignity and equality for all.

Student Support investigates incidents and determines the appropriate consequences for students who violate the school’s discipline code, and assists The Learning Center with both in and out-of-school suspensions. Please consult the family handbook, available for download here, for procedures and policies.

Suzanne Arnold, the Administrator of School Culture and Student Support, is the Dignity for All Students Act Coordinator at Renaissance.

Cell Phone Policy Please see the Annual Parent Information Letter (the Big "APIL") found on the Parents home-page for the full policy, found on page 10. Note, however, that changes have been made to the Confiscation policy. Cell-phones will still be confiscated if it they are seen inside the school. However, students may now retrieve their phones from the main office on the day of confiscation (or any subsequent day) between 3:10 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. depending on the student's dismissal time that day. Students can pick up their phone only after their individual dismissal, which may be at varied times during the week for 7th-12th graders.

Family Handbooks

Please note that we consider these handbooks living documents that are reviewed frequently. If you have any questions about any of the policies written herein, please call the school.

Download the FERPA Policy Here

Download the Discipline Policy Here

Download the Family Handbook Here. You will find the Policy for Filing Grievances and Complaints on page 20 of the Family Handbook.

Download the High School Handbook Here