Rochester City School District
News Release
August 29, 2019
Editor Contact:
Carlos Garcia
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Rochester City School District Opens
2019-2020 School Year
Superintendent Terry J. Dade is proud to announce that on Wednesday, September 4, the Rochester City School District will open its doors to welcome approximately 28,000 students in grades Pre-K through 12 to the 2019-2020 school year. Story opportunities include the following:

Men in Red Day with Superintendent Dade at Early Childhood School of Rochester No. 57, 15 Costar Street, 7:30 a.m. student arrival
  • Early Childhood School of Rochester No. 57 will host its annual Men in Red Day, where fathers, grandfathers, and mentors wear red as they line the school entrance to celebrate, greet, and encourage students on the first day of school. Superintendent Terry Dade will join them.

Abraham Lincoln School No. 22 and Superintendent Dade welcome students to new building, 595 Upper Falls Boulevard, 9:00 a.m. student arrival
  • After four years in temporary space at the Franklin Campus, Abraham Lincoln School No. 22 is beginning the school year in its newly renovated space on Upper Falls Boulevard. This renovation is part of the Facilities Modernization Plan (FMP) Phase II project, a plan that allows some buildings to be renovated to ensure that all Rochester students have the best learning spaces and comfortable facilities that they can be proud to attend. Superintendent Terry Dade will join the school staff to welcome students.

Dr. Louis A. Cerulli School No. 34 welcomes students with homecoming parade, 530 Lexington Avenue, 9:00 a.m. student arrival
  • School No. 34 will kick off the new school year with a homecoming theme, complete with pom poms, a community drum line, tiger mascot, and red and blue decorations.

1 Million Project Rollout with Superintendent Dade at Joseph C. Wilson Magnet High School, 501 Genesee Street, 1:00 p.m.
  • Through a collaboration with the 1 Million Project Foundation, all RCSD students in grades 9-12 will have free, reliable home internet access using hotspot devices. Wilson is one of five high schools participating in Phase 1 of the rollout, which includes the deployment of Chromebooks on the first day of school. Superintendent Terry Dade will help hand out Chromebooks to students.

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