Rochester City School District
Media Advisory
February 24, 2021
Editor Contact:
Marisol Ramos-Lopez
585.455.2844 (m)
UPDATED: Phase 3 Reopening of RCSD Schools
(editor's note: new time for media arrival and interviews)
Dave Passero, Principal
Students and staff from Northeast College High School 
Thursday, February 25, 2021
7:15 a.m.
In-person learning for Phase 3 students in grades 7 – 12. 
Northeast College High School
940 Fernwood Park
Rochester, NY 14609
Approximately 2,896 students will be returning to hybrid/in-person learning for Phase 3 of the Rochester City School District’s reopening plan next week. 

This includes 7 – 12 students enrolled at all secondary schools (15) and programs in the District and the 7 – 8 students enrolled at all Pre-K – 8 buildings (10) in the District. This population includes students in general, bilingual, and special education programs. 

In January, approximately 325 K – 12 students in specialized programs returned to hybrid/in-person learning across the District. Additionally, on Monday, February 5, approximately 4,150 students in general, bilingual, and special education programs returned to hybrid/in-person learning across the District. 

Media must arrive no later than 7:15 a.m. Thursday, February 25 to ensure everyone’s safety. 

7:15 a.m. – Media Arrival (please park by the athletic fields to the left of the building not in front of the building near the bus loop. Walk to exit 7, the closet exit to the left of the flag pole in front of the school)

7:30 a.m. - Principal Dave Passero will be available for interviews outside of the school

8:00 a.m. – Buses arrive with students (Space will be made available by exit 7 for media to shoot video of buses arriving with students walking into the building)

8:30 a.m. – School starts

No footage will be taken inside of the school. B-roll of students inside the building will be provided later in the morning.

We have included a fact sheet for Phase 3 of the District’s reopening plan, and specific hybrid/in-person information relative to Northeast College High School for your review. 

For any on-site logistical questions on Thursday morning, please contact Brendan O’Riordan in the Office of Communications at 585-353-6390.
131 W. Broad Street, Rochester, NY 14614 | 585-262-8100