Renaissance Community School For The Arts Elementary School

Welcome to Renaissance Community Innovation School (RCIS) Elementary!

 RCIS Students, Staff, and Community have Phoenix PRIDE

Pride Pledge

What our students LOVE about RCIS!!

Video created for our September 2022 Open House by Mr. Montapert's 4th Grade Media Moguels with the support of our STEM Teacher Mrs. Jordan

2022-2023 School Hours

Preschool (Ms. Allaire and Ms. Silva) Kindergarten (Mrs. Rose)

Monday to Friday 8am-3pm

GRADES 1-5 (Ms. Johnson, Mrs. Dondey, Mrs. Johnson, Mr. Montapert, and Mr. Cohen)

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 8am-4:30pm
students will be provided with dinner when dismissed at 4:30pm
Wednesdays 8am-3pm

Connecting with your child's teacher or any RCIS staff has never been so easy. No matter the language you speak at home, you can now use the interpreter system to call school and speak with any RCIS staff member with a live interpreter translating.  


Has any of your information changed since last school year including your phone number (mobile or home), your address, your email, or any information in regards to your emergency contacts?
Please contact Ms. Alda (508-997-4511 ext 55550) at RCIS front office to update. 

To receive updated information from the New Bedford Public School District
please text Y to 67587


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School News

First PTO (Parent Teacher Organization) meeting

Our first PTO (Parent Teacher Organization) meeting will be held on Wednesday October 19th at 4pm here at RCIS. Please mark your calendars and plan to attend. This is a parent and teacher volunteer team and we are hoping to make the RCIS PTO strong! We need as many volunteers as possible. We hope to see as many of our RCIS families there as possible!

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Annual Trunk or Treat Family Event

SAVE the date for our Annual Trunk Or Treat event! It will be on Friday October 28 here at the RCIS parking lot. Students are encouraged to dress up and bring an empty bag or pillow case so they can trick or treat safely while staff fill their bags with candy from their decorated trunks of their cars. This is the family event that students remember year after year. If you want to donate candy for the event please have your child bring donated candy to school and give to Ms. M. All candy donated will be used at the event!

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Save the Date RCIS Open House September 2022
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Need help with SNAP Benefits??
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Winter STEAM Challenge Day
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February 2022 PBIS PRIDE Assembly

In February we had our 2nd PBIS PRIDE Assembly. Respect was our featured PRIDE Value which means "we treat others the way we want to be treated," and each classroom teacher, support teacher, and specialist teacher choose one student who has been showing that PRIDE value since November. We alsos awarded the students who have had perfect attendance!

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2022-2023 Kindergarten Registration

Do you have a child who was born on or before August 31, 2017? Have you registered them for Kindergarten yet? Have you requested Renaissance for your child's school? Kindergarten Registration is ope and by appointment only till June 24, 2022. See the links below for more information!! 💙💛

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Fall 2021 End of First Trimester Celebrations

It has been a very productive first Trimester at RCIS! Right before Thanksgiving break we celebrated all of the handwork of our students with a STEM Parade and our first monthly PBIS PRIDE Assembly. Perseverance is our first PRIDE value which means "to keep on trying even when it is hard" and each classroom teacher choose one student who has been showing that PRIDE value since September. We also awarded the students who have had perfect attendance!

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