Renaissance Community School For The Arts Elementary School

Welcome to Renaissance Elementary!

 RCIS Students, Staff, and Community have Phoenix PRIDE


Want to learn why your RCIS staff love being a Phoenix?
Watch the video below. 

2020-2021 School Hours

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

Monday-Friday 8am-3pm

Grades 1-5 Hybrid Cohort C1-C2
(Ms. Corso, Ms. G, Ms. Mackes, Ms. Whipp, and Mr. Cohen)

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday  8am4pm
Wednesday (remote for all) 8am-3pm

Grades 4-5 Distant Academy Cohort D
(Mrs. Barnes and Mrs. Watson/Ms. Crowther)

Monday-Friday 8am-3pm

What's New at Renaissance?

Each day before sending your student to school please use the checklist below. Doing this daily will ensure your child is healthy for school to keep them and others safe. 

Daily Screener: English
Daily Screener: Kiche
Daily Screener Portuguese
Daily Screener Spanish

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.  
RCIS Interpreter English RCIS Interpreter K'icheRCIS Interpreter Port RCIS Interpreter Spanish

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

At Renaissance, we pledge to demonstrate the qualities of Phoenix PRIDE PERSEVERANCE We keep on trying even when it is hard RESPECT We treat ALL others as we would want to be treated. 
INTEGRITY We do the right thing even when no one is looking.
DETERMINATION We are driven to achieve and succeed in all we do. 
EXCELLENCE We strive to become better friends and students than we were yesterday.



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Upcoming Events


School News

Kindergarten Registration 2021-2022 School Year

Do you have a child at home not currently in school that was born on or before August 31, 2016?

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Renaissance Family Journal January 2021 Newsletter

We are excited to share our January 2021 Family Journal newsletter! Please be sure to look it through to find out what's happening in your students school this month, as well as great tips and tricks for you to use at home

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RCIS First Annual Kindness Week 2020

Monday December 14, 2020 starts our first Annual RCIS Kindness Week. Students are encouraged to wear their #imkinderthanthat shirt, RCIS colors blue or yellow, or anything that makes them feel kind!

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International Winter Festival

Join the RCIS staff virtually on Google Meets for an International Winter Festival Wednesday December 16, 2020 at 4:30pm from the comfort of your own home.

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Renaissance Family Journal January 2021 Newsletter

We are excited to share our December family newsletter! Please be sure to look it through to find out what's happening in your students school this month, as well as great tips and tricks for you to use at home.

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Renaissance students & families celebrated Dr.Seuss's birthday with a Literacy Fair! Each grade level

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Renaissance students learned about the importance of being in school and on time at Friday's "Attendance Matters" Kick-Off Assembly!

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Message from Principal Somes

Message from principal

Greetings Renaissance Students and Families!

I am very pleased to welcome new families and welcome back returning students and families. As your Principal, I am excited to continue the work in our new Innovation Plan which focuses on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. At the same time, we will not leave behind our commitment to the Fine Arts either as students will have Art and Music at least twice a week.

In the area of Social Emotional Learning, we are committed to Phoenix PRIDE, Perseverance, Respect, Integrity, Determination and Excellence. At Renaissance, the staff believes that these are qualities of good students at school and good citizens in the community. We are continually looking for students and classes to demonstrate these values so they can be recognized and rewarded.

If we can be of assistance, please reach out to your child’s teacher or me so we can provide the best possible learning experience.

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