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Celebrating the Week of the Young Child

The Gifford School 4K students are celebrating the Week of the Young Child this week. Today they put on a parade for their friends and family.  Each class made their own float containing artwork from the children.

We need your voice! Please take the Parent Satisfaction Survey today

Great things are happening in the Racine Unified School District every day! We are thrilled at the progress our students are making and will continue to share our results and exciting initiatives underway.  

6th Grade Orientation Information

RUSD Middle Schools will hold orientation for incoming 6th graders and their families on Tuesday, March 28 from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Please see below for details regarding each school’s program.

Summer School 2017 - It's Academic!

​Summer School 2017 will be held June 15 - July 27. All students are encouraged to attend Summer School! Students do not need to be referred by their teachers.

Strategies for Managing ADHD Presentation

Gifford School and NAMI Racine County are pleased to have Dr. Mervin Langley of Clinical Psychology Associates share information about Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in this FREE presentation.

Learn More About RUSD's New Elementary Math Curriculum

On Tuesday, Jan. 31, RUSD invited elementary school families with children in grades K-5 to a special presentation regarding Origo Stepping Stones.

Important Update Regarding School Choice

The 2017-2018 School Choice window closed Jan. 15. Currently, our School Data team is working through the process of running the lottery.

The Results Are In!

Thank you to the nearly 1,500 community members and RUSD staff who provided valuable thoughts, ideas and hopes for what will make our middle schools a great choice.

Grades 5-8 Musical Opportunity

Gifford students grades 5-8 have been invited to audition for the musical production "Camp Rocks" hosted by Jerstad-Agerholm's K8 campus. 

Apply Now! The RUSD Enrollment Window Now Open

Want to attend a school other than your boundary school? RUSD offers an opportunity for families who would like to apply for enrollment into one of RUSD’s magnet, charter or alternative schools or a school that is not your boundary school.

Sign Up for RUSD Text Alerts!

During weather or other emergencies, RUSD will now notify parents and guardians via text message.

Learn About School Closures or Delays During Inclement Weather

Winter is upon us! In the event of inclement weather, here’s how you can learn about school closures or modifications to the school day.

3rd Grade visits the Zoo

All RUSD 3rd graders visit the Racine Zoo for a Wildlife Explorers Program.  Each program features interactive, live animal demonstrations.  Here are Mrs. Vick's students learning!  

Book Fair and Popcorn Day! Our PTA is AWESOME!

Gifford Gators are so honored and thankful to have a supportive PTA that organizes school-wide events for us! Today was popcorn day! All students received a bag of Gator Pride Popcorn!

Get your SPIRIT wear here!

Click here to get a link to our PTA spirit wear order form! Orders and payment are due Oct 26th.

Celebrating RUSD Staff Who Help Students Power Through the Day

This week is School Nutrition Association’s National School Lunch Week! This week recognizes the importance of a healthy school lunch and the impact it has on a child’s life both inside and outside of the classroom.

Gifford 6th Graders Give Thanks

RUSD's central office was pleasantly surprised to receive more than 120 handwritten thank you cards from Gifford 6th graders for the work that went in to transforming the school to a K-8.

Emergency Contact Information is Now Online

RUSD's emergency contact information is now online! This means that all the information that was once on the paper emergency cards is now stored in Infinite Campus.

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