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Visit our School Choice Fair Dec. 1 and Make Your School Choice

Racine Unified School District invites you to our School Choice Fair Dec. 1. The Choice Fair offers all families the opportunity to learn more about all our excellent choices including Montessori, early learning programs, fine arts, International Baccalaureate, virtual learning and more! 

Please Read this Important Message Regarding School Safety

As you may be aware, recent safety threats have caused disruptions at schools in RUSD as well as neighboring communities. Whether a reported incident is credible or not, we take all potential threats very seriously as we are committed to maintaining a safe and secure environment for our students and staff. 

Sign Up for RUSD Text Alerts! Text 'Yes' to 67587

You can now get all the latest RUSD information straight to your cell phone without ever having to answer the phone! RUSD will now notify parents and guardians via text message with important District and school information. 

RUSD Celebrates its 2018 Encore! Awards in Education Winners

On Thursday, Oct. 18, RUSD celebrated 105 Encore! Awards in Education winners. These RUSD staff members have demonstrated success in the classroom, fostered excellent academic achievement and consistently contribute to making their school or workplace a better place. 

RUSD Implements New Active Shooter Response Program Called ALiCE

Beginning this fall, RUSD is implementing the use of ALiCE, an active shooter response training program, (i.e. alert, lockdown, inform, counter and evacuate) in all of our schools. Security experts across the country believe, as do we, that the use of these additional procedures will enhance student and staff safety.

Open House Information 2018

RUSD elementary, middle and high schools will hold Open House to kick off the 2018-2019 school year. Please click for dates and times.

Gifford Student, Alex Hart-Upendo, Wins State Merit In Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge

Discovery Education and 3M have announced that Alex Hart-Upendo, a  fifth grade  student from Gifford School (Racine Unified School District) has been named the state merit winner for Wisconsin in the Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge, the nation’s premier middle school science competition. 

Become an RUSD Parent Liaison!

RUSD is currently seeking candidates interested in becoming an RUSD Parent Liaison to support positive relationships between staff, students, families and community agencies.

Way to Go K-8 Math Meet Participants!

Gifford School hosted the first K-8 Math Meet on Monday, April 30. Students from RUSD’s K-8 schools participated in this event.

Family Empowerment Day 2018 was a Huge Success!

On Saturday, April 28 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Case High School opened its doors for the third annual Family Empowerment Day!

Don't Miss A Community Program: Screen Smart - The Upside of Digital Devices

Parents won’t want to miss children’s media expert and author Nicole Dreiske, one of the nation’s most respected pioneers in the study and understanding of how children engage with screens.

Happy National Volunteer Week!

Happy National Volunteer Week! RUSD would like to thank our more than 3,000 RUSD volunteers who serve our schools every day! 

4K and Early Learning Program Lottery Results Available Later this Week

Families who applied for school choice for a 3- or 4-year-old program will receive information about their school choice placements later this week. Thank you for your patience. 

After School Clubs!

Extended Learning Program – Gifford School

Important Announcement Regarding School Safety

Recently, there have been many stories in the media about threats to schools across the country and locally. We are taking this opportunity to ask that our families speak with their children about the seriousness of making threats of violence towards or at a school.

2018-2019 Calendar is now Available!

On Monday, Feb. 19, the Board of Education approved the calendar for the 2018-2019 calendar.

Important: Last Day of School is now June 13 Due to Snow Day

The last day of the 2017-2018 school year will now be Wednesday, June 13 due to the inclement weather day on Friday, Feb. 9. 

Stay Connected! Download Our Mobile App!

Racine Unified School District has gone mobile! RUSD now has a new way to help parents, students and community members stay connected with schools as we introduce our NEW mobile app! 

Check out our 2017-2018 Report to our Community!

Check out our 2017-2018 Report to our Community! Each year, RUSD highlights excellent stories from students, staff and our community in our Report to our Community and this year is full of RUSD pride!

Updated Parking Procedures

Please take time to read the update parking procedures.  

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