The Golden Knight

Bayard Rustin High School

May 18, 2021

Dear Parents and Families,

It has been a pleasure riding this pandemic wave with you this year! Thank you for supporting us through these challenging times of contact tracing, quarantining and mask wearing. It has not been easy but your support, cooperation and positivity have made all the difference!

Over the past few weeks we have begun to celebrate our students with a number of special events! Though restricted, their spirit and their dedication has been uplifting as we enter the home stretch. I look forward to the last few weeks of school and celebrating even more, especially with our seniors.

I have enclosed a calendar for the remainder of the year with our events and special schedules. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Have a great week and a great last few weeks of school!

Mike Marano

Ice Cream and a Movie

Student Council is hosting Ice Cream and a Movie for all Rustin students on May 22nd! See flyer below and access this link to register!

Keystone Testing

Keystone Testing FAQs

Link to the FAQs on the district website.

2021 Marching Band Begins!

On behalf of the staff and student leaders of the Rustin Golden Knights Marching Band (RGKMB) we are excited to invite all interested students to the first pre-season practice of the 2021 Season on Tuesday May 4! Marching Band is an extracurricular activity during the fall athletic season. We strongly encourage all Rustin HS students to be a part of the marching band if they will not be playing a fall sport for Rustin. If you have never played an instrument, we’d love to have you be a part of the color guard or we would be happy to teach you to play an instrument!

The pre-season spring practices give students an opportunity to begin getting familiar with marching band and our equipment and movement, and will also be working on our exciting 2021 marching band show, music from the Broadway musical “Hamilton”.

Our first practice will be on Tuesday night, May 4 from 6:30 – 8:30 PM. Students should be dropped off and picked up at the Rustin auditorium entrance. Please see below for a list of items to bring to practice.

Rehearsals will continue each Tuesday night in May up to and including Tuesday, June 1, 2021. We will have a parent meeting on 5/25/21 during practice. Please plan to have one parent/guardian per family in attendance at that meeting.

Summer Rehearsals:

July 3, 6PM – 9PM

July 28, 8AM – 2 PM

Band Camp:

August 9 – 13, 8AM – 6:30 PM

Post Camp:

August 17 – 19, 4PM – 7PM

No practices the following week (8/23 – 27)

Regular practices begin 8/31 and are on Tuesdays and Thursdays after school.

Friday night (and one Saturday football game)

Saturday competitions (5)

3 Parades in West Chester

What to bring to practice:

1. Mask

2. Water bottle

3. Instrument (if you have one)

4. Pencil

5. Sneakers

6. Comfortable clothes to move around in

If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Shoremount, Rustin Band Director:

May-June Calndar


May 17-21: Summer Reading Festival (Library)

May 20: Senior Virtual Art Show – Tri-M Coffee House (3-5 pm)

May 21: Speaking Contest

May 22: Ice Cream and Movie Night

May 24-27: Keystone testing - 2.5 hour delay / 10:00 AM start for non testers

May 26: Jazz Band Concert (7 pm)

May 27: Orchestra Concert (7 pm)

May 28: Last day of class for seniors

May 29: RHS Feeder Band Concert


June 1: Last day for seniors - Senior breakfast picnic (8 am)

June 2: Choir Concert ( 7 pm)

June 3: Spring Show: “Check Please” 7 pm.

June 4: Senior Assembly (11 am)

June 5: Junior Prom (6-9 pm)

June 7: Full day

June 8: Full day

June 9: Half day (11:00 am dismissal)

June 10: Half day – Remote day Grades 9-11 - Graduation (10 am)

June 11: Half day – make up day only for students

RHS Website

Please check our website for the daily schedule and continuous updates and information!