The safety, health and well-being of our students, staff and community continues to remain our highest priority at the Roosevelt School District. As a result of a thorough review of the Maricopa County COVID-19 health data for our South Phoenix community -- we have made the decision to remain in a virtual learning setting at least until Winter Break. The most recent community level COVID data shows that there has been an increase in the positivity rates within some of our community’s zip codes over the past two weeks. Based on the Maricopa County Health recommendations, this increase in positivity rate is supportive of only virtual learning. Although our school district covers three zip codes and the data varies between the zip codes, we continue to make decisions based on the district as a whole. Therefore, the district believes that it is in the best and safest interest of all our students, staff and community to remain in a virtual learning setting. Our team will continue to prepare to offer an in-person learning setting option in January. For additional details and information please visit our return to school page.
Our district provides resources, workshops and events to help our families thrive. During this pandemic, it's even more important for us to come together and help each other. We will continue to update the Family & Community Engagement Workshop page frequently with new, virtual workshops and events. As you will notice, some of the virtual events are district-wide for all parents and families to attend and some are school based.
The Roosevelt School District is actively planning to offer in-person learning once the health metrics established by the Maricopa County Department of Public Health, specifically for our district community, are supportive of a safe return. We are also committed to continuing to offer an all-virtual learning option for students through the end of the 2020-2021 school year. In order to appropriately plan for the safe re-opening of our schools to in-person learning, we need updated and accurate information from families on their desired Learning Setting.
Please review the following important information and complete one survey for each one of your children by Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020 on our Learning Settings Page.
The V.H. Lassen Elementary School Community Pantry is now open every Thursday from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. to our students, families and greater community impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The pantry will offer community members the opportunity to receive free supplies. Items available at the community pantry include non-perishable food items, cleanliness and health supplies, including face masks and sanitizer, and fresh produce when available. This pantry is in partnership with 104.7 KISS F.M.’s Love Up Foundation, Valley of the Sun United Way, St. Mary’s Food Bank and Spaces of Opportunity Community Garden. For more information, visit the Community Pantry webpage.
If you are interested in making a donation to the pantry, please contact V.H. Lassen Principal, Brian Lockwood, via email (email@example.com) or call 602-232-4210.
The Roosevelt School District No. 66 welcomed back all of our bright young people for the 2020-2021 school year! Under the current circumstances, learning and school look a bit different than what we are used to – but our commitment has never been stronger to serve our students and we are looking forward to a successful year full of innovative learning and growth!
Bold Virtual Teaching Highlight Video
As we all know, the 2020-21 school year has started off a lot differently than in prior years. Our students and teachers have boldly adapted to the methods of remote learning. This is in large part due to the commitment and dedication of our incredible Roosevelt teachers, who continue to navigate through these current circumstances to provide innovative learning at the highest levels possible. Here is a short video highlighting some of the bold and innovating teaching that has been happening virtually. You will see clips from the Phoenix 11 TV segments, teachers virtually instructing their classes from their classrooms and our Exceptional Student Services team providing both online instruction and 1-on-1 services to our amazing students. Watch video below to see amazing teachers in action! Thank you for all you do!
Grab-and-Go Meal Distribution Update
IMPORTANT UPDATE: Roosevelt School District is happy to announce that we are now serving breakfast and lunch meals to all children under 18, Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. A complete list of meal pick-up times and locations can be found on the food distribution page. If you are unable to make it during the times listed, please call your school’s cafeteria to schedule a meal pick-up appointment from 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. that is convenient for you.
Through a new partnership with JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa, the district is able to purchase WiFi hotspots for students and families. The resort will donate $10 for every Learn, Work & PLAY Vacation Package sold from now through December 31. As of Oct. 1, the resort has donated $6400 to help students stay connected. Click the link above for more information the the resort's program and package!
RSD’s Innovation & Learning Team started a podcast series for the RSD Community. In episode one, five Roosevelt teachers shared their experiences about virtual learning. The podcast featured highlights from the virtual field, updates on the iAmRSD Academy, and connections to the strategic plan. The 35-minute podcast is on Spotify, Google Podcasts, Radio Public, Pocket Casts, and Breaker. Thank you to all participating teachers: Shannon Connors, Vanessa Noriega, Jennifer Laughlin, Lona Calderon, and Nate Hawkins from our IT Department.
The Early Childhood team distributed more than 400 Apple iPads and backpacks filled with supplies for our Preschool and Head Start students today. The Roosevelt preschool teachers launched virtual instruction the first week of September following 120 hours of focused professional learning of early childhood development and best practices. The teachers are utilizing Creative Curriculum Cloud to help grow the littlest minds of our district. This curriculum integrates developmentally appropriate assessment and Ready Rosie family engagement activities through engaging units of study.
Roosevelt School District No. 66 is committed to providing our many stakeholders and citizens with a complete accounting of how our tax resources are spent, as well as providing insight into the financial operations of our school district. In addition to the information below, please visit our Financial Transparency page for more information.
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Our district provides resources workshops and events to help our families thrive. During this pandemic, it's even more important for us to come together and help each other. We will continue to update the Family & Community Engagement Workshop page frequently with new, virtual workshops and events. As you will notice, some of the virtual events are district-wide for all parents and families to attend and some are school based.
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