Return to School 2020

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    Message from the Roosevelt School District No. 66 Superintendent
    Regarding Returning to School

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    Oct. 21, 2020 

    Hello Roosevelt Community, 

    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.  Additional details and information will be provided prior to the beginning of Winter Break. 

    As we continue to refine our virtual learning environment to provide a high quality experience for all of our students and staff, we remain committed to providing the needed support for students and families to be successful this academic year. This means ongoing support with meals, broader onsite care support, technology support, and internet connectivity assistance. If your family is in need of any support, please do not hesitate to reach out to your school campus. You may also review the information on this page for additional resources and information.

    Please know that we are committed to working together to make the best decisions for our students, staff and families regarding a safe in-person return to school. In addition to soliciting family input, we are working closely with each of our critical stakeholders including teachers, classified staff, and campus leaders to help determine next steps and plans.

    As always, thank you for your support as we continue to make the best, most informed decisions for our district.

    Warmest regards,

    Quintin Boyce, Ed.D.