Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19)
Pandemic School Closure Information
DUE TO THE STATE-WIDE SCHOOL CLOSURES, ALL ROOSEVELT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 66 SCHOOLS WILL BE CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
This document is to provide you with an update on the Roosevelt School District No. 66 learning plan that extends to the end of the school year, should the schools continue to remain closed beyond April 10, 2020.
English Language Arts and Math Practice Take Home Packet Distribution
Learning packets have been distributed with four-weeks' worth of English Language Arts and Math practice. The packets will be available for all grade levels. Please note, students with special needs will receive 1:1 virtual or telephonic contact from their teachers to tailor the content to their needs. These packets are in addition to Learning Resources already listed on our website. District and Campus Administrators have been distributing the packets at school sites during the breakfast and lunch meal distribution timeframe, which is 9 - 10:30 a.m. The learning packets will also be distributed to students on the mobile meals bus routes between 10 a.m. and Noon and continuing next week. In addition, individual campuses will also make packets available during other times to accommodate families.
Parents have asked for work or activities for their students to do during this break. Please note that any educational work that students do is optional, and you and your family can determine how much time to dedicate for your child's learning. Check out the list of Learning Resources for Students we’ve compiled to assist in supporting your child in fun and exciting learning activities while at home. In our community, learning is a partnership and we want to provide you the necessary resources every step of the way and will be adding to this list periodically.
Students can pick up both breakfast and lunch grab and go meals between 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. at each of the 16 school locations Monday-Friday OR they can walk to one of 19 bus stop locations between 10 a.m. and Noon Monday-Friday. All students under 18 years of age can pick up meals to go. Child must be present to participate.
See interactive map to pick up a breakfast and lunch meals for Phoenix Union and Roosevelt School District students.
See below for an important video message regarding COVID-19 from RSD Superintendent, Dr. Quintin Boyce.
RSD COVID-19 Coronavirus Update- March 25, 2020
March 27, 2020
Dear Roosevelt Community,
We know that these past two weeks have been very challenging for everyone. As we all continue to adapt to this new reality of facing a global pandemic, our top priority continues to be laser-focused on taking care of our students – first with providing meals to our nearly 8,000 students and also developing distance learning opportunities. Schools will continue to be closed through April 10, as we await further direction about the remainder of the school year from Governor Ducey. Though the school campuses have been closed, I want to assure you that our dedicated Roosevelt team has been working to develop a plan to support our students academically as we move forward. This message is to provide you with an update on the Roosevelt School District No. 66 learning plan that extends to the end of the school year should the schools remain closed beyond April 10, 2020.
Initial Support (March 18 - March 25)
- General resources posted online for students and families to access at home. The resources are recommended and not required. No assignments will be collected or graded.
- Teachers will adopt a caseload of students based on their grade | subject matter.
Intermediate Support (March 26 - April 17)
- Reading and math work packets created at district level for each grade-level. Printed and distributed during food distribution times at campuses and mobile food distribution locations.
- Lesson plans developed accordingly to grade-level and course standards will be posted online. Student practice work connected to content of work packets whenever possible. These plans will continue to be recommended and not required. Assignments will not be collected or graded.
- Teachers will continue to contact their caseload of students for check-in purposes.
- Teachers will begin to hold virtual office hours daily for students and provide optional online instruction using digital platforms.
- Teachers will engage in virtual training to use various digital learning platforms that are available.
Extended Support (April 20 - May 22)
- More intentional distance learning will initiate.
- Distance learning may mean digital, print, lecture or independent study.
ESS Considerations for e-Learning/Distance Learning
Exceptional Student Services will strive to provide coherent supports that are accessible, reasonable and appropriate during the school closure. Special Education Teachers and Related Service Providers will regularly make contact with students and families to provide support and tailor learning opportunities at home to meet individual needs. When schools are completely open, individual teams will convene to determine the impact that the school closure had on student progress and any regression/recoupment factors.
Thank you for your patience and continued support of our district, students and community during this unprecedented time. The Roosevelt community has always been rooted in resilience and unity and together we will prevail.
Dr. Quintin Boyce, Ed.D.
Roosevelt School District No. 66
Communications on COVID-19 From RSD
Additional Learning and Family Resources
Please note that any educational work that students do is optional, and you and your family can determine how much time to dedicate for your child's learning. Check out the list of Learning Resources for Students we’ve compiled to assist in supporting your child in fun and exciting learning activities while at home. In our community, learning is a partnership and we want to provide you the necessary resources every step of the way and will be adding to this list periodically.