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  • Maricopa County Teen Court Program Recognizes Cloves C. Campbell School Eighth Grade Student

    The Maricopa County Teen Court Program recently recognized Cloves C. Campbell School eighth grade student, Naomi Malone, as a 2020 Virtual Teen Court Leader in ACTion. Naomi was honored virtually and received other gifts of appreciation at her home. Naomi is a shining example of the good things that are happening in Roosevelt! Congratulations!

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  • RSD Purchases New Learning Management System, Canvas

    To better support teachers and students with every aspect of virtual learning in this new environment, the district purchased a new Learning Management System, Canvas. This new learning management system will help us to trackattendance and also has additional capabilities regarding student discussions, email, calendars, announcements and various learning modules. Training for teachers in Canvas took place during teacher orientation week and continues this week and will be ongoing throughout the year.

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  • RSD Hosts 2020-2021 Opening of Schools Convocation

    To Kick off our first week back, all of our Roosevelt staff gathered virtually this past Monday and Friday for our annual opening of schools Convocation 2020! Our staff heard from our Board President Lawrence Robinson; REA President Patrick Castro and myself regarding our shared vision for the new upcoming school year. On Friday the celebration concluded by recognizing and honoring the work of our amazing schools and RSD staff.

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  • RSD Board Clerk, Staff to Participate in Hope, Love, Heal Repeat Conference Friday, August 7

    Join our very own RSD Board Clerk, Ms. Michelle Campuzano, and Southwest Elementary School Principal, Mr. Juan Sierra, for the Hope, Love, Heal Repeat Conference Friday, August 7, 2020, for engaging conversations and workshops aimed at creating a dynamic community resilience in South Mountain, hosted by the South Mountain Works Coalition. You can find the zoom link on our RSD Facebook page.

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  • More than 1,000 RSD Students Connect Virtually for Summer School Program

    More than 1,000 Students and RSD faculty connected virtually during the month of June for our Virtual Summer School Program. Parents were given the option of receiving a device for use at home or a printed packet for their students to complete their summer school work. Our district schools were divided into four cluster groups, with two program leads, two teachers per grade level (one Math, one ELA), two reading interventionist and one EL interventionist to support each of our students’ learning throughout the summer months. Thank you to all who helped to make this year’s summer school program a success for our district!

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  • Solar Panel Energy Reduction Project Underway in Roosevelt

    The Solar Panel energy reduction project is well underway in Roosevelt. Construction began on phase one of the solar panel installation at Percy L. Julian, John R. Davis, Maxine O. Bush, Martin Luther King Jr., T.G. Barr and Southwest Schools. To prepare for construction on each site, a comprehensive plan is being developed with principals and Urban Energy Solutions (UES). When the project is complete, all 21 district sites will be powered by solar energy and provided shade structures to escape the direct sunlight.

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  • Roosevelt Students Participate in Valley Metro Engineers of the Future—"Operation Brain Power Boost” Program

    More than 100 Roosevelt students had the opportunity to participate in an Engineers of the Future—"Operation Brain Power Boost” Program. The 8-week long virtual experience provides STEM learning opportunities to our students. Each student is able to use science, technology, engineering, and math to create and build projects such as mini cars and bridges. The courses are taught virtually online by engineers who are working with Valley Metro on the light rail.

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  • Roosevelt School District Receieves $5,000 Nourishing Neighbors Grant from the Albertson’s Companies Foundation

    Recently the Roosevelt School District received a $5,000 Nourishing Neighbors Grant from the Albertson’s Companies Foundation. The grant works to eradicate childhood hunger in America and is specifically working to feed families in need during the current COVID pandemic. The Nourishing Neighbors program raises awareness, engages volunteers and raises funds to support innovative and effective programs throughout the country focused on ensuring every child in America has access to a healthy breakfast. The money received from this grant will go toward guaranteeing our families have the resources necessary as they navigate these unprecedented times.

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  • Roosevelt School District Hosts two-day Principals’ Summit

    Our RSD Principal Leaders came together for their annual two-day Principals’ Summit. This year looked a little different because of distancing guidelines, but the learning, reflecting and planning for the upcoming school year was a huge success! Thank you to the Girl Scouts–Arizona Cactus-Pine Council, Inc. for hosting our leaders at the beautiful and spacious Parsons Leadership Center at South Mountain.

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  • Roosevelt School District No. 66 is Partnering with the HeroZona Foundation, Other Community Partners and Lab 24 to Offer Free Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing

    The Roosevelt School District No. 66 is partnering with the HeroZona Foundation, other community partners and Lab 24 to offer free drive-thru Covid-19 testing in the South Phoenix Communities! Testing will take place on July 2 & 3 and July 9 & 10 from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. at 7050 S. 24th St. in Phoenix, 85042. No pre-registration or appointment necessary. Results: 7-10 days.

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  • Roosevelt School District Leadership Develops Return to School Task Force

    The school year just came to a close and we are already planning how to welcome students and staff back to our schools for the 2020-21 academic year with appropriate considerations. Our district leadership has created a Return to School Task Force comprised of teachers, site leaders, parents and RSD staff from throughout the district. The Task Force is diligently working on developing a “return to school plan” that includes guidelines, protocols and most importantly standards and safety procedures for classrooms, learning resources, transportation, meal distribution, communication protocols and continued sanitization of all district facilities. Please know that the safety and wellbeing of our students and staff continues to be a priority and decisions will be made based on public health and elected officials’ guidelines, in addition to the data gathered from our families and staff. In an effort to gain awareness to better support a successful reopening, we created two surveys, one for staff and one for families and community. The survey is on our website and our social media pages and will remain open until June. 5. We will use the feedback to better inform our decisions as we plan the reopening of school next year.

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  • Roosevelt School District Awarded $20,000 Grant from the Arizona Community Foundation’s COVID-19 Community Response Fund

    Thanks to our Innovation and Learning Division, the Roosevelt School District was awarded a grant for $20,000 from the Arizona Community Foundation’s COVID-19 Community Response Fund. The district will use these funds to help close the gap of the digital divide in the Roosevelt Community. The fund was established in partnership with a growing list of local corporations and foundations, to support nonprofit organizations across the state as they respond to the impact of COVID-19 within the community.

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  • Roosevelt School District Hosts Summer Virtual Academy Professional Development for Teachers

    It's an exciting time for Roosevelt School District teachers! Our first-ever completely online Summer Virtual Academy Professional Development is off to a great start! With more than 300 participants during the two-week sessions, teachers are being provided with opportunities to improve their practices in a multiple discipline areas. In the first week of the Academy, teachers learned best practices in reading and math instruction, as well as how to support students’ social-emotional health. The second week of the Academy included courses on using technology in meaningful ways, as well as how to ensure all students are successful through differentiated instruction. Teacher feedback during this academy has been amazing. The demand for the courses has been so great, that the Teaching and Learning Department is planning to repeat the courses in July to meet all teacher needs.

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  • Roosevelt School District Will Offer Virtual Summer School from June 8th – June 25th

    The Roosevelt School District will offer Summer School as a virtual opportunity this year from June 8th – June 25th. Thank you to principals and staff for recruiting more than 1,000 students to participate in our summer school program. Instruction will be provided via online and paper packets. The lessons will focus on English Language Arts, Math and enrichment with support from Reading and English Language Interventionists.

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  • RSD Parents Share Testimonials Thanking District for Providing Apple iPads for Students to Participate in Distance Learning During Pandemic

    RSD parents shared testimonials about how thankful they were for the district providing Apple iPads to students during the school closure to enhance their distance learning and social interaction with their teachers and classmates during the pandemic.

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  • Arizona Cardinals, Cox Communications and State Farm Provide 80 FREE Desktop Computers to RSD Students and Families

    Our hometown football team, the Arizona Cardinals teamed up with Cox Communications and State Farm to provide 80 FREE desktop computers to our students and families. They also donated more than 7,000 to help pay for Internet service for one full year through Cox’ Connect2Compete program. Our family and community engagement team, along with IT staff and Cox Communications spent a full day distributing computers at two school sites: Valley View Leadership Academy on the West and C.O Greenfield School on the East. This strategic partnership with the Cardinals, Cox and State Farm helps our students and families to be equipped to continue their learning during school closure, summer and beyond.

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  • The Anti-Defamation League of Arizona Names the T. G. Barr “Be Against Bullying Epic Extravaganza No Place for Hate Activity of the Year for 2019-2020”

    The Anti-Defamation League of Arizona named the T. G. Barr “Be Against Bullying Epic Extravaganza No Place for Hate Activity of the Year for 2019-2020”! This award is given to only one school of the 50 registered schools in Arizona for the program this year. Barr’s event provided anti-bullying resources and activities with our students and their families. Congratulations to T.G. Barr for their continued effort to make their school a safer, more inclusive, and more equitable space for our young people. Additionally, we are excited to announce that T.G .Barr, Ed & Verma Pastor, Percy L. Julian and V.H. Lassen Elementary Schools are among only 39 schools in the state to be designated a No Place for Hate School this year!

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  • Business and Finance Department Receives ASBO’s Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting Two Years in a Row

    Congratulations to our amazing Business and Finance department for receiving ASBO’s Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting two years in a row! This award represents a significant achievement and reflects our district’s commitment to transparency and high-quality financial reporting.

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  • C.O. Greenfield Students Raise More Than $1,000 for Cancer Research

    The students of C.O. Greenfield helped in the fight against cancer and raised more $1,000 through Pennies for Patients for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society! The money raised will help fund global life-saving cancer research. Way to go Cougar Nation!

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  • Roosevelt School District and Osborn School District Team up With the City of Phoenix, Provide Virtual Learning Opportunities via PHXTV Classroom Study Hall

    The Roosevelt School District and the Osborn School District teamed up with the City of Phoenix to provide virtual learning opportunities for K-8 students to thousands of homes via PHXTV Classroom Study Hall! Nineteen of our amazing Roosevelt School District teachers having been teaching 20-minute lessons in Reading, English, Spanish, Science, Math, and Feel Good Friday with Art, Music and PE! Other lessons included Social-Emotional Learning and Read-Alouds! The Study Hall Television Programming will continue until this Friday, June 5. We encourage you to watch on Channel 11 on TV or on our Facebook page and share with students and families!

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