Top Happenings

  • JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa Partners with District to Fund WiFi Hot Spots

    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!

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  • Innovation & Learning Team Launches Podcast Series

    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.

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  • Early Childhood Team Distributes More Than 400 Apple iPads

    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.

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  • Arizona Cardinals Donate Technology Devices, Feature RSD in Hispanic Heritage Month Video

    In an effort to close the digital divide, the Arizona Cardinals organization donated technology devices, including 75 iPads, a charging station, and various accessories to support our students’ virtual learning. The team also featured our students and teachers in a Hispanic Heritage Month video that was shared on their social media platforms. This is in addition to their support of paying for one year of Cox Communication internet for 80 of our RSD families.

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  • T.G. Barr’s Exceptional Student Services Team Welcomes Service Dog Back to School

    Barr’s Exceptional Student Services team and students are equally excited to be welcoming Winston, the Aussiedoodle therapy dog, back to campus! Additionally, the students participating in Barr’s one-on-one specialized instruction have made tremendous progress on their goals.

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  • ESS Department Offers More than a Dozen Professional Development Classes

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  • Cesar Chavez Leadership Academy Launches First-Ever 21st Century Programs

    Cesar Chavez Leadership Academy recently launched their first ever 21st Century after school clubs. Anime, Building Bonanza, and Henna Club are some of the new options offered virtually! Students, families, and teachers are so excited for the engaging, fun, and meaningful opportunities to innovatively connect and learn after school

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  • RSD Celebrates Physical Therapist's Month

    Special shout out to our district psychical therapists as October is Physical Therapist Month! Since the school year began, this group has met our students’ needs with virtual therapy sessions and also seen more than 100 of our students on several campuses for by appointment in person special education and related services.

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  • Roosevelt Schools, Staff Continue to Ensure Community Remains Healthy

    Our Roosevelt schools are ensuring our community remains healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic. Recently, many of our schools held free immunization clinics and free mobile COVID-19 Testing events, including Irene Lopez and C.J. Jorgensen where more than 80 people participated.

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  • Greenfield and Kennedy Schools Host Drive-Through Food Distribution for South Phoenix Community

    In partnership with St. Mary’s Food Bank, both Greenfield and Kennedy Schools hosted two food distribution events for our Roosevelt community. During the drive-through events, our school social workers, family engagement coordinators and counselors distributed more than two weeks’ worth of nutritious meals for 500 of our South Phoenix families

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  • C.J. Jorgensen Students Receive Supplies from AZTV Stuff the Bus

    C.J. Jorgensen received school supplies for all their students from the Stuff the Bus campaign with AZ News Channel 7. The Jorgensen Jets received donations of pencils, notebooks and other supplies to use during the school year thanks to donations from United Way, Bashas, Food City and other partners.

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  • Cloves C. Campbell Staff Beautifies Campus

    Campbell Assistant Principal Heather Dunkley and Unit Manager Sara Ramirez teamed up with paraprofessionals and custodians from Campbell to add the finishing touches to their freshly painted school. Their projects included: painting the visitor’s parking lot, athletic field bleachers and adding a ladybug themed community library. Thank you to all those who have been involved in helping to make Campbell’s campus look amazing!

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  • Former RSD Teacher Installs Community Library at Chavez Leadership Academy

    Thank you to former Roosevelt teacher, Liz Duncan, for coordinating the installation of a new, free community library in front of Cesar Chavez Leadership Academy. Ms. Duncan partnered with the Kiwanis Club of Phoenix to provide these free books for our families and community to share their love of reading!

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  • V.H. Lassen Opens Community Pantry

    V.H. Lassen Elementary School will be opening a community pantry on Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020, to help families in the South Phoenix community impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The pantry will be open to the South Phoenix Community students and families every Thursday, from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. and 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.

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  • RSD Provides More Than 145 Hotspots to Students, Families to Close Digital Divide

    To date, our district has provided more than 145 hotspots to students and families in order to close the digital divide. Thank you to our community partners and Roosevelt staff who have worked tirelessly to ensure that our students have the tools needed to be successful while remote learning.

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  • CNS Department Serves more than 500K Meals to Students, Community

    To date, our Child Nutrition Services team has served more than a half a million meals to students and our broader community. During remote learning, Roosevelt students can still receive FREE Breakfast and Lunch Meals daily from their school cafeterias or pick up at a mobile meal route location. For an updated list of locations, please visit our food distribution website.

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  • 37 C.O. Greenfield Students Selected for High School Algebra Classes

    C.O. Greenfield School has invited 37 outstanding students to their high school algebra program for this school year. For the first time the program includes a few sixth graders that show outstanding math skills. Greenfield is proud that for the past decade more than 200 students have received an Algebra or Geometry credit before heading to high school. The extensive program requires students to take two full math classes during school and complete two online programs as well. Principal, Mr. Stuart Starky, personally presented each student with their invitation to the class at their homes.

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  • John R. Davis Elementary School Promotes Remote Learning Success with Prize Patrol and Cobra Cart

    The staff of John R. Davis is continuing to provide their students with positive Conditions for Learning while remote learning. At Davis, students have the opportunity to reach weekly individual or class goals and receive a prize from the Cobra Cart! Teachers establish their weekly criteria and submit student names to be recognized and celebrated every Friday afternoon with the drive-through Prize Patrol. The Prize Patrol, comprised of school staff, helps celebrate student success with these fun weekly prizes while maintaining safety protocols.

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  • AZTV Channel 7 Stuffs the Bus for C.J. Jorgensen Elementary School

    AZTV Channel 7 is teaming up with community partners to Stuff the Bus full of school supplies for students at C.J. Jorgensen students! These school supplies will help the Jorgensen students as they continue remote learning and will be delivered to the school in the coming weeks.

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  • All members of our Roosevelt community are encouraged to respond to the 2020 Census

    All members of our Roosevelt community are encouraged to respond to the 2020 Census at 2020census.gov or by mailing in your paper questionnaire. Your response will make a difference in the future of our community for the next ten years. The deadline to be counted is September 30. Thank you!

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