Beginning with the start of the 21-22 school year, four of RSD's schools launched their new signature academy, focusing on practical learning and tailoring to student interests. The Academy of Global Studies at T.G. Barr is piloting the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme and Middle Years Programme. The Academy of Innovation and Design at C.O. Greenfield is focusing on the use of 3D technology to bring learning to life. The Academy of Inquiry at J.F. Kennedy is pairing classes together to drive student collaboration across grade levels. The Academy of Science and Nutrition at V.H. Lassen is using gardening and cooking to bring school outside the four walls of the classroom. Roosevelt also launched the Online Academy, open to students across Arizona who want the option to continue their primary education virtually.
Following the Aug. 3 Governing Board Meeting, Roosevelt School District will require all students, staff, and visitors to wear a face mask per CDC guidelines. This decision allows Roosevelt School District to follow guidance from state and federal health agencies to ensure that we continue to make decisions to protect the health and safety our students, staff, families, and community. Our team will continue to monitor the increase in COVID-19 cases in our South Phoenix community. Thank you for your ongoing support.
The technology team hosted its first PLC on Wednesday, Aug. 25 on Zoom. Statewide technology leaders came together virtually to discuss data, student and teacher needs, and planning for action. Our District served as the host in an effort to provide a space for 40 leaders from the Mesa, Tempe, Marana, Flagstaff, and Deer Valley school districts to share best practices while using technology. This PLC will be held monthly.
On Aug. 25, the Roosevelt School District Family and Community Engagement Coordinators attended a professional development training to help encourage reading at home. Stand with Children delivered their Parent University training to teach FACE coordinators how to support ELL families. The Growing Readers program also presented, and will be providing 4 books per week to each family over the span of eight weeks.
Over 60 preschool staff will come together, biweekly over the next 8 months, to engage in online learning, reading and collaboration focused on foundational literacy of preschool students. Teachers will pass assessments to demonstrate mastery of the new content and will take practice activities back to their classroom. They will then bring the student work from these activities back to their PLTs so they can collaboratively analyze the essential standards being taught and determine next steps for instruction based on the evidence of student learning
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Family Engagement Workshop Opportunities
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.