March 5, 2021
As we prepare for Spring Break, we wanted to provide clarity around our learning plans for when we return. Earlier this week, we communicated our plan to have students choosing in-person learning return to campus on March 30. After we shared our plans, the Governor released an executive order that requires any family that selected an in-person or hybrid learning option should have the opportunity to be back in classrooms following Spring Break. As a result of the new executive order, we have revised our return to school timeline and the in-person hybrid learning model will now begin on Monday, March 22, 2021. We encourage you to read Superintendent Dr. Quintin Boyce's full statement. PDF versions in English and Spanish are also available for download.
Roosevelt School District CARE Team
As a school district, we recognize the value of educating our students, as we are in the business of Teaching and Learning. We also know that in order for our students to learn we must work together to meet their social and emotional needs. Research continues to show academic learning is inextricably linked to social and emotional learning, and this is an essential step in nurturing that connection. To that end, at RSD we have created a CARE Team model or system -- where our leaders, teachers, counselors, social workers, family engagement coordinators and staff at every level work together to meet our students’ social and emotional needs. Our goal is to nurture and support safe and caring teaching and learning environments in the context of a safe and caring school community and district. This much needed work is happening now inside and outside of the classrooms at all levels within the district. We are proud to demonstrate and celebrate the work we are doing.
Governing board members sworn in
On Tuesday, Jan. 5, the first Roosevelt School District board meeting of 2021 saw the swearing in of the three recently elected governing board members. Returning Governing Board member and President Mr. Lawrence Robinson, along with new board members Mrs. Alexis Aguirre and Ms. Shelley Jackson, took their oath at the start of the meeting. The ceremony was conducted by Valley View student body president Giselle Aguilar. Michelle Campuzano was also voted to serve as Governing Board Clerk again this year. Watch this short video from last night's governing board meeting. On Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020, all three members were sworn into office by Maricopa County School Superintendent Steve Watson. The full ceremony can be seen on YouTube.
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.
Here is a recap of the celebrations throughout the month
We are pleased to announce our community partner Spaces of opportunity received a $100,000 grant from the Sprouts Healthy Communities Foundation. The donation was announced on the Ellen Degeneres show on Tuesday, Feb. 9. The Foundation’s gift will support our 18-acre South Phoenix community garden and wellness programs that provide hundreds of local families with nutritious food and education programs. Congratulations!
Roosevelt School District No. 66 is committed to providing our many stakeholders and citizens with a complete accounting of how our tax resources are spent, as well as providing insight into the financial operations of our school district. In addition to the information below, please visit our Financial Transparency page for more information.
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Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Centers Grant Applications for the 2021-2022 School Year will be submitted for the following schools:
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.
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