Message from the Superintendent Regarding Returning to School
June 30, 2020
Hello Roosevelt Community,
As of June 29, 2020, Governor Ducey issued an Executive Order to delay the in-person start of the 2020-2021 school year until Monday, Aug. 17th, 2020. While Arizona schools will not be able to offer an in-person option before the date approved by the State, Roosevelt will begin to offer distance learning opportunities on August 3rd, 2020 to ensure that our students receive the academic, social and emotional, and additional resources that they need to be healthy and successful.
We are eager for our staff, students and families to reconnect and our primary goal is to re-introduce all of our students and staff to a safe, healthy, and engaging learning environment, whether in person or remotely during the 2020-2021 school year.
District Hosts Virtual Family & Community Information Session Regarding Returning to School for 2020-2021 -- June 30, 2020
The Roosevelt School District hosted two Virtual Family and Community Information sessions on June 30, 2020 regarding returning to school. During these virtual sessions, our Roosevelt Superintendent, Dr. Quintin Boyce, provided an update regarding Roosevelt’s return to school plan. View the videos of the recorded sessions below.
English Virtual Session - June 30, 2020
Spanish Virtual Session - June 30, 2020
St. Mary's Food Bag Program
The Roosevelt School District will be distributing St. Mary’s Food Bank Bags of Groceries beginning on Thursday, June 4 at the District Office located at 6000 S. 7th Street in Phoenix, on the corner of 7th Street and Southern Avenue. Food bags will be distributed as a drive-thru on the south side of the District Office between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. every Thursday through July 30. These food bags are being given in addition to the Grab-and-Go meals offered at the schools. No form of identification required to receive food bag.
Summer Grab-and-Go Meal Distribution Update
The district will continue distributing meals during the summer at each location! The schools will continue serving three grab-and-go meals at the current school site locations from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Mondays and Thursdays.
The food will now be distributed out of the school cafeteria buildings in an effort to keep all food, staff and community out of the heat. C.O. Greenfield, Amy Houston and John F. Kennedy Schools will continue serving drive up meal service from Greenfield’s parking lot from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. For more information on the food distribution program, click here.
Starting Thursday, July 2, 2020, the Roosevelt School District No. 66 will be changing our serving model at Cesar Chavez Leadership Academy to be part of the mobile meal program. Starting July 2 meals will be served at Chavez on Mondays and Thursdays from 9:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m. from the South parking lot - near the main office as a new stop on Route 3.
Congratulations to our Promoting Eighth Grade Students
Although we never envisioned our 8th Grade Promotion Ceremonies in this way, our Roosevelt School District amazing students stepped up in ways we never imagined they would have to at such a young age. They transitioned quickly to work remotely using their Apple iPad devices for the past two months, they connected with their teachers and friends virtually and overcame tremendous obstacles to make it to this point. We are very proud of each and every one of our 8th grade promotes – soon to be high school students!
As our 2019-2020 school year comes to a close please enjoy this video message from superintendent, Dr. Quintin Boyce. Be sure to watch until the end to see all of the photos of our amazing students and staff! Thank you for all you have done to make this school year a success and for continuing to support our students staff and community during this unprecedented time. We wish you a healthy, safe and enjoyable summer!
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.
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.
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.
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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5:30 PM - 7:00 PM SCHOOL BOARD MEETING @ RSD District Office - Virtual Streamed Online
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM HeroZona FREE COVID-19 Testing Event
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM HeroZona FREE COVID-19 Testing Event
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM HeroZona Foundation Drive Through Backpack & Supply Giveaway
The Roosevelt School District No. 66 partnered 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.
Food Distribution Program - Summer Changes
The district will continue distributing meals during the summer at each location through June 30,2020! The schools will continue serving three grab-and-go meals at the current school site locations from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Mondays and Thursdays. The food will now be distributed out of the school cafeteria buildings in an effort to keep all food, staff and community out of the heat. C.O. Greenfield, Amy Houston and John F. Kennedy Schools will continue serving drive up meal service from Greenfield’s parking lot from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. For more information on the food distribution program, click here.
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