Return to School District Updates
The Roosevelt School District No. 66 is committed to maintaining a transparent, open line of communication between the district and our community during these unprecedented times. As a district our priority is keeping our families safe and healthy. We have continued to look at the available data, CDC, state, county and local guidelines as it relates to our decisions around returning to school in person. Please see below for the latest updates from our superintendent. For more information about Roosevelt's policies, please download and review the 2021-2022 Return to School Safety Protocol Manual and watch the safety protocol videos.
An Update from the Superintendent's Office
Sept. 12, 2022
Greetings Roosevelt Community,
As we continue to keep our Roosevelt community safe and learning, here are some updates, reminders, and resources to keep our families informed. The Roosevelt School District will continue to monitor community spread and follow guidance from the Center for Disease Control and Maricopa County Department of Public Health. We are prepared and committed to adjusting practices as necessary for the best interest of our students, staff, and community.
Health and Safety Practices
These practices are in place on all our campuses in order to keep students and staff healthy:
- Frequent handwashing encouraged
- Hand sanitizer available in every room
- Air purifiers in every classroom
- Regular deep cleaning and sanitization
- Face masks available for staff and students
- Rapid testing available in health office for symptomatic students and staff
Isolation Protocol for Positive COVID Cases
Confirmed positive COVID cases must isolate at home for five days. If symptoms have improved, the person may return to campus, but must wear a mask while around others for an additional five days.
- Per CDC and MCDPH guidelines, quarantine for close contacts is no longer required at school. Close contacts are encouraged to test on or after the sixth day since exposure. Close contacts are highly encouraged to wear a mask while around others for 10 days after exposure.
- MCDPH no longer recommends contact tracing unless the Community Level is “high.”
- Families will receive general notification if there is an outbreak of COVID-19 in their child’s school.
- While contact tracing is no longer recommended in schools, the school will communicate directly with families if there is known exposure and provide guidance on mask-wearing and testing.
COVID-19 vaccinations are highly recommended, but not required, in Roosevelt schools.
Be Well and be Bold,
Roosevelt School District
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Frequently Asked Questions
The conditions surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic are continually evolving, and Roosevelt’s Return to School plans will be constantly evaluated and adjusted based on the most current information available. Our plans continue to adapt to the continuing trends of the COVID-19 virus, especially in Maricopa County, and are based on evidence and expertise. Any changes made will be promptly shared with our families, staff and community. The Roosevelt School District No. 66 would like to provide RSD families and community answers to the most frequent and pressing questions regarding returning to school for the 2021-2022 school year.
Will families have the choice to send their student to school or elect to have virtual classes for their student?
Will the technology needed be provided to families to access these classes and resources?
How will the classrooms be designed to promote safety?
How will an outbreak of COVID be handled? What measures are being taken to prevent exposure at the schools?
How will head start be handled? How can I enroll my students?
What if my student is a Home Bound Student?
Are there enough essential cleaning supplies?
What is being done to sanitize and clean classrooms and schools?
Will food be available for students during closures?