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    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

    July 21, 2021

    Dear Roosevelt Community,

    As we quickly approach the start of a new school year, I hope this message finds you and your family well. We all persevered through many tough challenges over the last year and a half, but together we have remained resilient and steadfast in our mission to educate and keep our students safe.

    As a district, we have remained committed to prioritizing the health and wellness of our staff, students and families. Last year, we provided resources and mitigation protocols to ensure the safety of our Roosevelt community. We will continue to follow the updated CDC guidelines as closely as possible when the new school year begins on Monday, Aug. 2.

    However, Arizona House Bill 2898 was signed into law on June 30. HB 2898 prohibits a “… school district governing board or charter governing body from requiring the use of face coverings by students or staff during school hours and on school property.” As a result, the Roosevelt School District will not be able to follow the CDC recommendations in their entirety. We have updated our Return to School Safety Manual accordingly and it can be found on our website.

    While we know every family will make their own decisions regarding masks and vaccinations, we strongly encourage following the recommended prevention strategies from the CDC, Arizona Department of Health Services and the Maricopa County Department of Public Health, including the use of a face covering by those who are not vaccinated, to help mitigate some of the risks of being on campus.

    Regardless of what individual families decide to do regarding face coverings during the school day, the district will do everything possible to ensure that no student is harassed or intimidated based on their decision to wear or not to wear a mask. This year we are providing two options for students and families – a fully in-person experience for any family who wishes to enroll their PreK-8th grade student – and a fully virtual 1st–8th grade experience, through our new RSD Online Academy.

    We are excited to welcome all students back on Monday, Aug. 2, 2021! Schools will be communicating directly with students and families about the upcoming school year and meet the teacher night.

    Again, we are grateful that we made it through this difficult time together and our teachers and staff look forward to welcoming students back for the upcoming 2021-2022 school year.

    Best regards,
    Quintin Boyce, Ed.D.
    Superintendent

  • 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?

  • ¿Las familias tienen la opción de enviar a sus estudiantes a la escuela o elegir tener clases virtuales para sus estudiantes?

  • ¿Se proporcionará la tecnología necesaria a las familias para acceder a estas clases y recursos?

  • ¿Cómo serán designados los salones de clases para promover la seguridad?

  • ¿Cómo se manejará el programa de Head Start? ¿Cómo puedo matricular a mis alumnos?

  • ¿Cómo se manejará un brote de COVID? ¿Qué medidas se están tomando para prevenir la exposición en las escuelas?

  • ¿Qué pasa si mi estudiante es un estudiante de Home Bound?

  • ¿Hay suficientes productos de limpieza básicos?

  • ¿Qué se ha hecho para sanitizar y limpiar los salones de clase y las escuelas?

  • ¿La comida estará disponible para los estudiantes durante ese tiempo?