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
Jan. 3, 2022
Hello Roosevelt Community,
I want to start by wishing everyone a Happy New Year as we move into 2022. I also want to welcome our community back.
As staff have returned today and students tomorrow, I want to remind the community of our commitment to the health and safety of our students, staff, and families. As we return back to school, we are in the midst of another COVID-19 surge, particularly, the omicron variant. As a reminder, getting vaccinated is the best approach to help prevent infection and spread. We have offered a number of vaccination opportunities within our district, through partnerships with the county and neighboring school districts. Please check our website for additional information regarding upcoming vaccination opportunities.
In addition to vaccinations, COVID-19 testing has been a large effort within our mitigation protocols. We will continue offering community pooled testing, providing access to Binax rapid tests, and partnering with neighboring school districts and community partners to offer ongoing testing within our South Phoenix community. Please visit our district website to find additional information about COVID-19 testing resources.
Along with vaccinations and testing, we have a number of other components within our mitigation protocols. As a reminder, we have a universal masking mandate, which requires the use of a face mask on district property. We also remind everyone to continue to appropriately wash your hands and employ all recommended sanitization methods to keep our community clean. A copy of our mitigation manual is also located on our district website.
The CDC and the Maricopa County Department of Public Health have released new guidance about quarantine and isolation periods. It is the first change to quarantine and isolation guidance since the school year started.
As we return back to school, I want to remind everyone of the importance of taking care of one’s mental health. As an employee, if you are in need, please take advantage of the Teledoc Health resources that are available and also our Employee Assistance Program. For our students, we have a number of loving, caring adults on every campus, including social workers, teachers, ESPs, and administrators. We all love and care for you.
And with that Roosevelt, welcome back and Happy New Year!
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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?