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  • 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

    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.

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  • Roosevelt School District Leadership Develops Return to School Task Force

    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.

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  • Roosevelt School District Awarded $20,000 Grant from the Arizona Community Foundation’s COVID-19 Community Response Fund

    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.

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  • Roosevelt School District Hosts Summer Virtual Academy Professional Development for Teachers

    It's an exciting time for Roosevelt School District teachers! Our first-ever completely online Summer Virtual Academy Professional Development is off to a great start! With more than 300 participants during the two-week sessions, teachers are being provided with opportunities to improve their practices in a multiple discipline areas. In the first week of the Academy, teachers learned best practices in reading and math instruction, as well as how to support students’ social-emotional health. The second week of the Academy included courses on using technology in meaningful ways, as well as how to ensure all students are successful through differentiated instruction. Teacher feedback during this academy has been amazing. The demand for the courses has been so great, that the Teaching and Learning Department is planning to repeat the courses in July to meet all teacher needs.

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  • Roosevelt School District Will Offer Virtual Summer School from June 8th – June 25th

    The Roosevelt School District will offer Summer School as a virtual opportunity this year from June 8th – June 25th. Thank you to principals and staff for recruiting more than 1,000 students to participate in our summer school program. Instruction will be provided via online and paper packets. The lessons will focus on English Language Arts, Math and enrichment with support from Reading and English Language Interventionists.

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  • RSD Parents Share Testimonials Thanking District for Providing Apple iPads for Students to Participate in Distance Learning During Pandemic

    RSD parents shared testimonials about how thankful they were for the district providing Apple iPads to students during the school closure to enhance their distance learning and social interaction with their teachers and classmates during the pandemic.

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  • Arizona Cardinals, Cox Communications and State Farm Provide 80 FREE Desktop Computers to RSD Students and Families

    Our hometown football team, the Arizona Cardinals teamed up with Cox Communications and State Farm to provide 80 FREE desktop computers to our students and families. They also donated more than 7,000 to help pay for Internet service for one full year through Cox’ Connect2Compete program. Our family and community engagement team, along with IT staff and Cox Communications spent a full day distributing computers at two school sites: Valley View Leadership Academy on the West and C.O Greenfield School on the East. This strategic partnership with the Cardinals, Cox and State Farm helps our students and families to be equipped to continue their learning during school closure, summer and beyond.

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  • The Anti-Defamation League of Arizona Names the T. G. Barr “Be Against Bullying Epic Extravaganza No Place for Hate Activity of the Year for 2019-2020”

    The Anti-Defamation League of Arizona named the T. G. Barr “Be Against Bullying Epic Extravaganza No Place for Hate Activity of the Year for 2019-2020”! This award is given to only one school of the 50 registered schools in Arizona for the program this year. Barr’s event provided anti-bullying resources and activities with our students and their families. Congratulations to T.G. Barr for their continued effort to make their school a safer, more inclusive, and more equitable space for our young people. Additionally, we are excited to announce that T.G .Barr, Ed & Verma Pastor, Percy L. Julian and V.H. Lassen Elementary Schools are among only 39 schools in the state to be designated a No Place for Hate School this year!

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  • Business and Finance Department Receives ASBO’s Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting Two Years in a Row

    Congratulations to our amazing Business and Finance department for receiving ASBO’s Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting two years in a row! This award represents a significant achievement and reflects our district’s commitment to transparency and high-quality financial reporting.

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  • C.O. Greenfield Students Raise More Than $1,000 for Cancer Research

    The students of C.O. Greenfield helped in the fight against cancer and raised more $1,000 through Pennies for Patients for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society! The money raised will help fund global life-saving cancer research. Way to go Cougar Nation!

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  • Roosevelt School District and Osborn School District Team up With the City of Phoenix, Provide Virtual Learning Opportunities via PHXTV Classroom Study Hall

    The Roosevelt School District and the Osborn School District teamed up with the City of Phoenix to provide virtual learning opportunities for K-8 students to thousands of homes via PHXTV Classroom Study Hall! Nineteen of our amazing Roosevelt School District teachers having been teaching 20-minute lessons in Reading, English, Spanish, Science, Math, and Feel Good Friday with Art, Music and PE! Other lessons included Social-Emotional Learning and Read-Alouds! The Study Hall Television Programming will continue until this Friday, June 5. We encourage you to watch on Channel 11 on TV or on our Facebook page and share with students and families!

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  • Roosevelt School District No. 66 Strategic Planning Update

    The Roosevelt School District's executive team, board members and steering committee members have been working with WestEd on creating the Strategic Plan for the District. We have convened several times to continue the work on developing the mission, vision, goals, strategies and core values, which will serve as our guide for the next five years.

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  • Happy Teacher Appreciation Week to Our RSD Teachers!

    Happy Teacher Appreciation Week Celebrated May 4-8, 2020! This week (and every week) we celebrate all our of amazing teachers who serve our more than 8,000 Roosevelt students. Though our school campuses may be empty during this school closure, we know that our dedicated teachers have been supporting their student learners by providing innovative virtual learning opportunities. Thank you all for continuing to lead, love and inspire young people in our district on a daily basis, especially during these unprecedented times. We created this brief with a message from our Superintendent, Dr. Quintin Boyce to honor and celebrate the work that you do!

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  • Fresh Connections Distributes Free Bags of Fruits & Vegetables at Spaces of Opportunity on Saturdays

    Fresh Connections distributes Free Bags of Fruits and Vegetables at Spaces of Opportunity on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and at Brooks Academy on Mondays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and via a Mobile Unit on Fridays at various RSD School locations. For more information call 602-789-4187.

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  • It's Time to Enroll Your 8th Grade Student for High School! View the Step-by-Step Video on How to Enroll at Phoenix Union High School District

    Attention Roosevelt School District Families of 8th grade students. All 8th graders should be registered for high school no later than May 15th, 2020. Registration can be done online at Phoenix Union High School District's website or families can complete a paper registration packet. We will have registration packets available at your child’s school during food distribution times on Mondays and Thursdays. You may also visit the nearest Phoenix Union high school to obtain a registration packet. Completed packets can be turned in at your child’s current school or at their future high school. For more information: Please reach out to your child’s 8th grade teacher or contact the high school where you are registering your child. Remember, the sooner your child is registered for high school, the better chance they have of getting their desired classes!

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  • Roosevelt School District Welcomes Six New Principals for the 2020-2021 School Year

    This month, our Roosevelt School District No. 66 Governing Board approved the hiring of six new principals to serve in our community. Following an extensive search and interview process, these principals rose to the top among a highly competitive group of professional educators. Learn more about the newly hired principals by clicking the link above.

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  • Family Engagement Coordinators and Social Workers Distribute Food and Snack Pack Donations

    Through our district partnership with School Connect we received thousands of food and snack pack donations for our students. Our Family Engagement Coordinators and Social Workers distributed them to several of our students and families to help them during this unprecedented time. Additionally, our social worker lead, Michelle Cabanillas and her team of district social workers have distributed more than 800 family backpack meals to our families through a partnership with St. Mary’s Foodbank. Finally, a special shout out to our Roosevelt Executive Director of Innovation and Learning, Dr. Ramos for coordinating a pizza donation for our RSD Families from Pizzeria Bianco! He even delivered pizzas to one of our families because they didn’t have a ride to pick up their free pizzas. He wore his gloves and mask of course.

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  • Governing Board Approves New Math Curriculum for Roosevelt School District

    Over several months, a team of Roosevelt educators reviewed math programs as part of the district math adoption process. The two programs presented for approval were approved during the April 7, 2020 meeting. The new curriculum includes Pearson enVision Mathematics for grades K-5 and Carnegie Learning Middle School Math Solution for grades 6-8.

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  • T.G. Barr Teacher wins Kristen Bell’s Feature Teacher Friday Contest

    Out of 4,800 nominations, our very own Ms. Jessica Angell, an Exceptional Student Services Special Education teacher at T.G. Barr Elementary School, was one of only 4 teachers selected in a nationwide search to win Kristen Bell’s Feature Teacher Friday contest! Ms. Angell was nominated by a parent for all of the amazing work she does with and for our exceptional students. Ms. Angell works primarily with k-8 non-verbal students to help meet their instructional needs. With the closure of our district due to the COVID-19 pandemic Ms. Angell wanted to support students and their families during this challenging time. In order to try to make sure her student’s needs are still being met and their learning continues at home, she created an interactive workbook of activities similar to those used in the classroom on a daily basis. This allows the students to continue learning and maintaining skills they have mastered --with the hope that the time away from the classroom will not set them back further. Additionally, Ms. Angell created how-to-videos to provide guidance to parents for navigating this difficult change to their child’s daily routine and she worked with parents to setup times to do video calls with her students. The Yoobi School Supply Company awarded our teacher and school district with school supply kits for students. We are very proud of you Ms. Jessica Angell.

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  • Governing Board Member, Mrs. Norma Munoz, Awarded with the Pete C. Garcia Victoria Foundation 2020 Advocates for Education Excellence in Education Award

    Governing Board Member, Mrs. Norma Munoz, was recently awarded with the Pete C. Garcia Victoria Foundation 2020 Advocates for Education Excellence in Education Award. This award recognizes a devoted community and education leader that is a difference maker advocating for our community’s education needs and aspirations. Thank you for your role as a community leader and for championing the improvement of educational systems, assessments and outcomes.

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