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  • JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa Partners with District to Fund WiFi Hot Spots

    Through a new partnership with JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa, the district is able to purchase WiFi hotspots for students and families. The Marriott will donate $10 for every Learn, Work & PLAY Vacation Package sold from now through December 31. In just the first few weeks of the promotion, Roosevelt has earned more than $3,000, which will help our students to be connected.

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  • V.H. Lassen Opens Community Pantry

    V.H. Lassen Elementary School will be opening a community pantry on Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020, to help families in the South Phoenix community impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The pantry will be open to the South Phoenix Community students and families every Thursday, from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. and will offer community members the opportunity to receive free supplies. Items available at the community pantry include non-perishable food items, cleanliness and health supplies, including face masks and sanitizer, and fresh produce when available.

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  • RSD Provides More Than 145 Hotspots to Students, Families to Close Digital Divide

    To date, our district has provided more than 145 hotspots to students and families in order to close the digital divide. Thank you to our community partners and Roosevelt staff who have worked tirelessly to ensure that our students have the tools needed to be successful while remote learning.

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  • CNS Department Serves more than 500K Meals to Students, Community

    To date, our Child Nutrition Services team has served more than a half a million meals to students and our broader community. During remote learning, Roosevelt students can still receive FREE Breakfast and Lunch Meals daily from their school cafeterias or pick up at a mobile meal route location. For an updated list of locations, please visit our food distribution website.

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  • 37 C.O. Greenfield Students Selected for High School Algebra Classes

    C.O. Greenfield School has invited 37 outstanding students to their high school algebra program for this school year. For the first time the program includes a few sixth graders that show outstanding math skills. Greenfield is proud that for the past decade more than 200 students have received an Algebra or Geometry credit before heading to high school. The extensive program requires students to take two full math classes during school and complete two online programs as well. Principal, Mr. Stuart Starky, personally presented each student with their invitation to the class at their homes.

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  • John R. Davis Elementary School Promotes Remote Learning Success with Prize Patrol and Cobra Cart

    The staff of John R. Davis is continuing to provide their students with positive Conditions for Learning while remote learning. At Davis, students have the opportunity to reach weekly individual or class goals and receive a prize from the Cobra Cart! Teachers establish their weekly criteria and submit student names to be recognized and celebrated every Friday afternoon with the drive-through Prize Patrol. The Prize Patrol, comprised of school staff, helps celebrate student success with these fun weekly prizes while maintaining safety protocols.

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  • AZTV Channel 7 Stuffs the Bus for C.J. Jorgensen Elementary School

    AZTV Channel 7 is teaming up with community partners to Stuff the Bus full of school supplies for students at C.J. Jorgensen students! These school supplies will help the Jorgensen students as they continue remote learning and will be delivered to the school in the coming weeks.

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  • All members of our Roosevelt community are encouraged to respond to the 2020 Census

    All members of our Roosevelt community are encouraged to respond to the 2020 Census at 2020census.gov or by mailing in your paper questionnaire. Your response will make a difference in the future of our community for the next ten years. The deadline to be counted is September 30. Thank you!

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  • V.H. Lassen's Healthy Roots Café Serves More Than 250 Meals to Community

    V.H. Lassen’s Healthy Roots Café recently served more than 250 meals to those in need in the community. Through funding from the City of Phoenix and partnership with Local First Arizona, our Healthy Roots Chef Maria Parra Cano was awarded a contract to prepare fresh, healthy lunches using locally sourced herbs and vegetables to the community.

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  • Kids Need to Read Donates Books to C.J. Jorgensen Elementary School

    Thank you to the organization Kids Need to Read for the book donation to C. J. Jorgensen! The school received more than 300 books for the school library as well as a Highlight Magazine and book for each student. Keep reading Jets!

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  • Maricopa County Teen Court Program Recognizes Cloves C. Campbell School Eighth Grade Student

    The Maricopa County Teen Court Program recently recognized Cloves C. Campbell School eighth grade student, Naomi Malone, as a 2020 Virtual Teen Court Leader in ACTion. Naomi was honored virtually and received other gifts of appreciation at her home. Naomi is a shining example of the good things that are happening in Roosevelt! Congratulations!

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  • RSD Purchases New Learning Management System, Canvas

    To better support teachers and students with every aspect of virtual learning in this new environment, the district purchased a new Learning Management System, Canvas. This new learning management system will help us to trackattendance and also has additional capabilities regarding student discussions, email, calendars, announcements and various learning modules. Training for teachers in Canvas took place during teacher orientation week and continues this week and will be ongoing throughout the year.

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  • RSD Hosts 2020-2021 Opening of Schools Convocation

    To Kick off our first week back, all of our Roosevelt staff gathered virtually this past Monday and Friday for our annual opening of schools Convocation 2020! Our staff heard from our Board President Lawrence Robinson; REA President Patrick Castro and myself regarding our shared vision for the new upcoming school year. On Friday the celebration concluded by recognizing and honoring the work of our amazing schools and RSD staff.

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  • RSD Board Clerk, Staff to Participate in Hope, Love, Heal Repeat Conference Friday, August 7

    Join our very own RSD Board Clerk, Ms. Michelle Campuzano, and Southwest Elementary School Principal, Mr. Juan Sierra, for the Hope, Love, Heal Repeat Conference Friday, August 7, 2020, for engaging conversations and workshops aimed at creating a dynamic community resilience in South Mountain, hosted by the South Mountain Works Coalition. You can find the zoom link on our RSD Facebook page.

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  • More than 1,000 RSD Students Connect Virtually for Summer School Program

    More than 1,000 Students and RSD faculty connected virtually during the month of June for our Virtual Summer School Program. Parents were given the option of receiving a device for use at home or a printed packet for their students to complete their summer school work. Our district schools were divided into four cluster groups, with two program leads, two teachers per grade level (one Math, one ELA), two reading interventionist and one EL interventionist to support each of our students’ learning throughout the summer months. Thank you to all who helped to make this year’s summer school program a success for our district!

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  • Solar Panel Energy Reduction Project Underway in Roosevelt

    The Solar Panel energy reduction project is well underway in Roosevelt. Construction began on phase one of the solar panel installation at Percy L. Julian, John R. Davis, Maxine O. Bush, Martin Luther King Jr., T.G. Barr and Southwest Schools. To prepare for construction on each site, a comprehensive plan is being developed with principals and Urban Energy Solutions (UES). When the project is complete, all 21 district sites will be powered by solar energy and provided shade structures to escape the direct sunlight.

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  • Roosevelt Students Participate in Valley Metro Engineers of the Future—"Operation Brain Power Boost” Program

    More than 100 Roosevelt students had the opportunity to participate in an Engineers of the Future—"Operation Brain Power Boost” Program. The 8-week long virtual experience provides STEM learning opportunities to our students. Each student is able to use science, technology, engineering, and math to create and build projects such as mini cars and bridges. The courses are taught virtually online by engineers who are working with Valley Metro on the light rail.

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  • Roosevelt School District Receieves $5,000 Nourishing Neighbors Grant from the Albertson’s Companies Foundation

    Recently the Roosevelt School District received a $5,000 Nourishing Neighbors Grant from the Albertson’s Companies Foundation. The grant works to eradicate childhood hunger in America and is specifically working to feed families in need during the current COVID pandemic. The Nourishing Neighbors program raises awareness, engages volunteers and raises funds to support innovative and effective programs throughout the country focused on ensuring every child in America has access to a healthy breakfast. The money received from this grant will go toward guaranteeing our families have the resources necessary as they navigate these unprecedented times.

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  • Roosevelt School District Hosts two-day Principals’ Summit

    Our RSD Principal Leaders came together for their annual two-day Principals’ Summit. This year looked a little different because of distancing guidelines, but the learning, reflecting and planning for the upcoming school year was a huge success! Thank you to the Girl Scouts–Arizona Cactus-Pine Council, Inc. for hosting our leaders at the beautiful and spacious Parsons Leadership Center at South Mountain.

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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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