It is that time again to begin a new school year! I hope your child has had a wonderful and relaxing break from school. Roosevelt staff and teachers have been working throughout the summer in preparation for the school year. At Roosevelt, we strive to provide the most rigorous and relevant instruction for all students. I am excited to have our students and staff back in the building filling our classrooms with teaching and learning each and every day. Please remember that you are our most important partners, and we need your support to ensure that your child has an opportunity for success.
We have several amazing staff members joining our Roosevelt team. Mr. Richards and Mr. Berges are joining Mrs. J Mitchell in 5th grade. Mrs. Silva joins Mr. Alexander and Ms. Roscher in 4th grade. Mrs. Goins will teach in our resource room. Ms. Marsh is our new music teacher. Finally, we welcome Mrs. Laura Harper as our new Assistant Principal. We are super-excited to have the wealth of knowledgeable professionals joining our staff.
I hope to see you at our Open House on Monday August 26, 2019 for resources, prizes, and more! The west gym doors will open at 5:30 for a resource fair that includes free student haircuts and snacks. At 6:00, doors open for you to visit your child’s classroom and meet the teacher. We will also give away prizes, show you the latest apps for connecting with school information, and share opportunities for participating more at Roosevelt. It is sure to be an eventful evening!
How can I help my child this year? The greatest way you can help us is by having your child to school on time each and every day. With that being said, if your child is running a fever, vomiting, or having diarrhea, we expect you to keep your child at home. This year we are going to promote the CHALLENGE 5: Strive for Less than 5. This means missing fewer than 5 absences because we know children will be sick sometimes, and we want to keep our students and staff healthy.
More information will be coming home in our new Student-Family handbook which will outline policies and procedures for Roosevelt. As in the past, we hope that, if you have questions or concerns, please contact your child’s teacher, the front office, or administration. We are here to serve and provide for your child.
Just a reminder our first day of school is Wednesday, August 28th with dismissal at 12 pm noon. This year, we will continue to have an early release each Monday at 2:15 to allow or staff to plan together.
Enjoy the rest of your summer and we are looking forward to teaching your children very soon. If you have any questions, please call at 573-1700. Let’s have another great year!
Proud Principal of Roosevelt Elementary
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