Bulletins for Parents: Parent bulletins and other notices are sent home on Wednesdays to keep you informed about school policies, programs, and events. The same flyers are also available on the Team Roosevelt website under the tab "Wednesday Folders".
Birthdays/Classroom Parties: In order to preserve instructional time and to comply with Board policy, birthdays are not celebrated at school, nor are invitations to home parties distributed by teachers. We also ask that students do not plan parties for teachers or other school staff. The PTA sponsors a classroom party for the students each year at Valentine's Day.
What is the school policy on lice? School employees shall report all suspected cases of head lice to the school nurse or designee as soon as possible. The nurse or designee shall examine the student and other students who are siblings of the affected student or members of the same household. If the student has nits, but not active lice, the health assistant or nurse will confidentially contact the student’s parent or guardian, but immediate treatment is not necessary.
When two or more students in any class have been identified as having a head lice infestation, all students in the class shall be examined. In consultation with the school nurse, the principal may also send information about head lice home to all parents/guardians of the students in that class. Staff shall maintain the privacy of students identified as having head lice and excluded from attendance.
For more information on lice, click here.
You can download the complete BUSD head lice policy here.
What happens on rainy mornings? Roosevelt's Rainy Day Arrival Plan
On rainy school mornings, Dr. Meg will send a recorded call to your phone number on record letting your family know that we are on our rainy day plan. This means all students report to the auditorium. The front gate will be open for kindergarteners and the door directly to the left of the auditorium will be open for all students. Students may also enter through the back gate and walk directly to the auditorium, but there will be no valet drop-off. Morning Rough Riders should go to the auditorium.
May my child ride a bicycle to school? Only students in 4th and 5th grades may ride their bikes to school. Skateboards, roller blades, scooters, and tennis shoes with wheels are not permitted at school.
May children bring cell phones to school? Students may not use cell phones during the school day. Cell phones must be turned off while at school. If a student is caught using a cell phone or if the phone rings in class, the phone will be confiscated. A parent will be required to pick up the phone from the office.
What time can students arrive at school? The gates to the school will be opened at 8:00 a.m. We encourage parents and students to walk to school whenever possible to reduce traffic around the school. A valet program (aka "drive-by drop-off") is available on Avon Street, but is usually not up and running until a couple of weeks into the school year.
What if I need to pick up my child during the school day? Please try to arrange doctor or dental appointments so that they do not interfere with your child's educational day. Children need to bring in notes to be excused early to the teacher, be picked up by a parent in the office, and must be signed out by the parent in the Student Release Book. Students who leave early are marked "Excused Tardy" for the day. Students are not permitted to leave campus without an adult.
May my child come to school with stitches or crutches? Students returning to school with stitches, crutches, casts, braces, or ace bandages, or following a serious illness, injury or hospitalization may only be readmitted to school with a written consent from a doctor. Notes must be brought to the nurses' office before school.
May my child take medication at school? Medication can be despensed by the school nurse. Please bring the doctor's written prescription and the medication in its original contianer. Appropriate forms are available in the health office.
What if my child forgets to bring lunch? The cafeteria will give students a tuna cup, crackers and white milk if they come to school without lunch or money. Parents may bring a forgotten lunch and place it on the table in the hall near the office. Remind your child to check the table for forgotten lunch. Lunches will not be sent to the classroom.
Are class assignments permanent? No changes to class assignments will be made during the first three weeks of school. On the rare occasion that our enrollment numbers change drastically after school begins, there may be a need to add or collapse a class. In this case, class assignments might change.
How is it determined if my child will be an Early Bird or Late Bird? During the first three weeks of school, the kindergarten through second grade teachers assess the students to determine their reading and writing levels. Students are grouped by level and parents are notified by the end of August which group their child will be in. The Rough Riders program is a school-based program for parents who need child care during the Early Bird or Late Bird times.
May parents wait on the playground with their children before school? The first week of school parents may walk in with their children. After that, parents are not allowed on the playground without first checking in to the office.