Monday, December 22, 2014

The following link provides access to The Roosevelt Elementary School Google Site, which contains the most updated information: https://sites.google.com/a/desertsands.us/roosevelt-elementary-sch/


We are what we repeatedly do; excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.

Aristotle


NO SCHOOL

Christmas Break-- December 22- January 2

Martin Luther King Jr. Observance -- January 19th


Standardized Testing

Every student in grades 3 through 5 will take the annual spring assessment. The company that produces this assessment is known as Smart Balanced Assessment Consortium or SBAC.

The following link will take you to the free on-line practice test. Parents and students may select the grade and content (math or reading). This is a great way for parents to get familiar with the assessment tool while providing students opportunities to practice using the tool.

http://sbac.portal.airast.org/practice-test/


2014-2015 Schedule

Every Tuesday will be an early release for grades 1-5. All students will dismiss at 12:30 PM.

Every Tuesday, ALL kindergarten and Transitional Kindergarten students will attend the morning session.

School Begins

AM Kinder: 8:00 AM

PM Kinder: 9:55 AM

1st-3rd Grade: 7:50 AM

4th-5th Grade: 7:30 AM

Dismissal will be at 2:00 PM except on Tuesdays.



MISSION

We are dedicated to providing a safe and rich learning environment for all students. Our school community, which consists of parents, students, and educators working collaboratively to meet the needs of each child. We are committed to preparing every student to be a contributing member of our global society.


BELIEFS

Every member of the Roosevelt Team is dedicated to several essential beliefs. We do not make excuses. We accept the responsibility for all students' learning. We do not blame others. We do not blame poverty, ethnicity, language barriers, students or parents when our students are not learning. Instead, we look in the mirror and hold ourselves accountable.

Our professional learning community researches best practices and engages in action research to ensure that our instructional practices are continually improving. We meet as grade levels and across grade levels to share resources and ideas to improve student achievement.


VISION

The following principles guide our decision-making at Roosevelt:

  • Given enough time and effective instruction, all children can learn.
  • We have the efficacy to teach all children.
  • Achieving mastery requires multiple opportunities for practice throughout the year.
  • All children should have ALL YEAR to master the standards.
  • Effective instruction includes explicit instruction in problem solving strategies.
  • The teacher's role should be that of a "coach," providing small chunks of learning with practice and immediate feedback.
  • Student engagement is increased with fast paced lessons that include "whole brain teaching," and checking for understanding every few minutes.