July 30, 2021
Hello Families of Roosevelt Elementary School,
We hope everyone has enjoyed their summer thus far! As we get closer to August 31st, the first day of school for our students, we wanted to reach out to remind you of our schedule for the upcoming school year.
As previously shared with students and families within the School District of Philadelphia, Roosevelt is committed to ensuring a safe return for our children after 18 months of remote and hybrid learning. To do so, the School District of Philadelphia has decided to stagger start and end times across the district to help improve outcomes for all students while reducing the amount of time our children spend on buses, ensuring buses are on time more often and allowing for consistent cleaning of high touch areas on buses between runs.
More specifically, this change has resulted in a new start time and end time for all students attending Roosevelt for the 2021-2022 school year. Students in grades K through 8 will begin school at 7:30 am and end at 2:09 pm each day however, Kindergarten will be ½ days from August 31st through September 8th with schools closed on September 6th and 7th. With this in mind, please be sure to make any needed arrangements ahead of time to ensure your child still attends school every day.
Additional information about what to expect in the upcoming school year can be found HERE.
Also, students and families with extenuating circumstances will have the option to remain virtual by enrolling in the School District of Philadelphia Virtual Academy (PVA). Anyone considering this option for the 2021-2022 school year should complete enrollment between Monday, August 2nd and Friday, August 13th. Please visit https://pva.philasd.org to learn more information about this option prior to making a definitive selection.
More information about our return to school will be shared with you during the District’s Back-to-School campaign leading up to our first day of school on August 31st. Additional information regarding Roosevelt’s Open House dates/times is forthcoming. In the meantime, we encourage you to visit the School District of Philadelphia’s website to check for the most up to date information about our full in-person return. Updates applicable only to Roosevelt Elementary School will continue to be posted via ClassDOJO and delivered via Robocall.
For now, please continue to enjoy the rest of your summer. We speak on behalf of Roosevelt staff when we say we are extremely excited to see everyone on August 31st as we reunite in person as a school community.
Matthew Hayes, Principal
Kristen Heifet, Assistant Principal