Raccoon News

August 26, 2021

Roosevelt Information

Happy Thursday! Here's hoping everyone is gearing up for a GREAT year! There's always so much to pay attention to and do this time of year (I'm speaking as a principal and as a parent!), so thank you for staying in the know!

~ Backpack Food Program: Here is the link to sign up for the Backpack Food Program. Please note there are two parts to enrollment:

1) Complete and submit this household information page
2) At the end you will be provided a unique link to enroll your child(ren) with another form -- this must be completed or we will not have the identifying information to get your child(ren) their food.

The following household questions do not have any effect on your child(ren)'s eligibility for our program. All the information provided will be anonymous and utilized by FOCP for data and grant purposes. We do not collect identifying information and your responses are confidential.

~ MAPS Health Protocols: As you are likely aware, the MAPS Health Protocols were approved by the school board at this week's meeting. Mask wearing for K-8 students is part of this protocol. Much like last year, building stamina to wear masks throughout the day is something that families should be working on now.The Mankato Clinic has a 30-day plan to help kids learn to wear masks. It is worthwhile information for you as you plan for kids returning to school. Your positive attitude, your willingness to communicate that masks help the greater good, and your attention to building students' stamina is just what is needed for success. Thank you!


~ Masks: You might want to add "masks" to the school supply list this year. While we will certainly give out masks to students who do not bring one, this is not something that we can do every single day for every student. We simply do not have an unlimited supply of masks. We need your help in making sure that students come to school with a mask. If you'd like to donate masks to the office and/or your child's classroom, please know we would welcome any/all donations!

~ Important Dates & Information: Entrance conferences will be held September 8 and 9 with school starting for elementary students on Friday, September 10. School hours are 8:00 AM - 2:30 PM. Students may NOT arrive on the Roosevelt playground before 7:35 AM. The first student bells rings at 7:50 AM and the tardy bell rings at 8:00 AM. More specific information about arrival and dismissal procedures will be communicated at your child's entrance conference.

~ School Pictures: These will NOT be taken during entrance conferences. Due to the uncertainty of how conferences would look, coupled with the fact that we had to choose dates last spring, we went with a more traditional school picture approach. These are currently scheduled for during the school day on Friday, October 8. Thank you for your flexibility with this change. We are hopeful that we can bring these back to our entrance conferences next school year.

We will see you back to Roosevelt in a few short weeks.


Ann Haggerty

Roosevelt Principal


MAPS Mission Statement

Mankato Area Public Schools (MAPS) is committed to working together equitably, with families and communities, so that each learner has the knowledge and skills to be a successful and contributing citizen in a diverse global society.