Roosevelt Welcome Back 2020-2021

August 2020

Welcome Back Roosevelt PACK!

Roosevelt Families,


Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year! We are so excited to get the school year started. At Roosevelt the teachers and I have been working hard to prepare the school for both in-person and virtual instruction. Below you will find important information about the upcoming school year. Again, we are so excited to see everyone next week with the first day of in-person instruction on Thursday, August 27th.


Proud to be part of the Husky Pack!


Mr. West


Roosevelt Meet the Teacher Event

On August 26th, we will be holding an OPTIONAL Open House. Students will have the opportunity to meet their teacher and see their classroom. The times for the open house are as follows:


Kindergarten Last name letters A-D - 8:30am - 8:50am

Kindergarten Last Name letters E-L - 9:00am - 9:20am

Kindergarten Last Name letters M-Z - 9:30am - 9:50am


Morning Cohort - Magnet, 3rd grade, 4th grade - 10:00am-10:30am

Morning Cohort - 1st grade, 2nd grade, 5th grade - 10:45am-11:15am


Afternoon Cohort - Magnet, 3rd grade, 4th grade - 11:30am-12:00pm

Afternoon Cohort - 1st grade, 2nd grade, 5th grade - 12:15pm-12:45pm


If you choose to join us at your designated time for Open House, please park in the parking lot and walk your student to the playground fence (masks will be required for parents and students). Staff will then walk your child to their teacher who will be waiting on the playground. Your child’s teacher will walk students to their classroom, where they will spend approximately 10 minutes to complete a connector activity, see the classroom setup and bathroom locations for their room.


Please note: Parents will not be allowed in the building with the students.


During the time your children are with their teacher, Mr. West will be sharing arrival and dismissal information with parents. This information is also available in this document below. Parents will also pick up materials for student car rider signs that will be used to support the dismissal process.


Please know masks are expected at all times on both parents and students. We ask that you maintain appropriate social distancing while in the parking lot.


Thank you we look forward to seeing everyone next week!

Student Meal Options

School meals are available to all West Bloomfield School District students. Please see the options below for each student learning model.

Remote Only Learners

  • All meals must be preordered online, individually for each student

    • Curbside pick-up online order link can be found at WBSD.org under the Food Service tab

  • Meals will be charged to student’s Food Service account. Meals will be free for students who qualify for free/reduced meal benefits

  • Meals are available for curbside pick-up at the front of West Bloomfield HS

  • Pick-up day is Wednesday

  • Pick-up times are 6:30a-7:30a, 11:30a-12:30a or 4:00p-5:00p

  • You may order five days of breakfast and lunch or choose specific meals

  • These are replacement meals for school days (Labor Day week = 4 days of meals)

  • Students eligible for the Free and Reduced Meal Program are also able to access six non perishable meals each weekend from the Blessings in a Backpack program at no cost. Look for the sign up form in your school communications or contact katherinesheiko@hotmail.com. Blessings in a Backpack will be distributed with meals from October through June.

In Person Learners (Classroom Only)

  • All meals must be preordered online, individually for each student

    • Online order link can be found at WBSD.org under the Food Service tab

  • Meals will be charged to student’s Food Service account. Meals will be free for students who qualify for free/reduced meal benefits

  • Meals are available for curbside pick-up at the front of West Bloomfield HS

  • Pick-up day is Wednesday

  • Pick-up times are 6:30a-7:30a, 11:30a-12:30a or 4:00p-5:00p.

  • You may order five days of breakfast and lunch or choose specific meals

  • These are replacement meals for school days (Labor Day week = 4 days of meals)

  • Students eligible for the Free and Reduced Meal Program are also able to access six non perishable meals each weekend from the Blessings in a Backpack program at no cost. Look for the sign up form in your school communications or contact katherinesheiko@hotmail.com. Blessings in a Backpack will be distributed with meals from October through June.

In Person Learners Attending Cloud Care

  • Hot lunch is available at each Cloud Care site

  • All hot lunches must be preordered online, individually for each student

  • Meals will be charged to student’s Food Service account

  • Meals will be free for students who qualify for free/reduced meal benefits (there will be an additional charge if two or more breakfast or lunch meals are ordered/taken for a student in one day, i.e Cloud Care and Curbside pickup)

  • Meals will be individually portioned

  • Parents may order remaining week’s meals (five breakfast and one lunch) for curbside pick-up on Wednesdays at the HS

  • Parents may order all five days of breakfast and lunch meals for Wednesday curbside pick-up if no meals are ordered for Cloud Care

  • Students eligible for the Free and Reduced Meal Program are also able to access six non perishable meals each weekend from the Blessings in a Backpack program at no cost. Look for the sign up form in your school communications or contact katherinesheiko@hotmail.com. Blessings in a Backpack will be distributed with meals from October through June.

Onsite Special Education and Transition Center

  • Meals will be ordered and delivered onsite

Please contact Anne Stevens with Nutrition Services questions at anne.stevens@wbsd.org or 248.865.6733.


Roosevelt Elementary Updated Bell Schedule

Students attending in-person instruction at Roosevelt were assigned to one of the following cohorts. In a typical week, students will attend in-person instruction Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. All students will be virtual (at home) on Wednesday.


Please review the district phase (4) calendar for specific information about days students will attend in-person instruction.


Cohort (A)

9:25am-12:05pm


Cohort (B)

1:37pm-4:17pm


Student cohort and teacher placement emails were sent out on Tuesday, the 18th. If you are planning on your student attending in-person instruction and did not receive placement please contact the Roosevelt Office.

Sample Student Daily Schedule

Click below to view a sample of the daily schedule for 1/2 day blended learning.


1/2 Day Sample Daily Schedule

Roosevelt Arrival and Dismissal Plan

Roosevelt Families,


Multiple changes have been made to the Arrival and Dismissal plans to ensure we follow COVID-19 expectations to keep students, staff and parents safe. I understand that some of these changes may impact the way you have had your student arrive and leave school in the past. Please take time to read the following information, working together we can support the arrival and dismissal process so it is efficient and safe.



General Information:

  • Parents will NOT be permitted to walk and gather on Roosevelt school grounds during arrival and dismissal. Parents must remain in their cars throughout the arrival and dismissal process. Students that are walkers must be dropped off at the designated locations listed below.

  • NO cars will be permitted to park in the Roosevelt parking lots OR at Santia Hall during arrival and dismissal time.

  • You may NOT assign your child to be a walker, unless he/she is in the local walking radius of Keego Harbor. All other students outside of the walking community are required to use the car line or bus transportation. Parents will not be allowed to meet walkers outside the building and walk off property to parked cars.

  • All exterior doors at Roosevelt will be assigned a color and grade levels will each be assigned to enter AND exit our building through these doors only.

    • Larson/Pacsai/Treadwell: Front Left Door-Red Door

    • Anderson/O’Brien/Zawalski: Beland Street Side Door-Green Door

    • Wood/Carroll/Massie: Front Main Door-Yellow Door

    • Fifth Grade: Back Door (formerly known as the Park and Grab Door)-White Door

    • Magnet: Magnet Back Door-Pink Door

  • All Roosevelt students will be given a colored, plastic tag to attach to their backpacks that corresponds to their assigned exterior door for arrival and dismissal.

  • All Roosevelt families will be given 2 color coded signs with their student’s name(s) on them for their car for dismissal purposes. We know some of you may not plan to pick up in car line, but you will still be issued two signs, just in case.


Bus Riders


Arrival:

  • Bus riders will be dropped off at Roosevelt, in the front loop.

  • Bus riders will be greeted by adults holding colored flags that match their luggage tag and assigned exterior door.

  • We will be dismissing one bus at a time to reduce the total number of students who are gathered in front of the school building.

  • Bus riders will follow the adult holding their colored flag and will be escorted/delivered to their assigned exterior door to meet their teacher.

  • Bus riders will stay in line with their class, wearing their face coverings until we enter the school at 9:20am.


Dismissal:

  • Bus riders will exit the building through the same door they enter through at arrival.

  • Bus riders will be escorted/delivered to the bus loop by an adult.

  • Bus riders will proceed to their assigned bus.

  • Any late busses will have its riders stay safely at Roosevelt until their bus arrives.


Car Riders


Arrival:

  • Car line will be the same format as previous school years, traveling down Beland, down Beachmont, in front of City Hall and onto Schroeder if needed.

  • Car riders will begin being let out of cars as soon as the bus loop is clear, approximately 9:15am for the (am) cohort and and 1:27pm for the (pm) cohort.

  • Car riders will be greeted by adults holding colored flags that match their luggage tag and assigned exterior door.

  • Car riders will follow the adult holding their colored flag and will be escorted/delivered to their assigned exterior door to meet their teacher (depending on their grade).

  • To make this process more efficient please have your student seated on the passenger side of the car if possible.

  • Car riders will stay in line with their class, wearing their face coverings until we enter the school at 9:20am.


Dismissal:

  • Car riders will be escorted out of their classrooms by their classroom teachers. They will exit the building through the same door they enter through at arrival.

  • Car riders will wait with their teacher in an assigned spot outside, in the front of the school, using social distancing safety procedures for outside.

  • Car line will be the same format as previous school years, traveling down Beland, down Beachmont, in front of City Hall and onto Schroeder if needed.

  • Roosevelt staff will be looking for your color coded student sign in your car window, to minimize person-to-person contact, when you reach the corner of Beland and Beachmont. He/She will communicate your child’s name to the classroom teachers, so they can get your student to the “ready position” in front of the building.

  • As you pull through the front car loop, your child will proceed to meet your car and you can exit back onto Cass Lake Road.


Walkers


Arrival:

  • Your student may only be a walker, if you live in the walking community of Keego Harbor. To reduce the number of people in one space parents will not be allowed to park and exit cars to meet walkers outside of the building.

  • Walkers may cross at the light at Cass Lake, with the crossing guard in the front of the building OR they can enter through the back gate by the basketball court, beginning at 9:10am for the (am) cohort and 1:22pm for the (pm) cohort.

  • Adults will be waiting to receive students and will direct them/escort them (depending on their age) to the appropriate teacher/arrival door.

  • Walkers will stay in line with their class, wearing their face coverings until we enter the school at 9:20am or 1:30pm.

  • Walkers will need to be dropped off by parents and one of the(2) drop off points. Students may be dropped off at the back playground gate (near the basketball courts) or at the traffic light on Cass Lake Rd. Note: e will have an adult present at the playground gate to support students crossing in front of City Hall.


Dismissal:

  • Walkers will exit the building through the same door they enter through at arrival.

  • Walkers will be escorted/delivered to the stoplight out front or the back gate by the basketball court, by an adult.

  • Walkers will proceed home after they have been escorted off of school grounds.


Tardy Students


We are respectfully requesting that students do their best to be on time, as the school day is already very short and teachers want to maximize their face-to-face time. If you do arrive late, you will need to park in front of the building and call the Roosevelt main office. Office staff will instruct you as to what to do next.


Please complete the Dismissal Form below to indicate what option your student will be using for dismissal each day. Note: parents will not be allowed to park and exit the vehicle during the dismissal process.

Roosevelt 2020-2021 Dismissal Form

Please complete the following form indicating how your student(s) will be getting home each day.

Accessing PowerSchool and Canvas

Please note that the district has not sent out log-in information to families yet for PowerSchool and Canvas. Look for an email early next week with this information.

Visitor Protocol


The following document outlines the visitor protocol for the 2020-2021 school year in compliance with the WBSD Return to Learn for the Phase (4) in-person model. To help ensure the safety of students, staff and visitors, we will be limiting the amount of people that will be allowed into the building.


Phone and Virtual Meetings

In an effort to reduce the number of people who enter the building, I am requesting that we attempt to handle as many interactions as possible over the phone or via Zoom meetings.

  • Before coming to the school, call the office and see if this is something that can be handled over the phone.

  • If you need to speak with Mr. West, he will contact you via phone first. If there is a need to meet in person, that will take place by appointment only.


In-Person Visitors

  • Visitors will only be allowed into the building if they need to visit the office for something that can’t be accomplished over the phone.

  • All visitors will be required to answer COVID-19 screening questions before they will be allowed to enter the building.

    • Call on the intercom and office staff will ask the screening questions

    • If office staff is able to meet your request without entry to the building we will do so.

  • No visitor will be permitted past the main office.

  • All visitors will be required to wear face coverings and follow proper social distancing expectations.

  • In-person visitors will only be allowed to enter the building through the main entrance.


Volunteers

  • No volunteers will be allowed in the building while we are in Phase (4) of the Return to Learn plan.


Late Arrival and Early Pick-Up

It is highly encouraged that students arrive on time and are not picked up early. Each student attending in-person instruction has limited time with teachers. We feel it is important to maximize this in-person instruction and request that your student does not leave early.


Late Arrival- If you arrive at school after 9:30am for cohort (a) or 1:42pm for cohort (b) please follow the steps below.

  1. Pull in front of the building

  2. Call the main office

  3. Staff will meet students at the main entrance

  4. Staff will log student information for attendance purposes


Early Dismissal-


  1. Pull into a parking space in the front of the building

  2. Call the main office and indicate what student(s) will need to leave early.

  3. Staff will pick-up the student and walk them out to your vehicle.

  4. Staff will log student information for attendance purposes

Talking with your student about wearing masks


Face masks can be a bit uncomfortable to wear at first. Here are some tips to make wearing a mask easier, especially for our children:


  • START SMALL: Parents, prior to asking your child to wear the mask, let him/her become familiar with it. Consider the following steps over time:

    • Holding the mask

    • Bringing the mask toward their face

    • Touching the mask to their face

    • Fitting the elastic over their ears

    • Keeping it on for specified amounts of time


  • Slowly increase the time you have to wear your mask. Start with 5 minutes everyday. Then increase the time by 5 minutes each week. Try having your child wear it while doing an activity they enjoy (i.e. iPad, computer game, watching TV, etc.);


  • Parents, you can model what it looks like when you wear your mask and practice alongside your child;


  • If your child doesn’t like their mask, ask them why? Is it too hot? Is it too hard to breathe? Is it scratchy? Figure out the problem together;


  • Reinforce the behavior: provide a reward for keeping the mask on for a certain amount of time (remember, start small), purchase a personalized mask with a favorite character or topic, wear the mask while doing a favorite activity, wear your masks together on a short outing (a walk, etc.);


  • Practice wearing your masks as a family;

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