Raccoon News

September 8, 2020

For Your Information

Hello, hello, hello! I hope everyone is doing well!

~ Please take time before school begins to watch this really important video that details many of the logistics about starting the year. There will be lots of details to pay attention to related to safety expectations, arrival and dismissal, and much, much more. Please take the time to watch it!

~ Daily Home Screening Guidelines: Please complete the student screening each morning and report your child’s information to the school nurse if they have any of the following symptoms: MAPS COVID-19 Student Screening.

~ ACES is hiring part time Child Care Assistants to join their team. Interested candidates can apply online or contact Sam Schirmers at sschir1@isd77.org for more information. Interviews will happen on a rolling basis until all positions are filled.

Child Care Assistant Job Posting

~ Mask Wearing: How's the mask wearing practice going? Are kiddos building stamina to wear them all day? Yes, there will be times when students can remove his/her mask (lunchtime, outside time), AND we have purchased breakaway lanyards for all students so they can clip their mask to the lanyard when they are eating or outside.

See you soon!


Ann Haggerty

Roosevelt Principal


Requests to Transfer Between Models

We appreciate the thoughtfulness your family has put into making the best decision for your student to start the school year. While we would like families to stay committed to their decision, we understand that based on a number of reasons that influence your decision, you may need to change your child's delivery model.

If you would like to be considered for a transfer from the Safe Learning Plan to the Distance Learning Option, please contact the Roosevelt office by 3:00 Thursday each week. If you would like to be considered for a transfer from the Distance Learning Option to the Safe Learning Plan, please contact both the Roosevelt office and Jody Ritmiller (jrittm1@isd77.org) by 3:00 Thursday each week.

The elementary administrative team will review requests on a weekly basis every Friday.

After your transfer request is received in the school office, you may be contacted by Mrs. Haggerty to talk through the reason for the request. Depending on the capacity at both the school and distance learning class, staffing could be impacted. Approval to change options may come as early as the following week but could also take weeks.

Once your request can be approved, you will be notified of the change to begin the following week.