Roosevelt Elementary School
316 S. Ringold St ∙ Janesville, WI 53545
Stacy Petersen, Principal 608-743-7000
Back to School Night
The 2018-19 school year is nearly upon us! We know it will be great! Families can plan to visit the classroom, meet the teacher, and bring supplies on the evening of Thursday, August 30th at the open house style event from 5:00-6:30 pm.
1st Day of School
The first day of school is Tuesday, September 4th. Students should arrive no earlier than 8:05 am and will wait outside at specific doors on the back playground, entering at the 8:15 bell. Parents are expected to say their good-byes outside.
Adult supervision is provided on school grounds from 8:05 a.m. until the first bell rings at 8:15 a.m. Students should not be arriving at school earlier than 8:05 a.m. unless they are participating in a special activity (i.e. Safety Patrol, Choir, etc.) Also, please note, students will not be allowed in the building during inclement weather until 8:05 a.m. Students should leave school and playground when dismissed at 3:08 p.m. or go immediately to after school activities 8:05 Student drop-off 8:15 Students enter (upon bell) 8:20 School day begins Breakfast in Classroom 3:08 Students dismissed
Breakfast in the Classroom (BIC)
We’re excited to begin universal breakfast at no charge to all Roosevelt students called Breakfast in the Classroom (BIC). Starting on Tuesday, September 4, breakfast will be served as students enter the classroom in the morning. Please note that students will not be allowed on campus until 8:05 am
Students will have their pictures taken on Friday, Sept 21st during the school day.
Every year all students must have a completed online registration in Infinite Campus. If you have multiple students enrolled in the School District of Janesville, you will use the same login information for all of them. If you do not know your password, you can call the Roosevelt office at 743-7000 for assistance in generating a new password.
Need more information? It’s probably on the Roosevelt website. Visit the website for the school calendar, staff contact information, school newsletters, PTA information, current events, breakfast and lunch menus, the student handbook and much more useful information. As technology is the way of the world today, we will be utilizing the website and email contact frequently to notify families of important dates and information.
Our school-wide PBIS program will be switching from the clip chart system to using an online communication and classroom management tool called Class Dojo. At open house, your child's teacher will be handing out a note on how to sign up for Class Dojo and link to your child's class. We would like all parents to sign up for Class Dojo on your phone or computer so that you can easily connect with your child's teacher and see daily progress on their behavior, as well as what is going on in the classroom. The computer lab will be open if you need assistance with signing up during our Open House on Thursday, August 30th from 5:00-6:30. pm.
The registration fee for students in Kindergarten through grade 5 may be paid online via electronic check or debit/ credit card on the PAYMENT tab in Infinite Campus . The transaction fee for online payments has been waived once again this school year. A reminder when paying online, the minimum payment is $10. You can combine payments (fees, lunch accounts, field trips) to meet the $10 minimum. If you prefer to pay in cash or check, please come to the school office.
From the Principal
Happy Fall! We are well into the 2018-19 school year and appreciate your continued support with our Roosevelt Roughriders. We acknowledge that educating a child is a team effort and we thank you for your partnership along this journey. October and November are full months with many school events planned. We look forward to these events and opportunities to build more connections with families and students. Our website also has an event calendar, so please check it regularly. As always, Learning First is a pillar belief at Roosevelt School. As we state daily on our announcements, “It’s a GREAT day for LEARNING!”
Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns you may have. I always look forward to collaborating with families to provide a positive and productive learning environment for our students. Sincerely,
Ms. Stacy L. Petersen
Roosevelt Elementary School
Fire Prevention Month
October is National Fire Prevention Month. During this month, the Janesville Fire Department will observe Roosevelt school as we practice our monthly fire drill and our kindergarten students will get an up-close look at the fire engines.
Need more information? It’s probably on the Roosevelt website. Visit the website for the school calendar, staff contact information, school newsletters, PTA information, current events, breakfast and lunch menus, the student handbook and much more useful information. We will be utilizing the website and email contact frequently to notify families of important dates and information.
Picture Retake Day
Retakes will be taken on Tuesday Oct. 30th. Have your photo taken if you were absent on the initial day or return your original picture packet for a retake
Mark your calendar now for the four Roosevelt PTA Scoopie Nights at Milton Ave Culvers. We receive 10% of all sales between 4-8pm on the first three Scoopie nights and 20% of all sales on the final night in May. October 1, 2018
March 11, 2019
November 13, 2018
May 8, 2019
Other Upcoming Events
No School on Wednesday November 21, Thursday November 22 and Friday November 23 due to the Thanksgiving Break.
Craig Homecoming Parade All Roosevelt students will line the front of the school and cheer as the Craig High School Homecoming parade makes it's way down Ringold St. This is an exciting event to show our Cougar pride. The parade is in the afternoon on Oct. 5th
GR’s Sandwich Shoppe On Wed. Oct. 24 from 4:00– 8:00 pm GR’s Sandwich Shoppe will be donating 10% of all sales to Roosevelt Elementary School. Share the word about this opportunity and plan to visit GR’s Sandwich Shoppe at 2100 E. Milwaukee St. in Janesville.
1st: 11:20 –11:40
4th : 12:35—12:55
You are welcome to join your student for lunch any day. Visitors are required to sign in at the office prior to going to the lunchroom.
Parent Teacher Conferences
Conference Schedule Wednesday, Oct 24 No School for students
7:45 am—4:00 pm Teacher Development
4:00 pm—8:00 pm Conferences
Thursday, Oct 25 No School for students
8:00 am—7:00 pm Conferences
Friday, Oct 26 No School for students & staff
If your child is absent, please call the Attendance Line at 743-7030. This number has a voicemail connected to it so you may leave a message regarding the absence.
PTA SPIRIT WEEK :
October 15 – 19. Each day will include a special dress-up theme and Penny Wars by grade level. The week will culminate with a Halloween Dance on Friday Oct. 19 from 6:00—8:00 pm.
Visit the Scholastic Book Fair during Parent Teacher Conferences. It’s a whimsical place full of irresistible books kids can’t wait to read so their imaginations can grow! The book fair will be in the Activity Room
Free Internet Safety Presentation for Parents/Guardians
On Wed. Oct. 17 from 6:00—6:30 pm Officer Bechen from the Janesville Police Department will offer insight families can use to keep your kids safe with their internet use. This presentation if for adults only and will be held in the Roosevelt Activity Room.
Coats for Kids
The Salvation Army will be distributing winter outer wear at no cost to families on Sat. Oct. 27, from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm. Children must be present to receive items. Proof of residency is necessary. All items are free, clean and available to all ages. The Salvation Army is located at the corner of Glen and Sutherland
It's that time of year when many classes take a fall field trip. If you would like to chaperone a field trip with your child's class you must have an approved Volunteer Application on file with Roosevelt. Applications can be picked up in the office. Field trip fees can be paid online through Infinite Campus. The minimum online payment is $10.00. Payments can be combined to reach the minimum.
Roosevelt Elementary School is considered a School wide Title I program based on our allocation of funds received from the federal government. Please understand, that as parents in a Title I school, you have the right to request the following information: A copy of the district’s parent involvement policy. The professional qualifications of your student’s classroom teachers, and the professional qualifications of paraprofessionals providing instructional-related services to your student. If you have access to a computer, you may go to the Wisconsin Educator License Lookup page on the Department of Public Instruction’s website to find the professional qualifications of your student’s classroom teachers. Here is the link that should get you there directly, and no password is needed: https://www2.dpi.wi.gov/lic-tll/home.do
Kindergarten Enrollment 2019-2020 School Year School District Residents
If you have a child turning 5 (five) years old prior to September 1, 2019 and they are not currently enrolled in a School District of Janesville Pre-school for Janesville (P4J) or Early Childhood (EC) program it is time to enroll in the Janesville Public School District. Enrollment will take place at the Educational Services Center located at 527 S. Franklin St. (administration building) in the New Student Enrollment office. You may enroll anytime during the two week period.
Weeks of December 3–7 and December 10-14
- 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. M/W/F both weeks
- 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m Tuesday, December 4, 2018
- 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m Thursday, December 13, 2018
- 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Thursday, December 6, 2018
- 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 11, 2018
If you cannot attend the enrollment period please come in as soon as possible to enroll after December 14, 2018. Enrollment in the district is required for participation in orientation. When you enroll, you will need your child’s birth certificate for proof of age, proof of residency (top portion of a utility bill, or current lease) to determine school assignment, immunization records and photo identification. If you have questions on general enrollment, please contact the New Student Enrollment office at 743-5072 or 743-5153 during regular office hours, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Requests for School Transfer/Placement within the School District (yellow forms) for incoming kindergarten students should be submitted through the enrollment process. Forms are available at all schools, as well as at the Educational Services Center. If you have questions regarding this process contact Deen Hartley at 743-5152.
The status of requests will be determined by January 15, 2019 if they are turned in by December 14th. If you have a student currently attending a school under a School Transfer/Placement within the School District, it does not automatically qualify your kindergarten student for attendance at the same school; however, siblings are generally assigned to the same school.
In order for your kindergarten student to attend the same school as a sibling, you must submit a request during the Kindergarten Enrollment time frame.
If you know of a child in your neighborhood or from community activities that would be entering kindergarten for the 2019-2020 school year, please pass this enrollment information on.
If you are a non-resident of the School District of Janesville and have a child turning 5 (five) years old prior to September 1, 2019 and would like your child to attend the School District of Janesville you must also apply for OPEN ENROLLMENT. The timeline for Open Enrollment is February 4 to April 30, 2019.
Currently open enrolled non-residents in a P4J or EC program do not need to re-apply. If you have questions regarding the Open Enrollment process, please contact Deen Hartley at 743-5152.
SCHOOL DISTRICT OF JANESVILLE ANNUAL NOTICE OF SPECIAL EDUCATION REFERRAL AND EVALUATION PROCEDURES
Upon request, the School District of Janesville is required to evaluate a child for eligibility for special education services. A request for evaluation is known as a referral. When the district receives a referral, the district will appoint an Individualized Education Program (IEP) team to determine if the child has a disability, and if the child needs special education services. The district locates, identifies, and evaluates all children with disabilities who are enrolled by their parents in private (including religious) schools, elementary schools and secondary schools located in the school district.
A physician, nurse, psychologist, social worker, or administrator of a social agency who reasonably believes a child brought to him or her for services is a child with a disability has a legal duty to refer the child, including a homeless child, to the school district in which the child resides. Before referring the child, the person making the referral must inform the child's parent that the referral will be made.
Others, including parents, who reasonably believe a child is a child with a disability may also refer the child, including a homeless child, to the school district in which the child resides.
Referrals must be in writing and include the reason why the person believes the child is a child with a disability. A referral may be made by contacting Ms. Kimberli Peerenboom, Director of Pupil Services, School District of Janesville, at 608-743-5061, or by writing her at 527 S. Franklin Street, Janesville, WI, 53548.
School District of Janesville CONFIDENTIALITY OF PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION OBTAINED THROUGH CHILD FIND ACTIVITIES
The School District of Janesville is required to locate, identify, and evaluate all children, with disabilities, including children with disabilities attending private schools in the school district, and homeless children. The process of locating, identifying, and evaluating children with disabilities is known as child find.
This agency conducts the following child find activities each year in the form of Early Childhood and Speech and Language Developmental Screenings. This notice informs parents of the records the school district will develop and maintain as part of its child find activities. This notice also informs parents of their rights regarding any records developed.
The school district gathers personally identifiable information on any child who participates in child find activities. Parents, teachers, and other professionals provide information to the school related to the child’s academic performance, behavior, and health. This information is used to determine whether the child needs special education services. Personally identifiable information directly related to a child and maintained by the school is a pupil record.
Pupil records include records maintained in any way including, but not limited to, computer storage media, video and audiotape, film, microfilm, and microfiche. Records maintained for personal use by a teacher and not available to others and records available only to persons involved in the psychological treatment of a child are not pupil records.
The school district maintains several classes of pupil records.
- "Progress records" include grades, courses the child has taken, the child's attendance record, immunization records, required lead screening records, and records of school extra-curricular activities. Progress records must be maintained for at least five years after the child ceases to be enrolled.
- "Behavioral records" include such records as psychological tests, personality evaluations, records of conversations, written statements relating specifically to the pupil's behavior, tests relating specifically to achievement or measurement of ability, physical health records other than immunization and lead screening records, law enforcement officers' records, and other pupil records that are not "progress records." Law enforcement officers' records are maintained separately from other pupil records. Behavioral records may be maintained for no longer than one year after the child graduates or otherwise ceases to be enrolled, unless the parent specifies in writing that the records may be maintained for a longer period of time. The school district informs parents when pupil records are no longer needed to provide special education. At the request of the child's parents, the school district destroys the information that is no longer needed.
- "Directory data" includes the student's name, address, telephone listing, date and place of birth, major field of study, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, weight and height of members of athletic teams, dates of attendance, photographs, degrees and awards received, and the name of the school most recently previously attended by the student.
- "Pupil physical health records" include basic health information about a pupil, including the pupil's immunization records, an emergency medical card, a log of first aid and medicine administered to the pupil, an athletic permit card, a record concerning the pupil's ability to participate in an education program, any required lead screening records, the results of any routine screening test, such as for hearing, vision or scoliosis, and any follow-up to the test, and any other basic health information, as determined by the state superintendent. Any pupil record relating to a pupil's physical health that is not a pupil physical health record is treated as a patient health care record under sections 146.81 to 146.84, Wisconsin Statutes. Any pupil record concerning HIV testing is treated as provided under section 252.15, Wisconsin Statutes.
Request for School Transfer/Placement (Intra District Transfers) within the School District of Janesville Attendance Areas
Due to Move:
If you move within the School District of Janesville during the school year and wish to remain at your current school please ask the school office for a Request to Remain in Current School Following Move to New Attendance Area Form (Blue). Complete the form and return it to the school office.
Due to Parent Choice:
If you wish to apply to have your student transferred/placed in another school within the district next school year (2018-2019), please ask the school office for a School Transfer/Placement Within the School District Form (Goldenrod). Completed forms will be accepted from December 1 through December 15, 2018 only. Submit your Request for School Transfer/Placement Within the School District Form (Goldenrod) to your home school attendance area office. Parents applying for Requests for School Transfer/Placement Within the School District will be notified of approval or disapproval by January 15, 2019. Parents applying for Requests for School Transfer/Placement Within the School District for incoming Kindergarten students will be notified of approval or disapproval after they have enrolled their child during the Kindergarten Enrollment period with the New Student Enrollment Office. If you have questions, please contact the school office of your home school attendance area.
Open Enrollment – Public School Choice – District to District Transfers
If during the school year, you move outside the School District of Janesville and you wish to remain at your current school please contact the Administrative Services office at 743-5152 and request a tuition waiver form within two weeks of your move. This will allow you to be eligible to attend your current school for the remainder of the current year tuition free. To continue attending the School District of Janesville after the 2018-19 school year, you will also need to complete an open enrollment application. Application instructions are provided to the School District of Janesville by the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) and should be available by late January 2019. This year applications will be accepted February 4 – April 30, 2019.
If you have questions regarding Open Enrollment or Public School Choice please contact the Open Enrollment Specialist at 743-5152.
Child Find Notice
“The school district must locate, identify and evaluate all resident children with disabilities, including children with disabilities attending private schools, regardless of the severity of their disabilities.” The school district has a special education program to locate and screen all children with suspected disabilities who are residents of the district and who have not graduated from high school. Upon request the school district will screen any resident child who has not graduated high school to determine whether a special education referral is appropriate. A request may be made by contacting Kimberli Peerenboom, Director of Pupil Services for the School District of Janesville at 743-5061, or by writing her at 527 S. Franklin St., Janesville WI 53548.
Annually the district conducts developmental screening of preschool children. Each child’s motor, communication and social skills are observed at various play areas. Each child is weighed and measured, and the child’s hearing and vision is checked. The information is used to provide the parent with a profile of their child’s current development and to provide suggestions for follow up activities. Parents learn about community services available to them and speak with representatives of agencies serving families. The information from screening is also used to determine whether a child should be evaluated for a suspected disability. When school staff reasonably believes a child is a child with a disability, they refer the child for evaluation by a school district Individualized Education Program (IEP) team. Developmental screening will be a part of the kindergarten screening this spring. Watch for dates at your local school.
A physician, nurse, psychologist, social worker or administrator of a social agency who reasonably believes a child brought to him or her for services is a child with a disability has a legal duty to report the child to the school district in which the child re-sides. Before referring the child, the person making the referral must inform the child’s parents that the referral will be made. The referral must be in writing and include the reason why the person believes the child is a child with a disability. Others who reasonably believe a child is a child with a disability may also refer the child to the school district in which the child resides. A referral of a child residing in the School District of Janesville may be sent to Kimberli Peerenboom at the school district address above.”