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August 2019

Roosevelt Elementary School

316 S. Ringold St. Janesville WI
August 2019
Stacy Petersen, Principal  

Dates to Know

August 15: Elementary Registration Day 9:00 am –1:00 pm AND 2:00-4:00 pm. It is not necessary to attend this day if you do all updates and fee payments on Infinite Campus on your own. There will be computers and staff available to assist you.

August 21: Roosevelt Round-Up

August 29: Elementary Open House 5:00-6:30 pm Students can meet their teacher and drop off supplies.

Online Registration

All families must complete the online registration in Infinite Campus. The primary house-hold is given access to the online registration link through the Parent Portal. Google search the School District of Janesville. On the home page, choose Quicklinks from the red banner at the top. Select Infinite Campus (Parent Portal) from the drop down menu. You will need your username and password to log in. If you do not know this information, you can call the Roosevelt office at 743- 7000 starting August 13 for assistance. Once you are logged in, the link is in blue lettering at the bottom left hand side of the page. Click the link and follow the directions. Everything in yellow needs to be verified/updated. If you have moved, you must bring proof of your new address and your photo ID to the school office to have the address updated.

Who is My Teacher?

Homeroom teachers will be viewable on Infinite Campus on

August 23,2019.

The 1st Day of School

The first day for students is Tuesday, September 3rd. School starts at 8:15 and dismisses at 3:08pm. Students will enter and exit the building from the back playground. Kindergarten students will have a staggered start. Please refer to the letter you received in June regarding your child’s start date. If you have questions, please call the office at 608-743-7000. Hot lunch will be served on the first day. Money can be put into your child's lunch account via Infinite Campus or sent with your student to bring to the office.

Picture Day is Friday September 26 Information will be sent home with students the first week of school


The Parent/Student Handbook is now available. Read it online at Parent Student Handbook

Fee Payment

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. If you prefer to pay in cash or paper check, please come to the school on Registration Day, Thursday August 15. Extra staff will be available to accept

payments that day between 9:00 am-1:00 pm and 2:00-4:00 pm.

Roosevelt Round-Up

On Wed. August 21st, Roosevelt Staff will have a “Roosevelt Round-Up.” Staff will be out in our neighborhood welcoming families to the 2019 - 2020 school year. Here are some key details about the event:

  • Staff will greet families where they live.
  • We will share the necessary information about the start of the school year.
  • The welcome will be brief (less than 10 minutes, as we have a lot of families to visit).
  • We will not come into your home.

Relationships between home and school are essential to your son’s/daughter’s success. We value these relationships and want to do everything possible to have a safe, stress-free, and positive start to the school year. Stopping by for a brief visit helps accomplish these goals.

Many families RSVP'd for a home visit before school dismissed for the summer. If you have not RSVP’d and would like a visit, please call the office at 608-743-7000 or email with your choice of a visit between 10:30 am—4:00 pm or 4:00-6:00 pm. Please include your child’s name, grade and address for the visit

Roosevelt Website

Keep up to date with all the news and events happening throughout the school year by checking out the Roosevelt website frequently. You can find the school newsletters, the breakfast and lunch menus, the google calendar for Roosevelt, the volunteer application and other useful information to make this year a smooth one.


October / November 2019

Roosevelt Elementary School - Oct/Nov 2019

316 S. Ringold St. Janesville, WI 53545
Stacy Petersen, Principal Main Line:  608-743-7000
Attendance Line: 608-743-7030

From the Principal

Fall is here! We are well into the 2019-20 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. We continue to use Class Dojo as another communication tool. 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.

Stacy Petersen

Stay Connected

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.  We will be utilizing the website, email contact and Class Dojo frequently to notify families of important dates and events.

Picture Retake Day

Retakes will be taken Tuesday Oct. 29th.  Have your photo taken if you were absent on the initial day or return your picture packet for a retake.

Fire Prevention Month

October is Fire Prevention Month.  On Oct. 11th the Janesville Fire Department will observe Roosevelt school as we practice our monthly fire drill.  After the drill, the kindergarten classes will get an up-close look at the equipment and vehicles the fire department uses.

Scoopie Nights

Mark your calendars for the four (4) PTA Scoopie Nights at the Milton Ave. Culvers.  The events run from 4-8:00 pm each of the following nights:

  • October 9, 2019
  • January 29, 2020
  • March 9, 2020
  • April 22, 2020

Field Trips

It’s that time of year when many classes take a fall field trip.  If you would like to chaperone a trip with your child’s class, you must have an approved Volunteer Application on file with Roosevelt.  Applications can be completed online through the SDJ website.  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.

Facebook Page

Like our Roosevelt Facebook page to see fun updates throughout the year.

Lunch Schedule

  • KG:11:00—11:20
  • 1st:11:20 –11:40
  • 2nd:11:35—11:55
  • 3rd:11:55—12:15
  • 4th:12:35—12:55
  • 5th:12:15—12:35

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

We encourage every family to attend Parent Teacher conferences October 23-24 to meet with your child’s teacher and discuss the progress your child is making in the classroom. Wednesday will be a regular day of student attendance. Then conferences are Wednesday evening and all day Thursday.   

The conference schedule is:

  • Wednesday, Oct 23: Normal school day. Conferences are from 4-7:00 pm
  • Thursday, Oct 24: No school.  Conferences are from 8:00 am -7:00 pm
  • Friday, Oct 25: No School for students or staff.

Book Fair

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 and is sponsored by the Roosevelt PTA.

Coats for Kids

Coats for Kids

September 23th – October 14th 2019

Please donate warm winter wear for needy families in Janesville and North Rock County,

Needed: Clean chlidren & adults’ winter jackets & coats, snow pants, gloves, scarves, hats & boots – Please no adult dress coats. No broken zippers No sweatshirts or fleece jackets or summer clothing.

Thank you

Locations for donations:

Dan’s Creston Park Laundromat IGA/Sentry East Milton Piggly Wiggly Shopko
1630 Randolph Rd 2822 E. Milwaukee St. 727 S. Janesville St. Highway 14
Sentry West Schnuck’s Super Market 1st Community Bank of Milton Premier Bank
2501 West Court 1501 Creston Park Dr. 202 Merchants Row, Milton 1400 Blackbridge Dr.
Woodman’s Market Festival Foods Choice Cleaners
2819 N. Lexinton 2233 Humes Rd

610 E. Memorial

2919 N. Lexingtion

1926 E. Milwaukee

And ALL Janesville Elementary Schools

Distribution :The Salvation Army will be distributing winter outerwear at no cost to families on Saturday October 26 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 streets in Janesville.

Non School Days

There is No School on:

  • Wednesday November 27, Thursday November 28 and Friday November 29 due to Thanksgiving
  • Winter Break is December 23, 2019 – January 1, 2020.  School resumes January 2, 2020.
  • Spring Break is March 23 – March 29.  School resumes March 30, 2020.

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 (2019-2020), please ask the school office for a School Transfer/Placement Within the School District Form (yellow). Completed forms will be accepted from December 1 through December 15, 2019 only. Submit your Request for School Transfer/Placement Within the School District Form (yellow) to your home school attendance area office. Parents applying for a Request for School Transfer/ Placement Within the School District will be notified of approval or disapproval by January 15, 2019. Parents applying for a Re-quest for School Transfer/Placement Within the School District for incoming Kindergarten students will be notified of approval or non-approval 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 or Public School Choice

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 Open Enrollment Specialist 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 2018-2019 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.


If you will be moving from your current home address, please contact Roosevelt school office at 743-7000 as soon as possible to determine what paperwork you will need to fill out for your child to continue attending his/her current school. Please note: if you are moving to an address outside the School District of Janesville in most cases your child is eligible to continue attending the School District of Janesville as long as you complete the appropriate paperwork within the required timeline.

If you have any questions about school placement for a particular address, please contact Open Enrollment Specialist Deen Hartley at 743-5152. The New Student Enrollment Office is open year round.

If you are the parent of an elementary student and will be moving over the summer months when the elementary schools are closed, please contact Open Enrollment Specialist Deen Hartley at 743-5152 or the New Student Enrollment Office at 743-5072 or 743-5153 to complete the appropriate paperwork.

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 believe 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.”



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,



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.

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), and section 118.125, Wisconsin Statutes, afford parents and students over 18 years of age ("eligible students") the following rights with respect to education records:

The right to inspect and review the student's education records within 45 days of receipt of the request. Parents or eligible students should submit to the school principal [or appropriate school official] a written request that identifies the records(s) they wish to inspect. The principal will make arrangements for access and notify the parent or eligible student of the time and place where the records may be inspected. The school district will comply with the request without unnecessary delay and before any meeting about an individualized education program, or any due process hearing, and in no case more than 45 days after the request has been made. If any record includes information on more than one child, the parents of those children have the right to inspect and review only the information about their child or to be in-formed of that specific information. Upon request, the school district will give a parent or eligible student a copy of the progress records and a copy of the behavioral records. Upon request, the school district will give the parent or eligible student a list of the types and locations of education records collected, maintained, or used by the district for special education. The school district will respond to reasonable requests for explanations and interpretations of the records. A representative of the parent may inspect and review the records.

The right to request the amendment of the student's education records that the parent or eligible student believes is inaccurate or misleading. Parents or eligible students may ask [Name of] School District to amend a record that they believe is inaccurate or misleading. They should write the school principal, clearly identify the part of the record they want changed, and specify why it is inaccurate or misleading. If the district decides not to amend the record, the district will notify the parent or eligible student of the decision and the right to a hearing regarding the request for amendment. Additional information regarding the hearing procedures will be provided to the parent or eligible student when notified of the right to a hearing.

The right to consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information in the student's education records, except to the extent that federal and state law authorize disclosure without consent. The exceptions are stated in 34 CFR 99.31, Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act regulations; Sec. 9528, PL107-110, No Child Left Behind Act of 2001; and section 118.125(2)(a) to (m) and sub. (2m), Wisconsin Statutes. One exception that permits disclosure without consent is disclosures to school officials with legitimate educational interests. A school official is a person employed by the district as an administrator, supervisor, instructor, or support staff member (including health or medical staff and law enforcement unit personnel); a person serving on the school board; a person or company with whom the district has contracted to perform a special task (such as an attorney, auditor, medical consultant, or therapist); or a parent or student serving on an official committee, such as a disciplinary or grievance committee, or assisting another school official in performing his or her tasks. A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an education record in order to fulfill his or her professional responsibility. Upon request, the district discloses education records without consent to officials of another school district in which a student seeks or intends to enroll. Also the district discloses "directory data" without consent, un-less the parent notifies the district that it may not be released without prior parental consent.

 The right to file a complaint with the U. S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the District to comply with the requirements of FERPA. The name and address of the Office that administers FERPA is: Family Policy Compliance Office, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC 20202-4605.

2020-2021 School Year

School District Residents

If you have a child turning 5 (five) years old prior to September 1, 2020 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 2–6 and December 9-13    

  • 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.    M/W/F both weeks
  • 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.    Tuesday, December 3, 2019
  • 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.    Thursday, December 5, 2019
  • 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.    Tuesday, December 10, 2019
  • 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.    Thursday, December 12, 2019

If you cannot attend the enrollment period please come in as soon as possible to enroll after December 13, 2019.  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, 2020 if they are turned in by December 13th.  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 2020-2021 school year, please pass this enrollment information on.

Non-District Residents

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, 2020 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 3 to April 30, 2020.  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.

Public School Open Enrollment Timelines

The State of Wisconsin has announced the application period for open enrollment (also known as public school choice) begins in February for the following school year.  Open Enrollment laws permit children to attend a public school in a school district other than the one in which they live.

The open enrollment application period for the 2020-2021 school year is from February 3, 2020 – April 30, 2020.  Parents are encouraged to apply on-line at  Although on-line application is recommended, paper applications may be obtained from the Department of Public Instruction or any school district after February 3, 2020 and must be delivered (hand-delivery is recommended) to the nonresident school district during the application period. Paper applications to attend Janesville must be submitted to the Open Enrollment Specialist in the New Student Enrollment Office no later than 4:00 p.m. on April 30th (a postmark does not constitute timely submission).  Applications turned in prior to February 3rd will be returned as not valid and must be resubmitted after February 3rd but before April 30th at 4:00 p.m.

Enrollment in a requested school or program is subject to space and other limitations and is not guaranteed. Transportation is the responsibility of the parent. Habitual truancy may result in recommendation for the student to return to their home district.

Under School District of Janesville board policy, students who attended the district under open enrollment the previous year are not required to reapply for the following school year.

An application is required for each sibling in the family.  For example, if a family has one child in elementary school that has been approved for open enrollment and a new student entering kindergarten next year, the student entering kindergarten must apply for open enrollment in order to attend the School District of Janesville.

Parents will be informed in June whether their open enrollment applications have been approved or denied.  The student’s school or program placement will be provided in June.

If you have questions, please contact the Open Enrollment Specialist at 743-5152.

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