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Roosevelt's 10 Things You Need to Know

Roosevelt's 10 Things You Need to Know

Roosevelt 10 Things You Need to Know

 

Stacy Petersen: PRINCIPAL

316 S. Ringold St

Janesville, WI 53545

Main Office: 743-7000 / Attendance: 743-7030 / Fax: 743-7010

School Mascot: The Rough Riders

MISSION STATEMENT:

  “Educating today's children for tomorrow's world.”

 

Printable PDF of Roosevelt's 10 Things to Know

10 Things You Need to Know Section
A. Daily Schedule 1
B. Student Drop-off / Pick-up Procedures 2
C. District Calendar  3
D. Staff Directory 4
E. Absences / Homework Information 5
F. Community Connections & Family Resource Centers 6
G. Emergency Drills/Evacuation Location 7
H. Lost & Found 8
I. Student Illness/Injury/Dismissals 9
J. Visitors / Volunteers (including lunch and classroom visits) 10



1. 

 

ROOSEVELT SCHOOL DAILY SCHEDULE 

Outdoor supervision 8:05 am
First Bell 8:15 am
Instruction Begins; Students are in class 8:20 am
School is Dismissed 3:08 pm

 

Breakfast and Lunch

Our school now qualifies for free breakfast for all students under the Community Eligibility Provision. This means that all students will be able to participate in our breakfast at no cost.  We will be taking part in the "Breakfast After the Bell" program. This ensures that every student is offered a breakfast after the school day begins. 

The daily lunch menu is published on the school district website under Food & Nutrition - Menus.  

The instructional day for children in grades K-5 is from 8:15 – 3:08 that includes a 30-minute LUNCH/recess and a 15-minute recess each day.

Messages During the School Day

We get many requests to give children messages during the school day. With each message request, we are interrupting your child's entire classroom. Please do your best to have an after-school plan in place, however, we do understand at times there are emergencies and are happy to assist. Please help us by keeping message requests to a minimum.

2.

Parent Information for Dropping-off / Picking-up Children at School:
 

Arrival 

Playground supervision will begin at 8:05 am.  Students should not arrive at school before then.

We do ask all drivers to observe the following guidelines.

  • Whenever students are present, the maximum speed limit on school grounds is 5 Miles Per Hour.
  • Do carpool - this will help reduce the number of cars in the front and rear of the School.
  • Do teach your children to cross the street only at the crosswalks.
  • Do drive carefully when approaching a crosswalk. If the crosswalk has safety patrols, they cannot go into the street to direct traffic.
  • Do observe the one-way signs when entering and exiting the two parking lots.
  • Do not park in the crosswalk at any time.
  • Do not double park or pick up a child in the passing lane of the driveway
  • Do remember to Stop - Drop / Pick-Up - Go
  • Do not park in the drive and leave your vehicle. Use the parking stalls or park in the street.

Dropping Off Children

  • Do drop off all children in a car at one spot rather than two or three different ones
  • Do keep the flow of traffic moving by pulling up as far as you can to drop off students
  • Do not park between the bus/van signs. These are for handicapped students

All Janesville residents are required by law to follow these and other Janesville City Ordinances:

  • 6.04.110 Pets are prohibited on leash or not
  • 10.32.030 Obedience to crossing guards - violation with a penalty
  • 10.36.010 Prohibited acts: It is unlawful to block hinder or retard any street traffic, whether it is vehicular or otherwise including by receiving or discharging passengers from a vehicle in a lane designated for the movement of traffic.
  • 10.40.025 No parking, stopping or standing contrary to official traffic or parking sign or marker - No Exceptions.
  • 10.40.140 Vehicle left with motor running is prohibited.

DISMISSAL DURING SCHOOL HOURS

If a student is to be excused before the end of the school day for doctor or dentist appointments, a note from the parent must be written to the child’s teacher. A yellow “passport” will be issued and is to be signed by the doctor/dentist and returned when the child returns to school. Students will not be allowed to leave the school grounds without permission from a parent.

LATE PICKUP

If a parent is to be detained for picking a child up at dismissal time, the office should be notified so the child is not left standing outside the doors or at the curb. Late pickups should be rare. If late pickups become frequent, Roosevelt staff will work with the family to address the issue.

PARKING

Parking is allowed as stated on the signs posted on the streets surrounding the school. The city of Janesville and the Police Department will enforce parking regulations as stated on the sign.

Bike and Skateboard Riding

Children who bring bicycles to school do so at their own risk. The school does not provide special supervision for the bike rack and will not be responsible for bikes that are damaged or stolen.

Bikes are to be parked and locked (students need to provide their own bike lock) in the bike racks provided. Although our safety patrol provides some supervision, bikes are the responsibility of their owners. Bikes and skateboards are not to be ridden on school grounds. Once a student enters Roosevelt property, they must walk their bike or carry their skateboards on school grounds. We ask that skateboards, rollerblades, shoes with wheels, and scooters be brought to the office.

3.

 

2019-2020 School Year Calendar

Event Date Day of the Week
Labor Day - No School September 2 Monday  
Student First Day of School  September 3 Tuesday
Parent/Teacher Conferences (After school)  October 23 Wednesday, 4:00 - 8:00 PM 
Parent/Teacher Conferences October 24 Thursday, 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Teacher Non-Work Day - No school October 25 Friday
Middle/High Only - End of Quarter October 31 Thursday
Middle/High Only - No School For MS/HS Teacher Work Day  November 1 Friday
Elementary Only - End of 1st Trimester November 21 Thursday
Elementary Only - No School For Elem. - Teacher Work Day     November 22 Friday
Thanksgiving Break - No School November 28-29 Thursday/Friday
Winter Break - No School December 23  Monday
School Resumes January 2, 2020 Thursday   
Middle/High Only - End of Semester January 16 Thursday
Middle/High Only - No School for MS/HS Teacher Work Day  January 17 Friday
Martin Luther King Jr. Day - No School January 20 Monday
Elementary Only - End of 2nd Trimester February 20  Thursday
Elementary Only - No School For Elem. - Teacher Work Day   February 21 Friday
Parent/Teacher Conferences (After school)  March 4 Wednesday, 4:00 - 8:00 PM  
Parent/Teacher Conferences - No School  March 5      Thursday, 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
No School - Teacher Non-Work Day March 6  Friday 
Spring Break Begins - No School March 23 Monday
School Resumes March 30 Monday
Middle/High Only - End of Quarter April 2 Thursday
Middle/High Only - No School For MS/HS -Teacher Work Day  April 3 Friday
Good Friday - No School  April 10 Friday 
Teacher Work Day - Snow Reserve Day - No School Unless Needed  May 22 Friday 
Memorial Day - No School May 25 Monday
Last Day of school (Students and Staff) June 5 Friday
Snow Reserve Day: Two inclement weather days for students are built into the district calendar. If school is closed for inclement weather more than two days in the school year, the third and beyond inclement weather days will be made up on the closest Snow Reserve Day after the inclement weather day that is not already being used for make-up time. If one or more of these days are not needed to be used to make-up time they will be days off for students.

4.

Staff Directory     

Area of the Building Name Direct Phone Number
Office   Area Code (608)
  Principal: Stacy Peterson 743-7005
  Secretary: Teresa Dubanowich 743-7006
Early Childhood    
  Sherry Gonterman 743-7056
Kindergarten    
  Amy Cleasby 743-7027
  Nicol Smith 743-7072
1st Grade    
  Anna Bunn 743-7077
  Shelley Lemirande 743-7048
2nd Grade    
  Carrie Mullen 743-7041
  Karen Raben 743-7052
3rd Grade    
  Cassie Benson 743-7065
  Erin Daskam 743-7066
  Julie Jenson 743-7064
  Lori Lowe - Challenge 743-7070
4th Grade    
  Carmen DeKok 743-7067
  Jen Nowotny 743-7062
  Beth Ulring - Challenge 743-7068
5th Grade    
  Lynn Little - Challenge 743-7082
  Mike Smrekar 743-7033
  Amy Austin 743-7079
EL    
  Anne Gilmore 743-7050
Academic Learning Coach    
  Laura Leigh 743-7032
Art     
  Susan Shotliff 743-7028
Cafeteria    
  Laurie Booth-Weiland 743-7008
  Mary Essen 743-7008
  xxxx 743-7008
Chinese    
  Liming Khan 743-7080
Custodial    
  Frank Egli 743-7012
  Debbie Giese 743-7012
  Steve Saliby - Head Custodian 743-7012
Family Resource Center    
  Lauren Schulte 743-7000
Innovation Specialist    
  Nicole Andresen 743-7083
Music    
  Jessica May 743-7053
     
Nurse    
  Katrina Huebner 743-7015
Paraprofessionals    
  xxxxx 743-7000
  Jill Bettenhausen 743-7000
  Mika Conway 743-7000
  Melissa Erickson 743-7000
  Charlette Galster 743-7083
  Cathy Leibfried 743-7000
  ElizabethMartiniak 743-7000
  Marie Nicholson 743-7000
  Kristen Paulsen 743-7000
  Melanie Smith 743-7000
  Jennifer Swearingen 743-7000
  Deanna Trenge 743-7030
  Karen Warmke 743-7000
  Alexa Graft 743-7000
Physical Education     
  Eric Gunderson 743-7055
  Scott Sarauer - Adaptive 743-7055
Psychologist    
  Rachel Wagner 743-7026
RtI Specialist    
  Betsy Ransavage 743-7029
Special Education    
  Cathy Gregory 743-7073
  Rhonda Howard 743-7061
Speech & Language    
  Beth Belz 743-7076
Student Service Specialist    
  Nichole Nunn 743-7032
 Therapist    
  Karen Armstrong - OT 743-7020
  Heidi Mancusi - PT 743-7020
Title 1    
  Cathy Fowler 743-7060
Youth Advocate    
  xxxx  

5.

 Absences / Homework Information   

REPORTING STUDENT ABSENCES

State Statute 118.15 (https://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/statutes/statutes/118/15) requires that all children of school age be in school during all days and hours that school is in session.  Students who must be out of school due to reasons of health or family emergency must return to school with a statement from parents, guardians, or physician to the attendance office.  Parents or guardians are expected to call the attendance office if their child is going to be out of school.  Students who skip a class or a school day or who exceed the 10 day/80 hours of parentally excused days are subject to disciplinary action.  Every time a student reaches the equivalent of 5 unexcused absences (40 hours), a referral to the school resource officer will be made and a truancy ticket (fine) will be issued.  Attendance records transfer with the student to any School District of Janesville middle school.

When a student is absent, it is important that the parent call 608-743-7030 as early as possible (the office opens at 7:30 A.M.)  to report the absence. If a parent forgets to call, the school attendance clerk will make a telephone call to follow-up on the absence.

  • The Board of Education policy states that parents must contact the school office when their child is absent. 
  • Please give the following information: student’s name, homeroom teacher’s name, the reason for absence and if you are requesting homework be gathered.
  • Homework requested is not guaranteed to be ready until 3:15 pm
  • In addition, parents may provide a written excuse for each absence when the child returns to school.
  • After 10 unexcused absences, a student is considered Habitually Truant and a parent/guardian will be required to meet with the school principal and/or social worker to discuss the situation.

 When a student is to be excused before the end of the school day for any reason(example: doctor or dentist appointment), a note from the parent must be written to the child's teacher. The office will then issue a yellow passport slip, which must be signed by the doctor or dentist and returned to the school office when the child returns. A parent or the adult who picks up the child MUST come into the school office -NOT the classroom or entryways.  A passport DOES NOT take the place of a written note from parents regarding illness or other absences. Students may not leave the school grounds at lunchtime or recess without written permission from their parents on file in the office for that specific day. 

6.

Community Connections &  Family Resource Center 

ROOSEVELT SCHOOL PTA INFORMATION

The Roosevelt Parent Teacher Association (PTA) is an organization developed to support and speak on behalf of children and youth in the school, in the community, before governmental bodies, and other organizations that make decisions affecting children.  It is also here to assist parents in developing the skills they need to raise and protect their children.  Lastly, PTA is here to encourage parent and public involvement in our public schools. 

Officers: Officers are elected in the spring of the year and serve a one-year term.

 

President Aubree Frick
Vice President Julie Jenson
Secretary Alisa Wesson
Treasurer Hollie Steponkus

Family Resource Center

The Family Resource Center encourages parent-school partnerships and helps strengthen parent-child interactions. Family Resource Centers promote choice, responsibility and independence.

The Family Resource Center is a special place within the school where all parents can stop by, browse, and check out family games, videos, toys, books, community information, and parenting information. Students may also check out items during the school day. We have something for every family to enjoy!

Family Resource Center Guidelines:

  • Help find a safe place at home to store and play with checked-out materials
  • Depending on the child's age, play/work with him or her so they know how to use these items.
  • Due Date: All materials may be kept for 1 week
  • Please return materials promptly to the FRC
  • Check-out Limit: 1 game &/or 3 books per child
  • If books or pieces of a game or toy are lost or broken. please list what is missing on a piece of paper and put it inside the bag or box.

Throughout the district, parenting workshops and family nights are offered. Watch your school newsletter for these events.

7.

Emergency Drills/Evacuation Location

Fire drills are held at least once a month. We are able to evacuate the building in less than 2 minutes during these drills. Disaster drills (tornado) are held in the fall and spring and classes are assigned a safe place in the basement of the school. “Lockdown” drills are also scheduled twice during the year.

8.

LOST AND FOUND

PLEASE, PLEASE mark your children’s clothing, boots, lunch boxes, etc., with tape or a marker. If they lose any article, please have them check the LOST AND FOUND lockers near the office. The amount of unclaimed lost clothing during the year is tremendous, and we are unable to return many of these articles because of no names. If glasses are lost, please check in the office.

9.

Medications at School / Student Illness/Injury/Emergency Care

MEDICATION POLICY

All medication prescribed by a physician that is to be given at school requires a permission form giving instructions, dosage, etc., signed by both physician and parent. This form is kept in the office along with the medication.

ILLNESS / INJURY/ EMERGENCY CARE DURING SCHOOL

If a child becomes ill during the school day, the parent will be contacted. If the parent cannot be reached, the emergency contact number will be called about picking up the
child. If no one can be reached by phone, the child will remain at school until dismissal time. It is important that you notify the school of any phone number changes.

A. If your child has a minor accident, the following action will be taken:

  • First Aid will be administered according to school-approved procedures
  • Your child will be returned to class if he/she is all right

B. If your child is unable to return to class because of illness or minor injury, the following steps will be taken:

  • You will be contacted, and when arrangements have been made with you, your child will be allowed to leave the school premises.
  • If you are not available, the emergency contact number recorded on the student information card will be called. 
  • Once contacted, you or the emergency contact will have the responsibility for providing transportation for your child to leave school in a timely manner.
  • If we are unable to reach you or the emergency contact, your child will be kept at school and continued attempts will be made to reach you or the emergency contact.

C. If your child is in need of immediate medical attention, the following steps will be taken:

  • First aid will be rendered immediately according to District approved procedures.
  • Transportation to a medical facility will be arranged for your child
  • You will be called. If you cannot be reached, the emergency contact will be called.
  • When necessary, if you or your designated emergency contact cannot be reached, your child will be taken to a local emergency room.

D. If your child receives a head injury during the school day, the following steps will be taken:

  • First aid will be rendered immediately according to District approved procedures.
  • A letter will be sent home with your child to inform you of the head bump/ injury and a call home will be placed to inform you of the head bump/injury.
  • If your child is unable to return to class because of the head bump/injury or if school personnel feel that the head bump/ injury is serious, you will be contacted.

E. Automated External Defibrillator (AED) device is available when the need arises.  An AED is a device that delivers an electric shock to the heart. For a person who has just experienced a sudden cardiac arrest, the electrical shock from an AED may help save the person's life. Persons on the Emergency Response Team in each school have received CPR and AED training through the American Red Cross. These responders will bring the AED to emergency calls in the building.

We need your cooperation in putting this plan in effect for each child. Please ensure that the emergency contact information on your child's Student Information Card and emergency contact information on Infinite Campus is accurate. Failure to provide the school with emergency contact information or with any other necessary up-to-date information will give the school district authority to provide emergency care as needed according to school approved procedures.

Emergency Procedures

Fire drills are held once a month.  We are able to evacuate the building in less than 2 minutes during these drills. Disaster drills (tornado) and lockdown drills are held in the fall and spring. Students are assigned a place in the building with their classmates and are taught how to assume a safe position in the event of such an emergency. Lockdowns are practiced twice a year with the staff and students. In the case of a lockdown, students will be kept at school and released when the "all clear" has been given by the municipal authorities.

Campus Messenger will serve as our primary means of notification to let parents know when students will be released. 

10.

Visitors / Volunteers (including lunch and classroom visits)

VISITORS

The experience of watching your child interact with others in a learning environment is something we encourage. We also know that when parents visit the classroom they give a child a feeling of cooperation between parents and teachers.  Parents are requested to contact the building principal in advance to seek approval to schedule a classroom visit.  All visitors must sign in with the school office and wear a visible visitor's Badge during their stay.

For safety reasons, visitors who are participating in classroom activities or chaperones on field trips, etc. must complete a volunteer form for approval. Approval is good for the current school year, with a background check each following year.  Approved visitors must stop into the office to sign in and receive a visitor's badge.   

The final decision to accept or deny a visitor to the school, a classroom or on a field trip rests with the designated building or district administrator. 

Parents wishing to have lunch with their children must sign in with the school office and wear a visible visitor's badge during their stay, proceed directly to the lunch area, and sign out in the office after the lunch period.

Student visitors are allowed only with prior district approval, and teacher and principal permission.

For additional information on visiting or volunteering at your child's school, please refer to Board Policy 1230 and Administrative Regulation 1230.1 - Volunteers in Schools; Board Policy 1240 and Administrative Regulation 1241.1 - Visitors to Schools; and Board Policy 1241 and Administrative Regulation 1241.1 Registered Sex Offenders. The School District of Janesville recognizes its responsibility for the health and safety of all students and will take appropriate precautionary measures in situations where the DIstrict has been notified that a registered sex offender wishes to visit a school building or persons on school premises. 

For a volunteer/visitor form please visit our Community Page 

Field Trip Chaperone Guidelines

Thank you so much for volunteering to chaperone for Roosevelt Elementary School field trip. Please read and follow the guidelines below to help ensure a safe and successful experience.

  • If you find out that you cannot be a chaperone, please contact the teacher immediately so other arrangements can be made.
  • Stay alert to the whereabouts/activities of your group.  "Count heads" FREQUENTLY.
  • Avoid being distracted by conversations with other adults
  • Remember that you are setting an example for the children, so please be respectful to the visited area and enforce school rules
  • Follow the directions of the teacher in charge
  • Refrain from drinking, smoking, bringing weapons or using profane language during the field trip. 
  • Verbally correct students in a calm manner who are not following the rules (Please walk,. Please do not talk during the performance, etc.) If the behavior continues, advise the classroom teacher of the problem.
  • Follow the bus rules
  • Wear appropriate attire. Be sure all slogans on clothing and hats are suitable for the elementary school environment.  (NO adds for liquor, smoking materials or inappropriate language.)
  • Smoking at a school activity is prohibited by law
  • For safety reasons and due to liability concerns, no siblings or other children will be allowed to accompany a chaperone.
  • Supervise public bathrooms very carefully
  • Because this is a school-sponsored trip, all students must stay with their assigned group and chaperone.
  • If possible please bring a cell phone with you for emergencies. Please provide that number to your child's teacher prior to the trip.

 

Please see the District Handbooks for more information