Newsletter April 2020

Roosevelt Elementary School

910 N. Sawyer Street #920-424-0411

Principal: Mrs. Kristin Burgert

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A Note from the Principal

Dear Roosevelt Families,

Even though our schooling looks a lot different right now than any of us could have predicted, I wanted to welcome you all back from spring break! I hope you were able to unplug, relax, and connect as a family last week with the time off!

That being said, welcome back to at-home learning! The Roosevelt Staff wants you to know that we are here for each and everyone of you during this time. The academic pieces that teachers are sending out to you are meant as a guide to engage your child(ren) in learning. Please know we understand the variety of situations you all may be in right now and the varying amounts of time you and your family may have for at-home learning, who is helping students with that, your own work/personal schedules and scenarios and much more. 

Staff continue to be available for online office hours from 9-11:30 and 1:30-3:30 during the week. Please know you can always email/reach out to your child’s teacher at any time and they will get back to you… those are just set times they are more available online. 

We are all in this unique time in our world together. I hope you and your family are staying happy and healthy. Please let any staff member know if your family needs any assistance during this time. We truly miss seeing all of the students’ smiling faces at school! We all cannot wait until the day we can be back at school together again.


Kristin Burgert



Oshkosh Community Resources 


There are many community resources available at this time, but knowing where to look can be challenging. In the coming weeks, we will update this as we learn of new offerings. Check back as needed!

District Provided Meals

  • Free Meals at OASD School Sites

    • Grab & go lunch for the current day, and breakfast the following day

    • Meal for anyone present, including family members

    • Locations and sites listed HERE)

Community Provided Meals

  • Planet Perk - Kid’s meal delivery

    • contact or call 920-235-9891

  • Jeff’s on Rugby - family meals

    • call 920-231-7450 to make arrangements

  • Toppers in Oshkosh

    • Bring your children to Toppers between the hours of 11am - 1pm for a free small pizza for school age children. No purchase necessary. Offer valid thru April 3rd or until further notice.

    • Location - 220 Wisconsin St.

Financial Resources

  • CLICK HERE for UW Madison’s resource page for COVID-19 financial resources being made available

Health and Wellness

  • The Winnebago County Health Department has established a new phone hotline dedicated to calls regarding COVID-19. Please call 920-232-3026 for any questions you have on COVID-19.

  • CLICK HERE for the Winnebago County Health Dept.

  • CLICK HERE for the Wisconsin Dept of Children and Families

Internet and Technology

Other Assistance

  • United Way 2-1-1 Call Center

    • Dial 211 from and phone for health and medical needs, aging services, childcare referrals, disaster recovery, food, housing & utility assistance, legal assistance, school supplies, and more!

Roosevelt Pupil Services Team

Our pupil services team is still working to support students and families during our time apart. Please see below for ways you can reach out:

Kristin Burgert - Principal


Wendy Payne-Jozwiak- School Counselor


Katie Kosobucki - School Psychologist


Rebecca Holmes- School Social Worker


Katie Draxler - School Nurse 


Deana Brandl - School Resource Officer 

Resources for Talking to students about Coronavirus:

What is Coronavirus?

Coronavirus or COVID-19 is a virus that affects the respiratory system (lungs, nose, mouth, throat, bronchi, and all other body parts involved in breathing). It is passed from person to person through droplets from sneezes, coughs, runny hasdnoses, and saliva. So if someone sneezes on their hand and touches a bathroom door handle, and then another person touches that same bathroom door handle and then touches their face, they can become infected with the virus. This is why it is so important to wash our hands and avoid touching our faces!

Why are we staying home from school?

All of the adults at school want you and your family to be safe and healthy. Scientists are recommending that we stay home and avoid being in crowds or large gatherings (like a classroom full of friends!). We are staying home to slow the virus from spreading.

What should I do to stay safe?

  1. Wash your hands often and before you eat. Wash them for at least 20 seconds and make sure you get the space in between your fingers and the backs of your hands clean!

  2. Try to avoid touching your nose, mouth, eyes and whole face with unwashed hands.

  3. Practice healthy habits! Eat healthy foods, drink lots of water, get some exercise, and get plenty of sleep.

  4. If you need to sneeze or cough, sneeze into a tissue or the inside of your elbow.

  5. Follow directions from the trusted adults in your life. They want to take care of you!


Just for Kids: A Comic Exploring the New Coronavirus from NPR

BrainPop Video About the Coronavirus



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Timber Rattler Reading Night

With the recent closure of Spring Training camps and delay to the start of the Major League Baseball season, the Minor League Baseball season, including the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers, will also not start as previously planned on April 9. At this time, there has been no determination as to when the season might begin. As such, all events scheduled at the stadium through May 11 will be postponed. The Timber Rattlers do plan to give a complimentary reserved seat ticket voucher for the 2020 season with their hot dog and soda voucher to students at our school that had been or are still reading/participating at home. Once we know more of how tickets will be dispersed to families (or if we are able to be back at school), we will share more. For now, just keep reading at home!

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