Newsletter November 2020
Roosevelt Elementary School
910 N. Sawyer Street (920) 424-0411
Principal: Mrs. Kristin Burgert
Interim Principal: Mr. Pete Schulz
Home of the Roosevelt Roadrunners
A Note from the Interim Principal
Dear Roosevelt Families,
This year we will be holding some virtual parent teacher conferences on Thursday, November 12th, from 3:15-5:15pm. If your child’s teacher has requested a virtual conference, they have been in contact with you already. Please know some schools follow different schedules for conferences and it may be noted on the district calendar, but Roosevelt will not have any conferences at the end of November. As always, if you have questions or concerns about your child, feel free to contact your child(ren)’s teacher at any time.
Our Thanksgiving Break will take place Wednesday, November 25th through Friday, November 27th. We hope you have a wonderful and safe holiday!
PBIS...Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports
“The Roosevelt Way” Be Respectful, Be Responsible, Be Safe
Our focus for this month was kindness. Classes took time during morning meetings to share kind deeds students performed at home. Helping clean up, smiling, sharing and taking turns are just a few of the examples students listed. We practice kindness when we meet virtually by welcoming others, letting others go first and saying nice things about other people's work.
Continue to help students practice kind deeds and words at home. Families can help one another with chores to make the work go faster. Give compliments to each other to make them feel good about what they are doing. Little things like holding the door open for others, making people laugh and using good manners are all ways to demonstrate kindness to each other.
We want to encourage students to be respectful, responsible, and safe by providing them with positive feedback. The feedback needs to be specific so students know what the desired behavior is and they will repeat the action in the future. Here are some examples of phrases to use to give your children positive feedback at home. Adults modeling use of them with other adults is helpful too!
Thank you for…
I appreciate how you...
You were respectful when…
You were responsible when…
You were safe when…
PBIS Student Celebration
Classrooms held virtual celebrations to reward student efforts to follow the Roosevelt Way by being respectful, responsible and safe. Students played virtual Halloween Bingo with their classmates at the end of October. Those who wanted to, dressed in their Halloween costumes to create a festive atmosphere. We will have more events during the school year to celebrate hard work!
Student of the Month
We continue to nominate students of the month and announce those chosen for the award. Students earn the nomination through attendance and participation, their interaction with others during live meetings, and their attitude and effort.
Here are the winners for the month of September:
NaShoun, Nina, Kaidence, Aden, Pachee, Maddox, Oummou, Tenley, Harper and Chris
Congratulations to you all!
Do you need help with or want some tips on...
Navigating Canvas and Chromebook
Becoming a Canvas Observer
Keeping Relationships Strong
How to Get the Help You Need
On Monday, November 16th, from 5:00-6:30 pm You are invited to participate in a VIRTUAL parent/caregiver workshop.
We will have educators from Roosevelt leading sessions centered around a variety of topics. NO need to RSVP! All you need to do is click on the link for each session. You will automatically be taken to the virtual Google Meet. Each presenter will provide strategies to support you while learning from home in Model 3 and Model 4.
More information to come...
Watch Infinite Campus and information from your child's classroom teacher for the schedule and links to the Google Meets!
Revised Model 3 Hybrid Schedule
Below is the revised Model 3 Hybrid Schedule that will be followed once we return to Model 3. Please note, your child will attend school twice a week and on the same days every week. EVERY Wednesday will be a virtual day for all students in the Oshkosh Area School District. Families will be notified by the district, if and when, we return to this model.
Mid-semester grades will be posted to the parent portal in Infinite Campus on November 5th. Please be sure to check your child's mid-semester progress by going to the grades tab for your child(ren). If you have any questions, please reach out to your child's classroom teacher.
District-wide we are hearing of so many internet issues. We try to troubleshoot as best as we can, but we have also compiled a list of some other things that you can try too. Check to see if any of these will help!
If possible, turn your camera off in Google Meet. This lowers the bandwidth that is getting used.
Disconnect all devices that are using the WiFi network (cell phones, tablets, etc) that aren’t a school device during work time. Multiple devices connecting will slow everything down.
Close tabs that you do not need for what you’re working on. The more tabs that are open and running, the slower it will be for you.
Music/video streaming can bog down the wifi, be aware if you are working and having music playing from your device at the same time.
Avoid Streaming Media on another device on the same network.
Your wireless router sitting in the dark corner of the basement is not the best place to have it. Preferably on the same level that you’re working and not having to go through many walls or even worse, walls with pipes in them.
If you are having troubles with your device connecting to the internet try testing it out at the Public Library or McDonalds/Starbucks. If it is not having problems at either of those locations it might be your Router or an issue with your connection to your ISP.
Upgrade your modem or router - recommended every two years as equipment becomes obsolete with new technology. Check with your internet service provider if there is an upgrade or a newer modem that you need.
Make your teacher aware if your internet connection is preventing you from accessing an assignment or materials needed for an assignment.
Please continue to contact the office, or our nurse Katie Draxler, if your child or someone in your family is exposed to COVID-19 or has COVID-19. We share this information with county health officials and also use that information when decisions are being made to move from one model to the next. The office is open from 7:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. each day. The phone number is 424-0411.