Roosevelt Elementary School September 7, 2020

Posted by EMILY TRYBUS on 9/7/2020 7:55:00 PM

Welcome to the 20-21 school year Tigers! 

We would love to see our students, families, and staff share a photo of your “first day” tomorrow with the hashtag, #LPSFirstDay at @LivoniaDistrict and @RooseveltTigers. We will like and retweet all of your photos!

Welcome New Roosevelt Tiger Teachers:

I would like to take a moment to welcome new staff members to our wonderful school community!  I am beyond excited to introduce the following very talented educators to our staff:

 Kindergarten: Ms. Sara Currie

Second Grade: Ms. Claire Matthews

Third Grade: Ms. Jacklynn Culp

 They are all overjoyed to join the Roosevelt Tiger family!

PTA Meeting: 

Mark your calendar for our first PTA meeting of the year on Tuesday, September 7, at 7 p.m.! The meeting will be virtual (via Zoom). Join us to connect with other families and discuss our plans for the year. Login details  shared below:

 Meeting ID: 786 0793 9333

Passcode: PTA1234 

 PTA Membership: Sign Up Today!

While 2020-2021 will be an unusual year, focusing less on in person events and fundraising and more on outdoor and online events, support, inclusion and information sharing. What hasn’t changed is Roosevelt PTA’s support for our students, staff and families to make it the best possible year it can be.

 We still count on members of our PTA to help build this sense of community, and we strive for 100% membership.  It is $7 for an individual but covers your family membership as well.  If you have additional PTA questions please contact Deanna Busse at

 Join our membership here: 

 Information is forthcoming regarding our first fundraiser for the year. The kick off date is sept. 14. Our updated calendar is attached here

 Please join the PTA facebook page, see link!  

 If you don't use facebook but would like to be kept up to date from the PTA, please email your contact information to

 Teacher Assignments:

Teacher assignments were posted in Parent Connect and you should have received a welcome email from your child’s teacher. In the email, you should have directions for  entering the Google Classroom.  You should also have directions to find your child’s email and password on Parent Connect.   The first day of school is Tuesday, September 8th.  It is a half day of school so teachers will have 1-2 teaching blocks in the morning. 

 Teacher Meet & Greet and Material Pick Up:

Next week, all students (including Livonia Virtual) are invited to see their classrooms, meet their teacher, and pick up materials. Teachers have sent out emails containing important dates and information about next week’s Meet and Greet. We will have fewer live teaching sessions so we can stagger the Meet and Greets to allow for added meeting times.  When you come to Roosevelt please wear a mask, bring only one adult and enter at the door specified by your classroom teacher. Thank you for supporting our Safe Start September!

 First Weeks Learning Priorities:

Every year, during the first few weeks of school, we focus on building relationships, learning routines and feeling comfortable with school. Students will be building their stamina to return to learning.  This week teachers and students will be focusing on practicing routines and expectations during classroom meetings. We need your help to make this successful. Encourage your Roosevelt Tigers to:

  • Be on time and prepared to learn for each session
  • Wear school appropriate clothing 
  • Find a quiet learning spot and stay for the session
  • Notify your teacher if you need to leave the screen
  • Keep yourself muted unless directed otherwise by your teacher
  • Keep your video on for the whole lesson
  • Avoid eating during a lesson
  • Be respectful to your teacher and peers
  • Be engaged and ask questions 
  • Try your best and have a growth mindset!!

 First Day Schedule: 

All students will start with the same daily schedule. Every teacher will host three live lessons each full day of school. All odd number grades (1,3) will meet on odd hours (9, 11, 1). All even number grades (K, 2, 4) will meet on even hours (10, 12, 2). Teachers will be taking attendance for online learning sessions.

Tuesday, (9-8-20) is a half day. Teachers will have two sessions.

  • 1, 3 will be at 9 and 11 am     
  • K, 2, 4 will be at 10 am and 12 pm

 Thursday, (9-10-20) evening is our late night Meet and Greet hours. Please refer to the signup genius sent by your child’s classroom teacher for available appointments.

Full learning days will include three learning sessions.

  • Grades 1, 3 will be at 9 am, 11 am, 1 pm    
  • Grades K, 2, 4 will be at 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm

 Once Safe Start September ends, our in person student day will move to 9:10 - 3:25. Our day for virtual students will not change.

 Technology Resources: 

Check out the Technology Resources attached in case you need them next week. Included is a short video tutorial: LPS Chromebook Overview: Logging in & Accessing Google Apps 

 Other helpful documents:

Chromebook Tips and Tricks

Student Chromebook Support

Virtual Meeting Troubleshooting

 *If you are having problems with a district assigned username/password, please contact the Roosevelt Main Office at 734-744-2775. Mrs. Pac will be happy to assist you. *If you are having problems using a district provided Chromebook and the tips provided haven't worked, please contact the IT department at (734) 744-2560 or

 We look forward to having our students and families back to school! We are here to help in any way we can. Please don’t hesitate to contact Mrs. Pac or myself if you have any questions or concerns, 734-744-2775a. 

 Warm Regards,

Mrs. Diana Shahin, Ed.S.