Hey, Rough Riders! Come see where traitors to the Crown lost their heads at the Tower of London! Travel to England and Scotland during spring break in 2019. There will be an informational meeting in room 143 immediately after the Follow-the-Schedule event on August 23. See Dr. Roebke for information.
Did you order a yearbook last year? Pick them up Friday, August 18th at the concession stand during your lunch period (10:19 a.m. to 12:39 p.m.)..
Attention Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors-Class ring orders will be taken and a ring service call will be made on Wednesday, August 23rd from 6:30 p.m. Until 8:30 p.m. in the cafeteria during Follow-the Schedule Night and again on Thursday, August 24th during lunch periods at the concession stand. A $100.00 deposit is required for 10 karat rings and $70.00 for all other rings.
Notification of Rights under FERPA for Elementary and Secondary Schools
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords parents and students who are 18 years of age or older (“eligible students”) certain rights with respect to the student’s education records. These rights are:
- The right to inspect and review the student’s education records within 45 days after the day the Kent City Schools (Roosevelt High School) receives a request for access.
Parents or eligible students should submit to the school principal [or appropriate school official] a written request that identifies the records they wish to inspect. The school official will make arrangements for access and notify the parent or eligible student of the time and place where the records may be inspected.
- The right to request the amendment of the student’s education records that the parent or eligible student believes are inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise in violation of the student’s privacy rights under FERPA.
Parents or eligible students who wish to ask the Kent City School District to amend a record should write the school principal [or appropriate school official], clearly identify the part of the record they want changed, and specify why it should be changed. If the school decides not to amend the record as requested by the parent or eligible student, the school will notify the parent or eligible student of the decision and of their 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 provide written consent before the school discloses personally identifiable information (PII) from the student’s education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent.
One exception, which permits disclosure without consent, is disclosure to school officials with legitimate educational interests. A school official is a person employed by the school as an administrator, supervisor, instructor, or support staff member (including health or medical staff and law enforcement unit personnel) or a person serving on the school board. A school official also may include a volunteer or contractor outside of the school who performs an institutional service of function for which the school would otherwise use its own employees and who is under the direct control of the school with respect to the use and maintenance of PII from education records, such as an attorney, auditor, medical consultant, or therapist; a parent or student volunteering to serve on an official committee, such as a disciplinary or grievance committee; or a parent, student, or other volunteer 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.
[Optional] Upon request, the school discloses education records without consent to officials of another school district in which a student seeks or intends to enroll, or is already enrolled if the disclosure is for purposes of the student’s enrollment or transfer. [NOTE: FERPA requires a school district to make a reasonable attempt to notify the parent or student of the records request unless it states in its annual notification that it intends to forward records on request.]
- The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the [School] to comply with the requirements of FERPA. The name and address of the Office that administers FERPA are:
Family Policy Compliance Office
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20202
[NOTE: In addition, a school may want to include its directory information public notice, as required by §99.37 of the regulations, with its annual notification of rights under FERPA.]
[Optional] See the list below of the disclosures that elementary and secondary schools may make without consent.
FERPA permits the disclosure of PII from students’ education records, without consent of the parent or eligible student, if the disclosure meets certain conditions found in §99.31 of the FERPA regulations. Except for disclosures to school officials, disclosures related to some judicial orders or lawfully issued subpoenas, disclosures of directory information, and disclosures to the parent or eligible student, §99.32 of the FERPA regulations requires the school to record the disclosure. Parents and eligible students have a right to inspect and review the record of disclosures. A school may disclose PII from the education records of a student without obtaining prior written consent of the parents or the eligible student –
- To other school officials, including teachers, within the educational agency or institution whom the school has determined to have legitimate educational interests. This includes contractors, consultants, volunteers, or other parties to whom the school has outsourced institutional services or functions, provided that the conditions listed in §99.31(a)(1)(i)(B)(1) – (a)(1)(i)(B)(2) are met. (§99.31(a)(1))
- To officials of another school, school system, or institution of postsecondary education where the student seeks or intends to enroll, or where the student is already enrolled if the disclosure is for purposes related to the student’s enrollment or transfer, subject to the requirements of §99.34. (§99.31(a)(2))
- To authorized representatives of the U. S. Comptroller General, the U. S. Attorney General, the U.S. Secretary of Education, or State and local educational authorities, such as the State educational agency in the parent or eligible student’s State (SEA). Disclosures under this provision may be made, subject to the requirements of §99.35, in connection with an audit or evaluation of Federal- or State-supported education programs, or for the enforcement of or compliance with Federal legal requirements that relate to those programs. These entities may make further disclosures of PII to outside entities that are designated by them as their authorized representatives to conduct any audit, evaluation, or enforcement or compliance activity on their behalf. (§§99.31(a)(3) and 99.35)
- In connection with financial aid for which the student has applied or which the student has received, if the information is necessary to determine eligibility for the aid, determine the amount of the aid, determine the conditions of the aid, or enforce the terms and conditions of the aid. (§99.31(a)(4))
- To State and local officials or authorities to whom information is specifically allowed to be reported or disclosed by a State statute that concerns the juvenile justice system and the system’s ability to effectively serve, prior to adjudication, the student whose records were released, subject to §99.38. (§99.31(a)(5))
- To organizations conducting studies for, or on behalf of, the school, in order to: (a) develop, validate, or administer predictive tests; (b) administer student aid programs; or (c) improve instruction. (§99.31(a)(6))
- To accrediting organizations to carry out their accrediting functions. (§99.31(a)(7))
- To parents of an eligible student if the student is a dependent for IRS tax purposes. (§99.31(a)(8))
- To comply with a judicial order or lawfully issued subpoena. (§99.31(a)(9))
- To appropriate officials in connection with a health or safety emergency, subject to §99.36. (§99.31(a)(10)
- Information the school has designated as “directory information” under §99.37. (§99.31(a)(11))
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
Model Notice for Directory Information
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), a Federal law, requires that Kent City Schools, with certain exceptions, obtain your written consent prior to the disclosure of personally identifiable information from your child’s education records. However, Kent City Schools may disclose appropriately designated “directory information” without written consent, unless you have advised the District to the contrary in accordance with District procedures. The primary purpose of directory information is to allow the Kent City School District to include this type of information from your child’s education records in certain school publications. Examples include:
A playbill, showing your student’s role in a drama production;
- The annual yearbook;
- Honor roll or other recognition lists;
- Graduation programs; and
- Sports activity sheets, such as for wrestling, showing weight and height of team members.
Directory information, which is information that is generally not considered harmful or an invasion of privacy if released, can also be disclosed to outside organizations without a parent’s prior written consent. Outside organizations include, but are not limited to, companies that manufacture class rings or publish yearbooks. In addition, two federal laws require local educational agencies (LEAs) receiving assistance under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) to provide military recruiters, upon request, with the following information – names, addresses and telephone listings – unless parents have advised the LEA that they do not want their student’s information disclosed without their prior written consent. 
If you do not want Kent City School District to disclose directory information from your child’s education records without your prior written consent, you must notify the District in writing by [insert date]. Kent City Schools has designated the following information as directory information: [Note: an LEA may, but does not have to, include all the information listed below.]
-Student’s name -Participation in officially
-Address recognized activities and sports
-Telephone listing -Weight and height of members of
-Electronic mail address athletic teams
-Photograph -Degrees, honors, and awards
-Date and place of birth received
-Major field of study -The most recent educational agency or
-Dates of attendance institution attended
-Grade level -Student ID number, user ID, or other unique personal identifier used to communicate in electronic systems that cannot be used to access education records without a PIN, password, etc. (A student’s SSN, in whole or in part, cannot be used for this purpose.)
1] These laws are: Section 9528 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (20 U.S.C. § 7908) and
10 U.S.C. § 503(c).
Starting this school year, Roosevelt will be offering its first coding class, “Intro to Computer Science”, which teaches the popular Python programming language. This course can be taken any period of the school day or after school at home, so if you have an interest in computers, technology and coding, please see Mr. Carman in Room 209 to sign up for this course!
The 2017 Leadership Retreat is right around the corner! The Club applications will be available the week of August 21 and the At-Large applications will be available Friday, Sept. 8th. Don’t forget to pick up your application in the Activities Office!
ROOSEVELT ROUGH RIDER FOOTBALL invites families, friends and community members to“Kick-Off” the Rough Rider 2017 football season. Football players and cheerleaders from youth through high school, as well as the high school marching band will be on hand to showcase their Rider Pride with presentations and fun activities. Hotdogs, chips and a drink to the first 200 people! FREE ADMISSION! Hope you can join us!
2017 Community Kick-Off Poster:
Community Kick Off Night 2017-2 (2)
AFTER THE COMMUNITY KICK-OFF, PLEASE JOIN US AT STANTON FIELD FOR “FUTBAL FRIDAY” FEATURING OUR ROUGH RIDER VARSITY BOYS SOCCER TEAM AGAINST CRESTWOOD AT 7 PM! ADMISSION: ADULTS: $6 / STUDENTS: $4
August 9, 2017
It is my pleasure to welcome everyone back for another great year at Roosevelt. I hope you have enjoyed a fun and relaxing summer. While we will greatly miss the strengths and contributions of our 2017 graduates, we eagerly anticipate our next group of seniors who will now model “The Roosevelt Way” (Respect, Integrity Dedication, Excellence, Responsibility, and Service) for our underclassmen. We have no doubt that they will rise to the occasion.
I look forward to welcoming our returning students and I am especially excited to meet our new ninth grade students. Our staff works hard to create a positive school culture for each student. Our goal is to make students feel comfortable, valued and happy to be a part of the Roosevelt family. We are committed to helping all students learn the skills they need to grow both inside and outside the classroom.
We are currently planning to initiate a new program that will add to the positive environment at Roosevelt. Beginning sometime this September or early October, we may be piloting an early release schedule. Our staff will reserve the time between 1:44 to 3:00 on Wednesday afternoons for professional development, thus the early release time for students. Research indicates that time spent for professional development in professional learning communities increases productivity in the classroom, collaboration, and student achievement. The school day for students will end at 1:44 and students will be free to leave the campus. Transportation for students who wish to stay or who have a need to stay will be provided for students at 2:30. Study periods will be set up in the cafeteria and library from 1:44 to 2:30. There will be more information provided in the upcoming weeks concerning our early release schedule.
It is invigorating to see students are already showing their Roosevelt spirit and enthusiasm as evidenced by their involvement in band, preparation for freshmen orientation, athletics, fundraisers, and other various activities.
Please note the specific schedule of events:
|Student Schedules:||Mailed home August 8
|Freshman Orientation Night for Parents:||August 10 at 7:00 p.m. in the auditorium
|Freshman Orientation:||August 15 7:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
|New Student Orientation:||August 15 11:00 a.m. in the RHS Library
|First day of Classes:||August 16 7:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
|Senior Class Parent Guidance Information Night:||August 23 at 6:00 p.m. in the RHS Auditorium
|TRHS Follow the Schedule Night (Open House)||August 23 at 7:00 p.m.|
Once again, welcome back! Let’s make this another great year at T.R.H.S. It is a privilege to be a part of a community that cares so deeply for its young people. Thank you for your support and dedication.
Attention ALL INCOMING FRESHMEN!!
You are invited to attend the Freshman Kickoff on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. See the Freshman Welcome Poster 2017 for details.
Class of 1977 Reunion
October 7, 2017 6:30 pm
Sunny Hills Golf Course
Follow this link for more information!http://www.alumniclass.com/roosevelthsoh/reunion-class-of-1977?r=93518
Boys Golf tryouts will begin on Tuesday, August 1st at 10:00 a.m. and continue at 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 2nd, and at 8:30 a.m on Thursday, August 3rd . All tryouts will be at Windmill Lakes Golf Course in Ravenna.
Come support the Girls Soccer team on Saturday, June 3rd from 12:30 to 3:30 by getting your car washed in front of the school. Presale tickets are available for only $5.00, so catch your favorite soccer player and buy one today!
Congratulations to Roosevelt High School’s Class of 2017! Photos of Graduation are available on our website, so please check them out and feel free to download them, print them, or use them on social media sites. The Senior Class Slideshow is also available to watch and enjoy.
Photographs are also available online for purchase from Lifetouch. If you have further questions, contact Kathy Kaple at Lifetouch (firstname.lastname@example.org, 800.589.6565)
Thanks Family Video! Roosevelt students have earned an FREE movie or game rental for every FINAL A on their report card! Stop by the Main Office to pick up further information.