January 4, 2021
Dear Students, Parents, and Friends of Theodore Roosevelt High School,
I hope you had a safe and enjoyable holiday break.
As I think back to January 2020, when I was writing the Branching Out, I could not have ever imagined what the state of our world would be in 2020. The global pandemic has affected the Roosevelt learning community in 2020 and, unfortunately, it will continue to do so in 2021. Hopefully, this year we will be more prepared to live in the present, appreciate when we are healthy, enjoy what we have, and find a reason to be positive. Thankfully, the Roosevelt learning community is proving to be resilient and is persevering through this tragic crisis. We still have some long days ahead. If we take them one day at a time, before we know it, January 2022 will be here, and COVID will be in our rear-view mirror. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all in our Roosevelt community who have suffered with this virus and to those who have lost loved ones and friends. We are also mindful of the economic hardships so many are experiencing and we encourage those who need assistance to reach out for support.
Friday, January 8, 2021, will be the end of the first semester. Please be certain to communicate with teachers, counselors, and administrators if you need assistance. Check Progress Book to view up-to-date grades. Please note, there will be no midterm exams this year so grades will be based upon the first and second grading period.
The scheduling process for the 2021-2022 school year will begin the week of January 18, in English classes. Our goal is to be certain students are scheduled appropriately in challenging courses that reflect their interests and abilities. Career and Technical Education course information will be shared with Sophomores the week of January 11, also in English classes.
Thank you for your continued support and dedication as we begin a New Year.