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Homecoming 2020 Information

This year, due to COVID-19 and the various protocols we need to follow, the Booster Club and Student Council are excited to host an adapted version of the traditional homecoming festivities on Saturday, October 17, 2020. The theme for the evening will be The Stars Are Out Tonight.

HOMECOMING COURT PRESENTATION:  First, the 2020 Homecoming Court will be presented at the TRHS Stadium at 5:45 pm, followed by the crowning of the Homecoming King and Queen.  Anyone is welcome to come to the presentation, but must wear a mask and sit on the marked spots in every other row of the stadium seats to allow for social distancing.  All students can vote for the Homecoming King and Queen through Wednesday, October 14.  On Saturday, all court members should report to the stadium track by 5:15 for instructions on the presentation.  Court members should wear a mask and be dressed in business casual attire.

SENIOR DINNER (Roosevelt Seniors Only):  Following the court presentation, the seniors are invited to attend the Senior Homecoming Dinner in the high school cafeteria, catered by Special Moments Catering.  Due to limited seating, only Roosevelt seniors will be able to attend the dinner and can purchase tickets for $20 during their lunch period on Tuesday, October 13, and Wednesday, October 14.   Seniors should plan to arrive at the dinner from 6:00-6:55 pm for the Red Carpet Photo Event hosted by student emcees and photos taken by Dr. John Roebke.  Each person will also have their temperature taken upon entry.  Seniors should then be seated at their assigned table by 6:55 pm for the serving of dinner at 7:00 pm.  Dinner will include a meat carving station, chicken breast, white macaroni & cheese, redskin potatoes, and a vegetarian line.  All attendees must wear a mask at all times when in the building, except when eating dinner.

VIRTUAL DJ & DANCE (All Students):  Following the dinner, from 8:00 to 11:00 pm, ALL students are invited to attend the Virtual Dance, hosted by Roosevelt grad, Omara Kazadi-Abe (DJ OK).  Students will be getting information on how to log on (; and then with other students signing in, everyone can all enjoy the virtual dance together from their own homes. Students will also be able to share a photo or video to be reviewed for sharing on the DJ’s website during the dance!  While we know it won’t be the same as a traditional dance, we are hopeful students will make it a fun event!

Announcing the 2020 Homecoming Court

Congratulations to the following students who were selected by their peers to serve on the 2020 Homecoming Court:

    • Freshman Attendants — Bronwyn Stewart & Ronald Spears
    • Sophomore Attendants — Katie Keller & Cayden Foreman
    • Junior Attendants — Sylar Benedik & Luke Jenkins

Senior KING Candidates

    • John Burroughs
    • Patrick Gallagher
    • Josh Hido
    • Josh Thompson
    • Andrew Valetta

Senior QUEEN Candidates

    • Ava Bozich
    • Tala Ghumrawi
    • Jillian Hanna
    • Kaylie Loughry
    • Cassie McCoy  
    • Maggie Oldham

Congratulations!  All students can vote for the Homecoming King and Queen through Wednesday, October 14.  The king and queen crowning will take place at the TRHS Stadium at 5:45 pm on Saturday, October 17, 2020. 

Yearbook Needs Your Photos

Hello, Rough Riders!

We are contacting you from the Theodore Roosevelt HS Rough Rider Yearbook.  We know that this school year will look very different, and events, sports and activities may not occur or will be abbreviated.  We understand that your sport/club/activities are still important to our school.  We want to tell that story and how Covid-19 affected your participation.  Our goal is to make the yearbook student-centric this year and tell as many stories as possible.  In order to do so, the yearbook staff needs your pictures.

  • TO SUBMIT PHOTOS (including Senior Photos):  Use the link (if prompted for a user ID it is the number at the end of the link) to submit your photos.
  • TO ORDER YOUR YEARBOOK (by April 15, 2021):  Use the link to order your copy of the 2020-21 yearbook.
  • SENIOR CONGRATS MESSAGES (send by April 15, 2021):  Please send in your message to  See the attached flier for specific details.

Thank you in advance for your help!
Mrs. Janelle Cuva, TRHS Yearbook Advisor

School Picture Days 2020

School picture day is coming! Students will be getting their pictures taken during their English classes.  Please view the Ripcho Photo Day Announcement for more information.

Order forms should be distributed by the end of the week and there will also be an online ordering option.  To order online (& prepay), visit the ON-LINE ORDERING LINK.

    • Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020 (auditorium stage) — COHORT A
    • Friday, Sept. 25, 2020 (auditorium stage) — COHORT B
    • Monday, Sept. 28, 2020, 8:00 am to 2:00 pm (in the gym) — COHORT C (students may come in during their “scheduled” English class period that they would be in).

Student Elections 2020-21

Student Council is starting the process for the 2020-21 student elections for class officers, Student Council class representatives, and Student Council president.  Students interested in the opportunity to serve as a class leader should read the Fall Elections PACKET for 2020-21All students who intend to run as a class officer or class representative must JOIN THE Student Council 2020-2021 GOOGLE CLASSROOM & REMIND for class officers & representatives! This is the main source of communication for important election information and updates!

      • GOOGLE CLASSROOM CODE: tda45dp
      • REMIND: Text @2b2644 to 810-10

Work Permits

Minor Work Permit Applications are being processed electronically this year.
  • APPLICATION:  Please complete both parts — the Student/Applicant Info AND the Pledge of Employer.  NOTE:  the applicant does NOT need to get the superintendent’s signature before turning the application in.
  • PHYSICAL:  Additionally, students must also have a Physician’s Certificate.  If you have an updated physical on file for a sport, then you do not need to fill out the physician’s certificate.
Please email the completed application to or or fax to (330) 676-8733.  For frequently asked questions, review the FAQs sheet published by the Ohio Dept. of Commerce.  Additional information can be found at

Visitors during the School Day

Because the Ohio Department of Health recommends that schools should, as much as possible, prohibit visitors from entering school buildings, we are asking that visitations  be limited to those enrolling new students or for emergency situations.  Otherwise, parents and visitors should schedule appointments ahead of time via email or phone call.

Starting the 2020-21 School Year

We are excited to get our school year started and wanted to send you some final information on what to expect next week. Please read through the Reopening Safety Protocols document and the Branching Out newsletter. Due to the nature of the year, any changes in information will be communicated with students and their families throughout the year.  So here’s to a great year, Rough Riders!! #KentRiderPride!  

Student Chromebook Pickup

Theodore Roosevelt High School will be providing Chromebooks to students who do not have them for the upcoming school year. Incoming Freshmen will be keeping their Chromebook from Stanton, but we have arranged pick-up dates for the other grades. These Chromebooks can be picked up at the high school next week between the hours of 12pm and 2pm, following this schedule:
    • SOPHOMORES:  Tuesday, August 25, 2020
    • JUNIORS:  Wednesday, August 26, 2020
    • SENIORS: Thursday, August 27, 2020
PICKUP LOCATION:  The pickup location will be the Instrument Loading Dock, located off of the turnaround in the main high school parking lot. You can pull up in your vehicle and an attendant will be waiting to get your student’s name and check out a Chromebook to them.
ALTERNATE TIME:  If these time slots do not work for you and your family, you may also pick up a Chromebook for your student on Friday, the 28th, between the hours of 10am and 12pm. Incoming Freshman who do not have a Chromebook may also come on Friday.
Please feel free to call (330)676-8730 with any questions.

Summer Reading Program 2020

For summer reading, your child will need to read one of five books.  You can read more details on the Summer Reading website.  The titles chosen for this summer’s reading program revolve around the theme of perseverance. We want all of you to persevere with us in these trying times. We can do anything together!



  On the website, students can request their print book, receive information on obtaining their ebook, and find summaries on each title. Be sure to check out RHS Library on YouTube because there will be author appearances and guests! Additionally, any student that would like to pick up their title can do so in the RHS Library on Friday, June 19th from 10-2.