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Inspiring students to DREAM of their future, BELIEVE in themselves, and ACHIEVE their goals!

Welcome to Roosevelt School! We are a TK-8 school in the district and we are thrilled to have both a Transitional Kindergarten (TK) class on the Roosevelt campus and in 2013/2014 we had the great honor to graduate the first 8th grade class in our school's 64 year history. Grades K-8 offer a Project Based Learning (PBL) curriculum.

PBL focuses on the core academics, with in-depth investigations in social studies and science. Students are challenged to work cooperatively, think critically and present their work in front of an audience. A variety of engagement strategies are used to ensure that all students are focused and participate.
 
Our 2013 Academic Performance Index (API) scores showed a significant gain of 13 points for a score of 801 (passing the state's goal of a score of 800 for all schools). In 2013, the California Department of Education gave Roosevelt school a 9/10 in the API Similar Schools Rank.
 
As the only school in the Redwood City School District that has integrated PBL into all classrooms benefiting all students, we are proud to see our hard work recognized. Congratulations to our laudable teachers and staff through whose hard work our school has garnered many awards and achievements:
  • 2014 All-Star Teacher Nomination for Sarah Coyle 
  • 2014 J. Russell Kent Award by the San Mateo County School Boards Association for Pencil Box News
  • 2013 Golden Bell Award by the California School Boards Association
  • 144 point gain in Roosevelt's API score - 2006 to 2013
  • 2013 San Mateo County Teacher of the Year – Sarah Coyle
  • 2013 San Mateo County Reading Association Award – Gillian Parkhurst
  • 2013 Biz World Challenge Champions – 5th grade team
  • 2012 J. Russell Kent Award by the San Mateo County School Boards Association for our PBL program
  • 2012 San Mateo County Reading Association Award - Roosevelt Kindergarten Team
  • 2011 San Mateo County Dorothy Boyajian Honored Teacher Award - Sigrid McCarthy
  • 2009 J. Russell Kent Award by the San Mateo County School Boards Association for our Kindergarten's Targeted Instruction Groups

There's more to come in 2014/2015!

Thank you to our dedicated teachers, staff and parents who work tirelessly to make Roosevelt's PBL program a leader in California, San Mateo County and the Redwood City School District.
 
We have a regularly updated parent blog at www.rooseveltparents.com where you can see all of the wonderful things happening on our campus. We also invite you to visit our campus and see PBL in action. Please visit our School Tours page to learn more about tours.
 
 
 Principal: Patricia Girardi
Assistant Principal: Tracy Dacosta
  
Office Hours: 
Monday - Friday, 7:30am to 3:30pm
   Office Phone: 
    650-369-5597
 

Headlines & Features

  • Save October 4 for OktobeRun!

    Runners of all abilities will want to know that OktobeRun returns for its 4th season this October 4, 2014. Proceeds from OktobeRun benefit the Redwood City Education Foundation. To read more, please click on the headline above.

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  • Survey of Parents, Staff and Students is Overwhelmingly Positive

    Results from a recent survey of Redwood City School District parents, staff and students that measured perception of the schools’ academic strengths and weaknesses, and overall satisfaction with the district indicate that parent, staff and students are very satisfied with academics, safety and the atmosphere at each school. To read more, please click on the headline above.

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  • KIPP and Rocketship Charter Petitions Approved by the Board

    On June 25, 2014, the School Board conditionally approved petitions from two charter schools, KIPP and Rocketship. KIPP and Rocketship will operate independently of the Redwood City School District, but the school district will have legal oversight of the two schools. The schools will open in the fall of 2015 if the details describing the working relationship between the charters and the District can be worked out in Memorandums of Understanding. To read more, please click on the headline above.

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  • Hoover School Featured in Sobrato Video

    Our own Hoover School was the pilot for the SEAL program - a major initiative by the Sobrato Family Foundation that is helping English learner students throughout the Bay Area excel in school. Results at Hoover have been outstanding! Our students and staff are featured in this inspiring video. http://www.sobrato.com/sobrato-philanthropies/sobrato-family-foundation/seal/program-model/

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  • Redwood City School District And Redwood City Teachers Association Reach Tentative Contract Agreement: Total compensation increases by 3.5%

    On June 2, 2014, the Redwood City School District reached a tentative agreement with the Redwood City Teachers Association (RCTA), resolving negotiations for the 2013-2014 school year. Under the terms of the agreement, teachers will receive a total increase of 3.5%, of which 2% will be retroactive to July 1, 2013 and the remaining 1.5% will be effective today, June 2, 2014. To read more, please click on the headline above.

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  • 2014-15 Instructional Calendar Approved

    To view the 2014-15 instructional calendar, please click on the headline above. Para español, opriman en el titular.

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  • RCSD Benefits from $120 million Zuckerberg Pledge

    RCSD is one of the districts that will benefit from the $120 million pledge recently made by Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan. To read more, please click on the headline above.

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  • KIPP and Rocketship Submitted Charter School Petitions to RCSD

    KIPP (Knowledge is Power Program) and Rocketship – have submitted petitions to the board to locate in Redwood City. The May 14 school board meeting included public hearings on each of the petitions. To read more, please click on the headline above. Para español, opriman en el titular.

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  • Spanish Immersion Program at Selby Lane has spaces available for 2014-15

    The Redwood City School District is pleased to announce we are expanding the Selby Lane Spanish Immersion program for the 2014-15 school year. We have spaces available for grades K-1 at Selby Lane's Spanish Immersion program. To read more, please click on the headline above. Para español, opriman en el titular.

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  • Taft School Expanding to K-8

    On May 14 the school board approved Taft School to become a K-8 school. To read more, please click on the headline above.

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