Dr. Marnie HazeltonSuperintendent
I am very proud and excited to welcome you all back to the 2017-2018 school year. This school year Roosevelt Union Free School District is continuing our Roosevelt Renaissance from Good to Great! We have a laser-like focus on reaching 100% graduation by 2020! We are prepared to support every student, staff, and family member in the District to reach this goal. We thank the Board of Education for their tireless efforts in supporting all students within the District.
For the second year in a row all five schools are in good standing as we continue our mission to become a Turn Around District. The Roosevelt High School team has been tasked with an extremely important mission of 100% graduation by 2020; this is a Pre-Kindergarten to 12th grade initiative. We thank the Roosevelt Middle School team for their hard work in accelerating students in Algebra and U.S. History and Government. They have increased the number of 8th grade students challenging and successfully passing the U.S. Government, Living Environment, and Algebra Regents Exams.
This year we are rolling out the District’s new mission statement which reflects the Renaissance we are undertaking. During today’s conference we will be recognizing staff members with the Roosevelt Renaissance Award. The work and passion of these honorees truly reflect the core values we are incorporating in our road to becoming a Turn Around District.
Along with the continued support in strengthening our after school programs and Regents prep courses, ALL students will be writing across the curriculum. From physical education to physics, all students will be given a “Roosevelt Rough Writers Journal.”
Finally, as you all return to your classrooms and offices, please keep a positive spirit in your hearts. Many of us had the luxury of getting some much needed rest this summer while others faced some challenges. We must work as a united team to move all of our students towards becoming caring and compassionate citizens. Respect and open-mindedness are learned behaviors, and we have the responsibility to set a positive tone which will have a lasting impact for all of our students.Carpe diem,Dr. Marnie HazeltonSuperintendent of Schoolsmhazelton@rufsd.org